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17 Oct 2018 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General expresses his concern over reports of heightened tensions on the island of Anjouan and calls on all concerned to exercise calm and utmost restraint in the interest of peace and stability in the Comoros.

17 Oct 2018 description
report UN Security Council



The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria, briefing the Security Council today on efforts to push forward a constitutional committee aimed at ending the eight-year-long conflict in Syria, also announced his decision to step down at the end of November, while vowing to vigorously pursue a balanced, fair and inclusive political solution “until the last hour” of his tenure.

17 Oct 2018 description

Irregular rainfall still affecting the region’s staple production

17 Oct 2018 description

How homelessness and inappropriate living conditions act as a barrier to torture survivors’ rehabilitation in Greece.

This article was written by a member of the Survivors Advocacy Group in Greece, whose members are all current and former beneficiaries of MSF’s rehabilitation clinic for victims of torture in Athens.

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MSF mental health activities manager Heidi Mitton explains the mental healthcare needs and services in Irbid, Jordan, where MSF runs a non-communicable diseases (NCD) project for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians.

MSF teams at our non-communicable diseases (NCD) clinic in Irbid, Jordan, have worked with Syrian refugees living outside camps since December 2014. We opened this project to respond to the massive needs of the Syrian refugee living in non-camp settings.

17 Oct 2018 description


  • Authorities close IDP sites in Kalemie

  • Insecurity leads to acute food insecurity and malnutrition in conflict-affected areas of DRC

  • GoDRC MoH records nearly 160 confirmed and probable EVD cases in Ituri and North Kivu


17 Oct 2018 description
report Save the Children

One in two people face starvation in South Sudan, as extreme hunger hits more states

Nearly half of South Sudan's population is facing extreme hunger, the country's highest proportion of food insecure people in the last 10 years, Save the Children is warning.

17 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank

After being isolated for long periods during the war, the North and East provinces are in the midst of recovering from a traumatic past. With contributions from the North and East Local Services Improvement Project (NELSIP), residents now enjoy swift services, such as rural roads and easy access to drinking water. The local authorities are empowered for their service deliveries.


17 Oct 2018 description

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Across the world, choices are restricted for too many women, says UNFPA’s flagship report, The State of World Population 2018, released today.

17 Oct 2018 description

Situation Overview

Thousands of people have been displaced by Tropical Cyclone “Luban” that made landfall on the coast of Yemen on 14 October. Three people are confirmed dead, 14 missing and more than 100 injured according to the Al Maharah Emergency Operations Room.

The cyclone lost strength and has been downgraded to a Tropical Depression as of 15 October. In the last three days, several districts have been flooded following heavy rains, causing a significant number of houses to collapse.

17 Oct 2018 description

Acajutla, 17 de octubre de 2018.- En el marco de las acciones de atención y respuesta a los 43 municipios en alerta amarilla y 219 en alerta verde, afectados por las pasadas lluvias, el Ministro de Gobernación y Desarrollo Territorial, Arístides Valencia en su calidad de Presidente de la Comisión Nacional, se hizo presente con otros miembros del Sistema y autoridades en el puerto de Acajutla, departamento de Sonsonate, para efectuar la distribución de ayuda consistente en paquetes de alimentos, con el programa de “Atención a Familias de Pescadores Afectados por las …

17 Oct 2018 description

MINSK, 17 October 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 16 October 2018:

“As you know, in early October, Ukraine prolonged the validity of the law on the special status of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

For my part, I welcome this fact as evidence of Ukraine’s commitment to the Minsk agreements and the peaceful resolution of the conflict.

17 Oct 2018 description

ICRC activities in Libya from January to June 2018

Seven years of armed conflict in Libya has left its people with coping mechanisms that are rapidly eroding. Daily life has become difficult and hundreds of thousands of people either remain displaced or are trying to return home.

The unrest, which began in 2011, has left many families completely dependent on humanitarian assistance provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Libyan Red Crescent (LRC).

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En novembre 2018, le Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU doit renouveler le mandat de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA). Préalablement à ce renouvellement, le Secrétaire général a fait réaliser un examen stratégique indépendant de la MINUSCA pour éclairer ses recommandations au Conseil de sécurité sur le mandat de cette mission.