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18 Jan 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Some 400,000 families, or 1.4 million people, living in areas known to be geological disaster hot spots will be relocated, according to a government plan released Wednesday.

These families live in areas where geological disasters can not be prevented or reduced through human intervention, according to the plan, and they will be moved by the end of 2020.

18 Jan 2017 description
report EurasiaNet

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska

On the 8.28 a.m. train to Terespol, a Polish town at the border with Belarus, Ali watches the barely changing landscape with indifference. This might be the twentieth time he has taken this train with his wife and three kids. Or maybe the twenty-first, he cannot quite remember.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

Residents in Chumphon, Ranong and Nakhon Si Thammarat are being warned of heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides over the next few days. National Disaster Warning Centre issued a warning Wednesday about bad weather in the three southern provinces.

The centre has warned locals in Chumphon's Phato and Thung Tako districts, Kra Buri and La-un districts in Ranong and Phrommakhiri, Nop Phi Tham and Lan Saka districts in Nakhon Si Thammarat about possible flash floods and mudslides following heavy downpours in their communities.

18 Jan 2017 description

Two Iranian men who were bashed by police in Papua New Guinea return to court after being arrested for a second time.

Two Iranian men who were bashed by police in Papua New Guinea have returned to court after being arrested for a second time.

Police arrested Mehdi Bohlouli and Mohammad Rabani — who are housed at Australia's offshore detention centre on Manus Island — for failing to appear in court on January 11 on charges of being drunk and disorderly and resisting arrest.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

The United Nations human rights envoy to Myanmar on Wednesday met privately on Wednesday with the country’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw to discuss recent violence in volatile Rakhine state, as she nears the end of a 12-day biannual visit to Myanmar.

During the meeting, Yanghee Lee, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, condemned the Oct. 9 attacks on border guard posts in northern Rakhine that left nine officers dead, according to an announcement by the foreign affairs ministry.

18 Jan 2017 description

In January, the polio programme is contributing to the protection of more than 4 million children against measles.

A mass vaccination campaign to protect more than 4 million children (4,766,214) against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria started on 13 January. The polio eradication infrastructure has been on hand to help with this feat of logistics from data management to training, social mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, supportive supervision and waste management.

18 Jan 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

ABUJA, Nigeria – A brutal attack by Boko Haram forced Zainab Abubakar, 28, and her six children to flee their home in northern Nigeria. “I was one month pregnant when I left Gamboru Ngala,” Ms. Abubakar told UNFPA from the Dalori displacement camp in Maiduguri. “During my escape, I lost my pregnancy.”

Ms. Abubakar’s tragic miscarriage took place in 2014, but the Boko Haram crisis continues to drive women and girls from their homes – and from access to basic health care.

18 Jan 2017 description

The Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance (GDA) is a public-private partnership established by the US Agency for International Development with pediatric, obstetric, and midwifery professional associations, the private sector and civil society to improve the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services in focus countries.

18 Jan 2017 description

Last January 12, in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFCR) and the Argentine Red Cross signed an agreement Framework of cooperation with the White Helmets Commission (Comisión de los Cascos Blancos).

18 Jan 2017 description


  • Although the prices of most commodities decreased in week 4 of December 2016, prices remained higher compared with the previous month. Month-on-month prices remained higher within the ranges of 8 – 61%. Food commodity prices were 16 – 56% higher than the previous three months. The prices were 196 – 347 % and 207 – 362 % compared to last year and the past four year average respectively.

18 Jan 2017 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Three months after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in Grande-Anse and Sud - the most affected areas - has declined steadily from approximately 1 million to 400,000, a recent assessment shows.

18 Jan 2017 description

Les 20 ressortissant-e-s haïtiens qui ont été arrêtés illégalement au marché frontalier d’Elias Piña, le 16 janvier dernier, ont été relâchés dans la matinée du 17 janvier 2016. Ces usagers dudit marché frontalier ont été par la suite reconduits à la frontière de Carisal/Elias Piña, a constaté le GARR.

Les victimes se sont montrées indignées de la violation de leurs droits par les autorités dominicaines. Elles disent avoir passé une nuit sans rien prendre dans une caserne militaire se trouvant à Elias Piña.

18 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
7864th Meeting (AM)

Suicide Bombing Will Not Distract Us, Permanent Representative Vows, as Members Hear from Delegates of Uruguay, Algeria

A car bomb that killed more than 50 people at a military base in Gao this morning was a stark reminder of the multiple obstacles hobbling Mali’s ongoing peace process, the head of United Nations peacekeeping told the Security Council today.

18 Jan 2017 description

The Nigeria International NGO Forum regrets the tragic accident that led to the death and injury of civilians and aid workers in a bombing of a camp by the Nigerian military on 17 January 2017 in Rann, Kala/Balge LGA, a newly accessible area in northeast of Nigeria. In the same vein, we commiserate with the people of Borno State and the affected families. It is unacceptable that vulnerable people who fled the horrors of war and are suffering from extreme levels of hunger and malnutrition were killed and injured in the very place that they thought they would be safe.

18 Jan 2017 description

Dans cette Infolettre :

30,030 rapatriés et 35,536 retournés spontanés enregistrés pour 2016

Des documents d’identité, une urgence pour les migrants haïtiens vivant en R.D.

Le GARR distingué par la CNCDH

195 personnes ont reçu leur acte de naissance avec l’appui du GARR Rapatriements pour décembre 2016

Le prix Iqbal Masih 2016 à titre posthume décerné à Sonia Pierre

18 Jan 2017 description

La Paz, 18 ene (Prensa Palacio).- El presidente Evo Morales junto a su Gabinete Ministerial aprobó hoy dos decretos supremos, uno para la contratación de créditos del Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina (CAF), destinados a la construcción de presas y represas de pequeña y mediana escala destinadas a la provisión de agua potable y riego en el área rural y otro de apoyo presupuestario a los pequeños productores agropecuarios afectados por la sequía, anunció hoy el ministro de Planificación de Desarrollo, René Orellana.

18 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

By Casie Tesfai and Jeanette Bailey

In South Sudan, an acutely malnourished child may have to travel up to eight hours along unpaved roads, through swamps and mud, under threat of violence, to reach a medical clinic where treatment can be administered. To complete a full course of treatment, this journey must be repeated once a week for three months or longer.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Chile

La información proporcionada por la Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF) indica que el incendio forestal denominado “Fundo Santa Blanca” se encuentra activo, consumiendo una superficie aproximada de 5 hectáreas de pastizal y matorral en la comuna de Santo Domingo.