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21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).

21 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

The fate of up to five children still trapped under the rubble in a Mexico City school, following yesterday’s powerful earthquake, is growing more desperate by the hour.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 11:55pm

Efforts are under way to pull one young girl from underneath the ruins, where more than 20 children are already confirmed to have died, but local authorities and rescue efforts are overwhelmed due to the sheer scale of the destruction.

The death toll in the country stands at more than 200 and is expected to rise further in the coming hours.

21 Sep 2017 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Violence and conflict during political activities is widespread and they have a disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities (PWDs) in a multitude of ways. Through a number of factors, conflict situations also contribute to extreme mental, emotional, and physical harm to individuals with disabilities (acquired through conflict or otherwise), their families and the community at large. These harms and their after-effects can last for year’s even decades, causing further stress between and within communities.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

This study reviews the laws, policies and related frameworks in 23 countries in East and Southern Africa that create either impediments to, or an enabling environment for, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR). The assessment resulted in the development of a harmonized regional legal framework, which translates international and regional legal provisions into useful strategies. It gives recommendations based on applicable core legal values and principles, gleaned from a range of conventions, charters, political commitments, guidelines and declarations.

21 Sep 2017 description

The “Quick” Municipal Protection Profile aims to provide a snapshot of the basic demographics, absorptive capacity and general situation of host municipalities affected by the Marawi Crisis. This may be used as a starting point for information and analysis that can help humanitarian agencies, policy makers and other stakeholders concerning their emergency response.

Displacement

  • 9,787 DISPLACED PERSONS (1,736 FAMILIES)

  • 1 ACTIVE EVACUATION CENTER

  • 474 (96 FAMILIES)
    INSIDE EVACUATION CENTERS

21 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The displaced population continues to face prevailing protection concerns. These include, among others:

  1. Inclusion and exclusion concerns after the data cleansing on the general registry of IDPs.

  2. Observed tension among IDPs due to inequitable distribution and dwindling of humanitarian assistance.

  3. IDPs continue to fear for their safety.

INCIDENT BACKGROUND

21 Sep 2017 description
infographic Danish Refugee Council

Summary: A snapshot of the latest data, trends, and analysis of migratory flows and protection issues faced by people on the move in and out of Turkey

21 Sep 2017 description
report Radio Free Asia

Six Myanmar soldiers, including regiment officers, have admitted to killing three ethnic Kachin refugees in the town of Mansi in northern Myanmar’s Kachin state, where the national army is engaged in hostilities with an ethnic armed group, a village official said.

The soldiers confessed that they were responsible for the killings during a hearing at military court on Tuesday in Mansi.

21 Sep 2017 description

Michaëlle Jean a participé le mercredi 20 septembre à la conférence "Financer le futur - Éducation 2030" organisée par l’UNICEF/UNESCO dans le cadre de la 72ème session de l’Assemblée générale des Nations unies à New-York.

21 Sep 2017 description

Fifty-four refugees detained by Australia on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island have been accepted for resettlement in the United States.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

21 Sep 2017 description

Members of the Committee for the Implementation of Recommendations on Arakan State arrived yesterday in state capital Sittwe, where they met with Nyi Pu, the region’s chief minister.

Nyi Pu and members of his regional government met the delegation at Sittwe airport before escorting them to one of the many camps sheltering internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Arakan, also known as Rakhine.

21 Sep 2017 description

La Police des Nations Unies (UNPOL) à Gao, a organisé les 19 et 20 septembre 2017, une séance de sensibilisation au profit d’une trentaine de membres de la société civile, sur la police de proximité. Cette nouvelle approche, en cours d’expérimentation à Bamako et Mopti, a suscité un grand intérêt chez les participants réunis dans la salle de conférence du conseil régional de la jeunesse de Gao.

21 Sep 2017 description

Ce 19 septembre 2017 à la Maison Centrale d’Arrêt de Bamako (MCA), s’est tenu en présence des Ministres de la Justice et des droits de l’homme, la cérémonie de remise officielle du projet de la MINUSMA, pour l’amélioration des conditions de détention des personnes handicapées.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

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20 septembre 2017 – Un an après l'adoption de la Déclaration de New York sur les réfugiés et les migrants par les 193 Etats membres des Nations Unies, de hauts responsables de l'Organisation ont appelé mercredi les gouvernements à s'assurer que les nouveaux pactes mondiaux actuellement en cours de négociation soient solides et centrés sur les droits des personnes en déplacement.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Caritas

"Kit de dignité" pour les femmes victimes des violences (Photo UNFPA)Tshikapa, le 20 septembre 2017(caritasdev.cd) : La Caritas-Développement Luebo a récemment distribué à Tshikapa des « kits de dignité » à 500 femmes ciblées, ayant été victimes des violences dans leurs villages proches de Tshikapa, dans la Province du Kasaï. Chacune d’elles a reçu un sceau, une pièce wax (pagnes) pour femmes, un paquet de bandes hygiéniques, une brosse à dent, de la pâte dentifrice, des savons de toilette et de lessive ainsi qu’un sous-vêtement.

21 Sep 2017 description

Bruxelles, le 20 septembre 2017

Garantir aux enfants en situation d'urgence un accès à l'éducation figure parmi les principales priorités du financement humanitaire de l'UE.

La Commission européenne a annoncé ce jour qu'elle augmenterait encore la part du financement humanitaire permettant de scolariser des enfants dans les zones de crise partout dans le monde. En 2018, 8 % du budget humanitaire de l'UE ira à l'éducation en situation d'urgence, ce qui est bien au-dessus de la moyenne mondiale, où cette part est inférieure à 3 %.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Felix Horne
Senior Researcher, Horn of Africa

“Wako” fled Ethiopia for Kenya in 2012, after his release from prison. He had been locked up for two years after campaigning for the Oromo People’s Congress, an opposition party that has often been targeted by the government.

In Kenya, he hoped to be safe. But six months later Ethiopian officials kidnapped him in Nairobi and brought him to Ethiopia’s notorious Ziway prison, where he was mistreated and tortured, before being released. He fled to Kenya a second time.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/11949

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE PLÉNIÈRE
SOIXANTE-DOUZIÈME SESSION, 7E À 10E SÉANCES PLÉNIÈRES, MATIN, APRÈS-MIDI & SOIR

Au deuxième jour du débat général annuel de l’Assemblée générale, une trentaine de chefs d’État et de gouvernement ont défendu leur vision du monde, dans le contexte des crises liées au climat, au nucléaire et au terrorisme international.