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19 Apr 2018 description

El Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos, Roberto Herrera Cáceres, condenó hoy los hechos violentos en escuelas y colegios, contra estudiantes y maestros de educación, repudió la impunidad y alertó sobre desplazamientos forzados de familias.

19 Apr 2018 description

Para fortalecer la asistencia a las personas migrantes que retornan, la OIM - Organismo de las Naciones Unidas para la Migración – entregó equipo informático y mobiliario a la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores y Cooperación Internacional (SRECI) en el marco de la inauguración de las Unidades Municipales de Atención al Retornado (UMAR) en Gracias y La Esperanza, en Honduras.

19 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rohingya in Rakhine continue to experience difficulty accessing services and livelihood activities

  • Relief actors are working to relocate refugees residing in at-risk areas of Cox’s Bazar

  • State/PRM provides an additional $24.7 million to respond to the complex emergency in Burma

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Apr 2018 description

OPERATIONAL PRIORITIES

Protection

  • Protection services are provided to refugees living in urban communities and include physical safety, special protection for children against exploitation and abuse, assistance for persons with specific needs, legal protection, psychosocial support, and SGBV prevention and response.

  • Strengthening of targeted services and assistance for persons with specific needs is a priority.

Registration

19 Apr 2018 description

by Heba Kanso | @hebakanso | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 16:46 GMT

"The humanitarian situation in Yarmouk and surrounding areas has long been very harsh and is rapidly deteriorating"

By Heba Kanso

BEIRUT, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Palestinian refugees near the Syrian capital are trapped in "rapidly deteriorating" conditions without running water or doctors and little food, the United Nations said on Wednesday, as the Syrian army prepared to capture the area.

19 Apr 2018 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:42 GMT

Aid groups and authorities have declared an "humanitarian emergency"

By Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Colombians have fled their homes amid fresh clashes among armed rebels and a lockdown on transport and trade in the volatile northeast Catatumbo region, the Organization of American States (OAS) and aid agencies said on Wednesday.

19 Apr 2018 description
infographic Save the Children

AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE TIENE LA TASA DE HOMICIDIOS MÁS ALTA DEL MUNDO

América Latina y El Caribe es la única región en la que la tasa de homicidio adolescente ha aumentado desde 2007. La tasa de homicidio adolescente es tres veces mayor a la siguiente región (África Occidental y Central)

19 Apr 2018 description

Turning to Syria, the UN Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, said it is deeply concerned for the safety and security of civilians in the Palestine Refugee Camp in Yarmouk, Syria, and surrounding areas. All parties to the conflict should exercise maximum restraint to ensure that civilians are spared, and should take measures to prevent unnecessary damage to civilian infrastructure.

19 Apr 2018 description
infographic Save the Children

CONTEXTO REGIONAL

6.3 millones de niños, niñas y adolescentes son migrantes o refugiados.

Colombia tiene más niños y niñas desplazados que cualquier otro país en el mundo: 2 millones de niños y niñas desplazados por el conflicto.

62% de las víctimas de tráfico humano y abuso en América Latina y el Caribe son niños y niñas.

600,000 personas migraron de Venezuela a Colombia en 2017. 48% son niños y niñas.

19 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • Saludan la aprobación de reformas a la Ley de Migración y a la Ley sobre Refugiados, Protección Complementaria y Asilo Político en el Senado de la República.

Ciudad de México, 18 de abril 2018 – La aprobación por unanimidad de votos en el Senado de la República de reformas a artículos de la Ley de Migración y de la Ley sobre Refugiados, Protección Complementaria y Asilo Político, en materia de niñez y adolescencia migrante, ha sido calificada por agencias de las Naciones Unidas como “un avance importante para garantizar los derechos de las niñas, niños …

19 Apr 2018 description

JOSHUA MMALI/ZENEBE TEKLEWOLD

There is a need for “all South Sudanese stakeholders to engage genuinely and constructively in finding a political solution” to the country’s current crisis, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Bintou Keita, told reporters in the war-ravaged country’s capital, Juba, at the conclusion of her four-day visit.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Britain Becomes 74th Country to Join Safe Schools Declaration

Britain’s announcement today that it is backing the Safe Schools Declaration is as important as it is timely. The Declaration, in which governments pledge to not use schools for military purposes and to protect them during military operations, has now been signed by 74 countries, including the majority of NATO and EU member states.

19 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

New Arrivals Can No Longer Be Trapped in Abuse on Greek Islands

Greece’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, ordered the government to end its policy of trapping asylum seekers on its islands and refusing to move them to safer conditions on the mainland.

19 Apr 2018 description

Key Takeaways:

19 Apr 2018 description

13,515 Refugees in Lóvua

24,762 Refugees receiving assistance in Lunda Norte

3,364 Households Persons with disabilities

57% Children <18 years old Unaccompanied and Separated Children

50% Women

720 Households headed by women

6,287 Refugees under education age

41 Villages occupied vs 53 planned

19 Apr 2018 description

Más de 30 representantes del Estado y organizaciones de la sociedad civil vinculados a la gestión y reducción de riesgos participan del taller. La capacitación busca elevar la calidad de la respuesta humanitaria y fortalecer las labores de protección de poblaciones afectadas por desastres, para que estas puedan recuperar sus condiciones de vida con dignidad. El encuentro inició este lunes 16 y se extiende hasta el viernes 20, en el hotel Vista Serrana de Tobatí.

19 Apr 2018 description

El concepto de lejanía adquiere una dimensión totalmente diferente cuando lo que te rodea es impenetrable. Nueva Luz de Arara, una comunidad nativa en la cuenca del río Yurúa, en la región peruana de Ucayali, es un buen ejemplo de ello.

19 Apr 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Yambio town is located in Yambio County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yambio town was the centre of significant armed clashes and widespread displacement in 2016, and hosts a large population of internally displaced persons (IDPs) many of whom have started to return home as of early 2018.

19 Apr 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Kapoeta town is located in Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State, near Eastern Equatoria South Sudan’s border with Kenya. Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan in December 2013, Kapoeta town has been the gateway through which most internally displaced persons (IDPs) have passed on their way to refugee camps in Kenya.