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16 Oct 2018 description

HM Customs Gibraltar continues with its long-standing successful experience of organising and delivering Customs and Customs-related training events for a number of Customs Services in the European, Central and South Asia regions as well as regional and international organisations.

16 Oct 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions joins the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and other organizations around the globe in honoring World Food Day. Celebrated each year on Oct. 16, the day was established to bring attention to the plight of the world’s hungry and undernourished while providing an opportunity for a deeper understanding of the complex solutions for ending hunger. It is also a chance for the international community to show its commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 2, to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030.

16 Oct 2018 description

Summary Statistics

Total number of places 25,744
Actual capacity 21,903
Current population 21,551
Occupancy rate 98.4%

16 Oct 2018 description

October 16, 2018 - by Lesley Connolly

Prevention and sustaining peace have been central themes at the United Nations (UN) over the past two years, consistently emphasized by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. The Nelson Mandela Peace Summit held during the 73

16 Oct 2018 description

By Rahul Sengupta

Bonn, 12 October 2018 – A number of partners have expressed the need for a common platform for reporting regional progress through the online Sendai Framework monitoring system.

The call came at a recent meeting, organized by UNISDR with the support from the Government of Germany, to bring together the major regional Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs) working on disaster risk reduction from across the world and select Member States to share their national perspectives.

16 Oct 2018 description

With more than two-thirds of all countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region directly or indirectly affected by political conflict, natural disasters and other public health threats, emergencies is high on this year’s agenda for the 65th session of the Regional Committee.

16 Oct 2018 description

Nairobi/Tunis, 16 October 2018—Communities in Africa and in the Middle East are facing some of the most challenging humanitarian conditions of the 21st century. The situation is likely to worsen unless governments review their policies to empower communities and local humanitarian actors to better prepare for and respond to disasters.

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Colombia

Heavy rains have caused widespread flooding since the beginning of October, affecting over 64,560 people in La Guajira department with the majority in Uribia municipality.

More than 90% of the population is indigenous and live in informal settlements. Flooding has led to crop damage and restricted access to food.

Waterborne disease are likely to spread as basic hygiene facilities are disrupted.

Urgent food, shelter and WASH needs have been reported.

16 Oct 2018 description

The African Union (AU) has started setting up a Mediation Support Unit (MSU) at its headquarters in Addis Ababa. This is to support the various efforts across Africa to make peace. Technical obstacles, such as where the unit should be based, as well as problematic coordination between the various AU departments, are, however, slowing down its implementation.

16 Oct 2018 description

World Food Day official ceremony highlights Zero Hunger goal still possible

16 October 2018, Rome - Speakers at the global World Food Day ceremony in Rome today called for stronger political will and more financial support to end hunger and malnutrition in all its forms, urging the international community to step up its efforts until everyone has enough and quality food.

16 Oct 2018 description
report ActionAid

As World Food Day is marked at the 45th Plenary of the UN Committee on World Food Security in Rome, ActionAid International calls for urgent action from governments to address rising world hunger and climate change.

Adriano Campolina, General Secretary of ActionAid International, is due to address world leaders and food security decision-makers at a plenary session this afternoon.

16 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 88,736 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 14 October, with 40,598 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined. Spain’s numbers for the year are slightly higher than the figure printed (see chart below) and reflect arrivals only through last Wednesday.

16 Oct 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Authors
Sheryl L Hendriks Professor in Food Security; Director, Institute for Food, Nutrition and Well-being, University of Pretoria
Elizabeth Mkandawire Research Assistant, University of Pretoria
Nosipho Mabuza Research Assistant, University of Pretoria, University of Pretoria

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report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author Esther Ndumi Ngumbi - Distinguished Post Doctoral Researcher, Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

16 Oct 2018 description
report Save the Children

New report highlights alarming lack of oversight of Afghan child returns from Europe

As EU leaders prepare to meet in Brussels this Thursday to discuss migration, a new report from Save the Children reveals that European states returning thousands of children and adults to Afghanistan are failing to provide appropriate reintegration support. In particular, children are being returned to a dangerous environment where they face threats including violent attacks and recruitment by armed groups.

16 Oct 2018 description

This paper addresses an important gap regarding the systematic knowledge and evidence on how value chains can contribute to nutrition, while remaining financially viable and inclusive of smallholder farmers.

It does so by reviewing the literature on linkages between value chains and nutrition from a smallholder perspective, and presenting an analytical framework for the development of nutrition-sensitive value chains.

16 Oct 2018 description
report METAdrasi

Almost 1,000 people certified as victims of torture by METAdrasi

Imprisonment in inhuman conditions, extreme tactics of physical abuse, rape, daily psychological violence. In many countries of the world, unthinkable ways of cruel and degrading treatment are still being practiced in order to punish, intimidate, interrogate. Among the refugees arriving in Greece, a high percentage are victims of torture, but they often constitute the "invisible" faces of the vulnerable refugee population.

16 Oct 2018 description

15 octobre 2018, Rome -Un nouveau rapport, lancé aujourd'hui par l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO), insiste sur le fait que les politiques ne devraient pas enrayer ou accélérer les migrations, mais plutôt exploiter au mieux le potentiel des migrations rurales en faveur du développement économique et social, tout en minimisant les coûts.