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21 Feb 2019 description

GENEVA (21 February 2019) - The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its fortieth regular session from 25 February to 22 March 2019 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

19 Feb 2019 description

Last week, in Asia, organized violence remained static while overall demonstrations decreased slightly. In South Asia, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) launched a major militant attack on security personnel in India’s Jammu & Kashmir, leading to nationwide demonstrations. In Southeast Asia, rubber bullets were fired at protesters in Myanmar opposed to the installation of the Bogyoke Aung San statue in Kayah state, while in southern Thailand, separatist violence led to five reported civilian deaths.

19 Feb 2019 description

"The Missing" is the humanitarian organization's first collaboration with NBC News' experimental video unit, NBC Left Field.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and NBC News have teamed up for the first time to explore the devastating human toll on the global migration issue.

18 Feb 2019 description

In Numbers

15 percent of children under age 5 have moderately acute malnourishment, rates of which have remained stagnant over the last 10 years.

Sri Lanka ranks 2nd of 176 countries prone to climate shocks (Global Climate Risk Index).

US$ 5.3 m six months in net funding requirements (Feb – July 2019).

Operational Updates

17 Feb 2019 description


Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU)
No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/20121 , and in particular Article 110 thereof,

15 Feb 2019 description

A two day dengue control field programme will take place in high risk areas in selected districts today and tomorrow (14th and 15th) with the intention of preventing a possible dengue outbreak, Health Ministry spokesman said.According to the spokesman, the programme will take place in identified high risk MOH divisions located in Colombo, Gampaha, Kaluthara and Jaffna districts with the aim of preventing a possible dengue outbreak in near future with rainy condition. About 650 teams will take part in the programme.

12 Feb 2019 description

The number of reported organized violence events decreased while demonstrations remained static across the South and Southeast Asian regions last week compared to previous weeks. In South Asia, militants and Afghan/NATO forces continued to clash in Afghanistan, people took to the streets to protest against the death of Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) leader Arman Loni in Pakistan, and anti-government demonstrations were held in India and Nepal.