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Document de réflexion (en anglais)

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Ariane Rummery – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 13 octobre 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR organisera le prochain cycle de discussions thématiques à Genève la semaine prochaine (17 et 18 octobre 2017) en tant que leader du processus consultatif conduisant à l’élaboration d’un pacte mondial sur les réfugiés, dans un contexte où le nombre de personnes déracinées à cause des conflits et des persécutions atteint un record dans le monde.

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In Numbers

5.2 m people estimated to be food insecure (IPC Phases 3 to 5) in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, during the lean season (JuneSeptember) (Cadre Harmonisé, March 2017)

1.62 m people displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, August 2017)

Highlights

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Nota informativa- Hacia un Pacto Mundial sobre Refugiados.

GINEBRA, Suiza, 13 de octubre de 2017 (ACNUR) - En medio de niveles récord de desplazamiento mundial por el conflicto y la persecución, la próxima semana (17 y 18 de octubre de 2017) ACNUR convocará la siguiente ronda de discusiones temáticas en Ginebra, ya que lidera un proceso consultivo para desarrollar un Pacto Mundial sobre Refugiados.

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Concept paper

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR will convene the next round of thematic discussions in Geneva next week (17 and 18 October 2017) as it leads a consultative process to develop a global compact on refugees amidst record levels of people displaced by conflict and persecution globally.

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El Instituto Uruguayo de Meteorología (INUMET) actualizó advertencia meteorológica nivel naranja por tormentas puntualmente fuertes y lluvias copiosas para los departamentos de Salto, Paysandú, Río Negro Tacuarembó, Durazno, Florida, Cerro Largo, Treinta y Tres, Rocha, Maldonado, Lavalleja.

La advertencia está en curso y rige hasta las 15:00 horas de hoy 17 de octubre.

En los departamentos bajo nivel Naranja se prevén tormentas, algunas puntualmente fuertes acompañadas de los siguientes fenómenos:

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UNISDR 2017/16

BONN, 17 October 2017 – The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, Mr. Robert Glasser, today announced that next year will see the start of worldwide monitoring of disaster losses from extreme weather events and earthquakes through the Bonn office of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR).

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GENEVE (17 octobre 2017) - Le Comité des droits de l’homme a examiné, hier après-midi et ce matin, le rapport de la République démocratique du Congo sur les mesures prises par ce pays pour donner effet aux dispositions du Pacte international relatif aux droits civils et politiques.

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Kurdish version

Baghdad, 17 October 2017 - The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for US$4 million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq.

Korea’s contribution will be channeled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas retaken from ISIL. This is Korea’s fourth contribution since 2015 to FFS.

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This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 5.5 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Malagasy Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some two million people over 18 months, to contribute to the reduction in mortality and morbidity due to the plague outbreak in 22 priority regions through effective prevention and response activates. The focus of the appeal is on Health (including health preparedness and prevention) for individuals or households affected by the plague outbreak.

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report IRIN

Anthony Morland
Project Editor

Turkana is one of several arid counties in Kenya in the throes of a prolonged and extreme drought. Most people in these areas raise livestock for a living, grazing their sheep, goats, cows, and camels on open rangeland. Usually, two annual rainy seasons ensure there’s enough grass to keep the millions of animals healthy. But this year, hundreds of thousands of animals have died of hunger, thirst, and disease.

IRIN spoke to several Turkana residents about the impact the drought was having on their lives.

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GENEVA (17 October 2017) - The Human Rights Committee this morning completed its consideration of the fourth periodic report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on its implementation of the provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The deployment of a GIS specialist for the 2016 yellow fever vaccination campaign in Kinshasa had a direct, positive impact on the work of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) programme staff.

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More than 20 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen after more than two years of brutal conflict. The country’s infrastructure has been destroyed and its health services crippled. Nearly seven million people do not know where their next meal will come from and 380,000 children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition. UNICEF is supporting mobile medical teams to reach children in remote areas, like four-year-old Yahya, with lifesaving help.

By Thomas Charteris, Relief International

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report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, soumis en application de la résolution 70/167 de l’Assemblée générale, rend compte des travaux et réalisations du Centre sous-régional des droits de l’homme et de la démocratie en Afrique centrale entre le 1er août 2015 et le 31 juillet 2017. Le rapport décrit également les difficultés spécifiques rencontrées par le Centre ainsi que les possibilités de s’engager davantage dans la sous-région.

I. Introduction

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Kabul – The World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million contribution from the Government of the People’s Republic of China to provide urgent food and nutrition assistance to people affected by food crises in Afghanistan.

The contribution will assist approximately 38,000 vulnerable people including Afghan returnees from Pakistan in eastern Afghanistan as well as internally displaced families in central and southern regions.

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report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/167 and outlines the work and achievements of the Subregional Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa from 1 August 2015 to 31 July 2017. The report also describes the particular challenges facing the Centre and opportunities for further engagement in the subregion.

I. Introduction

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What is the difference between a “refugee” and a “migrant”? And why does it matter?

The basic difference between the two designations, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is that “refugees are persons fleeing armed conflict or persecution”, while migrants “choose to move not because of a direct threat of persecution or death, but mainly to improve their lives by finding work, or in some cases for education, family reunion, or other reasons”.

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Alors que le pays n’a jamais défini de politique migratoire claire, discriminations et expulsions se multiplient de manière alarmante.

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Hasta la tarde del lunes estaba 7 centímetros debajo de su escala crítica; continuará monitoreo del río, señala el IPC

Villahermosa, Tabasco.- Después de permanecer 12 días arriba de su nivel de aguas máximo ordinario, el cual superó en 86 centímetros, al corte de las 18:00 horas del lunes el río Usumacinta estaba 7 centímetros abajo de su escala crítica, según el monitoreo que mantienen la Comisión Nacional del Agua (Conagua) y el Instituto de Protección Civil del estado (IPC).

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infographic Norwegian Refugee Council

SUMMARY 29 September 2017 was the last day for the NRC Chios office. NRC’s Chios operations ceased on 31 July in line with the transition to the Greek government assuming full management of provision of services on the islands. NRC has assisted displaced people on the Greek island of Chios since 2015, supporting 35,000 refugees and migrants in its first three months.