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A new humaniratarian role for UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi, 16 Jun 08
UN-HABITAT this week joined the United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) putting the agency on a new footing in global humanitarian operations. The IASC was established in 1992 to shape humanitarian policy and ensure coordinated and effective response to humanitarian crisis.
Italian government comes to the rescue of Somalia IDPs  
Nairobi, 14 May 08
The Italian government this week announced a donation of EUR 600,000 to UN-HABITAT which will go towards improving the living conditions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Somalia.
In a statement of appreciation to the Italians, UN-HABITAT said shelter and settlement was an important component in the agency’s response to humanitarian and emergency needs in the Somali regions. The new funding will go towards an ongoing IDP project currently financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) in Jowhar/Baidoa in south-centre Somalia.
Kenya’s youth violence prevention week comes to a close  
Nairobi, 4 Mar 08
A youth violence prevention week came to a close at the weekend with participants pledging to spread the peace message across Kenya after two months of tension and ethnic violence following elections in December 2007.
UN-HABITAT receives USD 2 million from Britain for Pakistan reconstruction  
Islamabad, 28 Feb 08
UN-HABITAT this week received additional funding of USD 2 million from the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom to strengthen its training and technical assistance for the victims of a Pakistan earthquake who lost their homes.
Kenya youth launch anti-violence campaign  
Nairobi, 26 Feb 08
Hundreds of young Kenyans gathered on Monday to launch a campaign aimed at getting their peers to refrain from post-election violence that has so far claimed some 1,000 lives and displacing almost 300,000 people around the country.
UN-HABITAT completes EUR 1.2 million housing rehabilitation in Lebanon  
Beirut, 21 Feb 08
UN-HABITAT has completed two operations in Lebanon funded by the European Union that have rebuilt and renovated thousands of homes hit in Israeli air raids in July 2006.
President Yudhoyono commends UN-HABITAT  
Jakarta, 20 Feb 08
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia has commended UN-HABITAT for its work in post disaster reconstruction in his country.
New housing for the vulnerable in Serbia  
Belgrade, 16 Jan 08
It was a fitting New Year present for the residents of Pancevo in Serbia when UN-HABITAT through the Settlement and Integration of Refugees Programme (SIRP) unveiled a housing block of 76 units on Tuesday.
UN-HABITAT, The Netherlands and Cyprus at forefront of Lebanese recovery  
Beirut, 31 Oct 07
The American University of Beirut and UN-HABITAT held a special meeting earlier this month
UN-HABITAT chief executive delivers 55th Annual Beatty memorial lecture  
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 29 Oct 07
Although climate change has cast a dark shadow on Western countries, it has hit the world’s poor hardest,
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