GENEVA, Jan 19 2018 (IOM) - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for nearly USD 1.4 billion to address the needs of over 80 million people in 50 countries in 2018. These vital funds will support people displaced within the borders of their own countries, migrants, refugees and the communities that host them, people returning to their areas of origin and people experiencing or recovering from conflict and natural disasters.
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In December, 37,597 eligible refugees and asylum seekers (17,023 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 92 locations.
KYIV, 19 January 2018 – Concluding a two-day visit to Kyiv today, the President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, George Tsereteli (MP, Georgia) reiterated the steadfast support of the Parliamentary Assembly for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, within its internationally-recognized borders, and renewed calls to reach a sustained ceasefire.
Animal health professionals gather for expert panel at Global Forum for Food and Agriculture – led by UN-FAO and Bread for the World
19 January 2018, Berlin, Germany– People take medicines to cure infections or diseases caused by microorganisms. But what happens when the disease-causing germs don’t react, because they’ve become resistant to that drug?
I welcome this debate convened by Kazakhstan as a sign of enhanced cooperation between Member States in Central Asia and Afghanistan. I also welcome the Security Council’s continued support for Afghanistan, as demonstrated by your recent mission.
The entire international community has a stake in peace, stability and development in Afghanistan, and the countries of Central Asia have a particularly important role to play.
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) is extremely saddened that two committed frontline health workers were killed while delivering vaccines in Quetta, Pakistan. We extend our deepest condolences to their family. The delivery of health care is impartial and any attack against health workers is an attack on the children of Pakistan, whose very lives health workers are working to protect. The GPEI remains committed to supporting the government and people of Pakistan in continuing their important work to stop polio for good.
Musicians and actors spur youth to push for an end to years of violent conflict
Friday, January 19, 2018 / BY: Nicholas Zaremba
91.1 M required for 2018
10.8 M contributions received, representing 12% of requirements
80.3 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation
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Peacekeeping is not just about patrolling and reconnaissance missions. It also means working to create a condition whereby the residents live in peace and go about their business.
In UNIFIL, peacekeepers work day and night, together with the Lebanese authorities, in creating the conditions conducive for the population to build their future. One of the notable successes of the peacekeepers has been the clearing of large swathes of minefields in south Lebanon, allowing the rightful owners to return to their land and till it.
On December 29th, 2017, the President of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine On 2018 State Budget of Ukraine.
David Mozersky; Daniel M. Kammen
BY: Jonas Claes; Maria J. Stephan
The recent election violence in Kenya and Honduras reveals a pattern that’s all too familiar: An incumbent campaigns on a platform of law and order and declares victory after a contested election. The opposition then cries foul, mobilizes its supporters, and nonviolent street protests turn deadly after clashes with police. Regional powers and local brokers might try to reduce tensions by bringing the main candidates together, but society is split between calls for peace and demands for justice.
Gender inequality is a barrier to both social cohesion and economic prosperity. Despite some progress over the years, there has been no real shift in power which - at home, in the workplace and in public life - lies firmly in male hands.
Global efforts to tackle gender inequality have traditionally focused on improving policies and laws, and increasing the participation of girls and women in sectors like education, health and employment.
WFP food imports in mt
On 20 December, the Saudi-led coalition announced to keep Yemen’s main Hodeidah port open for a month for both humanitarian & commercial cargo, including fuel. Shortly after this announcement, two commercial tankers carrying some 39,000 mt of fuel were cleared to access Hodeidah.
For the second year in a row environmental issues dominate the survey of the perception of risk in the Global Risks Report 2018, issued this week by the World Economic Forum (WEF) just ahead of its annual meeting that starts on Tuesday in Davos, Switzerland.
A cursory analysis of the draft Law of Ukraine No 7000 On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2018 (the draft version as of November 30, 2017) suggests that next year, the situation with financing of governmental programs on supporting internally displaced persons and the areas affected by armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine won’t drastically change. On the contrary, slight decline in financing of certain public bodies dealing with these problems and certain budget programs can be observed in some cases. This decrease can be unnoticed in UAH.