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17 Jan 2019 description

For nearly eight years, conflict has raged across the whole of Syria, forcing millions of families to flee at a moment’s notice – either across borders as refugees or to more remote areas inside Syria far from their homes. Relief International has focused significant attention on supporting the growing needs of internally displaced families in Syria’s Idlib province. Home to nearly three million people, mostly civilians, one-third of the city’s population has been forced to move to Idlib from elsewhere in Syria.

17 Jan 2019 description

The humanitarian situation in Ukraine remains critical and international humanitarian actors, including the United Nations system, national and international NGOs and other international organizations, are engaged in the humanitarian relief response. In December 2014 the cluster system was activated and currently six clusters are actively engaged in life-saving activities throughout the country. This 3W (WHO is doing WHAT WHERE) captures the presence of partners operating on the ground in each oblast.

17 Jan 2019 description
report Carter Center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: In Atlanta, Soyia Ellison, soyia.ellison@cartercenter.org

ATLANTA — Because of discrepancies between the official preliminary election results in the DRC and the results reported by some domestic observers and parties, The Carter Center expresses concern about the potential for insecurity and conflict and asks all political leaders to call on their supporters to refrain from violence and to pursue any challenges to the election results through legal channels.

17 Jan 2019 description
report Carter Center

Contact: Emily Staub, (404) 420-5126; Emily.Staub@CarterCenter.org

Carter Center, partners go all out to solve infections in animals

ATLANTA — Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million human cases annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia.

17 Jan 2019 description
report UN News Service

El portavoz del Secretario General de la ONU y las Naciones Unidas en Colombia condenaron en los términos más enérgicos el ataque cometido este jueves contra la Escuela de Cadetes de la Policía General Santander en Bogotá, que dejó varias víctimas mortales y decenas de heridos.

La Oficina de la ONU en Colombia señaló que el atentado “es un acto criminal absolutamente inaceptable que va en contra de los esfuerzos que viene adelantando el país en su rechazo a la violencia y en el trabajo presente de diferentes sectores en pro de un futuro más próspero y pacífico”.

17 Jan 2019 description
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La Oficina en México de la Alta Comisionada de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos pidió este miércoles al Gobierno de la nación norteamericana la puesta en práctica de la Ley General en Materia de Desaparición Forzada de Personas, Desaparición Cometida por Particulares y del Sistema Nacional de Búsqueda de Personas.

“Debe pasar de lo meramente formal a una implementación real que aproveche plenamente su potencial transformador y de esperanza”, apunta el comunicado emitido por esa Oficina.

17 Jan 2019 description

Brenda Larios

Ciudad de Guatemala, 17 ene (AGN).- El Instituto Guatemalteco de Migración (IGM) registró el ingreso de 1.701 hondureños y 107 salvadoreños al país centroamericano, quienes integran las caravanas de migrantes que se dirigen hacia Estados Unidos.

“Se realizó un control migratorio a 107 personas de nacionalidad salvadoreña, quienes ingresaron ayer por la delegación fronteriza La Hachadura, en Jutiapa, limítrofe con El Salvador”, informó Alejandra Mena, vocera del IGM.

17 Jan 2019 description

De acuerdo al último relevamiento permanecen 3374 personas desplazadas en todo el país. De ese total, 1048 son evacuadas y 2326 autoevacuadas.

17 Jan 2019 description

WHO is supporting the Ministry of Public Health of Madagascar to respond to an unusually large measles outbreak. Madagascar last experienced measles outbreaks in 2003 and 2004, with reported number of cases at 62 233 and 35 558, respectively. Since then, the number of reported cases had sharply declined until the current outbreak. From 4 October 2018 to 7 January 2019, 19 539 measles cases and 39 “facility-based” deaths (case fatality ratio: 0.2%) have been reported by the Ministry of Public Health (MoH) of Madagascar.

17 Jan 2019 description

--Resumen Ejecutivo**

A nivel mundial, los países han detectado y reportado más víctimas, y han condenado a más tratantes. Esto puede ser el resultado de una mayor capacidad para identificar a las víctimas y/o de un mayor número de víctimas de la trata.

17 Jan 2019 description

Entre 2016 y 2017 se registraron en Colombia 128 casos de trata de personas, de los cuales 113 fueron víctimas mujeres: 107 mujeres adultas y 6 niñas.

17 Jan 2019 description

En respuesta a una solicitud de apoyo realizada por autoridades de Presidente Hayes, este jueves 17 serán asistidas 170 familias de la localidad de General Bruguez, quienes se encuentran aisladas por las últimas lluvias registradas en la zona, situación que les impide desarrollar sus actividades cotidianas. La asistencia estará a cargo de personal operativo de la Dirección General de Reducción de Riesgos de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN).

17 Jan 2019 description

La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil dio a conocer hoy el aviso de término de la Declaratoria de Emergencia que se emitió el pasado 06 de enero de 2019, a través del boletín de prensa BDE-002-2019, en el estado de Sonora.

17 Jan 2019 description
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Ninewa Governorate

Popular Mobilization Forces, 10 January 2019

● Cleared 3 IEDs in Qayrawan subdistrict west of Mosul Popular Mobilization Forces 11 January 2019

● Conducted a search operation in Ayn Ghazal and Tal Banat in Qayrawan subdistrict, the operation resulted in clearing tens of ISIS IEDs, 40 mortar shells, a fuunel04-shapped IED, a Katyusha missile and a cornet missile ready for launch.

Security Forces, 13 January 2019

● Cleared 7 funnel shape IEDs in Khabara Shubat village.

17 Jan 2019 description

Kinshasa, 17 January 2019 – Since the end of December 2018, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been running an emergency medical response to provide primary healthcare and to support secondary healthcare for people affected by last December’s eruption of violence in Mai-Ndombe Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

17 Jan 2019 description
report Inter Press Service

By Saleemul Huq

Jan 16 2019 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh) - At the beginning of January 2019 Bangladesh started to take the required steps to become a climate resilient country by 2030 by achieving transformational adaptation to climate change impacts.

While there are many strands to fulfil this important strategy, one of the first is to generate, disseminate and use good quality scientific knowledge so that the process is a rigorous learning-by-doing one.