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18 Oct 2017 description

Conditions in the mainland are generally improving as the Government is closing temporary sites and people are moving into housing. However, arrivals peaked this month when 6,000 people this people arrived by sea and land. Border reception centres became critically overcrowded, conditions deteriorated and protection risks increased including of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

18 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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18 October 2017 KYIV. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with financial support of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine has provided the National Children's Hospital Ohmatdyt with the latest medical equipment GeneXpert (Manufacturer: Cepheid Inc., USA) for the rapid diagnostics of tuberculosis, HIV and viral hepatitis. The funds ($ 30,000) for the equipment were donated by Chamber Member Companies during charity events organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

18 Oct 2017 description

VIENNA, 18 October 2017 – The role of security forces in supporting national governments in managing migration crises was the focus of the today’s joint meeting of the Forum for Security Co-operation under Serbia’s Chairmanship and the Permanent Council in Vienna.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Mercy Lung’aho

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 2017 (IPS) - One drizzly morning in some lush green tea plantations in Rwanda, I was on my way to visit a local community, to assess nutrition indicators among women and children. We stopped in a green blanket of tea fields and spoke to one young tea picker, I’ll call her Mary, who had a baby strapped to her back.

18 Oct 2017 description

By Julio Berdergué, FAO Regional Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Pablo Aguirre, technical advisor of the FAO Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean

18 Oct 2017 description

Más de 120 bomberos voluntarios continuaban combatiendo un incendio iniciado hace dos días en el paraje Los Morteritos, próximo a Ámbul, localidad cordobesa situada en el departamento San Alberto, donde las llamas ya arrasaron más de 2.500 hectáreas.

El secretario provincial de Gestión de Riesgo, Claudio Vignetta, informó a Télam que el frente de fuego activo en el paraje Los Morteritos, próximo a Ámbul, tiene una extensión de unos tres a cuatro kilómetros, pero el "50% está controlado".

18 Oct 2017 description
report CCCM Cluster


What is CCCM? The common aim of the CCCM Cluster is to improve living conditions of displaced persons in humanitarian crises. The sector facilitates assistance and strengthens protection of the displaced and works with beneficiaries to attain durable solutions. Camp management is cross-cutting in nature and applies to all types of communal settings, including planned camps, collective centers, self-settled camps, reception or transit centers, and entails building relations with the host community.

18 Oct 2017 description
report La Tribuna

El director de Casa Alianza, José Guadalupe Ruelas, informó que hasta la fecha han salido del país de manera ilegal unos 20 mil menores de 12 hasta los 18 años por diversas razones, pero sobre todo, por el tema de violencia.

Consideró que otra de las razones de la migración infantil es la falta de oportunidades para estudiar y trabajar, ese número se ha mantenido desde el 2014, donde mostró una baja, pero en el 2015-2016 volvió a subir.

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18 Oct 2017 description

Severe drought and food insecurity continues across the country with around 6.2 million people in need of humanitarian assistance according to monitoring agencies.

Projected outcomes of Deyr rainfall and warmer temperatures could increase displacements and vulnerability of displaced persons.

Working with Partners

  • As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia, UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, national and international NGOs.

18 Oct 2017 description

Girls in some ethnic Masaai communities are rejecting female genital mutilation as MCC’s partner offers them education and alternative ways to mark their passage into adulthood.

By Rachel Bergen

Oct. 18, 2017

Ana Laizer is a grade nine student in Longido, Tanzania, and dreams of going to university to become a successful businesswoman.

For many girls Laizer’s age, this dream might never become reality.

18 Oct 2017 description

The map below shows the Maungdaw, Buthidaung, and Rathedaung townships in northern Rakhine State.
Since 25 August 2017, over 150 hotspots were detected with remote environmental sensors. Five of those hotspots were detected after 30 September. UNITAR/UNOSAT found over 22.48 square kilometres of destroyed or damaged structures were present across the area analysed. Over 60% of the three townships has yet to be analysed.

18 Oct 2017 description

Negotiators from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States met in Oman on October 16 to try to find ways of reviving peace talks with the Afghan Taliban.

It was not clear whether any Taliban militants had joined the talks, which have so far failed to restart a peace process that collapsed in 2015.

Taliban sources have said they would stay away from the discussions in Muscat, casting doubt on prospects for reviving the long-stalled negotiations.

18 Oct 2017 description

by Akram Jawabreh

My childhood was the most beautiful time of my entire life. I used to spend my time playing in the alleys of Arroub refugee camp, my home in the West Bank. Despite the camp’s uncovered sewage canals, poor lighting and dusty, unpaved streets, life was not complicated. My neighbors and I made a playground of the narrow streets and the surrounding vineyards and fields. Back then, we had no worries of what tomorrow would bring. How beautiful and simple was that time, in comparison to what today’s children are forced to endure.