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World + 4 others
Calling Migration a Human Rights Issue, Delegates Urge States to Consider Migrants as ‘Key’ to Development, Third Committee Hears

Sixty-ninth session,
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

Concluding General Debate on Human Rights, Delegates Raise Concerns about ‘Politicized’ Resolutions Targeting Specific Countries

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Stitch by stitch towards greater protection in northern Myanmar

Small projects and activities, like tailoring lessons, provide displaced women with a safe source of income and encourage them to get together, share their concerns and help others.

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Jordan + 1 other
Nutrition Response Interventions for Syrian Refugees and Vulnerable Host Community in Jordan 2014 - 2015


  1. Infants 0–6 months

  2. Children 6–59 Months

  3. PLW Women of reproductive age (including adolescent girls)

  4. Older people (60 years and over)

  5. Vulnerable groups with special nutrition needs

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East Japan: Libraries for People with Disabilities

Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan) has been setting up libraries and providing books to facilities for people with disabilities that were struck by the Great East Japan Earthquake in the prefectures of Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate. The libraries greatly help to stabilize the minds of children with disabilities who are likely to have trouble adjusting to the new environment brought about by the earthquake.

Large-sized picture books have enriched children’s emotions – Fukushima

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DDPM handing out blankets to risk groups as mercury falls

BANGKOK, 30 October 2014 (NNT) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) is conducting a campaign to assist people in provinces susceptible to extreme cold weather by supplying them with blankets.

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Zimbabwe + 6 others
UNHCR and WFP Joint Assessment Mission Report: Tongogara Refugee Camp, Zimbabwe

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) was conducted over the period from February until June 2014 with the aim of obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of asylum seekers and refugees with regards to their food and nutrition security as well as livelihood opportunities, and providing recommendations for the next 6 to 12 months. This JAM report aims to provide information for programming through the design of a joint -programme cycle for UN agencies and their partners under the coordination of the Government of Zimbabwe.

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Sierra Leone: Ebola Emergency Weekly Situation Report No. 1 (20 - 26 October 2014)


• As of 26 October, the cumulative number of confirmed and probable cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone has reached 4,199 confirmed and probable cases with a total of 1,023 deaths.

• Many confirmed and suspected cases are being turned away from overcrowded holding and/or treatment centres and unsafe burials continue to be one of the main causes of transmission.

• More health care workers, protective equipment, safe beds are urgently needed.

• Two Community Care Centres are expected to open in Port Loko this week.

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Jordan + 1 other
Victims of War in Relief International’s Education Program inside Za’atari Camp

“These kids are victims of war, and we as Relief International (RI) team believe that they have the same rights as any other students to be educated, continue schooling and pursue their dreams to have a better future” Sukainah and Hamzeh from RI said.

3 children with disabilities were referred by “Doctors Without Borders” to join the remedial education program as from August 24th, which RI is offering in partnership with UNICEF to Syrian refugee students between ages 6 and 18, since March 2013.

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Celebrating the Grand Opening of a Japanese Granted Project for Al-Jaleel Charitable Society in Jenin Refugee Camp [EN/AR]

Today, on October 28, 2014, the opening ceremony of the project for "Developing the Prosthetic and Orthotic Fabrication and Rehabilitation Facilities for the Disabled" was held in Al Jaleel Society for Care and Community Based Rehabilitation in Jenin Refugee Camp. The ceremony was opened by Mr. Junya Matsuura, Ambassador for the Palestinian Affairs/ Representative of Japan to the PA, H.E. Governor of Jenin, Mr. Ibrahim Ramadan and Mr. Felipe Sanchez, Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, along with representatives from PA and local institutions.

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Round-up of ICRC Activities in Afghanistan between July and September 2014

Visiting detainees and protecting the civilian population

The ICRC visits detainees in Afghanistan and other countries around the world to monitor the conditions in which detainees are held and the treatment they receive. ICRC delegates regularly make visits at prisons run by Afghan authorities, by nations contributing to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and by US forces. The ICRC also helps family members separated by conflict to stay in touch with one another, and endeavours to trace missing persons.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Social Cohesion & Livelihoods


DRC interviewed beneficiaries in Domiz camp for small business grant distribution and provided small business assistance to 99 refugees living outside the camps.

IOM provided vocational training to 329 refugees.

Since February 2014, 1383 persons received small business assistance.

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Presentan proyecto para garantizar protección de personas con discapacidad durante emergencias

San José, 24 de octubre de 2014. Con el propósito de garantizar el pleno ejercicio de los derechos y libertades fundamentales de las personas con discapacidad durante las emergencias y desastres, se presentó en el Consejo Nacional de Rehabilitación y Educación Especial (CNREE) un proyecto denominado: “Participación y protección de las personas con discapacidad en emergencia y desastre en Centroamérica”.

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Iraq Crisis: Revised IOM Appeal February 2014 -December 2015


Ongoing violence between Armed Opposition Groups (AOG) and the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Kurdish Peshmerga has resulted in massive displacement throughout Iraq.

Since December 2013, this conflict has had three major waves of violence (which occurred in January, June and August 2014) which have caused insecurity, dramatic levels of displacement, and suffering for the Iraqi people.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Making ACTED facilities more accessible for vulnerable people in South Sudan

In South Sudan’s capital Juba, ACTED is providing sanitation facilities – latrines, showers and laundry points – for 11,000 people who have been displaced by the ongoing crisis and are seeking refuge in a United Nations base. ACTED’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) team have participated in a training workshop organised by Handicap International to orient WASH professionals on disability and creating accessible facilities for people in vulnerable situations. Topics included different vulnerable groups and their needs, types of disabilities, its prevalence etc.

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Cyclone Hudhud – Relief supplies for most at risk


CBM and partner Serango Christian hospital (SCH) are working to ensure that basic needs of people affected by Hudhud are met, especially families of persons with disabilities.

Relief supplies for most at risk

CBM will be supporting our partner Serango Christian hospital (SCH) to ensure that immediate needs among cyclone Hudhud affected families in Gajapati district of Odisha are met.

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Cameroon + 1 other
République centrafricaine : pour fuir, il faut pouvoir marcher

Alors que les combats faisaient rage en République centrafricaine, Mikaella, 9 ans, Djaffarou, 14 ans, et Zenabou, 15 ans, tous trois handicapés physiques, n’ont pas pu fuir avec leurs familles du village de Bossentélé (300 km au nord-ouest de Bangui). Après un long périple, ils ont finalement retrouvé leurs proches au Cameroun. Récit de Jeanne Djeukeng, membre de l’équipe du CICR au Cameroun.

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The desperate struggle of Pakistan's polio 'martyrs'

10/24/2014 - 03:50 GMT

by Guillaume LAVALLÉE

Nadia Khan treasures two photos of her sister Sumbal: one showing her bright-eyed and smiling, the other blank-faced in death after she was gunned down by militants, a "martyr" in Pakistan's desperate fight against polio.

It was May 2013 and Sumbal and her friend Shirafat were vaccinating children against the crippling disease at a rough mudbrick house in the village of Badaber in the country's militant-plagued northwest.

Agence France-Presse:

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Rapid Assessment Report in South Sudan, Jonglei State - August 2014

Executive Summary

Since the crisis that broke out in December, 2013 in South Sudan, 1.3 million people are estimated to remain internally displaced across the country and just 449,000 people have fled the violence to neighboring countries (Uganda 121,600, Kenya 42,700, Ethiopia 185,000 and Sudan 90,300). There are currently over 95,000 IDPs sheltering in nine UN bases across South Sudan. This translates to one in seven people in South Sudan have been displaced from their homes since conflict began.