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19 Jan 2018 description

Over the past two years, EU humanitarian support has been instrumental to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) work in Djibouti. Every month, WFP ensures 18 500 refugees are given assistance in the form of food and cash. WFP’s Miguel Tomas meets Kalsouma who has been living as a refugee in Djibouti since more than 25 years.

By Miguel Tomas, Strategic Planning Consultant, WFP Djibouti

19 Jan 2018 description

By Gopal Sharma

KATHMANDU, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepali farmer Bhoj Raj Paudel had just left home to visit his parents when a hill above it collapsed, destroying his ranch and a paddy field and flooding a swathe of land downstream.

The landslide was 19 years ago, but he remembers it vividly.

"I am happy my family survived but whatever I owned was gone forever," the 53-year-old father of three told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from Simalpani, a small town on the foothills of the Himalayas some 200 km (130 miles) west of Kathmandu.

19 Jan 2018 description

By Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al Shabaab on Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group.

"The 32 children are safe and the government is looking after them. It is unfortunate that terrorists are recruiting children to their twisted ideology," Abdirahman Omar Osman, information minister for the Somali federal government, told Reuters on Friday.

19 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

This report presents the results of the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) study carried out in May 2017 across the entire territory of Cameroon (10 regions).

19 Jan 2018 description

The current dry spell has been exacerbated by an outbreak of crop-munching fall armyworms

By Frank Phiri

LILONGWE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A dry spell and worsening pest infestation are threatening Malawi's staple maize crop, prompting President Peter Mutharika on Friday to call on government officials to lead prayers for rain.

Read the full report on Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation.

19 Jan 2018 description

It’s been exactly 4 years since I was in Bangui and here I am, back in the Central African Republic’s capital to help the WFP Country Office ICT team deliver the inter-agency “ICT Emergency Management for Government and Partners” training (ICT4Gov), which was held from 16 - 18 January 2018.

This 3-day training aimed at developing knowledge and skills to plan, implement and manage ICT solutions in support of emergency preparedness and response as well as enhance collaboration and cooperation between government stakeholders and humanitarian responders.

19 Jan 2018 description
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For more than three years, restrictions on freedom of movement and the transfer of goods imposed by the Government of Ukraine at checkpoints along the contact line have required civilians to expose themselves to security risks, long queues, and other physical challenges, further dividing a once-integrated community.

19 Jan 2018 description

In a new online project, 16-year-old Madina from Afghanistan shares her hopes of equality for women in her homeland.

By UNHCR staff | 19 January 2018

BRUSSELS, Belgium – “Back home people would tell me to change my shoes because they were boys’ shoes,” says 16-year-old Madina from Afghanistan. Now in Belgium, where she found safety from the conflict at home, there is only one thing Madina wants to change.

19 Jan 2018 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR William Spindler – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 19 janvier 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le nombre de personnes qui fuient les régions anglophones du Cameroun vers le Nigéria augmente de jour en jour et le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, est vivement préoccupé par la sécurité et le bien-être des femmes et des enfants parmi elles.

19 Jan 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

With the number of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria growing, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly concerned at the plight of women and children among them.

19 Jan 2018 description

By Corrie Butler, IFRC

Driving through the rural landscapes of Somaliland, the views are breathtaking – towering blue mountains cutting the glaring sky over dry, thorn-bushed desert. Small dome-like temporary houses, known as ‘aqals’, dot the arid terrain.

These belong to nomads who have survived in these harsh conditions for generations, but for the first time, they are facing an uncertain future.

19 Jan 2018 description

Feature: Philippines

As many as 790,000 people were displaced between 16 and 28 December in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, XIII and MIMAROPA due to Tropical Storm Urduja/Kai-Tak which made landfall in the Philippines on 12 December and exited on 19 December. A total of 418,000 people stayed in evacuation centres, while 372,000 people stayed with families and friends. As of 28 December, all evacuees had returned home (DROMIC, 4 Jan 2018).

19 Jan 2018 description

MINSK, 19 January 2018 – The Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ambassador Martin Sajdik, made the following statement to the press after the meeting of the TCG ‎and its Working Groups in Minsk on 18 January 2018:

19 Jan 2018 description

L’unité de coordination des actions Civilo-Militaire (CIMIC) du bureau régional de la MINUSMA à Gao, a procédé ce mardi 16 janvier 2018 à la remise officielle des locaux réhabilités et équipés de la Compagnie Malienne de Navigation (COMANAV) de la cité des Askia.

19 Jan 2018 description
report Caritas

Quatre mois après le passage de l'ouragan Irma à Saint-Martin, la population de l'île se retrousse les manches pour reconstruire. Mais dans certains quartiers, les habitants sont encore à la rue et manquent de tout. Le Secours Catholique - Caritas France, grâce aux bénévoles qui vont à leur rencontre sur le terrain, les accompagne, sur les plans psychologique et matériel, et dans la durée.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The fourth phase of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP4) was launched in 2015, introducing several innovations designed to strengthen the programme and its multiple impacts. The ‘cash plus’ Improved Nutrition through Integrated Basic Social Services with Social Cash Transfer (IN-SCT) pilot is implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) under the umbrella of PSNP4 in SNNP and Oromia regions.

19 Jan 2018 description
report Caritas

Il y a trois mois, l'ouragan Irma dévastait l'île de Saint-Martin, dans les Antilles. Après l'urgence, au bout de quelques semaines, la mobilisation humanitaire s'est peu à peu tarie et la vie a repris son cours pour les personnes et familles sinistrées. C'est à ce moment-là que le Secours Catholique intervient pour proposer à ces dernières un accompagnement psychologique et matériel dans la durée.

19 Jan 2018 description

Auxiliaires de leurs pouvoirs publics, les deux Croix-Rouge ont été fortement mobilisées sur leurs territoires respectifs pour répondre aux besoins des populations restées sur place à Saint-Martin et Sint Maartin. Dans ce contexte où 95% des bâtiments de l’île ont été détruits, il est apparu primordial de renforcer les liens entre ces deux sociétés nationales. C’est ainsi que la Croix-Rouge néerlandaise a effectué un don à son homologue française d’un nombre conséquent de biens de première nécessité.

19 Jan 2018 description

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What are the impacts of different approaches to supporting agriculture in protracted crises and rebuilding agriculture after conflict and disasters (caused by natural hazards)?

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