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19 Jan 2018 description
report IHH

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has delivered aid as winter blankets to refugee camp where people of Tawergha residents were forced to leave their home seven years ago.

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation is continuing to bound relations with aggrieved people of Libya since the 2011 revolution. In this context, IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has conveyed welfare work to the people who were forced to migrate from the northern city Tawergha and still struggle to live at the Al-Falah Refugee Camp at the capital Tripoli .

19 Jan 2018 description

The European Commission has provided €500,000 to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to support Dominica’s education sector in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last September.

The powerful Category 5 storm severely impacted infrastructure across the country, including the education sector, resulting in over one-third of primary and secondary schools being listed as severely damaged. Access to schooling was disrupted for students across the board.

19 Jan 2018 description

The Asia-Pacific E-Resilience Toolkit offers insights into a spectrum of available ICT tools and best practices that may benefit policymakers in the Asia-Pacific region to enhance e-resilience and disaster risk management.

I. Introduction

19 Jan 2018 description

Georgetown, Guyana – (January 18, 2018) Stakeholders in Potaro-Siparuni, Region Eight, are now better equipped to prepare for and respond to emergencies within the Region as the Civil Defence Commission, last week, concluded the Orientation Session and Tabletop Exercise in partnership with the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).

19 Jan 2018 description

KRAKOW, 18 January 2018 - The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, Stephane Visconti of France, and Andrew Schofer of the United States of America), together with the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk, met with Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian on 17 January and Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov on 18 January. The Co- Chairs met jointly with the two Foreign Ministers on 18 January.

19 Jan 2018 description

Despite reports of asylum applications “dropping off drastically” in the European Union throughout 2017, statistics published by national authorities seem to reveal a more complex picture across the continent.

19 Jan 2018 description

The Spanish reception of the increasing number of migrants arriving by sea in the course of 2017 is described as arbitrary by a new report of the Spanish Commission of Aid to Refugees (CEAR) revealing severe problems with detention conditions and access to legal assistance and the asylum procedure.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

At the upcoming Kuwait conference, UNICEF calls for immediate and massive additional investment in education; a key for lasting peace and progress in Iraq

Statement by UNICEF Regional Director, Geert Cappelaere, following his visit to Iraq

BAGHDAD/AMMAN, 19 January 2018 – “Iraq today hosts one of UNICEF’s largest operations in the world, responding with humanitarian and development assistance to the needs of the most vulnerable girls and boys across the country.

19 Jan 2018 description

French President Emmanuel Macron met Theresa May, UK Prime Minister, during a French-UK Summit at Sandhurst on 18 January 2018, where they signed a new protocol on migration control.

The “Sandhurst Treaty” is an addition to the Touquet Agreement, which is a bilateral treaty dating back to 2003 and signed between France and the UK that has allowed for juxtaposed border controls. The agreement has been criticized as imbalanced in making France responsible for all asylum seekers refused entry into the UK.

19 Jan 2018 description

JAMES OHISA

An integrated team of ceasefire monitors and staff from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan travelled to the border town of Kaya in Morobo County. With more refugees returning from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and UNMISS establishing a base in Yei, the plan is to conduct frequent, robust patrols along the still rather deserted Yei-Kaya road.

19 Jan 2018 description
report The Guardian

When Ella and her cousin reached a refugee camp in Sudan, it seemed to herald safety. Instead, it was the start of an all too familiar ordeal

It was right at the moment Ella thought she was safe that she was kidnapped.

The 17-year-old had just entered eastern Sudan’s Wad Sherife refugee camp with her teenage cousin. The girls had been walking for days, in a desperate bid to escape compulsory, indefinite military service in their birth country Eritrea, which begins as soon as school ends.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

KATHMANDU, 19 January 2018 – “UNICEF joins the Government of Pakistan in its condemnation of the killing of two polio vaccinators in Balochistan earlier this week."

“The mother and daughter who were killed were at the forefront of this extremely important fight to combat polio in Pakistan. Such attacks on health workers can hamper the important work to eradicate the disease and ensure that Pakistani children are no longer at risk of lifelong disability.”

19 Jan 2018 description

January 19, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

Canada is deeply concerned by the ongoing conflict in Yemen and its humanitarian impact on civilians, particularly women and children, who continue to bear the brunt of the war that began in 2015. Thousands of civilians have been killed as a result of violence, disease or famine, and millions in the country are deprived of food, water, medicine and other life-saving supplies.

19 Jan 2018 description

Over the past two years, EU humanitarian support has been instrumental to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) work in Djibouti. Every month, WFP ensures 18 500 refugees are given assistance in the form of food and cash. WFP’s Miguel Tomas meets Kalsouma who has been living as a refugee in Djibouti since more than 25 years.

By Miguel Tomas, Strategic Planning Consultant, WFP Djibouti

19 Jan 2018 description

By Gopal Sharma

KATHMANDU, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepali farmer Bhoj Raj Paudel had just left home to visit his parents when a hill above it collapsed, destroying his ranch and a paddy field and flooding a swathe of land downstream.

The landslide was 19 years ago, but he remembers it vividly.

"I am happy my family survived but whatever I owned was gone forever," the 53-year-old father of three told the Thomson Reuters Foundation from Simalpani, a small town on the foothills of the Himalayas some 200 km (130 miles) west of Kathmandu.

19 Jan 2018 description

By Feisal Omar

MOGADISHU, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al Shabaab on Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group.

"The 32 children are safe and the government is looking after them. It is unfortunate that terrorists are recruiting children to their twisted ideology," Abdirahman Omar Osman, information minister for the Somali federal government, told Reuters on Friday.

19 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

This report presents the results of the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) study carried out in May 2017 across the entire territory of Cameroon (10 regions).