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04 Oct 2015 description


  • A total of 587 individuals arrived in Obock on 29 September to various transit points of Obock town. They could not reach Obock Port because of fuel shortages. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen.

  • UNHCR and ONARS (the government refugee agency) registered 209 new arrivals (62 families) on 29 September and 138 individuals on 30 September.

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  • Emergency response is ongoing to curb the cholera outbreak affecting several governorates in southern and central Iraq.

  • Two new camps for internally displaced people have opened in Baghdad providing shelter to nearly 3,500 Iraqis who have fled Anbar in recent months.

  • About 375,000 people have returned to home areas that are largely destroyed by armed conflict. About 20,000 people returned to Salah al - Din between 22 and 29 September .

03 Oct 2015 description

GENEVA (2 October 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomes Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 1 October 2015 and repeats its call for universal ratification of the Convention.

“We applaud Somalia for ratifying the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as the 196th State to do so,” the Chairperson of the Committee, Benyam Dawit Mezmur, stated. “Ratification is an important step that brings with it a commitment towards implementation,” he added.

03 Oct 2015 description
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Une fille nigériane, séparée de sa famille quand elle s’est enfuie à la suite d’une attaque contre son village, trouve sécurité et soutien dans un camp de réfugiés du Cameroun et espère toujours retrouver ses frères et ses sœurs.

MINAWAO, Cameroun, 28 septembre 2015 – Tina*, 11 ans, joue avec une autre fille dans le camp de réfugiés de Minawao, dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun. Elle traite cette fille comme une sœur. Pendant quelques minutes, Tina peut alors oublier qu’elle a fui les violences au Nigéria sans ses propres frères et sœurs.

03 Oct 2015 description

Sarah Sewall
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
New York City
October 1, 2015

03 Oct 2015 description

Asmara, 1 October 2015 – A workshop was conducted yesterday at the NCEW Hall on the draft national policy in regard to children.

The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Human Welfare. Senior Government and PFDJ officials, representatives of International and Regional Organizations and invited guests took part in the meeting.

03 Oct 2015 description


  • As at 30 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,653 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 65 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 27 September, the total registered camp population was 182,210*.

03 Oct 2015 description

10/3/2015 - 03:07 GMT

by Catherine BOITARD

As volunteer doctors, they are accustomed to treating injuries and disease outbreaks in conflict zones -- but now duty calls on Greek soil.

In the mobile Medecins du Monde mobile unit on the island of Lesbos, attending to thousands of refugees and migrants landing from neighbouring Turkey is a round-the-clock affair.

Aching muscles, lower body injuries, pulmonary infections -- with around 350 patients a day, there is little time to dwell on specific patients.

03 Oct 2015 description
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2 October 2015 – Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants affected by crises and ensuring their role in the development process. A former Attorney General of Ireland, Mr.

03 Oct 2015 description

GENEVA (2 October 2015) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* today reiterated their call on Pakistan to reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty and urgently investigate all cases where uncertain age determination processes have led to sentencing of children to death. It is estimated that 8,300 persons are currently on death row in Pakistan, hundreds of them were reportedly sentenced for offences committed as children.

03 Oct 2015 description

(New York, 02 October 2015) United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura welcomes the Joint Communiqué regarding the Agreement for the creation of a Special Jurisdiction for Peace of 23 September between the Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) that brings Colombia closer to the end of the hemisphere’s longest armed conflict.

02 Oct 2015 description
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2 October 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials in hailing Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in renewing the call for the last remaining country that has yet to join the treaty to do so.

Somalia deposited its instrument of ratification at UN Headquarters in New York yesterday during the annual treaty event held in conjunction with the General Assembly’s high-level debate, formalizing the process of ratification started earlier this year.

02 Oct 2015 description

In mid-September, confrontations erupted between Palestinian protestors and Israeli police in the Al Aqsa Mosque (Haram Al-Sharif/Temple Mount), in the Old City of East Jerusalem. The clashes are ongoing, and as of this writing have resulted in dozens of Palestinian injuries, as well as damage to the mosque, and led to wider demonstrations throughout the city.