In Panama City on 24 November, on occasion of the beginning of the 16 days of activism and the commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the regional offices of UN Women, UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the Pan American Health Organization, presented a new joint programme for the eradication of child marriage.
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In April 2014 violent attacks by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria forced 30000 Niger nationals and 8000 Nigerians to flee into the relative safety of Niger’s Diffa region.
De nouveaux attentats ont eu lieu à Ngouboua le 8 novembre, faisant quatre morts et 14 blessés.
L’état d’urgence a été déclaré dans la région du Lac le 9 novembre et prolongé jusqu’au 22 mars 2016.
Le nombre estimé de personnes déplacées internes s’élève à environ 53 639 dont 59,5% a déjà été enregistré.
Suite aux annonces de relocalisation du site de Kousseri et du camp de réfugiés de Dar es Salam, les activités des partenaires humanitaires ont dans l’ensemble quelque peu ralenti.
- 26,342 persons of concern
- 136% increase since January 2015
- 56% of children, including 216 Identified separated and unaccompanied minors
- 407 people with disabilities, 35% of these are children
- 3 in 10 households are headed by women
- 1,110 women at risk
- 10,023 Shelters built since opening
We mark World AIDS Day on 1 December. Here are some HIV/AIDS facts you may not know, taken from a recent speech by Caritas special advisor on HIV/AIDS, Msgr Robert J Vitillo.
The impact and consequences of HIV have exceeded those resulting from every other epidemic in the history of our world, including that of the Medieval Black Plague and the Influenza Epidemic of 1918.
In 2014, 36.9 million people were living with HIV in the world. This number continues to grow since improvements in healthcare mean people are living longer with HIV infection.
The 2015 World AIDS Day causes feelings of loss and sadness as we commemorate the millions of people who have lost their lives to this epidemic during the past 35 years. However, on this occasion we also have good reason for hope. Public health experts have demonstrated the effectiveness of combination anti-retroviral medications (ARVs) in prolonging the lives of some 15 million people who now have access to them throughout the world, including in many of the low income countries.
Against the complex backdrop of a fragmented ceasefire and momentous political developments, Geneva Call continues to push for compliance with international humanitarian norms in Burma/Myanmar.
How a school curriculum-based approach can work
GENEVA - To mark World AIDS Day on 1 December, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria declared its strong support for Fast-Track, the smart approach by UNAIDS to end the epidemic by 2030.
ProTest HIV, a global initiative that encourages young people to get tested for HIV, was launched by UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé in Libreville, Gabon, on 28 November. At the event, Mr Sidibé called on young people worldwide to join the movement and get involved in ending the AIDS epidemic.
Young ProTest HIV ambassadors selected by their peers participated in the launch, which was held at an HIV testing site set up at the Gabon marathon. UNAIDS is working with young people on the initiative to spread the word on the importance of HIV testing.
In October, a total of 68 partners reported a response in 254 different locations; the number of people reached by protection monitoring team continues to increase with more then 49,000 people reached; over 500,000 people have assisted with food.
Index number: ASA 21/2973/2015
An expert UN Committee has raised concerns about the on-going failure by the government of Timor-Leste to adopt laws to ensure comprehensive reparation for survivors of rape and other forms of sexual violence that occurred during the Indonesian occupation (1975-1999) and the 1999 independence referendum.
65th Meeting (AM)
Gains made in the areas of human rights and development contrasted sharply with the volatile and deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, the General Assembly heard today from three dozen speakers as the 193-member body took up the situation in that country.
Report of the Secretary-General on South Sudan
(covering the period from 20 August to 9 November 2015)
Health system urgently requires additional support
Market disruptions and diminishing incomes negatively impact food security
UN humanitarian pooled fund releases US$14.9 million for 24 projects
Health system on the verge of collapse