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04 Sep 2015 description

How would you face an earthquake, a viral outbreak or a violent event?

Voices to Action, a new initiative from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, aims to bring attention to the humanitarian crises that millions face every day, and gather insight on how prepared people feel to tackle local and global challenges.

04 Sep 2015 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Friday 9/4/2015 - 20:24 GMT

Hungary said late Friday it would lay on buses to take thousands of migrants walking towards Austria on the motorway to the border town of Hegyeshalom if they wanted.

Around 100 buses would be laid on, with rides also offered to more than a thousand migrants staying at a makeshift refugee camp at Budapest's Keleti station.

04 Sep 2015 description
report Council of Europe

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres met today in Geneva to discuss the current human rights situation of refugees in Europe and strengthen co-operation between the two organisations.

"Governments should draw inspiration from citizen solidarity with refugees", said Secretary General Jagland at a joint press briefing.

"We pay tribute to the thousands of volunteers who are providing first-hand help to refugees.

04 Sep 2015 description

Welcome to the first issue of Insight, a new publication series by MAG. Insight aims to share innovation, impact and learning, based on our programmes and policy work across the globe.

In the run-up to September 2015’s First Review Conference of the Convention on Cluster Munitions in Dubrovnik (#1RevCCM #clusterbombs), this opening edition focuses on cluster munitions survey and clearance.

04 Sep 2015 description
report Salvation Army

AS European leaders seek to deal with what an EU (European Union) representative called the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, The Salvation Army is responding across the continent, providing practical, emotional and spiritual support.

04 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 4 September 2015 – Today, the Global Goals campaign and UNICEF launched the World’s Largest Lesson, an initiative to teach children in over 100 countries about the new Sustainable Development Goals that will be adopted by the UN General Assembly later this month.

As part of the campaign to tell everyone about the Global Goals, the World’s Largest Lesson will engage children and young people in the global effort to build a more sustainable future for every citizen.

04 Sep 2015 description
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Refugee Crisis

The terrible images from Turkey that have dominated the news this week have rightly focused Canadians attention on the ever worsening refugee crisis in the Mediterranean. Sadly, this is not a new narrative for War Child. The tragedy unfolding on our TV screens is the result of an unprecedented humanitarian crisis affecting many parts of Africa and the Middle East.

04 Sep 2015 description
report Cordaid

In only two weeks’ time, Cordaid People in Need has collected 300.000 euros for aid to refugees.

This is an unprecedented amount in such a short time and twice as much as what we would generally raise, after a call for help to our supporters.

Cordaid at this moment provides aid to refugees in Greece. In the capital Athens, for example, 300 refugees receive a daily meal and two social workers offer psychosocial support.

04 Sep 2015 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Friday 9/4/2015 - 18:25 GMT

by Peter MURPHY

Hundreds of migrants broke out of a refugee camp in Hungary on Friday and clashed with police, defying authorities attempts to halt their march toward western Europe.

Around 300 people busted through a fence at a registration centre at Roszke, forcing the temporary closure of the nearby Serbian border, the main point of entry for the record number of migrants that have poured into Hungary since August.

04 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

The report Africa Can Help Feed Africa (World Bank 2012) showed that increasing food staples1 supply can be met by better connecting African markets to each other. That report called for a stronger focus on removing trade barriers and building on the forces of regional integration. This report builds on the lessons of Africa Can Help Feed Africa by looking into the specific circum¬stances met in West Africa, home to one-third of the continent’s population and to some of its most vulnerable countries. Staple foods are the main source of calories in Africa and in West Africa.

04 Sep 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, le 28 juillet 2015 ‒ Selon un nouveau rapport du Groupe Banque mondiale, les pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest restent très dépendants des importations alimentaires, dont les prix ont triplé durant les dix dernières années. 60 % de la population de ces pays travaille pourtant dans le secteur de l’agriculture.

04 Sep 2015 description

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en août. Seuls des ailés solitaires en faibles effectifs étaient présents dans des parties des aires de reproduction estivale dans le nord du Sahel de la Mauritanie, du Niger, du Tchad et du Soudan. Toutefois, les bonnes pluies généralisées tombées sur toutes ces zones ont rendu les conditions écologiques favorables, ce qui permettra à une reproduction à petite échelle d’avoir lieu en septembre et octobre.

04 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

BEYROUTH/ISTANBUL, 4 septembre 2015 (IRIN) - Imaginez que la Syrie n'existe pas, que la guerre n'y ait jamais eu lieu. La crise des migrants en Europe ne paraîtrait alors pas si terrible.

Les deux pays de l'Union européenne (UE) où sont arrivées le plus de personnes par bateau sont l'Italie et la Grèce.

04 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, le 3 septembre 2015 – Les images déchirantes de corps d’enfants rejetés par la mer sur les rives de l’Europe… gisant à l’arrière de camions franchissant les frontières… passés à travers des barbelés par des parents désespérés…

Alors que la crise des réfugiés et migrants en Europe s’aggrave, ces images choquantes ne seront pas les dernières à circuler à travers le monde sur les réseaux sociaux, sur nos écrans de télévision et à la Une de nos journaux.

04 Sep 2015 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Wednesday 9/2/2015 - 16:47 GMT

by Peter Murphy with Bryan McManus in Luxembourg

A mass of desperate refugees stranded at Budapest's main rail station for days set off on foot for the Austrian border Friday, despite mounting efforts by Hungary to crack down on a deepening crisis that is straining Europe's unity.

04 Sep 2015 description

This document identifies five key principles and corresponding actions to address climate change impacts on water and land resources in the region, focusing on what to do and why it should be done. These are: Usable knowledge; No regret investment; Resilience; Mitigation and adaptation; Financing. It addresses how the recommended actions can be implemented, with a focus on practical solutions illustrated by case studies from Asia and the Pacific.

04 Sep 2015 description

Six recommendations aimed at enhancing the protection of children affected by armed conflict are included in the 2015 report that Leila Zerrougui will present to the United Nations General Assembly during its upcoming 71st session.

04 Sep 2015 description

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP | Friday 9/4/2015 - 16:16 GMT

The Czech Republic and Slovakia on Friday proposed creating a rail corridor for Syrian refugees linking Hungary and Germany, as Central European leaders rejected an EU-wide quota system taking in refugees.

"The Czech Republic and Slovakia can create a rail corridor for Syrian refugees travelling from Hungary to Germany, if Berlin and Budapest agree," Czech Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said at a joint press conference in Prague.

04 Sep 2015 description

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Friday 9/4/2015 - 16:09 GMT

by Cedric SIMON

Europe is facing its biggest refugee crisis since World War II, but the response by the 28-member European Union is hamstrung by a web of complicated rules governing asylum seekers.

Designed to reassure Europeans worried over any massive influx of immigrants, the rules, known as the Dublin system, are at breaking point, while individual countries have their own rules on how to grant asylum.

04 Sep 2015 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Friday 9/4/2015 - 16:09 GMT

by Peter MURPHY

Hungary's parliament pushed through emergency anti-migration laws Friday to halt a surge in numbers crossing into the EU state as crowds of refugees and migrants defied the security forces in their quest to reach western Europe.