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03 Oct 2015 description

Asmara, 1 October 2015 – A workshop was conducted yesterday at the NCEW Hall on the draft national policy in regard to children.

The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Human Welfare. Senior Government and PFDJ officials, representatives of International and Regional Organizations and invited guests took part in the meeting.

03 Oct 2015 description
report UN News Service

2 October 2015 – Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants affected by crises and ensuring their role in the development process. A former Attorney General of Ireland, Mr.

02 Oct 2015 description

Asmara, 1 October 2015 – Three water reservoirs have been constructed in Dirfo Administrative area in the Central region. The facilities were inaugurated on September 30th .

Mr. Zerit Tewoldebrhan, the Managing Director in the Central Region, said that the initiative was taken in line with the Government’s commitment to promote social justice in remote areas.

The facilities are expected to adequately address prevalent water shortages for privately owned farms in the area.

02 Oct 2015 description
  • Iberdrola, Philips Ibérica y la Fundación Acciona Microenergía, líderes en energía renovable e iluminación, han suscrito hoy una Alianza junto a la Cooperación Española y el Centro de Innovación en Tecnología para el Desarrollo de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (itdUPM), con el objetivo de encontrar soluciones sostenibles de acceso a energía en contextos de crisis humanitarias.

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

30 Sep 2015 description

Published: September 29, 2015

USIP President, Nancy Lindborg, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Good morning and thank you Chairman Corker, Ranking Member Cardin, and other members of the committee, for this opportunity to discuss the U.S. role and strategy in the Middle East in the midst of an escalating humanitarian crisis. Your attention to this complex and protracted crisis is important and very much appreciated.

30 Sep 2015 description

- Suppressed rainfall continues in the Gulf of Guinea region.

- Dryness worsens throughout parts of Ethiopia.

1) While a recent increase in August precipitation has led to more favorable ground moisture, a delayed onset and uneven rainfall distribution observed during the June-September season may negatively impact cropping and pastoral conditions in the region.

30 Sep 2015 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Wednesday 9/30/2015 - 11:53 GMT

by Carole LANDRY

Europe's migrant crisis took center stage at the United Nations on Wednesday with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon seeking to muster a global response to the worst refugee crisis since World War II.

Leaders from some 70 nations prepared to meet as Greek authorities recovered the bodies of a migrant woman and a child who drowned when their dinghy capsized in the Aegean, the latest reminder of the tragedy.

29 Sep 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This info-graphic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants

29 Sep 2015 description

El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.

29 Sep 2015 description

Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This info-graphic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants

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29 Sep 2015 description


  • 25,219 Arrivals from Yemen to Djibouti since 26 March

  • 4,318 Households provided with cash grants in Ali Sabieh

  • 140 Children from Yemen benefitted from catch up classes

29 Sep 2015 description


  • As of 21 September, UNHCR and the Government Administration for Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) registered 1,763 refugees and asylum-seekers, out of which 932 Yemeni nationals; 822 are Somali nationals; 4 are Eritrean nationals and 5 are Iraqi nationals – the latter three nationalities were previously registered as refugees in Yemen and arrived in Ethiopia after fleeing from the conflict.

28 Sep 2015 description

Avec le soutien du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR), la Croix-Rouge française et la Croix-Rouge italienne ont récemment lancé une opération transfrontalière de rétablissement des liens familiaux, afin d'aider les migrants à reprendre contact avec leurs proches.

26 Sep 2015 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - An Egyptian security official Saturday said the authorities rescued 174 illegal immigrants, mostly Sudanese as they were heading to Europe on a boat, 47 nautical miles north west of Mersa Matruh.

Egypt’s al-Youm al-Sabi’i daily newspaper quoted the director of security in Mersa Matruh, Maj. Gen. Hashim Lutfi, as saying that the rescued immigrants include 23 Egyptians and 151 from nine other countries.

25 Sep 2015 description

Heavy rainfall expected to provide some long-term dryness relief in Central America

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Significantly aboveaverage seasonal rainfall has led to saturated ground conditions in several regions of West Africa. Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue across the region during the next week, which is expected to sustain the risk of flooding.

24 Sep 2015 description

Budapest, Hongrie | AFP | vendredidi 25/09/2015 - 03:00 GMT

par Peter MURPHY / Geza Molnar

Les relations se sont envenimées jeudi entre Etats des Balkans sur fond de crise des migrants, la Croatie et la Serbie bloquant un peu plus leur frontière commune et la Hongrie déployant des barbelés à sa frontière slovène, une première entre pays de l'espace Schengen.

24 Sep 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), was informed that MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) has decided to stop their current search and rescue operation on the Mediterranean Sea. As a result, MSF will no longer provide emergency medical assistance and post-rescue care on board the MY Phoenix, as it has done since 2 May.