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25 May 2017 description


In accordance with the most recent International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities of the world-wide System of National Accounts (United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats.org/unsd/cr/registry/), the Information and Communications Sector covers the following activities:

• Publishing;

25 May 2017 description


The manufacturing or industrial sector is composed of several individual economic activities, according to the United Nations, International Standard Industrial Classification of All Economic Activities, Rev.4, New York, 2008. (http://unstats. org/unsd/cr/registry/). These include the manufacture of the following:

• Food products;

• Beverages;

• Tobacco products;

• Textiles;

• Wearing apparel;

• Leather and leather-related products;

25 May 2017 description

Total Mainland
35,867 people (Official & informal sites, other state run facilities, self-settled, NGOs)
65,869 capacity (Official, informal, on-hold sites, other state run facilities, NGOs, UNHCR)

Total Islands
12,920 people (Official & informal sites, other state run facilities)
8,569 capacity (Official & informal sites, other state run facilities, UNHCR)

25 May 2017 description

Christian Jepsen and Ephrem Chiruza

During 2016, more than 920,000 people were forced to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo according to a new report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. No one can deny the immense beauty of the forested highlands in eastern DR Congo. Small villages perched high up on grassy hilltops overlook lush valleys dotted with gargantuan hardwood trees.

But eastern DR Congo is no paradise.

25 May 2017 description

Situation summary in the Americas

Since epidemiological week (EW) 1 to EW 19 of 2017, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, and Suriname have reported suspected and confirmed yellow fever cases.

The following is an update on the situation in Brazil. The situation in the other countries was reported in the epidemiological update of 25 April 2017 and in previous updates, and no significant changes have been reported since then.

25 May 2017 description

By Hanne Beirens and Susan Fratzke

In response to growing humanitarian needs, more governments around the world have turned to resettlement to offer protection to some of the world’s most vulnerable refugees. In Europe, proximity to ongoing humanitarian crises has led the European Union to ramp up its resettlement efforts, including in the form of an EU-wide resettlement scheme and dedicated funding to support Member State initiatives.

25 May 2017 description

The interview with Dr. Sai Oo, Country Representative of Pyidaungsu Institute for peace and dialogue in Yangon, Myanmar was led by Mirco Kreibich, Director, Heinrich Böll Stiftung Myanmar

After the first peace conference in August last year Myanmar has seen a surge in heavy fighting, in particular in Kachin and Northern Shan States. What is behind the latest clashes between the Burmese army, the Tatmadaw, and the ethnic armed organizations (EAO)?

25 May 2017 description
  1. May. 2017 by Mirco Kreibich Johanna Goetz Alice Muthoni Murage

Against the backdrop of persistent ethnic tensions, the second round of the peace conference of Burmese government, army (Tatmadaw) and ethnic minorities begins on 24 May in Myanmar. The political internal climate and the relationship of Aung San Suu Kyi to the international community projected its shadows ahead.

25 May 2017 description
report The Guardian

Failure to recognise Somaliland’s independence means aid that could save lives of people hit by drought and cholera is too slow to arrive, says foreign minister

Patrick Wintour
Wednesday 24 May 2017 12.57 BST

Somaliland’s foreign minister has said that the international community’s refusal to recognise the republic 26 years after it declared independence means aid is taking far longer to reach people on the brink of famine.

25 May 2017 description
report Chosun Ilbo

A civilian group of both progressive and conservative NGO officials will travel to North Korea next month.

A Cheong Wa Dae official said Wednesday that the Korean Sharing Movement applied for permission to visit North Korea, and Chung Eui-yong, the head of the Cheong Wa Dae security team, is minded to approve the request.

Once the Unification Ministry authorizes the trip, they will be joined by a 17-member delegation led by Minjoo Party lawmaker Won Hye-young and People's Party lawmaker Chung Jung-bae on June 10.

25 May 2017 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il a été publié par le Sous-bureau OCHA Bambari et couvre la période du 09 au 21 mai 2017. Sur le plan géographique, il couvre les préfectures de la Ouaka, Basse Kotto, Haute Kotto, Mbomou, Haut-Mbomou et Vakaga.


  • Basse Kotto : Après Mingala et Alindao, les préfectures de Mobaye et Zangba affectées par la violence armées et les mouvements massifs de populations ;

25 May 2017 description



As a civil war in Yemen persists, a cholera outbreak in the country is spreading at an unprecedented rate, according to the United Nations, which says that there were more than 35,500 suspected cases of the disease reported in the past three weeks, and 361 deaths. Amid urgent appeals for international assistance, CIGI Research Associate Jacqueline Lopour talks about the underlying connections between conflict, cholera and water security.

CIGI: Can you tell us about the water crisis in the Yemen?

25 May 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

About 900 Myanmar government representatives, lawmakers, top military and political party officials, and delegates from ethnic armed groups opened the second round of de facto national leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s key peace initiative on Wednesday.

25 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

Joe Freeman

NAYPYITAW — The second round of peace talks under Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, called "21st Century Panglong”, commenced in the capital Naypyitaw Wednesday amid a cloud of frustration over the lack of progress made since the first conference held under her leadership in August.

25 May 2017 description

Ali Akbar

Unknown assailants shot dead a polio worker in Bannu district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Wednesday, police said.

Cantt police identified the deceased as Rafidullah, a former supervisor of the polio campaign in Bannu.

An in-charge of Cantt police station confirmed the firing incident, saying that Rafidullah was apparently headed to the local bazaar when unidentified gunmen opened fire at him, gravely injuring the victim.

25 May 2017 description
report EurasiaNet

Rafat Aimuratov is on a crusade to save Muynak.

The former bustling fisheries hub in western Uzbekistan is ground zero in what is widely acknowledged to be among the worst environmental disasters of the past century. Decades of intensive water-hungry cotton farming sapped the rivers filling the Aral Sea and left Muynak high and dry, dozens of kilometers from the shore.

If the town is to survive, believes Aimuratov, an ecologist, it will need to find new ways forward. That is now his life’s mission.

25 May 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy


NAYPYIDAW — Burma Army Chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing has called the demands of some ethnic armed groups “unrealistic” and described them as “far beyond the federal system.”

25 May 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Nyein Nyein

Spokesperson for Burma’s State Counselor’s Office U Zaw Htay, spoke to The Irrawaddy about the 21st Century Panglong peace conference, which convened in Naypyidaw on Wednesday, including on the Northern Alliance’s presence and the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC)’s absence, as well as China’s role in the peace process.

Under what agreements did members of the Northern Alliance attend the peace conference?

25 May 2017 description


NAYPYIDAW — State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi opened a second round of peace talks under her government here in the capital on Wednesday, predicting that the coming days would bring “intense discussions, exchanges of views, debates and difficult decisions.”