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20 Feb 2018 description

Los beneficiarios de la indemnización recibieron, además, orientación en educación financiera para la inversión adecuada de los recursos, en el marco de la ruta de reparación integral.

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En una ceremonia de dignificación presidida por la directora Territorial Chocó de la Unidad para las Víctimas, María del Rosario Palacios Córdoba y su equipo de colaboradores, la entidad hizo entrega a 140 víctimas de la indemnización administrativa a que tienen derecho de acuerdo con la Ley 1448 de 2011. Los recursos entregados ascienden a un valor de 1.242 millones de pesos.

20 Feb 2018 description
report ACTED

ACTED multi-sector needs assessment in selected IDP camps, collective shelters and informal settlements, Benghazi, Libya, January 2018

Over three years after the resurgence of conflict in Libya in 2014, Benghazi is relatively calm, with only sporadic outbreaks of violence. However, the crisis continues to take a heavy toll on families in situation of protracted displacement and crippled by the economic crisis.

20 Feb 2018 description

Juba, 19 February 2018 – Following an alert of suspected food poisoning on 18 February 2018, where one community death and an influx of over 400 patients were admitted at Bor State Hospital, and several others in private facilities within Bor town, WHO and the health cluster quickly mounted a response to support the Ministry of Health to treat those who were admitted.

20 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children

20 February 2018 - Thousands of families trapped in Eastern Ghouta have been left fearing for their lives, as unprecedented levels of bombing and shelling have pounded the opposition-held enclave in the last 48 hours. In some parts of Eastern Ghouta the destruction is now even greater than at the height of the Aleppo crisis in 2016, yet with only a tiny fraction of the global attention and outrage.

20 Feb 2018 description

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt's oral statement to Parliament on preventing sexual exploitation and abuse in the aid sector.

With permission, Mr Speaker, I would like to update the House on my Department’s response to the sexual abuse and exploitation perpetrated by charity workers in Haiti in 2011, and the measures we are taking to improve safeguarding across the aid sector.

I’d like to start by paying tribute to Sean O’Neill of The Times and the two sets of whistleblowers – those in 2011 and later – for bringing this case to light.

20 Feb 2018 description

February 20th, 2018 ― Doha: The medical delegation sent by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) to Bangladesh have performed 26 cardiac catheterizations over the past two days, rising the number of operations performed since the beginning of project to 47.

The procedures included patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) closure, stenting, balloon valvuloplasty, heart arrhythmia treatment, and cardiac cauterization.

QRCS has been coordinating with the Military Hospital to host the second phase of the project, which will cover more 40 patients.

20 Feb 2018 description
report EL DEBER

Cultivos de caña, tomate, papa, cebolla, uva y otros productos han resultado afectados. Una vivienda también quedó inundada por el desborde del río Chilón

Debido a las intensas precipitaciones pluviales de los últimos días, los ríos Chilón y Oconi desbordaron y afectaron las zonas bajas del municipio de Saipina, aseguró el alcalde, Hernando Becerra.

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20 Feb 2018 description

As he climbs out of his car and walks across to the entrance of Bakassi camp for internally displaced persons in Borno, northern Nigeria, Dr Terna Nomwhange is met by a familiar sight. Standing at the gates, greeting a tired, dusty family laden with possessions, is a team of polio vaccinators. As families arrive at this sea of shelters following a long, hard journey, these people offering polio vaccines are the first sign that they have reached a place of protection.

20 Feb 2018 description

SG/SM/18903-SC/13214

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the briefing on the Middle East, in New York today:

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Kirkuk, 20 February 2018 – Iraqis who have been displaced by recent conflict have an inalienable right to vote, and they should be enabled to participate in the upcoming poll and have a voice in charting the future of their country, the UN Deputy Special Representative for Iraq emphasised during a visit today to a temporary camp for the displaced in Kirkuk.

20 Feb 2018 description

ATHUAI ALBINO The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), in collaboration with the South Sudan National Police Service has launched a renovation project of the Warrap County Police station, valued at 45,783 USD.

“Without proper facilities, it is very difficult for the police to maintain security, and without support from the communities, the police cannot operate peacefully,” said Akol Mabior, chairperson for County Development Committee, commending UNMISS’s support, while calling on the communities to cooperate with the police service in the area.

20 Feb 2018 description

The Zimbabwe Peace Project condemns intra-party violence recorded in Buhera at the funeral of their late leader Morgan Tsvangirai. It is reported that Deputy President Thokozani Khupe and Secretary General Douglas Mwonzora had to be given police protection after pro-Nelson Chamisa supporters attempted to harm the two. In a telephone conversation Mwonzora confirmed the incident and said it was an attempt to mar the burial of their late leader.

20 Feb 2018 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Andrej Mahecic – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 20 février 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a averti aujourd’hui qu’une catastrophe humanitaire d’ampleur exceptionnelle se développe actuellement dans le sud-est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), alors que la province de Tanganyika s’enfonce dans la violence, générant des déplacements forcés et des atteintes aux droits humains.

20 Feb 2018 description

WHO applauds the growing engagement of European Region countries in protecting their people from epidemics, natural disasters, and environmental and humanitarian crises. A 3-day high-level meeting, hosted and financially supported by Germany, concluded in Munich on 15 February 2018, marking a milestone in preparing for and responding to the ever more complex and demanding health emergencies of our times.

20 Feb 2018 description

As Delivered

Mr. President,

Your Excellency President Mahmoud ABBAS, President of the State of Palestine;

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We meet this month as regional tensions are taking an increasingly perilous turn. Fighting in Syria is increasing, endangering de-escalation arrangements and regional stability, as well as undermining efforts for a political solution.

Despite the positive news from Iraq and the defeat of Da'esh, much of the Middle East continues to be in the grips of an ongoing human tragedy of immense proportions.

20 Feb 2018 description

by Miguel Antonio Romero

The Sustainable Amazonian Landscapes (SAL) project closed the year with a voluntary agreement with the producers who stand to benefit from the project for the conservation, protection, and restoration of forests and sources of water on their farms.

20 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

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NEW YORK, 20 February 2018 - "Thank you for joining us as we launch “Every Child Alive” — our new campaign to end the tragedy of preventable child deaths.

"Thanks to many of the people in this room, more children are surviving to their fifth birthdays than at any time in history.

"But as we celebrate the progress achieved for the young citizens of the world, we must do more for the youngest of all: newborns.

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Amman, 20 February 2018

I am appalled and distressed by reports of the horrifying attacks against six hospitals in East Ghouta over the past 48 hours, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries, and depriving thousands of men, women and children of basic health services in the besieged enclave.

These attacks are completely unacceptable. I remind all parties that attacks against medical facilities is prohibited under international humanitarian law (IHL). Any such intentional attacks may amount to war crimes.

20 Feb 2018 description
report ACTED

In 2013, Yasser, 38, started to work as a field manager in one of ACTED’s project in Raymah governorate, which was the first time he saw Raymah.

“Mountainous villages that, despite any first glance, make you think that the distance between them is short, but, practically, you will have to descend down mountains and climb up others to reach to a village,” he said.

20 Feb 2018 description
report ACTED

On January 24th, ACTED held its first Advocacy and Civil Society Forum in Amman to promote a coordinated intervention supporting local and national NGOs and to enhance Community Based Organizations’ (CBOs) capacities in advocacy work.