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24 Apr 2017 description

OTTAWA, Canada – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Canada today for providing solutions to the plight of a record 46,700 refugees through their resettlement to Canada in 2016. This is the largest amount of refugees admitted in a year since the implementation of the 1976 Immigration Act and a significant contribution to UNHCR’s global appeal to increase much needed refugee solutions.

24 Apr 2017 description

"Hundreds of children remain in the area - many alone"

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Refugees and migrants sleeping rough in the French port of Calais, some of them unaccompanied children, have been teargassed, beaten and abused by police since the "Jungle" camp was dismantled last year, a report published on Monday found.

24 Apr 2017 description
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24 avril 2017 – A l'occasion de la Semaine mondiale de la vaccination qui débute lundi, l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) rappelle l'importance de la vaccination tout au long de la vie et son rôle pour atteindre les Objectifs de développement durable à l'horizon 2030 (ODD).

24 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia appears to stabilise (see the chart below). On 23 April, 7,363 were counted in Serbia. 84% (6,162) were sheltered in 18 government facilities, while the rest were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade city centre or close to the borders with Croatia or Hungary.

24 Apr 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has long been working to prevent and end the devastating phenomenon of sexual violence in armed conflicts and to ensure that the countless victims – men, women, boys and girls – receive the help they need.

In this document, we examine sexual violence specifically in relation to detention settings, where it is pervasive, but generally under-reported.

24 Apr 2017 description

ASSESSING THE RISKS

The ICRC has the expertise and know-how to evaluate the consequences of weapon contamination and CBRN hazards on the civilian population, and therefore design suitable mitigation measures. The National Societies are often well positioned to gather the data needed for the risk assessment. Our combined efforts enable the authorities to plan and prioritize their response to weapon contamination.

OUR APPROACH

24 Apr 2017 description

Donation will help vaccinate more than 51 million children in 14 countries

By Sebastien Malo

NEW YORK, April 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Saudi Arabian charitable foundation said on Monday it will give $50 million to the United Nations children's agency to help eliminate measles, the largest private donation ever to UNICEF's efforts.

24 Apr 2017 description

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference on the Prohibition and Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Nagasaki, Japan. Speech by Christine Beerli, vice president of the ICRC.

In the coming weeks and months, all of us here will have the opportunity – or rather, the responsibility – to shape the course of history.

We are standing at the brink of what may, in the future, be remembered as the decisive turning point in the efforts to end the era of nuclear weapons.

24 Apr 2017 description

Journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme, 25 avril

GENÈVE/NAIROBI : Lors d’une manifestation organisée à Nairobi à la veille de la Journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme, l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) a appelé aujourd’hui à l’accélération des efforts visant à prévenir le paludisme et à sauver des vies.

24 Apr 2017 description

Committee against Torture
21 April 2017 

The Committee against Torture this afternoon completed its consideration of the initial report of Lebanon on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. 

24 Apr 2017 description

GINEBRA/NAIROBI: En un evento celebrado hoy, víspera del Día Mundial del Paludismo, en Nairobi, la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) ha pedido que se acelere la ampliación de los esfuerzos por prevenir el paludismo (o malaria) y salvar vidas.

En el África subsahariana, que soporta el 90% de la carga mundial de paludismo, se han evitado más de 663 millones de casos desde 2001. Ello es atribuible en su mayor parte al uso de mosquiteros tratados con insecticidas, a los que se debe aproximadamente un 69% de los casos evitados mediante instrumentos de control.

24 Apr 2017 description
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22 avril 2017 – L'Organisation des Nations Unies (ONU) et la Banque mondiale ont signé samedi à Washington un nouvel accord de partenariat axé sur le renforcement de la résilience pour les personnes les plus vulnérables en réduisant la pauvreté, en promouvant la prospérité partagée, en renforçant la sécurité alimentaire et en soutenant la paix dans les situations touchées par des crises.

24 Apr 2017 description

At least 173,000 people, mostly Syrians, landed in Greece in 2016

ATHENS, April 24 (Reuters) - At least 16 people, including two children, drowned after an inflatable boat carrying refugees and migrants sank off Greece's Lesbos island, authorities said on Monday.

They are believed to be the first confirmed deaths in Greek waters this year of migrants or refugees making the short but dangerous crossing from Turkey on overcrowded rubber dinghies.

24 Apr 2017 description

24 APRIL 2017 | GENEVA, NAIROBI - At an event on the eve of World Malaria Day in Nairobi, WHO called today for accelerated scale-up of efforts to prevent malaria and save lives.

In sub-Saharan Africa, which shoulders 90% of the global malaria burden, more than 663 million cases have been averted since 2001. Insecticide-treated nets have had the greatest impact, accounting for an estimated 69% of cases prevented through control tools.

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2,000 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 19 April 2017)

1,272 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 19 April, including 154 vacant places in the process to be filled)

937 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 19 April) including:

24 Apr 2017 description

L’ADHESION AUX CONVENTIONS SUR L’APATRIDIE (ART. 4, 14)

La Guinée-Bissau, la Sierra Leone et le Mali ont adhéré aux deux conventions suite à la Déclaration d’Abidjan. Actuellement, douze des quinze pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest ont adhéré à la Convention de 1954 alors que onze sont Etats Parties à la Convention de 1961. En outre, le Burkina Faso deviendra bientôt, après le vote du parlement, le douzième Etat de la CEDEAO signataire de la Convention de 1961.

ELABORATION DE PLANS D’ACTION NATIONAUX (ART. 24)

24 Apr 2017 description

Adopted on February 2015 by the Member States of ECOWAS, the Declaration supports UNHCR’s global campaign to end statelessness by 2024

ACCESSION TO THE STATELESSNESS CONVENTIONS (ART. 4, 14)

24 Apr 2017 description

According to the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, traffic along the Balkan people-smuggling route has somewhat increased.

Speaking on M1 Hungarian television’s Saturday evening current affairs program, Gyögy Bakondi said that according to information from neighbouring countries there seems to be a noticeable increase in movement, and illegal immigrants are now not only attempting to enter the EU via the Hungarian-Serbian-Romanian triple border, but also via several other territories.