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20 Apr 2018 description

This monthly review, produced by IOM, provides a summary of news related to the implementation of the peace accord in Colombia, including disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) processes.
Also included are statics on people in the process of reintegration and former child soldiers, the former of which are sourced from the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN), and the latter from the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF).

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Threats and attacks against presidential candidates intensify

20 Apr 2018 description
report UNIDO

AMMAN, 20 April 2018 - The Government of Japan has announced that it will fund a project to improve social stabilization by enhancing economic resilience in northern Jordan. This is one of eight new projects implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Liberia, Nigeria, Somalia and the Syrian Arab Republic, with Japanese funding totaling US$5.2 million.

20 Apr 2018 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The ongoing conflict in north-east Nigeria has affected most people who live in the region, with Adamawa, Borno and Yobe being the three most affected states.

20 Apr 2018 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

This article highlights the process and lessons learned from the Vulnerability Assessment and Climate Resilient Road Strategy of the Samoan road network, and outlines a replicable approach for small island nations with acute capacity challenges that seek to balance analytical rigour with the need for practicality.

20 Apr 2018 description

A week in the life of Auta, a vaccine facilitator in Borno State

Forty-year-old Auta A. Kawu says the only thing predictable about working in the conflict-affected northeastern Nigerian State of Borno is its unpredictability.

“No two days in my week are alike,” he says.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Daniel Gutman

BUENOS AIRES, Apr 20 2018 (IPS) - As president this year of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and emerging nations, Argentina has now formally begun the task of trying to rebuild a consensus around climate change. It will be an uphill climb, since the position taken by the United States in 2017 led to a noisy failure in the group with regard to the issue.

20 Apr 2018 description

Mohamed Haji Mathey, 14, wonders why so many children in his country and around the world have to suffer and face so many challenges, as life rips their childhood away. At his Al-Bushra school in the Burhakaba district of south-west Somalia’s Bay region, Mohamed caught everybody’s attention as he stood up in class to share his dream: "One day I want to be the United Nations Secretary-General and make sure no child suffers ever again!"

20 Apr 2018 description

This monthly review, produced by IOM, provides a summary of news related to the implementation of the peace accord in Colombia, including disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) processes.
Also included are statics on people in the process of reintegration and former child soldiers, the former of which are sourced from the Agency for Reincorporation and Normalization (ARN), and the latter from the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF).

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20 Apr 2018 description

South Asian Climate Outlook Forum predicts normal monsoon

Normal rainfall is most likely during the 2018 southwest monsoon season (June – September) over most parts of South Asia. However, above normal rainfall is likely over some areas in east central India and southeastern parts of the region. Below-normal rainfall is likely over some areas of southern, northwestern and northeastern parts of South Asia.

20 Apr 2018 description

WMO’s Commission for Agricultural Meteorology has held its quadrennial session, focusing on improved weather and climate services for farmers and the agricultural sector in order to boost food security and sustainable development.

It discussed how to balance the need to provide food for a growing global population with minimizing the impact of climate change on agriculture and reducing greenhouse emissions from agriculture.

20 Apr 2018 description

Often referred to as Syria's lost generation, at least three million children have been forced to abandon school since the civil war started in 2011. Over two million children are estimated to be out of school inside Syria itself. In Jordan, the EU's European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, through the funding of humanitarian organisations, help thousands of children get back into school.

20 Apr 2018 description

UN Headquarters, NY, 19 April 2018

As delivered

It is great to see the room so full. There is lots of interest in this tropic, which is very encouraging.

I think Minister De Croo has been a bit modest about the extent to which Belgium has been a trail blazer in this space.

Belgium is backing innovation projects that span 3-D printing, blockchain financing and digital tools to promote grassroots advocacy.

There is a massive opportunity but things need to be managed well to exploit it.

20 Apr 2018 description

There are some good reasons, why the Libya Political Agreement (LPA) is in a dead-end road. Several things went wrong in negotiating and implementing the agreement from the very beginning. The delegates participating in the so-called “Libya Dialogue” in Geneva and Skhirat, Morocco, were not representative for the parties on the ground, in particular not for the powerful militias.

20 Apr 2018 description

Budapest/Geneva, 20 April 2018 – The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is warning that a sharp rise in the number of people arriving in Greece from Turkey could signal the start of a summer emergency.

More than 1,000 people have made the dangerous journey by foot from western Turkey to north east Greece, crossing the major Evros river, since March. More than 100 people have arrived every day this week.

Head of the IFRC in Greece, Ruben Cano, said:

20 Apr 2018 description

Ginebra (20 de abril de 2018) - Estamos profundamente preocupados por la muerte de al menos tres personas, y de que decenas hayan resultado heridas en Nicaragua durante las protestas que están teniendo lugar esta semana contra las reformas a la seguridad social anunciadas por el gobierno.

20 Apr 2018 description

GENEVA (20 April 2018)** – **We are deeply concerned that at least three people were killed and scores injured in Nicaragua this week during nationwide protests against the government’s planned social security reforms.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Debate Silenced at Critical Moment

Lewis Mudge

The Burundian government desperately wants an overwhelming win in next month’s constitutional referendum that will enable the president to extend his term in office. To do this, it must present the image of unity in the country – and open debate and criticism are less than welcome.