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15 Jan 2019 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Charlie Yaxley – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 15 janvier 2019 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, et 35 partenaires lancent un appel de fonds conjoint d’un montant de 296 millions de dollars pour fournir, en 2019, une aide désespérément nécessaire à 345 000 réfugiés burundais dans les pays voisins.

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January 15th, 2019 ― Doha: As part of the Warm Winter campaign 2018-2019, Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has distributed food and winterization aid to needy families in Jordan.

Co-implemented by the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO), the project was sponsored by Qatar Airways. It was aimed at alleviating the suffering of poor families, by providing life-saving aid, amid the current extreme cold spell in Jordan.

15 Jan 2019 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) received US$440 million of flexible funding in 2018, a ten percent increase from 2017. Flexible contributions allow WFP to use funds wherever and whenever needs are greatest, giving it the agility to respond to sudden-onset emergencies as well as the means to sustain lifesaving assistance in neglected and protracted crises.

15 Jan 2019 description

Djibouti City – Imagine if your top work prospects included begging, scrubbing cars or shining shoes, selling yourself on the street for sex.

Imagine too that one way of improving those prospects involved leaving your country and traveling hundreds of miles to work the streets of a teeming African city. Now imagine you’re 11 years old.

Except that there is no need to imagine any of this. These are the realities of the 1,137 children the International Organization for Migration helped survey to complete a study on street children in Djibouti.

15 Jan 2019 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 2,200 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 13 days of 2019, a slight increase over the 1,915 arriving during the same period last year. Deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through almost two weeks of the new year are at 16 individuals, compared with 194 deaths during the same period in 2018.

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Erbil – As winter temperatures set in, accompanied by winds and rain, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Iraq has completed the three-month distribution of 25,000 winter non-food item kits. Consisting of heaters, blankets and jerry cans, the kits meet the most urgent needs of 150,000 vulnerable individuals across the country.

IOM’s winterization assistance reached 13,000 displaced households in camps, thousands of displaced families in informal settlements, and thousands of others who have returned to their home communities.

15 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Amid freezing temperatures and lack of medical care, at least eight children died in Rukban and seven after fleeing Hajin. 13 of them were under one-year-old.

Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

15 Jan 2019 description

YEMEN – As we enter 2019 and almost four years since the start of the war, Yemen continues to be torn apart by conflict, diminished purchasing power, currency fluctuations, collapsing public services, grave violations against children, cholera outbreaks, loss of livelihoods and famine. Today, the people of Yemen face dire living conditions, disease and displacement with an acute lack of access to basic services, food and water. The international response, however, has been unable to meet the ever-increasing needs.

15 Jan 2019 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and 35 partners are today jointly appealing for US$296 million to provide desperately needed aid in 2019 to some 345,000 Burundian refugees in neighbouring countries.

Burundi is one of the most neglected refugee situations globally. And measurably so: in 2018 it was among the world’s least-funded.

15 Jan 2019 description

By Ruth Levine and Joseph Asunka

Ruth Levine is the Program Director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Global Development and Population program; Joseph Asunka is a Program Officer who manages grants that support fiscal transparency and accountability in developing countries.

15 Jan 2019 description

Kamako, 14 Jan.-18 : C’est le don qui a été fait au cours de la cérémonie d’inauguration organisée à Kamako en présence du Chef du bureau de la MONUSCO-Kananga et de l’administrateur du territoire de cette localité.

15 Jan 2019 description

A new caravan heading towards Mexico and the United States is reportedly set to leave San Pedro Sula in Honduras on Tuesday 15 January. "The large number of people expected to leave Central America is a true testimony to the desperate situation for children, women and men in this poor and violence affected region," said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Jan Egeland. "Instead of talking about a crisis at the US-Mexican border, North Americans must wake up and address the real humanitarian crisis in Central America".

15 Jan 2019 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) helps patients in Ukraine navigate the difficulties of treatment for drug-resistant tuberculosis

15 Jan 2019 description
report Islamic Relief

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Extreme weather in Lebanon has left thousands of Syrian refugees without shelter and protection, as strong winds, heavy rain and snowfall battered the country last week – blowing away hundreds of tents and makeshift homes.

15 Jan 2019 description

Six years after the launch of an emergency intervention in Bassikounou, southeastern Mauritania, to respond to the needs of refugees fleeing conflict in Mali, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has handed over our activities to the international non-governmental organisation ALIMA (The Alliance for International Medical Action).

15 Jan 2019 description

Luanda - At least 1,430 foreign nationals were expelled out of the country between January 2 and 9 of this year, representing 360 more expulsions compared to the previous week.

1,427 illegal aliens were repatriated by administrative decision, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and three by judicial decision.

15 Jan 2019 description

The humanitarian context in northeast Nigeria

Nine years of conflict between the military and non-state armed groups have taken a heavy toll on the population, with serious humanitarian consequences. Thousands of people have been killed; others have been deprived of access to medical care and died of easily treatable disease such as malnutrition and malaria.

15 Jan 2019 description

KANDAHAR – A group of community leaders from Kandahar and neighbouring districts came together to take stock of and draw lessons from past and on-going peace initiatives in the southern region.

In 2018, hundreds of community leaders; civil society, ulema, youth and women organizations participated in several UN-backed events and initiatives on peace across the southern provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan and Zabul.

15 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education.

It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

15 Jan 2019 description
report IRIN

By Federico Borello Executive Director of the Center for Civilians in Conflict, or CIVIC.

2018 was a disastrous year for civilians caught in conflict.

In most conflict zones around the world, the majority of those killed were civilians. Those who survived suffered myriad physical, emotional, and economic hardships.

Read more on IRIN.