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- Report of the Secretary-General on the situation concerning Western Sahara (S/2018/889) [EN/AR]
- Secretary-General Welcomes Decision by Morocco, Frente POLISARIO, Algeria, Mauritania to Participate in Meeting on Western Sahara
- Western Sahara: MINURSO, September 2018
- Western Sahara Represented by ‘Shadow Republic’, Says Petitioner as Fourth Committee Continues Decolonization Discussion
- Rising Unrest in Sahel Spells Need to Resolve Long-Standing Western Sahara Dispute, Say Delegates as Fourth Committee Concludes Decolonization Debate
The Italian head of emergency and humanitarian aid visited the Saharawi refugee camps on 8 December during a mission jointly organized by UNICEF and WFP.
The pledge from the Italian government of Euros 500,000 has been granted, with Euros 250,000 earmarked for UNICEF’s response to the flood emergency, with a focus on rehabilitation.
UNICEF and Handicap International reviewed the emergency response in child protection.
70th Meeting (AM)
Two Actions Postponed until Later Date, as Plenary Acts Directly on Three Drafts
Upon the recommendation of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), the General Assembly adopted 25 draft resolutions and three draft decisions today, tackling issues ranging from decolonization issues to outer space activities, to the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and beyond.
Développement d’une résurgence dans l’ouest de la Mauritanie
Le Conseil de Paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA), à sa 558ème réunion tenue le 19 Novembre 2015, a tenu une session publique, consacrée au thème: «L'impact d’El Nino sur la paix, la sécurité et la stabilité en Afrique et les conséquences humanitaires ».
A Back to School campaign was launched in the presence of UNICEF Algeria’s Goodwill Ambassadors, as all UNICEF’s school tents have been erected allowing more than 4000 children to attend school in UNICEF’s temporary learning spaces;
Primary emergency health care is being provided in 17 UNICEF’s tents for temporary health centers;
The visibility of UNICEF’s emergency response was maximized thanks to a visit of UNICEF Algeria’s GWA to the refugee camps followed by a largely attended press conference;
Next week, Mozambique, formerly one of the world’s most heavily mined countries, will formally declare it has completed mine clearance on its territory, the 29th country to do so since the 1990s. This leaves 60 countries and territories still contaminated according to Clearing the Mines, a review of mine action programmes around the world published today by Norwegian People’s Aid. The report’s authors have calculated that by 2020 another 20 countries should have completed mine clearance and the urgent humanitarian threat removed from the other 40.
Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants along migratory routes across the globe. This map shows the different paths with a focus on Niger. #MissingMigrants.
In response to catastrophic flooding in the Sahrawi refugee camps in Tindouf, Algeria, the United States announces a contribution of more than $4 million in humanitarian assistance to help meet the acute needs of Sahrawi refugees. This new contribution includes support for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Program, and the UN Children’s Fund. These funds will be used to support the reconstruction of shelters, schools, and health clinics. They will also help replace food rations that were destroyed by the flooding.
ALGER - En raison d'un manque de financement, les réfugiés du Sahara occidental vivant en Algérie reçoivent maintenant, pour le troisième mois consécutif, une ration réduite qui ne satisfait pas leurs besoins quotidiens minimaux. Les réductions surviennent alors que la crise des réfugiés sahraouis entre dans sa 40e année.
Mixed migration trend report for october 2015 covering mixed migration events in: ALGERIA,EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.
MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS and UNHCR. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.
2015 FUNDING OUTLOOK
"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.
ALGIERS – As a result of insufficient funding for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria are now receiving, for the third consecutive month, a reduced ration that does not meet the minimum daily needs. The cuts come as the Sahrawi refugee crisis enters its 40th year.
Floods caused by ten straight days of heavy rain are likely worsening the threat posed by landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the area of Western Sahara. Since the flood waters have not yet receded, it is impossible yet to quantify the damages or to assess the actual extent of the risk posed to civilians and their livelihoods by the mines and ERW that have likely been displaced outside of already known marked areas.
19e séance – après-midi
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS
Les délégations de la Quatrième Commission (chargée des questions politiques spéciales et de la décolonisation) ont conclu, aujourd’hui, leur débat de quatre jours sur les questions relatives au maintien de la paix, en mettant l’accent sur la sécurité des Casques bleus et la protection des populations civiles dans le contexte du maintien de la paix.
Appel lancé conjointement par des organisations de défense des droits humains à l'occasion de l'anniversaire des affrontements
(Paris) – Les autorités marocaines doivent libérer les 21 prisonniers qui purgent de longues peines de réclusion liées aux mouvements de protestation de 2010 au Sahara occidental qui ont entraîné des morts ou leur accorder un procès équitable devant un tribunal civil, et enquêter sur toutes les allégations de torture, ont déclaré aujourd’hui quatre organisations de défense des droits humains.
14th Meeting (PM)
Divergent opinions on the protection of civilians — including whether and when force could be used in defence of that mandate — emerged today as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) concluded its annual debate on United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Joint Call by Rights Groups on Anniversary of Clashes
(Paris, November 5, 2015) – Moroccan authorities should free all 21 prisoners serving long terms stemming from the 2010 Western Sahara protests that turned deadly, or grant them a fair trial before a civilian court, and investigate all torture allegations, four human rights organizations said today.
As the conflict over the future of Western Sahara and the human suffering it has occasioned near their fortieth year, the situation in north-west Africa is becoming increasingly alarming. This conflict must be brought to an end if the people of the region are to meet their shared challenges and achieve their full potential.