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- Shrinking Natural Resources, Rising Insecurity Leading to Dire Situation in Sahel, Speakers Tell Meeting of Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission
- Pneumonia to kill nearly 11 million children by 2030
- IOM Releases Redesigned, Now Customizable Mobile App ‘MigApp’ in 4 New Languages
- Four years into its #IBelong Campaign to end statelessness, UNHCR calls for more resolute action by states
- IOM Launches ‘Holding On’ Campaign: A Virtual Reality Experience of Internal Displacement
By Adriano Valentini, Italian Red Cross
30 refugees and asylum seekers participate in a programme that enables them to share knowledge and experience about life in Italy with new arrivals. During the sessions, they study the legal statuses of migrants and refugees, their rights and responsibilities and ways to access services in different regions of Italy.
By Kathryne Bomberger
The Paris Peace Forum, opened by French President Emmanuel Macron last weekend, highlighted the complexities of international conflict through the very profusion of proposed solutions that were presented by organizations and governments. One conclusion that emerged from the three-day event with great clarity is that conflict prevention must be a collective effort.
‘The Government intends to maintain a high level of aid and has proposed spending NOK 37.8 billion on aid in 2019. This corresponds to about 1 % of Norway’s gross national income and is NOK 2.5 billion more than in 2018,’ said Minister of International Development Nikolai Astrup.
Geneva – Marking the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched the ‘Holding On’ digital campaign yesterday (15/11) to raise awareness of the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and celebrate their courage and resilience.
by Anuradha Nagaraj | @anuranagaraj | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 15 November 2018 13:38 GMT
Once-safe havens for migrants have closed, allowing human traffickers to jump in and lock migrants into profitable cycles of exploitation and abuse
LONDON, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - European countries are helping human traffickers by closing their doors to migrants, who risk swapping hardship at home for a new life of slavery on the road, humanitarian experts said on Thursday.
GENEVA – The Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria embraced collective action toward ending epidemics, strengthening health systems and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 by 2030.
Ginebra – A partir de hoy (13/11), puede descargarse la MiggAp, aplicación de la OIM para los migrantes que ha sido rediseñada recientemente. La interfaz de la aplicación ha sido reconfigurada a fin de que incluya un menú desplegable y más íconos de acceso para los usuarios.
Adicionalmente, la MigApp 3.0 viene ahora en cuatro idiomas más – chino, italiano, ruso y portugués – llevando la cantidad total de idiomas disponibles a ocho, incluyendo el inglés, árabe, francés y español.
GENEVA (15 November 2018) - UN human rights experts have taken the unprecedented step of suspending an official visit to Hungary after they were denied access to the Röszke and Tompa “transit zones” at the border with Serbia where migrants and asylum seekers, including children, are deprived of their liberty.
On 12 November, UNHCR evacuated 262 individuals (139 men, 42 women and 81 children) to its Emergency Transit Mechanism in Niger, in the largest evacuation so far this year. The group included individuals held in detention facilities in and around Tripoli (Zintan, Tajoura, Trik Al Sikka, Al Sabaa, Abu-Salim, Qaser Ben Ghasher) and individuals who were living in the urban community. With this departure, UNHCR has evacuated 2,344 individuals out of Libya (1,937 to Niger, 312 to Italy and 95 to Romania).
While child marriage has been on the decline recent decades, there is a growing concern for its increased prevalence in crisis situations during conflict and natural disasters. The more typical underlying factors such as gender inequality and social norms, in combination with new factors such as protection risks and poverty, are leaving girls vulnerable in these settings.
Brussels – The need for a comprehensive approach; a continuum of care in resettlement; and complementary protection pathways to Europe for refugees and migrants in vulnerable situations was the focus of the IOM Member State Forum, the first of its kind held by the UN Migration Agency, and co-hosted with the Government of Belgium in Brussels this week.
During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.
Security Incidents and Access Constraints
05 October 2018: In Tole region, Fako department, soldiers entered an IDP camp and began shooting, leaving three civilians dead. No further information specified. Source: ACLED
Central African Republic
31 October 2018: In Batangafo town, Ouham prefecture, clashes between unidentified armed groups led to three IDP camps being set on fire, leaving around 27,000 persons without a home. Sources:
RJDH, MSF and ACLED
The benefits of winning elections, and the disadvantages of losing them, must be reduced to avoid the violence that a winner-takes-all situation can trigger. Election observers should pay more attention to subtle forms of violence, intra-party tensions and incumbents playing the security card to justify increased use of force. This policy note considers how to curb the increase of violence in African elections.
Avec l’adoption ce jour de la résolution de portée générale, dite ‘omnibus’, sur l’action du HCR par la Commission des questions sociales, humanitaires et culturelles (Troisième Commission) de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, le Pacte mondial sur les réfugiés s’approche un peu plus de son entérinement par l’Assemblée générale.
La Troisième Commission a approuvé la résolution à une écrasante majorité et en a envoyé le texte à l’Assemblée générale pour adoption en séance plénière avant la fin de l’année.
The Joint Valletta Action Plan, adopted by European and African leaders at the Migration Summit in 2015, framed the decision to respond together to migration into five priority domains. Since then common work has mobilised more than EUR 11.7 bn for more than 1,200 projects and policies.
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Thank you Madame Chair, dear Minister, dear colleagues,
I welcome this opportunity to join you today to discuss the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, in particular as we approach the final stage of the process - its adoption.