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19 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Kenya

25 May 2018: In Kakuma town, Turkana county, an inter-clan fight at Kakuma refugee camp resulted in the death of a tribal chief and another person. Source: Radio Tamazuj

Nigeria

17 May 2018: In Dikwa town, Borno state, a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an open-air mosque in an internally displaced people (IDP) camp, killing at least four people and injuring 15 more. Source: Punch

Rwanda

19 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Ahead of World Refugee Day, UNICEF launches ‘What Excites Us, Unites Us’ initiative to engage football fans in support of refugee and migrant children

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Lilongwe, June 19, 2018: President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika has affirmed his government’s commitment to end hunger and malnutrition which remains high among Malawians especially children.

Mutharika made the remarks in Lilongwe at Kamuzu Palace on Monday during an audience with His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The king is in the country in his capacity as United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Special Ambassador on Nutrition.

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  • Renewed inter-communal violence and insecurity in West-Guji (Oromia region) and Gedeo (Southern Nations and Nationalities Region) have led to an additional 400 000 people being displaced since the beginning of the month. The total number of IDPs since the eruption of violence in this region in April 2018 has now reached 700 000, with 527 263 in Gedeo and 170 467 in West Guji IDPs according to government reports.
19 Jun 2018 description

New York – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is co-hosting two side events at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Segment (HAS) today (19/06) taking place at the UN Headquarters, New York. The first event will focus on the prevention of sexual abuse, exploitation (PSEA) and harassment and the second on addressing complex internal displacement crises.

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London – The similarities and shared values of Syrian refugee and British children were on display at a special workshop organized as part of IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s participation in the 20th Anniversary Refugee Week in London on Sunday (17/06).

Dozens of British and Syrian children explored the question “What makes me, me?” and tried to unpack what is important to them at the IOM-facilitated Building Tomorrow Together workshop – designed to promote understanding and integration for Syrian and British youth.

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Juba – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Africa Development Aid delivered much-needed shelter and household items to more than 10,200 returnees, internally displaced persons and the communities hosting them in Tonga, an isolated area of South Sudan’s Upper Nile region, last week.

The distribution followed an assessment conducted in May, which found that thousands were in need, with many households recently returning to Tonga after fleeing violence between Government and opposition forces in April 2017.

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Geneva – Today (19/06), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched a second release of its mobile application – MigApp – in French, Spanish and Arabic.

IOM’s MigApp gives migrants easy access to migration-related information and select IOM services. MigApp also helps migrants make informed decisions and allows IOM to reach a broader range of migrants by leveraging the latest mobile technology.

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Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 40,073 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 24 weeks of 2018.

That total compares to 80,683 at this time last year, and over 215,000 at this time in 2016.

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Turkey, Bangladesh and Uganda alone received over half of all new refugees last year. Never before has the world registered a larger number of people displaced by war and persecution.

"International responsibility-sharing for displaced people has utterly collapsed. Rich countries are building walls against families fleeing war, at the same time as less money is available for aid to people in conflict areas," said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland.

19 Jun 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

William G. Moseley - Professor of Geography, Director of Food, Agriculture & Society Program, Macalester College

19 Jun 2018 description
report Trócaire

Alan Whelan
19 June 2018

Trócaire supporters are helping to bring hope to survivors of drought in Kenya, where we have provided emergency aid to over 27,000 people.

Kenyans have survived through two years of failed rains. It is the worst crisis the country has faced since 2011.

Thankfully, since mid-February 2018, the weather has started to improve. Some rains have arrived early to the drought affected regions of Kenya, bringing hope to people. This has improved access to water for both livestock and for human consumption.

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Le Conseil des ministres insiste sur l’importance de collaborer avec la FAO sur le changement climatique, la lutte contre le gaspillage alimentaire et la résistance aux antimicrobiens

19 Jun 2018 description

On trouvera ci-après le message du Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, à l’occasion de la Journée internationale pour l’élimination de la violence sexuelle en temps de conflit, célébrée le 19 juin:

Plus qu’une menace pour notre sécurité collective, les violences sexuelles commises en période de conflit sont une honte pour l’humanité.

19 Jun 2018 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

As of 14 June 2018, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 202,043 including 113,310 in Bentiu, 24,416 in Malakal, 39,260 in Juba UN House, 2,300 in Bor, and 178 in UNMISS base and 22,579 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.

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The Zimbabwe Peace Project has noted that as the country approaches the 2018 elections it has found its reports extensively quoted by the media. The ZPP recognises the role of the media to inform the public and its grateful that they find the work of ZPP worthy of use in their publications.

See the full statement (Attached)

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report UN Children's Fund

Depuis plusieurs mois, la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) fait face à une nouvelle épidémie de poliomyélite. Il s’agit d’une épidémie liée au poliovirus dérivé du vaccin, le pays étant officiellement déclaré libre de la circulation du poliovirus sauvage depuis novembre 2015.

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Genève (CICR) – Le nombre de conflits armés non internationaux a plus que doublé depuis le début du siècle, selon les données du Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR).

Il y a non seulement davantage de conflits, mais aussi davantage de parties impliquées. On a vu apparaître plus de groupes armés au cours des six dernières années que lors des six précédentes décennies.

Conséquence : des risques plus élevés pour les civils et des défis plus importants pour les humanitaires.

19 Jun 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P., 18 juin 2018 [AlterPresse] --- L’épidémie de choléra aurait fait cinq morts dans la deuxième section de Cornillon Grand Bois, dans le département de l’ouest, annonce le député Raymonde Rival.

Selon l’élue de la circonscription Cornillon Grand Bois une trentaine d’autres personnes seraient hospitalisées.

Ce regain de choléra serait constaté dans la zone depuis plus d’une semaine, indique le parlementaire, tout en exhortant le Ministère de la santé publique et la Direction nationale de l’eau potable et de l’assainissement (Dinepa) à y manifester leur présence.

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Un atelier binational a été réalisé, les 26 et 27 avril 2018, conjointement par le GARR et OBMICA, sur la situation des personnes affectées par la sentence 168-13 de la République Dominicaine. Lors de ces deux journées, une étude sur la systématisation des profils non résolus par la loi 169-14 a été présentée à l’assistance.