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14 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore

STOCKHOLM, 14 February 2018 – “Sexual exploitation and abuse of children under any circumstances is reprehensible. No organization is immune from this scourge and we are continuously working to better address it. When it comes to the protection of children, we are determined to act. There is no room for complacency.

“As UNICEF’s Executive Director, I have put this issue at the top of our agenda and we are committed to strong action and transparency within UNICEF.

14 Feb 2018 description

On February 14 at 3:00 AM, a large truck used by smugglers to transport migrants from the As Saddadah (60 km south-east of Bani Waleed) to Tarhuna, was involved in a car accident causing the death of 19 migrants and injuring 49 more migrants. Out of the 180 migrants involved, 138 were Eritreans while the remaining were Somalis and Ethiopians.

Out of the 19 reported victims, 4 were children, 1 was an adult woman and 14 adult men. The wounded are reportedly: 10 children, 9 adult women and 30 men.

14 Feb 2018 description

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants.

The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 80% live below the poverty line. 51% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.

The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. 46,000 work permits were issued in 2017 alone.

Working with Partners

14 Feb 2018 description

By Brigitte Leoni

PARIS, 14 February, 2018 - More needs to be done to reduce response times to tsunami alerts and and to improve wave height measurement if progess is to be made on reducing mortality from tsunamis, an international gathering of experts heard this week.

14 Feb 2018 description

The SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax met the Head of Regional Delegation of ICRC for Southern Africa, Mr. Vincent Cassard at the SADC Secretariat Headquarters in Gaborone, Botswana on 12th February 2018.

14 Feb 2018 description

International Development Secretary tells the international aid community to urgently stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has called upon the international community to step up alongside the UK to drive up safeguarding standards so that we can stamp out “horrifying” sexual abuse and exploitation from the aid sector.

14 Feb 2018 description

FAO launches global platform to spread the qualities of successful Farmer Field Schools

14 February 2018, Rome - Farmer Field Schools, a community-driven approach to agricultural training and education, are increasingly in demand around the world for their ability to help smallholder farmers cope with complex challenges.

14 Feb 2018 description

Commitment to the Future

The Global Shelter Cluster is pleased to launch our next five-year strategy. This document sets out an inspiring agenda to strengthen global shelter and settlement interventions which remain central to effective humanitarian responses around the world, and describes how we will support partner organisations in meeting the needs of people affected by conflict and crisis.

14 Feb 2018 description

Greece has been the second refugee population receiving country in the EU since September 2015.
More than 51.000 people are stranded around Greece (according to data published by the Greek Government ). The majority have applied for asylum while others wait for relocation or family reunification applications to be decided so that they can move on to other member states.

14 Feb 2018 description

Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) remains a major threat to global health: Of the ten million people who fell ill with TB in 2016 alone, over half a million are estimated to have resistance to the most effective drugs used to treat TB, rifampicin and isoniazid. For those with highly resistant strains of TB, very few treatment options exist.

14 Feb 2018 description

ABU DHABI, 10th February, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has expanded its presence and intensified its efforts in the various areas of the world hit by crises and disasters, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the ERC.

14 Feb 2018 description

AMMAN, 13th February, 2018 (WAM) -- A delegation from the Cancer Patient Care Society (CPCS)–Rahma, led by its Director-General Nora Jamal Sanad Al-Suwaidi, visited the UAE-Jordanian Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan, to raise the awareness of Syrian refugees about cancer and help cancer patients.

14 Feb 2018 description
report IRIN

Last month, Ousseni Souffiani’s life was turned upside down. He had lived in a hillside shantytown on the island of Mayotte, but a torrential downpour swept his flimsy home away, killing his wife and four of his children who were sheltering inside.

Read more on IRIN.

14 Feb 2018 description

This book explains the fundamental reason for the establishment of the AHA Centre and how the Centre has evolved through 5 years of experience in carrying out its roles and mandate.

Foreword from the Chair of ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Disaster Management and AADMER Conference of the Parties, 2016

14 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13206
13 FÉVRIER 2018

Un an après l’adoption d’une résolution pionnière, le Conseil de sécurité s’est, cet après-midi, réuni pour faire le point sur l’état de sa mise en œuvre par les États Membres, auxquels il était demandé d’élaborer des « stratégies de réduction des risques » posés par les attaques terroristes contre les infrastructures critiques et de renforcer leur coopération pour lutter contre de telles attaques.

14 Feb 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/PK/232
13 FÉVRIER 2018

Le Comité spécial des opérations de maintien de la paix, qui tient ses travaux jusqu’au 9 mars, a achevé aujourd’hui son débat général de deux jours au cours duquel les délégations ont appelé à l’accélération des réformes au pilier « paix et sécurité » des Nations Unies, compte tenu de la nature changeante des crises, de l’apparition de nouveaux types d’acteurs et de la réduction des ressources disponibles, a précisé le représentant du Mali, dont le pays est l’hôte d’une grande mission de stabilisation avec plus de 14 000 Casques bleus.

13 Feb 2018 description

Rome, 12 February 2018 – At a time when hunger is on the rise due to conflict and climate change, the 176 Member States of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today announced a target for contributions that will support a US$3.5 billion programme of loans and grants, reducing poverty and hunger for tens of millions of rural people in developing countries around the world.

13 Feb 2018 description

The Olympics gives us a chance to re-affirm our commitment to protect our people and our planet

By Pradeep Kurukulasuriya

The Olympics offers us a time of hope, a time for mutual understanding, a time for goodwill and peace. But as all eyes turn toward PyeongChang for the 23rd Winter Olympic Games, rising temperatures, melting glaciers and rising seas threaten to dash many of these lofty hopes and dreams.