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01 Oct 2016 description

Allex, France | AFP | samedi 01/10/2016 - 10:56 GMT |

Le maire d'Allex, un village du sud de la France, a annulé samedi le référendum local qu'il voulait organiser sur l'ouverture par l'Etat d'un centre d'accueil pour migrants sur le territoire de la commune, la justice ayant déclaré cette consultation illégale.

"C'est devant l'intransigeance de l’État et par la contrainte que j'annule le scrutin", a déclaré lors d'une conférence de presse le maire, Gérard Crozier, qui s'est dit "très amer".

01 Oct 2016 description

PDC14A - 13B

NOAA NHC: At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 13.3 North, longitude 72.8 West. Matthew is moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/h). A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast later today, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move away from the Guajira Peninsula this morning, move across the central Caribbean Sea today, and be approaching Jamaica late Sunday.

01 Oct 2016 description

by Rebecca Hobble

We were among the over 300 attendees convened in Washington, D.C. for the Aid & International Development Forum’s Global Disaster Relief Summit to discuss the latest trends & lessons learned in disaster relief work worldwide. Here are our takeaways:

1. Affected communities know their own needs best. 

01 Oct 2016 description

For Immediate Release

Friday, September 30, 2016

USAID Press Office

Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov | Twitter: @USAIDPress

01 Oct 2016 description

Miami, Etats-Unis | AFP | samedi 01/10/2016 - 15:27 GMT

par Leila MACOR

L'ouragan Matthew, en mouvement dans les Caraïbes et d'une très forte puissance, menace de toucher la Jamaïque et Haïti dimanche et lundi puis Cuba, selon le centre américain de surveillance des ouragans (NHC).

L'ouragan, qui a atteint la catégorie 5 dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi (le dernier échelon de l'échelle Saffir-Simpson), est revenu en catégorie 4 dans la matinée de samedi et continuait à se diriger vers la Jamaïque.

01 Oct 2016 description

Miami, United States | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 15:28 GMT

by Leila MACOR

Hurricane Matthew, the most devastating Caribbean storm in a decade, barreled towards Jamaica and Haiti Saturday, on a path that forecasters said could eventually take it to the eastern United States.

Briefly a top-threat overnight as a furious Category 5 storm on the 1-5 Saffir-Simpson scale, Matthew now has weakened into a still dangerous Category 4 hurricane, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.

01 Oct 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/AB/4204

Delegates Approve Draft Resolution Retaining General Assembly Voting Rights for Four Countries in Arrears

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today explored ways to make the United Nations more accountable, transparent and effective through better oversight, with delegates stressing the need to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse and to protect civilians.

The Committee also approved a recommendation that four Member States in arrears on dues payment be allowed to vote in the General Assembly.

01 Oct 2016 description

NOAA NHC: At 500 PM EDT (2100 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Matthew was located near latitude 13.5 North, longitude 71.6 West. Matthew is moving toward the west-southwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). A westward motion at a slower forward speed is expected tonight and Saturday. A turn toward the west-northwest is forecast by Saturday night, followed by a turn toward the northwest on Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will move north of the Guajira Peninsula this tonight, move across the central Caribbean Sea on Saturday, and be near Jamaica on Sunday.

01 Oct 2016 description

Miami, Etats-Unis | AFP | samedi 01/10/2016 - 01:03 GMT

L'ouragan Matthew qui se déplace dans les Caraïbes s'est renforcé vendredi après-midi pour passer en catégorie 4 sur une échelle qui en compte 5, a indiqué le centre américain de surveillance des ouragans (NHC), qui l'a qualifié d'"extrêmemnt dangereux".

Matthew, dont les vents soufflent en moyenne à 240 km/h, menace la Jamaïque, où une surveillance ouragan a été déclenchée.

30 Sep 2016 description

High-cost medicines and health technologies

The new framework on Access and Rational Use of Strategic and High-cost Medicines and Other Health Technologies will help countries identify the best policies and strategies for increasing access to these products without excessive costs to their health budgets.

30 Sep 2016 description
report AlertNet

"Shutting down the camp doesn't solve the problem. There will still be migrants looking for a place to sleep tonight

By Steve Scherer

ROME, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Italian police on Friday cleared out the "Gloomy Street" transit camp in central Rome where thousands of migrants have slept over the past year as they made their way toward northern Europe.

Read the full report on AlertNet

30 Sep 2016 description

Overview

Russia will have the presidency of the Council in October, when Council members will hold their first colour-coded straw poll for the position of the next Secretary-General, giving the first clear indication of which candidates could face a veto in a formal vote.

Russia has organised a debate on UN cooperation with regional and sub-regional organisations, in particular the Collective Security Treaty Organization, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

30 Sep 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 29 de septiembre de 2016 (OPS/OMS)- Autoridades de Salud de las Américas acordaron impulsar una nueva estrategia para controlar los arbovirus, un grupo de virus transmitidos por los mosquitos incluyendo el zika, además del dengue, el chikungunya y la fiebre amarilla.

30 Sep 2016 description

Miami, United States | AFP | Saturday 10/1/2016 - 02:47 GMT

Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power Friday, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean sea just south of Jamaica, US forecasters said.

Packing wind speeds of 150 miles (240 kilometers) per hour, the National Hurricane Center called Matthew "extremely dangerous."

The agency said fluctuations in intensity could occur but "Matthew is expected to remain a powerful hurricane through Sunday."

30 Sep 2016 description
report UNOPS

Over the years, the people of Japan have supported stability in fragile states around the world.

The Government of Japan has been a longstanding partner of UNOPS, funding projects throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

With a focus on constructing and rehabilitating infrastructure in fragile environments, and providing humanitarian assistance, Japan's support has helped UNOPS build better lives for people in need.

Here are just a few of these stories.​

​​I​mproving access to social services in Afghanistan​ ​

30 Sep 2016 description

FOREWORD

Sexual exploitation and abuse by humanitarian workers and other actors engaged in assisting the most vulnerable populations directly contradicts the principles upon which humanitarian action is based.

Sexual exploitation and abuse inflicts indelible harm on the very people seeking protection from armed conflict and natural disasters.

30 Sep 2016 description

Luxembourg, Luxembourg | AFP | vendredi 30/09/2016 - 16:35 GMT |

L'oeuvre nationale de secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, financée par les recettes de la loterie luxembourgeoise, a attribué vendredi 12,6 millions d'euros à des projets d'intégration des réfugiés vivant au Luxembourg.

L'initiative, baptisée "Mateneen" (ensemble, en français), a conduit à la sélection de 80 porteurs de projets issus de la société civile, oeuvrant à rapprocher la population luxembourgeoise et ces nouveaux arrivants.

30 Sep 2016 description

Ciudad de México, 29 de septiembre de 2016 – El crecimiento económico no es suficiente para eliminar la pobreza en las zonas rurales de América Latina y el Caribe, según un nuevo informe que el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) presenta hoy en Ciudad de México. Los gobiernos necesitan desarrollar políticas e inversiones específicas que se centran en el desarrollo agrícola y corregir la desigualdad histórica que sufren millones de personas en toda la región.