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19 Nov 2018 description

Wars, persecution and other violence have uprooted a record 68.5 million people, according to the U.N. refugee agency

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Companies could help refugees rebuild their lives by paying them to boost artificial intelligence (AI) using their phones and giving them digital skills, a tech non-profit said on Thursday.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

19 Nov 2018 description

Nairobi - Près de 400 000 mouvements de migrants ont été enregistrés à Djibouti, en Ethiopie et en Somalie pendant le premier semestre 2018, soit au moins 2 000 personnes par jour en moyenne.

Il s’agit d’une zone à forte activité migratoire, caractérisée par une migration appelée « composite », qui se définit comme le déplacement de plusieurs groupes de population différents pour des motifs divers.

18 Nov 2018 description

Breakdown of Grades & ALP

399 students who are enrolled to Accelerated Learning Program that has been launched by MoNE for children aged 10-18 and have been out of school for more than 3 years are also benefiting from the CCTE.

18 Nov 2018 description

Libyan, European and Panamanian authorities must ensure that at least 79 refugees and migrants who are on board a merchant vessel at the port of Misratah are not forced to disembark to be taken to a Libyan detention centre where they could face torture and other abuse, said Amnesty International today.

17 Nov 2018 description

The following statement is attributable to Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network Program Officer Kathryn Hampton, MSt:

17 Nov 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

An important step was taken this week in New York, where the Global Compact on Refugees (GCR) was adopted by the Third Committee of the General Assembly. The GCR was developed over an 18-month consultation period that involved a variety of stakeholders, including member states, UNHCR, and non-state actors such as ACT Alliance and its members. Refugees and host communities around the world are now looking towards all of us to make the Compact a reality.

17 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami Response

New safety, security and access information

01 October 2018: On Sulawesi island, the National Disaster Management Authority asked international NGOs to pull out and announced that it would only authorise certain selective forms of foreign aid. No reason was given for this decision. Sources: IRIN and The Guardian

16 Nov 2018 description

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.

16 Nov 2018 description

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.

15 Nov 2018 description

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.

15 Nov 2018 description
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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).

15 Nov 2018 description

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.

15 Nov 2018 description

Overview

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.

15 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Cameroon

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

15 Nov 2018 description

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.