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16 Nov 2018 description
report WaterAid

The health, education and safety of millions of children around the world is threatened because they don’t have a decent toilet at school or at home, according to WaterAid’s State of the World’s Toilets 2018 report.

09 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 101,185 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 7 November, including 49,254 to Spain, the region’s most active destination point this year, with just under 49 per cent of all 2018 arrivals. This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 benchmark – although in all previous years that arrival threshold was reached earlier in the year.

09 Nov 2018 description

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605 Progress towards malaria elimination: report of the second global forum of malaria-eliminating countries – June 2018

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605 Progrès vers l’élimination du paludisme: rapport du deuxième forum mondial des pays éliminant le paludisme – juin 2018

08 Nov 2018 description

The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of escalating conflict in Sri Lanka and Yemen. CrisisWatch also notes improved situations in China/Japan and Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan).

27 Oct 2018 description

L’amélioration des prévisions météo et de l’observation météorologiques aide les Comores à faire face aux changements climatiques.

Les enfants qui jouent dans la cour de l’école de Diboini, une région centrale montagneuse de l’île principale des Comores, ne prêtent aucune attention à la zone fermée qui protège des structures en métal plutôt banales.

23 Oct 2018 description

How improved weather forecasting and observation is helping the Comoros face a changing climate.

The children playing in the school grounds in Diboini, a hilly central area of the Comoros’ main island, pay no attention to the gated area housing unremarkable-looking metal structures.

But in the capital Moroni, staff at the country’s meteorological service are thrilled with what these machines comprising automatic weather stations are doing: generating reliable forecasts to help the country now, and gathering crucial information to predict its future.

20 Oct 2018 description

« Les enfants auront de l'eau à boire, les agriculteurs pourront cultiver avec succès et nourrir leur famille, et nous pourrons adapter notre économie et notre société aux risques de catastrophes posés par le changement climatique », a déclaré le Ministre Moustadroine Abdou au sujet de l'approbation par le Conseil d’Administration du Fonds Vert pour le Climat d’un projet novateur soutenu par le PNUD

19 Oct 2018 description

‘Children will have water to drink, farmers can grow successful crops and feed their families, and we can adapt our economy and our society to the catastrophic risks brought on by climate change’ says Minister Abdou on GCF board approval for groundbreaking UNDP-supported project

18 Oct 2018 description
report UN News Service

Face aux informations faisant état de tensions à Anjouan, une île de l'archipel des Comores, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU a exprimé sa préoccupation mercredi et appelé toutes les parties concernées à faire preuve de calme et de retenue dans l'intérêt de la paix et de la stabilité aux Comores.

Dans une déclaration à la presse de son porte-parole, António Guterres a exhorté tous les acteurs politiques à reprendre le dialogue inter-comorien entamé sous l'égide du Haut-Représentant de l'Union africaine, Ramtane Lamamra.

17 Oct 2018 description

SG/SM/19306

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.

12 Oct 2018 description

Mahmoud Hamidoune, un paysan âgé de 63 ans, se met à l’abri de la pluie sur les sommets de la pointe sud d’Anjouan, aux Comores, et se souvient du temps où il faisait si froid que les habitants de cette région restaient chez eux. Se rendre dans les hauteurs pour s'occuper des terres était appelé "aller à Paris".

08 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

More than 400,000 people across the region have been affected by floods and cyclones in 2018.

There is a 65-70 per cent probability of an El Niño event between December and February, as compared with a 90 per cent probability ahead of the same period in 2015 - 2016.

People in two districts in Madagascar and three in Zimbabwe are facing Emergency food insecurity.

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04 Oct 2018 description

As 63-year-old farmer Mahmoud Hamidoune shelters from the rain hammering down on the peaks of the southern tip of Anjouan island in the Comoros, he recalls a time when it got so cold that people would stay home, and heading up the mountain to farm was called ‘going to Paris’.

When he was a boy, the land around Hadda village was so lush and rains so regular that harvests were always bountiful, and no one dreamed of selling the bananas that burst from the trees. “You would try to give them away to friends and neighbours,” he says.

26 Sep 2018 description

SG/2248
25 SEPTEMBRE 2018

L’Équipe spéciale conjointe Organisation des Nations Unies-Union africaine chargée des questions de paix et de sécurité a tenu sa quinzième réunion consultative au Siège de l’ONU, à New York, le 22 septembre 2018.

25 Sep 2018 description

Washington D.C., September 18, 2018 --- The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is putting new finance to work, improving education prospects for the world’s most disadvantaged children. Grant approvals by the GPE Board of Directors in the seven months since the successful Financing Conference in Senegal in February have reached almost US$300 million. At the conference, donors pledged US$2.3 billion for 2018 through 2020 and further commitments continue to be announced.

25 Sep 2018 description

SG/2248

The United Nations-African Union Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held its fifteenth consultative meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on 22 September.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.