"In these situations, the priority is to save lives and that is what we did"
By Steve Scherer
ROME, March 19 (Reuters) - Italian authorities seized a charity's ship on suspicion it had helped illegal immigration by picking up migrants in the Mediterranean instead of letting Libya's coastguard take them back to North Africa, the aid group said.
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SUVA, 19 March 2018 – Government participants from ten countries in the Pacific region will work with experts this week from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen data collection and planning to improve the lives of the most vulnerable families and children.
Augustinavicius et al. Conflict and Health (2018) 12:9
Monitoring and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programs is critical to facilitating learning and providing accountability to stakeholders. As part of an inter-agency effort to develop recommendations on MHPSS monitoring and evaluation, this scoping review aimed to identify the terminology and focus of monitoring and evaluation frameworks in this field.
Don’t Criminalize Saving Lives
(Milan) – Italy has impounded a rescue ship and threatened criminal charges against two members of its crew and the founder of the organization after they refused to turn migrants over to Libyan forces, fearing that they would be abused, Human Rights Watch said today.
Un nuevo estudio de la FAO insta a evitar el "agravamiento mutuo" de los vínculos entre la escasez de agua y la migración
19 de marzo de 2018, Roma/Brasilia - El consumo mundial de agua se multiplicó por seis durante el siglo pasado, el doble de la tasa de crecimiento demográfico, y su escasez es ahora un desafío amenazador para la humanidad, debido a una serie de factores que van desde el cambio climático y la contaminación hasta la falta de capacidad e infraestructuras.
A new World Bank report has found that by 2050 the worsening impacts of climate change in three densely populated regions of the world could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders.
With concerted action, however, including global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and robust development planning at the country level – this worst-case scenario could be dramatically reduced, by as much as 80 percent, or 100 million people.
São Paulo, 15 de marzo de 2018 (OPS/OMS)- La verdadera revolución en la atención en salud es lograr el acceso equitativo de todas las personas a las medicinas y a otras tecnologías en salud. Si el desarrollo tecnológico en salud no se traduce en un mayor acceso a los servicios de salud, la desigualdad seguirá creciendo en la región de las Américas, afirmó Isabella Danel, Directora Adjunta de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) al participar en el Foro Económico Mundial sobre América Latina en São Paulo, Brasil.
Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council this morning held its annual debate on racial discrimination with a panel discussion focusing on promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination.
Emily Wilkinson, Lena Weingartner, Richard Choularton, Meghan Bailey, Martin Todd, Dominic Kniveton and Courtenay Cabot Venton
Las soluciones basadas en la naturaleza (SbN) están inspiradas y respaldadas por la naturaleza y utilizan o imitan los procesos naturales para contribuir a la gestión mejorada del agua. Una solución basada en la naturaleza puede implicar la conservación o rehabilitación de los ecosistemas naturales y/o la mejora o creación de procesos naturales en ecosistemas modificados o artificiales. Se pueden aplicar a microescala (por ejemplo, un inodoro seco) o a macroescala (por ejemplo, el paisaje).
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
In February, just under 3,900 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy, Greece and Spain, less than half the number that entered in January. With lower numbers of people crossing from North Africa to Italy by sea compared to last year, the route to Spain experienced the most movement of the three Mediterranean routes with over 1,500 arrivals, followed by the route to Greece with over 1,200 and less than 1,100 to Italy.
19 MARCH 2018
The year 2018 is critical for the international community as it pushes progress towards ending the global tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Firstly, I want to congratulate and thank everybody for their excellent work and the progress that we have begun to make in this area. We are not there yet but I have to say it is very encouraging to see the partnerships that are emerging.
New guide on resilience at local level By Dave Zervaas
GENEVA, 19 March, 2018 - A new guide designed to support local governments in their efforts to prevent disasters and reduce disaster losses is now available in draft form for public review before it will be finalized and launched in three months’ time.
By Laura Padoan
After initial vote in Commons, the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill will now be examined by a committee of MPs, raising hopes for rule changes to help keep families together
MPs from across the political divide voted on Friday in favour of changing the law to enable families divided by conflict and persecution to be reunited in the UK.
The 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018) seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address contemporary water management challenges across all sectors, and particularly regarding water for agriculture, sustainable cities, disaster risk reduction and water quality.