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21 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service

Dix Casques bleus tchadiens de la Mission des Nations Unies au Mali (MINUSMA) ont été tués dimanche dans une attaque terroriste contre le camp de l'ONU à Aguelhok, dans la région de Kidal, au nord du pays.

« Tôt ce matin, les Casques bleus de la MINUSMA à Aguelhok ont repoussé une attaque complexe lancée par des assaillants arrivés à bord de nombreux véhicules armés. Les Casques bleus ont neutralisé nombres d’ennemis et ont poursuivi les assaillants dans leur déroute », a dit la MINUSMA dans une déclaration à la presse.

20 Jan 2019 description

Second generation breeding starts in Sudan/Eritrea outbreak

20 Jan 2019 description

New satellite images analyzed by Amnesty International show the horrific aftermath of a Boko Haram attack that devastated in Rann, north-east Nigeria, displacing more than 9,000 people earlier this week.

20 Jan 2019 description
  • Eight people reportedly killed
  • Authorities shut down internet
  • 200 people arbitrarily detained

The Zimbabwean authorities must ensure that the security forces exercise restraint and respect the rights of people protesting against massive fuel price hikes, Amnesty International said on the second day of the national ‘shutdown’.

As a result of the crackdown at least eight people have reportedly been killed by the security forces and 200 arbitrarily detained.

20 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service

Ten ‘blue helmets’ from the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Sunday following a complex terrorist attack against the mission’s camp in Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, northern Mali.

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, strongly condemned the deadly attack which killed ten peacekeepers from Chad and injured at least 25 others.

20 Jan 2019 description

Bamako, 20 janvier 2019 – Tôt ce matin, les Casques bleus de la MINUSMA à Aguelhok ont repoussé une attaque complexe lancée par des assaillants arrivés à bord de nombreux véhicules armés. Les Casques bleus ont neutralisé nombres d’ennemis et ont poursuivi les assaillants dans leur déroute. Le bilan provisoire fait état de huit Casques bleus tombés sur le théâtre des combats et plusieurs autres blessés. Les blessés ont été évacués dans les hôpitaux de la MINUSMA. La Force de la MINUSMA mène des opérations de couverture aérienne dans la zone.

20 Jan 2019 description

Fon Mathuros, Head of Media, World Economic Forum, Tel.: +41 79 201 0211; Email: fma@weforum.org

· The World Economic Forum, the World Bank and the International Committee of the Red Cross are launching a High-Level Group on Humanitarian Investing to unlock new capital in fragile contexts.

· This initiative brings together representatives from the investor, corporate, humanitarian and development communities to collectively deliver on new solutions that will help the most vulnerable people.

20 Jan 2019 description

By Udo Rudiger and Hatem Cheikh Mhamed

Adnen Abdrabbou’s land in the El Krib region of northern Tunisia is semi-arid. The area sees some rain during the year, which makes it better than other parts of Tunisia. But finding enough water for irrigation has always posed a challenge. The area’s predominant farming systems are cereals and livestock.

20 Jan 2019 description

The relief teams of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) have visited the affected families due to the floods in Dohuk governorate and they have provided relief, health and food assistance for them.

20 Jan 2019 description

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) has reiterated that no live cloven hooved animals may be moved within the area affected by foot and mouth disease (FMD) in Vhembe District.

This follows the outbreak of FMD in Vhembe and Capricorn Districts in Limpopo.

“No live cloven hooved animals are allowed to move into, within, through and out of the area. Law enforcement has been reinforced and any animals found to be moved around will be confiscated by the police and destroyed,” the department said.

20 Jan 2019 description
report Voice of America

Lisa Schlein

GENEVA — Heads of U.N. and international aid agencies will use the World Economic Forum’s influential platform to present humanitarian and human rights issues on behalf of millions of people caught in conflict, poverty and natural disasters. The Forum begins its annual weeklong meeting in the plush Swiss Alpine resort of Davos on Monday.

The World Economic Forum is best known for the many high-powered government and business leaders who make the annual pilgrimage to Davos to acquire lucrative deals and shape geopolitical events.

20 Jan 2019 description
report Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity (QC) announced that it has completed approximately 75% of the work of the model village project for displaced Syrians in the north of Syria on the Turkish border. The project will provide shelter for 400 families and is expected to be fully completed within three months.

20 Jan 2019 description

With hospitals at risk of shutting down, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights expresses deep concern at the extent of the ongoing fuel crisis in Gaza. Healthcare institutions, from hospitals and primary care centers to blood banks and medical labs, are seriously threatened by the fuel crisis.

20 Jan 2019 description

NFDHR:Adel Othman: - Wednesday, 16 January, 2019

As such, the National Foundation for Development and Humanitarian Response (NFDHR) has tried to mitigate the negative impact of the health facilities' shutdown. It has been working to strengthen the health system in 40 health facilities in Al-Bayda Governorate, with funding from UNICEF. The facilities provide four main services: integrated management of childhood illness, immunization, nutrition and reproductive healthcare services.

20 Jan 2019 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 20 January 2019 02:56 GMT

By Manuel Farías

LA SERENA, Jan 19 (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hit the coast of north-central Chile on Saturday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and witnesses said it rattled buildings farther south in the capital city of Santiago but left only minor damage in its wake.

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20 Jan 2019 description

Les 15 et 16 janvier derniers, la Division des Affaires Civiles de la MINUSMA à Tombouctou, a organisé un dialogue communautaire autour d’une tension liée à l’accès à l’eau. L’objectif de ce dialogue communautaire était de promouvoir la paix, la cohésion sociale et le vivre ensemble au bénéfice des communautés qui exploitent l’adduction d’eau.

19 Jan 2019 description

Geneva - Over 117 vulnerable migrants are believed to have perished in the winter waters of the Mediterranean Sea on Friday marking the second tragedy in just two days and bringing the total number of migrant deaths on the Mediterranean Sea to 200 through nearly three weeks of the new year.

News of this second dramatic shipwreck arrived with the rescue of three survivors who were interviewed by IOM staff Saturday on the island of Lampedusa.

19 Jan 2019 description

UNHCR is deeply saddened at emerging reports of an estimated 170 people who either died or went missing in two separate shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea.

Some 53 people have died on the Alborán Sea, western Mediterranean, according to recent information from NGO sources. One survivor is understood to have been rescued by a passing fishing boat after being stranded for more than 24 hours at sea and is receiving medical treatment in Morocco. Moroccan and Spanish rescue vessels have been searching for the boat and survivors for several days to no avail.

19 Jan 2019 description

January 18, 2019
Contact: Stacie Blake
sblake@uscridc.org | 703.310.1166

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants applauds Ethiopia’s new refugee law allowing refugees to obtain work permits, access primary education, obtain drivers’ licenses, legally register life events such as births and marriages and open up access to national financial services, such as banking.