UNHCR’s protection chief calls for more support to Rakhine state

UNHCR's protection chief completes visit to Myanmar with call for more support to Rakhine state

YANGON, Myanmar, July 16 (UNHCR) – A top official of the UN refugee agency responsible for protection has called for more concerted support to resolve the plight of displaced people in Myanmar and those with undetermined citizenship. UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Volker Türk, made his remarks at the end of a five-day mission More...

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“Why should people be attacked because they are gay?” - Defying homophobia in Cameroon
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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“Why should people be attacked because they are gay?” – Defying homophobia in Cameroon

In Cameroon, defending the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people or being LGBTI comes with the risk of being attacked or even killed. The murder of Eric Ohena Lembembe, a human More...

Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries

UNITED NATIONS, Jul 13 2015 (IPS) – When international donors pledge millions of dollars either for post-conflict reconstruction or for humanitarian aid, deliveries are rarely on schedule: they are either More...

2,499 refugee families receive support for rental subsidies and reintegration grants
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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2,499 refugee families receive support for rental subsidies and reintegration grants

US$ 1.46 million in funding made available for outstanding rental subsidy payments (US$ 556,900) to cover the period from September to December 2014 and US$ 500 reintegration grants to replace lost household goods More...

WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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WHO delivers urgent health supplies to Aden

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday it had delivered life-saving medical supplies to the southern city of Aden in Yemen, where most health facilities are “non-functional” due to fighting More...

Sustainable development goals will be hard sell for United Nations
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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Sustainable development goals will be hard sell for United Nations

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon grouped the sustainable development goals into six ‘essential elements’: dignity, people, planet, prosperity, justice and partnership. Photograph: Xinhua/Landov / Barcroft Media Fifteen More...

The blockade’s damaging impact on Gaza’s businesses and labourers
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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The blockade’s damaging impact on Gaza’s businesses and labourers

In the first floor of a tall, beige building in the Jabalia neighbourhood in northern Gaza, Mujahed Mahmoud al-Sosi sits behind a small desk full of piled papers and notepads. A map of the Middle East decorates More...

UNICEF gives floor to CAR youth through telephony
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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UNICEF gives floor to CAR youth through telephony

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched the “You Report” project which allows young Central African Republic citizens to express themselves, thanks to a mobile phone hotline covering various More...

Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
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Books not Bullets: A birthday request from Malala

Malala Day (Malala’s birthday) is this Sunday, July 12th. She is turning 18 and she is done with wishes. Instead of the birthday greetings, cake, balloons, gifts, parties, new clothes, special songs or any other More...

Interview - After decade of disasters, UN shifts its Asia operations
By IntDevCommunities On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
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Interview – After decade of disasters, UN shifts its Asia operations

BANGKOK, June 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The United Nations is downsizing its humanitarian staff in some Asian countries where governments have stepped up with funds and manpower after a decade of More...


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