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22 Nov 2014 description
report Redhum

México, 22 de Noviembre 2014
Fuente: Noticieros Televisa

En lo que va del año, en el municipio de Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, se han atendido mil 389 menores mexicanos repatriados por esta parte de la frontera, lo que significa un incremento de 300 por ciento durante el año pasado.

En el mismo periodo pero del año 2013 fueron atendidos en promedio mensual un total de 120 a 160 jóvenes.

22 Nov 2014 description

NIAMEY (21 November 2014) – The Government of Niger has taken significant steps toward eradicating slavery and slavery-like practices but many challenges remain, United Nations Special Rapporteur Urmila Bhoola said today at the end of her first official visit to the country.

22 Nov 2014 description

Situation Overview

Fighting in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine is reportedly at its worst since a ceasefire agreement was reached in early September. Ceasefire violations are reported daily and shelling has intensified in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Insecurity compounded by winter weather and reduced or limited social services are increasing the vulnerability and need of affected populations.

The humanitarian community continues to scale-up humanitarian assistance activities and presence in response to growing needs.

22 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Samuel Kaalu

Parents seeking treatment for their children’s malnutrition discover the added benefit of birth registration.

KANO, Nigeria, 21 November 2014 – The waiting hall is crowded at the Magami Basic Health Centre, in the Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State, northern Nigeria. The clinic is filled with mothers seeking help for their children at the outpatient therapeutic programme (OTP) for severe acute malnutrition. Aisha Ahmadu, 30, mother of six, is there with her 9-month-old twins, Hassan and Hussain.

22 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Over the past decade, the child-friendly schools (CFS) model has emerged as UNICEF’s signature means to advocate for and promote quality education for every girl and boy, particularly in fragile contexts. The main principles of CFS models are ‘child-centredness’, ‘democratic participation’, ‘inclusiveness’ and ‘protection’. The theme of ‘democratic participation’, which states that as rights holders, children and those who facilitate their rights should have a say in the form and substance of their education, has not been explored fully in the CFS model in conflict-affected contexts.

22 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Crises can bring education to a halt, depriving children of their fundamental right to education and further contributing to an atmosphere of chaos in already traumatised communities. Education is integral in restoring a sense of normalcy and security in the midst of crisis, helping to build resilient schools and communities and bridge the humanitarian and development divide.

22 Nov 2014 description

SG/SM/16358-OBV/1405-WOM/2009

Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to be observed on 25 November:

Sexual and gender-based violence is the most extreme form of the global and systemic inequality experienced by women and girls. It knows no geographic, socioeconomic or cultural boundaries. Worldwide, one in three women will suffer physical or sexual violence at some point in her life, from rape and domestic violence to harassment at work and bullying on the internet.

22 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The situation in Bangui remains precarious, as ex-Séléka elements have issued demands to the Government of CAR (CARG) and threatened to detonate explosives.

  • U.N. Senior Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for CAR Claire Bourgeois visits northeast CAR and calls for increased humanitarian support to the area.

  • The ongoing harvest has improved food security levels in parts of CAR; however, an estimated 1 million people may require emergency food assistance by mid-2015.

21 Nov 2014 description

Entre abril y octubre de 2014, se han presentado frecuentes enfrentamientos armados entre el Ejército y grupos armados no estatales en zona rural y urbana del municipio de San Calixto (Norte de Santander), en la región del Catatumbo. Las condiciones de seguridad en la zona, tras el evento más reciente -el día 5 de octubre-, limitaron el acceso de organizaciones del Equipo Humanitario Local (EHL) para realizar una evaluación MIRA para conocer las necesidades humanitarias de la población.

21 Nov 2014 description

11/21/2014 - 20:23 GMT

The United Nations on Friday adopted the first-ever resolution calling on governments to stop child marriages, despite misgivings from countries who had hoped to include sex education as key to preventing the practice.

About 15 million girls worldwide become child brides each year and globally, more than 700 million women were married before the age of 18.

Unless action is taken, some 1.2 billion girls will be married by 2050, says the Girls Not Brides coalition of non-governmental organizations.

21 Nov 2014 description
report UNAIDS

Results from a major clinical trial released on 17 November provide further evidence that triple antiretroviral medicine combinations are more effective than single-medicine regimens in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Named PROMISE—Promoting Maternal and Infant Survival Everywhere—the trial was conducted in India, Malawi, South Africa, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

21 Nov 2014 description

11/21/2014 - 18:46 GMT

Guinea-Bissau will try six people for female circumcision, a judicial source told AFP Friday, in the west African nation's first prosecutions since the practice was outlawed three years ago.

The defendants, all of whom have appeared at preliminary court hearings since Thursday, are said to believe the practice is in keeping with their Islamic faith.

The source said the defendants, two people who carried out the circumcisions and four parents, were accused of mutilating seven young girls.

No further details were available.

21 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Les responsables d’écoles sont interdits d’exclure les élèves pour le retard ou le non payement de la prime des enseignants. Cette mesure concerne tous les établissements scolaires de la sous-division provinciale de l’Enseignement Primaire, secondaire et professionnel (EPSP) d’Isangi II en Province Orientale, a annoncé mercredi 19 novembre, le chef de ce secteur, Jean Baptiste Ramazani.

21 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 20th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,282 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,126. As at 16th November 177,070 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.