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18 Oct 2017 description

Dear Friends,

This February, I had the privilege to visit a new MSF pediatric program in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, where hundreds of thousands of Syrians have sought refuge. The project, in the city of Zahle, occupies an entire floor of a government hospital that houses pediatric inpatients and provides general and intensive care for children.

The families served are primarily Syrian refugees. Many are marginalized and cut off from health care. Children, naturally, are the most vulnerable among them.

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

13 Oct 2017 description

by Martha Holley Newsome | Sep 27, 2017

The past month has unleashed what seems to be a startling increase in natural and manmade disasters – hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and violence. Bringing healing to people in crisis is core to who we are as an organization. It compels us to act, and to prayerfully consider where Medical Teams can help most – where the health needs are greatest, where we can gain access to those in need, and where we have the resources to respond.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

13 Oct 2017 description

El lema de este año de la campaña de la Agencia de Naciones Unidas para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres Campaña Sendai Siete, que tiene un periodo de implementación de 7 años (2016-2022) Hogar, seguro Hogar, no pueden ser más apropiado tras un año, el 2016, en el que 24,2 millones de personas se vieron obligadas a desplazarse forzosamente abandonando su hogar, como consecuencia del impacto de desastres.

12 Oct 2017 description

San Salvador, El Salvador. 02-10-17 - 03-10-17

El fenómeno migratorio mesoamericano es conocido y ha sido ampliamente estudiado, pero nunca las discusiones han estado tan presentes en la esfera pública como hoy. Con los cambios políticos ocurridos en Estados Unidos se esperaban y se han estado produciendo restricciones a la migración, un incremento en el retorno de migrantes y potencialmente una disminución en el envío de remesas internacionales.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview of UNHCR’s operations in the Americas

A. Situational context including new developments

Colombia situation

03 Oct 2017 description

The North of Central America suffers high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.

This insecurity is compelling an increasing number of persons - often entire families - to flee their homes, within their countries or to nearby countries.

All countries in the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.

KEY INDICATORS

03 Oct 2017 description

FEATURE

Antigua and Barbuda

AFFECTED AREAS
Barbuda

CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT
Disaster

FIGURES
About 1,400 new displacements between 7 and 8 September

CONTEXT

29 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

• Seven million children live in areas in need of financial investment towards reconstruction
• Health, education and family housing must be prioritised for investment
• Damage to education infrastructure could be as high as US $716M

29 Sep 2017 description

El informe sobre tierras y vivienda se basa en entrevistas con personas desplazadas, incluidas las comunidades locales, indígenas, campesinas y afro-hondureñas, autoridades nacionales y locales, expertos y la sociedad civil.

29 Sep 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

28 Sep 2017 description

28 de septiembre, 2017 — La Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM) lanzó hoy una aplicación para dispositivos móviles que proveerá información fidedigna y segura a los migrantes que requieran servicios de protección y asistencia en Mesoamérica.

Mediante la MigrantApp, las personas desplazadas recibirán información en tres idiomas sobre la ubicación geográfica de más de 1.500 lugares como centros sanitarios o de protección de los derechos humanos, consulados, albergues, oficinas de formación y empleo o de asistencia a grupos vulnerables.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Humanity Road

Situation Overview

On September 19, 2017 at 2:14 ET, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred approximately 5 km ENE of Raboso, Mexico. The earthquake occurred 51 km deep. Communities most impacted by the event (estimated population of the Puebla Region is 1,590,256) include Raboso, Izúcar de Matamoros, Atencingo, Atlixco, and Puebla. The USGS estimates 100 - 1,000 casualties are likely to have occurred and predicts there could be up to $10 billion in damages. source

20 Sep 2017 description

By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to be here today, and to share the floor with such distinguished colleagues - with whom UNHCR has enjoyed a strong collaboration for many years.

The New York Declaration resonated as a bold step forward for a world struggling to meet the challenges of large-scale refugee flows, and increasingly complex migratory movements.

06 Sep 2017 description

Between them, those shortlisted for this year’s prestigious humanitarian award have helped thousands uprooted from their homes and forced to flee.

GENEVA - From promoting education among refugees in western Uganda to welcoming LGBTI asylum-seekers fleeing persecution in Central America, the five runners-up for this year’s annual UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award illustrate the commitment and dedication of those who support people displaced by war and conflict.

23 Aug 2017 description

El Alto Comisionado visitará Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, México y Costa Rica.

22 de agosto de 2017 (ACNUR) - El Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados, Filippo Grandi, está visitando el Norte de Centroamérica para obtener un panorama general de las tendencias de desplazamiento en la región. Esta es su primera visita oficial a la región desde que asumió su cargo en enero de 2016.

21 Aug 2017 description
report UN General Assembly
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Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/177 and Human Rights Council resolutions 34/16 and 35/5.

16 Aug 2017 description

Washington, D.C. - La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) celebró el 163 Período Extraordinario de Sesiones en Lima, del 3 al 7 de julio de 2017, a invitación del Estado Peruano. Se realizaron 18 audiencias sobre situaciones de derechos humanos en Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, México y Venezuela. La Comisión Interamericana agradece a los Estados y la sociedad civil su activa participación en las audiencias.

A continuación se presentan reseñas de las audiencias en el orden cronológico en el que fueron realizadas.