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Climate change in the Pacific

Small island developing states (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable to our changing climate. People living in the western tropical Pacific SIDS are already experiencing higher temperatures, shifts in rainfall patterns, rising sea levels and changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events. Further changes on top of an existing, naturally variable climate are expected long into the future because of global warming.

18 Sep 2018 description
report The Global Fund

We are making extraordinary progress in the fight against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, but far too many people are still dying from these diseases, which are fully preventable. To end these epidemics, we need increased investment, accelerated innovation and a relentless focus on impact.

18 Sep 2018 description

The Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) refugee admissions level was set at 45,000—a historic low. Eleven months through FY18, the United States had only admitted 19,899 refugees—less than half this level. This represents a more than 60% drop compared to the same FY17 period when 51,392 refugees were resettled. The U.S. is on track to resettle no more than 22,000 refugees in FY18.

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GENEVA, 18 September 2018 – This year will probably go down as one of the hottest years on record and is turning out to be another remarkable year for extreme weather events.

Record temperatures, heatwaves, storms, floods, drought and heavy rainfall have been evident across the globe. Following earlier catastrophes this year, notably wildfires in north America and Europe, widespread flooding in India, flooding and landslides in Japan, we are now experiencing floods and storms which are disrupting the lives of millions across the Americas, Africa and Asia.

18 Sep 2018 description

Weekly picks


Thousands of people are fleeing the anglophone regions by bus, fearing escalating violence ahead of the 7 October election. Local authorities are tightening border controls while secessionists try to block access to/from the region.

The anglophone crisis continues to raise protection concerns, as secessionists and armed forces increasingly target civilians, with 400 civilian fatalities recorded in the past year alone.

18 Sep 2018 description

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. & WASHINGTON — The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) today responded to the Trump Administration’s announcement that it intends to set the Fiscal Year 2019 refugee admissions ceiling at 30,000, a historic low.

18 Sep 2018 description

1. Assess

Conduct an education and conflict analysis or assessment to review:

• The broad conflict status or risk of conflict and the historical links between education and conflict

• How conflict affects education

• How education might contribute to conflict

• How education can mitigate the conflict dynamics

• Details matter: what, why, who, by whom, when, where and how

2. Do no harm

18 Sep 2018 description
report IRIN

Eric Reidy, Freelance journalist and regular IRIN contributor

I first visited the Greek island of Lesvos in 2016. It was the tail end of the great migration that saw over a million people cross from Turkey to Greece in the span of a year. Even then, Moria, the camp set up to house the refugees streaming across the sea, was overcrowded and squalid.

Read more on IRIN

18 Sep 2018 description

Keynote Speech Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank, at the Inauguration of Canada’s Financial Development Institution (FINDEV Canada), Montreal, Canada, September 17, 2018 18/09/2018 Share| Your Excellencies, distinguished ladies and gentlemen. Good afternoon!

It is such a great pleasure to be here for this landmark occasion. Let me first congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Minister of International Development, Marie Claude Bibeau; and Mr. Paul Lamontagne, on the inauguration of FinDev Canada today.

18 Sep 2018 description


↗ International prices of wheat increased in August, underpinned by deteriorating crop prospects and tightening export availabilities. Prices of maize rose for the first time in three months, while rice quotations eased amid generally subdued demand.

18 Sep 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight



10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info

Côte d’Ivoire

18 Sep 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 77,555 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 17 September, with 33,611 to Spain, the leading destination this year.

This compares with 131,884 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 298,663 through a similar point (13 September) in 2016.

Spain, with over 43 per cent of all irregular arrivals on the Mediterranean through this year, has outpaced

Greece and Italy throughout the summer.

18 Sep 2018 description

The impacts of climate change are increasingly viewed as global security risks, which will have far-reaching implications for both human and renewable natural systems. Most climate–conflict research has focused on East Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. This SIPRI Insights explores and summarizes the findings from a systematic literature review of climate–conflict research on South Asia and South East Asia.

18 Sep 2018 description

The Libyan economy builds on a long history of labour migration to the country. In the 1950s and 1960s, the discovery of oil fields in Libya led to large numbers of migrant workers from across the Middle East, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa to come to the country and work in emerging economic hubs across Libya.

Between 1970 and 1982, the proportion of foreign workers in the total active labour force increased from 11% to 50%. Migrants came with various skill levels, working in oil fields, but equally in the construction and agricultural sectors.

18 Sep 2018 description

From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 821 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a normal, active life.

18 Sep 2018 description

A record 115,000 people in the Indian Ocean region evacuated during the tsunami exercise Indian Ocean Wave 2018 (IOWave18) conducted on 4-5 September 2018. The exercise was coordinated by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) as part of the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigations System (IOTWMS).

18 Sep 2018 description

"The Trump administration's decision to further reduce the target for refugee admissions in 2019 from 45,000 to 30,000 is a slap in the face to the numerous far poorer countries around the world, who are doing more than their fair share of hosting and caring for refugees. It makes a mockery of the administration's constant rhetoric about burden sharing in the face of international crises.

18 Sep 2018 description

Alors que le changement climatique refaçonne l’agriculture, le commerce international deviendra essentiel pour nourrir la planète

Selon le nouveau rapport, des marchés alimentaires mondiaux ouverts, prévisibles et équitables peuvent contribuer aux efforts de lutte contre le changement climatique et la faim