ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a contribution of dates this month from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, valued at US$516,000, which arrived at the port of Oran to support WFP humanitarian food assistance to Sahrawi refugees
- Temperatures rising
- Heatwave subsides as rain lashes parts of Punjab
- Survey to set up flood warning system starts
- Government hammers out strategy on climate change
- Two children die of malnutrition in Thar every day
- Saudi Arabia announces $60m relief projects in Pakistan
- Policy sought to tackle climate change implications on labour market
- Chaudhry Nisar has ‘reservations’ over border post handover to Afghanistan
- Pakistan formally applies to join nuclear suppliers club
- Pakistan to …
Doha, Qatar, 21 May 2016
Your Highness Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar,
Your Excellency Ms. Ameenah Gurib, President of Mauritius,
Your Excellency Mr. Mahamadou Issoufou, President of the Republic of Niger,
Your Excellency Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the United Nations General Assembly,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I thank the State of Qatar for generously hosting the Doha Forum.
We gather at a time of fragility and vulnerability.
Key mixed migration characteristics
Ethiopia is an important country of origin, transit and destination for people in mixed migration flows in the Horn of Africa region.
Mixed migration movements into Ethiopia predominantly include refugees, trafficked persons, irregular and economic migrants from neighbouring countries particularly from South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Sudan and Yemen.
Mixed migration movements in the first quarter of 2016 were largely reminiscent of patterns observed in 2015. Ongoing conflict, political oppression, acute poverty and harsh environmental conditions continued to drive populations from the Horn of Africa, seeking protection and better opportunities. Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees continued to face significant protection deficits including death, physical and sexual abuse and detention.
Irregular Movement from the Horn
Northward (through Egypt into Israel)
By Belkis Wille
“There is no team from Human Rights Watch on the ground,” Saudi military spokesman Gen. Ahmad al-Assiri told National Public Radio (NPR) in an interview that aired this morning.
2015 at a glance: A year of milestones
2015 marked the beginning of a new era in disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. ADPC embraced the new Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction while continuing to build resilience side by side with the Asia-Pacific countries.
Welcome to the May issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website, and are also available through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS).
The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.