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14 Dec 2017 description

En la sede principal del organismo en Nueva York, la Directora de la Unidad para las Víctimas presentó los esfuerzos de Colombia para limpiar de estos artefactos su territorio y agradeció el acompañamiento de la comunidad internacional.

BOGOTÁ, D.C.

La Directora de la Unidad para las Víctimas, Yolanda Pinto Afanador, participó en Nueva York en el evento ‘A World Free of Landmines’ que congregó en el seno de Naciones Unidas a los principales expertos, miembros de ONG y diplomáticos del mundo especializados en la lucha contra estos artefactos.

14 Dec 2017 description
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S/2017/1037

Distr. general

11 de diciembre de 2017

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Carta de fecha 8 de diciembre de 2017 dirigida a la Presidencia del Consejo de Seguridad por el Secretario General

14 Dec 2017 description

An ICRC team has been present in Paoua since Thursday 30 November to assess the needs of thousands of displaced people who have fled their villages in recent days due to fighting or fear of attack, and are seeking refuge around the town and are now providing them with support.

14 Dec 2017 description

Background

On 25 August 2017, a counter-insurgency military operation in Rakhine State, Myanmar, led to a mass displacement of Rohingya civilians into Bangladesh. Over the following three months, some 626,000 Rohingya crossed into Bangladesh to escape the violence.

14 Dec 2017 description

Mali continues to face a volatile security situation amid growing threats of terrorism, criminality and intercommunity tensions in the northern and central regions.

Local populations face important protection risks amid limited access to public services, documentation, shelter, water, education and food security.

Despite significant challenges, the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord advances slowly in order to re-establish peace and security in the region.

KEY INDICATORS

14 Dec 2017 description

Om Ahmed is a role model for the women in her community. Not only is she highly influential, but she’s called the leader by her neighbors.

It’s not hard to see why—this grandmother never stops. Each morning, she slips on her sneakers and her traditional embroidered dress and goes for a walk on the seashore. In the afternoons, she spends time with her grandsons. And in between, she’s leading a women’s initiative to bring health and hygiene to her water-scarce community.

14 Dec 2017 description

To encourage youth in rural areas of Lebanon to contribute to their communities and address social problems, ANERA is giving teens the chance to take charge.

The aim is to help youth bring their own innovative solutions to life, by providing financial as well as logistical support. These initiatives positively affect youth by sharpening their job and life skills and offering platforms to prove themselves.

14 Dec 2017 description

A new kidney dialysis unit has been installed at Safad Hospital in Beddawi Palestinian refugee camp.

This marks an achievement in health care services for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

14 Dec 2017 description

Background

  • The Bama local government area (LGA) has been severely affected by the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

  • Bama town, the second largest in the state of Borno, was repeatedly attacked from May 2013 through September 2014 and finally seized by non-state armed groups, who turned it into their headquarters. Relatively close to the border with Cameroon, it was once a thriving commercial hub and home to 250,000 people.

14 Dec 2017 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 14 dic (AGN).- Los mandatarios de Guatemala, Belice, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá y República Dominicana iniciaron hoy la L Cumbre del Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA) con la creación del Centro Logístico Regional de Asistencia Humanitaria.

El presidente de Panamá, Juan Carlos Varela, sancionó la ley que crea ese centro, en presencia del resto de mandatarios de la región.

14 Dec 2017 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 14 dic (AGN).– Un total de 145 personas han sido atendidas por medio de los albergues habilitados en distintas regiones del país ante las bajas temperaturas que ya duran varios días.

La Coordinadora Nacional para la Reducción de Desastres (Conred) informó que los departamentos con el mayor número de personas atendidas son Guatemala con 76, Jalapa y Quiché 16, Quetzaltenango 15 y Huehuetenango 14.

Durante la temporada de frío en Guatemala, la Conred ha atendido a 1.468 personas en los 22 departamentos del país, precisó el ente gubernamental.

14 Dec 2017 description

Cali, Valle del Cauca. 13 de diciembre de 2017. (MADS). “El posconflicto tiene desafíos y su efectividad se va a medir en el Pacífico”, afirmó el ministro de Ambiente Luis Gilberto Murillo durante el encuentro que sostuvo con la Asociación Nacional de Alcaldes de Municipios con Población Afrodescendiente (Amunafro), el ministro del Interior, Guillermo Rivera; el alcalde de Cali, Maurice Armitage y funcionarios de esas entidades quienes analizaron la situación del Pacífico en materia de ambiente, derechos humanos, seguridad y oportunidades productivas.

14 Dec 2017 description

Se estiman temperaturas inferiores a -5 grados Celsius y heladas en zonas montañosas de Chihuahua y Durango.

14 Dec 2017 description

Key Takeaways:

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2018 Operating Plan

Continued support for Greece: EASO signs 2018 Operating Plan

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the Government of Greece have signed a new Operating Plan outlining the technical and operational support measures that the Agency will carry out in the country in 2018.

14 Dec 2017 description

In response to this crisis, ANERA is reaching refugees and impoverished host communities through a variety of job skills training courses that boost employability among the most vulnerable segments of the population.