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21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF

New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

20 September 2017 – The European Union and the United Nations today launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Actividad sísmica de volcanes Misti (Arequipa) y Ubinas (Moquegua) se mantienen bajas

La actividad sísmica de los volcanes Misti (Arequipa) y Ubinas (Moquegua) se mantienen bajas, de acuerdo al monitoreo que realiza el Observatorio Vulcanológico del Sur (OVI) del El Instituto Geológico, Minero y Metalúrgico (INGEMMET) correspondiente a la semana del 11 al 17 de setiembre.

20 Sep 2017 description

OVERVIEW

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City on 19 September, causing damage and loss of life throughout Mexico City and the state of Morelos and Puebla.

National Civil Protection Protocols and the National Emergencies Committee have been activated. Urban search and rescue activities are still underway.

FACTS AND FIGURES

217 DEATHS ACCROSS ALL AFFECTED TERRITORIES

23 AFTERSHOCKS HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS OF 5:00AM ON 20 SEPTEMBER

20 Sep 2017 description

SG/SM/18705-DEV/3286-SOC/4852

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on Financing the Future: Education for All, in New York today:

Dear friends, let me begin by saluting this impressive coalition of global leaders and youth here today. Thank you for standing up for education. We are also graced by the presence of the most world famous student. Welcome, Malala [Yousafzai] — our youngest United Nations Messenger of Peace.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• During the reporting period, IOM DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT), recorded 7,415 new arrivals in 16 LGAs in Borno and 4 LGAs in Adamawa States. The mobility is attributed to influxes from rural villages to government protected towns due to continuing military actions, attacks by Boko Haram and people seeking better livelihood in more secured locations.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

20 Sep 2017 description

How far we’ve come - Updates on YHRP 2017 Cluster Indicators

The situation continues to deteriorate both for the families in displacement as well as for our Partners struggling to provide much needed assistance. Our Partners carried out critical work that touched the lives of 81,355 families this year.

Recent emergency displacements due to flooding and conflict were reported mainly in Taizz, Hajjah, Al Jawf, and Sa’ada Governorates to which the Sub National Clusters organized emergency responses in coordination with the local authorities.

20 Sep 2017 description

More than half a million Rohingya refugees have fled persecution in Myanmar, seeking refuge in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh. In order to respond to the growing need for medical care in Bangladesh, SAMS Global Response (SGR) has partnered with a local medical organization, Gonoshaathata Kendra (GK) to assess the situation in Cox’s Bazar and deliver medical assistance, including supporting mobile and static clinics, distributing medical supplies and addressing nutritional needs.

20 Sep 2017 description

GENEVA (20 September 2017) - The Commission witnessed tens of thousands of South Sudanese women and children arriving in Ethiopia just last week, after walking in some cases for months to reach safety. Like hundreds of thousands of others civilians over the last year, they were subjected to collective punishment by government forces, based on ethnicity and their perceived support for the opposition.

20 Sep 2017 description

There are currently 2,018 refugees living in Lóvua settlement, this represents six per cent of the overall refugee population from the DRC in northern Angola.

So far, 586 tents have been distributed to refugees in Lóvua settlement, since the beginning of the relocation.

A water tank with the capacity of 5,000 litres has been provided to Lóvua Municipality to improve host communities’ access to potable water.

KEY FIGURES

20 Sep 2017 description

30.5 M required for 2017

8.9 M contributions received, representing 29% of requirements

21.7 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

20 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

The war in Syria, one of the worst humanitarian crises the world has faced since World War II, continues to have devastating and tragic consequences for its people. It is also having an increasingly destabilising impact on the wider region, through the displacement of people, the spread of terrorism, the exacerbation of political and sectarian differences.

20 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:14 GMT

By Krishna N. Das and Rupam Jain

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh/NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring India.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

20 Sep 2017 description

SG/SM/18707

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks on the launch of the United Nations strategy on Libya at the high-level event on Libya, in New York today:

Allow me before starting to say that I believe this meeting can have an historic significance. When one looks at today’s situation in the world, we see protracted conflict situations everywhere. We see new conflicts that emerge or re-emerge, like recently in Myanmar. And we badly need to find solutions.

20 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

In response to the challenges faced by Iraq, the EU adopted in March 2015 the EU Regional Strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the ISIL/Da'esh threat, last reviewed in May 2017, which defines EU strategic objectives and combines all available EU financial instruments to tackle immediate and longer-term needs in the country.