BANGUI, 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - One of the most telling effects of the bitter internal crisis which has rocked the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2012 is the continuing displacement of thousands of ordinary citizens. Those who fled have been forced to abandon their houses and home areas, often moving into rapidly-established camps, living in dismal conditions.
Advisory Commission, 17 November 2014
Mr. Chairman; Mr. Vice-Chairman; Distinguished Delegates; Colleagues,
Equality, human rights and full access to reproductive health must be priorities for Asia-Pacific nations meeting at the UN in Bangkok next week for the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review.
That’s the view of leading parliamentarians from the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) who have been working to progress gender equality in their national parliaments throughout the region and at AFPPD workshops, said Pakistan MP and AFPPD delegation spokesperson Mrs Mahtab Akbar Rashdi.
Foreword and Executive Summary
On 16 September 2014, the northern Syrian town of Kobane came under siege. Since then, 188,000 refugees are reported to have flooded into Turkey. This is an emergency which, like so much of the Syria crisis, revolves around issues of protection and gender.
Revised estimates report that the number of IDPs has increased by 100,000 to a total of 1.9 million people across 1,928 sites within Iraq (OCHA, 2014).
Memorandum to Convention on Conventional Weapons Delegates
•En octobre, des cas de choléra ont été enregistrés dans les régions de Diffa, Tahoua et Maradi.
•Le Gouvernement du Niger et l’UNHCR ont lancé le programme de réinsertion des retournés maliens qui étaient hébergés dans les camps de réfugiés maliens à Tillaberi.
•Le Gouvernement du Niger a adopté un plan de soutien préliminaire aux plus vulnérables pour la période octobre-décembre 2014.
With the conflict in South Sudan prompting civilians to seek refuge in Ethiopia, and intercommunal violence generating internal displacement in different parts of the country, the ICRC and its partners have been moving quickly to bring aid to the people who need it most.
In continuation of the military operations launched in 2009 and 2011, the Pakistani army launched its third operation, Khyber 1, in October 2014.
Consequent to the operation, residents from Akkakhel, Malikdinkhel and Sipah areas of Bara, fled their homes to secure their families in or around Peshawar.
Red Cross remains committed to helping people affected by conflict in Ukraine
Despite the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, acts of indiscriminate shelling and security incidents continue to put civilians at risk. The approaching winter makes the situation of both residents and displaced people even more difficult.
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)
Concluding General Debate on Human Rights, Delegates Raise Concerns about ‘Politicized’ Resolutions Targeting Specific Countries
LAIZA, Myanmar, October 29 (UNHCR) – With colourful fabrics spread around tables and the rhythmic sound of sewing machines, interrupted by laughter and conversation, there is great camaraderie among a group of women in one of Laiza's camps for internally displaced people (IDP). But these resilient students have all lost their homes and belongings.
The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.
• As of 26 October, the cumulative number of confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone has reached 4,199 confirmed and probable cases with a total of 1,023 deaths.
• Many confirmed and suspected cases are being turned away from overcrowded holding and/or treatment centres and unsafe burials continue to be one of the main causes of transmission.
• More health care workers, protective equipment, safe beds are urgently needed.
• Two Community Care Centres are expected to open in Port Loko this week.