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21 Jun 2018 description

Eric Schwartz June 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order (EO) on June 20, entitled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation.” In that executive order, the president announced an intention to alter the policy of separating adult asylum seekers from their children by incarcerating adults and children together while the adults are undergoing criminal prosecution.

21 Jun 2018 description

Joel Suncar/Fotos William Meoño

Ciudad de Guatemala, 20 jun (AGN).- El Gobierno de México, a través del embajador Luis Manuel López, entregó hoy un cargamento con ayuda humanitaria para los guatemaltecos afectados por la erupción del volcán de Fuego, ocurrida el 3 de junio último.

El diplomático explicó que 40 toneladas de insumos fueron recolectadas gracias al acopio y coordinación de la Secretaría de Protección Civil del estado de Chiapas y la Asociación Agrícola de Productores de Plátano del Soconusco.

20 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

Los líderes de las Naciones Unidas han expresado en los últimos días su profunda preocupación por el sufrimiento de los niños migrantes y refugiados. En las últimas semanas, se estima que cerca de 2000 niños se han visto forzados a separarse de sus familias en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México. Este miércoles, 20 de junio, se conmemora el Día Mundial de los Refugiados.

En los últimos días, varios representantes de las Naciones Unidas han indicado que los niños refugiados no deberían ser separados de sus padres.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Emilio Godoy

MEXICO CITY, Jun 20 2018 (IPS) - Twenty-five years ago, Mexican engineer Gustavo Rodriguez decided to collect rainwater to solve the scarcity of water in his home and contribute to the care of natural resources.

“We did it to seek a better integration with the care of nature. We wanted to have a sustainable home,” this resident of the indigenous town of San Bartolo Ameyalco, on the west side of Mexico City, told IPS.

20 Jun 2018 description

As we mark World Refugee Day 2018 on June 20, governments confront humanitarian challenges of enormous proportion, with more than 68 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the world. The U.S. government has long played a key role in helping meet the needs of refugees and IDPs. Thus, it is appropriate and important that Refugees International (RI) evaluates and offers a report card on the Trump administration’s progress on refugee and humanitarian protection.

20 Jun 2018 description

Michael Clemens and Kate Gough

Each year tens of thousands of children make the difficult journey from Central America to the U.S. border—some with family members and some alone. Amidst a heated and emotional debate about the “right way” to handle these migrants, we need to make sure we’re paying attention to the hard facts about why so many children are coming.

20 Jun 2018 description

Today we commemorate World Refugee Day.

There are nearly 70 million people who have been forcibly displaced around the world as a result of persecution, conflict or generalized violence. Their precarious situation makes them more vulnerable. Many of these people have seen their most basic human rights violated.

Human decency demands that we protect them, aid them, help them. But so does international law. We must not forget that. And we must not allow others to forget it.

20 Jun 2018 description

Migrantes y refugiados que huyen de sus países en Centroamérica se encontrarán más expuestos a la violencia en México con el endurecimiento de las políticas fronterizas de los Estados Unidos.

20 Jun 2018 description

Migrants and refugees fleeing danger in Central America are trapped and exposed to more violence in Mexico due to ever tighter and more callous United States border control policies, said Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on World Refugee Day.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Plan International

WASHINGTON (19 June) – Plan International is urging the U.S. administration to reverse its “zero tolerance” immigration policy and to end the practice of forcibly separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, including the detention of children taken from their parents.

Such practices are reprehensible, regardless of migrants’ legal status, and are a direct violation of the legal rights of asylum seekers under U.S. law, as well as under treaties to which the U.S. is a ratified party.

19 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

La violencia, la persecución y las guerras obligan a un creciente número de personas a abandonar sus hogares, comunidades y países en busca de seguridad y medios de subsistencia. Este fenómeno mundial, que colocó la cifra de desplazados en un récord de más de 68 millones de personas en 2017, requiere con urgencia un nuevo acuerdo global sobre refugiados.

A un ritmo de 44.500 por día, 16,2 millones de personas huyeron para salvar sus vidas el año pasado, elevando la suma mundial de desplazados a 68,5 millones, informó este martes la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR).

19 Jun 2018 description

Colombia- Sismo- 12/06/18

Un sismo de 4,5 grados con epicentro en el volcán Galeras sacudió el extremo suroccidental. El movimiento telúrico se registró a las 04:35 hora local con una profundidad superficial, señaló el Servicio Geológico Nacional.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact: Sara Neumann 203.209.6545 (M)

Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (June 19, 2018) – In response to continued reports of children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement today:

18 Jun 2018 description

More than 340.000 Venezuelans have entered Ecuador since the beginning of 2018 (compared to 287,000 arrivals registered for the whole 2017).

In Brazil, 527 Venezuelan nationals had been relocated from border regions to Brazilian cities in the country (Cuiabá, Manaus and São Paulo).

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly. Between 2014 and 2018, some 185,783 asylum claims have been lodged.

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18 Jun 2018 description

By UNHCR | 18 June 2018

GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges the United States to prioritize family unity and the best interests of children as it implements new border management policies along the US-Mexico border.

“There are effective ways to ensure border control without putting families through the lasting psychological trauma of child-parent separation,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said.

“UNHCR stands ready to support the United States in implementing humane and secure alternatives,” Grandi added.

15 Jun 2018 description

Thousands of medical voices from across the United States have joined forces with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to urge the Trump administration to immediately halt the separation of migrant and asylum seeking children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

A letter, addressed to U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, signed by more than 5,000 experts across the health and child development fields, and calling for swift action, was delivered today to the administration.

14 Jun 2018 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana

México (CICR) – Más de un centenar de especialistas en medicina legal, directores de servicios periciales y ministerios públicos mexicanos se reúnen desde hoy hasta el 15 de junio en el IX Encuentro Nacional de Servicios Médicos Forenses, que se celebra en la Ciudad de México. Durante el evento se busca generar un espacio para reflexionar y llegar a acuerdos sobre la implementación de la Ley General en Materia de Desaparición, que marca un hito en la historia de México y trae nuevas esperanzas a las familias.

14 Jun 2018 description

Ciudad de México – 32 funcionarios de 10 países que hacen parte de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), se reunieron esta semana (6-7/6) para fortalecer sus capacidades e intercambiar experiencias sobre la protección de personas migrantes en países afectados por desastres de origen natural.

14 Jun 2018 description

Joint op-ed by UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP

The numbers are shocking: at least one in three women on the planet has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. More than 700 million women alive today were married as children. Up to 250 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation.