26 November 2014 - Just weeks into a public education campaign on the role of UNMISS, the mission has reached some 2,500 secondary school students with its message.
“From my understanding UNMISS is here to assist, not to replace our government,” said a young participant at one of several interactive sessions held recently with students in secondary schools around the capital Juba.
On November 21, U.N. Secretary General (SYG) Ban Ki-moon requested that U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the U.N. Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) Tony Banbury establish a U.N. support mission in Mali.
On November 21, USAID/OFDA-procured personal protective equipment (PPE) arrived in Monrovia, Liberia, with a second shipment in-transit and expected to arrive on November 28. Together, the two shipments contain approximately 107,000 PPE sets.
Activités des Composantes de la MONUSCO
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18 November 2014
World’s 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 18 November 2014—Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young people’s education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.
25 November 2014 - At least 70 per cent of women in South Sudan had experienced some form of domestic violence, a senior official in the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare said today.
Speaking to Radio Miraya as part of activities to launch the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, the Director General in the ministry, Regina Ossa Lulo, said the statistics were based on a 2010 assessment report.
A total of 130,204 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,610 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,070 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.
In Kiryandongo, the Chief Justice, Stephen Kavuma made an unannounced 3 hour visit to the settlement on 20 November, to see first hand how refugees live and talk with UNHCR staff.
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, UNAIDS published Women living with HIV speak out against violence, a collection of powerful essays written by women living with and affected by HIV. Intimate partner violence affects one in three women globally and has been shown to increase the risk of acquiring HIV, while research shows that preventing such violence can reduce HIV incidence by 12%.
From 17th to 20th November, Geneva Call held in Geneva its Third Meeting of Signatories to the Deeds of Commitment and gathered 70 high-level representatives – political leaders, commanders and officers and legal advisers – of 35 armed non-State actors (ANSAs) coming from 14 different countries including Syria, Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, Philippines and Somalia. Most are signatories to at least one of Geneva Call’s Deeds of Commitment, but some non-signatory ANSAs also attended.
The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 193,922 individuals, comprising 191,359 individuals who entered through Gambella and 2,563 who entered through the Assosa region.
Registration remains suspended at Akobo and Pagak entry points, while in Burbiey, registration was temporarily halted while the relocation exercise from Matar to Pugnido began. Registration is expected to resume soon.
A total of 129,913 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 81,934 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,490 in Kiryandongo and 6,5201 in Kampala.
An ECHO multi-sectoral team carried out a mission in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo 9-13 November to monitor the quality of activities it funds, identify gaps in the response to the refugee crisis, assess ECHO’s added value and discuss its funding strategy for 2015.
Baghdad, 26 November 2014 – At the launch of the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence’ between 25 November and 10 December, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov said “My wholehearted thoughts go on that day particularly to the hundreds of abducted women and girls who are suffering unspeakable abuses and atrocities by terrorist groups”.
The total cumulative number of reported cases across the region has reached 15,319, including 5,444 deaths (Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone each reported over 17-18 November). However, the numbers of registered cases and deaths seem to underestimate the real magnitude of the outbreak.
The unprecedented nature, scope, and complexity of this regional crisis have outstripped the health system’s capacity for response and control.
The worsening security situation in parts of northern and central Iraq has caused mass internal displacement across much of the country. In order to inform the humanitarian response, REACH Initiative has monitored displacement trends and intentions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) crossing through some of the major entry points into the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).
Le Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés a lancé une campagne annuelle appelée communément “16 jours d’action contre la violence sexuelle et de genre”, mardi 25 novembre, à son centre de transit de Kavimvira (Sud-Kivu). Elle consiste à sensibiliser les communautés d’Uvira contre le mariage des enfants. Le HCR estime que 15 millions de filles de moins de 18 ans sont mariées chaque année.
Donetsk, Ukraine | AFP | Wednesday 11/26/2014 - 04:46 GMT
by Clément ZAMPA
Dmitry took a drag from his cigarette and pulled a box of pills from his pocket.
"My sedatives," he said, tapping the white and blue packaging.
"When it's calm like now then it's ok. But when the bombardments start, my heart starts beating fast, I panic and I don't know what to do."
As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.
60th & 61st Meetings (AM & PM)
Offering a range of solutions for moving the Middle East peace process forward, while regretting the steps backward due to escalation of violence in recent months, the General Assembly adopted six draft resolutions today by recorded vote on the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East overall.