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Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 24–30 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Le Libéria et la Sierra Leone témoignent devant l’Assemblée générale de la lutte pour leur survie face à l’épidémie d’Ebola

AG/11565

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
17e, 18e & 19e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

Les États Membres entendent également les avertissements des dirigeants israélien et syrien

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Widespread Indifference, Attempts to Create ‘Pseudo-Religious’ World Government Dominate Debate in General Assembly

GA/11565

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
17th, 18th & 19th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Countries at Epicentre of Ebola Crisis Discuss
Lack of Preparedness, Potential for Political Crisis

There was a danger of “widespread indifference” when a union of States was passive in the face of hostilities suffered by defenceless populations, the Holy See’s Secretary of State told the General Assembly on the penultimate day of its annual debate.

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Key dates of conflict in east Ukraine

09/29/2014 17:39 GMT

KIEV, September 29, 2014 (AFP) - Here are key dates in the Ukraine crisis since pro-Moscow separatists launched an insurgency in the east of the former Soviet republic in April.

The Ukraine military and the rebels have announced they are pulling back from the frontline under a reinforced ceasefire deal reached on Saturday aimed at ending a conflict that has killed around 3,000 people.

-- APRIL 2014 --

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ACAPS Briefing Note: Ukraine Crisis, 29 September 2014

Key Findings

Anticipated scope and scale

  • By 18 September more than 275,000 IDPs had been registered; over 257,500 from eastern Ukraine and more than 17,500 from Crimea. The largest number of registered IDPs per oblast resided in Donetsk (more than 53,000). Hundreds of thousands of people have fled to neighbouring countries.

  • The number of IDPs originating from the Donbas region (Luhansk and Donetsk) is likely to rise if the ceasefire does not hold, as is the number of casualties among civilians.

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Back to school in Donetsk to sound of mortar fire

09/29/2014 15:36 GMT

by Michel MOUTOT

DONETSK, September 29, 2014 (AFP) - Students returning for the new school year in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday will get real-life conflict lessons as they take their seats in battle-scarred classrooms.

At one high school in rebel-held Donetsk, teachers, students and parents are refusing to allow the conflict to derail studies, joining forces to clear away rubble, replace blown-out windows and set buckets to catch leaks, a month after four rockets destroyed the roof.

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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 28 September 2014

The SMM continued to monitor the situation in the Luhansk and Donetsk regions, where it observed and received reports of shelling in a number of locations, including Shchastya and Donetsk city. In Kharkiv the SMM observed a pro-Ukrainian unity rally which culminated in the removal of a statue of Lenin from one of the city’s central squares.

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Killing, intimidation and detention of journalists in eastern Ukraine is not acceptable, say Ukrainian and Russian journalists’ representatives

BISHKEK, 29 September 2014 – Representatives of Ukrainian and Russian journalists’ unions condemned the killing, beating and detention of journalists in the zone of armed conflict in eastern Ukraine in a meeting organized by OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović on 26 September in Vienna.

Hosting the third in a series of meetings, with the aim to improve co-operation on journalists’ safety and professionalism, Mijatović said that the unions play a key role in resolving these issues and in de-escalating the conflict.

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Deadliest attacks by pro-Russian rebels threaten Ukraine truce

09/30/2014 02:44 GMT

by Maria ANTONOVA

KIEV, September 30, 2014 (AFP) - Ukraine's truce and troops withdrawal deal lay in tatters Tuesday after the deadliest wave of attacks by pro-Russian insurgents in more than a month left nine soldiers and four civilians dead.

Thirteen soldiers and civilians were killed in 24 hours, officials said Monday, in the worst violence since the government and pro-Russian insurgents struck a shaky truce in their five-month conflict.

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Aumentan las solicitudes de asilo en países industrializados en el primer semestre de 2014

GINEBRA, Suiza, 26 de septiembre de 2014 (ACNUR/UNHCR) – Un informe de ACNUR hecho público hoy muestra que el número de personas que ha solicitado el estatuto de refugiado en países industrializados ha seguido aumentando en la primera mitad de 2014 debido a las guerras en Siria e Irak así como al conflicto y la inestabilidad en Afganistán, Eritrea y otros países.

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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 26 September 2014

Two incidents involving explosions occurred in Kharkiv on 25 September; the SMM visited both sites. The first explosion occurred in the Komintern district at 02:30hrs at the office of a lawyer who is also an independent candidate in the legislative elections as well as a pro-unity activist. The police confirmed that the explosion resulted from an RPG rocket. This office was also used for storage of items collected by the population for supporting soldiers taking part in the Anti-Terrorist Operations (ATO).

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Les questions de sécurité, du danger climatique et de la promotion du développement durable restent le principal souci des dirigeants au débat de l’Assemblée générale

AG/11563

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
12e, 13e & 14e séances plénières
Matin, après-midi & soir

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Assemblée générale: sur fond d’appels vibrants au multilatéralisme, le Chef de la diplomatie russe dénonce la polarisation de la scène internationale

AG/11564

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
15e & 16e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

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Leery Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels eye troop pullback

09/28/2014 15:14 GMT

by Dmitry ZAKS

KIEV, September 28, 2014 (AFP) - Ukraine waited Sunday to see if a Russian-backed truce lasted through the day before starting to withdraw forces from a frontline against pro-Moscow separatist rebels stretching across the war-torn east.

The military reported no casualties but there were more than a dozen overnight attacks by pro-Russian gunmen who refused to accept Kiev's decision to seek a closer alliance with the West.

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Unparalleled Global Pressures Tempered in General Assembly Debate by Appeals to Forge Bonds with Neighbours, Mitigate Man-Made, Natural Disasters

GA/11564

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
14th & 15th Meetings (AM & PM)

Amid growing global tensions and turmoil, fostering neighbourly relations was vital to national development and prosperity and in keeping with the “surge of democracy” spreading throughout the world, the General Assembly heard today as debate continued into the weekend.

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Reaching the needy in eastern Ukraine with neutral and impartial aid

With the winter approaching, civilians are still in need of aid in eastern Ukraine. Laurent Corbaz, head of operations for Europe and Central Asia, explains the ICRC’s main concerns and priorities in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

You’ve been working through the summer on the ICRC’s humanitarian response to the conflict in Ukraine. What has the ICRC managed to achieve?

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Press Statement by the Trilateral Contact Group

KYIV, 26 September 2014 - The Trilateral Contact Group of senior representatives of Ukraine, the Russian Federation and of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office held a video conference on 25 September with representatives of self-proclaimed entities in Donetsk.

The discussion took place in a constructive atmosphere. It was held as a follow-up to the signature of a Memorandum on the implementation of the cease-fire regime in Minsk on 19 September, as well as to the Minsk Protocol from 5 September.

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Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:00 (Kyiv time), 25 September 2014

The SMM continued to monitor the situation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions focusing on the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol/Memorandum, noting, in particular, intense shelling around the airport in Donetsk city.

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Statement by Spokesperson for OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine

KYIV, 26 September 2014 - We can confirm that we accepted an invitation by the Ukrainian side for SMM monitors to observe Ukrainian and Russian military officers in Soledar today in their preliminary talks.

SMM monitors were there in line with their mandate. The purpose was to listen to all sides, evaluate the possible contribution the SMM may play and to be helpful for the effective implementation of a ceasefire.

We stand ready to support the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum, which established concrete steps to be taken to de-escalate the situation in eastern Ukraine.

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General Assembly session pivotal if world leaders ensure effective custodianship of environment, economic justice, social responsibility, speaker says in debate

GA/11562 Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
9th, 10th & 11th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

“If we did what we must, it could be remembered in history as the session that helped us turn the corner in ensuring effective custodianship of the environment, economic justice and social responsibility,” the General Assembly was told today as its annual debate continued.