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29 Nov 2014 description
report Frontier Post

PESHAWAR (Monitoring Desk) – Health department on Thursday issued a report on Peshawar’s anti-polio drive which was launched on November 23. During a campaign, parents of 12000 children refused to inoculate polio drops to their children.

According to details, a report has been issued by health department stating that one day polio campaign was started on November 23 in Peshawar in which about 7,54,000 children were likely to be administered polio drops, however, about 6,46,000 children were vaccinated.

29 Nov 2014 description

Rabat, Nov. 28, 2014 - HM King Mohammed VI has given His High Instructions to the Interior Minister to visit flood-stricken Guelmim Es-Semara and Souss-Massa-Draa regions at the head of a delegation, the Interior Ministry said Friday.

This delegation is responsible for monitoring the situation in these regions and coordinating the necessary steps to ensure the protection of people and their properties, the ministry said in a statement.

29 Nov 2014 description

A number of Iraqi wounded and sick civilians arrived last night at Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi to receive medical treatment at the U.A.E. hospitals in implementation of the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces.

29 Nov 2014 description
report Jakarta Post

The Jakarta Post, Rengat

As many as 30 schools in Indragiri Hulu regency, Riau, were forced to close as floods inundated classrooms and made access roads impassable.

Head of the Indragiri Education Agency, Ujang Sudrajat, said the decision was made over fears that the floods would disturb the learning process.

He said the affected schools were located in the districts of West Rengat, Rengat, Pasir Penyu, Seberida, Sei Lala and Batang Cenaku.

“They are elementary and junior high schools,” Ujang said in Rengat on Friday as quoted by Antara news agency.

29 Nov 2014 description
report Xinhua

KANGDING, Sichuan, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Lessons for about 240 students of a junior high school in Kangding in southwest China's Sichuan Province restarted on Thursday after an earthquake last week.

The 6.3-magnitude earthquake, which struck on Nov. 22, affected more than 7,000 students.

Students of Muya Zuqing School in Tagong, the epicenter of Saturday's earthquake, will be taught in six prefabricated classrooms.

29 Nov 2014 description

By Kathryn Milliken

The 20th Conference of the Parties (COP 20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place 1-12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru, and WFP will be there.

What do climate negotiations mean for world hunger?

29 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: Measles outbreak has been reported in the Nuba mountains (Sudan), with some 800 cases and 18 deaths confirmed so far. Currently there are about 5000-8000 people on transit to Yida refugee settlement (South Sudan). A vaccination center is going to be set up at the entry to Yida to make sure all eligible children are vaccinated as they arrive.

29 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: on 26 November, South Sudan launched a 16-day campaign against gender-based violence. The event, which also marked the launch of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, was held under the theme, “Stop sexual and gender based violence and promote peace and co-existence in the state. Let us challenge militarism”. Attended by officials from the government, UNMISS and UN agencies, the launch came amidst reports of serious gender-based violence in the state, which has resulted in some men and women losing their lives.

29 Nov 2014 description

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has affected an unacceptable number of people with around 712,330 suspected cholera cases, and an estimated 8,655 cholera related de aths recorded by the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) from October 2010 th rough October 2014. De spite a significant reduction in the incidence of cholera, Haiti continues to host the largest cholera epidemic in the Western Hemisphere .

29 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

28 November 2014 – The top United Nations officials leading the fight against Ebola have made an appeal for people who possess skills that are “quite rare” to join the global effort, such as those who can provide patient care, undertake contact tracing and analyze how the outbreak is evolving in remote areas of the virus-affected countries, saying that “deploying more people to the districts is our highest priority.”

29 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11678-AFG/432

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gary Quinlan (Australia):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack on 27 November on a United Kingdom Embassy vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries to civilians and security personnel, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

29 Nov 2014 description
report SUDO (UK)

Killing, rape and looting by the government and its Janjaweed militias continue

23rd November 2014

Janjaweed militia attacked and killed Fatma Omar in her farm in the area of east JABAL-MARRA. Other farmers took up her body and informed the police, but no one has been arrested.

29 Nov 2014 description

Port-au-Prince, Haiti | AFP | Saturday 11/29/2014 - 00:08 GMT

Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of Haiti Friday to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in the latest public outcry over long-delayed elections in the troubled Caribbean nation.

Haiti has been in political crisis for three years over the failure to hold municipal and legislative elections.

If elections are not held before January 12, parliament will be automatically dissolved and Martelly can rule by decree.

29 Nov 2014 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | samedi 29/11/2014 - 00:17 GMT

Le gouvernement du Mali a annoncé vendredi qu'une personne atteinte de fièvre Ebola avait été traitée avec succès sur le sol malien, premier cas de guérison dans ce pays où un autre cas confirmé était soigné.

"Nous annonçons le premier cas de guérison d'une personne porteuse du virus Ebola. Cette personne a été soignée efficacement. Elle a été testée à deux reprises, elle est négative" désormais, a déclaré le ministre de la Santé Ousmane Koné lors d'une conférence de presse.

29 Nov 2014 description
report UN Security Council

SC/11679

On 26 November, at its second formal meeting, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) continued its dialogue with the representatives to the United Nations of Yemen and the member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) — namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. A representative of the GCC organization also participated in the meeting.

29 Nov 2014 description

SG/SM/16377-HR/5229-OBV/1412

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, to be observed on 3 December:

This year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities focuses on the theme, “Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology”.

Technology has changed the world, bringing knowledge within reach and expanding a range of opportunities. Persons with disabilities can benefit enormously from such advances, yet too many lack access to these essential tools.

28 Nov 2014 description

Madrid, Espagne | AFP | Friday 11/28/2014 - 21:05 GMT

Ten African migrants managed to scale the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla in broad daylight Friday, a day after 500 tried to storm the barrier.

There have been more than 60 attempts on the seven-metre (23-foot) high fence around the tiny Spanish outpost this year, mostly at night, according to officials.

28 Nov 2014 description

Lomé, Togo | AFP | Friday 11/28/2014 - 19:57 GMT

by Emile KOUTON

Several thousand people protested in the Togolese capital on Friday to call for constitutional change that would bar President Faure Gnassingbe from seeking a third term of office in next year's vote.

The Gnassingbe family has run the small West African nation since the current president's father took power in 1967.

28 Nov 2014 description

Port-au-Prince, Haïti | AFP | vendredi 28/11/2014 - 20:42 GMT

Des milliers d'Haïtiens ont à nouveau manifesté vendredi à Port-au-Prince pour exiger la démission du président Michel Martelly et du Premier ministre Laurent Lamothe, et réclamer la tenue d'élections libres.

"A bas Martelly, à bas Lamothe chef de la corruption. Ils doivent partir", scandaient les manifestants, qui se sont arrêtés brièvement devant le siège du gouvernement situé dans le centre de la capitale.

28 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Vingt huit miliciens de la Force de résistance patriotique de l’Ituri (FRPI) de Cobra Matata sont finalement arrivés à Bunia jeudi 27 novembre dans la soirée. Ils étaient munis de six armes individuelles et d’une arme lourde, a indiqué ce vendredi à Radio Okapi le commandant de la 32eme région militaire. La société civile d’Irumu exprime sa déception au regard du petit nombre des miliciens qui se sont rendus.