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12 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

Après que plus de 160 pays ont adopté lundi un cadre mondial pour gérer les migrations internationales de manière plus sûre et plus digne, une haute responsable des Nations Unies s’est félicitée de ce soutien massif et l’a qualifié de meilleur exemple de l’efficacité du multilatéralisme.

12 Dec 2018 description
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L’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) s’est félicitée mardi de l’adoption du Pacte mondial pour des migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières.

La veille, plus de 160 gouvernements ont adopté ce pacte lors d’une conférence intergouvernementale organisée par l’ONU à Marrakech, au Maroc.

12 Dec 2018 description

The 42-month project on “Protecting children affected by migration in Southeast, South and Central Asia” with a total budget of EUR 12,140,550 for eight countries, which came into active implementation phase in the summer of 2018, aims to enable children affected by migration (and their caregivers), including those left behind by migrating parents, to access the necessary social and protection services. The European Union contribution to the project constitutes 10,557,000 euro.

12 Dec 2018 description

JAKARTA, December 12, 2018 – Habitat for Humanity, the sustainable development partner of the Asian Tour 2018 season, will be raising funds at the Indonesia Masters to support the needs of tsunami and earthquake-affected families in Sulawesi and Lombok.

12 Dec 2018 description
report The Jakarta Post

By Evi Mariani

Eight people died in two separate landslides in Gianyar regency in Bali and Pacitan regency in East Java on Friday and Saturday, the disaster mitigation agency reported.

The Gianyar Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) reported on Saturday that the four were a mother and her three children, while the father was in critical condition. They were identified as Ni Made Lintang Ayu Widmerti, 31, Ni Putu Deta Via Larasati, 6, Ni Made Adin Radita Paguna, 3, and Nyoman Ali Anggaran Paguna, 2.

12 Dec 2018 description
report Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) has sent a letter to directors of health departments in some provinces and cities asking them to ensure personal and environmental hygiene and prevent diseases amid typhoons.

The letter was sent after heavy rains last Friday caused serious landslides and flooding from Quảng Bình central province to Phú Yên central province. Health experts warned the floods will lead to pollution and disease break outs.

12 Dec 2018 description

As of today, Ukraine has completed implementation of the Action Plan on Implementation of the Human Rights Strategy by 29%, a monitoring conducted by 11 civil society organizations concludes. Human rights defenders recommend to introduce changes into the Action Plan to streamline human rights protection and improve coordination between the state bodies.

12 Dec 2018 description
report Xinhua

Editor: Liangyu

CHENGDU, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The death toll has risen to five after a landslide hit a county in southwest China's Sichuan Province Sunday afternoon, local authorities said Tuesday.

Rescuers found the body of a previously missing victim at around 2 p.m. Tuesday at the site of the landslide in Xuyong County in the city of Luzhou, according to the county's publicity department.

So far, five people have died and another seven have been injured. The injured are being treated in local hospitals.

12 Dec 2018 description

Amnesty International is urging the Malian authorities not to vote in a new law which may allow the perpetrators of killings, torture and other atrocities to escape justice.

On 13 December Mali’s National Assembly will examine the ''National Understanding Act'' (Loi d’entente nationale) which has vaguely worded provisions. The law could lead to “abandoning the prosecution of those involved in an armed rebellion if they have no blood on their hands,” according to the statement to the Nation made by Mali President on 31 December 2017.

12 Dec 2018 description

The US government has given the CNMI $US11 million to help workers who were laid off or have been working shorter hours as a result of Super Typhoon Yutu or Typhoon Mangkhut.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

12 Dec 2018 description

JAKARTA – Lawmakers from across Southeast Asia today warned that President Rodrigo Duterte’s move to extend martial law in Mindanao would put human rights at risk, and urged members of the Philippine Congress to reject the proposal during a joint vote on Wednesday.

12 Dec 2018 description

Interpeace and the Centre of Studies for Peace and Development (CEPAD) have been working together since 2007, supporting peacebuilding processes in Timor-Leste. This initiative began in response to the violent political crisis of 2006 which revealed the fragility of a young nation and the challenges of adopting a new system of state structures, while healing past wounds.

11 Dec 2018 description

KANDAHAR - The importance of protecting the rights and well-being of children in the ongoing conflict came to life during several UN-backed events in Kandahar and Kunduz in recent weeks.

Hundreds of community members, including women and children, gathered in several districts of the southern province of Kandahar to watch theatrical performances organized by UNAMA’s regional office there, with the goal of helping audiences reflect on their roles and responsibilities as parents, teachers and community members in making the province a safer place.

11 Dec 2018 description
report The Global Fund

GENEVA – When Uzbekistan earned WHO certification as malaria free, it was a major achievement in global health that demonstrates what is possible when partners coordinate preventive efforts, the Global Fund said today.

“It’s an extraordinary outcome,” said Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund. “We applaud Uzbekistan’s success, and we are delighted that the Global Fund was able to contribute to it.”

11 Dec 2018 description

The testimonies from children cited in this story were collected by UNICEF and photographer Ashley Gilbertson for the December 2017 story Scars of War, and the May 2018 UNICEF story Schools on the Firing Line.

Imagine going to a school where every day you hear bombs exploding. Imagine riding your bike to class past thousands of rounds of unexploded ordnance, blown out buildings and land mines.

11 Dec 2018 description

By Sara Staedicke

Despite the major focus by media and publics on a handful of refugee crises around the world—the Syrian, Afghan, and Venezuelan ones among them, and recently Yemen—displacement situations worsened during 2018 in a number of countries that received much less attention, and perhaps as a result less in the way of humanitarian aid.

11 Dec 2018 description
report American Red Cross

Video:Vaccines Save Lives: Traversing Kenya to Keep Kids Healthy

Each year in Kenya, more than 350,000 children miss their scheduled routine vaccinations. This omission leaves kids vulnerable to preventable diseases, such as measles and rubella. Humanitarians and governments around the globe have banded together to address this pressing problem and save lives.

11 Dec 2018 description

Ciudad de Panamá – El ACNUR, la Agencia de Refugiados de la ONU, y la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM), presentaron la semana pasada la campaña #SomosLoMismo, que promueve el respeto, la solidaridad y la empatía entre los panameños y los extranjeros.

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(Ukraine, 11 December 2018): On her mission to eastern Ukraine, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Ms. Osnat Lubrani was intent to witness first-hand the suffering of conflict-affected civilians and observe the humanitarian efforts underway on both sides of the “contact line”.

11 Dec 2018 description
report UN News Service

The adoption by more than 160 governments of the first-ever global migration pact is a triumph of multilateralism and highlights the importance of dispelling “myths” and fear-mongering over the issue, said the UN’s senior migration official on Tuesday, bringing the key two-day Marrakech conference to a close.