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14 Dec 2018 description

- At least four deaths during protests in less than a week, including three by firearm

- Verified video confirms the location where a 12-year-old boy was shot dead

- New cyber criminality law unduly restricts freedom of expression

14 Dec 2018 description

Responding to news that the warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a ceasefire for the port city of Hodeidah, Lynn Maalouf, Amnesty International’s Middle East Director of Research said:

“Today’s announcement of a ceasefire agreement in Hodeidah brings hope to millions of civilians who are heavily dependent on the port for access to essential goods and humanitarian aid.

14 Dec 2018 description

CAR: Up to 100 civilians shot and burnt alive as UN peacekeepers leave posts in Alindao

The United Nations must carry out a thorough investigation into UN peacekeeping troops’ response to a recent attack that killed as many as 100 civilians in a displaced persons camp in the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

14 Dec 2018 description

$326.6 million

UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

70% funded

14 Dec 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide

By Clare Ahern

In Somalia, more than two and a half decades of armed conflict has had a devastating impact on innocent civilians. There are now more than 870,000 Somalis registered as refugees in nearby countries, and over 2.1 million people are displaced within the country itself. Insecurity has meant that aid agencies have often struggled to reach the most vulnerable communities.

14 Dec 2018 description

The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment related to displacement incidents in Mindanao during each month. Data on displacement incidents was collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.

POST-MARAWI SIEGE RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION

14 Dec 2018 description
report Government of India

A depression formed over southeast Bay of Bengal in the morning (0530 IST) of today, the 13th December, 2018. It moved north-northwestwards during past 03 hours and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 13th December, 2018 over southeast Bay of Bengal near latitude 6.7°N and longitude 88.6°E, about 830 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1150 km southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1330 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

14 Dec 2018 description

Report: Amid Extraordinary Pressure on Refugee Resettlement Program, Time Is Ripe to Rethink Ways to Improve Refugee Integration

14 Dec 2018 description

SOS computer centres offer refugees in Serbia the opportunity to learn, develop their skills and connect to their families

On a recent day at the Obrenovac refugee centre, Zalmai* was queuing up to use one of the computers provided by SOS Children’s Villages.

14 Dec 2018 description

The World Trade Organization estimates that more than 65 million people globally are refugees or displaced persons. Beyond the human dimensions of this tragedy, destination and transit countries face enormous financial and social costs in sheltering these people. The global community’s response has mostly been short-term aid, insufficient to support durable solutions.

One notable proposal for providing longer-term support for host and transit countries and their refugee communities is to harness trade relief measures that could provide economically viable solutions.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13619

Security Council
8422nd Meeting (PM)

Situation Extremely Serious, Says Permanent Representative, as China, Russian Federation Abstain from Voting on Resolution 2448 (2018)

The Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 November 2019 today, tasking it with reinforcing its support for the peace process in the troubled country.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13618

Security Council
8421st Meeting (AM)

Humanitarian Affairs Official Says Embattled Cameroon Regions Witnessing One of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Displacement Crises

Central and West African countries must develop strategies with which to tackle the root causes of insurgency, the senior United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today as it considered the activities of the United Nations regional office.

13 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 12 December 2018

The European Commission has adopted eleven new programmes for the Horn of Africa under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

13 Dec 2018 description

New York, 13 December 2018

As delivered

Thank you, Mr. President.

Let me begin today by thanking you for your decision just now to pass Security Council resolution 2449 (2018). Cross-border aid provides a critical lifeline for millions of Syrians who cannot be supported through other means. You have done your part; we will now do ours to sustain aid in a way that is as effective and accountable as possible.

Mr. President,

13 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

rescEU: Commission welcomes provisional agreement to strengthen EU civil protection*

Brussels, 12 December 2018

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have taken key steps today towards political agreement on rescEU, the plan to strengthen EU civil protection response to disasters.

13 Dec 2018 description

Displaced people in the Kasai region of DR Congo begin to grow crops, raise pigs, and their children go to school

By Linda Espenshade

Strengthened by a continuing supply of emergency food, 700 families who have been displaced by violence in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) are preparing to plant crops and to raise pigs to support themselves.

13 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 26 November 2018

The European Commission has announced today an additional €5 million in support of concrete projects of the two 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege maintaining its commitment to women who are victims of sexual violence.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

NEW YORK, 13 December 2018 – “Today millions of children across Yemen saw their dreams of peace inch closer to reality with the close of promising negotiations between the warring parties and an agreed ceasefire in the port city of Hudaydah.