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Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité (CPS) de l'Union africaine (UA) a consacré sa 778ème réunion, tenue le 1er juin 2018, à une séance publique sur le thème: "Délimitation et démarcation des frontières en Afrique: la voie à suivre pour le règlement des «conflits interétatiques en Afrique» en commémoration de la Journée africaine des frontières.
IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa. Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, exit, and transit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centres).
Malteser International and the Order of Malta network provide help for refugees and displaced persons worldwide
Cologne. The number of refugees and displaced persons around the world continues to increase every year. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates there are now almost 70 million people forcibly displaced across the globe, including over 22 million refugees.
Regional Flow Monitoring Network
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency praises Spain’s action bringing over six hundred migrants stranded on Mediterranean rescue ships to safety.
“I’m glad Spain has stepped forward to defuse this crisis, but I fear a major tragedy if states start refusing to accept rescued migrants as was threatened,” said IOM’s Director General William Lacy Swing. “Keeping the rescued people at sea is not, of itself, going to dissuade other migrants from crossing to Europe and they too will need to be rescued sooner or later,” he added.
Although Canada has experienced increasing immigration pressures, including receiving in 2017 the highest number of asylum claims in its history, the country has not witnessed the same acrimonious public debate over immigration seen elsewhere. It has adopted important reforms, including the introduction of a National Immigration Detention Framework aimed at improving detention conditions and reducing the use of prisons for immigration reasons.
The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), dedicated its 778th meeting, held on 1 June 2018, to an open session on the theme: “Delimitation and Demarcation of Boundaries in Africa: The Way Forward to Resolve Inter-State Conflicts in Africa” in commemoration of the African Border Day.
Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Colleagues and Friends,
As this is my last global update to the Human Rights Council in a regular session – and before I turn, once again, to the important matter of access and cooperation – I wish to draw on some final reflections.
Signatories of the Grand Bargain, the pact signed two years ago at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, meet in New York today to make progress on improving the humanitarian system.
Christian Aid was in attendance to co-present a joint analysis by members of the Charter for Change network: CAFOD, CARE, Catholic Relief Services, Christian Aid, NEAR and OXFAM, on the need for more radical measures to empower national and local actors - who have a closer and deeper understanding of communities in need - to take a leadership role in humanitarian response
Sexual violence and abuse are beginning to be recognised as a major problem across the international aid industry. According to the ‘Report the Abuse’ survey, 86% of aid workers know a colleague who has experienced sexual violence associated with their work. Yet sexual violence in humanitarian settings is rarely reported as a security incident. Aid agencies are not reporting sexual violence numbers.
La Organización cuenta con 2.507 plazas de acogida en 46 provincias para estas personas solicitantes de asilo .
Cruz Roja pone en marcha la campaña ‘Ahora que están aquí, te necesitan más cerca’ con el objetivo de concienciar sobre los retos que afrontan las personas solicitantes de Protección Internacional en España.
On 18 June 2018, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) released its 2017 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union. In 2017, there were 728,470 applications for international protection in the EU. This figure represents a decrease of 44% compared to 2016, when there were almost 1.3 million applications, while provisional data for early 2018 (January - April) shows that application levels have stabilised at an average of less than 50,000 per month.
This 2-pager is an overview of the role WFP plays in the humanitarian world and includes a review of our 2017 achievements.
As conflicts rage, mass hunger is staging a harrowing comeback. Through escalating emergencies and tight finances, we hold fast to the dream of a hunger-free future.
A deep field organization, we continue to save lives and change lives. we lead the world in frontline food assistance; fight for better nutrition; and strengthen communities to brave shock and disaster.
THE SIPRI YEARBOOK
SIPRI Yearbook 2018 presents a combination of original data in areas such as world military expenditure, international arms transfers, arms production, nuclear forces, armed conflicts and multilateral peace operations with state-of-the-art analysis of important aspects of arms control, peace and international security.
This booklet summarizes the contents of SIPRI Yearbook 2018 and provides samples of the data and analysis that it contains.
Africa: Pregnant Girls, Young Mothers Barred from School
African Governments Should Ensure Right to Education
(Nairobi) - Tens of thousands of pregnant girls and adolescent mothers are banned or discouraged from attending school across Africa, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today, ahead of the Day of the African Child on June 16, 2018.
Valencia, 17 June 2018 – Red Cross emergency teams are assisting hundreds of people who disembarked this morning from the Aquarius and two accompanying vessels at the Spanish port of Valencia.
The people spent almost a week at sea after being rescued from inflatable boats off the coast of Libya. Some are in need of medical attention, having suffered hypothermia, dehydration and other injuries.
Statement by Afshan Khan, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia
GENEVA, 17 June 2018 - “We at UNICEF are relieved that all 123 children, including 60 unaccompanied children, have landed safely on the coast of Spain and are in good care after a distressing 8 days at sea.
As I walked the deck of the Aquarius checking on patients several nights ago, I stopped to chat with some young Nigerians we have on board. They pointed to a glow on the horizon, curious if we’d reached Europe and why we had stopped for so long. With my smartphone I showed them our GPS position on the map, stuck between Sicily and Malta. Facing north from the bow, we could see the faint lights of Italy. As they looked up and down between the phone and the nearby shore, they realised their destination was finally in sight and they beamed.
Sunday, June 17, 2018 — Amsterdam/Valencia/London – Following this week’s political stand-off over the fate of people rescued in the Mediterranean, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) denounces Italy’s closure of its ports to prevent 630 rescued people from disembarking and European governments’ choice of political point-scoring over saving lives at sea.