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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

GA/SHC/4114
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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World + 5 others
Vested Interest in Operational Potential of African Peace Support Missions, Ways to Strengthen Interplay with United Nations, Central to Fourth Committee Debate

GA/SPD/569
Sixty-ninth session,
17th Meeting (AM)
General Assembly
Meetings Coverage

As more than half of all United Nations peacekeepers were serving in Africa, the Organization should mount greater partnership with regional and subregional organizations across the continent, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard today, as issues of personnel security, clear mandates, use of new technologies and gender mainstreaming also informed debate.

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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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Iraq + 1 other
After fleeing violence, Iraq’s displaced children face a deadly winter

By Jeffrey Bates

In the mountains of northern Iraq, UNICEF is rushing to provide winter clothes for children before temperatures drop to freezing, but serious shortages remain.

MANGESH, Iraq, 28 October 2014 – When her village near Sinjar mountain was attacked last summer, 11-year-old Zeynab fled with her family to the Kurdistan region, where many Iraqis and Syrians have sought refuge from fierce fighting that has taken an enormous toll on civilians.

Zeynab wore only her sandals, track pants and t-shirt.

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Thailand + 1 other
Bang Saphan Medical Update: October 2014

Report
Jungle Aid

After nearly a year of trying, we have managed to get access to our most remote village Ta Yai in Bang Saphan. The village is a widely scattered group of houses with its majority of houses and population on the Burmese side of the border.

It was a very demanding and challenging trek through rivers (six crossings through waist-high water with strong current), mountains and jungle. We were able to take 7 volunteers including our Doctor who was able to offer medical care to people who have no access to health care and regular supply of medicines.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: WASH

ACHIEVEMENT

The WASH workshop was held to plan for 2015-2016 and for winterization.

HIGHLIGHTS:

BML: 193 students (23% of which are Syrian) have benefited from access to safe water and toilets after WASH works were completed. The pilot project proved to be successful in facilitating future MEHE approval. Construction works on 6 water reservoirs in Iklim Al Kharoub are ahead of schedule, and progress is at 75%. Project is expected to benefit 50,000 persons (20% of which are refugees) once completed in early November 2014.

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Iraq + 1 other
The Child Soldiers Of Islamic State

This week, Islamic State (IS) group social-media accounts circulated an image of a young boy of perhaps 12 or 13 years old. Clad in a black balaclava with the phrase "la ilaha illallah" (there is no god but Allah) printed in white -- just as it is on the all-too-familiar IS black flag -- the child, Abu Usama al-Salafi, raises his index finger in a self-conscious pose.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty:

© RFE/RL, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Education

KEY FACT OF THE MONTH

The 2014/15 school year started despite pending enrollment of Syrian refugees

HIGHLIGHTS:

In September, the 2014-15 school year commenced in Lebanon. A total of 6,105 children have enrolled, the majority being PRS and PRL enrolled in UNRWA schools and a handful of affected Lebanese. Syrian refugee children have not enrolled yet and are awaiting decisions from the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE).

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Liberia + 3 others
UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) External Situation Report, 30 October 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • There have been 13,703 cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD), with 4,920 deaths, up to the end of 27 October.

  • WHO indicated a downward turn in the number of infections, while cautioning it was premature to draw conclusions from that development.

  • US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power concluded her visit to west Africa in Ghana, where she met with SRSG Banbury in UNMEER headquarters in Accra.

Key Political and Economic Developments

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Public Health

KEY FACT

65 reproductive health (RH) kits, which include family planning methods and rape treatment, were distributed

HIGHLIGHTS:

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - September 2014: Basic Needs

HIGHLIGHTS:

Distributed a total of around 1,841,700 USD as cash assistance for multiple purposes to 10,766 of the most socio-economically vulnerable families.

Distributed newcomer NFI kits to 27,155 persons (5,431 families). A standard kit consists of one blanket and one mattress per person (5 blankets and 5 mattresses per family/kit on average), one kitchen set and one hygiene kit per family, and a baby kit for each child under the age of 2 years.

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Five die in continued air raids on Darfur’s East Jebel Marra

Report
Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA (30 Oct .) -

The Sudanese Air Force continued its bombardments on villages in East Jebel Marra for the second consecutive day, killing a father and his four children, as well as dozens of livestock. Again large tracts of farmland and pasture burned to ashes.

“This morning, between 7 and 8 am, a Sukhoi jet dropped 27 bombs on the area of Bir Sauda, west of Dolma, and the area of Khor Mali, a resident of Khor Mali told Radio Dabanga.

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

Contents

  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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UN launches Ebola Gender Mainstreaming Strategy in Sierra Leone

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UN Women

To ensure that the needs of women and girls are addressed within the UN’s overall response to the devastating Ebola Virus Disease, the United Nations Country Team in Sierra Leone launched an Ebola Gender Mainstreaming Strategy in early October.

The Strategy aims to better connect UN organizations, promote women’s critical participation in all aspects of the Ebola response, build confidence among health workers, and reestablish trust among communities to utilize public health facilities and services.

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Sudan-South Darfur 26 Oct 2014 updates

Report
SUDO (UK)

SUDO UK CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN TO DISBAND ALL MILITIAS IN DARFUR, AND BRING THOSE GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMITTING HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES TO JUSTICE

On 26th of October 2014 around 2.00pm some JANJAWEED militia’s men attacked and raped a 15 year’s old girl at the outskirt of NERTITI IDPs camp, when she was on her way back to the camp from their farm in GORORO area. Police and UNAMID were informed.

On the same day 4 men were killed by JANJAWEED militia in BORRAM road near REHAID AL-ALBIRDI area.
Those who were killed:
1- Ali Suleiman

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The deep roots of malnutrition

The Ségou region has one of the highest malnutrition rates in Mali: nearly one child out of six is severely malnourished. This condition affects children’s ability to grow and puts their life at risk.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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In Kenya, UN chief kicks off global media campaign to end female genital mutilation

Report
UN News Service

30 October 2014 – The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) must come to a quick end and the global media can play a critical role in making that happen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon affirmed today during his visit to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.