Climate change is about much more than polar bears – it is about the lives of millions of children around the world who are at risk of climate-related disasters
Khartoum, 26 Mar 2017. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, today welcomed the decision by the Government of Sudan to open a new humanitarian corridor for food aid to be delivered by the UN World Food Programme (WFP) from El Obeid in central Sudan to Bentiu, a town in Unity State, South Sudan, where 100,000 people are enduring famine amid a deepening humanitarian crisis across the country.
WARSAW, 26 March 2017 - Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, today condemned the reported undue restrictions on public assemblies and the unnecessary use of force by Belarusian authorities against peaceful protestors in Minsk and other cities in the country.
The US-led coalition on Saturday said it carried out a strike on Islamic State militants and equipment in the area of the reported deaths, but it was still investigating
BAGHDAD, March 26 (Reuters) - Iraqi's military said on Sunday 61 bodies had been recovered from a collapsed building that was boobytrapped by Islamic State in Western Mosul, but there was no sign it had been hit by a coalition strike though a large vehicle bomb was discovered nearby.
(Reporting by Baghdad bureau; writing by Patrick Markey; editing by Susan Thomas)
DEC East Africa appeal reaches £36 million The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for East Africa has raised more than £36 million in 11 days. Donations continue to pour in from the UK public, with over 3m from Scotland, more than 1m from Wales and almost £800 thousand from Northern Ireland. Prolonged drought and conflict have left 16 million people across East Africa on the brink of starvation and in urgent need of food, water and medical treatment.
Representatives of Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights attended the thirty-fourth regular session of the Human Rights Council from March 16, 2017. The session came to a close today, with _inter alia _the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands abstaining from resolution, ‘Ensuring accountability and justice for all violations of international law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem’.
26 mars 2017 – A l'occasion du dixième événement mondial intitulé L'Heure de la Terre, l'ONU a éteint samedi soir les lumières de son Siège à New York et de plusieurs de ses installations dans le monde afin de souligner les problèmes de la planète et encourager des millions de personnes à vivre plus durablement.
25 mars 2017 – À l'occasion de la Journée internationale de solidarité avec les membres du personnel détenus et disparus, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a indiqué que l'ONU était toujours sans nouvelle du sort de deux membres du Groupe d'experts sur la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).
By Ellen Wulfhorst
NEW YORK, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four Tanzanian children with albinism, who lost limbs in brutal superstition-driven attacks, arrived in the United States on Saturday for medical treatment and respite from a homeland where they are persecuted and feared.
Weary from travel, the four stepped off a jet at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where Elissa Montanti, founder of the Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF), was waiting for them.
Nepal Red Cross distributes more than NRs. 58.3 million as second tranche payments for over 385 earthquake victim home reconstructions
NAIROBI, KENYA, 25TH MARCH 2017
We, the Heads of State and Government of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), convening in Nairobi, Kenya on 25th March 2017 at the Special Summit on protection and durable solutions for Somali refugees and reintegration of returnees in Somalia:
More than 40 tons of relief items sent by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) arrived in Lima today. The flight is the first shipment of international aid sent by a humanitarian organization.
The aid consists of kitchen kits, water and sanitation kits, jerrycans, rain-resistant protective films and water treatment equipment; which will be delivered to people affected by the emergency as part of the response actions of the Peruvian Red Cross.
March 24, 2017 (BOR) – At least 100 cases of the deadly Tuberculosis disease has been recorded in South Sudan’s Jonglei state over the last eight months, officials at the state health ministry have disclosed.
Statistics unveiled during World TB Day showed the numbers of TB cases in Jonglei increased from 67 in August 2016 to 100 by March 2017.
TB is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). The disease generally affects the lungs, but can also affect other parts of the body.
MARCH 25, 2017 | 10:00 AM
LIMA, PERU Yesterday, our team met with local leaders in Peru to review reports and determine the areas of greatest need. The team was also able to distribute LuminAID Solar Lanterns to displaced families in the city of No Carapongo, where many people are living in tents with no water or electricity.
So far, 100,000 homes have been destroyed and more than 600,000 people have been displaced. The infrastructure of Lima was crippled with 175 bridges being swept away and 200 more expected to crumble.
Responding to reports that more than 200 people may have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya, Gauri Van Gulik, Amnesty International’s Deputy Europe Director, said:
“The latest tragedy on this deadly crossing highlights the shameful failure of European governments to address the global refugee crisis. It is clear that putting up walls and fences is not deterring desperate people from trying to reach safety – it is simply putting more lives in peril and filling the pockets of smugglers.
Two years of full-scale war has driven Yemen to the verge of famine. 17 million people, or two out of three Yemenis, do not know from where they will get their next meal.
“People have started dying quietly in their homes,” said the Norwegian Refugee Council's Secretary General, Jan Egeland. “We are witnessing ruthless war tactics against civilians by both parties to the conflict, resulting in civilians starving. Now we are also extremely concerned that the country’s main port will cease functioning and Yemen’s last lifeline will be lost.”
The north-eastern governorate of Al-Hasakeh experienced severe access disruptions in 2016. Landlocked and inaccessible from inside Syria since mid-2013 due to the presence of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant’s (ISIL) fighters controlling all key access routes.
The governorate remained cut off from humanitarian reach over the entire first half of 2016, leaving tens of thousands of families without access to critical relief supplies and humanitarian services.
As deadly flooding persists in Peru, Direct Relief mobilized a second shipment of more than 23,000 pounds of medicines and medical aid to the country.
Intense flooding has pounded the country since the beginning of the year. More than 80 people have been killed as a result and 110,000 have been displaced from their homes as the floodwaters have risen.
On Friday, Ambassador Liliana Tamara Cino de Silva, Consul General of Peru in Los Angeles, visited Direct Relief headquarters to view firsthand how the organization is responding to the crisis in Peru.
KFAED's Director General Abdulwahab AlBader with President of the Lebanese Council for Development and Reconstruction Nabil AlJassar during the signature ceremony
By Farah AlFaraj BEIRUT, March 25 (KUNA) The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has offered Lebanon a loan at a cost of KD 11.2 million (USD 36.9 million) to provide the country with a steady supply of water used for consumption and irrigation.
ICC Members Should Not Allow Fugitives on Their Territories
(Amman, March 26, 2017) – Jordan should deny entry to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir or arrest him if he enters the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Al-Bashir has been invited to visit Jordan on March 29, 2017, to attend the 28th summit of the Arab League, news reports say.