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23 Mar 2017 description

NAIROBI - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Interpeace to work together on peace initiatives in Eastern Africa and the Horn of Africa.

23 Mar 2017 description

ALC necesitaría invertir USD 33 mil millones para incrementar la cobertura de su tratamiento de aguas residuales hasta el 64 % para 2030.

22 de marzo de 2017, Santiago de Chile - En América Latina y el Caribe, las descargas de aguas residuales urbanas están aumentando debido al crecimiento de la población y la expansión de los servicios de abastecimiento de agua y saneamiento, según un nuevo informe de Naciones Unidas.

23 Mar 2017 description

Avec l’intensification de la riposte régionale d’urgence à la flambée, 116 millions d’enfants vont être vaccinés sur tout le continent

23 mars 2017 – Genève/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar : Plus de 190 000 vaccinateurs dans 13 pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest et d’Afrique centrale vont vacciner plus de 116 millions d’enfants la semaine prochaine pour faire disparaître le dernier bastion de la poliomyélite sur ce continent.

23 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council

MORNING/MIDDAY

23 March 2017

Concludes General Debate on the Reports of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Secretary-General

The Human Rights Council this morning held a general debate on technical assistance and capacity building after hearing the presentation of reports and oral updates of the Secretary-General and the High Commissioner for Human Rights on Afghanistan and Yemen, and the report of the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Voluntary Fund for Technical Cooperation in the Field of Human Rights.

23 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Los niños más pobres serán los más afectados a medida que el cambio climático empeora la crisis actual del agua

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Nueva York, 22 de marzo de 2017 - Alrededor de 600 millones de niños –o 1 de cada 4 niños en todo el mundo– vivirán en 2040 en zonas con recursos extremadamente limitados de agua, según un informe de UNICEF publicado en el Día Mundial del Agua.

23 Mar 2017 description

"The approach of our government in terms of welcoming (asylum seekers) and the political context in the United States have all been contributing factors"

By Sebastien Malo

NEW YORK, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of asylum seekers arrested while crossing over from the United States into Canada has sharply risen this year, following a crackdown by U.S. President Donald Trump on illegal immigrants, migrants and refugees, official data showed.

23 Mar 2017 description

62 countries - representing almost two-thirds of the world's population - still recognise only female victims of rape

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, March 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sexual violence against men in conflict-torn countries from Syria to the Democratic Republic of Congo is an "invisible" crime, with victims reluctant to speak out for fear of being ostracised and mocked, researchers said.

23 Mar 2017 description

Journée mondiale de lutte contre la tuberculose 2017 – Unir les efforts pour ne laisser personne de côté

Communiqué de presse/08

22 mars 2017 | GENÈVE – Les nouvelles lignes directrices sur l’éthique concernant la tuberculose, publiées aujourd’hui par l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS), visent à aider les pays mettant en œuvre la Stratégie pour mettre fin à la tuberculose à respecter des normes d’éthique rationnelles pour protéger les droits des sujets affectés.

23 Mar 2017 description

Summary of key findings Despite specific conditions and characteristics particular to the southern route, this paper’s findings are generally consistent with the dynamics of migrant smuggling along all routes out of the Horn of Africa.
Using a combination of primary and secondary sources, as well as new data from the RMMS Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi), the paper finds that migrant smuggling along the southern route continues to thrive and exposes migrants in mixed flows to high levels of abuse and risk.2

23 Mar 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for February 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

23 Mar 2017 description

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. Migration and displacement dynamics remained complex this quarter, with ongoing migration, new displacement, and simultaneous return movements.

Irregular Movement from the Horn

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

23 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • Since early 2015, the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region has faced widespread food shortages owing to the worst drought in 35 years which was exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon. Two consecutive failed rainy seasons have left 13.8 million people in need of emergency food assistance.

23 Mar 2017 description

Switzerland - On World TB Day 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) joins the Stop TB Partnership, the World Health Organization (WHO) and other key partners in redoubling efforts to increase public awareness of tuberculosis and its impact on vulnerable populations such as migrants.

23 Mar 2017 description

116 million children to be immunized from coast to coast across the continent, as regional emergency outbreak response intensifies

23 March 2017 – Geneva/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar: More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.

23 Mar 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

Since the beginnings of the response operations to the European Refugee Crisis, relief items and support equipment have been sent to Austria, Serbia, Greece, and Turkey.

23 Mar 2017 description

The year 2016 saw important signs of resolve and commitments to sustainable development and food security. Yet the year also witnessed growing uncertainties linked to stagnant growth in the global economy, growing income inequalities everywhere, worsening refugee crises, increased polarization and populism among major donor countries, and rapid changes in the political landscape.

23 Mar 2017 description

The following syndrome has been flagged:

· Diarrhoea: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Tonga

Other updates:

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