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14 Nov 2018 description

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 14th November, 2018 -- The AED3 million donation announced by the Sharjah Media Corporation, SMC, earlier this year, through its public fundraising initiative on healthcare projects, to build a hospital for the long-suffering Rohingya refugees in the Kutupalong camp situated in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh, has been realised.

14 Nov 2018 description

Tropical cyclone GAJA continued south-west over the Bay of Bengal, as a tropical storm. On 14 November at 0:00 UTC, its centre was approx. 630 km east-north-east of Chidambaram town (Tamil Nadu State) and 655 km north-east of Point Pedro town (north-east Sri Lanka) with maximum sustained winds of 74 km/h. It is forecast to continue west-south-west, slightly strengthening, with maximum sustained winds up to 83 km/h.

14 Nov 2018 description

The decision of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar to commence repatriation of Rohingya refugees by mid-November is being condemned by humanitarian actors who point out that conditions in Myanmar do not allow for their voluntary, safe and dignified return. Approximately 2 260 have been identified for repatriation, from a list of 8 000 people handed over by Bangladesh to Myanmar under the Memorandum of Understanding on repatriation which the two countries signed in November 2017. Feedback from the Rohingya camps indicates that the threat of repatriation is creating fear amongst the …

14 Nov 2018 description

Helena Christensen, photographe, mannequin de renom et sympathisante du HCR, appelle la communauté internationale à des contributions urgentes et à porter attention aux réfugiés burundais vivant au Rwanda à la suite d’une visite sur place avec le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés.

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Khartoum, 14 November 2018 – Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with support from the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a three-day subnational immunization days campaign (SNIDs), taking place on 12–14 November 2018, to maintain the country’s polio-free status.

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Kananga, le 12 novembre 2018 – Dans le cadre de son programme de projets à impact rapide, la MONUSCO a rééquipé le centre de santé Sainte Thérèse de la commune de Nganza à Kananga, dans la province du Kasaï Central.

Cette structure importante pour cette commune avait été pillée lors des évènements liés au phénomène Kamuina Nsapu. C’est donc pour permettre aux habitants de cette localité comme l’a rappelé le Ministre de la santé provincial « d’avoir à nouveau accès à des soins de santé de qualité » que la MONUSCO a effectué ce don d’équipements.

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A French cricket team, which includes refugees and asylum-seekers, has won an international championship in France.

LIETTRES, France – A group of refugees and asylum-seekers from Afghanistan and other cricket-loving countries has helped a French cricket team to achieve glory in an international tournament.

The Saint-Omer Cricket Club Stars (SOCCS) saw off the reigning champions, the Brussels 12 Stars, to be crowned winners of the Liettres Challenge 1478.

The club first came together in 2016, training in a public park.

14 Nov 2018 description

UNHCR High profile supporter, model and photographer Helena Christensen is calling for urgent funding and global attention for Burundian refugees living in Rwanda following a trip with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

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It all started with Baraka. In 2014, Taghrid Azzam took out a microfinance loan with UNRWA to buy a cow. She was named Baraka, or blessing. “She showered us with blessings,” the farmer from Sweida says. Taghrid started selling Baraka’s milk and applied for another loan and then another loan, to buy a second cow. “After taking out two more loans I also sold a calf. With the assistance of UNRWA, I was able to buy a third cow!” Four years and five loans later, she owns four cows, all of whom are pregnant, making her well on her way to her dream of owning a large farm.

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An outbreak of violence has prompted action from the UN agency that educates 270,000 children there.

The education of 270,000 children has been disrupted because of an outbreak of violence in Gaza.

UNRWA - the United Nations agency that provides education for Palestinians - said today it had closed all schools in the Gaza Strip because of the danger to students and teachers.

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Orphanages have become a lucrative business in developing countries, leading to the trafficking of children to fill them

By Emma Batha

LONDON, Nov 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of children around the world live in orphanages, but child rights experts say most are not orphans.

Orphanages have become a lucrative business in developing countries, attracting generous funding. This has led to the trafficking of children to fill them, according to charities Forget Me Not and Lumos.

14 Nov 2018 description

Juba 13 November 2018 - The Honourable Minister for Health of South Sudan, Dr Riek Gai Kok and his entourage which included a 1976 Ebola survivor, Samaritan Purse and ICRC visited the WHO supported Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Juba.

14 Nov 2018 description

Armed conflict, interethnic clashes and tensions, urban violence in some cities, and finally an outbreak of Ebola make the humanitarian and security context in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) a complex one. Recruitment of minors into armed groups, families separated by conflict, internal displacement, sexual violence, destroyed livelihoods, malnutrition and absence of proper health care are some of the consequences of the conflict and violence that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) tries to respond to.

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Baidoa, 13 November 2018 – Ahead of the upcoming presidential election in Somalia’s South West State, a senior United Nations official today urged all stakeholders in the poll to act in accordance with established rules for the balloting in order to promote a free, fair and transparent vote in the state’s regional assembly.

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Kasese, 13th November 2018:- As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak escalates in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Uganda is ticking all the boxes to ensure that the country is able to respond effectively should there be a confirmed case of Ebola in the country. As of 13th November 2018, there were 295 confirmed cases with 209 death and still counting.

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report IRIN

How aid agencies try to avoid getting bombed in Yemen and Syria

By Ben Parker Senior Editor

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Asher Hirsch

There are over 14,000 refugees living in limbo in Indonesia. Many came to Indonesia seeking to reach Australia or be resettled to another safe country. However, since the beginning of Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders in 2013, and the reduction of resettlement options, many have found themselves stranded, without basic rights.

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report UN Security Council

CS/13574
13 NOVEMBRE 2018

En République démocratique du Congo (RDC), à neuf jours du début de la campagne officielle et à moins de six semaines des élections présidentielles et législatives, prévues le 23 décembre, les parties prenantes restent résolument engagées en faveur de ce processus, malgré des divisions persistantes à propos de l’usage de la machine à voter et de la fiabilité du fichier électoral, a déclaré, cet après-midi au Conseil de sécurité, la Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général pour la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), Mme Leila Zerrougui.