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Delivering on the Paris Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries across the globe are mainstreaming and accelerating actions toward a low-carbon climate-resilient future. In Bangladesh, a new project will provide assistance to 25,000 women and girls to adopt resilient livelihoods, while ensuring reliable, safe drinking water for 130,000 people.
19 APRIL 2018
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Global Business Coalition for Education event on “Innovative Partnerships and Financing: Making Education Work for the Next Generation”, in Washington, D.C., today:
It is a pleasure to be here at the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) spring meeting, and to speak on the critical topic of making education work for the next generation.
CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY
Yambio town is located in Yambio County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yambio town was the centre of significant armed clashes and widespread displacement in 2016, and hosts a large population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) many of whom have started to return home as of early 2018.
CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY
Kapoeta town is located in Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State, near Eastern Equatoria South Sudan’s border with Kenya. Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan in December 2013, Kapoeta town has been the gateway through which most internally displaced persons (IDPs) have passed on their way to refugee camps in Kenya.
19 APRIL 2018
8238TH MEETING (AM)
While circumstances had tested commitment to the peace agreement in Colombia, a united Council had helped to sustain resolve, demonstrating how it could effectively contribute to peace, members of that body heard this morning.
Since 1 April, MSF teams in Gaza, Palestine, have provided post-operative care to more than 500 people injured by gunshots during the March of Return demonstrations. The number of patients treated in our clinics over the last three weeks is more than the number we treated throughout all of 2014, when Israel’s military Operation Protective Edge was launched over the Gaza strip. MSF medical staff report receiving patients with devastating injuries of an unusual severity, which are extremely complex to treat.
19 APRIL 2018
Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the memorial service in honour of fallen staff, in New York today:
Dear families of our colleagues who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, today we honour our fallen colleagues. But allow me, before we begin, to say how I deeply saddened I was to learn last night of the sudden passing of our colleague Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoué, Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire.
Yesterday, the Donetsk Filter Station in Ukraine stopped its operations after five of its employees were shot and injured on 17 April. The Station’s operations will likely remain suspended until guarantees for the safety of its personnel from parties to the conflict are received.
Syria is likely to remain a broken country for years to come. The latest strikes did not change that reality.
Article by Richard N. Haass
Originally published at Project Syndicate
NEW YORK – “A perfectly executed strike…Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished.” So tweeted US President Donald Trump just hours after more than a hundred American, French, and British cruise missiles hit three sites in Syria believed to be associated with chemical weapons production.
by Alexandra Novosseloff
Nurses, doctors and other staff at Juba Teaching Hospital are no longer afraid when they scurry between different wards, departments and life-saving interventions at night. No longer do they stumble in the dark, fearing snakes, other crawling animals, human predators or thieves, making the most of their invisibility.
In Anbar, most of the governorate’s 7,146 returnees identified during March 2018 are in the retaken districts of west Anbar. DTM Emergency Tracking indicates that approximately 33,000 of those displaced during last year’s offensive against ISIL in west Anbar have returned, but about 45,000 remain displaced.
A total of 1,279,740 individuals reportedly returned to Ninewa Governorate, meaning that the number of returnees in Ninewa Governorate has increased by 9% (107,292 individuals) this month. This increase is due to the joint validation exercise DTM and local authorities conducted in east and west Mosul to confirm returnee numbers.
RETURNS OVER TIME
Returns have been sustained since July 2016, when the campaign against ISIL intensified, with the periods October–November 2016 (aftermath of the offensive to retake the Anbar districts of Ramadi, Heet and Fallujah as well as eastern districts of Ninewa), May–June 2017 (Mosul operations) and September–December 2017 (last advance of the retaking campaign) witnessing the highest numbers of returns.
From 28 February to 31 March 2018:
• As of 31 March 2018, the DTM has identified 2,205,252 internally displaced persons (367,542 families) displaced after January 2014, dispersed across 97 districts and 3,533 locations in Iraq. For the same period, DTM has also identified 3,635,598 returnees (605,933 families).
• Overall, the total number of identified IDPs decreased by approximately 5% (-112,446 individuals). Decreases were recorded across all of Iraq’s 18 governorates.
Since January 2015, more than 1 million people fleeing war, persecution and poverty entered or passed through Greece in search of safety and a better life, and more than 1,200 were reported dead or missing. During the latter part of 2015 and early 2016, selective and arbitrary admission policies were put in place by various European countries that eventually closed their borders to all migrants. On 20 March 2016, the EU-Turkey Deal came into effect whereby all migrants arriving irregularly on to the Greek islands would be returned to Turkey.
Almost one-third of the beneficiaries were Syrians
The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 538 000 asylum seekers in 2017, down by almost 25% from 2016. In addition to these, the EU Member States received nearly 24 000 resettled refugees.