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20 Nov 2018 description



SoSh (Somali shilling)-using areas: Compared to one month ago, consumer Price Index (CPI) remained relatively stable in October 2018. CPI declined by 16 percent compared to one year ago (October 2017) annually in South-Central SoSh using regions due to decreases in cereal prices.
SISh (Somaliland shilling)-using areas: CPI remained relatively stable in October 2018 compared to a month ago but declined by 8 percent compared to a year ago due to decline in cereal prices.

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20 Nov 2018 description

Thank you, Mr President, and good to be with all of you

  1. Since my last time I briefed you, the Secretary-General had announced that Mr Geir Pedersen of Norway, a good friend of mine - and an excellent choice if I may say - will be the new UN Special Envoy for Syria, following my own announcement that I will be moving on in the near future. The precise date will be determined by the Secretary-General in light of all relevant circumstances. I therefore anticipate briefing the Security Council once again in December.

20 Nov 2018 description
report UN Security Council

19 NOVEMBER 2018

Against the backdrop of a tenuous calm, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process today warned the Security Council that the Gaza Strip remains on the brink of an armed conflict that holds catastrophic consequences for some two million impoverished Palestinians living there.

20 Nov 2018 description

Every day, people all over the world leave their homes in search for a better life. On the road or after they have arrived at their destination, many migrants go missing. It is these vulnerable migrants that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) seeks to help.

Through the Missing and Deceased Migrants Pilot Project, the ICRC is working with South African and Zimbabwean authorities to complement existing systems, tools and resources that are used to locate missing migrants – whether they are living or deceased.

20 Nov 2018 description

Attempt to seize ship fits a pattern of unfounded allegations

AMSTERDAM/ROME, NOVEMBER 20, 2018—Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns a decision by Italian judicial authorities to request the seizure of the search and rescue ship Aquarius for alleged anomalies in its disposal of onboard waste.

20 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

A spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has condemned any violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that could slow down the humanitarian response to the Ebola outbreak in the vast country’s north-east, following an attack on a UN base and nearby hotels housing UN staff, in the city of Beni on Friday.

20 Nov 2018 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RDC en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il couvre la période du 1er au 16 novembre 2018. Un troisième rapport sera publié aux environs du 30 novembre pour présenter une mise à jour.

Faits saillants

  • Selon les sources officielles congolaises, 362 097 personnes sont retournées de l’Angola entre le 1er Octobre et le 10 novembre, alors qu’un nouvel afflux est à craindre.

20 Nov 2018 description

DUBAI/RIYADH – The United Nations World Food programme (WFP) welcomes a pledge of US$500 million from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for humanitarian food assistance to Yemen. The funds, which will partially go to WFP, will cover shortfalls in the current humanitarian response while helping WFP scale up its operation to provide life-saving food assistance to 10-12 million severely hungry people in Yemen, including more than 2 million children.

20 Nov 2018 description
report Plan International


This new Lake Chad Programme Strategy (2018 - 2023) outlines Plan International’s bold ambition to transform the life of girls and their families in the Lake Chad Region. It moves beyond a humanitarian vision towards a full spectrum programme, working at the nexus of humanitarian and development efforts to promote children’s rights and gender equality.

20 Nov 2018 description

Tripoli, 20 November 2018

The humanitarian community is saddened by the turn of events in Misrata, where 79 refugees and migrants who remained onboard a commercial vessel since 10 November were forced to disembark the boat. We regret the reports that some of the people onboard were injured during the forced disembarkation and transferred to the public hospital. Refugees and migrants on board included Ethiopian, Eritrean, South Sudanese, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Somali nationals.

20 Nov 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today welcomed the release by UNESCO of a major global education report and in particular its focus on migration and displacement. With more than half the world’s 7.4 million refugee children denied schooling UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Türk, said the report was a timely reminder that that commitment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to leaving no one behind had to apply to families and children fleeing persecution and conflict too.

20 Nov 2018 description
report People in Need

After the fall of the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) in October 2017, people are returning to Hawiga district in northern Iraq and children are going back to school. But many schools are damaged and lack basic equipment like learning and teaching materials.

Many boys and girls have not been able to attend school in the last three years and are dealing with stress caused by the conflict. Fourteen-year old Wathiq from Zrariya village is one of them.

20 Nov 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.


  • Compared with the previous 24 hours, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

  • The SMM followed up on reports of two civilians injured by shooting and shelling Zolote-5/Mykhailivka.

  • The SMM observed heavy weapons in violation of the withdrawal lines in government-controlled areas of Donetsk region.

20 Nov 2018 description

Four years ago, Warda was a dental technician and owned a very well established laboratory in Baghdad. Through a series of poor life choices, diminished financial means and lack of access to healthcare, the 60-year-old diabetic’s journey turned tragic.

Originally from Mosul, Warda moved to Baghdad to escape violence and he set up a laboratory there. He was able to generate a substantial income and support is family in Canada, where his five children and seven grandchildren live. By this time, Warda knew he was diabetic and needed to take good care of his health.

20 Nov 2018 description
report People in Need

People in Need expresses grave concern over the ongoing brutal suppression of fundamental human rights in Nicaragua. Local people, including students, academics, artists, journalists and civilian activists, are being detained and killed for protesting against the authoritarian regime of President Daniel Ortega and his wife, Rosario Murillo. Since April this year, nearly 350 people have been killed and more than 550 people have been jailed.

20 Nov 2018 description
report World Vision

Key messages

Internal conflicts on the increase: At least 9 million people have been displaced within their borders as a result of inter-communal conflict and violence. This has been most notable in parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. This makes conflict, the largest driver of displacement – with children often witnessing or experiencing horrific violence, exploitation and abuse.