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26 Jun 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Sunday 6/26/2016 - 17:36 GMT

A total of 3,324 migrants were rescued off Libya Sunday in 26 different operations, the Italian coastguard said, bringing to more than 10,000 the total saved since Thursday.

There were no reports of confirmed or suspected casualties after the operations to pick up migrants packed on to 25 rubber dinghies and one wooden boat, all of which were rescued less than 35 miles from the Libyan coast.

26 Jun 2016 description

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Sunday 6/26/2016 - 15:38 GMT

Swedish police on Sunday launched a murder investigation after a young woman was found dead at a shelter housing asylum-seekers.

The 25-year-old was found in a room at the centre in Mariannelund in southeastern Sweden, five months after a young asylum-seeker allegedly stabbed to death a refugee centre worker in southwestern Molndal.

26 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

26 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today expressed support for and solidarity with the victims of torture and their families throughout the world, and underscored that torture must never be used under any circumstances, including during conflict or when national security is under threat.

26 Jun 2016 description

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Sunday 6/26/2016 - 09:31 GMT |

More than 100 migrants tried to jump the border fence from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla Sunday, with 30 making it across, authorities said.

Irene Flores, spokeswoman for the local government, said a group of around 120 people from Sub-Saharan Africa stormed the six-metre (20-foot) high fence early Sunday morning.

"Only 30 managed to get through the whole system and get to Melilla," she said, adding they had gone to a local centre for migrants and refugees.

26 Jun 2016 description

The Victims of Violence (VoV) project in Athens has been running since October 2014. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works alongside the Greek Council for Refugees and the BABEL Day Centre to provide medical and psychological care, as well as legal advice and social assistance to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who are survivors of torture or extreme violence. Nearly 60,000 refugees are currently “trapped” in Greece and among them are those who have been persecuted and tortured for their political or religious beliefs, their race, their gender or their sexual identity.

26 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Context and Investment Case   

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded places the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF is responding to four primary needs:

  1. Over 1 million children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the region.

26 Jun 2016 description

Question

What are the specific vulnerabilities women and girls face, and/or specific opportunities open to them, in forced and protracted displacement?

Summary

25 Jun 2016 description
report The Global Fund

BRUSSELS – The Government of Belgium announced today a pledge of €19 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for 2016, a positive signal as the Global Fund prepares for a Replenishment conference later this year.

25 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

25 June 2016 – In Paris today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the countries of Europe as well as the international community at large to work towards a compassionate and humane solution to the problem of refugees and migrants, emphasizing that he counts on the European Union and Britain to continue as strong partners of the UN on development and humanitarian issues.

25 Jun 2016 description
report IRIN

By Obi Anyadike
Editor-at-Large

The problem for African peacekeeping is not so much where to find the boots to put on the ground, but how to pay for them – not to mention the helicopters, intelligence-gathering and technology crucial to conducting modern military operations and dealing with the new security threats on the horizon.

Read the full article on IRIN

25 Jun 2016 description

Preface

Writing is an art. It is one way of communicating with people to share the thoughts and to give concrete ideas and messages. It is more challenging than speaking because speaking is more interactive and both sides can clarify at once if they need more information. Writing cannot give that kind of chance and in some way, it is a passive way of communicating. However, good writing can provide concrete messages to the readers.

25 Jun 2016 description

ECOSOC/6773-CCP/114

ECOSOC et Commission de consolidation de la paix,
Séance conjointe -matin
CONSEIL ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Le Vice-Secrétaire général de l’ONU et les Présidents du Conseil économique et social (ECOSOC) et de la Commission de consolidation de la paix (CCP) ont plaidé, aujourd’hui, pour une action unie et cohérente de l’ONU afin d’approfondir les liens entre Programme de développement durable à l’horizon 2030 et activités de paix.

25 Jun 2016 description

ECOSOC/6773-PBC/117

Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission,
Joint Meeting (AM)
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
MEETINGS COVERAGE

Peace, security, development and human rights were inextricably linked, and building peaceful, inclusive societies required closer collaboration and less fragmentation among all stakeholders, speakers said as the Economic and Social Council and the Peacebuilding Commission held a joint meeting today on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustaining Peace.

24 Jun 2016 description

Countries in Europe need to build on existing systems for vector control, disease surveillance, laboratory testing and emergency risk communications in order to strengthen their preparedness and response to Zika virus, and prevent or contain quickly any outbreak in Europe.

This is the main conclusion reached at a meeting of 18 European countries at high or moderate likelihood of Zika virus transmission. Experts from these countries gathered in Lisbon, Portugal, during 22–24 June 2016 to participate in the WHO regional technical consultation on Zika virus for Europe.

24 Jun 2016 description

IOM firmly believes in humane and orderly migration for all and all data reported through the flow monitoring aims to inform and highlight a migratory phenomenon in an area with dangers for migrants (challenging climate, dangerous road conditions, vulnerability to trafficking/other exploitation/abuse). Proportionally, the flows measured by IOM in the Agadez region are heavily concentrated on the route to and from the Libyan border. Migrants going towards Libya represent 68% of recorded migrants while those coming from Libya to Niger represent 20%.

24 Jun 2016 description

2015: une année décisive pour la coopération internationale de la Suisse

24 Jun 2016 description

FAO llama a los gobiernos articular sus políticas pecuarias y de desarrollo rural, social y ambiental para alcanzar la sostenibilidad.

24 de junio de 2016 - La producción ganadera sostenible debe convertirse en la norma en América Latina y el Caribe, para garantizar el cuidado de los recursos naturales que sostienen la seguridad alimentaria, señaló hoy la FAO en el encuentro de la Agenda Global para la Ganadería Sostenible, realizado en Panamá.