KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2015 – ASEAN Ministers responsible for combating transnational crime met in Kuala Lumpur today to discuss concerted regional action to address the recent influx of irregular movement of persons in Southeast Asia.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees welcomes proposals by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to set up a task force and trust fund to respond to the irregular movement of refugees and migrants in the region.
We, the undersigned*, welcome the convening later this week of the Emergency ASEAN Ministerial meeting on Transnational Crime: Irregular Movement of Persons in the South East Asia Region. The meeting provides a timely opportunity to move meaningfully forward on the comprehensive and durable solution called for by the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand in Putrajaya on 20 May 2015, in keeping with the spirit of unity and solidarity of a people-oriented and people-centred ASEAN.
The pace of general and food inflation in the region slowed in May increasing 2.7 and 2.5 percent, respectively.
In Afghanistan, greater internal displacements of food insecure populations are expected in the coming winter because of insufficient food availability and barriers to food access.
Stabilization policy efforts in India continue to mitigate the price volatility of vegetables, in particular for onion and potato.
hailand - The Government of Japan is committing USD 2.5 million to IOM in Thailand in response to IOM’s USD 26 million appeal to assist those affected by the migrant crisis in the Andaman Sea.
Japanese funding will provide for temporary shelter and non-food items (NFIs) such as blankets, clothes and hygiene kits, health and nutritional support and psychosocial support to stranded migrant men, women and children in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.
A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission on the occasion of the international day in support of victims of torturen
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has over the past 15 years documented close to 3,000 cases of torture from Asia. Most of these cases are reported through AHRC's Urgent Appeals Programme by partner organisations working in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, China, Philippines, and Thailand.
Nouvelle publication sur l'importance de la gestion des sols de montagne
Peak fragility: Conserving mountain soils an urgent matter
New book on the importance of management of mountain soils
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 18 Jun 2015 14:39 GMT
Author: Megan Rowling
BARCELONA, June 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Urgent plans to help the world's poorest people become more resilient to extreme weather and rising seas are on hold because of a lack of cash in a U.N. climate fund set up for least developed countries, amid fierce competition for limited aid.
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La crise des réfugiés la plus terrible depuis la Seconde Guerre mondiale.
Un million de réfugiés ayant désespérément besoin d’être réinstallés.
Quatre millions de réfugiés syriens luttant pour survivre en Turquie, au Liban, en Jordanie, en Irak et en Égypte.
Plus de trois millions de réfugiés en Afrique subsaharienne, dont un petit nombre seulement se voit proposer des places de réinstallation depuis 2013.
15 juin 2015
Des appels sont lancés pour privilégier une perspective globale axée sur l'aide au développement sur une approche sécuritaire des migrations
Le Conseil des droits de l'homme a tenu, cet après-midi, un «dialogue renforcé» sur le thème des droits de l'homme des migrants.
15 June 2015
The Human Rights Council this afternoon held an enhanced interactive dialogue on the human rights of migrants.
• Worst refugee crisis since World War II.
• One million refugees desperately in need of resettlement.
• Four million Syrian refugees struggling to survive in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
• More than three million refugees in sub-Saharan Africa, and only a small fraction offered resettlement since 2013.
• 3,500 people drowned while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in 2014 -- 1,865 so far in 2015.
• 300 people died in the Andaman Sea in the first three months of 2015 due to starvation, dehydration and abuse by boat crews.
Nearly all forests across the globe are inhabited. The peoples who live there have customary rights and have developed ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments. Yet, forest policies commonly treat forests as empty lands controlled by the State and available for development, colonisation, logging, plantations, dams, mines, oil wells, gas pipelines and agribusiness.
The Asia Pacific zone (APZ) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) comprises the zone office in Kuala Lumpur, four regional offices in Suva (Pacific), Bangkok (Southeast Asia), Delhi (South Asia) and Beijing (East Asia) and 12 country offices, adopting a “best-positioned” strategy to support the national societies (NSs) in the zone according to their needs. Through this decentralized management structure, the Asia Pacific zone office directs the work of the regional and country offices.
Summary: 3 June 2015, Brussels - The European Commission today unveiled a major partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and announced new funding to tackle the global challenge of undernutrition.
Melinda Gates makes announcement in Brussels during European Development Days
Snapshot 28 May–2 June 2015
Iraq: 104,000 IDPs from Ramadi district over 15–29 May brings the total number of displaced in Anbar to 238,000 since April. They are facing serious restrictions accessing neighbouring governorates. In Anbar, Islamic State abducted 400 children in the last week of May. The humanitarian response for Syria is facing severe cutbacks due to funding shortages.
Thailand – IOM Director General William Lacy Swing has challenged the global community to “conjugate the conundrum” of effective border management and large-scale migration.