Rome, Yogyakarta, 21 November 2014 – The Jesuit Refugee Service observes with deep sadness yet another sudden retroactive change in the policy of Australia towards people seeking international protection in Southeast Asia. Yesterday, the government of Australia announced its decision to stop the resettlement of refugees who had registered with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Indonesia on or after the 1 July 2014. The number of refugees resettled by Australia from Indonesia will also be further reduced in 2015.
517 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2013
522 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Nigeria, January 2013–September 2014
517 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde en 2013
522 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite au Nigéria, janvier 2013-septembre 2014
The global breeding programme for taro (Colocasia esculenta) and cocoyam (Xanthosoma sagittifolium) is gathering pace. The International Network for Edible Aroids (INEA) is part of the five-year project Adapting clonally propagated crops to climatic and commercial changes funded by the European Union (EU).
The Indonesian government’s recent endorsement of food sovereignty as its formal policy framework signals a turn in food policy discourse in Southeast Asia. Is this helpful or a disruptive development?
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When Abid was five, immigration officials arrested him and his family, Pakistani refugees fleeing religious persecution. The officials took them to the squalid immigration detention centre in central Bangkok. There, they joined hundreds of other refugees detained indefinitely, awaiting some distant possibility of release.
NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.
NEW YORK, 19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.
Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate toilets and among them 1 billion defecate in the open – in fields, bushes, or bodies of water – putting them, and especially children, in danger of deadly faecal-oral diseases like diarrhoea.
11/19/2014 - 03:41 GMT
by Martin PARRY
Australian Immigration Minister Scott Morrison Wednesday said he was "taking the sugar off the table" in controversially announcing that Canberra was slamming the door on UN-registered asylum-seekers in Indonesia.
Morrison said that asylum-seekers who arrived in Indonesia after July this year would no longer be eligible for resettlement in Australia.
Ten years ago, a tsunami inflicted devastation and enormous suffering on large parts of South-East Asia. GIZ supported the reconstruction process on behalf of the German Government and initiated many improvements.
Continued heavy rains caused more flooding and landslides across Indonesia. Flooding has killed one person and damaged 30 houses in West Sumatra Province and inundated 372 houses in Riau Province. In West Java Province, a landslide injured three people and flash floods from the Cisangli River inundated approximately 220 houses, affecting 1,200 people.
Flooding affected over 53,000 people in Aceh Barat Daya and Aceh Jaya Districts.
Most conflicts today occur not between sovereign states but within them, often among amorphous groups without representative structures and institutions directing the flow of events. At the same time, the forms of media used to report on conflict have changed dramatically, becoming increasingly rapid, interconnected, and participatory.
These new realities require a shift in the way governments, organizations, and media approach conflict prevention and mitigation, and a different understanding of the role media can and does play in conflict situations.
Kota Ternate, Indonesia | AFP | Saturday 11/15/2014 - 07:50 GMT
A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked the Maluku Islands in eastern Indonesia Saturday, sparking a tsunami warning and causing panicked people to flee their homes.
Small waves generated by the undersea quake were detected in several parts of the sprawling archipelago, local authorities said, although there were no reports of casualties or major damage and the tsunami warning was lifted after a short while.
Rizal Harahap, The Jakarta Post, Pekanbaru
Several regions in the provinces of Riau, Bengkulu and West Sumatra have been hit with floods, engulfing thousands of homes due to high rainfall during the past three days.
The worst-hit is Kampar regency, where the districts of Kampar Kiri, Kampar Kiri Hulu and Tapung Hulu have been swamped by more than a meter of water due to the overflowing rivers of Subayang and Tapung.
Les objectifs fixés pour 2015 ne seront pas atteints
Generando el espacio para que expertos de Indonesia, Vietnam, Malasia y Tailandia compartieran sus experiencias en la formulación de políticas y proyectos de Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres y Adaptación al Cambio Climático, así como su institucionalidad para la coordinación de estos temas se desarrolló El “Foro de Intercambio de Experiencias con el Sudeste Asiático en Adaptación al Cambio Climático y Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres”.
Robert T. Perry, MD1, Marta Gacic-Dobo, MSc1, Alya Dabbagh, PhD1, Mick N. Mulders, PhD1, Peter M. Strebel, MBChB1, Jean-Marie Okwo-Bele, MD1, Paul A. Rota, PhD2, James L. Goodson, MPH3 (Author affiliations at end of text)
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 13 November 2014 – UNICEF today expressed alarm at new data showing that the number of child deaths from measles jumped from an estimated 122,000 in 2012 to 145,700 in 2013.
The latest figures, published in this week’s CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and WHO’s Weekly Epidemiological Report, shows that although an estimated 15.6 million deaths have been prevented by measles vaccination between 2000 and 2013, progress has stalled and previous gains are being reversed.
Bangkok, Thailand, 13 Nov 2014 -- A global initiative to improve the way agricultural statistics are compiled at country level has taken another step forward in Asia and the Pacific, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) announced today.
The beginning of the rainy season has started in some parts of Indonesia, such as the area of Java and Sumatra at the end of October. Mt. Sinabung’s volcanic activity has remained high. The number of people/families occupying IDP shelters has decreased to 1,018 families or 3,287 people, while the number of people/families living in rented homes remains the same. The 2,053 families or 6,179 people occupying rented homes have already begun to rebuild their livelihoods with financial support from the Government.