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Italy + 8 others
Les traversées clandestines en Méditerranée sont de plus en plus meurtrières

De nouvelles statistiques sur les traversées clandestines en Méditerranée, pour le troisième trimestre 2014, montrent une hausse alarmante du nombre de personnes qui périssent durant leur tentative de rejoindre l'Europe.

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Italy + 8 others
So close, yet so far from safety

On eve of Lampedusa disaster anniversary, UNHCR warns that irregular Mediterranean crossings becoming more deadly

New data on irregular crossings of the Mediterranean, covering the third quarter of 2014, show an alarming increase in the numbers of people perishing while attempting to make the journey to Europe.

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World + 69 others
CrisisWatch N°134 - 1 October 2014

The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.

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Q&A: Egypt Mass Killings report "All According to Plan"

Human Rights Watch conducted a year-long investigation into the conduct of security forces who responded to demonstrations opposed to the military’s July 3, 2013, ouster of Mohamed Morsy. Human Rights Watch found that police and army forces systematically and intentionally used excessive lethal force in their policing, resulting in killings of protesters on a scale unprecedented in Egypt.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Syrian refugees: Inter-agency regional update, 29 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 160,000 Syrian refugees have crossed into southern Turkey since 19 September following an insurgency of the Islamic State in northern Syria.

  • Support is limited for the 84 per cent of refugees not living in established camps in Turkey. Systems are not in place to address shelter needs, identify the extremely vulnerable and provide protection or other basic services. The number of registered refugees is likely to be only part of the overall caseload, whose needs have not yet been fully assessed.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ July 2014 - Food Security

Over 1.8 million refugees and vulnerable members of impacted communities are now receiving food assistance

JULY HIGHLIGHTS:

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Sudan + 8 others
European Union calls for an effective mechanism to monitor and report on the human rights situation in Sudan

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European Union

H.E. Ambassador Maurizio Enrico Serra Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations Office in Geneva delivered the European Union's Statement on human rights at the 27th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on 16th September 2014. The statement is as follows:

Mr. President,

I have the honour to speak on behalf of the European Union.

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World + 21 others
L’espoir étant peu visible à l’horizon », le débat général de l’Assemblée s’ouvre par des appels à l’unité contre l’extrémisme radical et le terrorisme

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Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
6e & 7e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Le débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale s’est ouvert, aujourd’hui, par les appels de plusieurs dirigeants à l’unité dans la lutte contre l’extrémisme radical et le terrorisme international, fléaux qu’incarnent en particulier l’« État islamique en Iraq et au Levant », Al-Qaida et Boko Haram.

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‘The Fasten Seat Belt Light is Illuminated’, Warns Secretary-General, Summoning World Leaders at Start of Annual Debate to ‘Find and Nurture Seeds of Hope’

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Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
6th, 7th & 8th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

The world’s fasten seat belt light is illuminated, with turbulence testing the multilateral system, national institutions and people's lives, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly today as he opened the sixty-ninth session’s general debate.

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Egypt: Obama Should Speak Out on Rights

In Talks with al-Sisi, Press for End to Crackdown

(Washington) - United States President Barack Obama should use his meeting on September 25, 2014, with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of Egypt to publicly criticize Egypt’s continued crackdown on basic freedoms, including those crucial to democracy.

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WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, 3-16 September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WFP food key to improving and maintaining food consumption scores of affected populations

  • Cross-border missions from Jordan deliver WFP food for 30,000 hard-to-reach civilians in Syria’s rural Dar'a Palestine refugees from Syria begin receiving food assistance in Lebanon

  • E-card pilot starts in Jordan’s Azraq and Al Za’atri camps

  • Construction of shops and distribution points starts as WFP moves from in-kind food to vouchers in Iraqi camps

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Factsheet: The UK's humanitarian aid response to the Syria crisis (23 September 2014)

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As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Living on hope, hoping for education: the failed response to the Syrian refugee crisis

Four years into the Syrian crisis, over half a million Syrian refugee children are out of school – and the numbers are rising. The education crisis is fuelling an epidemic of child labour and early marriage. Lost educational opportunity risks driving young people into radicalised groups, including ISIS. That risk is most severe in Lebanon, where just one in five school-age Syrian refugee children is in formal education – an enrolment rate below that of sub-Saharan Africa.

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No Lost Generation Initiative: Protecting the Futures of Children Affected by the Syria Crisis

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A new UNICEF report reveals that increased investment in education and protection helps safeguard the future of a generation of children affected by the Syria crisis, but millions more are at risk.

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Asistencia humanitaria de Ecuador para Palestina llegó a Egipto

El Cairo (Egipto).- Esta mañana (hora local) en la Embajada de Ecuador en Egipto tuvo lugar una rueda de prensa internacional, con la finalidad de dar a conocer las gestiones y el detalle del cargamento de asistencia humanitaria donada por Ecuador y que tendrá su destino final, en Gaza, Palestina. Presidieron la misma, el Embajador Germán Espinosa, Blga. María de Lourdes Idrovo, de Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos; Xiomara Chávez, Coordinadora de Planificación de la Cancillería ecuatoriana y Juan Meriguet, Asesor de Asuntos Internacionales.

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Syria crisis: EU steps up assistance

Brussels, 23 September 2014

The European Commission is increasing its aid to Syria and neighbouring countries by €215 million, as a four-year civil war shows no signs of abating and the suffering of millions of ordinary people - including new refugees - soars. The new funding includes €50 million in humanitarian aid and €165 million to support longer-term development.

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier: Germany launches new scholarship package for Syrian students

As a result of the conflict Syria is at risk of losing a whole generation of university graduates, future experts and leaders. For this reason the Federal Foreign Office is launching a package of measures for Syrian students which will run for several years. This will significantly increase the number of scholarships available to young Syrians in Germany and in the region (in countries including Egypt, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon).

Speaking in Berlin on 22 September, Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier explained: