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24 Mar 2018 description

By Jeanne Batalova, Andriy Shymonyak, and Michelle Mittelstadt

This useful online guide links users directly to the most credible, high-quality data on immigrants and immigration in the United States and internationally. The easy-to-use publication includes more than 220 data resources compiled by governmental and authoritative nongovernmental sources.

23 Mar 2018 description



The Commission on the Status of Women, concluding its sixty‑second session today, approved a set of Agreed Conclusions aimed at accelerating gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, as well as resolutions on assistance to Palestinian women, the release of women and children hostages and the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and the girl child.

22 Mar 2018 description

In this issue of the UN Migration Agency Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa bulletin, we reflect on our water and sanitation work in the region.

IOM, with support of its partner, has been providing life-saving water and sanitation services to displaced persons, refugees and host communities in the region.

21 Mar 2018 description

They were lively and lovely, and they moved me close to tears. The Angolan teenaged girls I met told me about their dreams and the barriers they face to achieving what is simply normal elsewhere – finishing primary school, graduating from high school, protecting themselves from unplanned pregnancy and HIV, being safe from male aggression, living and loving in peace and harmony, and having a better future than their parents.

20 Mar 2018 description


Renewed fighting and strengthened presence of armed groups in eastern prefectures of CAR, particularly in Basse-Kotto and Mbomou, have increased insecurity and limited humanitarian access since early 2018.

Fighting also continues in western CAR: repeated cycles of violence since October 2017 in Gamboula sub-prefecture have displaced some 21,700 people within the sub-prefecture, and affected populations in transhumance areas, including Nassole and Dilapoko.

Read more about CAR

20 Mar 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 53 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

Listeriosis in Namibia
Cholera in north-east Nigeria
Cholera in Malawi
Hepatitis E in Namibia
Lassa fever in Liberia
Humanitarian crisis in Central African Republic

20 Mar 2018 description
report BioMed Central

Augustinavicius et al. Conflict and Health (2018) 12:9
DOI 10.1186/s13031-018-0146-0



Monitoring and evaluation of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programs is critical to facilitating learning and providing accountability to stakeholders. As part of an inter-agency effort to develop recommendations on MHPSS monitoring and evaluation, this scoping review aimed to identify the terminology and focus of monitoring and evaluation frameworks in this field.


16 Mar 2018 description

The General Assembly of the United Nations, New York, 14 mars 2018

Check against delivery.

Ms/Mr Chairperson,
Distinguished delegates.

It is an honour to be here. The UN is key in international efforts to promote gender equality, and women's and girls' full enjoyment of all human rights.

Sweden aligns itself with the statement made by Bulgaria on behalf ofthe EU, and its Member States.

14 Mar 2018 description

WASHINGTON – The leaders of the World Bank and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have laid out an ambitious new plan to work together in the fight against extreme poverty and hunger.

World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and WFP Executive Director David Beasley on Wednesday joined forces to knock down the practical and ideological barriers between “humanitarian” and “development” assistance to better tackle the complex challenges the world faces.

13 Mar 2018 description


Protection concerns in Southwest and Northwest regions are increasing as the Anglophone crisis deteriorates further.

The security situation is especially worrying in Batibo sub-division. Schools have been targeted and children are among the most vulnerable people affected by the crisis. Cases of SGBV against girls have also been reported in the area. Several villages have been destroyed and deserted. Displacement continues, with the number of Cameroonian refugees registered in Nigeria reaching more than 20,000.

12 Mar 2018 description

For Immediate Release

Washington, DC - As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on the administration’s budget, a leading group of humanitarian, development and global health organizations are releasing new data that shows just how devastating these proposed cuts to the United States’ foreign aid budget would be to millions of people in the poorest countries.

The analysis finds that under the proposed budget:

12 Mar 2018 description

The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 50 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Listeriosis in South Africa
  • Rift Valley fever in South Sudan
  • Lassa fever in Nigeria
  • Cholera in Uganda
  • Humanitarian crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

12 Mar 2018 description

Bridging the Gap

Over the course of this three-year project, research teams in four countries (Kenya, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zambia) set out to better understand the relationship between disability and development in each country across four domains (education, health, labour markets and social protection). These countries were chosen as they demonstrate a range of socioeconomic stages of development. All have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

10 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Le degré de réussite que le monde atteindra dans l’accomplissement des objectifs de développement durable 2030 (ODD) aura des répercussions directes sur l’avenir de millions d’enfants et, par conséquent, sur notre avenir à tous en tant que communauté internationale.

La portée des ODD est universelle et leur appel à ne laisser personne de côté place les populations les plus vulnérables et marginalisées, notamment les enfants, au sommet des préoccupations.

09 Mar 2018 description
report BioMed Central

Christos Lionis, Elena Petelos, Enkeleint-Aggelos Mechili, Dimitra Sifaki-Pistolla, Vasiliki-Eirini Chatzea, Agapi Angelaki, Imre Rurik, Danica Rotar Pavlic, Christopher Dowrick, Michel Dückers, Dean Ajdukovic, Helena Bakic, Elena Jirovsky, Elisabeth Sophie Mayrhuber, Maria van den Muijsenbergh and Kathryn Hoffmann

BMC International Health and Human Rights, 2018, 18:11
© The Author(s), 2018


07 Mar 2018 description

For International Women’s Day 2018, against the backdrop of record levels of displacement, Médecins Sans Frontières is highlighting how health needs are exacerbated for women and girls on the move.

Margaret Bell, Registered nurse and midwife, and Women’s Health Medical Advisor, MSF

07 Mar 2018 description



A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Oaxaca, Mexico, a region still recovering from significant damages after a September 2017 earthquake that killed hundreds.

Flooding in Guatemala and Panama and heavy rainfall in Honduras caused significant damage to homes and crops.
National authorities have responded by delivering food and dry goods to those affected.


07 Mar 2018 description
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AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE - Panorama Humanitario: Enero - Febrero 2018



Un terremoto de magnitud 7,2 sacudió Oaxaca, México, una región que aún se recupera de daños masivos después de un terremoto en septiembre de 2017 que dejo a cientos de muertos.

Inundaciones en Guatemala y Panamá y fuertes lluvias en Honduras causaron daños a hogares y cultivos.
Las autoridades nacionales han respondido entregando alimentos y otros materiales de socorro.