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25 Apr 2017 description

Projected food assistance needs for October 2017

25 Apr 2017 description

Impending famine, ongoing fighting and a failing health system leave millions at risk in Yemen

25 Apr 2017 description

PHETCHABUN, 25th April 2017, (NNT) - A tropical storm has damaged more than a thousand homes in several districts of Phetchabun and Kalasin provinces. Officials have already been dispatched to provide assistance.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

6,551 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
16,323 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
39,577 total returns from Pakistan since 1 January 2017
104,166 total returns from Iran since 1 January 2017
89% of returnees from Pakistan (5,837 individuals) assisted
2% of returnees from Iran (334 individuals) assisted

Returns from Pakistan

25 Apr 2017 description

El Equipo Local de Coordinación de Córdoba (ELC), es un espacio de coordinación inter-agencialestratégica, conformado por 24 organizaciones internacionales y nacionales, que promueve el intercambio de información, análisis y toma de decisiones, frente a los vacíos y necesidades humanitarias, iniciativas de desarrollo y de construcción de paz de la región, evitando duplicidades, facilitando sinergias con la institucionalidad, con un enfoque de acción sin daño, y promoviendo acciones de impacto en la respuesta complementaria al Estado.

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

IGAD and Somali Refugees p. 2

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 3

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 4

Focus on the operation

Afar region: great hospitality in an inhospitable environment p. 5

“Services are limited due to funding constraints.”

Eritrean Asiya leaves shame aside and joins school p. 7

Refugee Voices

25 Apr 2017 description
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AMMAN/SANA’A, 25 April 2017- The continuing violence in Yemen is fuelling one of the worst hunger crises in the world, with nearly 7 million people not knowing where their next meal will come from and in desperate need of food assistance. Nearly 2.2 million children are malnourished, including half a million who are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death if they do not receive urgent care and specialized treatment.

25 Apr 2017 description

Résumé de la situation

Le cyclone tropical Enawo est entré par le district d’Antalaha, au Nord-Est de Madagascar, région de SAVA, le mardi 07 Mars et est sortie du territoire malgache la nuit du jeudi 09 mars 2017 par la pointe du Sud de l’île. D’après les données recueillies, les districts d’Antalaha, de Maroantsetra (région Analanjirofo), et de Brickaville (région Atsinanana) sont les plus affectés par son passage.

25 Apr 2017 description

Le 21 avril 2017, il a été procédé à la remise officielle des locaux du tribunal de grande instance de Mbaiki, dans la préfecture de la Lobaye, aux autorités centrafricaines. La construction du bâtiment composé d’une salle d’audience, d’une salle de délibération et de latrines modernes, a été entièrement financée à hauteur de 25 millions de FCFA, dans le cadre des projets à impact rapide de la MINUSCA.

25 Apr 2017 description

A man in a woolly knitted cap stumbles and lurches his way through the audience seated on the ground and on to the makeshift stage; two women squabble as they try to fill their plastic bucket at an imaginary water tap.

The comedy may be a little bit stylised in this street drama in a village just outside Kathmandu, but the issues, such as drunkenness and lack of social engagement by the young, as well as caste discrimination, are very real.

25 Apr 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Madeeha Anwar

Nine-year-old Fahad works at a tailor shop in Peshawar with his brother to provide for their family of 11, including his six brothers, two sisters and his parents.

Making just $20 a month, his job hinders him from going to school.

“Every day on my way to work, I see students who go to school and it is very hard for me to ignore them,” Fahad told VOA. “My parents are poor and I have to work to be able to make ends meet.”

25 Apr 2017 description

Evacuation warnings have been issued again for Papua New Guinea's Manam Island as the island's volcano continues to rumble and spew ash.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

25 Apr 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Myanmar’s powerful military will not accept any revisions or amendments to a nationwide cease-fire agreement it signed in October 2015 with eight ethnic armed groups in order to accommodate remaining militias that have refused to sign or have been excluded from the pact, the country’s deputy commander-in-chief of the armed forces said Monday.

25 Apr 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Htet Naing Zaw

NAYPYIDAW – The government has set the date for the second session of the 21st Century Panglong peace conference as May 24, after the first Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) on the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) was held in Naypyidaw on Monday.

State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma Army deputy commander-in-chief Vice Snr-Gen Soe Win, and Karen National Union (KNU) chairman Saw Mutu Say Poe delivered the opening speeches at the JICM, attended by representatives of the government, the Burma Army, and ethnic armed organizations.

25 Apr 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Erik Larsson

PHNOM PENH, Apr 24 2017 (IPS) - Mao Neav takes a few quick steps out into the field, followed by her faithful dog Onada, tail wagging, tongue out and panting, ready for what is out there. The field is peppered with cluster bombs.

Mao Neav is the leader of a small group of bomb and mine clearers working in the Ratanakiri province of north-east Cambodia.