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report Food for the Hungry

By Gary Edmonds, Food for the Hungry

The World Health Assembly global resolution to promote breastfeeding — and whether the U.S. delegation sided with corporate interests of the $70 billion-dollar baby formula industry in trying to undermine the measure — has been making headlines and spiraling into a frenzy of confusion on the true value of breastfeeding.

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Executive summary

UNFPA Supplies is the United Nation’s main programme to assist countries to achieve reproductive health commodity security so that every woman, adolescent girl and young person is able to choose from and use a range of quality family planning methods.

16 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Monday, 16 July 2018 10:37 GMT

TRIPOLI, July 16 (Reuters) - Eight migrants including six children were found dead on Monday after suffocating from petrol fumes while packed into a lorry container on the west Libyan coast, authorities said.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation

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Vanita Suneja is Regional Advocacy Manager, South Asia, for WaterAid

NEW DELHI, Jul 16 2018 (IPS) - In 2030, when I would be turning sixty, I’d like to tell my grandchildren the story of how – once upon a time – the lives of poor people in South Asia were transformed: that leaders came together to bring economic prosperity and social development to people that until then had lived in an unequal and polluted world.

16 Jul 2018 description
report The Global Fund

16 July 2018

GENEVA – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has signed multi-year framework agreements with suppliers of HIV medication that will save US$324 million by the end of 2021 and secure the supply of lifesaving drugs for over 4 million people.

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Total arrivals (1 Jan - 15 Jul 2018): 17,310
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 15 Jul 2017): 93,192
Total arrivals 1 Jul - 15 Jul 2018 744
Total arrivals 1 Jul - 15 Jul 2017 9,440
Average daily arrivals in July 2018 so far: 50
Average daily arrivals in June 2018: 105
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 15 Jul) 1058
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 15 Jul) 1,408
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 15 Jul) 2,259
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 15 Jul) 2,400
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med 2,873

16 Jul 2018 description

These voluntary guidelines for the design and effective implementation of ecosystem-based approaches (EbA) to CCA and DRR were prepared for participants of the twenty-second meeting of the CBD Conference of the Parties (COP) Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, which was held on 2-7 July 2018 in Montreal, Canada.

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Executive Summary

The year 2017 was poignantly marked by numerous humanitarian dramas around the world. From devastating natural disasters to deadly conflicts, Télécoms Sans Frontières has remained mobilised and adapted its response to the specific needs of the affected populations, introducing new and innovative means of providing communications aid.

16 Jul 2018 description

ALGIERS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received a contribution of dates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia worth US$1.5 million to support refugees residing in camps in Algeria.

For several years, Saudi Arabia has donated dates – which enhance the nutritional value of WFP food assistance – for distribution in refugee camps in Algeria. The most recent contribution of more than 700 metric tons is three times larger than contributions made in previous years, and comes at a critical time when monthly food assistance has been reduced.

16 Jul 2018 description

Lord Ahmad publishes Annual Human Rights Report 2017

Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

Today (16 July) Lord Ahmad, the Minister for Human Rights Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, publishes the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2017 Annual Human Rights and Democracy Report.

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PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JANUARY 2019

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Arrivals

This week, 508 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 638 arrivals and from last year’s 618 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 73, compared to 91 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

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report UN Children's Fund

As over 19 million children miss out on vaccinations, UNICEF and WHO call for concerted efforts to reach all children.

New York, 16 July 2018: A record 123 million children were immunized globally in 2017, according to data released today by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.

The data shows that:

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report WaterAid

Many millennia of missed opportunity and prosperity as nations around the world are collectively 5,000 years off track to bring clean water and 11,000 for decent toilets, reveals WaterAid

To read the briefing: click here

To see a photo gallery: click here

16 Jul 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Authors

Jackson Thomas Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy, University of Canberra

Gregory Peterson Professor of Pharmacy, University of Tasmania

Mark Naunton Head of Pharmacy (2013-present), University of Canberra

Sam Kosari Assistant Professor of Pharmacy, University of Canberra

16 Jul 2018 description
report Refugee Council

The Refugee Council is delighted to hear the Ministry of Justice (MoJ)’s announcement that immigration matters for unaccompanied and separated children in care will be brought back into the scope of legal aid. This is a fantastic achievement for the Children’s Society - the charity that has settled their case against the Lord Chancellor - and represents an important forward step in the protection of the fundamental rights of vulnerable children.

What will this actually mean for unaccompanied and separated children?

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report Sudan Tribune

July 15, 2018 (KASSALA/KHARTOUM) - Governor of Sudan’s eastern state of Kassala Adam Jama’a on Sunday said police has freed 139 victims of human trafficking calling on legislators to extend the state of emergency.

Last December, the Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir issued a decree imposing a six-month state of emergency in North Kordofan and Kassala states.

The parliament on Monday would hold an extraordinary session to consider an extension of the emergency order at both states.