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23 Apr 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Regional Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

21 Apr 2015 description
report Voice of America

Kong Sothanarith

PHNOM PENH— Two officials from Cambodia’s Interior Ministry departed Monday for Australia and the Pacific Island of Nauru, to ensure that an initial group of asylum seekers there will move to Cambodia, part of a controversial deal with Australia.

Five asylum seekers have reportedly agreed to take the deal and move to Cambodia, a country critics say is ill equipped to absorb refugees. Both Cambodia and Australia have been heavily criticized for the deal.

21 Apr 2015 description

1. Introduction and background

This report presents the results of a post-distribution monitoring survey that was conducted between 2 and 9 March 2015 to assess the effectiveness of winter assistance provided by six organisations (ADRA, DRC, Islamic Relief, VUSAF, Welthungerhilfe, WFP) to 51 Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS) during the winter 2014/2015. The survey was conducted under the auspices of the Kabul Informal Settlements Task Force.

1.1. Kabul Informal Settlements

08 Apr 2015 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) praises the diplomatic efforts which led to a historical agreement between Iran, the European Union and the six world powers in Switzerland last week. “NRC is providing, together with the Government, vital humanitarian assistance to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable households with refugee status. We have been witnessing first-hand the negative, and sometimes counterproductive, impact which sanctions have on humanitarian operations in the country,” NRC Iran Country Director, Olivier Vandecasteele says.

02 Apr 2015 description

Desert Locust situation improving along Red Sea coasts

The Desert Locust situation improved during March in the winter breeding areas along both sides of the Red Sea due to ongoing control operations and drying ecological conditions. Nevertheless, a few adult groups and swarms formed in Sudan and Eritrea, and there remains a risk that some of these may move into the Nile Valley in northern Sudan and breed near irrigated cropping areas. Very few locusts were reported in other regions.

02 Apr 2015 description
Arabic version

General Situation during March 2015 Forecast until mid-May 2015

01 Apr 2015 description

Tehran, March 31, IRNA – Some 77 citizens were injured by rainstorm and subsequent floods in Esfarvarin, a city in Qazvin province, on Monday night.

Head of the Relief and Rescue Operations of Iran Red Crescent Society Nasser Charkhsaz said that 21 of the injured were hospitalized and the rest received outpatient medical treatment.

He said floods destroyed several houses by 100 percent and infrastructural facilities, water and electricity and gas supply networks were disrupted.


30 Mar 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Offshore Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

27 Mar 2015 description


27 March 2015

Council to Hold a Special Session on 1 April in Light of the Terrorist Attacks and Human Rights Abuses Committed by the Terrorist Group Boko Haram

The Human Rights Council this morning adopted 10 resolutions, in which it extended the mandate of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, and the mandates of the Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and Myanmar.

23 Mar 2015 description

Tehran, March 23, IRNA – Iran's Red Crescent Society has sent a planeload of humanitarian aid and medicine to Yemen.

The 13-ton package of Iranian humanitarian aid is intended to help those recently been targetted by terrorist attacks in Yemen.

On its departure from Yemen, the Iranian aircraft is to transfer a number of wounded Yemenis to Tehran to receive medical treatment at the Iranian hospitals.

21 Mar 2015 description

Zabol, Iran | | Saturday 3/21/2015 - 03:51 GMT

by Cyril Julien

Nazar Sarani's village in southeast Iran was once an island. It is now a desert, a casualty of the country's worsening water crisis.

"We live in the dust," said the 54-year-old cattle herder of his home in the once exceptional biosphere of Lake Hamoun, a wetland of varied flora and fauna, which is now nothing but sand-baked earth.

Climate change, with less rainfall each year, is blamed, but so too is human error and government mismanagement.

18 Mar 2015 description

The Headman’s Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution in Boushehr Province said: one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six housing units have been constructed at first and second stages of reconstruction at Shonbe & Tasooj affected by earthquake regions of Dashti Township. Heydari added: for first stage was spent amount of three hundred and forty-seven billion Rials as figure of facilities and forty-nine billion and five hundred million Rials as figure of gratuitous aids.

17 Mar 2015 description

ESFAHAN, Islamic Republic of Iran, March 16 (UNHCR) – Ali Jan Jafari says the traditional view in his homeland, Afghanistan, is that women should stay at home and look after the children.

"We believe they cannot go out of the house and work," the 41-year-old refugee tells a UNHCR visitor to his small garment business in Esfahan, central Islamic Republic of Iran, while adding: "I never had female workers before this project."

16 Mar 2015 description

At least 900 houses were destroyed and three people had lost their lives in the provinces of Hormozgan, Kerman, and Sistan-Baluchestan in the south and southeastern parts of Iran in recent floods caused by intense rainfall since late Tuesday on 19 March.

13 Mar 2015 description
report Refugee Council

A warm welcome for child refugees

Unaccompanied child refugees flee to Britain escaping war and persecution. They have often experienced significant trauma; including witnessing the death of a loved one or suffering abuse or exploitation themselves.

Unsurprisingly, child refugees are usually extremely frightened and completely bewildered when they arrive on British shores.

12 Mar 2015 description

Executive Summary

This report provides a UK perspective on the global human rights situation during 2014, and examples of what the government is doing to promote human rights and democratic values overseas. It reviews the situation in specific countries and against the thematic priorities around which our work is organised.

One of the most striking trends of 2014 was the pressure put by governments on civil society organisations in many parts of the world, damaging human rights and the economic interests of those same countries.

09 Mar 2015 description

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Iran adapted a wise strategy of oil for girls’ education since 1999, a programme with a wide impact on the life of refugees and their future.

During the academic year 2013/2014, WFP’s campaign covered all 2,861 primary and secondary Afghan and Iraqi school girls attending school in settlements and 183 teachers of girls’ school with the four litter monthly ration of sunflower oil.

04 Mar 2015 description

Situation Générale en février 2015 Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-avril 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante en février le long de la cote de la mer Rouge, au Soudan et en Érythrée, où des opérations de lutte ont été réalisées contre un grand nombre de bandes larvaires, groupes d’ailes et essaims.

03 Mar 2015 description
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General Situation during February 2015 Forecast until mid-April 2015

26 Feb 2015 description

Michael von der Schulenburg

On 11 June 2014, the UN Secretary-General, speaking in the UN Security Council, expressed his concerns about what he perceived as unprecedented violence and complexity facing present UN peacekeeping operations around the world. He suggested a thorough review of all UN peace operations was necessary ; this paper is intended to make a contribution to this review.