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18 Jan 2019 description

Addis Ababa January 18/2019 Three UN entities continue implementing a capacity development project to support Ethiopia’s coherence policy formulation for sustainable development goals in four areas.

The United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) yesterday hosted a day-long workshop in Addis Ababa.

18 Jan 2019 description

18 Editorial
19 Application of social science in the response to Ebola, Équateur Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
23 Lessons learnt from Ebola virus disease surveillance in Équateur Province, May–July 2018
28 Preventing the international spread of Ebola virus by comprehensive, risk-informed measures at points of entry and compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005)

18 Jan 2019 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani

Location: Geneva

Date: 18 January 2019

Subject: Zimbabwe

1) Zimbabwe

18 Jan 2019 description

À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.

18 Jan 2019 description

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, est alarmé par la nouvelle de l’expulsion par le Cameroun, cette semaine, de plusieurs milliers de réfugiés vers l’Etat de Borno au nord-est du Nigéria, une région en proie à la violence. Cela fait suite au retour forcé de 267 réfugiés nigérians en date du 16 janvier. Ils avaient traversé la frontière vers le Cameroun en 2014. Nous sommes très inquiets pour la sécurité et le bien-être de toutes ces personnes.

18 Jan 2019 description

Abuja, 18 January 2019 - The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has expressed grave concern over the interruption of aid delivery to tens of thousands of internally displaced people in Rann, a town in eastern Borno State about 10 kilometers from the border with Cameroon, following a deadly attack by a non-state armed group.

18 Jan 2019 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely alarmed by reports of the forced return by Cameroon this week of several thousand refugees into violence-affected Borno State in northeast Nigeria. This follows the forced return of 267 Nigerian refugees on 16 January. They had crossed into Cameroon in 2014. We are gravely concerned for the safety and well-being of all these people.

18 Jan 2019 description

AMMAN, 17th January, 2019 (WAM) -- A delegation of Emirati women volunteer doctors paid a visit to the UAE-funded Mrajeeb al-Fhood Syrian Refugee Camp in Zarqa Governorate, Jordan, from 13th to 17th January.

During the visit, the team provided health and therapeutic services to the patients in the field hospital in Mafraq and the medical centre in the camp.

The delegation thanked the officials of the camp and praised the UAE's pioneering role in the humanitarian and voluntary work field.

18 Jan 2019 description

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Director General António Vitorino welcomed the contribution made this week by the State of Kuwait during a meeting with Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim, Permanent Representative of the State of Kuwait, at the Organization's headquarters in Geneva.

18 Jan 2019 description



The voice of the head of the UN Mine Action Service in South Sudan rings out across the open field.



Then a loud thud is heard in the distance.

“Good, I’m happy with that result.”

For the crowd gathered to watch the defusing of a 50kg bomb found in the middle of Juba, the muffled “whump” heard from within the bunker is strangely disappointing.

18 Jan 2019 description
report Mizzima News

More than 1,700 child soldiers in Myanmar have been reunited with their parents, and about 800 military officers and other army personnel who recruited and used them have been punished, a defense ministry official said Thursday during a workshop in Naypyidaw to discuss the creation of a complaint mechanism to report instances of forced labour, RFA reported.

18 Jan 2019 description
report Mizzima News

Myanmar and India have begun to jointly conduct voter registration training in Nay Pyi Taw to raise the capacity of staff working with the Election Commission's Office and all levels of sub-commissions, Xinhua reported.

The opening of the five-day training course from Jan. 14 to Jan. 18, organized by Myanmar's Union Election Commission (UEC) and Election Commission of India, was attended by UEC Chairman U Hla Thein and Senior Consultant of India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management School Dr. Noor Mohamad and trainees.

18 Jan 2019 description
report Mizzima News

Myanmar’s military has freed all but two of 15 villagers suspected of contact with rebel forces, whom it had detained in Buthidaung township amid fighting between government soldiers and the Arakan Army (AA) in northern Rakhine state, RFA reported quoting a national lawmaker

The 13 were released after being held for one day after soldiers questioned them about possible connections to the Arakan Army and asked if they were supplying food to its soldiers, Maung Kyaw Zan, a legislator in the upper house of parliament, told RFA’s Myanmar Service.

18 Jan 2019 description

The next president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, must tackle historic human rights violations, including excessive use of pretrial detention and arbitrary detentions of human rights defenders, Amnesty International said ahead of his inauguration tomorrow.

In recent years there has been a spike in human rights violations in the island nation. Thousands of people are held in unjustified and prolonged pre-trial detention, while environmental rights defenders have been targeted simply for working to protect the country’s natural resources, such as rosewood.

18 Jan 2019 description
report The Jakarta Post

Suherdjoko, The Jakarta Post

The dengue fever outbreak that killed two people over the past two weeks in Sragen, Central Java, has prompted authorities to declare an emergency across the regency.

Sragen Regent Kusdinar Untung Yuni Sukowati said, as of Wednesday, at least 111 cases have been reported in 19 districts since Jan. 1, adding that Mondokan had 21 cases and Sumberlawang 15.

18 Jan 2019 description

Emanuel Fernandes was born a few weeks after his mother discovered she was HIV positive.

“I was so shocked, I cried a lot—I was not expecting it,” recalls Leila Rodrigues of the routine antenatal check-up test that had detected the virus.

Ms Rodrigues lives in Praia City, Cabo Verde and remembers the hospital staff jumping into action. Most critically, she was given a course of antiretroviral (ARV) treatment to prevent the transmission of HIV to her baby.