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Madurai is the second largest city in Tamil Nadu. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai developed on the fertile plain of the River Vaigai and has been a major religious centre and settlement for two millennia.
Guatemala, 22 dic (AGN).- La atención a los niños y jóvenes en Guatemala ha sido reestructurada durante la actual administración asegura la titular de la Secretaría de Bienestar Social de la Presidencia (SBS), Raquel Vielman. Uno de los temas a los que se ha dado apoyo es a la atención de menores migrantes no acompañados.
El país centroamericano ha logrado reducir su migración infantil irregular en 70 por ciento, sostiene Vielman en una entrevista con la Agencia Guatemalteca de Noticias (AGN).
Bogotá, 22 dic (SIG).
• “Desde el comienzo, desde que se presentó ese alud, hemos estado al frente de la situación. La Policía también y la Fuerza Aérea también. Estamos pendientes, porque aparentemente van a seguir las lluvias y por eso hay que estar alertas”, afirmó el Mandatario al programa de televisión ‘Agenda Colombia’.
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The SMM continued to monitor the implementation of the provisions of the Minsk Protocol and Memorandum and the work of the Joint Centre for Control and Co-ordination (JCCC). The SMM observed two convoys of humanitarian aid arriving from the Russian Federation (RF) to the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
December 22 2014: Mass protests saw the president of Burkina Faso resign in 2014, after nearly 30 years in power. As the country prepares for a general election in 2015, Boris Somé gives an overview of one initiative being developed to ensure it passes off peacefully.
In the aftermath of Typhoon Hagupit, Handicap International’s teams in the Philippines are working in the province of Samar, which was severely affected by the storm. Handicap International’s activities in the province of Leyte continue.
By Ashfaq Yusufzai
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 22 2014 (IPS) - “Our children quitting school is the greatest pain we have suffered during our troublesome lives here,” says Multan Shah, a vegetable-seller in a shantytown of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one of Pakistan’s four provinces.
Pakistan’s reported plans to execute 500 more people are “deeply disturbing” and would do nothing to protect civilians from the conflict with the Taliban, Amnesty International said today.
The reports come following the execution of six people in the past four days in the wake of the deadly Taliban attack on a school in Peshawar.
22 December 2014 - Displaced persons in Wau, Western Bahr El-Ghazal State, asked UNMISS today to move them to camps where they felt secure moving outside the Protection of Civilians (POC) site.
Speaking after a presentation of the UNMISS mandate at the Wau POC site, participants said they had no idea when peace would come and would like to move closer to their homes, where they would feel more secure.