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libya rejects eu plans for migrant centres on its territory - libya

by reutersfriday, 20 july 2018 08:45 gmtlibya is a main departure point for migrants trying to reach europe often on flimsy inflatable boats provided by smugglersberlin, july 20 (reuters) - libya rejects a european union...




oim: "86% de personas afectadas por volcán perdieron fuente de ingresos" - guatemala

el organismo de las naciones unidas para la migración (oim) informó que 86% de las personas guatemaltecas afectadas por el volcán de fuego perdieron su fuente de trabajo o su negocio, 43% se quedaron sin terreno para realizar actividades agropecuarias y 13% dice tener intenciones de migrar de forma irregular, según lo encontrado a través de sondeos realizados por el ente internacional.la oim ha ampliado la respuesta y las coordinaciones con el estado de guatemala para atender la emergencia derivada de la erupción del volcán de fuego al desarrollar dos rondas de evaluación de características de la población afectada, mejorar la infraestructura, fortalecer la atención en albergues y prevenir la trata de personas en el contexto de de...




surviving the lean season in eastern chad - chad

in chad, one child in seven dies before their fifth birthday. malnutrition is one of the main causes of high child mortality in this central african country.the food emergency is acute every year during what’s known as the lean season, a period from may to september when the combination of dry weather and low food stocks means hundreds of thousands of people across the sahel region have very little to eat. the united nations estimated that 900,000 people in chad would be affected by severe food insecurity during this year’s lean season. some experts say that the current lean season could be the worst in six years for chad because of an early april start.treating the most vulnerablesince 2006, doctors without borders/médecins sans fronti...




mali : bulletin humanitaire, mai-juin 2018 - mali

faits saillantsaugmentation des incidents sécuritaires à mopti et à ménakaplus de 8 000 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile burkinabè et nigériens au malide nouvelles tendances migratoires observées735 écoles fermées dans le nord et le centre du paysl’appel de fonds humanitaire financé à 35 pour cent à la fin du premier semestrel’insécurité continue d’affecter les civils au nord et au centre du paysmopti : augmentation des incidents sécuritaires affectant les civils depuis le début de l’année, on observe une dégradation de la situation sécuritaire dans la région de mopti où les incidents liés aux conflits intercommunautaires ont connu une nette augmentation. ceux-ci sont passés de 20 en 2017 à plus de 70 -dont ...




update on the situation in hodeidah, yemen, 20 july 2018 - yemen

quote from ali al hajori, in hajjah:"conditions here are becoming worse. people aren't only arriving from hodeidah now, but from areas in the north too. they come in the heat and dust with everything they can carry, but it usually isn't enough for them to survive beyond a few days. we are stretching the aid we have to reach as many people as possible but it will never compensate for what they lose by leaving their homes."quote from isaac ooko, nrc's area manager in hodeidah:"people are living in pathetic conditions, not fit for humans and completely untenable for those who are most vulnerable. i am incredibly proud of our teams for fronting up each day to make it possible for people to live with dignity in a situation that otherwise str...




unhcr 2017 annual public health overview - world

unhcr reports progress on health efforts for refugees despite record displacementthis is a summary of what was said by unhcr spokesperson andrej mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the palais des nations in geneva.unhcr, the un refugee agency, has this week released its annual public health overview (twine.unhcr.org/ar2017) of new refugee emergencies and ongoing operations. despite record forced displacement globally, the report finds that health services to refugees and other displaced populations are in most cases on track. however, communicable diseases, anaemia, and stunting remain areas of concern.the report notes that strengthened weekly surveillance of key health indicators among refugee ...




unhcr appeals for safe passage for civilians in southern syria, says international standards on refugee returns essential - syrian arab republic

this is a summary of what was said by unhcr spokesperson andrej mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the palais des nations in geneva.unhcr, the un refugee agency, urges all parties in syria to protect and provide safe passage to civilians displaced by the recent fighting in the south of the country. an estimated 140,000 people remain displaced across the south-west and need safe passage out of the area, plus immediate humanitarian assistance, protection and shelter. we have also been witnessing the return of tens of thousands of internally displaced people (idps) following local agreements and in areas coming under the control of the government of syria.together with un and other humanitarian pa...




can improved ethiopia-eritrea relations stabilise the region? - eritrea

by omar s mahmood and meressa k dessuthe horn of africa could see an end to the ongoing cycles of direct and proxy conflicts.after 20 years of hostility, ethiopia and eritrea have resumed diplomatic relations. on 8 july ethiopia’s prime minister, abiy ahmed, made a landmark visit to eritrea’s capital asmara, welcomed by cheering supporters. a week later, eritrea’s president isaias afwerki visited ethiopia, where he too was greeted by big crowds.but the restart of good relations isn’t important just for these two countries – the entire horn of africa region will benefit. following eritrea’s separation from ethiopia in 1991, a border dispute contributed to two years of armed conflict starting in 1998, in which about 100 000 p...




“these killings can be stopped” - abuses by government and separatist groups in cameroon’s anglophone regions - cameroon

cameroon: killings, destruction in anglophone regionsgovernment and separatists abuse civilians(new york) – government security forces and armed separatists have committed grave abuses against residents of cameroon’s anglophone region, human rights watch said in a report released today. the region has been roiled by protests and violent clashes rooted in long-standing political grievances by the country’s anglophone minority.based on research in the region, satellite imagery analysis and video analysis, the 59-page report “‘these killings can be stopped’: government and separatist groups abuses in cameroon’s anglophone regions” found that both government forces and armed separatists have abused civilians in the western part o...




ejército traslada ayuda a localidades de puno para enfrentar helada - peru

este primer lote será destinado a los pobladores de chucuito, inchupalla y talacamás de 2,000 pobladores de chucuito, inchupalla y tacala, que actualmente sufren el descenso de las temperaturas en la región puno, se beneficiarán con la primera entrega del lote de ayuda humanitaria que recolectó el ejército del perú junto a medios de comunicación, dentro de la campaña “juntémonos para ayudar”.el comandante general del ejército, general ep césar augusto astudillo salcedo, acompañado de los representantes de los medios de televisión, entre otros oficiales generales de la institución, supervisaron la llegada del primer lote de ayuda humanitaria a juliaca, cuya temperatura desciende a 9 grados.de esta manera se cumple con las m...




iraq humanitarian fund allocates us$34m to jumpstart priority activities - iraq

the iraq humanitarian fund (ihf) has allocated us$34 million to support ngos, un agencies and red cross/crescent partners in providing crucial humanitarian assistance in iraq. established in june 2015, the ihf aims to support humanitarian partners in responding to the complex and dynamic cri...




fresh displacement increasing humanitarian needs in ethiopia - ethiopia

(nairobi, 19 th july 2018), at least 1 million people, the majority of whom being women and children are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance following recent inter-communal conflict in ethiopia.aid agencies in ethiopia are appealing for critical and urgent assistance for close to a million people that have fled their homes following inter-communal violence along the border of the southern nations, nationalities, and peoples' (snnpr) and oromia regions of ethiopia. displaced communities in gedeo and west guji are facing critical gaps in accessing basic services as the majority left their houses with close to nothing. they are in need of food, shelter, water and psychosocial support. aid agencies warn that without a scale up of assistanc...




education cannot wait results report | april 2017 – march 2018 - world

ecw annual results report: over 650,000 children reached in the fund’s first year of operationsnew york, 6 july 2018 – the just-released ecw annual results report shows ecw’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the fund’s first year of operations from april 2017 to march 2018. in total ecw invested us$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.ecw’s investments are geared to reach the “furthest behind”, i.e. the millions of children and youth who have traditionally fallen between the cracks of the aid system. from the inception of the funds activities in 2017 through 31 march 2018, 57 per cent of children reached by ecw-supported education programmes we...




cost of counter-terrorism for civilians in lake chad countries - nigeria

restrictions aimed at stopping extremism shouldn’t deny the people of the lake chad basin their livelihoods.by omar s mahmoodthe ongoing terror threat in nigeria, chad, niger and cameroon has led the governments of the lake chad region to enact numerous security restrictions in affected areas. while these restrictions are meant to improve security for all, some affect civilians negatively – particularly regarding livelihoods.given the need for regional governments to preserve public support, such restrictions should be balanced in terms of their impact on boko haram militants and the resulting unintended consequences for local civilians.in 2013, the nigerian government enacted a state of emergency in the north-eastern states of borno, yo...




access to children in need in syria continues to be severely restricted [en/ar] - syrian arab republic

ahead of the un security council meeting on syria today, unicef renews its call for safe and unconditional humanitarian access to reach children in need wherever they are.reports of 55,000 children cut off from humanitarian assistance in quneitra, south of syriaattributable to geert cappelaere, unicef regional director in the middle east and north africaamman, 19 july 2018- “up to 180,000 people are estimated to have fled the recent wave of violence in southern syria. unicef estimates that half of them are children. according to reports, many of these children and their families continue to be cut off from basic lifesaving humanitarian assistance.“over the past years, humanitarian access has been severely restricted, conditional and at t...




who responds to growing health needs in gaza - occupied palestinian territory

gaza, 19 july 2018 – in response to increasing violence in gaza, who is scaling up its response by providing life-saving medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and frontline trauma stabilization points. since the start of demonstrations on 30 march, 148 palestinians have died and 16 496 have been injured. to date, 500 000 emergency and trauma patients have been treated with supplies from who’s recent delivery of medicines, assistive devices and medical equipment.as health cluster lead, who is also supporting the palestinian ministry of health in coordinating emergency medical teams to treat injured civilians who require immediate medical care. a trauma working group has been established to improve trauma care along the pathway of th...




unhcr welcomes end to latest mediterranean standoff, but says predictable approach to rescue still urgently needed - world

unhcr, the un refugee agency, welcomes the actions of the past days by several european countries to collectively end a standoff on the mediterranean involving some 450 refugees and migrants who had been stranded at sea amid a battle over disembarkation.since saturday the governments of france, germany, italy, malta, spain and portugal have agreed to land and together share processing of the 450 people, including any asylum claims that might be lodged.“we hope that these arrangements will now be quickly and effectively implemented,” said un high commissioner for refugees filippo grandi. “as well as ending an ordeal for these individuals, this sets a positive example of how, by working together, countries can uphold sea rescue and manag...




education cannot wait results report | april 2017 – march 2018 - world

ecw annual results report: over 650,000 children reached in the fund’s first year of operationsnew york, 6 july 2018 – the just-released ecw annual results report shows ecw’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the fund’s first year of operations from april 2017 to march 2018. in total ecw invested us$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.ecw’s investments are geared to reach the “furthest behind”, i.e. the millions of children and youth who have traditionally fallen between the cracks of the aid system. from the inception of the funds activities in 2017 through 31 march 2018, 57 per cent of children reached by ecw-supported education programmes we...




“the situation in northeast nigeria is deteriorating after years of conflict” - nigeria

luis eguiluz is the head of mission for médecins sans frontières (msf) in nigeria. he explains the challenges that hundreds of thousands of displaced people are facing, while living in isolated enclaves controlled by the military in the northeast of the country.it may not have hit headlines in the same way as a few years ago, but the humanitarian situation in northeast nigeria, where about 1.7 million people have been displaced, is deteriorating. the long-lasting conflict between non-state armed groups and the military continues to displace more and more people, who are arriving at a series of garrison towns with very limited capacity to absorb new arrivals. security perimeters in these enclaves remain very restricted, and while assistance...




oea condena violencia en nicaragua y llama al gobierno a acordar un calendario electoral - nicaragua

la organización de los estados americanos (oea) condenó hoy los actos de violencia en nicaragua, llamó a las partes a participar "activamente y de buena fe" en el diálogo nacional e instó al gobierno a "que apoye un calendario electoral", en una resolución aprobada por el consejo permanente por 21 votos a favor.la resolución condena específicamente “los ataques contra el clero, el hostigamiento a los obispos católicos que participan en el diálogo nacional, los actos de violencia en la universidad nacional autónoma de nicaragua (unan), la sede de caritas, y otros manifestantes pacíficos”.el documento, presentado por las delegaciones de argentina, brasil, canadá, chile, colombia, costa rica, méxico, perú y estados unidos, ...