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13 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Resumen

En 2016, el gobierno colombiano y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) firmaron un acuerdo de paz que constituye una oportunidad única para frenar los graves abusos y las atrocidades que han caracterizado al conflicto armado interno.

13 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Summary

In 2016, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a peace accord, establishing a landmark opportunity to halt the serious abuses and atrocities that had long accompanied a decades-long armed conflict.

Following a FARC ceasefire starting in mid-2015, conflict-related abuses in Colombia decreased. Homicide rates dipped to the lowest in decades, reports of forced displacement were significantly lower, and levels of a number of other abuses declined as well.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

Permanent Representative Expresses Regret Over Falling Official Development Assistance, while Citing ‘Clear Success Stories’

Close collaboration with the Government of Haiti and its partners will be essential to the successful transition to a non-peacekeeping United Nations presence in that country, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) told the Security Council today.

13 Dec 2018 description

Tackling obstetric fistula – which causes life-changing health problems for women – is a key feature of UNFPA Afghanistan’s work. UNFPA supported the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in establishing fistula centres in the provinces of Herat, Kabul and Nangarhar to provide services for obstetric fistula patients and help them get back to their normal lives.

13 Dec 2018 description
report Sudan Consortium

NHRMO:Update on Human Rights in South Kordofan and Blue Nile: March - September 2018

Ceasefire has not ended abuses by government forces and pro-government militia

This report covers the period March – September 2018. Both sides of the conflict, the Sudan government and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N), claimed to be respecting unilateral ceasefires throughout the reporting period.

13 Dec 2018 description

Islamic law is the bedrock of Islam and one of the three major legal systems in the world today. Owing to its unique characteristics, some parties to armed conflict continue to refer to Islamic law as a primary source of rules governing their conduct in warfare. The similarities in International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Islamic law of war suggest that these two legal traditions have the same objective: to protect human dignity in armed conflict.

13 Dec 2018 description

IN THIS UPDATE:

  • Voluntary return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

  • Scaling-up distribution of eco-friendly cooking fuel

  • New bamboo treatment plant

  • ‘16 Days’ campaign against Gender-Based Violence

  • Refugee children observe Universal Children’s Day

  • World Toilet Day

  • Phase 2 Registration progress

  • Arrival trends

  • Quick facts and figures

13 Dec 2018 description

Press Release from 2018-12-12 / Group, KfW Development Bank

  • EUR 25 million for sustainable reconstruction on Sulawesi and Lombok

  • Rehabilitation of hospitals, educational facilities and waste disposal

  • Further measures to revive economic sector

13 Dec 2018 description

Nearly 30 million sick and premature newborns in dire need of treatment every year

Global coalition calls for better care and stronger legislation to save babies on the brink of death

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialized care to survive, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes UNICEF and WHO.

13 Dec 2018 description

Iraqis who fled the Islamic State group’s iron grip and the US-led coalition’s bombing campaigns have all but lost hope in the future.

Their story is testament to the fact that, while the Islamic State group appears to have been defeated militarily, peace and prosperity remain a distant dream for many Iraqis.

13 Dec 2018 description

Muna Luqman, Co-founder of the Women Solidarity Network and Chairperson of the Yemeni foundation “Food For Humanity”, is sipping a cup of tepid filter coffee at WILPF’s secretariat in Geneva. It’s her second day in the Swiss city and the days have been busy with meetings and trainings. Together with her is Nisma Mansour, Field Coordinator for “Peace Track Initiative”, another Yemeni women-led NGO.

13 Dec 2018 description

12 December 2018, 16:58 UTC

Reacting to the news that French authorities have acted on an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant for Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona, a former coordinator of the Central African Republic’s (CAR) anti-balaka armed group, Samira Daoud, Amnesty International West and Central Africa Deputy Director said:

13 Dec 2018 description
report United Nations

Excellencies, distinguished panelists, ladies and gentlemen,

It is a pleasure to open the 7th Global Humanitarian Policy Forum, on the theme: ‘Solutions for Humanity: Creating Opportunities for those Furthest Behind.’

Global humanitarian needs have risen over the past decade, despite economic and development gains.

Yemen is at the brink of famine, and Ebola is resurging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Cross-border displacements increase due to conflict and terrorism.

13 Dec 2018 description

Hanif Samoon December 13, 2018

Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Wednesday arrived in Sindh's Tharparkar district where he visited several health facilities and reviewed the ongoing development projects. He was accompanied by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah.

Talking to journalists at Thar coal field, the top judge lauded the efforts of the Sindh government in providing relief to Thari people, who have been hit by a severe drought due to nearly zero rainfall.

13 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Fiji

12/13/2018
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen

Bula Vinaka and a very good morning to you all.

Nothing is more important to us as climate-vulnerable nations than to have the means to adequately adapt to the frightening new era that is upon us - the extreme weather events, rising seas and changes to agriculture caused by climate change.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le Fonds central d’intervention d’urgence des Nations Unies (CERF) va allouer 10 millions de dollars pour appuyer la riposte régionale à Ebola en Afrique centrale.

L’annonce a été faite mercredi par Mark Lowcock, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, qui a autorité sur le CERF.

13 Dec 2018 description
report Radio Free Asia

Myanmar authorities have launched an investigation into an apparent human-trafficking operation that recruits women as brides and surrogate mothers for Chinese men through advertisements on the streets of a major trading town on Myanmar’s border with China, an anti-trafficking official said.

Earlier this week, residents of Muse, a Myanmar border town in Shan state that serves as a trade hub between the two countries, reported seeing advertisements posted on lampposts and building walls.