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On 23 July in Kabul, two explosions during a peaceful protest of Shiite Hazaras killed 80 and injured another 231 civilians --the deadliest attack in the capital since 2001. IS claimed responsibility for the attack, which risks to increase tensions between the Shias and the Sunnis.


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26 July 2016, INCHEON, Republic of Korea – The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has signed a US$10 million agreement with the Ministry of Public Safety and Security and Incheon Metropolitan City of the Republic of Korea which will ensure the continuation of the UNISDR Office for Northeast Asia and the Global Education and Training Institute in Incheon, Republic of Korea, over the next five years. The signing of the agreement coincided with a visit by UNISDR Director Ms. Kirsi Madi, who, said: “This is an example of international cooperation at its best.

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Italy - IOM reports an estimated 249,854 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 24 July, arriving mostly in Italy and Greece. The 250,000 total is likely to be surpassed in the next few hours as recently rescued migrants reach Italian shores.

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Statement to the Third Preparatory Committee of Habitat 3, given by Hugo Slim, Head of Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

In an urbanizing world, armed conflict and violence are urbanizing too.

Cities like Aleppo and Fallujah are being destroyed. Their civilian populations are facing displacement, siege and impoverishment. In South Sudan, people in Juba, Wau, Bentiu and Leer are living in similarly desperate conditions.

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The current refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian challenge to have faced the European Union since its foundation. Although the outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016 was that the UK should leave the EU, the UK remains a full member of the EU, with all the responsibilities that entails, until the final withdrawal agreement is ratified. It is vital, both on moral grounds and in order to help maintain good relations with the other 27 Member States, that the UK Government should participate fully in EU action to resolve this humanitarian crisis.

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249,854 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,034 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 26 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

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report Save the Children

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Save the Children calls for critical support for the South African Development Community regional humanitarian appeal

As a result of one the strongest and most destructive El Niño phenomena ever recorded, the lives of 26.5 million children are now at risk of high levels of malnutrition, water shortages, and disease across 10 countries in eastern and southern Africa.

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Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 7/26/2016 - 08:02 GMT

An Ethiopian was killed and six other migrants injured when clashes erupted on the outskirts of the migrant camp in France's northern port city of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

A local government spokesman said migrants from Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia clashed with those from Afghanistan on Monday night, stabbing each other and hitting each other with sticks.

A 37-year-old Ethiopian died after being knifed in the chest, he said.

Police intervened several times in the clashes.

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7745th Meeting (PM)

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) until 31 July 2017, emphasizing the importance of efforts to support the country’s stabilization, particularly those areas liberated from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh).

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This policy brief emphasises the importance of shifting disaster risk reduction approaches from a reactive to a preventative one. Education on disasters has tended to focus on disaster response and recovery, as opposed to proactive actions to reduce disaster risk and increase preparedness.

The publication recommends that:

•Educational materials on disaster risk should be tailored to fit the region in which they are being taught.

•Traditional knowledge from indigenous communities should be included in educational materials on disaster.

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  • Des négociations sont en cours aux Nations unies pour l’adoption d’ici 2018 d’un pacte mondial sur les réfugiés.

  • Il ne reste plus qu’une semaine avant que soit définitivement arrêtée une proposition susceptible de changer la donne, en amont de la réunion de haut niveau de septembre.

  • L’adoption d’un texte fort serait source d’espoir pour les 20 millions de réfugiés dans le monde.

  • Les États risquent de subir un échec mémorable s’ils sacrifient les droits des réfugiés à leurs propres intérêts nationaux.

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La FAO et le PAM affirment que la loi augmentera considérablement les efforts déployés mondialement pour combattre la faim et la pauvreté rurale.

ROME – Les leaders des deux agences onusiennes luttant contre la faim dans le monde ont applaudi la nouvelle législation des Etats-Unis, qui vise à renforcer les programmes mondiaux d’assistance alimentaire dès l’année prochaine.

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report UN News Service

25 juillet 2016 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, et le Directeur général de l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM), William Lacy Swing, ont salué lundi l'adoption par l'Assemblée générale de l'ONU d'une résolution approuvant l'intégration de l'OIM au système onusien.

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“217 illegal border crossers were apprehended on the territory of Hungary between Friday and Sunday”, according to a statement by the National Police Headquarters.

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General welcomes the approval by the General Assembly today of the relationship agreement between the United Nations and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Upon signature of the agreement on 19 September 2016, IOM will become a related organization of the United Nations system.