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25 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN

Samuel Oakford, Freelance journalist based in New York, and regular IRIN contributor

A look at the options, mission by mission

25 Mar 2017 description

Despite an increase in rainfall, long-term moisture deficits remain in Madagascar

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average and erratic rainfall since December has resulted in strong moisture deficits and low soil moisture across parts of northeastern Mozambique.

  2. Despite a robust increase in rainfall following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Enawo during early March, considerable long-term moisture deficits remain due to well below-average rainfall earlier in the season throughout the northern Madagascar.

25 Mar 2017 description
report UN News Service

24 March 2017 – In 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the outcome of the World Summit in which it, inter alia, underscored that each individual State has the responsibility to protect its populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.

25 Mar 2017 description

by Adela Suliman | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 24 March 2017 07:00 GMT

Many women have lost male relatives to war and find themselves in the role of sole breadwinner. One in four Syrian refugee families is now headed by a woman.

By Adela Suliman

LONDON, March 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Islamic State militants brutally invaded her hometown of Kobani in Syria, Shorash didn't initially see it as a career opportunity.

24 Mar 2017 description

Bern, 24.03.2017 - What contribution is Switzerland making to prevent a whole generation from being lost to humanitarian crises? What is it doing to create new prospects for the more than 30 million children and young people worldwide who are currently refugees? These questions were the focus of the Annual Conference of Swiss Humanitarian Aid and the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) held at the Kursaal in Bern.

24 Mar 2017 description

Meet two London women supporting refugee and asylum-seeking women to build skills and confidence through floristry

“The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too.”

So said Rose Schneiderman, a prominent trade union leader of the early 1900s.

That’s the motto of Bread and Roses, whose founders Sneh Jani and Olivia Head believe in helping refugee women to flourish through training and employment.

24 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council

MORNING

24 March 2017

Council Adopts 13 Resolutions, Extends Mandates on Iran, Myanmar, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, South Sudan, Freedom of Opinion and Expression, Torture and Migrants

24 Mar 2017 description
report ActionAid

INTRODUCTION

ActionAid is working with poor communities across the world to support them in building their resilience to disasters, climate change and other shocks and stresses. This work is of ever-growing importance, not only because of changing weather patterns and rising temperatures increasing the likelihood of disasters, but also because of growing risks related to violent conflict, human and livestock epidemics, environmental degradation and political and economic crises.

24 Mar 2017 description

By Jonathan Fowler

ISTANBUL, Turkey, 24 March 2017 – Hundreds of delegates are heading to Istanbul for Europe’s top disaster risk reduction forum, two months before a global conference takes aim at natural and human-induced hazards.

Currently chaired by Turkey, a leader in the field, the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction runs from Sunday to Tuesday and is set to draw 500 participants.

24 Mar 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 March 2017 and includes updates on influenza, Legionnaires' disease and rubella.

24 Mar 2017 description

Justin Ginnetti

Compiling global figures on internal displacement, refugee statistics or international migration is a maddening, humbling experience. How can we improve data quality and ensure it is collected and used responsibly?

24 Mar 2017 description
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The Raising Risk Awareness initiative brings together scientists, vulnerability experts and knowledge brokers to understand the role of climate change in extreme weather events to help prepare for future ones.

Here, Raising Risk Awareness presents the Swahili version of an infographic which sets out why attributing extreme weather events is critical and how the process works.

24 Mar 2017 description

25,170 arrivals by sea in 2017 559 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 24 March 363,401 arrivals in 2016

24 Mar 2017 description

Switzerland - This World TB Day (24/03), IOM reiterates the call for proactive national and international multi-sectoral cooperation, in order to reach tuberculosis targets set out by the World Health Organization (WHO) End TB Strategy and by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.