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13 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council


Despite some positive developments in Central Africa, the overall situation still required concerted action at all levels to address sociopolitical tensions, economic difficulties and abuses by armed groups, the Secretary‑General’s Special Representative to the region told the Security Council today.

13 Dec 2017 description
report World Bank

This blog is part of a series exploring the housing reconstruction progress in Uttarakhand, India.

In June 2013, a heavy deluge caused devastating floods and landslides in the state of Uttarakhand located in the Himalayan foothills. The disaster – the worst in the country since the 2003 tsunami—hit more than 4,200 villages, damaged 2,500 houses, and killed 4,000 people.

13 Dec 2017 description

Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in November 2017.

New arrivals registered in South Sudan in November 2017.

Refugees’ children received Vitamin A in Upper Nile in November 2017

Working with Partners

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

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Physical rehabilitation is an important part of the rehabilitation process. It is not an objective in itself but an essential part of fully integrating people with disabilities in society.

Restoration of mobility, the guiding force of all ICRC physical rehabilitation projects, is the first step towards enjoying such basic rights as access to food, shelter and education, finding a job and earning an income and, more generally, having the same opportunities as other members of society.


13 Dec 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative


This multi-sectoral needs assessment is part of a monthly data collection exercise which aims to gather information about needs and the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information collected in November 2017, referring to the situation in October 2017.

13 Dec 2017 description

Delegados departamentales de la Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, se reunieron en las instalaciones de SESAN para formar parte del taller de fortalecimiento “Liderazgo Efectivo”, que contó con la participación del secretario, German González, del subsecretario técnico, Rafael Salinas y el subsecretario administrativo, Marvin De Paz, así como directores de Planificación, monitoreo y evaluación; Fortalecimiento institucional; Administración y Recursos Humanos; Financiero; Cooperación externa y Comunicación e Información.

13 Dec 2017 description

Persons of concern - refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and returnees - for UNHCR operations in Chad.

Refugees interviewed by the French Office for the Protection of Refugees and Stateless persons (OFPRA) for potential resettlement.

Go and see/ Come and tell
visits undertaken by Sudanese and Chadian refugees in accordance with the Tripartite Agreements.

13 Dec 2017 description
  • El Gobernador atiende personalmente a familias damnificadas

  • En gira por las regiones Frailesca y Sierra, benefició a mujeres con “Bienestar, Apoyo a Jefas de Familia”

Desde las regiones Frailesca y Sierra, el Gobernador Manuel Velasco reiteró que ninguna vivienda que haya sufrido afectaciones debido al temblor del pasado 7 de septiembre se quedará sin apoyo.

13 Dec 2017 description

209.2 M required for 2017
26.0 M contributions received, representing 12% of requirements
183.2 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

13 Dec 2017 description

El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias, con el acompañamiento del Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) desarrolla un taller sobre experiencias y lecciones aprendidas durante el paso de los huracanes Irma y María en septiembre de este año.

13 Dec 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

RIGNANO GARGANICO, Italy, Dec 12 2017 (IPS) - Despite deplorable living conditions, loneliness and unemployment, many African migrants in Italy choose to stay – even when they have the means to return.

“Shame is keeping us here,” says one young man named Bamba Drissa. “We cannot go home empty-handed.”

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Najaf, 13 December 2017 - Iraq’s victory over the Daesh terrorists provides an opportunity for the country to shed its painful past and confidently embark on the road to peace and development, the United Nations emphasised at a conference on national reconciliation in Najaf today, urging Iraqis of all affiliations to seize the momentum and build on it to ensure a prosperous future for the younger generation.

13 Dec 2017 description

PANTAR, Philippines – Seventeen-year-old Abdul Nasser Berua stood before a group of teenagers, explaining how they can protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV.

It was October, and the youth were gathered in a covered court in Pantar, a municipality about 15 km from the Philippine city of Marawi, the site of intense fighting between government forces and the Maute and Abu Sayyaf armed groups.

13 Dec 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Nouveaux mouvements de population dans les hauts-plateaux d’Uvira

  • Plus de 7 000 ménages de la zone de santé de Nundu ciblés par une distribution Cash multisectoriel

Aperçu de la situation

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París — El Grupo Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) anunció su apoyo a la recién creada Coalición Climáticamente Inteligente del Caribe, una iniciativa público-privada que busca financiar un plan de inversión de US$8 mil millones para transformar la región en una de las primeras zonas “climáticamente inteligentes” del mundo y beneficiar a aproximadamente 3.2 millones de hogares.