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23 Feb 2018 description

While asylum applications are decreasing in Norway, the number of deportations is rising. Since 2012, when amendments to the Immigration Act were introduced extending the list of grounds for detention, detention has increasingly been used in order to make return policies more efficient. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of people placed in detention nearly doubled. Norway also continues to operate its sole detention centre in a militarised fashion.

23 Feb 2018 description

National statement by Ambassador Olof Skoog on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Eastern Ghouta, 22 February 2018, New York.

I thank you Mr. President and I thank the Russian Federation for having called for a meeting on the horrendous situation in Eastern Ghouta and I thank Mark Lowcock for his briefing. I want to make some brief remarks on behalf of Sweden and Kuwait.

Mr. President,

23 Feb 2018 description
report Council of Europe

Two rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have reacted strongly to the humanitarian tragedy unfolding in Syria’s Eastern Goutha, on the day the UN Security Council meets to discuss the situation.

23 Feb 2018 description

In December, Malawi Government, in partnership with the UN and other partners, launched the 2017/18 Food Insecurity Response Plan to provide food assistance to 1,043,000 food insecure people in 20 of Malawi’s 28 districts between December 2017 and March 2018.

The Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) recommended provision of only cash-based assistance during this period. Apart from providing the food assistance, the response plan also prioritises implementation of resilience building interventions to break the cycle of hunger among the affected population.

23 Feb 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Conflict between multiple parties in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zor governorate escalated in the latter half of 2017, displacing an estimated 230,000 individuals and resulting in a deterioration of the humanitarian situation [1]. Although the recent de-escalation of conflict in the north-west area of the governorate has allowed some humanitarian assistance for the first time since 2014, there are still significant access limitations.

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP received AUD 1 million (USD 800,000) and EUR 300,000 (USD 371,000) contributions from the governments of Australia and Italy, respectively. These will support WFP’s emergency school feeding and food assistance for assets activities for the Marawi response.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Les Nations Unies ont reçu, du 1er octobre au 31 décembre 2017, quarante allégations d’exploitation et d’abus sexuels pour toutes les entités des Nations Unies et leurs partenaires, a indiqué jeudi le porte-parole du Secrétaire général dans le cadre des efforts pour accroître la transparence sur cette question.

« Toutes les allégations n'ont pas été entièrement vérifiées et beaucoup sont en phase d'évaluation préliminaire », a précisé ce porte-parole, Stéphane Dujarric, lors d’un point de presse à New York.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13218
21 FÉVRIER 2018

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de février M. Mansour Ayyad Sh. A. Alotaibi (Koweït)

23 Feb 2018 description

Les violences et les atrocités qui continuent d’affecter une grande partie de la population civile centrafricaine rappellent que, malgré les efforts de la communauté internationale, la voie de la paix, de la stabilité et de la réconciliation en République centrafricaine (RCA) reste « longue et ardue », a déclaré jeudi devant le Conseil de sécurité l’envoyé de l’ONU dans ce pays.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13220
22 FÉVRIER 2018

« Malgré une adversité toujours farouche, la paix est en marche en République centrafricaine », a affirmé cet après-midi, devant le Conseil de sécurité, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général, M. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, appuyé par son homologue de l’Union africaine, M. Bedializoun Moussa Nébié. Tous les intervenants ont néanmoins insisté sur la nécessité de continuer à soutenir tant le pays que la Mission de l’ONU.

23 Feb 2018 description

BERNARDIN NYANGI

Rutshuru, le 21 février 2018 – Un calme précaire règne en territoire de Rutchuru, dansle Nord-Kivu, au lendemain des violences qui avaient éclaté mardi 20 février entre les communautés ethniques locales de Bwito. La situation a dégénéré après l’assassinat ce jour là d’un habitant local par des présumés Nyatura dans les environs de Mutanda.

En représailles, des jeunes des communautés Hunde et Nande, en colère, ont blessé grièvement un membre de la communauté hutue et incendié plusieurs maisons.

23 Feb 2018 description

Selon un collectif de chercheurs, dont fait partie Florent Geel, Responsable du Bureau Afrique de la Fédération Internationale des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH), « l’outil militaire français dans le Sahel doit être subordonné à un projet politique réaliste défini par les sociétés sahéliennes ».

23 Feb 2018 description
  1. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) held a meeting on Monday, 19 February 2018, where it presented the Report on the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Burundi, which would be aimed at alleviating the suffering of affected populations, and whose situation is presented in an alarming way.
    The same report claims that this Plan was prepared in a participatory and exhaustive manner in consultation with the Government of Burundi and the donors.

23 Feb 2018 description

13 February 2018, Quang Ngai, Viet Nam – The Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have handed over storm-resilient houses to households in the province of Quang Ngai. Thirty-seven houses have been built so far, with more than 300 houses to be built in 2018.

23 Feb 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Survivors Describe Attacks on Tents, Home, Farm

(Beirut) – Turkish Armed Forces appear to have failed to take necessary precautions to avoid civilian casualties in three attacks in northwest Syria in late January 2018, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks killed 26 civilians, including 17 children.

23 Feb 2018 description
report Government of India

Timely action to enable States to effectively implement their Heat Action Plans

VIJAYAWADA, THURSDAY: The two-day national workshop on Preparedness, Mitigation and Management of Heat wave concluded successfully today (February 22, 2018) with all stakeholders resolving to work towards effectively mitigating the impact of the imminent heat wave this year. The workshop was organised by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) in collaboration with the Government of Andhra Pradesh.

23 Feb 2018 description

Kabul, 21 February 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and the Ministry of Economy representing the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan signed the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA) today at the Government Media and Information Center in Kabul. The SBAA is an umbrella legal document that governs all UNFPA technical and financial assistance in Afghanistan.

So far, UNFPA assistance interventions were governed under a similar agreement signed between the Afghan government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

23 Feb 2018 description

Welcome to the First Edition of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific Newsletter

Bangladesh, as the current RCG Chair, is glad to share the latest updates in relation to the RCG as well as other UN-CMCoord projects in the Asia-Pacific region:

  1. Third Session of the Regional Consultative Group (RCG) on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination for Asia and the Pacific, 5-6 December 2017, Singapore;