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23 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

21 novembre 2014 – Le gouvernement du Niger a pris des mesures significatives pour éradiquer l'esclavage et les pratiques analogues à l'esclavage, mais de nombreux défis restent à relever, a dit vendredi la Rapporteuse spéciale des Nations Unies, Urmila Bhoola, au terme de sa première mission dans ce pays.

23 Nov 2014 description

AFP | Sunday 11/23/2014 - 13:18 GMT

A Jerusalem court on Sunday charged an Israeli border policeman with manslaughter in the May shooting to death of a young Palestinian during a West Bank demonstration.

"A charge of manslaughter has been filed against the defendant," a court transcript said.

23 Nov 2014 description


 The number of new arrivals from Syria to Jordan has significantly decreased since 25 September, with no entries through informal border crossings registered by UNHCR since 1 November. Between 3,000 and 4,000 Syrian refugees are reportedly camped at the berm near the border at Rukban and Hadalat in north-eastern Jordan. UNHCR continues to advocate with authorities for access to the territory.

23 Nov 2014 description

Based on the information received from the Proofing of Refugees Cards Centers in Quetta to the Public Relations and Communications Department of the Ministry of Refugees and Repatriations, 2354 renewed refugees cards were distributed from first to end of October 2014 and also 595 refugees cards were given after the proofing the specific forms to those who were eligible.

23 Nov 2014 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

BAMAKO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist fighters kidnapped 10 children and killed two others who tried to escape near two towns in Mali on Saturday, capping a week of violence in the West African country's desert north, a senior Malian military official said.

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23 Nov 2014 description

Key issues

● One Palestinian killed in clashes with Israeli forces; decline in Palestinian injuries.

● A Palestinian man found hanged in West Jerusalem in disputed circumstances.

● Two families in Jerusalem receive punitive orders.

● Two Palestinians injured by detonation of unexploded ordnance.

● Accidental explosion of fuel infrastructure kills two and temporarily halts fuel delivery to Gaza Power Plant.

● Five trucks of specific commercial goods allowed entry to West Bank from Gaza.

23 Nov 2014 description
report SUDO (UK)

15th November 2014

KALMA IPD camp south Darfur

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


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


  • 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

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


  • 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.

21 Nov 2014 description

Les actes de violence contre les femmes et les filles font trop souvent les manchettes des journaux de par le monde. Mais parallèlement aux affaires qui font les gros titres, des milliers d’autres incidents se produisent tous les jours, sur tous les continents, dans tous les pays. Selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, la violence sexiste tue autant de femmes âgées de 15 à 44 ans que le cancer. Les ravages causés par ces violences dépassent ceux des accidents de la circulation et du paludisme.

21 Nov 2014 description

Following the December 2013 outbreak of violence, 1.8 million people have fled their homes . Many have crossed into neighboring countries (estimated 463,000 people have fled to neighboring countries of Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan individuals). 1.4 million individuals remain internally displaced and most are seeking shelter in remote rural areas across the country. Displacement patterns remain fluid, driven by violence, access to emergency assistance and floods. There are currently 102,265 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in UN bases across South Sudan.

21 Nov 2014 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Response highlights

• 86% of the estimated caseload of children with SAM had been admitted for therapeutic care - with a recovery rate of 82% (September 2014).

• 40,032 caregivers of SAM affected children in the Sahel have received hygiene kits and key messages.

• 33,622 children 6 months -15 years received their measles vaccination in returnee sites (91% of UNICEF Target).

• Preventative mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services were integrated into maternal and child health services in all returnee sites.