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19 Apr 2018 description

by Heba Kanso | @hebakanso | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:46 GMT

"The humanitarian situation in Yarmouk and surrounding areas has long been very harsh and is rapidly deteriorating"

By Heba Kanso

BEIRUT, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Palestinian refugees near the Syrian capital are trapped in "rapidly deteriorating" conditions without running water or doctors and little food, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as the Syrian army prepared to capture the area.

19 Apr 2018 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:42 GMT

Aid groups and authorities have declared an "humanitarian emergency"

By Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Colombians have fled their homes amid fresh clashes among armed rebels and a lockdown on transport and trade in the volatile northeast Catatumbo region, the Organization of American States (OAS) and aid agencies said on Wednesday.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Tufts University

This report investigates food security resilience in Far-Western Nepal. We explore avenues to implement a low-cost food security resilience monitoring system; develop a theoretical framework and quantitative methodology for measuring resilience; and qualitatively explore the effect of transnational migration and remittances on well-being, gender equality, and livelihood choices.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Listin Diario

Santo Domingo

El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia eleva de 9 a 16 las provincias en alertas, debido a la incidencia de una vaguada localizada en el canal del Viento, que puede provocar posibles inundaciones repentinas urbanas y rurales, crecidas de ríos arroyos y cañadas, así como deslizamientos de tierra.

En alerta amarilla se encuentran las provincias La Vega, Monte Plata, San Cristóbal, Monseñor Noel y Hato Mayor.

19 Apr 2018 description

Hoy se cumple un año de la emergencia que afectó la ciudad de Manizales a causa de la temporada invernal. La intensidad con la que llovió no se había registrado nunca en esa parte del país, lo que ocasionó deslizamientos en varios barrios dejando 17 personas fallecidas, 31 heridas, 3.042 familias afectadas, 259 viviendas destruidas entre urbanas y rurales, y más de 480 personas evacuadas.

19 Apr 2018 description

Answering a couple of questions that were raised by various people in this room on Western Sahara: First, I can say that neither Bir Lahlou nor Tifariti fall within the buffer strip.

19 Apr 2018 description
infographic Save the Children

AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE TIENE LA TASA DE HOMICIDIOS MÁS ALTA DEL MUNDO

América Latina y El Caribe es la única región en la que la tasa de homicidio adolescente ha aumentado desde 2007. La tasa de homicidio adolescente es tres veces mayor a la siguiente región (África Occidental y Central)

19 Apr 2018 description

Turning to Syria, the UN Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, said it is deeply concerned for the safety and security of civilians in the Palestine Refugee Camp in Yarmouk, Syria, and surrounding areas. All parties to the conflict should exercise maximum restraint to ensure that civilians are spared, and should take measures to prevent unnecessary damage to civilian infrastructure.

19 Apr 2018 description
infographic Save the Children

CONTEXTO REGIONAL

6.3 millones de niños, niñas y adolescentes son migrantes o refugiados.

Colombia tiene más niños y niñas desplazados que cualquier otro país en el mundo: 2 millones de niños y niñas desplazados por el conflicto.

62% de las víctimas de tráfico humano y abuso en América Latina y el Caribe son niños y niñas.

600,000 personas migraron de Venezuela a Colombia en 2017. 48% son niños y niñas.

19 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

DSG/SM/1162-ENV/DEV/1844
19 APRIL 2018

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the New Climate Economy Summit, in Washington, D.C., today:

Thank you, Kristalina [Georgieva], for hosting this Summit of the Commission on New Climate Economy. And thank you to the three Co-Chairs for inviting me to speak.

The Commission plays a key role in highlighting trends and issues shaping long‑term economic growth pathways, and the potential for accelerating transformative action.

19 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • Saludan la aprobación de reformas a la Ley de Migración y a la Ley sobre Refugiados, Protección Complementaria y Asilo Político en el Senado de la República.

Ciudad de México, 18 de abril 2018 – La aprobación por unanimidad de votos en el Senado de la República de reformas a artículos de la Ley de Migración y de la Ley sobre Refugiados, Protección Complementaria y Asilo Político, en materia de niñez y adolescencia migrante, ha sido calificada por agencias de las Naciones Unidas como “un avance importante para garantizar los derechos de las niñas, niños …

19 Apr 2018 description

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its partners have successfully tested releasing sterile mosquitos from drones as part of efforts to use a nuclear technique to supress the insect that spreads Zika and other diseases.

19 Apr 2018 description

JOSHUA MMALI/ZENEBE TEKLEWOLD

There is a need for “all South Sudanese stakeholders to engage genuinely and constructively in finding a political solution” to the country’s current crisis, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Bintou Keita, told reporters in the war-ravaged country’s capital, Juba, at the conclusion of her four-day visit.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Britain Becomes 74th Country to Join Safe Schools Declaration

Britain’s announcement today that it is backing the Safe Schools Declaration is as important as it is timely. The Declaration, in which governments pledge to not use schools for military purposes and to protect them during military operations, has now been signed by 74 countries, including the majority of NATO and EU member states.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

New Arrivals Can No Longer Be Trapped in Abuse on Greek Islands

Greece’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, ordered the government to end its policy of trapping asylum seekers on its islands and refusing to move them to safer conditions on the mainland.

19 Apr 2018 description

Key Takeaways:

19 Apr 2018 description

13,515 Refugees in Lóvua

24,762 Refugees receiving assistance in Lunda Norte

3,364 Households Persons with disabilities

57% Children <18 years old Unaccompanied and Separated Children

50% Women

720 Households headed by women

6,287 Refugees under education age

41 Villages occupied vs 53 planned

19 Apr 2018 description

Delivering on the Paris Goals and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries across the globe are mainstreaming and accelerating actions toward a low-carbon climate-resilient future. In Bangladesh, a new project will provide assistance to 25,000 women and girls to adopt resilient livelihoods, while ensuring reliable, safe drinking water for 130,000 people.