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24 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

Sofia Christensen

OUROSSOGUI, SENEGAL — An agricultural project in northern Senegal funded by the Italian government is taking a different approach to reducing migration by focusing not on the young men who travel to Europe, but on their female relatives.

24 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA — South Africa grabbed international attention earlier this year with images of angry demonstrators attacking foreign residents and their businesses. This type of xenophobic violence, analysts say, is largely driven by high unemployment, inequality and frustration with the government’s failure to provide everyone with basic services.

24 May 2017 description
report United Nations

The United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, concluded today a three-day visit to Sana’a where he met with political leaders from Ansar’Allah and the General People’s Congress and Representatives of other political parties. The talks focused on possible agreements which would to prevent the spread of military activities to Hudeidah and practical ways to ensure the resumption of salaries to all Yemeni civil servants nation-wide.

24 May 2017 description

Over 1,000 migrants are still scattered across the region and the numbers are growing, with 600 now living around Calais

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of migrants have been sleeping in the streets in "disastrous" conditions in northern France with no access to tents, showers or water since a fire ravaged the country's last major refugee camp, a charity said on Wednesday.

A fire destroyed most of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk last month after fighting broke out.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Women

The Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Yannick Glemarec, will participate at the fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (24-26 May) in Cancun, Mexico, which will convene more than 5,000 delegates to discuss how to prevent disasters and reduce the loss of lives, as well as economic and infrastructure losses.

24 May 2017 description

On 24 May, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, addressed the Conference: Victims of ethnic and religious violence in the Middle East, in Madrid, Spain. The event took place in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Sr Alfonso Maria Dastis Quecedo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Mr Ayman H. Safadi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq, Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari.

24 May 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Address Past Electoral Offenses, Other Rights Abuses

24 May 2017 description

Port-au-Prince, mercredi 24 Mai 2017 - Le secrétaire général de l’Organisation Météorologique Mondiale, Petteri Taalas, visitera Haïti du 25 au 27 mai pour inaugurer avec le Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources Naturelles et du Développement Rural (MARNDR) le nouveau bâtiment du Service Hydrométéorologique d’Haïti (UHM). Cette installation permettra d´améliorer les services d´alerte et de prévention des risques de catastrophes naturelles, en contribuant à la réduction des pertes en vies humaines et des dommages matériels en Haïti.

24 May 2017 description

UNESCO (Dakar, Headquarters and IICBA), the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Centre for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), represented by its Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF), organized a capacity-building workshop on prevention of violent extremism through education (PVE-E) in West Africa and the Sahel. This event took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 9 to 11 May 2017.

24 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

May 24, 2017 5:56 AM
VOA News

Muslim extremists in the Philippines have taken a local Catholic priest and others hostage after forcing their way into a cathedral in the southern city of Marawi.

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, said the hostages included 10 worshippers and three church employees, and that the militants were demanding the government withdraw its forces from the area.

24 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: May 24, 2017 3:23 PM
Harun Maruf

Militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for a deadly car bombing in Somalia's capital and two other fatal attacks in Kenya.

Officials in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, said at least eight people were killed and 15 others injured in the bombing late Wednesday near the city's seaport.

Witnesses told VOA's Somali service a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device blew up next to a small restaurant.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12840

Security Council
7940th Meeting (AM)

The national dialogue just launched in South Sudan by President Salva Kiir would only be credible if opposition groups genuinely participated, the senior United Nations official in that country said today, as he briefed the Security Council on the significant military, humanitarian and political challenges facing that nation.

24 May 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: News Room

The lives of over 3,000 hinterland residents have been significantly affected as a result of the massive flooding which struck several lowland communities in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).

The damage has been severe to the extent where the school in Itabac was washed away and has since been rendered unstable.

Some 3,274 persons have been affected in Region 8. However, the full impact of the flood in Region 7 is still being assessed.

24 May 2017 description

The U.S. is deeply concerned about the famine in South Sudan, as well as the risk of famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. We are one of the largest donors of humanitarian assistance for the people of these countries and will continue to work with other international donors to provide the life-saving aid needed to avert famine and help people in need.

24 May 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Precisa el Senamhi

11:01. Lima, may. 24. El nivel de los principales ríos amazónicos continúa en descenso y pese a esta tendencia el Marañón se mantiene en alerta roja, reportó el Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología (Senamhi) al Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN).

24 May 2017 description

La ville de Bangassou dans la préfecture du Mboumou (sud-est de la République Centrafricaine) retrouve progressivement le calme tandis que les activités administratives et socio-éducatives reprennent après l’intervention robuste des casques bleus de la MINUSCA, mais les défis sécuritaires restent importants, a annoncé la Mission. La ville a été le théâtre, le 13 mai 2017, d’un assaut lancé par des groupes d’auto-défense assimilés aux anti-Balaka qui a causé plusieurs victimes et fait des milliers de déplacés.

24 May 2017 description

Con el propósito de actualizar el Plan de Contingencia de la ciudad de Concepción -documento en el cual se planifican y describen las actividades para controlar y dar respuesta rápida a las emergencias que puedan presentarse-, el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) lleva adelante una capacitación en el salón auditorio de la Gobernación departamental. La actividad finaliza en la tarde de este miércoles 24 de mayo, tras haber iniciado el día de ayer, en el marco del proyecto Cháke Ou 2016-2017.

24 May 2017 description

SANTO DOMINGO – Aliados a las nuevas tecnologías, representantes de organismos dominicanos e internacionales vinculados a la gestión del riesgo y desastres, participan desde hoy de un taller internacional para formarse en el manejo de drones con la finalidad de intervenir en situaciones de emergencias humanitarias.

24 May 2017 description

The African Development Bank Group and Ethiopia signed loan and grant agreements to the tune of US $5.6 million on Wednesday for additional resources to Ethiopia’s One Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Program. The Bank’s support focuses on the rural and pastoralist areas and is timely in the light of the drought that is being experienced in the horn of Africa.

24 May 2017 description

During a rescue in the Mediterranean Sea on 23 May, the Libyan coastguard approached boats in distress, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people’s lives and creating mayhem, according to aid organisations Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS Méditerranée, whose teams witnessed the violent incident.