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20 Jun 2018 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Picha Project is a social enterprise that provides refugees living in Kuala Lumpur an opportunity to earn income by cooking and catering traditional food for events; they are especially busy at festive times like Ramadan.

18 Jun 2018 description

ROME – In a ceremony held today at the annual session of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme, the Italian Government handed over the chairmanship of the Group of Friends of UNHRD to the Spanish Government. Also promoted by the Government of Panama, the event was the opportunity to celebrate the 18th anniversary of UNHRD, which was first established in Brindisi, Italy in June 2000.

16 Jun 2018 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 31 May 2018, a total of 960 suspected dengue cases have been reported in Cambodia. In weeks 20 and 21, 2018, there were 131 and 135 new suspected dengue cases respectively. The number of reported dengue cases have increased compared to the previous weeks, above the alert threshold level (Figure 1).

China (no update)

15 Jun 2018 description

Study points to new ways to reduce conflict in fragile states

A major research project by the UK's Stabilisation Unit explores the vital role of political deal-making in reducing violent conflict.

The Elite Bargains and Political Deals research indicates that greater focus on the politics of conflicts, and those who control power and resources on the ground, is crucial to reducing violence.

The Minister for the Middle East and for International Development Alistair Burt said:

11 Jun 2018 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics

Summary

At 26 April 2018, there were 1369 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1065 in immigration detention on the mainland and 304 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 457 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,980 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.
The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Home Affairs systems.

08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 263 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information.

It is neither a complete count nor representative.

05 Jun 2018 description
report BenarNews

Commentary by Don Pathan
Yala, Thailand

Last Friday, Thai Army Commander-in-chief Gen. Chalermchai Sitthisart visited security checkpoints in Cho I-rong, a district in Narathiwat province designated as the site of a potential “Safety Zone,” or limited ceasefire, in the insurgency-stricken region known as the Deep South.

04 Jun 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 22)

1) Hydro-meteorological disasters continue to dominate in ASEAN countries in Week 22, with floods, strong wind, storm surge in Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia due to the start of Tropical Depression 5 (TD-5)

2) TD-5 is currently in the sea of Viet Nam and moving north towards China. Government of Viet Nam is undertaking necessary preparedness activities (VDMA). See Page 2 for TD-5 forecast.

01 Jun 2018 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-eighth session
18 June–6 July 2018
Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, on his mission to Nepal from 29 January to 5 February 2018.

30 May 2018 description

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 15 May 2018, a total of 694 suspected dengue cases have been reported in Cambodia. In weeks 18 and 19, there were 81 and 99 new suspected dengue cases, respectively. In weeks 18 and 19, the number of reported dengue cases has increased compared to the previous week, above the alert threshold level (Figure 1).

China

28 May 2018 description

Regional Summary (Week 21)

1) Most of disasters occurred in Week 21 were hydro-meteorological in nature with floods in Indonesia and Malaysia; strong wind in Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia. In addition, a landslide in Viet Nam was caused by erosion in a river bank and there was an increasing activities with Merapi Volcano in Indonesia.

16 May 2018 description

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 1 May 2018, a total of 514 suspected dengue cases have been reported in Cambodia. In weeks 16 and 17, there were 52 and 54 new suspected dengue cases, respectively. In weeks 16 and 17, the number of reported dengue cases has increased compared to the previous week, above the alert threshold level (Figure 1).

China (no update)

14 May 2018 description

Update on the Dengue situation in the Western Pacific Region

Northern Hemisphere

Cambodia

As of 17 April 2018, a total of 408 suspected dengue cases have been reported in Cambodia. In weeks 14 and 15, there were 45 and 48 new suspected dengue cases, respectively. In weeks 14 and 15, the total number of reported dengue cases was below the three year-threshold (2015-2017) for the same period (Figure 1).

China

07 May 2018 description

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that investigations are still underway after a tanker with 131 Sri Lankans was intercepted by Malaysian police, and that officials of the Sri Lanka High Commission are working closely with the relevant Malaysian authorities in this connection.

Issuing a statement today (6), the ministry said that the Royal Malaysian Police Special Branch has confirmed that 131 persons believed to be Sri Lankans have been detained at Tanjung Gamoh, Sedili, in Johor Baru on 1 May.

06 May 2018 description

$326.6 million
UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

Funded 65.5 million

Funding gap 261.1 million

04 May 2018 description

Immigration Detention And Community Statistics Summary

At 31 March 2018, there were 1389 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1059 in immigration detention on the mainland and 330 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 452 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 18,325 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

The table below reflects figures based on records in Department of Home Affairs systems.

02 May 2018 description
report Norwegian Capacity

Introduction

In February 2018, the Asia Pacific Regional Cash Working Group (RCWG) held its first meeting in the year to discuss and validate the 2018 workplan – informed through bilateral discussions with regional members and the National CWGs in the region. The workplan1 , is structured around three objectives (see below) with key indicators and activities to guide in the dispensation of the roles and responsibilities of the RCWG.

01 May 2018 description

(excerpts)

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Today, I want to give you an update on cases of sexual exploitation and abuse in the UN system, in line with the Secretary-General’s initiative on increasing transparency on these allegations.

For the first three months of this year, from 1 January to 31 March 2018, we have received 54 allegations for all UN entities and implementing partners. Not all allegations have been fully verified, and many are in the preliminary assessment phase.