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19 Sep 2018 description

The role of national referral mechanisms (NRMs) in protecting the rights of trafficked persons was addressed in an event organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Warsaw on 18 September 2018, on the margins of the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting.

Participants explored how to design, implement and monitor sustainable mechanisms and structures to combat human trafficking and support its survivors. The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss good practices in countering human trafficking.

19 Sep 2018 description

Catherine-Lune Grayson

The world is rapidly urbanizing and so is internal displacement. Yet we—humanitarians—often fail to properly understand how displaced people cope in such settings and how to better support them. In light of this, we embarked on a study over the last year to reflect on how we can improve humanitarian responses in urban environments.[1]

19 Sep 2018 description

Internal displacement is at an unprecedented global peak.

The number of people forcibly displaced within their own countries by armed conflict and other situations of violence has steadily risen in this century – resulting in more than 40 million internally displaced throughout the world in 2016.

19 Sep 2018 description

Migration is a multifaceted phenomenon that plays a critical role in today’s world. Morerecently, the international importance of migration was emphasized through its inclusion on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which recognizes the integral function of migration in achieving development goals. Furthermore, migrant health has been and continues to be an important part of the global health agenda.

19 Sep 2018 description


18 September 2018

The Human Rights Council today held a general debate on human rights situations that require the Council’s attention.

19 Sep 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Key figures

24,800 estimated number of refugee and migrant children across Greece. Among them 3,050 UAC

79 accompanied children have been returned to Turkey, in the framework of the EU - Turkey statement (20 March 2016 - 31 August 2018)

526 children received international protection in Greece on first instance during August. Among them 25 UAC (August 2018)

19 Sep 2018 description
report International Alert


Bringing together the views of more than 100,000 people, the Peace Perceptions Poll sought to answer questions around how people experience and respond to violent conflict, and and how they think their government should respond to conflict.

More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time in the past 30 years. People have been displaced from their homes at a rate not seen since the Second World War. The cost of conflict is currently estimated at US$1.04 trillion a year.

19 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has emphasised society’s need for dedicated journalists in raising the public’s awareness of the harsh realities which drive refugees to flee their homes.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

Dans son premier discours en qualité de Présidente de l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, l’Equatorienne María Fernanda Espinosa a souligné son engagement à travailler pour tous les pays et leurs peuples.

« À partir d'aujourd'hui, vous pouvez être sûr que je travaille pour le drapeau bleu de nos Nations Unies, en promouvant les intérêts et les engagements partagés de tous les 193 États membres », a dit la nouvelle Présidente au premier jour de la 73e session de l’Assemblée générale.

19 Sep 2018 description

Le 18 septembre 2018, s’est tenue à Abuja, au Nigéria, une réunion de haut niveau entre les organisations régionales, co-présidée par le Commissaire en charge des affaires politiques, la paix et la sécurité de la Commission économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Général Francis Behanzin, représentant du Président, le Haut représentant de l’Union africaine pour le Mali et le Sahel, M. Pierre Buyoya, et le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique et l’Ouest et le Sahel, M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service

Quelque 6,3 millions d’enfants de moins de 15 ans sont morts en 2017, la plupart de causes évitables, selon les nouvelles estimations sur la mortalité juvénile publiées mardi par l’UNICEF, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), la Division de la population des Nations Unies et le Groupe de la Banque mondiale.

Ce chiffre équivaut à un décès toutes les cinq secondes.

La vaste majorité de ces décès (5,4 millions) est survenue durant les cinq premières années de vie et la moitié concernait des nouveau-nés.

19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

More than 104 million children and young people – 1 in 3 – are out of school in countries affected by war or natural disasters

Adolescents in emergency countries face grim future with two in five 15-17 year olds never completing primary school.

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.

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

En mai 2016, le Sommet humanitaire mondial a appelé à un changement dans la gestion, la planification et la mise en œuvre de l’action humanitaire. Dans son rapport Une seule humanité, des responsabilités partagées 1 , en amont de ce sommet, le Secrétaire général des Nations unies a lancé un appel mondial afin de « changer la vie des gens : passer de la fourniture de l’aide à la fin des besoins ».

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
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.

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