Thank you for giving us the floor, moderator.
This is a civil society collective message. We are connected and have organized in this process and throughout Migration Week: we are unified in our diversity to ensure the Global Compact fosters real change for migrants and their families.
One in every four children across the world lives in a disaster zone. Their rights are often violated when a disaster occurs, and they can be affected by any trauma they experience in these situations for the rest of their lives.
Children are at risk of having their rights infringed in disaster zones for many different reasons. They are physically weaker than adults and are thus more prone to disease, psychologically struggle to process what they have experienced and are in additional danger if their rights are not recognised and child-friendly practices not put into place.
Children Often Suffer the Most from Disasters
Berlin, November 19, 2018 – Children are particularly at risk of physical injury and death during disaster resulting from extreme natural events such as earthquakes and cyclones. That’s one of the key findings of the WorldRiskReport 2018 with a focus on “Child Protection and Children’s Rights.” The report was released today, one day before Universal Children’s Day, by Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft and the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr University Bochum.
Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.
The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the refugees and the international community that repatriation will only happen when it is safe, voluntary and dignified. We call on both governments to stand by their commitments.
La tombée de la pluie diluvienne du 10 au 11 septembre 2018 a entrainé un fort courant d’eau dans les villages de Nodin, Sanga, Kalo et Thiou occasionnant d’énorme dégâts d’habitats, de greniers, murs, vivres, vêtement endommagés. Le service social de Thiou a été saisi par certains victimes et aussi des CVD et conseillers municipaux de ces dits villages pour la circonstance. Une équipe composée de sept membres a été mise en place par le CODESUR de Thiou avec l’appui financier de l’ONG Terre des Hommes (Tdh) afin d’évaluation les dégâts cause par ces eaux.
Dans le cadre du HIP 2018 ECHO pour le Burkina Faso, Terre des hommes Lausanne au Burkina met en œuvre depuis le 1er Avril 2018 dans trois districts sanitaire (Thiou, Titao, Ouahigouya) de la région du Nord un projet DIPECHO intitulé « Système de surveillance et amélioration de la préparation et des capacités de réponses face aux risques de catastrophes dans la région du Nord au Burkina Faso ». L’objectif général de ce projet est de contribuer à la réduction durable des vulnérabilités des populations face aux crises et catastrophes dans ces trois districts du Nord.
In 2017, 50 million children around the world fled war, violence, poverty or insecurity. Uprooted through no fault of their own, children are traumatised by their experiences of migration or displacement in five ways:
The feeling of safety and security: far from home and feeling disconcerted in stressful situations, this fundamental need – which is so vital for a child’s development – is compromised.
European Union leaders must respect the asylum claims of migrant children attempting to reach Europe and not outsource these obligations to other countries, Terre des Hommes and the Destination Unknown campaign said today (27 June) ahead of a European Council meeting on migration.
Twenty-one humanitarian and human rights organizations respond with dismay to the Dutch Parliament’s approval of the EU’s new asylum plans to offshore asylum protection. With a joint appeal, they ask the government for a humane asylum policy, in line with international law.
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ChildFund Alliance, together with 23 other civil society organizations, wrote an open letter regarding the situation of children in Yemen to UN Secretary-General António Guterres, ahead of the publication of this year’s Children and Armed Conflict Annual Report.
Children, including some who are unaccompanied, are being endangered by uncertainty in the Mediterranean caused by the Aquarius incident, children’s rights organisation Terre des Hommes warned today.
The new Hungarian parliament which will first assemble on 8 May is set to vote on draconian and regressive legislation which could arbitrarily restrict fundamental rights and freedoms of civil society. The proposed laws would further undermine and stigmatise organisations working to defend the human rights of migrants and refugees.
The Government of Iraq’s Joint Coordination and Monitoring Centre (JCMC), in partnership with the international community, is establishing Community Resource Centres (CRCs) to provide services at the community level in areas receiving large numbers of returning internally displaced persons (IDPs).
(Athens) – The Greek government’s move on April 20, 2018, overturning a binding court ruling ordering it to end its abusive policy of trapping asylum seekers on Greece’s islands raises rule of law concerns, 21 human rights and humanitarian organizations said today.
Since January 2015, more than 1 million people fleeing war, persecution and poverty entered or passed through Greece in search of safety and a better life, and more than 1,200 were reported dead or missing. During the latter part of 2015 and early 2016, selective and arbitrary admission policies were put in place by various European countries that eventually closed their borders to all migrants. On 20 March 2016, the EU-Turkey Deal came into effect whereby all migrants arriving irregularly on to the Greek islands would be returned to Turkey.
Terre des Hommes is deeply concerned over anti-NGO laws spreading across Central and Eastern Europe.
Legitimate civil society organisations are hindered in their work, deprived of funding and at risk of being dissolved. The threat is real and existential.
Why is Greece forcing asylum seekers to remain on the Greek islands?
An EU-Turkey “statement” from March 2016 committed Turkey to accept the return of all asylum seekers who reached the Greek Islands by traveling through Turkey and crossing the sea. In return the EU agreed to provide billions of euros in aid and other benefits, and to resettle an equal number of Syrians who were already in Turkey.
Brussels, February 28, 2018: We, the undersigned civil society and UN organizations, are concerned by proposals now under consideration as part of the ongoing reform of the Common European Asylum System which would allow the use of coercion to take the fingerprints and facial images of children. The new EURODAC proposal being considered by the European Commission, Council and Parliament expands the purpose of the current database of asylum applicants to facilitate the identification of “irregularly staying third country nationals” through the use of biometric data.
We, the 61 undersigned National and International Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), members of Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR), condemn in the strongest terms the atrocious attack on NGO offices in Jalalabad (Nangarhar) on Wednesday 24 January. It has been reported that there is a loss of at least 7 lives, more than 31 people injured, including five children. We would like to pass our condolences to the families of the victims of this atrocious attack.