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23 Jan 2019 description
Over the past two weeks, MSF teams in Libya have observed a sharp increase in the number of people held in detention centres in Misrata and Khoms after disembarkations to Libyan shores.
23 Jan 2019 description
More than 22,000 artificial limbs and other orthopaedic devices - also a record number - were provided in 2018, together with 2,000 wheelchairs, 18,000 crutches and countless physiotherapy sessions.
23 Jan 2019 description
Parties to the conflict in the Central African Republic are scheduled to meet for peace talks in Khartoum, Sudan, on Thursday 24 January under the auspices of the African Union.
23 Jan 2019 description
From January to October 2018, MSF’s Malakal mental health team supported 30 new patients per month. Of those, half struggle with serious mental health conditions, including attempted suicide.
22 Jan 2019 description
The humanitarian country team is currently finalizing a 90-day plan to further increase humanitarian response to meet the immediate life‑saving needs of 312,000 people in the area.
22 Jan 2019 description
“Thousands of displaced women, men and children do not have proper clothing or shelter. Our staff see children walking in the snow with plastic shoes and no socks,” says NRC's Christopher Nyamandi.
22 Jan 2019 description
Over the past days there have been two shipwrecks, numerous rescue incidents, a merchant vessel sending rescuees to Libya, and reports Libya's coastguard has been unable to respond.
22 Jan 2019 description
UNHCR is trying to move refugees away from the border areas due to security concerns. So far, some 4,200 refugees have been moved to Dar-es-Salam camp 45km away.
22 Jan 2019 description
The violence and challenges facing the region are not only due to the conflict, but are also tied to diminishing usable land and unpredictable water resources, Peter Maurer, ICRC president, said.
22 Jan 2019 description
Agencies are very concerned that the current response will not be sufficient to meet the needs of an estimated 5,000 people displaced in various parts of Rakhine state.
21 Jan 2019 description
Public hospitals are increasingly hit by electricity shortages and the rapidly declining UN coordinated fuel reserves required to run emergency generators during prolonged electricity cuts.
21 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund
European governments must agree on a region-wide approach to better protect refugee and migrant children who continue to face grave dangers and violations of their basic rights.
21 Jan 2019 description
This year's response plan targets 81 percent of 4.2 million people in need across the country, with a new approach focusing on life-saving assistance, nutrition, protection and resilience.
21 Jan 2019 description
report Human Rights Watch
“Migrants and asylum seekers detained in Libya, including children, are trapped in a nightmare, and what EU governments are doing perpetuates detention instead of getting people out of these abusive conditions,” said HRW.
19 Jan 2019 description
Refugee Agency reiterates call for safe and legal pathways to access asylum in Europe, as emerging reports say an estimated 170 people died or went missing in two separate shipwrecks.
18 Jan 2019 description
The authorities have ordered UN and international humanitarian agencies, with the exception of WFP and ICRC, to suspend activities in the five conflict-affected townships in northern Rakhine.
18 Jan 2019 description
Ethiopia’s historic law will allow refugees to obtain work permits, access primary education, obtain drivers’ licenses, legally register life events and open bank accounts.
18 Jan 2019 description
Rann is inaccessible to international humanitarian organisations both by road and by air. An estimated 76,000 IDPs were taking refuge in the isolated town near the border with Cameroon.
18 Jan 2019 description
Filippo Grandi, Refugee Agency chief, appeals to Cameroon to continue its open door and hospitable policy and practices and halt immediately any more returns.
17 Jan 2019 description
These people were forced to leave their homes, their fields and often their animals to escape the violence orchestrated by armed groups and other opportunists. Basic services are closed.