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14 Dec 2018 description

N’Djamena, 13 décembre 2018 – Les experts des Ministères chargés des questions de nationalité et d’état civil des Etats membres et partenaires de la Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centrale (CEMAC), avec le soutien du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR), ont tenu leur premier atelier stratégique régional sur l’éradication de l’apatridie.

14 Dec 2018 description

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The persisting divisions between European Union (EU) Member States on the allocation of responsibility for asylum seekers have cast into uncertainty the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). The stalemate in negotiations on the Dublin IV proposal has also undermined compliance with the Dublin III Regulation, with some countries preferring bilateral measures to EU-wide solutions on responsibility.

14 Dec 2018 description

by Laurie Goering | @lauriegoering | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 13 December 2018 13:19 GMT

"There are limits" to how much people can adapt if drought continues to worsen in the semi-arid Sahel, researchers warn

KATOWICE, Poland, Dec 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is driving much drier conditions in Africa's Sahel belt, which has experienced a 50-percent hike in record dry months in recent decades, scientists said.

14 Dec 2018 description
report IRIN

In a report released this week during the UN climate change summit in Poland, the UN Environment Programme warned of a widening gap between the cost of adaptation in developing countries – as much as $500 billion annually by 2050 – and what wealthier nations have promised.

14 Dec 2018 description

Une coalition mondiale demande de meilleurs soins et une législation plus forte pour sauver des nourrissons aux limites de la survie

13 décembre 2018 Communiqué de presse NEW DELHI/GENÈVE/NEW YORK English Русский

Chaque année, près de 30 millions de nourrissons naissent trop tôt, trop petits ou tombent malades, et ont besoin de soins spécialisés pour survivre, selon un nouveau rapport publié par une coalition mondiale à laquelle appartiennent l’UNICEF et l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).

14 Dec 2018 description

The World Trade Organization estimates that more than 65 million people globally are refugees or displaced persons. Beyond the human dimensions of this tragedy, destination and transit countries face enormous financial and social costs in sheltering these people. The global community’s response has mostly been short-term aid, insufficient to support durable solutions.

One notable proposal for providing longer-term support for host and transit countries and their refugee communities is to harness trade relief measures that could provide economically viable solutions.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13618

Security Council
8421st Meeting (AM)

Humanitarian Affairs Official Says Embattled Cameroon Regions Witnessing One of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Displacement Crises

Central and West African countries must develop strategies with which to tackle the root causes of insurgency, the senior United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today as it considered the activities of the United Nations regional office.

13 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

rescEU: Commission welcomes provisional agreement to strengthen EU civil protection*

Brussels, 12 December 2018

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have taken key steps today towards political agreement on rescEU, the plan to strengthen EU civil protection response to disasters.

13 Dec 2018 description

The United Nations and its agencies have prioritized women’s rights for decades and recognized the impediments to gender equality globally. Numerous resolutions, agencies, conferences, and declarations have been adopted, established, held, and written. Often, however, the actual work and effort expended towards achieving greater gender equality falls on women alone. Worse still, gender equality is viewed by some in a limited sense as a “women’s issue” that is not really of concern to men.

13 Dec 2018 description

Interview with Cristina Carreño, MSF mental health advisor, on the role of mental healthcare for children in MSF’s programmes for victims of violence, conflict or natural disasters, and notably for displaced populations.

How prevalent are mental health disorders among the children and adolescents treated by MSF?

Let’s say first that it’s a general and worldwide issue: children and adolescents, as much as adults, have mental health disorders. Some are disorders that start in childhood and will develop into adult life.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

Un informe del Fondo de la ONU para la Infancia llama a invertir en una atención neonatal de calidad y en la creación de instalaciones para la atención especializada del recién nacido.

Anualmente unos 30 millones de bebés nacen prematuramente, no alcanzan el peso mínimo o se enferman continuamente y necesitan atención especializada para sobrevivir, según las investigaciones de un nuevo informe de una coalición mundial que incluye a UNICEF y a la Organización Mundial de la Salud .

13 Dec 2018 description

Africa is at a tipping point. While efforts to achieve the goals outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Paris Agreement could drive positive changes following nearly a decade of economic growth across Africa, climate change threatens to derail these gains. Given that temperatures in Africa are rising, and are set to rise faster than the global average during the 21st Century, it is time to mainstream, scale-up and accelerate support for climate change adaptation across the continent.

13 Dec 2018 description

As global leaders once again convene to tackle climate change in Katowice, Poland, this week, there are three major blind spots in what we know about its impact on people.

13 Dec 2018 description

by the Climate Centre at COP 24 in Katowice

New research published on Monday, as the second week of UN climate talks in Poland got underway, shows “clear ties between today’s extremes and human causes” in both the developed and developing world.

13 Dec 2018 description

The Annual Report provides details of IFRC’s support to our 190 member National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 2017, alongside consolidated financial statements for the year. It tells the story of the Red Cross and Red Crescent response to major disasters such as the worst floods in 100 years in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the hurricanes in the Americas, and to health crises such as plague in Madagascar and yellow fever in Brazil.

The IFRC at a glance

13 Dec 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Danielle Engolo

IPS Correspondent Danielle Engolo interviews EVANS TEKENGE MANUIKA, head of All for the Integration of Migrants in Morocco (ATIMA)

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 12 2018 (IPS) - The recently adopted Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration continues to generate enormous debate as to its pros and cons. Evans Tekenge Manuika, head of All for the Integration of Migrants in Morocco (ATIMA), who spoke to IPS at the conference, warned that the Compact will remain a dead letter without peace in Africa.

13 Dec 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Chahreddine Berriah

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 12 2018 (IPS) - The Global Compact on Migration is now official. But what next? To get a better idea, IPS spoke to journalists and representatives of civil society attending the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) conference to find out their views on what it might achieve when to comes to “safe, orderly and regular migration.”