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19 Oct 2017 description
report El Comercio Perú

Científicos proyectaron que el aumento de la temperatura y alteraciones en el régimen de lluvias afectaría entre 73% y 88% de las tierras aptas

Los cultivos de café en América Latina, uno de los productos más apreciados de la región, podrían convertirse en víctimas del cambio climático.

Un estudio de científicos latinoamericanos proyectó que el aumento de la temperatura y cambios en el régimen de lluvias afectaría entre 73% y 88% de las tierras aptas para la producción del grano en la región.

19 Oct 2017 description

WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases

Pursuing policy coherence to achieve SDG target 3.4 on NCDs (Montevideo, 18-20 October 2017)

19 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

1 43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

109,915 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017 2


USD 75.5 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

19 Oct 2017 description

Executive Summary

Reducing the humanitarian impact of the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is a key priority for the United Nations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), civil society and an increasing number of Member States. The United Nations Secretary-General has expressly called on parties to conflict to avoid the use in populated areas of explosive weapons with wide-area effects.

19 Oct 2017 description

19 October 2017

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges Australia to take responsibility and address the imminent humanitarian crisis for refugees and asylum-seekers in Papua New Guinea. UNHCR is profoundly troubled by the mounting risks of ‘offshore processing’ arrangements, and their extraordinary human toll, as Australia seeks to abruptly decrease its support by the end of October.

19 Oct 2017 description

From Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria to Ukraine, Yemen and elsewhere, the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is a major cause of civilian deaths, injuries and displacement. 

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas also has a severe long-term humanitarian impact:

19 Oct 2017 description

The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said.

19 Oct 2017 description

Speech delivered by the ICRC President Peter Maurer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Wednesday, 18 October 2017.

Migration and internal displacement are among the most pressing topics on the international agenda today. In my meeting with leaders from across the international community, from governments and business, and migration is one of the most frequent topics of conversation.

19 Oct 2017 description

Water cooperation works.
Over the past 15 years, 2.6 billion people have gained access to an improved source of drinking water and 2.1 billion people have gained access to improved sanitation. Water connects marginalised people to the mainstream economy and there is growing recognition that access to water and sanitation are of key importance to end poverty, empower women and build prosperous and sustainable societies.

19 Oct 2017 description
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Dubai, UAE, October 16, 2017 - The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD) agreed today to step up collaboration on agricultural climate resilience and food security in the Arab region.

ICBA and AOAD formalized their partnership through a memorandum of understanding signed as part of a visit to ICBA by an AOAD delegation led by H.E. Director General of AOAD, Prof. Ibrahim Adam Ahmed El-Dukheri.

19 Oct 2017 description

Arrivals increased in August to 3,600 people arriving mainly to Samos, Lesvos, and Chios. The majority were from Syria and Iraq, while 62 per cent are women and children.

Asylum-seekers are staying amidst deteriorating conditions in overcrowded sites on Samos,
Lesvos, and Chios despite UNHCR transfers to the mainland doubling this month.

As national authorities assume full management of services in the hotspots,
UNHCR called for further robust action and urgent deployment of more staff.

19 Oct 2017 description
  • Las organizaciones de derechos de infancia se unen para instar a la Cooperación Española a poner el bienestar de los niños y las niñas en el corazón de su acción Madrid, 27 de septiembre de 2017

No dejar a ningún niño y niña atrás. Es la consigna bajo la que el Grupo de Infancia* ha lanzado hoy el documento V Plan Director de la Cooperación Española: Una oportunidad para millones de niños y niñas. Una serie de recomendaciones para garantizar que la infancia sea una prioridad del V Plan Director y que este contribuya al cumplimento de los Derechos del Niño.

19 Oct 2017 description

The world’s anti-hunger organizations have an opportunity to prevent widespread destruction of African crops by stopping the spread of an insect, warn three of the most respected thinkers on international agriculture.

However, the international community must act swiftly, in cooperation, and on a large scale to do so. The fall armyworm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, which more than 200 million Africans depend on for food security.

19 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

Europe and Central Asia Region Sees Stronger Growth, Amidst Rise in Migration

19 Oct 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son venezolanas, ucranianas y sirias.

  • Cruz Roja trabaja en este ámbito en coordinación con el Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

19 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

In September, there were 13 900 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU.

The total number of detections on the four main migratory routes in the first nine months of 2017 fell by 64% from the same period of last year to 156 000.

Central Mediterranean

19 Oct 2017 description

Today I launch the Australian Government’s Indo-Pacific Health Security Initiative to combat the challenges of existing and emerging infectious diseases for Australia and our region.

Australia’s health security is linked to the health security of our Indo-Pacific neighbours. In an inter-connected world, diseases such as Ebola, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and Zika Virus do not respect borders. A major epidemic could potentially disrupt tourism, trade, investment and people movement, setting back regional economic growth and development.

19 Oct 2017 description

The movement of refugees and migrants across the Sahara and the central Mediterranean Sea towards Europe continues to have a devastating toll on human life. Between January and August 2017, an estimated 2,270 refugees and migrants died at sea in the central Mediterranean. It is estimated that many others died on their way across the desert and in detention centres.