IOM’s overall vision is to enhance good governance of migration throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, ultimately aspiring towards migration and human mobility that is humane and orderly and that benefits migrants and societies.
IOM will do so by addressing the mobility dimensions of crises affecting the region and by contributing to structural transformations in the way in which migration is approached, addressed and discussed in the Middle East and North Africa.
Children in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region1 have witnessed remarkable progress in development during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era. Starting from comparatively advanced levels, many countries made further progress in implementation of their children’s rights agenda since the beginning of the 21st century. However, progress has been uneven – among countries as well as within countries.
Aden, Mar. 6 (BNA): Health situation in Yemen, particularly of children, has seen double deterioration since the Houthi militias and the forces loyal to deposed president Saleh usurped power in Sanaa.
This deteriorating situation led to a considerable drop in the country's general services, particularly in the health field, whereas they dared to prevent the delivery of medical aid and destroyed a number of medical facilities and institutions, according to Yemeni official reports.
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
Al-Mukalla, Sep. 8 (BNA): As part of its humanitarian initiative to alleviate the suffering of the people of Yemen, the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has delivered more relief to 466 deaf or visually-impaired students in Hadhramaut.
The ERC said 266 students from Al-Nour Centre for the Blind and 200 students from Al-Amal Association for the Deaf had received food packages in addition to covers and blankets. The gesture was aimed at helping families of those students to be more resilient so as to cope with difficult living conditions they were experiencing.
10 March 2016
Distinguished President, Excellencies,
Over the past ten days, many delegations have shared with me their alarm about the growing disarray in many countries. And among other issues, I have raised with many of them my concerns about arrests, harassment and spurious prosecutions of journalists, activists, political opponents and human rights defenders.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is responding to multiple cholera outbreaks that could flare-up and threaten the health of more people if control measures are not intensified. More than 10 700 cholera cases and 170 deaths have been reported in five countries in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean and African Regions as of 21 October 2015. WHO urgently requires more than US$ 5 million to ramp up its response to stem the tide of the cholera outbreaks ahead of the rainy season.
Manama, Aug. 13 (BNA): Following directives from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Honorary President of the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO), and under the patronage of His Majesty the King's Representative for Charity Work and Youth Affairs and RCO's Board of Trustees Chairman Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the second aid consignment was delivered to the Yemeni people.
Manama, May 27 (BNA): Bahrain will dispatch urgent humanitarian relief aid to Yemeni people as part of efforts to alleviate their hardships and meet their basic needs, particularly goods, foodstuffs and medication.
His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa today directed the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) to extend the urgent lifeline, in a move stemming from fraternal bonds with the Yemeni people.
Manama, Apr.28 (BNA): His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa has today ordered the establishment of the Bahrain Committee for supporting the Nepalese People. HM the King's Representative for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) Board of Trustees' Chairman His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa will head the panel.
The U.S. expanded its aerial campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants in late September with strikes in Syria’s north and east. The operation, which targets both IS and fighters linked to al-Qaeda’s central leadership and the affiliated group Jabhat al-Nusra, risks alienating other rebel groups in Syria and strengthening support for IS.
The Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 2013 Annual Report provides a comprehensive overview of our work between July 2012 and June 2013 (PHR’s fiscal year).
As mass atrocities and serious human rights abuses continue around the world, PHR remains committed to exposing and preventing such violations and ensuring that those responsible are brought to justice. In 2013, PHR gained significant ground on a number of global human rights issues, while also making successful transitions as an organization.
Il faut développer la surveillance et renforcer les protections
Health Workers, Patients Under Attack
Expand Monitoring, Strengthen Protections
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary
Contributions to UNRWA
1st Meeting (AM)
Appealing to the international community to confront a $65 million cash shortfall in its 2014 budget, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) today heard representatives of 17 countries pledge to provide voluntary contributions.
Armed men in hospitals, harassing patients; health facilities used to identify and apprehend enemies; clinics abandoned and hospitals destroyed. Overwhelmed emergency services, where medical staff are in terror of reprisals for having provided care for a patient; ambulances blocked from accessing the wounded, or held up for hours at checkpoints; entrenched animosities and divisions denying certain groups of people the medical assistance they need.
Doha-Qatar: Humanitarian aid professionals have gathered in Doha to attend a 10-day aid-management course which begins today. The course, entitled Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.), is being held for only the second time in the Arab world.
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)
Outcome Document Affirms Poverty Eradication
As Greatest Challenge, Recommends Strengthening of Institutional Framework
RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 June — High-level officials of nearly every Member State meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, renewed their commitments to ensuring an “economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for our planet and for present and future generations”, as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development — Rio+20 — closed this afternoon.
London, April 12, 2012 — As Bahrain implements reforms following protests that started last year, a significant number of patients – from all political and religious backgrounds - continue to avoid seeking medical care in public hospitals due to perceived discrimination, harassment, and ill treatment, the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said today.