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by Lin Taylor | @linnytayls | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:17 GMT

LONDON, Aug 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Alan, a British foster parent, first took in a teenager who had fled poverty and political repression in Eritrea, the boy was so scarred by his journey to the UK that he barely spoke.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Maranello, Italy | AFP | Wednesday 8/31/2016 - 20:55 GMT

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed Wednesday to step up efforts to send migrants with no right to asylum in Europe back to their homelands.

"All of us in Europe must work for the repatriation of those who do not have rights (to stay)," Renzi said after a meeting with Merkel in the Italian town home to the Ferrari sports car empire. "It is unthinkable that we can accommodate everyone."

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Conclusions and options for response

European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) Member States should consider a range of mitigation measures regarding the Zika virus epidemic due to:

  • the current circulation of Zika virus

  • the evidence of an association between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and congenital malformations of the central nervous system (CNS)

  • the association between Zika virus infection and Guillain–Barré syndrome (GBS)

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Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States is committing up to $4.3 billion through 2019 to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, subject to Congressional appropriations. We are committing to match one dollar for every two dollars in pledges made by other donors through September 30th, 2017.

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WHO Statement
31 August 2016

The second meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) regarding yellow fever was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) by teleconference on 31 August 2016, from 13:00 to 17:30 Central European Time

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(New York, 31 August 2016): The Government of Sweden today announced their commitment to provide an additional contribution of 200 million kroner (approximately US$23.4 million) to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) in 2016, subject to parliamentary approval, to support the world's most vulnerable children, women and men.

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Rome, Italy | AFP | Wednesday 8/31/2016 - 17:22 GMT

Three corpses were recovered as some 1,800 migrants were rescued off Libya on Wednesday, taking the total number of people saved since Sunday to nearly 12,500, Italy's coastguard said.

The three dead bodies were recovered from a stricken rubber dinghy by Malta-based NGO MOAS, whose boat the Phoenix rescued a total of 410 people during the day.

Italian navy and coastguard boats were also in action along with a merchant tugboat that happened to be in the area.

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Question

Describe the evidence on the impact of protracted crises on people’s attitudes and aspirations. Describe the scope of approaches and methods to understanding attitudes and aspirations in international development. Review the current initiatives to understand and respond to attitudes and aspirations in Uganda and Karamoja.

Summary

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Executive summary

Assessments are a crucial element of the entire humanitarian programme cycle, informing decision-making processes and response options. Those undertaken by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) primarily focus on the agricultural capacity, food security, nutrition and livelihoods of crisis-affected populations.

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Paris, France | AFP | Wednesday 8/31/2016 - 13:47 GMT

A year ago, the highly publicised death of a three-year-old Syrian boy sparked outrage across the world and drove home the grim reality of Europe's growing migration crisis.

Germany threw open its borders and volunteers across Europe flocked to train stations and frontier crossings to welcome those fleeing war and poverty.

But a major backlash swiftly followed. The EU's outer borders have since come back down hard, the so-called Balkan migrant route has shut and anti-migrant sentiment has soared.

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‘Positive Peace 2016’ presents a compilation of IEP’s most advanced research to-date. The report investigates the eight domains of Positive Peace, why they are important, and how they work together to reduce levels of violence and improve resilience and peacefulness.

The updated report places special emphasis on the systemic nature of peace, societal development and resilience, collating IEP’s best work to date on systems thinking and Positive Peace and its ability to affect change at a country level. Here are some of the highlights:

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30 August 2016 – Marking the 2016 International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the anguished women and men – parents, children, partners or friends – desperately seeking any information on their loved ones who have disappeared are also victims of enforced disappearances.

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Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Wednesday 8/31/2016 - 10:01 GMT

by Mohamad Ali Harissi

Thousands of migrants are "racing against the clock" to make the perilous crossing from Libya to Europe before summer ends, with authorities in the conflict-torn country at a loss to stem the flow.

Abdel Hamid al-Souei of Libya's Red Crescent said improved weather triggered this week's mass outflow that has seen more than 10,000 migrants rescued since Sunday from floundering boats.

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DAKAR – Alors que les cours reprennent cet automne, plus de 1,3 million d’enfants à travers l’Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale risquent de ne pas bénéficier des repas scolaires du Programme Alimentaire Mondial étant donné que les contraintes financières obligent l’agence de l’O.N.U. – qui est le plus grand sponsor de cette initiative - à en réduire la portée.

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Paris, France | AFP | mercredi 31/08/2016 - 09:23 GMT | 715 mots

par Florence DE MARIGNAN

Il y a un an, la photo du corps sans vie du petit Aylan, enfant syrien retrouvé noyé sur une plage turque, faisait le tour du monde et choquait l'Europe.

Dans l'année qui suit, à une phase éphémère d'ouverture des frontières sous l'impulsion de l'Allemagne, va succéder une rafale de mesures restrictives dans l'Union européenne.

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Challenges in Dealing with Violent Extremist Organizations

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Humanitarian needs in the world are huge. In the autumn amending budget for 2016, which is based on an agreement with the Left Party, the Government proposes that SEK 6.4 billion be fed back to development assistance. SEK 2.5 billion of this will go to new initiatives focusing on displaced children, and SEK 3.9 billion will restore initiatives previously subject to cuts.

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report UN News Service

30 août 2016 – Le Comité des droits des personnes handicapées (CDPH) a déclaré mardi que les Etats doivent favoriser l'autonomisation des femmes en augmentant leur confiance en soi au lieu de les traiter comme des objets de pitié.

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30 août 2016 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale des victimes de disparition forcée, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a appelé les Etats à se montrer solidaires des victimes de disparition et de leurs familles.