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17 Jan 2017 description

US$948 million urgently needed to address food and non-food needs for 5.6 million people

(Addis Ababa, 17 January 2017): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners today officially launched the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2017. The HRD seeks US$922 million to help 5.6 million people with emergency food and non-food assistance, mainly in the southern and eastern parts of the country.

17 Jan 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By LAWI WENG 16 January 2017

RANGOON — More than 100 ethnic Ta’ang have fled from their town in northern Shan State’s Namhsan and took refuge in monasteries in Lashio, after fighting between the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and the Burma Army broke out nearby.

Ashin Nyarnika, a Lashio abbot, reported that 90 people arrived at Aung Mingalar Namhsan monastery over the weekend and 20 other displaced people (IDPs) were staying at the nearby Mann Su monastery.

17 Jan 2017 description
report The Asia Foundation

One and a half years after the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, how have conditions in the affected zone evolved? This brief provides preliminary findings from the third round of the Foundation’s longitudinal mixed method research, Independent Impacts and Recovery Monitoring Nepal (IRM) project, which was conducted in September 2016. Full reports will follow in February.

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report UN Population Fund
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Sommaire du rapport annuel

Message du Directeur Régional

Les politiciens, les dirigeants et les parties prenantes d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre sont clairs. Nous devons faire passer les jeunes d’abord si nous vou- lons maîtriser le dividende démographique, établir la résilience et transformer notre région pour réaliser les objectifs de développement durable et l’Afrique que nous voulons.

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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Executive Summary

Message from the Regional Director

Politicians, leaders and stakeholders across West and Central Africa are clear. We must put young people first if we are to harness the demographic dividend, build resilience and transform our region to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa We Want.

17 Jan 2017 description
report Viet Nam News

ĐỒNG THÁP – The Đồng Tháp Province People’s Committee has approved a project to control flooding and regulate freshwater in Đồng Tháp Mười (Plain of Reeds).

The work, to cost VNĐ664billion (US$30 million), will be funded by official development assistance, public money and private investors.

It will be undertaken in the districts of Hồng Ngự, Tam Nông and Thanh Bình and Hồng Ngự Town, and completed by 2022.

It will mitigate the impacts of climate change and natural mishaps, safeguarding local livelihoods.

17 Jan 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Monday offered 860 food packages to displaced Iraqis from Mosul who are staying in Irbil, in collaboration with Kuwait's General Consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Today's food packages were offered to about 5,000 people, in cooperation with the Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF), director of the catastrophes and emergency department at the KRCS Yusuf Fahd Al-Maraaj told KUNA.

17 Jan 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Details of Response Emergency: Support to cold snap affected people in East Romania Date of Emergency: 12th of January 2017 (Forecasted to continue also through 16-19 January) ACT Requesting Member: Ecumenical Association of Churches in Romania - AIDRom

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

17 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Urgently Report on Whereabouts, Well-Being; Allow UN Expert Access

17 Jan 2017 description

FAIZA ILYAS

KARACHI: The city made history on Monday when it completed a year without reporting a single case of poliovirus, health department officials told Dawn.

“This is the first time in its history that Karachi hasn’t reported a single case the whole year. Fortunately, the reports of samples collected from various drains in the city have repeatedly come negative the whole year,” said coordinator for emergency operation centre, Sindh, Fayyaz Jatoi, adding that the city was close to eradicating the crippling disease.

17 Jan 2017 description

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan supports an Afghan-led and owned peace and reconciliation process.

General Bajwa made the remarks during a meeting with US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel on Monday at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi.

"Blame games are detrimental to enduring peace," said Bajwa while referring to rhetoric against Pakistan following recent terrorists attacks in Afghanistan.

17 Jan 2017 description

FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS (FGD) FINDINGS

  • Location: POC 1 & POC 3 sites in UN House, Juba

  • Dates: 22-30 December 2016

  • Team Members: Kashif Saleem and Kate Kakela, supported by UNHCR Volunteers on site

SUMMARY

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Background

Since December 2016, reports started being received of an influx of civilians from Juba arriving in Bentiu, landing in Rubkona and Guit counties. IDPs identified as residing previously in Mangaten area and the Protection of Civilians (POC) sites in Juba were witnessed arriving through commercial cargo flights initiated by the Government of South Sudan, the majority of them women and children. Reports indicate that similar flights have also been leaving from Juba to Jonglei and Upper Nile.

17 Jan 2017 description

285 illegal border crossers were apprehended on the territory of Hungary between Friday and Sunday, according to a statement by the National Police Headquarters.

According to the statistics published on the Police website, 78, 110 and 88 migrants were apprehended on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and were accompanied back across the Serbian-Hungarian border by police and border guards on duty at the border. 9 illegal migrants were apprehended within the 8-kilometre border zone and along other external stretches of the border.

17 Jan 2017 description

“Last year’s figures show that, although to a lesser extent than in 2015, the Hungarian-Serbian border is still under permanent pressure”, the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister said.

György Bakondi emphasised: “There have been 1142 attempts to illegally enter the country along the Hungarian-Serbian stretch of the border so far this year, which is at least the same order of magnitude as last year, despite the cold weather and the fact that countries to the south are implementing more intensive protection”.

17 Jan 2017 description

Huambo - Four million dollars have recently been donated by the United States of America (U.S.A) for the demining process still happening in Angola, in the ambit of the governmental programme focused on making Angola become free of landmines by 2025.

The announcement was made last Sunday by the counsellor-minister of the U.S Embassy in Angola, Constance Arvis, during a ceremony that served to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the visit to Angola of the late Princess Diana.

17 Jan 2017 description

PRACHUAPKIRIKAN, 16 January 2017 (NNT) – Soldiers have devoted their resources to repairing homes affected by flooding in Prachuapkirikan province.

Engineers from the 16th Military Circle have descended on a home in Prachuapkirikan province to repair damages caused by flooding over the past month. The soldiers have also passed out necessity items and medicine to flood victims while saying they believe they can complete their repair work in 3 days.

17 Jan 2017 description

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s investigative mechanism, the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT), published a series of legal conclusions in August, October and December 2016 surrounding specific air strike incidents where concerns have been raised that international humanitarian law (IHL) may have been breached.

17 Jan 2017 description

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