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25 Sep 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

UNITED NATIONS, Sep 24 2018 (IPS) - The United Nations warned last month that the accelerating impacts of climate change—“already clearly visible today”– have triggered an unpredictable wave of natural disasters– including extreme heatwaves, wild fires, storms, and floods during the course of this year.

“If we do not change course by 2020”, cautions UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, “we risk missing the point where we can avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences for people and all the natural systems that sustain us.”

25 Sep 2018 description

DRC

Ebola response activities were temporarily suspended in the city of Beni (Nord-Kivu) after an attack by the ADF that killed 14 civilians on 22 September.

A general strike was declared two days later to protest insecurity in Beni, where violent clashes have **forced 40% of the population to flee **over the last six months.

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Libya

25 Sep 2018 description
report African Union, UNAIDS

Action-based partnership to support women and girls announced by health and political leaders at a high-level event at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

GENEVA, 24 September 2018—UNAIDS, the Chair of the H6 partnership (six United Nations bodies working on health-related issues), and the African Union have pledged to enhance their collaboration to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence, prevent HIV and protect women’s health and rights in humanitarian settings.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.

25 Sep 2018 description
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Asylum seekers living at Moria, the reception and identification center on the Greek island of Lesvos, are under enormous mental strain. With no choice but to live in unacceptable conditions, with little concrete information about their futures and long waits to have their asylum claims heard, suicide rates among clients of the IRC mental health centre are astonishingly high: thirty percent of our clients have attempted suicide. Sixty percent have considered attempting suicide.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Latin America and Caribbean region is increasingly impacted by natural disasters as well as population movements. In 2017, more than 15.6 million people - including 8 million children were affected by natural disasters. Hurricanes resulted in aggravating the humanitarian situation of more than 1.4 million people in Cuba, Haiti and the Eastern Caribbean islands. Mexico was severely hit by two major earthquakes in September 2017, while floods and landslides further exacerbated the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Colombia and Peru.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children on the move face a range of risks, lack protection and fall through the cracks during their desperate journeys through countries of origin, transit, arrival and return. Some 178,000 refugees and migrants, including 33,000 children, entered Europe in 2017, joining the 1.4 million people, including 360,000 children, who arrived in 2015-2016, and the 3.6 million people, including 1.2 million children, already hosted in Turkey. The Central Mediterranean was the most used route in 2017, with spikes of arrivals in the Eastern Mediterranean in the fall.

24 Sep 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 24 September 2018

As delivered

We are here today because we all recognize that today’s humanitarian crises are pushing tens of millions of adolescent girls closer to the sharp edge of vulnerability. Humanitarian assistance must respond to the specific needs, vulnerabilities and capacities of adolescent girls if it is to be effective.

24 Sep 2018 description

NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018—As global leaders gather for the first-ever United Nations High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis (TB) in New York on Wednesday, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling on governments to scale up TB testing and treatment to save more lives today, and make real commitments to develop more effective and easier-to-use tools to defeat TB tomorrow.

24 Sep 2018 description

The 2018 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Tuberculosis and the current revision of the Roadmap for childhood tuberculosis together present an important moment to consolidate and advance advocacy, commitment, resource mobilization and joint efforts by all stakeholders to provide health care and address the burden of TB among children

24 Sep 2018 description

Question

What evidence is there on the impact of school health programmes/initiatives on: enrolment, retention/dropout of students, learning outcomes; health and nutritional benefits of students, families and communities by type of institution?

If possible, break down results by type of institution (primary, secondary, and tertiary) as objectives may vary by age group.

1. Overview

24 Sep 2018 description

Question

Is there evidence about modes of delivery for school health programmes, such as school clinics with permanent nurses vs visiting nurses, or other methods?

1. Overview

24 Sep 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 233 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania continues to receive Malian refugees and to support refugees and vulnerable host communities.

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Every year, UNICEF and its partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) generate a wealth of knowledge in the region and evidence of the results from programmatic interventions. The purpose is to inform national dialogues around the design and implementation of child-friendly policies and to improve interventions, thus contributing towards full implementation of the rights of all children across the MENA region.

24 Sep 2018 description

Executive Summary

Context On 26 September 2018, the United Nations (UN) will hold its first high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB), at its headquarters in New York. The title of the meeting – United to End TB: An Urgent Global Response to a Global Epidemic – highlights the need for immediate action to accelerate progress towards the goal of ending the TB epidemic by 2030.

22 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13517

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.

21 Sep 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13517

Security Council
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.