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19 Sep 2017 description


Affected areas: Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Sylhet divisions

Cause of displacement Disaster:

Figures More than 427,000 new disaster displacements between 12 August and 4 September


15 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DOKSURI continued moving west over the South China Sea passing south of Hainan province (China), towards Vietnam. On 14 September at 18.00 UTC, it had max. sustained winds speed of 167 km/h and its centre was located approx. 240 km south-east of the coast of Quang Binh province (North Central Coast, Vietnam).

14 Sep 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Punto 2: Debate general sobre datos actualizados aportados por el Alto Comisionado

La protección de los derechos humanos internacionales está atravesando un período de prueba en todo el mundo. Las próximas tres semanas revelarán si el Consejo de Derechos Humanos está a la altura de las circunstancias.

14 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DOKSURI (named MARING in the Philippines) continued moving west over South China Sea, toward Vietnam. On 14 September at 0.00 UTC it had max. sustained winds speed of 120 km/h and its centre was located approx. 350 km south-east of Hainan island (China).

  • Over the next 24 h it is forecast to continue moving north-west, strengthening, and it could pass south of Hainan province (China) in the afternoon of 14 September UTC and it may reach North Central Region (Vietnam) as a Typhoon in the morning of 15 September.

14 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone TALIM (named LANNIE in the Philippines) continued moving north-west over the East China Sea, strengthening. On 14 September 0.00 UTC its centre was located 750 km southwest of Kyushu island (Japan) and it had max. sustained winds speed of 213 km/h.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents



14 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

FUZHOU/HANGZHOU, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- More than 200,000 people have been evacuated from Fujian and Zhejiang provinces as of Wednesday as Talim, the region's 18th typhoon this year, moves rapidly towards China's southeast coast.

The provincial meteorological department of Fujian forecast that Talim would intensify into a super typhoon with a speed of 180 to 200 km per hour within the next two days.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

HAIKOU, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- South China's Hainan Province has activated an emergency response for approaching Typhoon Doksuri, which is set to skirt pass the province or land on coastal areas between Thursday night and Friday Morning.

Shipping services on the Qiongzhou Strait connecting China's Hainan and Guangdong provinces were suspended Thursday morning. High-speed trains in Hainan will be suspended starting Thursday noon.

As of 8 p.m. Wednesday, more than 65,000 people at sea moved on shore, with over 24,000 fishing boats moored.

14 Sep 2017 description
report Hong Kong Red Cross

Situation Update

On 23 August 2017, Typhoon Hato swept through southern China, bringing high winds and heavy rainfall to Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Guangxi, etc. Authorities in Macau reported that the typhoon killed 10 people and injured 244. In Guangdong, Guangxi, Fujian, Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, the typhoon caused 11 deaths. One person was reported missing and 741,000 people were affected in total. More than 6,600 houses collapsed, with an economic loss of over RMB 12 billion.

Hong Kong Red Cross Actions

13 Sep 2017 description

Natural disasters over the first semester of 2017

During the first semester of 2017, EM-DAT preliminary data shows that 149 disasters occurred in 73 countries. The impact of which resulted in 3,162 deaths, affected more than 80 million people and caused more than US$32.4 billion (A).

The major disasters were floods and landslides occurring in Asia, South America and Africa (B).

13 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone TALIM continued moving over the northwestern Pacific Ocean, strengthening. On 13 September 0.00 UTC it was located 90 km of Miyako-Jima island (Japan) and it had maximum sustained wind speed of 139 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it could start moving over the East China Sea, strengthening as a typhoon. Its centre could pass approximately 300 km north-east of Taiwan and off the coast of Zhejiang (China) on 14-15 September, before reaching south-western Japan on 16-17 September. Heavy rain, strong winds and storm surge could affect these areas.

13 Sep 2017 description
  • Tropical Cyclone DOKSURI continued moving west over Luzon as a tropical depression. It reached the South China Sea and continued moving west, strengthening. On 13 September at 0.00 UTC it was located 800 km from Hainan (China).

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is forecast to strengthen and pass south of Hainan province. It may reach central-northern Vietnam as a typhoon.

  • According to local media, as of 13 September at 6.30 UTC, the death toll in the Philippines has now reached four people. In addition, six people have gone missing.

12 Sep 2017 description
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Jusqu’à trois quarts des enfants et des jeunes victimes de mauvais traitements, de traite et d’exploitation sur les routes migratoires de la mer Méditerranée – UNICEF, OIM

Les enfants d’Afrique subsaharienne sont davantage touchés que les autres groupes de migrants, une différence a priori liée à la discrimination et au racisme

Le rapport appelle l’Europe à ouvrir des voies de migration sécurisées et légales

12 Sep 2017 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 July 2017, there were 1298 people in immigration detention facilities, including 990 in immigration detention on the mainland and 308 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 552 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 21,540 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

12 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- The meteorological authority Monday warned that flash flooding is likely to follow torrential rain in the northwest and southwest of the country.

Parts of Yunnan Province and Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region are likely see flash floods from Monday night to Tuesday night, the China Meteorological Administration said.

Local authorities were told to prepare for mud flows and landslides.

Since June, floods and droughts have hit both north and south China, with some regions severely affected.

12 Sep 2017 description


Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For 17-year old Mohammad, who traveled through Libya to seek asylum in Italy, violence and persecution back home meant the choice was clear: “We risked our lives to come here,” he says, “we crossed a sea. We knew it is not safe, so we sacrificed. We do it, or we die.”

11 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 September 2017

Distinguished President of the Council,
Colleagues, Friends,

As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.

08 Sep 2017 description

Addis Ababa September 06/2017 The government of China has pledged humanitarian relief assistance worth 15 million USD to Ethiopia, according to the Embassy of China.

Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation, Dr. Abraham Tekeste and Mr. Liu Tao, Chargé d'Affaires of the Embassy of China in Ethiopia signed USD 15 million worth food-aid agreement expected to be delivered to drought-stricken victims shortly.

05 Sep 2017 description

BEIJING – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$21 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises across eight countries in Africa and Asia.

05 Sep 2017 description
report Xinhua

GUANGZHOU, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 70,000 people have been evacuated after Mawar, the 16th typhoon this year, made landfall in Guangdong Province on Sunday night.

At least four cities, Zhuhai, Zhongshan, Dongguan and Shenzhen, activated red alerts for heavy rainfall, the highest warning level, on Monday.

Zhuhai flood control headquarters ordered all schools to be closed as heavy rain continues to batter the city.

Typhoon Mawar made landfall in the city of Lufeng in Guangdong on Sunday night, bringing heavy downpours to the area.