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21 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

Your partner is shot right in front of your eyes…he falls down… cries for help. But you don’t stop.

You continue to run… run breathlessly… until you’re far, far away from your bleeding partner…and you still don’t know if they are dead or alive…

This is what happened to Ayesha (22) from Myanmar. She was sharing her tales of horror.

It was a regular everyday morning.

Ayesha was doing household chores and her husband Abdur was getting ready to open his small grocery shop.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF

New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

20 September 2017 – The European Union and the United Nations today launched a joint initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread and devastating human rights violations across the globe.

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• During the reporting period, IOM DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT), recorded 7,415 new arrivals in 16 LGAs in Borno and 4 LGAs in Adamawa States. The mobility is attributed to influxes from rural villages to government protected towns due to continuing military actions, attacks by Boko Haram and people seeking better livelihood in more secured locations.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

20 Sep 2017 description

SG/SM/18702

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. António Guterres, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général condamne les attentats-suicides du 18 septembre 2017 dans l’État du Borno, au Nigéria, et les attentats qui ont eu lieu la veille à Kossa, au Cameroun. Ces attentats ont visé des populations vulnérables déjà affectées par la violence de Boko Haram.

20 Sep 2017 description
report Diario El Mundo

El Salvador recibió durante los primeros ocho meses del 2017 a más de 1.700 niños y adolescentes retornados principalmente de México y Estados Unidos, informó hoy la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM).

De acuerdo con el organismo, que cita cifras oficiales, entre enero y agosto pasados fueron deportados 1.787 menores de 18 años, 98 de Estados Unidos, 1.680 de México y de resto de países no precisados

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20 Sep 2017 description

More than half a million Rohingya refugees have fled persecution in Myanmar, seeking refuge in makeshift shelters in Bangladesh. In order to respond to the growing need for medical care in Bangladesh, SAMS Global Response (SGR) has partnered with a local medical organization, Gonoshaathata Kendra (GK) to assess the situation in Cox’s Bazar and deliver medical assistance, including supporting mobile and static clinics, distributing medical supplies and addressing nutritional needs.

20 Sep 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme
Trente-sixième session
11-29 septembre 2017
Point 4 de l’ordre du jour
Situations des droits de l’homme qui requièrent l’attention du Conseil

I. Introduction

1. Le présent rapport est soumis par la Commission d’enquête sur le Burundi (ci-après « la Commission ») en application de la résolution A/HRC/RES/33/24 du Conseil des droits de l’homme, adoptée le 30 septembre 2016.

A. Mandat

1. Résolution 33/24 du Conseil des droits de l’homme

20 Sep 2017 description

GENEVA (20 September 2017) - The Commission witnessed tens of thousands of South Sudanese women and children arriving in Ethiopia just last week, after walking in some cases for months to reach safety. Like hundreds of thousands of others civilians over the last year, they were subjected to collective punishment by government forces, based on ethnicity and their perceived support for the opposition.

20 Sep 2017 description

There are currently 2,018 refugees living in Lóvua settlement, this represents six per cent of the overall refugee population from the DRC in northern Angola.

So far, 586 tents have been distributed to refugees in Lóvua settlement, since the beginning of the relocation.

A water tank with the capacity of 5,000 litres has been provided to Lóvua Municipality to improve host communities’ access to potable water.

KEY FIGURES

20 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

The war in Syria, one of the worst humanitarian crises the world has faced since World War II, continues to have devastating and tragic consequences for its people. It is also having an increasingly destabilising impact on the wider region, through the displacement of people, the spread of terrorism, the exacerbation of political and sectarian differences.

20 Sep 2017 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 08:14 GMT

By Krishna N. Das and Rupam Jain

KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh/NEW DELHI, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Caught in the crossfire between Myanmar's military and Rohingya insurgents, hundreds of Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh are placing their hopes on the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in neighbouring India.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

20 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

In response to the challenges faced by Iraq, the EU adopted in March 2015 the EU Regional Strategy for Syria and Iraq as well as the ISIL/Da'esh threat, last reviewed in May 2017, which defines EU strategic objectives and combines all available EU financial instruments to tackle immediate and longer-term needs in the country.

20 Sep 2017 description

SG/SM/18704-SC/12997-PKO/669

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council high-level open debate on “Peacekeeping Operations Regarding the Reform of United Nations Peacekeeping: Implementation and Follow-Up”, in New York today:

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

20 de septiembre, 2017 — El Secretario General de Naciones Unidas solicitó hoy al Consejo de Seguridad mayor claridad en los mandatos y los presupuestos para implementar las prometidas reformas de las operaciones de paz del organismo mundial.

António Guterres subrayó en un debate de alto nivel en el Consejo de Seguridad la necesidad de más apoyo y alianzas para que las misiones de estabilización de la ONU, como las que operan en Haití y Cote d’Ivoire, puedan adaptarse a los nuevos retos de la actualidad, entre ellos la lucha contra el terrorismo.

20 Sep 2017 description

Figures are from 1 January through end of August 2017.

Durable Solution

■ Resettlement is the most accessible durable solution for the majority of refugees in Turkey. The situations in the countries of origin of the largest refugee groups in Turkey remain volatile and not conducive to return.

UNHCR Resettlement Strategy and Activities

20 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• On 19 September 2017, at 13:14 hours, an earthquake of 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale struck Central Mexico, with its epicenter in Axiochapan, Morelos.

• As of 5:15 am, 20 September, 216 deaths were reported.

• The highest number of deaths were in Mexico City (117), and Morelos, followed by Puebla.

• 212 schools were affected in Mexico City and 217 schools affected in Puebla. (Source: Televisa).