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- United Nations, World Bank, and Humanitarian Organizations Launch Innovative Partnership to End Famine [EN/AR]
- Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, September 2018
- A Future Stolen: Young and out of school
- The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018: Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition [EN/AR/RU]
- African Risk Capacity Becomes a Member of the World Economic Forum
22 September 2018, New York – Filling the massive US$8.5 billion gap in funding for education in crisis will require innovative solutions and a transformational shift in the way education is financed and deployed for children and youth living in countries affected by emergencies, conflict and displacement.
Stories from the front lines of the world’s crises that explore locally driven humanitarian action
In 2016, dozens of the world’s largest donors and humanitarian groups pledged to put more power – and funding – in the hands of local aid groups. But reforms have been slow.
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“The right to family life applies to everyone, including refugees and migrants,” said the Migration Committee, which called on member States to “develop common guidelines” to implement the right to family reunification. “Families must not be torn apart and they should not be prevented from reuniting after an often dangerous departure from their country of origin,” the parliamentarians said, approving the report by Ulla Sandbæk (Denmark, UEL).
Conseil de sécurité
8360e séance - après-midi
Sur l’initiative des États-Unis, le Conseil de sécurité a adopté, cet après-midi, une résolution par laquelle il formule des recommandations précises au Secrétaire général dans le but de renforcer l’action et l’efficacité des missions et opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies. Un texte qui a été salué comme le résultat d’un effort de consensus.
8360th Meeting (PM)
The Security Council today adopted a resolution aimed at enhancing the performance of peacekeeping personnel at all levels, both at Headquarters and in the field, stressing the need to improve posture, behaviour, leadership, initiative and accountability while effectively promoting international peace and security.
Conseil de sécurité
8359e séance - après-midi
Profondément indigné par le fait que les civils constituent la vaste majorité des victimes des situations de conflit armé, le Conseil de sécurité a, aujourd’hui, réaffirmé que leur protection dans ce contexte est l’une de ses priorités absolues, même si la responsabilité principale à cet égard incombe au premier chef aux parties au conflit et aux États, les gouvernements devant respecter et garantir les droits de l’homme de leurs citoyens.
8359th Meeting (PM)
The Security Council expressed its outrage today over the fact that civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in situations of armed conflict, and over its short- and long-term impact on them, from forced displacement to sexual and gender-based violence.
El Director General de la FAO asegura que la agricultura y la seguridad alimentaria son fundamentales para la paz
21 de septiembre de 2018, Roma – Liberar al mundo de las guerras es un paso esencial para erradicar el hambre, aseguró hoy el Director General de la FAO, José Graziano da Silva.
“La paz y el fin de los conflictos son fundamentales en la lucha contra el hambre, que es el objetivo constante de la FAO”, señala Graziano da Silva en un comunicado con motivo del Día Internacional de la Paz.
FAO’s Director-General notes that agriculture and food security are also key to peace
21 September 2018, Rome - Ridding the world of wars is an essential step in eradicating hunger, FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said today.
"Peace and the end of conflicts are fundamental in the battle against hunger, which is FAO's constant goal," he said in a statement to honor the International Day of Peace.
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BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Sep 21 2018 (IPS) - Nyalen Kuong and her daughters fled to safety after an attack on their village in South Sudan in which Kuong’s husband and two sons where killed and the family’s cattle lost. Kuong, her daughters and other families from their village fled to islands surrounded by swamp land. There, she had little to eat. And soon began suffering from diarrhoea, brought on by acute malnutrition.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 September 2018 and includes updates on West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease, cholera, monkeypox and Legionnaires' disease.
So far in 2018, a total of 19,459 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (32%), Iraq (20%) and Afghanistan (19%). More than half of the population are women (24%) and children (37%), while 39% are men.
Arrivals in August 2018, at 3,197 increased in comparison to July, when 2,545 people arrived on the islands. Arrivals during the first eight months of 2018 are 29% higher than those of the same period in 2017.
GENEVA, 21 September 2018 – The number of refugee and migrant children who arrived on the Greek Islands between January and August has risen by 32 percent compared to the same time-period last year. Over 7,000 children – on average more than 850 every month – have made the dangerous journey by sea, with most ending up in overcrowded and unsafe facilities.
Based on patterns from previous years, the number of refugees and migrants arriving by sea in Greece is expected to increase in the coming months.
Over 40 countries around the Pacific Rim will participate in a mock tsunami scenario from September to November 2018. The purpose of this exercise is to test country tsunami decision-making procedures and communication systems and processes.
Panama City – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is helping Mexican and Central American officials strengthen their abilities to produce and analyze the data used in migration-related decision making through a workshop held this week (20-21/09) in Panama City.
"Data is a powerful tool for action," said Marcelo Pisani, IOM Regional Director for North America, Central America, and the Caribbean, during the opening of the two-day workshop.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 78,372 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 20 September, 34,238 of whom travelled to Spain, the leading destination this year. This compares with 132,715 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
Spain, with over 44 per cent of all irregular arrivals on the Mediterranean to date, has outpaced Greece and Italy throughout the summer.