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21 Sep 2017 description

Los Pactos Mundiales tienen como objetivo salvar vidas, reducir los movimientos migratorios peligrosos y combatir el tráfico ilegal y la explotación. Estos objetivos no pueden lograrse sin medidas prácticas que mejoren en acceso de los migrantes y refugiados a la información.

21 Sep 2017 description

Les objectifs des Pactes Mondiaux sont notamment de sauver des vies, de réduire les déplacements dangereux et de lutter contre le trafic et l'exploitation. Ces objectifs ne peuvent pas être atteints sans des mesures pratiques visant à améliorer l'accès à l'information pour les réfugiés et les migrants.

21 Sep 2017 description
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The Global Compacts aim to save lives, reduce unsafe movement, and combat trafficking and exploitation. They cannot do so without practical action to improve access to information for refugees and migrants.

The New York Declaration of September 2016 sets out priorities for the Global Compacts for Migration and Refugees, due for adoption in 2018. These include saving lives, reducing unsafe movement, and combating trafficking and exploitation of all migrants, regardless of status.

21 Sep 2017 description

Estimates of persons-in-need are a key result expected of humanitarian needs assessments. However, they are challenging. Some are not informative, because of the methods chosen, missing and unreliable data or the way the humanitarian partners collaborate. In the absence of satisfactory PiN figures, substitutes are needed to inform prioritization and response planning. Other types of information may still be available in adequate scope, coverage and reliability.

21 Sep 2017 description

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2344 (2017), in which I was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.

21 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh - As a result of the close cooperation between the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works (KSRelief) and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to urgently respond to the needs of Rohingya in Bangladesh, the King Salman Centre has provided aid in the form of 100 tons of food, shelter and core relief items (tents, sleeping mats, blankets and food baskets). IOM has chartered a Boeing 747 to transport the aid to Bangladesh. The plane will arrive in Chittagong, Bangladesh, at 2 am on Friday (22/09).

21 Sep 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites [i]

  • As of 14 September 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 212,969 including 114,683 in Bentiu, 24,402 in Malakal, 38,448 in Juba UN House, 1,940 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 32,676 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau.
21 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Thursday his forces have begun an offensive to retake control of the town of Hawija, one of the last areas in Iraq held by Islamic State militants.

Hawija is 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and just west of the oil city of Kirkuk.

Islamic State militants have been in control of Hawija since mid-2014 when the group swept through large areas of northern and western Iraq.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 20, 2017 (NYALA) - Protests by the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kalma camp outside Nyala have forced the South Darfur government to move a rally organised to receive President al-Bashir to a site at two kilometres from the crowded camp.

A security official told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that a local security committee had held a number of meetings, which ended with a decision to shift the rally of the President who is scheduled to visit Kalma camp on Friday.

21 Sep 2017 description
  • Several incidents in central Rakhine over the past 24 hours indicate a serious deterioration of the security situation. In the late evening of 18 September, an ICRC vessel, which was being loaded with supplies for distribution, was attacked by a large group of protesters. Threats against United Nations and INGO offices are reportedly circulating on social media. All agencies have been advised to remain vigilant.

21 Sep 2017 description

1,355,764 Total refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 31 August 2017)

1,021,903 Total S.Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 31 August 2017)

340,103 S.Sudan new arrival in country (1 Jan - 18 Sept 2017)

61% Of population are children under 18

82% of the Population are women and children <18

3% Of the population are eldery

51% Of all South Sudan refugees are in Uganda

21 Sep 2017 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • As part of the UN-coordinated Regional Response Plan for the Caribbean Region after Hurricanes Irma and José, IOM is appealing for a total of USD 4.95 million to provide humanitarian relief, manage human mobility and facilitate a fast resilience-focused recovery in the form of technical expertise and knowledge transfer to government authorities. Humanitarian needs are expected to increase in the region, given Hurricane Maria’s latest impact.

21 Sep 2017 description

About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys

This research started in October 2015 and is being conducted within the framework of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities for monitoring populations on the move through the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes to Europe.

21 Sep 2017 description

Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de M. Mamadou Diallo, de la Guinée, en tant que Représentant spécial adjoint de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’appui à la justice en Haïti (MINUJUSTH). M. Diallo sera également chargé d’assumer les rôles de Coordonnateur résident et Coordonnateur humanitaire de l’ONU et de Représentant résident du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD).

21 Sep 2017 description
report Council of Europe

UNICEF reports that some 170,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2015-2016, often having no identity documents. In order to offer them protection and assistance, it is necessary to determine their age. However, currently there is no assessment process which can determine the exact age of individuals.

The PACE Committee on Migration believes that the development of a child-sensitive, holistic model of age assessment would enable European states to meet the needs of unaccompanied and separated children.