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16 Nov 2018 description


As of the end of September 2018, the Ministry of National Education reported that 615,989 Syrian children were enrolled in formal education programmes and it is expected that numbers will continue to increase during on-going school enrolment during October. The total number of school-aged children has risen from 976,200 for the 2017/2018 school year to 1,047,536 for the 2018/2019 school year. The number of children out of school increased to more than 400,000.

16 Nov 2018 description
report EastAfrican

In Summary

  • Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya are home to more than two million refugees from Somalia, South Sudan, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Burundi and Eritrea.
  • The bulk of this population — about 1.47 million people — is in Uganda, despite its economy and land size being smaller than those of Kenya and Tanzania.
  • The refugees are fleeing civil war and famine, only to find themselves unsettled, plagued by funding shortfalls from international donors, xenophobia and corrupt officials

By Pauline Kairu

16 Nov 2018 description

The Severe Cyclonic storm ‘GAJA’ over the Southwest Bay of Bengal is likely to move away from the country by today (16), the Department of Meteorology stated.Hence windy and showery condition in the Northern part of the island and Northern sea area is expected to reduce gradually from this evening.

16 Nov 2018 description

By Arnold Fang, East Asia Researcher

Autumn has arrived in the beautiful island of Jeju, a popular holiday destination for people across East Asia. As harvests of its famous mandarin oranges hit the street markets, hundreds of Yemenis who arrived in Jeju earlier this year are receiving the results of their applications for refugee status.

16 Nov 2018 description

Since August 2017, more than 720,000 Rohingya have fled a vicious campaign of violence by the Myanmar security forces and sought refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh.

This week some refugees could be returned from Bangladesh to Myanmar under an agreement reached earlier between the two governments that sidestepped safeguards mandated under international law.

16 Nov 2018 description
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Dhaka, November 15, 2018 – Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Richard Albright visited Bangladesh from November 10 to 15. DAS Albright visited Rohingya refugee camps and host communities in Cox’s Bazar from November 11 to 13 to assess conditions and speak directly with Bangladeshis and refugees, including some who had just recently arrived from Myanmar.

16 Nov 2018 description

Following comments by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in which he acknowledged the need for a more” balanced” law governing NGOs, Amnesty International has published an open letter to the government calling for the law to be scrapped and replaced with a version that is in line with Egypt’s constitutional and international commitments to ensure the right to freedom of …

16 Nov 2018 description

The wave of attacks on Roma camps by radical groups over the past several months in Ukraine has revealed a high level of intolerance of the Roma minority ethnic group in the country.

Over the past three months, six Roma camps have been destroyed in Kyiv, Ternopil, and Lviv oblasts, affecting over 160 people, including children. Whole families end up on the streets with no possessions, and no place to live.

16 Nov 2018 description


Kananga, le 15 novembre 2018 - Le Bureau conjoint des Nations unies aux droits de l’homme (BCNUDH) a organisé, à Kananga, une table ronde pour un dialogue constructif en période électorale.

La séance a réuni, le 14 Novembre, une soixantaine de participants issus de différents acteurs des organisations de la société civile, des ONG de droits de l’homme et des autorités publiques dont la PNC et les FARDC sur leurs rôles respectifs dans la promotion des droits et des libertés pour un processus électoral apaisé.

16 Nov 2018 description

Gao, Kidal et Tombouctou démarrent le DDR-Intégration accélérés

16 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

Des familles en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) bénéficient de l'appui de leur gouvernement et des Nations Unies pour protéger l'environnement et bâtir ce que le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) appelle des « vies résilientes au climat ».

Les habitants de la région côtière de cet immense pays sont invités à lutter contre les effets du changement climatique en modifiant leur mode de vie et leur manière de travailler.

16 Nov 2018 description
report Government of India

With winter setting in, rains and snow have begun to occur more frequently. Rains down south due to the cyclone Gaja have been quite severe. Snowfall in the northern hill states is bringing in the winter feeling, while unseasonable rain in Delhi has brought some respite from the pollution.

Cyclonic storm Gaja has led to heavy and heavy rainfall with gale force winds in the Southern coasts of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry , Kerala, Rayalseema, South Karnataka,and South coastal Andhra Pradesh.

16 Nov 2018 description

JE: Thank you very much, we just completed a Humanitarian Task Force meeting. It was a meeting where we had some rare moments of feeling that we achieved, through humanitarian diplomacy, what we have so many times before failed to.

16 Nov 2018 description

By Nita Bhalla

NAIROBI, Nov 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Foreign donors should freeze funding to Tanzania to press the government to scrap policies violating the rights of girls and sexual minorities, campaigners said on Thursday, a day after the World Bank and Denmark said they were withholding aid.

The World Bank pulled the plug on a planned $300 million education loan to the east African nation, citing concerns over a government policy which bans pregnant girls from attending school, amongst other things.

16 Nov 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

De graves abus auraient été commis dans le cadre d'une opération visant à réprimer l'extraction illégale de diamants

16 Nov 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Li Xia

KUNMING, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- At least 8,000 houses were toppled in southwest China's Yunnan Province after a flood of discharged water hit several cities and towns.

Flood control authorities in the city of Lijiang, known for its quaint, scenic towns, said Thursday that 17,000 people had been affected by the flood on the Jinsha River that also damaged roads and hydrologic facilities.

16 Nov 2018 description

Refugee advocates say doctors are deeply concerned for the health of a three-year-old girl detained by Australia on Nauru.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

16 Nov 2018 description

Unless urgent action is taken to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), global deaths from infections, such as tuberculosis (TB) and pneumonia, as well as complications of infection such as sepsis, are projected to rise to an estimated 10 million per year by 2050. AMR also negatively affects animal health, food security and poverty reduction, with the World Bank estimating that AMR could push as many as 24.1 million people into extreme poverty by 2050.

15 Nov 2018 description
report UN Security Council


The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Ma Zhaoxu (China):