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21 Apr 2015 description

Children Out of Immigration Detention, or ChilOut, says an Australian Bill which would allow force to be used in immigration detention provides no safeguards for children.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

21 Apr 2015 description


  • L’insécurité dans la zone de Geti, dans le sud d’Irumu en Province Orientale, affecte, entre autres, la sécurité alimentaire.

  • Quatre sites abritant des personnes déplacées ont été attaqués en mars

  • Plus de 204 000 personnes ont été déplacées au Nord-Kivu durant les trois premiers mois de l’année.


Personnes déplacées internes: 2,7 M

Cas de choléra au Katanga Jan-mars 2015: 2 000

21 Apr 2015 description

1. Introduction and background

This report presents the results of a post-distribution monitoring survey that was conducted between 2 and 9 March 2015 to assess the effectiveness of winter assistance provided by six organisations (ADRA, DRC, Islamic Relief, VUSAF, Welthungerhilfe, WFP) to 51 Kabul Informal Settlements (KIS) during the winter 2014/2015. The survey was conducted under the auspices of the Kabul Informal Settlements Task Force.

1.1. Kabul Informal Settlements

21 Apr 2015 description
report European Union

Council conclusions on the Sahel Regional Action Plan 2015-2020

21 Apr 2015 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is deeply concerned by the news that on Monday, 13 April, a boat capsized about 120 kilometres south of Lampedusa Island. So far around 140 people have been rescued, but 400 others are still believed missing.

21 Apr 2015 description

Catania, Italy | AFP | 4/21/2015 - 03:09 GMT

by Fanny CARRIER

Italian police have arrested two suspected people traffickers among the survivors of the migrant boat that capsized off Libya on Sunday, as the UN said 800 people were killed in the Mediterranean’s worst migrant disaster.

21 Apr 2015 description


  • As the conflict reaches its fourth week, fuel, water, and food supplies are rapidly depleting and electricity and communications networks throughout the country are increasingly cut off for long periods of time. This is putting immense pressure on individuals as well as on the humanitarian response.

  • UNICEF delivered 90,000 vaccines to Dhamar Governorate in the south as well as essential medications and emergency supplies to Sa’ada health office, intended to benefit 200,000 people for up to two months.

21 Apr 2015 description


● Access impediments restrict the delivery of essential humanitarian assistance in a number of villages along the contact line, increasing the needs of local population in terms of access to basic life-saving assistance.

● Limited locally available resources to sustain/expand social services amid increased influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to many communities create tensions between host population and IDPs.

20 Apr 2015 description

Daily Key messages

Parties to the conflict have an obligation to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure. Reports of civilian casualties due to ongoing conflict are unacceptable.


20 Apr 2015 description

KAYES, Mali, April 20 (UNHCR) A quarter century after his grandfather fled from Mauritania to escape bitter inter-communal violence, 13-year-old Oumar stood with other young Mauritanian refugees to receive birth certificates in Mali – a step that opens the door to basic rights enjoyed by Malians.

20 Apr 2015 description

Principaux défis par secteurs


  • Accès à l'eau : standard non atteint

  • Assainissement : Le rythme de construction des infrastructures d’assainissement ne suit pas l’augmentation de la population


  • Essais de pompage en cours sur 10 nouveaux points forés (HCR)

  • Public Concern finalise la construction de 66 latrines

  • MSF finalise la construction de 10 tranchées de défécation

20 Apr 2015 description


Contexte sécuritaire en bref:

  • Montée de tension à Bangui après l’arrestation d’un chef Antibalaka:
    Des series d’enlèvements dont des Humanitaires, organisés pour tenter d’ obtenir sa libération.

Activités du Cluster Santé

  • Le cluster santé vient de se doter d’un plan opérationnel de réponse : « Une feuille de route vers la réduction de la mortalité, de la morbidité et des infirmités évitables dans les zones prioritaires d’ici à fin décembre 2015 ». 

20 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

20 avril 2015 – Des milliers d'enfants victimes des ravages causés par le passage du cyclone Pam le mois dernier à Vanuatu devraient recevoir de nouveaux certificats grâce à une initiative soutenue par les Nations Unies, a salué lundi le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).

20 Apr 2015 description


1,192,280 Syrian refugees

69 Organizations

The new regulations which entered into force at the beginning of the year, continued to impact on refugees in Lebanon. Admission to Lebanon for Syrian nationals is restricted to those who can produce valid identity documents and proof that their stay in Lebanon fits into one of the approved reasons for entry. Seeking refuge in Lebanon is not an approved reason other than in exceptional circumstances.

20 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

20 April 2015 – Thousands of children affected by the devastation of last month's Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu are slated to receive new birth certificates through a United Nations-supported campaign, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced today.

“Birth registration is an official recording of a child as a citizen by a Government. It is both a right and an important process for child protection,” UNICEF Pacific Representative Dr. Karen Allen said in a press release.

20 Apr 2015 description


  • The Federal Government of Nigeria has directed all ministries, agencies and extra-ministerial departments to prepare their handover briefs ahead of the May 29 inauguration of President Buhari. UNHCR is positioning itself to acclimate to the new administration and continue its work in harmony with relevant governmental departments.

  • Some IDPs in Nigeria have reportedly returned to their areas of origin. Others have expressed their willingness to return, stating that the only impediment is lack of assistance.

20 Apr 2015 description

WFP Iraq Crisis Response

  • 5.2 million people in Iraq need humanitarian assistance (Strategic Response Plan)

  • 2.7 million people are displaced (IOM)

  • 1.5 million displaced and conflict affected people are receiving WFP food assistance every month

  • 105,200 metric tons of food have been distributed by WFP and its cooperating partners in Iraq since June 2014

20 Apr 2015 description

Afghanistan: Reforms needed to ensure justice for women victims of violence – UN Report

KABUL/GENEVA, 19 APRIL 2015 – Access to justice for women victims of violence in Afghanistan needs to be strengthened, a new UN report has urged. The report states that while there is a legal framework in place for such cases, there remain many factors hindering access to justice and redress for such women, in particular the lack of available civil remedies.

20 Apr 2015 description
report Save the Children


According to UNHCR 3,988,857 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. During the course of 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. In 2014 more than 895,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,500 per day.
Children make up 52.1% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,078,194 refugee children in the region.