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18 Jan 2019 description
report Save the Children

South Sudan's children building a future without conflict.

It is now more than five years since the start of a brutal conflict in South Sudan, which has devastated the lives of millions of children.Some have been killed, maimed, subjected to sexual violence and recruited into armed groups. Over 70% of children are out of school and only 16% of girls over the age of 15 can read or write.

18 Jan 2019 description

Description of the disaster

29 December 2018: Tropical Depression (TD) Usman made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and weakened into a Low-Pressure Area.

PRC escalates preparations at the chapter and National HQ levels and started to deploy ERUs, rapid assessment teams, assets, equipment and personnel to the likely affected areas.

31 December 2018: IFRC allocates 242,368 Swiss francs (CHF) from its Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society's readiness measures.

18 Jan 2019 description

On 15 January 2019, an estimated 144 families (around 720 persons) were displaced from their homes in Barangay Mainit, Iligan City due to an armed encounter between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and elements of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the area.


18 Jan 2019 description

Free or Charge Detainees; End Abuse of Critics

(Nairobi) – Security officials in Sudan have killed dozens of protesters and rounded up hundreds since widespread anti-austerity protests began on December 19, 2018, four organizations said today. Sudanese authorities should immediately release or charge those detained in relation to the ongoing protests, four organizations said today.

17 Jan 2019 description

BRUSSELS — The arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants in Europe during 2015-2016 catapulted integration policymakers from the periphery to the center of debates shaping the European continent but gave them few tools to support their change in status, argues the Migration Policy Institute Europe in a new report.

17 Jan 2019 description

After increased insecurity in the Tillabéry region of Niger caused large numbers of people to flee their homes, MSF carried out an emergency response in early January 2019.

MSF deputy head of mission Boulama Elhadji Gori describes the situation.

Why did MSF carry out an emergency response in the rural area of Dessa in the Tillabéry region last week?

A state of emergency was declared recently in the department of Tillabéry, in the region of the same name. Like many other departments in the region, Tillabéry faces many security challenges.

17 Jan 2019 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
8446th Meeting (AM)

Sudan’s Delegate Decries ‘False Facts’ Outlined in Final Expert Panel Report

Speakers in the Security Council today debated the future of sanctions imposed on Sudan more than 13 years ago, as the 15-nation body took up the latest report of the Panel of Experts appointed to monitor those measures against individuals and entities obstructing peace in the Darfur region.

17 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service

A car bomb attack at the National Police Academy in the Colombian capital Bogotá, which reportedly left at least nine dead and dozens injured, has been ‘strongly condemned’ by the United Nations.

The UN Office in Colombia, described it as “an unacceptable criminal act which goes against the efforts the country is making to steer away from violence and work with its people to build a more prosperous and peaceful future.”

17 Jan 2019 description

For nearly eight years, conflict has raged across the whole of Syria, forcing millions of families to flee at a moment’s notice – either across borders as refugees or to more remote areas inside Syria far from their homes. Relief International has focused significant attention on supporting the growing needs of internally displaced families in Syria’s Idlib province. Home to nearly three million people, mostly civilians, one-third of the city’s population has been forced to move to Idlib from elsewhere in Syria.

17 Jan 2019 description
report Carter Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison, soyia.ellison@cartercenter.org

ATLANTA — Because of discrepancies between the official preliminary election results in the DRC and the results reported by some domestic observers and parties, The Carter Center expresses concern about the potential for insecurity and conflict and asks all political leaders to call on their supporters to refrain from violence and to pursue any challenges to the election results through legal channels.

17 Jan 2019 description
map iMMAP

Ninewa Governorate

Popular Mobilization Forces, 10 January 2019

● Cleared 3 IEDs in Qayrawan subdistrict west of Mosul Popular Mobilization Forces 11 January 2019

● Conducted a search operation in Ayn Ghazal and Tal Banat in Qayrawan subdistrict, the operation resulted in clearing tens of ISIS IEDs, 40 mortar shells, a fuunel04-shapped IED, a Katyusha missile and a cornet missile ready for launch.

Security Forces, 13 January 2019

● Cleared 7 funnel shape IEDs in Khabara Shubat village.

17 Jan 2019 description

Kinshasa, 17 January 2019 – Since the end of December 2018, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been running an emergency medical response to provide primary healthcare and to support secondary healthcare for people affected by last December’s eruption of violence in Mai-Ndombe Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

17 Jan 2019 description
report Inter Press Service

By Sam Olukoya

BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Jan 17 2019 (IPS) - The International Organization For Migration (IOM) has taken its campaign against irregular migration to schools in Nigeria. The school campaigns are meant to educate children who are among victims of human traffickers. After being recruited, victims of traffickers are made to embark on dangerous irregular journeys through the desert and by sea in an attempt to reach Europe. Many children die in the course of these journeys while many others are enslaved. Some young girls end up in the sex trade.

17 Jan 2019 description

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine – “We had been together for 12 years, but over a year ago, he started battering me,” Anna* described, recalling her husband’s increasingly erratic

behaviour. Then a few months ago, he threatened her with a knife and she knew it was time to get away.

The following day, she pretended to take her two sons to school, then fled to her sister’s house in another city.

But the ordeal left her children reeling, and Anna did not know where to turn.

17 Jan 2019 description

Natural Disasters Update: Drought IDP Overview:
Following verification, profiling and mapping by DRC, NRC, UNHCR and IOM in designated settlements and on-going response so far; following is the updated figure of the displaced families in 10 settlements;
• 29,489 families verified through profiling by site management agencies in 10 settlements

17 Jan 2019 description
report Voice of America

Fatiha Belfakir

WASHINGTON - The deadly al-Shabab attack that rocked a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi Tuesday, killing 14 civilians, including one American, is seen by many experts as a signal of resilience by the Islamist militant group that has been battling U.S.-backed forces in East Africa for years.