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18 Sep 2018 description

MORNING
18 September 2018

The Human Rights Council this morning held an interactive dialogue with the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar after hearing an oral update by the Mission’s Chair Marzuki Darusman.

18 Sep 2018 description

Global strategy and targets for tuberculosis prevention, care and control after 2015

18 Sep 2018 description

Highlights

IOM voluntary humanitarian returns from Libya: On 8 August 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), reported that it had facilitated the return of 10,950 stranded migrants from Libya through its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) Programme, following an important increase in the number of detainees recorded in Libya. Among these, 9,636 were returned to countries in Central and West Africa.

18 Sep 2018 description

Depuis le début de la saison hivernale, les pluies enregistrées ont provoqué des inondations dans treize (13) localités du Burkina. Le bilan de ces inondations fait état de 9,882 sinistrés et de 08 morts. Plusieurs habitations, réserves de nourriture, champs et édifices publics ont été endommagés.

18 Sep 2018 description

CRS is providing emergency relief in the aftermath of the storm

BALTIMORE, MD, September 18, 2018 – Days after Super Typhoon Mangkhut tore through the northern island of Luzon in the Philippines, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding to the storm’s aftermath with water purification kits, shelter kits and cash assistance as nearly 600,000 people are coping with the loss of homes, jobs, and access to goods and services.

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Introduction

Climate change in the Pacific

Small island developing states (SIDS) are among the most vulnerable to our changing climate. People living in the western tropical Pacific SIDS are already experiencing higher temperatures, shifts in rainfall patterns, rising sea levels and changes in the frequency and intensity of extreme climate events. Further changes on top of an existing, naturally variable climate are expected long into the future because of global warming.

18 Sep 2018 description
report ACTED

Due to the high amount of conflict experienced in Libya following the revolution of 2011, the need for mental health care is slowly being normalized in Libyan society. Since 2017, ACTED has been active in Benghazi, implementing a UNHCR-funded program focused on increasing mental health awareness and, in turn, breaking the stigma attached to seeking mental health services.

18 Sep 2018 description

After the onset of clashes between armed groups in Tripoli on 26 August, at least 3,845 families (approximately 19,225 individuals) have been displaced. Following a ceasefire agreement between warring parties reached on 04 September, the overall security situation in Tripoli has been improving although tensions remain high and periodic security incidents continue to be reported, particularly in neighborhoods in Southern Tripoli.

18 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19220

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

18 Sep 2018 description

Refugees fled Myanmar to Bangladesh in August 2017. At the initial stage of arrival, many had severe wounds and injuries and were weak with sickness. Low vaccine coverage rates, malnutrition, congested living conditions, high risk of infectious diseases and low health seeking behavior made the population’s health fragile. Key indicators, such as Crude Mortality Rate, initially exceeded emergency threshold. With the continuous effort of the Government of Bangladesh, UNHCR and the humanitarian partners, the health status of the population has been somewhat steadied.

18 Sep 2018 description

Over 725,000 refugees fled Myanmar after August 2017. The nutritional status of many refugees was weak due to a poor food security situation they faced in Myanmar, which was exacerbated by emergency conditions in the overcrowded settlements in Bangladesh. The situation especially affected young children and pregnant and lactating women.

18 Sep 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar – Families living in the world’s largest refugee camp in the past week received the first 2,500 stoves and liquid petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders that are part of a United Nations project to protect the environment and build resilience for people living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

18 Sep 2018 description

SG/SM/19218

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

The Secretary-General welcomes the meeting between President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh of Djibouti and President Isaias Afwerki of Eritrea held on 17 September in Jeddah under the auspices of His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

18 Sep 2018 description

Residents of Kodok county in the Fashoda area of South Sudan had every reason, last week, to be grateful to Indian peacekeepers deployed in the area. For two days, the residents benefitted from a veterinary camp while women were trained in vegetable farming – both conducted by peacekeepers Indian peacekeepers serving under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

The veterinary camp and agricultural training, held on 13 and 14 Sep 2018 respectively, were aimed at supporting livelihood activities in the area.

18 Sep 2018 description

LENI KINZLI & MOSES YAKUDU

Citizens in Torit danced with glee during an opening ceremony to celebrate the completion of two new Quick Impact Projects in the town – and they had every reason to do so. Over the past 9 months, the town’s inhabitants have keenly observed construction work aiming to rehabilitate a traditional court house and build solar-powered water and sanitation facilities at the local police station.

18 Sep 2018 description
report World Vision

Introduction

The crisis in the Kasais region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is first and foremost a child protection crisis, one of the worst in the world. Children make up more than two million of the 3.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and protection across the region.
Humanitarian emergencies can have catastrophic effects on children, exacerbating existing forms of violence and making them more vulnerable to exploitation, including being recruited into armed forces or armed groups, being sexually abused and being trafficked.