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16 Nov 2018 description

Malawi celebrates UN Day with recognition of local champions for SDGs

The United Nations in Malawi on 24th October 2018 presented the stories of ordinary Malawians with extraordinary courage, talent and drive to make a difference in their communities and show the way to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Malawi. This was part of United Nations Day celebrations in Lilongwe.

16 Nov 2018 description

This update concerns the situation of Congolese refugees and asylum seekers in countries in the region.

781,917 Total number of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

1.37 M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA

941,000 Planning figure of DRC refugees by December 2018.

42 Total number of Congolese refugees assisted to return since January 2018

POPULATION FIGURES

16 Nov 2018 description

This Rohingya Influx Overview (RIO) details how needs of the Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar district have evolved in key sectors and identifies new issues that have arisen. The main timeframe covered is between July and September/October.

Key findings:

• Protection concerns cut across WASH subsectors, as safety issues have impacted refugees’ access to latrines, bathing facilities, and water points. Women and girls are particularly affected by the lack of locks, lighting, and gender-segregated facilities.

16 Nov 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)continues to be actively involved in anumber of Migrants' Assistance projects and Human Mobility data collection activities in the Horn of Africa (HoA) and in the Arab Peninsula. This report aims atproviding an overview ofthe trends observed in thefirst halfof 2018 in theregion, across Ethiopia,Somalia, Djibouti, and Yemen.

16 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 16 November 2018 - This is a summary of what was said by Christophe Boulierac, UNICEF spokesperson in Geneva – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

“This week we have seen widespread reports that Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh may be forcibly repatriated to Myanmar, reports that UNICEF views with the utmost concern, with particular concern at how such a move would affect children.

16 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

Cameroon: increasing number of new cases in the Far North region, and ongoing transmission in the North region (see p. 2).

D. R. Congo: the situation remains concerning with active outbreaks in 8 provinces (see p.2)

Niger: the decreasing trend continues with sporadic cases reported.

Nigeria: despite the overall decrease in the number of new reported cases, significant outbreaks remain active, especially in Borno and Yobe States.

Faits saillants :

16 Nov 2018 description

Teenaged asylum-seekers in Athens are hooked on classes that show them how to use technology to express their creativity.

By Leo Dobbs in Athens | 16 November 2018

Syrian teenager Odai* holds up a pair of spectacles held together by sticky tape. They belong to his friend Farshid*, who is leaving Athens in a few days to reunite with his family in Austria. “My teachers said maybe I can help fix them,” the 14-year-old tells UNHCR.

16 Nov 2018 description

The rapid deterioration of the situation in Nicaragua since April 2018 has led to thousands of Nicaraguans to flee mounting political tensions, violence and serious human rights violations. The Permanent Commission on Human Rights (CPDH) has reported over 2,800 claims of human rights abuses including death threats, harassment and other types of violence perpetrated by armed groups who allegedly support the government.

16 Nov 2018 description

Avant-Propos

Le souci d’assurer une meilleure protection des enfants du Niger a toujours été au centre des préoccupations du Gouvernement de la 7ème République.

C’est pourquoi, conformément à la réforme du Système National de Protection de l’Enfant et aux recommandations issues des différentes études et analyses dudit Système, mon département ministériel a retenu de dynamiser tout le secteur afin de relever tous les défis s’y rattachant y compris ceux liés à l’assistance humanitaire.

16 Nov 2018 description

AFAR REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 48,337 displaced individuals comprising 8,816 households in 54 displacement sites were identified in AFAR region. These figures represent a decrease of 5,243 in the total individuals (-9.79%) a decrease of 98 households (-1.10%) and no increase in sites since round 12 July/August 2018. 20.37% sites opened in 2017 and 1.85% opened in 2018. Climate factors were the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 33.92% of the displaced population.

16 Nov 2018 description

AMHARA REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 11,821 displaced individuals comprising 3,732 households in 47 displacement sites were identified in AMHARA region. These figures represent an increase of 6,038 in the total individuals (104.41%) an increase of 2,232 households (148.80%) and an increase of 13 sites (38.24%) since round 12 July/ August 2018. 48.94% sites opened in 2017 and 19.15% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 97.91% of the displaced population.

16 Nov 2018 description

TIGRAY REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 49,552 displaced individuals comprising 20,842 households in 103 displacement sites were identified in TIGRAY region. These figures represent an increase of 19,438 in the total individuals (64.55%) an increase of 9,526 households (84.18%) and an increase of 18 sites (21.18%) since round 12 July/August 2018. 7.77% sites opened in 2017 and 27.18% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 97.64% of the displaced population.

16 Nov 2018 description

GAMBELLA REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 21,073 displaced individuals comprising 3,226 households in 14 displacement sites were identified in GAMBELLA region. These figures represent an increase of 8,338 in the total individuals (65.47%), an increase of 681 houesholds (26.76%) and an increase of 1 sites (7.69%) since round 12 July/ August 2018. 35.71% sites opened in 2017 and 28.57% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 82.23% of the displaced population.

16 Nov 2018 description

SOMALI REGION - KEY FINDINGS

LOCATION AND CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT: 1,016,166 displaced individuals comprising 168,246 households in 388 displacement sites were identified in SOMALI region. These figures represent a decrease of 75,044 in the total individuals (-6.88%) an decrease of 11,280 households (-6.28%) and an increase of 3 sites (0.78%) since round 12 July/August 2018. 59.54% sites opened in 2017 and 13.14% opened in 2018. Conflict was the primary cause of displacement for an estimated 65.45% of the displaced population.