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18 Jan 2019 description

An art project helps female asylum seekers from El Salvador and Honduras become more aware of their rights and discover a new family in Mexico.

By Marta Martinez in Tapachula, Mexico

A new mural decorates the streets of Tapachula, the busiest town on the Mexican side of the border with Guatemala. In vivid earthy tones, it depicts a woman holding a baby in her arms, sprinkled with the names of the two dozen women from north Central America who painted it and profound words capturing their aspirations: love, trust, freedom, safety.

18 Jan 2019 description
report Rotary

By Vanessa Glavinskas

Eladio Montalvo faced a stark choice: risk drowning in his one-story home or climb through a window into the house next door. It was under construction but had a second floor where he could escape the rising floodwaters. He boosted his dog through and scrambled in after him. The two huddled inside an upstairs bathroom for 22 hours while Hurricane Maria raged over Puerto Rico. With 155 mph winds and torrential rains, Maria was the strongest hurricane to hit the island in more than 80 years.

18 Jan 2019 description

Principales afectaciones

De acuerdo al último relevamiento permanecen 4135 personas desplazadas en todo el país. De ese total, 997 son evacuadas y 3138 autoevacuadas.

18 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru

Al menos cuatro personas se encuentran desaparecidas a causa de un huaico que se registró esta madrugada y afectó al centro poblado Calicanto, ubicado en el distrito de Ayni, provincia de La Mar, región Ayacucho.

De acuerdo al Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci), alrededor de 20 viviendas de este centro poblado, ubicado en el ámbito del Valle de los Ríos Apurímac, Ene y Mantaro (Vraem) resultaron destruidas, de un total de 70 que existen en la localidad, a causa del deslizamiento provocado por las lluvias intensas que se registran desde anoche en esta zona.

18 Jan 2019 description

With the number of refugees growing exponentially throughout the world in the last few years, due to failed states, civil wars, and countless other devastating conditions, the need for informed policy is critical. This is what prompted research from the Virginia Tech School of Public and International Affairs to launch their International Refugee Research: Evidence for Smart Policy. The study gathered data from government and non government agencies around the world, including USCRI, as well as agencies like the United Nations and UNHCR.

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18 Jan 2019 description

Vladimir Smakhtin is Director, and Manzoor Qadir is Assistant Director, of the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) in Canada, hosted by the Government of Canada and McMaster University. Edward Jones, who worked on the paper at UNU-INWEH, is now a researcher at Wageningen University, The Netherlands

18 Jan 2019 description

by Julie Arrighi, Climate Centre, Nairobi

The first of a 2019 series of high-level round tables on the interconnected vulnerabilities and impacts of climate and conflict was held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, yesterday, amid heightened security after the attack in the city earlier this week.

18 Jan 2019 description

By Nora Peter, IFRC

Three European Red Cross societies have launched a joint initiative that focuses on the social integration of refugees and asylum-seekers. The two-year project “Action of Red Cross on Integration of Relocated and Resettled Persons” runs under the acronym ARCI and is implemented by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in partnership with the German, Bulgarian and Croatian Red Cross.

18 Jan 2019 description

The Norwegian Refugee Council has so far assisted 8,700 Syrian refugees after storm “Norma” and “Miriam” caused damage to informal settlement and substandard shelters in Lebanon.

18 Jan 2019 description

Nueva York, 18 de enero de 2019. El Secretario General condena enérgicamente el atentado con carro bomba en una academia de policía en Bogotá. Él expresa sus condolencias a las familias de las víctimas y desea una pronta recuperación a los heridos.

Las autoridades colombianas han indicado que poseen pruebas de que este acto terrorista fue llevado a cabo por el ELN. Los responsables deben ser llevados ante la justicia.

El Secretario General extiende su solidaridad al pueblo y gobierno de Colombia en este momento de tragedia.

18 Jan 2019 description

El Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos, Roberto Herrera Cáceres, dijo hoy que Honduras, como país en vías democratización, no puede ser un país expulsor de migrantes forzados, tal como se está produciendo actualmente.

Indicó que, si esa migración se produce y la decisión de las personas es buscar nuevas oportunidades y posibilidades, en otros países, existe la obligación de protegerlos a lo largo de la ruta de tránsito hacia el país de destino.

18 Jan 2019 description
  • Heavy fighting between army and ethnic group in Rakhine, Chin States
  • At least 5,000 civilians displaced from homes
  • Humanitarian aid blocked by Govt, must be allowed to resume

GENEVA (18 January 2019) – The UN’s human rights expert on Myanmar expressed alarm at the escalating violence in northern and central Rakhine State and Chin State, and called on all sides to exercise restraints in use of force and to ensure the protection of civilians.

18 Jan 2019 description

Despite affecting up to 300,000 people a year across West Africa, and causing more than 5,000 deaths annually, Lassa fever is a poorly understood disease that is challenging to diagnose and treat.

This year marks 50 years since the identification of the virus causing Lassa fever in the village of Lassa, in Nigeria. It is a type of viral haemorrhagic fever that is endemic in West Africa countries of Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Benin.

18 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru

Lluvias intensas provocaron la caída de un huaico que afectó al centro poblado de Calicanto, ubicado en el distrito de Ayna, provincia de La Mar, región Ayacucho, reportó hoy el Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil (Indeci).

La entidad precisó que bomberos y autoridades de Defensa Civil de Ayacucho se encuentran en la zona afectada por el huaico.

18 Jan 2019 description

The UAE Embassy in Lebanon has launched the second phase of the UAE Response Campaign for Displaced Syrians "Winter 2019 - Lebanon", to provide food supplies, blankets, heaters, clothing, and tents for a number of areas that have been severely affected by harsh weather conditions, especially the northern regions.

Hamad Saeed Sultan Al Shamsi, UAE Ambassador to Lebanon, announced this today at a press conference, where he said that the campaign provides urgent assistance to displaced Syrians in Lebanon worth AED18.4 million (US$5 million).

18 Jan 2019 description

El gobierno de México puso en marcha el Plan de Atención Caravana Migrante, en el que participan todas las dependencias federales, bajo la dirección de la Secretaría de Seguridad y Protección Ciudadana y la Secretaría de Gobernación, especial mente el Instituto Nacional de Migración (INAMI) y bajo coordinación de la Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil (CNPC).

18 Jan 2019 description
report Government of Peru

NOTA DE PRENSA N°013 2019-INDECI-OGCE

El Instituto Nacional de Defensa Civil – INDECI, ha realizado diversas gestiones para recibir donaciones de agua con la finalidad de atender las necesidades básicas de la población afectada por el aniego en el distrito de San Juan de Lurigancho y que ha dejado como consecuencia 1549 personas afectadas, 284 viviendas afectadas, 2 instituciones educativas afectadas y 22 locales comerciales afectados.

18 Jan 2019 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with Don Bosco Technical High School in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital city, have launched a new vocational training course for electro-technicians. There is an afternoon class available to high school students which compliments their current educational path as well as a morning class for young workers to help them obtain certification to improve their options in the workforce.

18 Jan 2019 description
report Food for the Hungry

WRITTEN BY GARY EDMONDS

In over thirty years of traveling around the world and learning about solutions to end poverty, the question that seems to be the most important one to ask is this: are these solutions sustainable?

Sustainable Change Leads to Lasting Impact

18 Jan 2019 description

Last year was characterised by mounting uncertainty, but also progress in the implementation of the Peace Accord: the reincorporation of former combatants continued, despite delays in productive projects; the FARC political party entered Congress, but gained less than 1% of votes during legislative elections; two key transitional justice mechanisms (the Special Jurisdiction for Peace and the Truth Commission) began operations, but continue to struggle for legitimacy;1 almost 100,000 families signed crop substitution agreements, but rising coca cultivation has led to greater emphasis on …