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03 Sep 2015 description

BELGRADE, Serbia –As tens of thousands of refugees continue to flee to Europe, ADRA is working over time in Serbia to ensure that vulnerable families are cared for in this time of crisis.

03 Sep 2015 description

Des agents de l’Immigration dominicaine ont arrêté, le 24 août 2015, quatre travailleurs coupeurs de canne dont un jeune dominicain lors d’une opération de contrôle dans la division Baigua, de la Romana, au Sud-est de la République Dominicaine. Le même jour, ils ont investi une autre zone de batey nommée Magdalena à Cuya.

03 Sep 2015 description

HCT – Strategic Response Plan 2015 Food Security and Livelihoods

03 Sep 2015 description

2 September 2015 - The Team of International Envoys for the Great Lakes of Africa, following its meeting in Geneva on 28 August, emphasizes its support to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in its path towards historic upcoming elections, which are critical for the country's continued development and security. These elections, with the support of the international community, should be transparent, credible and inclusive.

03 Sep 2015 description

1 September 2015 - Over 100 foreign national asylum seekers arrived today at Makpandu refugee settlement in Yambio, Western Equatoria State, from a UNMISS protection-of-civilians (PoC) site in Juba.

The voluntary relocation was part of an ongoing programme conducted by the mission, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in coordination with the South Sudan Commission for Refugee Affairs.

03 Sep 2015 description

By Amani Osman

King Jaffer is the royal tribal leader of Abu Dam village, located in Um Baru locality in North Darfur. King Jaffer is 51 years, with 10 children – 3 girls and 7 boys. He tells us how he gained his title through family lineage; his ancestors before him were part of the royal family in Abu Dam village in Um Baru locality for the last 200 years.

03 Sep 2015 description

Representatives of 17 of Myanmar’s ethnic armed groups met in Thailand in late August in an attempt to find a collective approach to signing a ceasefire with the government in Naypyidaw. While the goal of concluding a deal ahead of the country’s November 8 general election remains in sight, the commitment to no ethnic group being left out of the process continues to be a stumbling block.

03 Sep 2015 description
report Caritas

By Caritas Internationalis | 3 September 2015

The number of migrants and refugees entering Serbia has increased drastically since mid-June. Caritas Serbia is looking to respond to the needs of 100,000 people with an appeal for Euro 800,000.

They’re crossing Serbia to the European Union as they flee conflicts in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Most of the refugees are from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

03 Sep 2015 description

In continuation of UNDP Build Back Better Program, three consultants have arrived in the country from South Africa to begin the installation of six autoclaves delivered to Health facilities in Bong, Lofa, Maryland, Margibi and Montserrado Counties. The latest installation has taken place at the Redemption Hospital in New Kru Town, Bushrod Island, Monrovia.

03 Sep 2015 description

DADAAB REFUGEE CAMP, Kenya, Sept 3 (UNHCR) – Six years ago when Rahma, first arrived in Kenya as a refugee, she was illiterate. Now, 19, she has returned with plans to be a doctor.

Last month, Rahma was on board two repatriation flights carrying 116 returnees from Kenya to Somalia – the final leg of what has been a transformative journey.

She returned to her family not only full of hope, but also determined to pursue her studies.

03 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

MONROVIA, Liberia, 3 September 2015 – UNICEF today welcomed the announcement that Liberia has once again achieved zero Ebola transmission, and expressed hope that the country will now be able to focus on recovering from the outbreak, which has taken a severe toll on the lives of thousands of children and their communities.

03 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 3 September 2015 – “Heart-breaking images of children’s bodies washing up on the shores of Europe … lying suffocated in the backs of trucks crossing borders … being passed over barbed wire fences by desperate parents.

“As the migrant and refugee crisis in Europe deepens, these will not be the last shocking images to ricochet around the world on social media, on our televisions screens and on the front pages of our newspapers.

“But it is not enough for the world to be shocked by these images. Shock must be matched by action.

03 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Reshmi Majumdar

Latest evidence from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) recognizes that stunting is not only linked to nutrition, but also to other essential services such as water and sanitation, education, gender equality and social services.

In order, to reduce stunting which currently affects one in three children, the Government of Zimbabwe realized the need of multi-sectoral approach delivered through a community based model to effectively deal with this challenge.

03 Sep 2015 description
report The New York Times

Two children in western Ukraine have been paralyzed by polio, in the first cases of the disease seen in Europe in five years, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday.

Although the infections are a setback in the global drive against polio, the W.H.O.’s director of polio eradication, Dr. Hamid Jafari, said that the outbreak appeared to be small and that similar ones had been quickly snuffed out.

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03 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

OXFORD, 3 September 2015 (IRIN) - By now, most of us have seen the gut-wrenching photographs of a lifeless Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach. Countless Twitter and Facebook users have suggested only such horrifying images can shame EU leaders into taking action on Europe’s refugee crisis.

03 Sep 2015 description

Bangui, le 2 septembre 2015 – Le Chef de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA), Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, se félicite de l’adoption par le Conseil national de transition (CNT) de la proposition de Constitution, le 30 août 2015. Cette annonce a été faite par le chef du Bureau de la communication et de l’information publique de la MINUSCA, Myriam Dessables, lors de la conférence de presse hebdomadaire tenue ce 2 septembre.

03 Sep 2015 description

Sanaa, Yemen | AFP | Thursday 9/3/2015 - 16:34 GMT

Security forces have arrested a suspect in connection with the shooting death of two Red Cross workers in a rebel-controlled area of Yemen, Saba news agency reported Thursday.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday night in Amran province north of Sanaa, hours after an assailant gunned down the two Yemenis working for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Saba said.

The agency did not identify the suspect but said he was questioned by police and Huthi rebels.

03 Sep 2015 description
report El Comercio

El volcán Cotopaxi mantiene su actividad interna alta y la superficial moderada. Así lo informó el Ministerio Coordinador de Seguridad, en un boletín redactado a las 07:45 de este miércoles 2 de septiembre del 2015. En la madrugada de este miércoles 2 el coloso ha emanado, constantemente, columnas de vapor y gas con poca cantidad de ceniza, agrega el documento.

Según el boletín, que recoge información proporcionada por el Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional, las columnas no han superado los 100 metros de altura sobre el nivel del cráter.

03 Sep 2015 description

A 10 mil diarias sube producción de Bolsas Solidarias. Con el objetivo de cumplir, de aquí al próximo sábado, con la atención de 76 mil familias priorizadas por el grado de afectación de la sequía, la Suplidora Nacional de Productos Básicos, Banasupro, en coordinación con la Secretaría de Desarrollo Económico, aumentará el embalsamiento de raciones alimenticias a 10 mil por día.