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18 Jan 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Throughout Germany, Salesian missionaries operate several projects and facilities for young refugees who have sought asylum and arrived in the country without their family. The goal is to help these youth with their daily lives and assist with finding them a home and employment, along with integrating them into their new communities.

18 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rapport mondial 2018 : Résister face aux attaques contre les droits humains

Des responsables politiques attachés aux principes et des mobilisations populaires peuvent affaiblir les populistes autoritaires et leurs programmes

18 Jan 2018 description

Bangui, January 18, 2018 - Again, civilians in Central African Republic are paying a heavy price in clashes between armed groups. since the end of December 2017, fighting between armed movements Revolution Justice (RJ) and the Mouvement de la libération de la Centrafrique (MNLC) in the North and East of Paoua town (Prefecture of Ouham Pendé in the North of the country), has displaced more than 60,000 people. An unknown number of people have sought refuge in the bush while another 15,000 from the town of Markounda and its environment have crossed the border to Chad.

18 Jan 2018 description

By Zeba Siddiqui

TEKNAF, Bangladesh, Jan 18 (Reuters) - More than 100 Rohingya Muslims have crossed into Bangladesh from Myanmar since Wednesday, with the latest refugees saying army operations are continuing in troubled Rakhine State, raising doubts about plans to send back 655,500 who had already fled.

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18 Jan 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

18 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• About 2,500 people were assisted to return to Turba village, South Darfur from Shangil Tobay IDP camp, North Darfur.

• People flee East Jebel Marra due to internal fighting within the SPLA-AW and arrive in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.

• The VRRC replaces HAC in coleading the RRR sector in West Darfur.

• AWD cases continue to decline, according to the Ministry of Health.

• SHF announces US$3 million as the first standard allocation of funds for 2018.

FIGURES 2017

18 Jan 2018 description

On Friday 12th January, 2018, 350 youth refugee students from 4 refugee camps (Gihembe, Nyabiheke, Kiziba and Kigeme) graduated from Gitwe Adventist College located in Ruhango District after 45 days of training and vocational and Education training (TVET).

All graduands trained by ADRA Rwanda and IMPACT HOPE are Congolese youth refugees. They were trained on different trades: 146 trained on hair dressing, 58 on Electricity installation and domestic maintenance, 86 on Tailoring, 35 trained on Plumbing and 24 trained on Permaculture.

18 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – Lawless armed conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) morphed into disastrous trends for the region in 2017, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its 2018 World Report.

18 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Extrajudicial Killings, Arbitrary Detentions, Migration Crisis

18 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Migration, Terrorism Responses Should Reflect Core Values

18 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict, hunger and diseases, among other factors, forced more than 700,000 people to flee South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries in 2017.

• In 2017 over 1,159 humanitarian access incidents were reported by humanitarian actors in South Sudan, indicative of increasingly difficult times for aid workers in the country.

• Humanitarian partners working in Malakal PoC site in Upper Nile are stepping up response activities to address the incidence of people attempting suicide.

18 Jan 2018 description

SCENARIOS FOR LAND ALLOCATION

There are two scenarios for allocating land to agencies for service provision within Rohingya Refugee settlements.

a. Kutupalong / Balukhali extension areas

18 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

World Report 2018: Fighting for Rights Succeeds

Principled Politicians and Popular Protest Weaken Authoritarian Populist Agenda

(Paris) – Political leaders willing to fight for human rights principles showed that they could limit authoritarian populist agendas, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2018, reviewing events of the past year. When combined with mobilized publics and effective multilateral actors, these leaders demonstrated that the rise of anti-rights governments is not inevitable.

18 Jan 2018 description

Bangui, le 18 janvier 2018 – Les civils en République centrafricaine paient à nouveau un lourd tribut aux affrontements entre groupes armés. Les combats qui opposent depuis la fin du mois de décembre 2017 les mouvements armés « Révolution Justice » (RJ) et le « Mouvement national de la libération de la Centrafrique » (MNLC) au Nord et à l’Est de la ville de Paoua (Préfecture de l’Ouham Pendé dans le Nord du pays) ont fait plus de 60 000 déplacés internes.

18 Jan 2018 description

In response to the call of UNRWA's Commissioner-General, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has decided to allocate 19 million EURO over the next 3 years to UNRWA, the United Nations agency which provides humanitarian help to Palestinian refugees. Belgium is one of the few donors that provides this kind of multi-annual funding.

18 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

JERUSALEM, 17 January 2018

The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees says it is facing “the gravest financial crisis” in its history after the United States announced it was holding back planned funding. But the agency is also promising that services for more than five million people in the Middle East aren’t on the chopping block just yet.

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