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19 Jan 2018 description

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- The Mental Health and Psychosocial Services (MHPSS) unit facilitated two Focus Group Discussions and relaxation sessions with 20 doctors and nurses in Kutupalong. The aim of the exercise was to get insights into Rohingya refugees’ MHPSS needs, the sociocultural dynamic, and training assessment needs.
- A Shelter/NFI Common Pipeline has been established, including an application system and supply numbers. IOM and the Shelter/NFI sector held an orientation meeting with sector partners to explain how to access the supplies via the Common Pipeline.

19 Jan 2018 description

By Andrew Mambondiyani

MUTARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say.

They, and residents, blame the resurgence in part on unusually wet weather, following years of drought in much of the country, and on warming conditions linked to climate change.

19 Jan 2018 description

M. Mbili Ambaoumba poursuit ses rencontres avec les membres du gouvernement tchadien pour une intervention harmonisée et holistique dans les zones accueillant les réfugiés.

19 Jan 2018 description

Mogadishu – The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), in conjunction with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the UN, the European Union and other key international partners, have established a Transition Core Group, which is tasked with the responsibility of developing a transition plan for Somalia.

Headed by the National Security Advisor (NSA) to the President of the Federal Government, the Transition Core Group’s Terms of Reference include assisting with transition approaches, and delivering a draft transition plan, by March this year.

19 Jan 2018 description

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

ABUJA, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Connections formed by years of captivity and shame at marrying militants might explain why some Chibok girls have chosen not to return home from their Boko Haram ordeal, experts say.

Their militant Islamist captors released a video on Monday showing some of the remaining girls - who were kidnapped from the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok - appearing to relish their new life and disavow their old.

19 Jan 2018 description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners, conducted a biometric registration (BMR) exercise in Koch town between 4 and 10 December 2017. WFP was last able to conduct a registration in early 2016 at which time 12,496 individuals in the area were identified to receive food assistance.

19 Jan 2018 description

The African Development Bank is fully engaged in ensuring efficient and sustainable agricultural production projects in its regional member countries. This can drive economic growth and poverty reduction as well as fulfil both domestic and global demand for agricultural products.

19 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

Experts say the General Data Protection Regulation will force the sector to overhaul its approach

Sweeping European privacy regulations are forcing the humanitarian sector to radically rethink how it handles data on tens of millions of people, interviews with experts and aid industry insiders reveal.

Aid agencies in Europe will have to change the way they fundraise at home and gather data abroad to comply with strict new EU data protection regulations that come into force in May.

19 Jan 2018 description

On 17 and 18 January 2018, UNAMID’s Community Outreach Unit (COU), in partnership with the Students Activity Directorate at the Ministry of Education, North Darfur, conducted three school visits to Al Fajr Secondary School for Boys, Al Faroug and Al Raheeg Al Makhtoum Basic School for Boys and Girls, respectively.

19 Jan 2018 description
  • Total Assessments 571
  • Verified Return Villages 226
  • Refugee Villages of Origin 352

Background information

Since June 2013, UNHCR has been piloting a system to assess spontaneous returns in the Southeast of Myanmar, a process that may start in the absence of an organized Voluntary Repatriation operation.

19 Jan 2018 description


Le plaisir est pour nous de vous présenter le Bulletin annuel de la délégation de Conakry. Il résume les différentes activités menées sur l’ensemble du territoire guinéen par l’institution à partir de sa délégation de Conakry, sa sous-délégation de Nzérékoré ainsi que la Sierra Leone.

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Executive summary


The 2016/2017 yellow fever outbreak in Brazil was declared over in September 2017, yet the upsurge of human cases since December 2017 and non-human primate epizootics since September 2017 indicate a resurgence of yellow fever virus circulation in Brazil, particularly in São Paulo state.

19 Jan 2018 description

Le 16 janvier dernier, la MINUSMA a facilité la tenue d’une rencontre entre les femmes leaders du Mali et une délégation du Comité de Suivi de l’Accord pour la Paix et la Réconciliation, issu du processus d’Alger (CSA). La délégation était conduite par son Président, le Haut Représentant de du Président de la République pour la mise en œuvre de l’Accord, M. Mahamadou Diagouraga. M.

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report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 18 janv. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- Un nouveau tremblement de terre, de magnitude 3.4 sur l’échelle de Richter, a été enregistré, le mercredi 17 janvier 2018, dans le département du Sud, indique un bulletin de l’Unité technique de sismologie (Uts) du Bureau des mines et de l’énergie (Bme), dont a pris connaissance l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

Son épicentre a été recensé à environ 7.5 km au nord-est de Port-à-Piment, à 17.6 km à l’est des Anglais et à 19 km à l’ouest de Camp-Perrin.

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report UN Radio

Le tableau des besoins humanitaires en Haïti a fortement changé depuis le tremblement de terre il y a huit ans, mais il existe encore des besoins humanitaires importants, a signalé jeudi le Coordonnateur humanitaire des Nations Unies pour le pays, Mamadou Diallo, venu rendre compte du Plan de réponse humanitaire 2018 devant le Conseil de sécurité à New York.

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18 janvier 2018 (OMM) –Il est désormais confirmé que les années 2015, 2016 et 2017, qui s'inscrivent clairement dans la tendance au réchauffement sur le long terme causée par l'augmentation des concentrations atmosphériques de gaz à effet de serre, sont les trois années les plus chaudes jamais enregistrées. C'est toujours 2016 qui se trouve en tête de liste, alors que 2017 décroche le record de l'année sans Niño la plus chaude jamais constatée, ce dernier phénomène étant connu pour pousser à la hausse la moyenne mondiale des températures.