Next Page: 10000

          Why More Dictators Are Killing and Abducting Dissidents Abroad      Cache   Translate Page      

In Sheridan Circle on Washington’s Embassy Row lies a small plaque, little noticed by both tourists and locals, marking the spot where a car bomb killed Chilean diplomat-turned-think-tanker Orlando Letelier along with his American co-worker Ronni Moffitt in 1976. Letelier, since leaving Chile, had become a leading critic of Augusto Pinochet’s regime, and declassified documents later showed that the dictator had directly ordered the killing.

A dictatorship killing one of its citizens on the streets of a foreign capital is a brazen act but is by no means unheard of. Social scientists have traditionally defined a state as the entity that controls the use of physical force for domination within a given territory. But states, particularly those of an authoritarian bent, have frequently sought to project violence against dissidents and defectors far beyond their borders. An effective authoritarian state needs its most prominent critics to know that an ice ax in the back is still a possibility, even if they leave.

While it’s not exactly a new phenomenon, as Letelier and numerous other historical cases prove, the killing or abduction of foreign critics by authoritarian regimes appears to be alarmingly normalized today. Also alarming: Some of the countries where these crimes take place seem uninterested in doing anything to stop them.

Last week, Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of its ruling royal family living in exile in the United States, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a document related to his upcoming wedding. He has not been heard from since then, and Turkish officials reportedly believe he was murdered by a special team sent from Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s government has been brutal to dissidents and opponents, and technically speaking Khashoggi entered Saudi territory when he went inside the consulate building, but he had apparently been unconcerned, telling friends before his disappearance that he had been treated well during previous visits to Saudi embassies and consulates. His fiancée says he told her not to worry, since “they would not dare attempt anything within Turkey’s borders.”

Then again, perhaps no one should assume they are safe from a government that more or less took the prime minister of Lebanon hostage for several days last year. Ghanem al-Dosary, a London-based Saudi dissident, told the New York Times that Khashoggi’s disappearance was a message from the regime to its critics “that our hands can reach you wherever you are.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that the Saudi government prove its claim that Khashoggi walked out of the consulate unharmed. While a reasonable request, this umbrage is somewhat ironic given Turkey’s own pursuit of its critics abroad. Under Erdogan, the Turkish government has launched an aggressive crackdown on supporters of Fethullah Gülen, the influential and controversial cleric it accuses of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup. Thousands of accused Gülenists, including U.S. citizens, have been arrested, and the manhunt has gone global as well. Often, this is a matter of pushing foreign governments to extradite Gülenists back to Turkey, but sometimes the line between arrest and abduction has been blurred. In March, six Gülenists in Kosovo were shipped back to Turkey after being arrested over links to Gülenists schools, but Kosovo’s prime minister said he had not been aware of the operation, and local media dubbed it a “kidnapping.” In July, the government of Mongolia prevented what appeared to be an attempted abduction of a Gülenist school leader. Then there’s Gülen himself: Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into allegations, corroborated by former CIA Director James Woolsey, that Turkish officials had met with former U.S. National Security Adviser and unacknowledged Turkey lobbyist Michael Flynn to discuss a plan to abduct the cleric from his compound in Pennsylvania and deliver him back to Turkey. And that’s not to mention the beating of protesters in Washington by Erdogan’s own bodyguards in 2017.

Of course, the most prominent recent attack by an authoritarian government on an exiled critic was the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England in March, an attack that Vladimir Putin’s government has only half-heartedly tried to deny. According to a BuzzFeed investigation last year, U.S. authorities believe that as many as 14 people, including billionaire Boris Berezovsky, whose death had been ruled a suicide in 2013, had been killed by Russian secret services in Britain in recent years. Dozens more opponents of the Putin regime have been killed under suspicious circumstances abroad.

China has also been reaching across borders to pursue its critics. Prominent dissidents have been reportedly abducted from Thailand and sent back to China for detention. As for foreign-residing Uighurs—the Muslim minority that Beijing has recently been repressing in a brutal campaign that’s been dubbed a “cultural genocide”—the authorities’ preferred tactic appears to be threatening their families living within China unless they return home.

Last week also saw the bizarre disappearance and resignation of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese official who led Interpol, in what appeared to be a highly unusual move by a state government against the leader of a major international organization, all the more troubling since the exact charges against Meng have not been made public.

Numerous other examples abound. Two women are currently on trial in Malaysia over the killing—likely in cooperation, willing or not, with North Korean operatives—of Kim Jong-nam, brother of the current North Korean leader. The government of Iran stands accused by French authorities of orchestrating the attempted bombing of a meeting of a prominent exile group in Paris.

The response of the governments of countries where these incidents happen has often been muted—and that’s a problem. The British government’s tepid reaction to the 2006 poisoning of former FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko very well could have led Vladimir Putin to conclude there would be little consequence for pulling the same stunt there again.

Often diplomatic considerations are behind these muted reactions. France, for instance, is unlikely to press its case against Iran too hard, given that it’s currently trying to preserve what’s left of the 2015 nuclear deal.

It’s hard to make those sorts of excuses for President Donald Trump, who has spoken approvingly of how leaders like Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, and Erdogan conduct their business. When Putin suggested allowing Russian investigators to question 11 U.S. citizens he views as enemies, including former Ambassador Michael McFaul, in exchange for “cooperation” in the investigation of 2016 election interference, Trump called it an “incredible offer.” Trump was also reportedly reluctant and angry about the expulsion of Russian diplomats in response to the Skripal poisoning.

After days of silence over the alleged abduction and possible murder of Khashoggi, Trump, who often touts his close relationship with the Saudi royal family, finally acknowledged that there were some “pretty bad stories” going around about the journalist and U.S.
resident’s fate and said, “Hopefully that will sort itself out.” The Saudis are probably not too worried about a fierce U.S. response at this point.

But if we’re going to fault Trump’s rhetoric for contributing to the sense of impunity felt by authoritarian governments, we should also acknowledge Barack Obama’s covert drone campaign in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. This isn’t to draw any moral equivalence between the targeting of members of groups like al-Qaida, the Taliban, and ISIS and the murders and abductions of dissidents and journalists by dictatorships. But the targeted killing of a country’s enemies outside a declared battlefield was once considered exceptional, and the U.S. has helped make it routine.

More disturbing still may be the possibility that state violence is becoming globalized. The human rights community, more often than not, views the world in terms of distinct countries, classifying them as “free” or “unfree.” The much-maligned International Criminal Court is hamstrung by the fact that its jurisdiction is limited to only the countries that accept it.

Once upon a time, it was thought that globalization would undermine authoritarian systems in individual states as economic liberalization and new forms of communications overwhelm their defenses against outside influence. But the influence, of course, ended up going both ways. Today, we live in a world where China’s economic clout influences what classes are taught at U.S. universities and what movies are produced by Hollywood. The same internet that brings Western media into Russia allows the Russian state to influence elections around the world.

Authoritarian states clearly do not feel their authority is limited by state borders. So it’s no surprise they don’t feel their ability to inflict violence is limited either.


           Comment on Short Story: Terms and Conditions by Simon BJ       Cache   Translate Page      
From Somalia, I've been sending my earlier selves in the UK registered letters with instructions. Provided these are carried out I won't have to press the red button. I hope my holding our future self to ransom like this will persuade my notoriously stubborn former-mes to comply. While still being outwith DTS jurisdiction...oh wait...what's that noise..arrgh...burn the letters..... (Loved the story)
          Ending Somalia's Current Political Stalemate      Cache   Translate Page      
The Mogadishu-based Heritage Institute for Policy Studies published in October a policy brief titled "Options To End Somalia's Current Political Stalemate."

The paper identified seven steps that political leaders could take to overcome the current stalemate in Somalia.
           Comment on I don’t need to forgive my enemies. by Rosenmops       Cache   Translate Page      
" You might even be so bigoted as to wish for a better mating pool for your children and grandchildren than Arabs and Somalians. To act as if this is a made up or even new preference is idiotic." Just thinking of my daughter or granddaughter getting involved with an Arab or Somali ffills me with anxiety. I wish things were the way they were when I was young, when Canada was more or less a mono-culture. I never thought about people of other races. I hardly new that Islam existed. If there was just a small amount of immigration, the immigrants would become assimilated. But Canada has massive amounts of immigration. II am brought into contact with people of other races for my work, and I don't have any animosity towards them in that context.
          Movie review: Paul Greengrass’s harrowing ‘22 July’ examines the aftermath of a massacre      Cache   Translate Page      
You know Paul Greengrass for his lucrative collaborations with Matt Damon on three of the four “Jason Bourne” films, but what the writer-director really excels at are his smaller, more intimate explorations of real-life tragedies born out of political descent: “Bloody Sunday” about the Irish Troubles, “United 93” about heroism on 9/11, and “Captain Phillips” about the desperate lives of Somalians under vicious rule.All three are [...]
          Smuggling trade through Iran earns Al-Shabab militants $7.5m a year      Cache   Translate Page      
article author: 
Author: 
Tue, 2018-10-09 23:53

NEW YORK: Al-Shabab militants in Somalia are funding their extremism with $7.5 million a year from smuggling through transit points in Iran, according to a new UN report.

The group, which is affiliated with Al-Qaeda, illegally exports charcoal to Iranian ports using fake country of origin certificates from Comoros, Ivory Coast and Ghana.

Main category: 

          UK Minister for Africa makes maiden visit to Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      
The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin MP, made her first trip to Somalia over the weekend, visiting Mogadishu. Minister Baldwin used her visit to follow up on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent visit to Africa, during which she announced new packages of support for Somalia, to help progress a comprehensive approach to Somalia’s […]
          Pesawat buatan anak bangsa CN-235 dan Nurtanio dipamerkan di pertemuan IMF-World Bank      Cache   Translate Page      
"Sudah ada beberapa delegasi IMF-WB yang tertarik dengan produk-produk PT Dirgantara, di antaranya ada menteri menteri dari Madagaskar dan Somalia."
          It Could Be Worse      Cache   Translate Page      
There are places in the world that are worse than the rather sorry state of the United States of America these days. We have fallen far, but we are still no where near the bottom on this planet of ours.

We do not live in Russia where gangsters and oligarchs rule, unprovoked wars are fought, and alcoholism and suicide are so rampant that the life expectancy of men has plummeted.

We do not live in Venezuela which is experiencing an economic melt down.

We do not live in China which has capricious waves of crackdown on unpopular factions and propaganda talk out of Orwell's "1984", and minority populations on the fringes are treated little better than Jews in Nazi Germany.

We do not live in Syria or Yemen which are currently in the midst of active civil wars with international dimensions that transform these wars in proxy wars of a kind not seen since the Cold War.

We do not live in Saudi Arabia which is a vile theocratic monarchy.

We do not live in Afghanistan which is in the midst of a slow burning civil war that has been interrupted only briefly since 1979.

We do not live in North Korea where an emerging monarch arbitrarily executes people, starvation is rampant, and the entire outside world is shut out.

We do not live in Northern Nigeria where underfed herders fight genocidal wars against marginal subsistence farmers and high school girls are kidnapped en masse and turned into sex slaves.

We do not live in Uzbekistan where torture is the tool that is used to keep the masses under the leadership's thumb.

We do not live in Myanmar where soldiers kill and rape and burn down villages of a Muslim minority with abandon.

We do not live in the Philippines were a murderous thug fans indiscriminate violence and disasters routinely take great tolls on people's lives.

We do not live in El Salvador, where gang violence and unchecked criminal activity have reached such epic proportions that people are fleeing the country as refugees.

We do not live in Gaza where there are no resources, an embargo of the outside world, privation, oppression and sporadic military incursions, while local "democratic" leaders are often warlords and terrorists.

We do not live in Botswana where development is woefully behind and more than 15% of the population has AID/HIV.

We do not live in Somalia where warlord managed anarchy is still the rule, war driven famine is common place, and there is no legitimate government which can exercise meaningful control over the nation.

We are close on the heels of Hungary and Poland in backing away from and dismantling democratic institutions, but we aren't quite there yet.

We have a mixed set of economic signals, with falling unemployment but also falling real wages, with a trade war looming, but not yet in full bloom. But, we have not had to weather the economic collapse that struck Greece not so long ago.

We are no longer a shining beacon on a hill. We are no long the best place in the world to live. We have lost our leadership on so many fronts. But, we are far from the worst place in the world to live either.

          Somalia: Procurement Assistant      Cache   Translate Page      
Organization: CTG
Country: Somalia
Closing date: 18 Oct 2018

Overview of CTG:

CTG support and manage humanitarian projects in fragile and conflict-affected countries around the world. With past performance in 15 countries – from the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and Central and South America – we offer a holistic fabric of project management, implementation and support. Skilled in emergency response to crises such as the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, we have the ability to act quickly (crisis response teams can be on the ground in 24 hours) and to establish structured operations in high-risk environments. CTG recruit and manage qualified, skilled teams with extensive experience operating in challenging conditions.

Overview of the position:

The fundamental mission of our client is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy & in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged & excluded children & families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For our client, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop & reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life in its social, political, economic, civic & cultural dimensions her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education & protection of a society's most disadvantaged citizens addressing inequity not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth & stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of our client, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Post is office-based, with required travel to sub offices. If assigned to an emergency relief operation, incumbent is expected to perform the above functions under severely reduced working conditions, related to office accommodations, procedures, workload, mobility & institutional & personal safety.

Role objective:

Under the general supervision & direct guidance of the Supply Assistant assists in the procurement of all kinds of services with special reference to construction activities.

Summary of key functions/accountability:

  • Under the procurement procedures, drafts Request for Quotations (RFQs), Invitation to Bids (ITBs) & Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to pre-qualified & client registered local suppliers. Prepares summary of bids including information on price and conditions of offer.
  • Once decision on supplier is taken, prepare institutional contracts/LTA's purchase order in VISION for program & logistics services once approval is granted, ensures distribution of signed purchase document to all required offices & ensures obligation of funds is recorded. Follow up on delivery of PO, renewal of POs &/or extensions.
  • Place Expression of Interest (EOI) in the newspapers, receive company profiles resulting from the EOI & pre-qualify suitable suppliers to provide the consultancy/services.
  • Compiles lists of local sources of procurement, contacts local vendors for price quotations, Register & update all suppliers & Institutional contractors in vision.
  • Coordinates meetings of the Tender Committee or Local Committee on contracts, by arranging for suitable dates & rooms & by preparing & distributing files containing the cases to be presented.
  • Assist in monitoring of LTAs for all institutional contracts & follow on expiry dates for extension/amendments or fresh bidding process for contracting.
  • Ensures supplier performance monitoring & documentation of same, highlighting any discrepancies.
  • Extract/Compile purchase requisitions/contract delivery status report for follow up with the suppliers for the delivery of the service, if required.
  • Maintains manual & automated procurement documents & related correspondences files & records.

Impact of Results:

  • It is expected that this post will assist in reducing errors made in specifying supply inputs, procuring directly, reduce delivery delays & over expenditure & as a result increase organization's credibility with the assisted govt.

Project reporting:

  • This role reports to the Supply Associate.

Team management:

  • This role does not have team management responsibility.

Geographical experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Africa (desirable).

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Somali are essential.

Key competencies:

Education:

  • Completion of secondary education.
  • Working knowledge of computer Word & Excel applications.
  • Training in Procurement, Logistics Administration & Warehouse Management.

Experience:

  • Five years general supply or procurement work, which should have provided a good knowledge of supply & procurement practices & procedures.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in written & oral English & Somali languages required.

Required Competencies:

Core Values:

  • Commitment.
  • Diversity & inclusion.
  • Integrity.

Core Competencies:

  • Communication.
  • Working with people.
  • Drive for results.

Functional Competencies:

  • Analyzing.
  • Applying technical expertise.
  • Following instructions & procedures.
  • Planning & organizing.

Other relevant information:

  • To be advised.

How to apply:

Candidates interested in applying for this role need to register on CTG website as a candidate and apply for this role using the below link:
https://recruitmentctg.force.com/xcdrecruit__Site_ExternalPositionDetails?id=a111o00000C3awc


          Clandestini, irregolari... quanti termini per indicare cosa?      Cache   Translate Page      
In queste ultime settimane, come è noto, il nostro ministro degli Interni si è scagliato ripetutamente contro i migranti. "Irregolari", "clandestini", ed altri termini escono quotidianamente sui giornali. Ma sappiamo cosa significano questi termini? Perchè nessuno è clandestino o è irregolare. Questi sono concetti legali, non naturali. L'essere umano nasce come essere umano, punto e basta. Immaginiamo di andare nella nurse di un ospedale. Ci sono 10 bambini. Noi possiamo sapere chi è nato da genitori che hanno la nazionalità italiana, chi da genitori che hanno il permesso di soggiorno e chi da genitori che non hanno documenti? Ricordo un vecchio film, in bianco e nero (non ne ricordo il titolo). Ci sono un gruppo di signore anziane che vanno dalla direttrice di una scuola e parlano di continuo di bambini orfani in senso negativo. Ad un certo punto la direttrice si alza e sbraita: "Orfani, orfani, orfani. Voi vi riempite la bocca con questa parola". Poi va alla finestra, la apre e continua: "Adesso guardate quei bambini fuori che stanno giocando e ditemi chi di loro è orfano". Le signore anziane tacciono. Ed è quello il succo della faccenda: i bambini sono bambini. Lì si parlava di orfani, ma io potrei dire lo stesso dei figli di irregolari: come li si distingue dai figli di persone regolarmente in Italia? Ma chi decide chi è regolare in Italia o non regolare? Semplice, una legge. O meglio, tecnicamente un regolamento del Ministero dell'Interno. Quello che è attualmente in vigore è stato scritto nel 2010, quando Ministro dell'Interno era Roberto Maroni. E risente profondamente del razzismo leghista: infatti stringe eccessivamente le maglie per impedire il riconoscimento a quante più persone possibile. Anche violando importanti trattati internazionali. Basti pensare che, secondo questo regolamento, un nigeriano non può avere asilo in Italia, neanche di tipo umanitario. Nonostante nel suo Paese rischi di morire per gli attentati e le decapitazioni di Boko Haram o per l'attacco di uno dei numerosi gruppi di estremisti islamici o cristiani, nonostante rischi la vita per le numerose bande armate che circolano nella zona della foce del Niger, nulla di tutto questo è sufficiente per avere una tutela dallo Stato Italiano. Secondo il regolamento, il nigeriano deve tornare a casa sua e farsi ammazzare. Perchè? Perchè altrimenti è irregolare in Italia. E' una cosa normale?In realtà, la qualifica di irregolare o di clandestino è un marchio. Non diverso da quello che i nazisti mettevano agli ebrei: allora era una stella gialla, oggi è la mancanza di documenti, che nega qualsiasi diritto alle persone. Ma questa è una scelta politica, niente altro che quello. C'è un governo che decide di considerare certe persone di serie B perchè non sono nate nel posto giusto. Tutto qui. Insomma, è anche questa una forma di... come la vogliamo chiamare? Apartheid? Razzismo? Non importa, sono parole. Quello che conta è l'effetto che si crea. Un effetto che si riassume in discriminazione, in impossibilità di essere tutelato dalla legge. Ma siamo ben lontani dalla criminalità, come vogliono affermare i razzisti. Un irregolare viola la legge, ma viola una legge ingiusta. E' criminalità questa? Avrei i miei dubbi, per usare un eufemismo. Naturalmente a questo punto salta su il solito imbecille che strepita: "Ma tutti questi africani, mica possiamo ospitarli in Italia". Cominciamo col dire che nessuno di questi africani vuole venire in Italia. Potessero scegliere, rimarrebbero nel loro Paese, tra i loro amici e i familiari. Come del resto farebbe ognuno di noi. Chi sorride all'idea di andare in un Paese sconosciuto? Anche nelle migliori condizioni, crea difficoltà non da poco. E per gli africani venire in Italia non è cosa da poco: devono attraversare il Mediterraneo a bordo di gusci di noce, sperando di non affogare; e non di rado devono anche attraversare il deserto del Sahara. Insomma non è certo agevole. Ma poichè nel loro Paese c'è una guerra in corso, qualcosa devono fare per salvarsi. E badate, c'è sempre una guerra in corso. CHe sia una guerra civile, una guerra con un altro Paese (come tra Somalia ed Eritrea), una guerra con la fame e con la sete, comunque c'è una guerra in corso. E loro cercano di sopravvivere. Detto questo, in realtà noi possiamo accogliere un gran numero di profughi, enormemente superiore a quelli che abbiamo accolto finora. In LIbano i profughi sono il 40% della popolazione. Usano la stessa proporzione, significa che in Italia possiamo accoglierne 24 milioni. Nell'intera Europa, 120 milioni. Non è l'intera Africa, ma è un bel pezzo di sicuro. Se poi aggiungiamo che al ritmo di 200 mila migranti l'anno, ci vogliono circa 600 anni per raggiungere quella cifra, è facile capire come l'arrivo dei migranti non è un problema. Lo diventa solo perchè ci sono pseudopolitici privi di scrupoli che fanno in modo da creare paura nella popolazione e poi sfruttano quella paura per ottenere consenso. Lo stesso per l'allarme criminalità degli stranieri, che viene lanciato ogni tanto dai suddetti politici. In realtà, i dati veri, analizzati con raziocinio, dimostrano che se ci limitiamo ai crimini violenti (omicidi, stupro, violenza sessuale, ecc.) la quantità di reati è più o meno identica per ogni gruppo etnico: intorno al 6%. Cioè, se prendiamo 1000 italiani a caso o 1000 marocchini a caso o 1000 senegalesi a caso, troveremo in media tra di loro 60 criminali. E' chiaro che nei criminali non considero quello che vende borse false sulla spiaggia o DVD contraffatti in mezzo alla strada. Mi spiace per i titolari dei marchi contraffatti, ma io non mi sento minacciato da una borsa falsa Prada o dal DVD dell'ultimo film della Marvel. Quindi, fatta questa differenziazione, ecco che il livello di criminalità degli stranieri crolla di colpo. E quindi ci permette di guardare all'arrivo dei migranti con un occhio meno impaurito. In fondo, la soluzione potrebbe essere quella indicata da John Lennon, nella sua famosissima canzone "Imagine": "Immagina che non ci siano nazioni. Non è difficile da fare". Se togli i confini, se togli l'odio verso chi viene da un altro Paese, hai eliminato praticamente tutti i conflitti. E hai eliminato il concetto di irregolare e di clandestino. Semplice, no? Come diceva una pubblicità dell'Amref: "Basta poco, che ci vuole?".
          Movie review: Paul Greengrass’s harrowing ‘22 July’ examines the aftermath of a massacre      Cache   Translate Page      
You know Paul Greengrass for his lucrative collaborations with Matt Damon on three of the four “Jason Bourne” films, but what the writer-director really excels at are his smaller, more intimate explorations of real-life tragedies born out of political descent: “Bloody Sunday” about the Irish Troubles, “United 93” about heroism on 9/11, and “Captain Phillips” about the desperate lives of Somalians under vicious rule.All three are [...]
          Civilians major victims of explosive violence      Cache   Translate Page      
from SAAD MUSE in Mogadishu, Somalia MOGADISHU, (CAJ News) – SOME 1 850 people have been killed during explosive violence across the globe last month. A majority of those killed are civilians, who make up 1 066 deaths, or 58 percent of total casualties. According to the Action on Armed Violence (AOAV), the deaths were […]
          Thematic Focus: Solutions - Pt. 1      Cache   Translate Page      
"Community Sponsorship Could Transform Refugee Resettlement – and Australia," The Guardian, 21 Sept. 2018 [text]Denmark Continues Freeze on Refugee Resettlement (Infomigrants, Oct. 2018) [text]Finding Our Place - Compelling Accounts: Refugee and Migrant Resettlement in Australia (Swinburne Univ. of Technology, 2018) [text]"Historical Trauma, Resettlement, and Intervention Strategies: An Analysis of Somali‐Canadian's Experiences," International Migration, vol. 56, no. 2 (April 2018) [free full-text]New Scots Refugee Integration Strategy 2018-2022: Equality Impact Assessment (Scottish Govt., Oct. 2018) [text]"Repatriation of Afghan Refugees from Iran: A Shelter Profile Study," Journal of International Humanitarian Action, 3:13 (Oct. 2018) [open access]Resettled Syrian Refugees in Oxford, RSC Research in Brief, no. 9 (Refugee Studies Centre, Sept. 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]"Schooling as a Basis for Naturalisation: Exploring the…
          Al-Shabab says it executes 5 suspected spies in Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      
The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for U.S., British and Somali intelligence agencies. Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station, … Click to Continue »
          World's Most Powerful Passport Revealed As Countries' Global Rankings Shift      Cache   Translate Page      
Japan passport holders will find it easier than ever to travel the world, as their travel documents have just moved up in the global Henley Passport Index to take the top spot.

The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all of the passports in the world based on the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.

Until now Japan had been sharing joint first place with Singapore, which gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan earlier this year bringing its total to 189 countries.

However, earlier this month Japan gained visa-free access to Myanmar bringing its total to 190 - once again taking it to the top spot.


It's still a milestone for both Japan and Singapore, as 2018 is the first year in the index's 13-year history that either of them has had the most powerful passport in the world.
Both are way ahead of the UK and US which share fifth place with Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg - but it's worth noting that the top four spots are shared by 10 countries.

Experts had previously revealed that the UK ranking is unlikely to increase until there is certainty regarding Brexit.
Full Henley Passport Index 2018

    Japan (190 countries)
    Singapore (189 countries)
    Germany, France, South Korea (188 countries)
    Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain (187 countries)
    Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA (186 countries)
    Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada (185 countries)
    Australia, Greece, Malta (183 countries)
    New Zealand, Czech Republic (182 countries)
    Iceland (181 countries)
    Hungary, Slovenia, Malyasia (180 countries)
    Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania (179 countries)
    Liechtenstein, Estonia (178 countries)
    Poland (175 countries)
    Monaco, Chile (174 countries)
    Cyprus (173 countries)
    Brazil (171 countries)
    Argentina, Hong Kong (170 countries)
    Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania (169 countries)
    Andorra, San Marino (168 countries)
    Brunei (165 countries)
    Israel, Barbados, UAE (161 countries)
    Mexico (158 countries)
    Bahamas (155 countries)
    Uruguay (154 countries)
    Seychelles (152 countries)
    St Kitts & Nevis (151 countries)
    Antigua (150 countries)
    Costa Rica (149 countries)
    Vatican City, Taiwan (148 countries)
    Trinidad and Tobago (147 countries)
    Mauritius, St Lucia (146 countries)
    St Vincent and the Grenadines (145 countries)
    Macao, Grenada (144 countries)
    Paraguay (143 countries)
    Panama (141 countries)
    Venezulea, Honduras (138 countries)
    Dominica, Guatemala, El Savador (137 countries)
    Peru (135 countries)
    Serbia, Solomon Islands (130 countries)
    Samoa, Vanuatu (129 countries)
    Nicaragua, Ukraine (128 countries)
    Colombia, Tuvalu (127 countries)
    Macedonia (125 countries)
    Marshall Islands, Tonga (124 countries)
    Kiribati, Montenegro (123 countries)
    Micronesia, Moldova (122 countries)
    Russia, Palau Islands (119 countries)
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (118 countries)
    Albania (114 countries)
    Georgia (112 countries)
    Turkey (111 countries)
    South Africa (102 countries)
    Belize (101 countries)
    Timor-Leste (98 countries)
    Ecuador, Kuwait (93 countries)
    Fiji (90 countries)
    Guyana (88 countries)
    Maldives (87 countries)
    Nauru (86 countries)
    Qatar (85 countries)
    Jamaica (84 countries)
    Papua New Guinea (83 countries)
    Botswana (82 countries)
    Bahrain (81 countries)
    Suriname (80 countries)
    Bolivia (79 countries)
    Oman (78 countries)
    Belarus, Thailand (77 countries)
    Namibia, Kazakhstan (76 countries)
    Saudi Arabia (75 countries)
    Lesotho, China (74 countries)
    Indonesia (73 countries)
    Swaziland, Kenya, Malawi (71 countries)
    Gambia, Tanzania, Zambia (68 countries)
    Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Dominican Republic (66 countries)
    Cape Verde, Cuba (65 countries)
    Uganda, Zimbabwe (64 countries)
    Ghana, Kyrgyzstan (63 countries)
    Sierra Leone (62 countries)
    Armenia, Benin, Morocco, Mongolia (61 countries)
    India (60 countries)
    Uzbekistan (59 countries)
    Sao Tome, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tajikistan (58 countries)
    Burkina Faso (57 countries)
    Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea (56 countries)
    Mali, Gabon, Bhutan (55 countries)
    Togo, Niger, Cambodia, Rwanda (54 countries)
    Chad, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Turkmenistan (53 countries)
    Comores Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos (52 countries)
    Vietnam (51 countries)
    Algeria, Jordan (50 countries)
    Central African Republic, Angola, Egypt (49 countries)
    Cameroon, Myanmar (48 countries)
    Liberia, Nigeria, Congo (Republic) (47 countries)
    Burundi (46 countries)
    Djibouti (45 countries)
    Kosovo (44 countries)
    Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran (43 countries)
    Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, North Korea (42 countries)
    South Sudan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya (41 countries)
    Nepal (40 countries)
    Sudan, Eritrea, Palestinian Territory (39 countries)
    Yemen (37 countries)
    Pakistan (33 countries)
    Somalia, Syria (32 countries)
    Iraq, Afghanistan (30 countries)



           Al-Shabab says it executes 5 suspected spies in Somalia       Cache   Translate Page      
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for U.S., British and Somali intelligence...
           Somalia's al Shabaab executes five men accused of spying       Cache   Translate Page      
By Feisal OmarMOGADISHU, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution, including a Somali British...
          Job Vacancy at UN Human Settlements Program      Cache   Translate Page      
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for Human Settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. In October 2016, at the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development - Habitat III - member states signed the New Urban Agenda. This is an action-oriented document which sets global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities. Through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors, including at all levels of government as well as the private sector, UN-Habitat is applying its technical expertise, normative work and capacity development to implement the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11. The UN-Habitat Somalia Programme is seeking the support of a qualified Urban and Regional Planner to support and coordinate the implementation of urban planning activities under the Joint Programme of Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG) and - to a smaller extent - in a newly established set of displacement programmes and projects. These programs and projects align with broader durable solutions, peacebuilding and stabilization objectives championed by different Federal Member States Administration and the Federal Government of Somalia.
          Somalia’s Senate Speaker Meets With New UN Envoy In Mogadishu      Cache   Translate Page      

Somali Upper House speaker, Abdi Hanshi on Wednesday received the newly appointed special representative of the Secretary-general for Somalia Nicholas Haysom at his office in Mogadishu. The meeting held at the parliament building focused on security, the standoff between the federal government and the regional states and strengthening the relations between the Senate and UN, …

The post Somalia’s Senate Speaker Meets With New UN Envoy In Mogadishu appeared first on Saafi Films Production Somali Films Hindi Af Soomaali Musalsal heeso.


          US Carries Out Air Strike In Somalia, 1 Militant Killed      Cache   Translate Page      

The U.S. military said on Tuesday it had killed one militant in an air strike in southern Somalia over the weekend during a battle pitting U.S. and Somali government troops against al Shabaab Islamist fighters. The U.S. military’s Africa Command (Africom) said the strike had been carried out on Oct. 6 in the vicinity of …

The post US Carries Out Air Strike In Somalia, 1 Militant Killed appeared first on Saafi Films Production Somali Films Hindi Af Soomaali Musalsal heeso.


           Al-Shabab terror group claims it has executed one British and three US 'spies' in Somalia        Cache   Translate Page      
The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group says it executed five men by firing squad on Tuesday after accusing them of spying for US, British and Somali intelligence services.
          10月9日(火)のつぶやき      Cache   Translate Page      

ソマリアのコレラ Somalia cholera outbreak update: 6,394 cases, including 42 associated deaths outbreaknewstoday.com/somalia-choler…

— 関西福祉大学 勝田吉彰 研究室 (@tabibito12) 2018年10月9日 - 09:23
          Al-Shabab says it executes 5 suspected spies in Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for U.S., British and Somali intelligence agencies.

Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station, saying they were carried out in a public square in Jilib town in Middle Jubba region ...

          Somalia's al Shabaab executes five men accused of spying      Cache   Translate Page      
MOGADISHU: Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution, including a Somali British citizen accused of spying, a sign of the insurgents' control of southern swathes of the country, even as authorities step up efforts to combat them. Al Shabaab's grip on the Horn of ...
          Somalia's al Shabaab executes five men accused of spying      Cache   Translate Page      
Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists on Tuesday shot five men in a public execution, including a Somali British citizen accused of spying, a sign of the insurgents' control of southern swathes of the country, even as authorities step up efforts to combat them.

          Al-Shabab says it executes 5 suspected spies in Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for U.S., British and Somali intelligence agencies. Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station, saying they were carried out in a public square in Jilib town in Middle Jubba region late Tuesday. According to residents, […]
          DEG DEG:Wasiiru dowlaha Maaliyadda Somalia oo raalli geliyey Shacabka Koonfur Galbeed      Cache   Translate Page      
MUQDISHO(P-TIMES)- Maanta kulanka golaha shacabka waxaa soo xaadiray 156 Xildhibaan, ajendaha wauxuu ahaa xisaab xirka dowladda ee sanadkii 2017. Guddoomiyaha golaha shacabka Maxamed Mursal ayaa ugu horeyntii Wasiiru dowlaha Wasaaradda Maaliyadda xukuumadda Soomaaliya Maxamuud Xayir Ibraahim u sheegay in golaha hortiisa uu raali gelin ka siiyo shacabkii maayga ku hadla ee uu qadafka ka galay.   Intaasi […]
          Shirkadda DP World oo ku dhawaaqday arin kale oo wal wal ku abuurtay DF Somalia & Deegaano ka tirsan Somaliland oo……      Cache   Translate Page      
BER-BERA(P-TIMES)- Madaxweyne ku xigeenka Somaliland Cabdulaahi Ismaaciil Saylici iyo xubno wasiiro ah oo la socda ayaa waxa ay gaadheen magaalda Ber-Bera ee xarunta gobolka Saaxil, iyagoona halkaasi si weyn loogu soo dhaweeyey. Waftiga madaxweyne ku xigeenka Somaliland ayaa la sheegay in ay ka qayb geli doonaan munaasibad lagu dhagax dhigayo dhismaha dekad labaad oo laga […]
          DHAGAYSO:Taliska Booliska Somalia oo shaaciyey tirada shilalkii sanadkan ka dhacay Muqdisho      Cache   Translate Page      
MUQDISHO(P-TIMES)- Taliska ciidanka Booliska Soomaaliya ayaa waxa ay shaaca ka qaadeen tiradii ugu badnayd ee shilalka ahayd ee sanadkan gudihiisa ka dhacay magalada Muqdisho ee caasimada dalka Somalia. RIIX HALKAN OO KA DHAGAYSO CODKA Shilalka ugu badan ayaa ahaa mooto Bajaajta oo magalada Muqdisho ay kumanaan xabo ay ka hawlgalaan, waxaana shilalkaas ay sababeen dhimasho […]
          Terror group al-Shabaab says it executed 'British spy' with four others accused of spying for US and Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      
none
          Offer - Lottery money jackpot ((How to join the illuminati society drmamasuzzan +27782842465 - FINLAND      Cache   Translate Page      
Lottery money jackpot ((How to join the illuminati society www.drmamasuzzan.webs.com +27782842465 n SOUTH AFRICA VEREENIGING SASOLBURG SEBOKENG MAYTON vanderbijlpark- alberton ,nairobi, ZEGOVINA,AUSTRALIA, BOTSWANA, BRAZIL, BRUNEI, BULGARIA,BURKINA FASO, BURMA, BURUNDI, CAMBODIA, CAMEROON, CANADA, CAPE VERDE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, CHILE, CHINA, COLOMBIA, COMOROS, CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE, REPUBLIC OF THE, COSTA RICA, COTE D'IVOIRE, CROATIA, CUBA, CURACAO, CYPRUS, CZECH REPUBLIC, DENMARK,DJIBOUTI, DOMINICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, EAST TIMOR (SEE TIMOR-LESTE), ECUADOR, EGYPT, EL SALVADOR, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ERITREA, ESTONIA, ETHIOPIA, FIJI, FINLAND, FRANCE, GABON, GAMBIA,THE GEORGIA, GERMANY, GHANA, GREECE, GRENADA, GUATEMALA, GUINEA, GUINEA-BISSAU, GUYANA,HAITI, HOLY SEE, HONDURAS, HONG KONG, HUNGARY, ICELAND, INDIA, INDONESIA, IRAN, IRAQ, IRELAND,ISRAEL, ITALY, JAMAICA, JAPAN, JORDAN, KAZAKHSTAN, KENYA, KIRIBATI, KOREA, NORTH, SOUTH,KOSOVO, KUWAIT, KYRGYZSTAN, LAOS, LATVIA, LEBANON, LESOTHO, LIBERIA, LIBYA, LIECHTENSTEIN,LITHUANIA, LUXEMBOURG, MACAU, MACEDONIA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALAYSIA, MALDIVES, MALI,MALTA, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, MEXICO, MICRONESIA, MOLDOVA, MONACO,MONGOLIA, MONTENEGRO, MOROCCO, MOZAMBIQUE, NAMIBIA, NAURU, NEPAL, NETHERLANDS,NETHERLANDS ANTILLES, NEW ZEALAND, NICARAGUA, NIGER, NIGERIA, NORTH KOREA, NORWAY, OMAN,PAKISTAN, PALAU, PALESTINIAN, TERRITORIES, PANAMA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, PARAGUAY, PERU,PHILIPPINES, , PORTUGAL, QATAR, ROMANIA, RUSSIA, RWANDA, SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS, SAINT LUCIA, SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, SAMOA, SAN MARINO, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE, SAUDI ARABIA, SENEGAL, SERBIA, SEYCHELLES, SIERRA LEONE, SINGAPORE, SINT MAARTEN, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA,SOLOMON ISLANDS, SOMALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH SUDAN, SPAIN, SRI LANKA, SUDAN,SURINAME, SWAZILAND, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, SYRIA, TAIWAN, TAJIKISTAN, TANZANIA, THAILAND,TIMOR-LESTE, TOGO, TONGA, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, TUNISIA, TURKEY, TURKMENISTAN, TUVALU, UGANDA,UKRAINE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM, URUGUAY, UZBEKISTAN, VANUATU, VENEZUELA,VIETNAM, YEMEN, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE
          Somalia: Pushing Boundaries: IOM Works on Innovative Solutions for Effective Border Management in East and West Africa      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: International Organization for Migration
Country: Gambia, Somalia

With a new border management system now in place in Somalia, Stephen Matete is looking forward to his next posting. Since 2011, the 34-year-old Kenyan has been a National Officer with IOM’s Immigration and Border Management programme. Among the areas of focus for the programme are border management information systems, which ideally balance efficiency in traveler movements, and security.

For its borders, Somalia chose a solution developed by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, placing Matete and the rest of the IOM team at the forefront of the implementation. Commonly known as MIDAS, the Migration Data Analysis System is a high-quality, user-friendly and fully customizable option for states in need of a cost-effective and comprehensive border management information system.

“The priority is strengthening state functions in relation to border management. We work with governments,” said Matete who will soon be working from the Gambia at the IOM Office in Banjul.

MIDAS was developed by IOM in 2009 and has the capability to collect, process, store and analyse traveller information in real time across an entire border network. The system enables states to monitor those entering and exiting their borders while providing a statistical basis for migration policy-related planning.

“This system does passport reading, it takes the photo of a traveller who’s coming in, it also takes the finger prints…It’s integrated in nature,” said Matete. “This is what all this captures and then runs it over a database to check if you have the right of entry or not. If somebody is an impostor it can always flag all that at the port of entry.”

For governments, apart from cost considerations (given IOM’s status as a non-profit United Nations organization) another advantage is that IOM ensures their full and exclusive access of any data collected through the system. This is in addition to IOM providing expert guidance throughout the installation process, including training and post-project support.

Somalia’s association with MIDAS began in about 2007, and now is operational at 16 ports of entry, with over 150 work stations in both Somalia and Somaliland. Among those supporting MIDAS’ introduction in Somalia has been the European Union and Germany through the Better Migration Management (BMM) programme.

BMM is funded by the EU Trust Fund for Africa and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, and is coordinated through the German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ). It aims to improve migration management in order to reduce the trafficking and smuggling of migrants, within and from East and the Horn of Africa.

BMM also supported Somalia’s newly-renovated Garowe International Airport, located in the capital of Puntland state, to increase its capabilities in data management, the reception of passengers and in queue management. The airport re-opened in January, having been closed in 2013.


          World: Les réfugiés font les frais d’une importante pénurie de fonds      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Afghanistan, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, World

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 09 octobre 2018 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Selon un nouveau rapport du HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, publié aujourd'hui par le Service du HCR pour la mobilisation des ressources et des relations avec les donateurs, le financement pour l’aide et l’assistance aux personnes déracinées et aux apatrides à travers le monde se réduit. A peine plus de la moitié des besoins sont satisfaits. Les difficultés et les risques s'aggravent pour de nombreux réfugiés et déplacés internes ainsi que pour les communautés d’accueil.

Avec 68,5 millions de personnes déracinées à travers le monde au début de cette année, l’aide financière des gouvernements pour l’assistance et la protection des réfugiés, ou d’autres situations de déplacement, a rarement été sous une telle pression. Sur la base des contributions versées à ce jour, nous prévoyons que le financement pour 2018 ne couvrira que 55 pour cent des 8,2 milliards de dollars dont nous avons besoin. Ce chiffre était de 56,6 pour cent en 2017 et de 58 pour cent en 2016. En un mot, le financement des donateurs accuse un retard croissant, alors que le nombre de personnes déracinées à travers le monde est en augmentation.

Et les conséquences pour les réfugiés et les personnes déplacées en particulier sont bien concrètes. Situation après situation, nous constatons une augmentation de la malnutrition, des installations sanitaires surpeuplées, des logements et des abris de plus en plus délabrés, des enfants dans des salles de classe surpeuplées ou sans école, et des risques croissants en matière de protection en raison de la pénurie de personnel pour traiter les enfants non accompagnés, les victimes ou la violence sexuelle.

Le Burundi, la République démocratique du Congo, le Soudan du Sud, l’Afghanistan, la Somalie et la Syrie sont les six pays où la situation des réfugiés et des personnes déplacées est fortement compromise.

Le HCR exprime sa gratitude aux donateurs pour leur appui essentiel. La nature flexible des dons permet d’atténuer l’impact des crises, et d’allouer les fonds là où les besoins sont critiques.

Situation Burundi

La situation des réfugiés burundais arrive en tête avec un financement estimé seulement à 28 pour cent des 206 millions de dollars nécessaires. L’impact se fait expressément ressentir dans tous les domaines de l’aide en faveur des 400 000 réfugiés dans les pays voisins.

Les réfugiés ne peuvent plus nourrir leurs familles suite aux réductions des rations alimentaires. Les abris sont délabrés dans certains endroits, les centres de santé ont du mal à faire face au nombre de patients, les salles de classe sont surpeuplées et la capacité de fournir des services de soutien aux enfants non accompagnés et aux victimes de violences sexuelles est très limitée.

En Tanzanie, des années après leur arrivée, environ 52 pour cent des 232 716 réfugiés burundais vivent toujours dans des abris d’urgence et presque 18 000 élèves réfugiés suivent des cours en plein air sous les arbres.

Dans le campement de Nakivale, en Ouganda, des milliers de familles réfugiées doivent utiliser des latrines communes, ce qui leur fait courir des risques élevés en matière d’épidémies et du besoin d’intimité. Les femmes et les enfants sont en particulier exposés à des risques élevés en matière de protection. Avec du matériel pédagogique insuffisant et des salles de classe surpeuplées, l’éducation est rudimentaire.

Le manque de fonds a contraint le HCR à mettre fin à son programme d’assistance en espèces dans le camp de Mahama, au Rwanda, qui accueille 19 500 familles. Cela a gravement affecté la capacité des réfugiés à subvenir à leurs besoins essentiels.

Situation République démocratique du Congo

En ce qui concerne la République démocratique du Congo affectée par le conflit, ainsi que les pays accueillant des réfugiés congolais, le HCR n’a reçu jusqu’à présent que 31 pour cent des fonds nécessaires sur les 369 millions de dollars recherchés.

Le financement limité affecte l’accès à l’éducation et aux soins de santé, ainsi que les activités de subsistance, en particulier à destination des jeunes. Dans les pays hôtes qui accueillent près de 800 000 réfugiés, les camps et les installations ont dépassé leur capacité initiale d’accueil mais doivent encore accueillir de nouveaux arrivants réfugiés.

Les normes minimales sont souvent difficiles à respecter en ce qui concerne les distributions alimentaires, les niveaux nutritionnels, la santé et d’autres besoins fondamentaux.

A l’intérieur de la RDC, des fonds d’urgence sont nécessaires pour décongestionner les camps et les sites de déplacés afin d’enrayer la propagation des maladies transmissibles.

Situation Afghanistan

Alors que le conflit dure depuis près de quatre décennies, environ 2,4 millions d’Afghans vivent au Pakistan et en Iran en tant que réfugiés. Par ailleurs, 1,9 million de personnes sont également déplacées en Afghanistan. Les opérations du HCR pour 2018 pour ces trois crises sont financées à hauteur de 32 pour cent par rapport aux besoins, soit 304 millions de dollars.

En Afghanistan, le manque de financement affecte les projets du HCR dans 60 localités. Ces projets comprennent l’aide à 132 700 familles afghanes pour réhabiliter et construire des logements dans le cadre de programmes « cash for work » (travail contre espèces), le soutien au micro-entreprises, la fourniture de panneaux solaires pour les systèmes d’éclairage dans les maisons ou l’allocation d’espaces adaptés aux jeunes et aux femmes.

Au Pakistan, qui accueille 1,4 million de réfugiés afghans, le manque de financement affecte la gratuité de l’enseignement primaire pour 57 000 enfants réfugiés ainsi que les services de santé de base dans 54 villages de réfugiés. Le manque d’accès aux services sociaux, comme la santé et l’éducation, ainsi que la baisse des formations sur les moyens de subsistance pourrait forcer les réfugiés à partir ou à retourner en Afghanistan.

En Iran, le manque de financement signifie que moins de réfugiés vulnérables bénéficient d’une prime subventionnée pour l’affiliation au régime national d’assurance maladie et que les réfugiés les plus vulnérables ne pourraient donc pas se permettre de s’inscrire. La baisse du soutien au système de soins de santé primaires réduirait la disponibilité des services dans les régions reculées. La baisse d’investissement dans le système éducatif limite la scolarisation des enfants afghans.

Situation Soudan

Le conflit en cours dans la plus jeune nation au monde a forcé environ 2,4 millions de personnes à devenir des réfugiés, tandis que deux millions d’autres sont déplacées à l’intérieur du pays. L’appel de fonds du HCR pour un montant de 783 millions de dollars en faveur des réfugiés et des déplacés internes n’est financé qu’à hauteur de 33 pour cent.

Faute de fonds suffisants, l’aide alimentaire pour les réfugiés a été interrompue à de nombreuses reprises. Les taux élevés de malnutrition aiguë globale (MAG) et de malnutrition aiguë sévère (MAS) signalés dans les pays d’asile ont aggravé les tous premiers problèmes en matière de protection auxquels sont confrontés les réfugiés sud-soudanais avant leur fuite, en particulier les femmes, les enfants et les jeunes.

Des rations complètes n’ont été distribuées qu’aux réfugiés au Kenya et en Ouganda et à 75% des réfugiés en République centrafricaine. Environ sept pour cent des réfugiés sud-soudanais vivent dans des abris semi-permanents.

Au Soudan, environ 80 000 réfugiés n’ont toujours pas accès à des latrines dans les 10 camps. Dans certains cas, plus de 70 personnes utilisent la même latrine commune. 57 000 réfugiés vivent dans des installations informelles à Khartoum sans aucune assistance.

En Ouganda, le manque de ressources ne permet pas de disposer de suffisamment de personnel pour assurer la qualité des services de protection de l’enfance et un suivi adéquat des enfants pris en charge. Un travailleur social s’occupe de 150 enfants. Les enfants représentent 63 pour cent de la population réfugiée. L’approvisionnement en eau des réfugiés demeure également inférieur à la norme.

Situation Syrie

Environ 5,6 millions de réfugiés syriens dans la région et 6,2 millions de déplacés à l’intérieur du pays sont directement affectés par le manque de fonds. L’appel de fonds du HCR, d’un montant de 1,968 milliard de dollars pour la crise syrienne, n’est financé qu’à hauteur de 35 pour cent.

Le HCR est confronté à un défi de taille : venir en aide à 1,3 million de réfugiés syriens dans la région et 1,35 million de déplacés internes et de rapatriés en Syrie, avec une aide pour les équipements contre la saison hivernale. L’aide en espèces durant la saison d’hiver est particulièrement importante au Liban et en Jordanie. Elle constitue un moyen efficace et essentiel d’aider les réfugiés pendant l’hiver.

Sans financement supplémentaire, l’aide en espèces cessera en novembre. Cela pourrait avoir un impact dévastateur sur les familles de réfugiés en Jordanie et au Liban, où la majorité des familles vivent sous le seuil de pauvreté. Environ un demi-million de réfugiés ont cruellement besoin d’un financement pour payer leur loyer, subvenir à leurs besoins quotidiens et maintenir leur accès aux services essentiels.

L’inflation des coûts liés aux soins de santé augmente le risque que les familles de réfugiés ne soient même pas en mesure d’obtenir les services médicaux essentiels, comme la vaccination des enfants. Des ressources sont nécessaires pour fournir des soins de santé à 35 000 réfugiés syriens vulnérables dans la région, en particulier en Jordanie et au Liban.

Situation Somalie

Plus d’un million de réfugiés somaliens sont accueillis dans six pays et deux autres millions sont déplacés à l’intérieur du pays. Le HCR recherche 522 millions de dollars pour l’aide aux réfugiés et aux déplacés somaliens. A ce jour, cette opération est financée à hauteur de 37 pour cent.

Après des décennies de conflit, la vie des Somaliens s’est quelque peu améliorée, mais la situation reste fragile et nécessite un soutien continu. L’absence de soutien aux réfugiés et aux communautés d’accueil pourrait entraîner une détérioration des conditions humanitaires, donner l’impression d’un manque de soutien aux communautés d’accueil et précipiter les retours de réfugiés avant que le gouvernement somalien ne soit en capacité de les accueillir et les intégrer.

Vous trouverez toutes les informations sur les situations confontées aux plus importantes pénuries de fonds dans la brochure disponible ici (version anglaise).

Pour de plus amples informations à ce sujet, veuillez svp contacter :


          Niger: Niger: Country Operation Update, September 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Algeria, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan

KEY INDICATORS

1,536 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – September 2018

2,143 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum

41,794 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi & Tahoua regions

Operational Context

The key situations include:

1. The Mali situation: began in 2012 with the outbreak of conflict in northern Mali. The regions of Tillaberi and Tahoua bordering Mali and hosting the majority of the Malian refugees are increasingly affected by insecurity and terrorism. A State of Emergency was declared last year, and extended this year. There are currently 58,567 Malian refugees in Niger. UNHCR supports the socioeconomic integration of these refugees and the closure of the camps by the end of 2020 through urbanization and other programmes aimed at integration.

2. The Nigeria situation: began in 2013, with the arrival of the first Nigerian refugees across the border fleeing Boko Haram. The situation deteriorated with the first attacks in Niger territory in 2015. There are over 250,000 displaced persons in the region. The majority live in spontaneous sites or with the local population, while UNHCR manages one refugee camp, with 14,405 people.
An EU Trust Fund project is ongoing in Diffa region, aimed at supporting economic recovery and long term solutions through the construction of durable housing.

3. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): The displaced population in the Diffa region is extremely mixed, including refugees, IDPs and returnees. However, the IDP situation in Niger has become more complex with increasing insecurity in the regions of Tillaberi and Tahoua, bordering Mali. In 2018, attacks and insecurity in the area have resulted in the internal displacement of at least 41,794 people (with more than 10,000 in Tillia department this month). Protection monitoring, advocacy, capacity building and coordinated efforts with humanitarian actors are ongoing to ensure an adequate response to the situation. A humanitarian corridor will be set up in early October to secure access for evaluations, targeting exercises and emergency response of humanitarian actors.

4. Mixed Migration: Niger is a major crossroads of migratory movements northwards towards Libya,
Algeria and the Mediterranean. These migratory flows constitute mixed migration, including economic migrants as well as persons in need of international protection. In Agadez, UNHCR works to identify asylum seekers within the migratory flows and works with the government, as well as IOM and NGOs to provide these persons with information and assistance. 2,143 persons, mostly Sudanese, are currently profiled by UNHCR in Agadez. 25% are minors and 227 are unaccompanied or separated children. The situation has become more complex, with the addition of downward movements from Libya and Algeria. A new humanitarian centre is being built to accommodate and screen those seeking protection.

5. Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM): This unique programme aims to provide life-saving protection, assistance and long-term solutions to extremely vulnerable refugees trapped in detention in Libya, through temporary evacuation to Niger. The aim is to deliver protection and identify durable solutions, including resettlement for these refugees, who are mainly Eritrean and Somalian. Their profiles mainly include survivors of torture or other forms of violence in the country of origin and/or transit countries (e.g. Libya) and others with compelling protection needs. Many of them are unaccompanied children and women and girls at risk.


          Somalia: Somalia: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 10 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Somalia

The Deyr rainfall season (September-December) has begun in parts of the country.1 Projections indicate normal to above-average rains. Prospects for further improvements in food security are high, although humanitarian needs, particularly among the internally displaced people (IDPs) and rural population, remain significant. Increased risk of flooding in some areas due to seasonal rains may impede the ability of the most vulnerable people to recover. The Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) remains critically underfunded.

FOOD SECURITY SITUATION AMONG IDPS

Despite improvements, IDPs continue to be the most affected by acute food insecurity, accounting for 58 percent of people in crisis or emergency.

HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE

Intensified provision of assistance continues in the fourth quarter of the year, but more resources are required to sustain the levels of delivery until the end of the year and in early 2019.


          Somali’de Eren Bülbül Yetimhanesi açıldı      Cache   Translate Page      
PKK tarafından 15 yaşında şehit edilen Eren Bülbül adına Somali’de inşa edilen yetimhane hizmete girdi.Dünyada çeşitli nedenlerle yetim kalmış yaklaşık 400 milyon çocuk bulunuyor. Her yıl yüz binlerce çocuk insan tacirleri, organ ve fuhuş...
          UK Minister for Africa makes maiden visit to Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      
The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin MP, made her first trip to Somalia over the weekend, visiting Mogadishu. Minister Baldwin used her visit to follow up on British Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent visit to Africa, during which she announced new packages of support for Somalia, t...


          Evaluation of the project "Strengthening Linkages Between Formal Justice System and Traditional Dispute Resolution System to Improve Access to Justice - Phase II"      Cache   Translate Page      
8 Oct 2018

As part of IDLO’s continuous commitment to accountability and results-based management, IDLO is pleased to share this Evaluation Brief for the project, "Strengthening Linkages Between Formal Justice System and Traditional Dispute Resolution System to Improve Access to Justice - Phase II". The evaluation has been conducted by independent evaluation experts, supervised by IDLO’s Evaluation Unit. This exercise utilized a theory-driven, mixed-method approach, in line with the IDLO Evaluation Guidelines and OECD DAC standards.

The purpose of the evaluation was to independently assess the extent to which the expected project’s results were achieved, and identify lessons learned with a view to inform the design and implementation of similar interventions in future.

The Evaluation Brief is available for download below


           Comment on DR Congo tops the list for highest number of refugees resettled in US in FY18 by Michael Peppe       Cache   Translate Page      
Just re-sent the following message I previously posted Sept. 26 to the White House: Mr. President please reconsider your administrations' plans to prioritize and accept more immigrants from Africa than anywhere else. African nations are the least democratic, most corrupt, criminal, most violent, most chaotic, least educated, least skilled and most anti-Christian nations on earth. Some are literally failed states, where populations turn to widespread criminality to survive. Many have deep Muslim roots, are full of Islamic terrorists like the evil, psychopathic Boko Haram, and Al Shabab, and every day sees literally scores of Christians murdered by Muslims in DR Congo, Nigeria, Mozambique, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia and others, not merely by the many Muslim terrorists, but ordinary Muslims. Then there are all those white South African farmers whose farms are dispossessed and whose families are murdered because of their race. These are all poor, unskilled, uneducated people from cultures vastly different from our own, who neither know nor care about post-Enlightenment Western institutions and values like Democracy, Rule of Law, Capitalism, freedom and responsibility, self-reliance, women's rights, gay rights, etc. etc. As the example of the extremely corrupt, violent and criminal Somalians transplanted to Minnesota shows, Africans are not a good fit for America. Please don't prioritize them. And thank you for your great service to our beloved country.
          Somali’de Eren Bülbül Yetimhanesi açıldı      Cache   Translate Page      
PKK tarafından 15 yaşında şehit edilen Eren Bülbül adına Somali’de inşa edilen yetimhane hizmete girdi.Dünyada çeşitli nedenlerle yetim kalmış yaklaşık 400 milyon çocuk bulunuyor. Her yıl yüz binlerce çocuk insan tacirleri, organ ve fuhuş...
          Al-Shabaab says it has killed British ‘spy’ in Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      

Terror suspect who escaped UK mosque in a burqa in 2013 is thought to have been shot dead

The Islamist terror group al-Shabaab has said it has killed five people including a Briton whom it accused of spying.

Three of the men publicly shot dead in al-Shabaab-controlled territory in Somalia were accused of spying for the US government and one for Somalian authorities.

Continue reading...
          Wasiirka Qorsheynta Somalia Oo Loo Dhaariyay Ka Mid Ahaanshaha Xildhibaannada Golaha Shacabka      Cache   Translate Page      
Wasiirka Wasaaradda Qorsheynta xukuumadda Soomaaliya ayaa Maanta oo arbaco ah waxaa loo dhaariyay ka mid ahaansha xildhibaanada golaha Shacabka Soomaaliya. Wasiir Jamaal ayaa Dhawaan waxa uu ku soo baxay doorasho ka dhacday Magalada Garoowe ee Xarunta Gobolka Nugaal,isaga oo bedelay Ex Xildhibaan Dhahar Cali Faarax oo xilkaasi iska casilay Kulankii Golaha Shacbak ee maanta ayuu […]
          Somalia: Puntland First Lady leads in the fight against maternal and neonatal deaths      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: United Nations Population Fund
Country: Somalia

The Puntland State of Somalia continues to step up the fight against maternal and newborn deaths by carrying out high level advocacy events through the Campaign for Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA).

Somalia has one of the highest lifetime risk of maternal deaths in the world, with women facing a one in 22 lifetime risk of maternal death. The maternal mortality ratio is estimated at 732 deaths per 100,000 live births.

On 9 August 2018 the CARMMA Ambassador in Puntland First Lady Dr. Hodan Said Isse led a high-level advocacy event, which was held in Garowe to enhance political leadership, commitment, and ownership at all levels to invest in maternal health as well as increase public awareness on the issue of maternal mortality.

“It is essential that women can should have access to life-saving high quality antenatal, delivery care and postnatal care, wherever they live. In this regard, ensuring health facilities are up to standard and promoting the benefits of up taking maternal health services is critical,” said Dr. Isse.

The CARMMA Goodwill Ambassador also highlighted the importance of engaging all actors to increase accountability and investments in support of maternal and child health. She also emphasized the need to address obstetric fistula in Somalia. “I am concerned about the plight of women and girls living with obstetric fistula in Somalia. It is our collective duty to eradicate this devasting condition so that our daughters, mothers and sisters can have a dignified and full life,” said the first lady.

The State Minister of Health Mr. Sayed Omar Adam Guleed commended the CARMMA Goodwill Ambassador, parliamentarians, religious leaders and other key stakeholders for their tireless support towards maternal and child health issues.

“It is our responsibility to sustain the momentum gathered in the aftermath of the CARMMA launch and ensure that we can provide maternal and child health services to those with the least access, the most marginalized, disadvantaged and under-served populations,” said Mr. Guleed.

The Minister of Women Development and Family Affairs (MOWDAFA) of Puntland State of Somalia, Ms. Maryan Ahmed Ali was also in support of the efforts to end maternal and new born deaths. “In our consolidated efforts to tackle maternal mortality, it is key to continue investing in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) prevention, as GBV during pregnancy puts the health of both the mother and child at serious risk, and may subsequently contribute to maternal and child mortality,” said Ms. Ali.

During the CARMMA event, Ms. Su’di Hamid, Reproductive Health Manager for the Ministry of Health presented the current reproductive health status, achievements and lessons learnt in Puntland. “A total of 40 midwives graduated from our midwifery schools in Garowe and Bossaso this year,” said Ms. Hamid. She stated the Ministry of Health has been doing a lot of work to expand Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (CEmONC) service provision to remote and hard to reach areas, including in Nugaal, Bari, Mudug and Sanaag regions. “Two new boat ambulances were procured in the coast of Bari and Karkar regions and there are functional ambulances at all regional levels,” stated Su’di Hamid.

Ms. Juliana Nzau, UNFPA’s project manager for Integrated Community Reproductive Health highlighted the commitment of UNFPA towards improving human resources for health service delivery, especially in midwifery and integrated quality reproductive, maternal and neonatal health services, at rural, community and urban level. “In developed countries, pregnancy and childbirth are normal phases in the life of a woman. In Somalia however, the most common cause of death of women of childbearing age is preventable complications of pregnancy and childbirth,” said Ms. Nzau.

During the event parliamentary members pledged their commitment to advocate for greater investments in maternal and child health while emphasizing the importance of involving local and diaspora communities to improve the availability, accessibility, acceptability and quality of maternal health services in Puntland State of Somalia. “We need to explore ways to improve the collection of funds from the public and from the diaspora to enable the procurement of equipment, train health professionals and support service delivery on maternal and child health”, stated Ms. Faiza Artan Boos, one of the parliament members.

Jihan Salad

For more information please contact UNFPA Somalia Communications, Partnerships & Donor Relations Specialist Pilirani Semu-Banda on e-mail: semu-banda@unfpa.org


          Yemen: Tropical Cyclone LUBAN. Warning n.10 (10 October 2018)      Cache   Translate Page      
Source: World Food Programme
Country: Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen


          Merck Foundation plans to conduct 5th edition of Merck Africa Asia Luminary in Senegal      Cache   Translate Page      

[India], Oct 10 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany plans to conduct 5th Edition of 'Merck Africa Asia Luminary' under the patronage of The President of The Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall and The First Lady of Senegal, Marieme Faye Sall, and in partnership with the Ministry of Health of Senegal.

"Merck Foundation is very proud to welcome our guests of honor and keynote speakers, The First Ladies of 14 African Countries; First Lady of Benin, First Lady of Botswana, First Lady of Burkina Faso, First Lady of Burundi, First Lady of Central African Republic, First Lady of Chad, First Lady of Gambia, First Lady of Ghana, First Lady of Guinea -Bissau, First lady of Lesotho, First Lady of Niger, First lady of Sierra Leone and First Lady of Zambia," said Dr. Rasha Kelej, CEO of Merck Foundation.

"Together we will work on strong strategy to build healthcare capacity and provide the necessary training to establish a strong platform of experts in Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer and Fertility care in their countries in collaboration with their offices and ministries of health," added Rasha Kelej.

"During the conference, Merck Foundation will also celebrate two important occasions; the 350th Anniversary of Merck, the World's Oldest Pharmaceutical & Chemical Company established in 1668 and the 1st Anniversary of Merck Foundation," Dr. Kelej added.

The President of The Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall will deliver his address and closing remarks on the Day 2 of the conference.

The First Lady of Senegal, Marieme Faye Sall will deliver the keynote speech along with Claudine Talon, The First Lady of Benin; Neo Jane Masisi, The First Lady of Botswana; Sika Bella Kabore, The First Lady of Burkina Faso; Denise Nkurunziza, The First Lady of the Republic of Burundi; Brigitte Touadera, The First Lady of Central Africa Republic; Hinda Deby Itno, The First Lady of Chad; Madame Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow, The First Lady of The Gambia; Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, The First Lady of Ghana; Rosa Goudiaby Vaz, The First Lady of Guinea Bissau; Maesaiah Thabane, The First Lady of Lesotho; Aissata Issoufou Mahamadou, The First Lady of Niger; Fatima Maada Bio, The First Lady of Sierra Leone; Esther Lungu, The First Lady of Zambia; Two high-level Ministerial panels will also take place.

The first high-level Ministerial panel on 'Building Fertility care capacity and breaking the Infertility Stigma in Africa and Asia' will involve Abdoulaye Diouf SARR, Minister of Health and Social Action of Senegal; Sarah Opendi, Minister of State for Health of Uganda; Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, Minister of Health, Republic of Zambia; Susan Shabangu, Minister of Social Development, South Africa; Dr. Rashid A. Aman; Deputy Minister of Health, Ministry of Health of Kenya; Dr. Wim Leereveld, Founder-Access to Medicine Foundation, Chairman Index Initiative building, World Benchmarking Alliance; Prof. Oladapo Ashiru, President of Africa Fertility Society; Prof. Joe Leigh Simpson, Past President of International Federation of Fertility Societies - IFFS; Dr. Kamini Rao, Chairperson of IIRRH, India; Prof. Dr. Satish Kumar Adiga, Professor & Head, Department of Clinical Embryology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education; Paolo Carli, Head of Middle East & Africa, Merck Biopharma; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Executive Officer, Merck Foundation.

The second high-level Ministerial panel on 'The role of Merck Foundation together with Governments to improve access to equitable healthcare solutions in Africa' will involve Dr. Idi Illiassou Maïnassara, Minister of Public Health of the Niger; Aziz Mahamat Saleh Ahmat, Minister of Public Health, of Chad; Dr. Pierre Somse, Minister of Health and Population, Central African Republic; Dr. Alpha Tejan Wurie, Minister of Health and Sanitation, of Sierra Leone; Dr. Thaddee NDIKUMANA, Minister of Health and Fight against Aids, of Burundi; Dr. Isatou Touray, Minister for Health and Social Welfare, of The Gambia; Julieta Kavetuna, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, of Namibia; Prof. Dr. Kailash Sharma, Dean, Academic Projects, Tata Memorial Centre, India; Prof. Dileep Mhaisekar, Vice Chancellor - Maharastra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) India; Prof. Abdel-Rahman Zekri, Vice Dean - National Cancer Institute, Cairo University; Dr. Rasha Kelej, Chief Executive Officer, Merck Foundation.

Countries participating include: Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Canada, Central Africa Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Cote D'ivoire, D R of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Guinea - Bissau, Guinea Conakry, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherland, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, The Gambia, Togo, Tunisia, U.A.E, U.K, U.S.A, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. (ANI-BusinessWireIndia)


          U.S. Conducts Airstrike in Support of the Federal Government of Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      
In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike targeting an al-Shabaab militant in the vicinity of Kunyo Barrow, Somalia, on October 6, 2018. We currently assess one (1) terrorist was killed in this airstrike. We currently assess no civilians were injured or killed in this airstrike. U.S. forces will continue […]
          It's Time To Break The Somali Mental Health Stigma      Cache   Translate Page      
Somalia is a nation with a rich history, a nation that births storytellers, writers, poets, and nomads; a country so beautiful it was once known as the "white pearl of the Indian Ocean." Like any othe...
           Passengers help screaming man get kicked off a plane as he resists being deported ‘to Somalia’       Cache   Translate Page      
The man was brought onto the Turkish Airlines flight at Heathrow Airport on Tuesday afternoon, shortly before it was due to depart for Istanbul, accompanied by four officials.
          Somali’de Eren Bülbül Yetimhanesi açıldı      Cache   Translate Page      
PKK tarafından şehit edilen 15 yaşındaki Eren Bülbül adına Somali’de inşa edilen yetimhane hizmete girdi.
                Cache   Translate Page      
ONU
Insufficienti i fondi per assistere i rifugiati. Aiuti adeguati a solo la metà delle persone vulnerabili
L'Osservatore Romano
I fondi ricevuti dall’Onu risultano sempre più insufficienti a fronte dell’incremento del numero di rifugiati, sfollati e apolidi nel mondo. Poco più della metà del fabbisogno delle popolazioni di rifugiati e sfollati è soddisfatto. Occorre un’azione incisiva dei governi a sostegno delle iniziative delle Nazioni Unite, altrimenti numerosi programmi di assistenza dovranno avere fine. L’allarme è stato lanciato ieri dall’Alto commissariato Onu per i rifugiati (Unhcr).
L’agenzia delle Nazioni Unite prevede che per il 2018 i finanziamenti dei governi raggiungeranno appena il 55 per cento degli 8,2 miliardi di dollari richiesti. Con 68,5 milioni di sfollati all’inizio dell’anno, occorrono quindi nuovi fondi, ha osservato l’Unhcr. In tutto il mondo oggi si registra un aumento della malnutrizione, un sovraffollamento delle strutture sanitarie messe a punto per migranti e rifugiati che sono sempre più fatiscenti. Il personale impegnato nei programmi sta progressivamente diminuendo.
Sei focolai di crisi — dice l’agenzia Onu — risentono in modo particolare della mancanza di fondi: Burundi, Repubblica Democratica del Congo, Afghanistan, Sud Sudan, Siria e Somalia. La risposta alla situazione dei rifugiati del Burundi risulta quella meno finanziata (si copre solo il 28 per cento delle necessità) e si è dovuto procedere a tagli delle razioni alimentari.
Oltre ai finanziamenti per i rifugiati, l’Unhcr chiede ulteriori 73 milioni di dollari per rispondere ai bisogni degli sfollati interni della Siria. Centinaia di migliaia di persone sono rimaste senza abitazione dall’inizio dell’anno e molte ora fanno affidamento sugli aiuti umanitario per i bisogni primari quotidiani. Parte dei finanziamenti sia all’interno della Siria che nei paesi limitrofi servirà a garantire che le famiglie vulnerabili ricevano un supporto adeguato prima che arrivi l’inverno. L’agenzia Onu stima in 1,3 milioni i rifugiati vulnerabili bisognosi di supporto invernale essenziale. Al momento, l’Unhcr dispone del 55 per cento della somma richiesta e teme di dover sospendere in novembre i fondi per l’inverno.
La mancanza di fondi alle Nazioni Unite è un problema enorme, esploso soprattutto nell’ultimo anno. Ed è anche il risultato di una lunga campagna del presidente statunitense, Donald Trump, contro il sistema delle Nazioni Unite. Il leader della Casa Bianca accusa da sempre il Palazzo di vetro di essere un’istituzione inutile e ha tagliato i fondi all’agenzia per i rifugiati palestinesi (Unrwa). A gennaio, gli Stati Uniti avevano già annunciato il dimezzamento dei fondi che ogni anno assicurano all’Unrwa, per fare pressioni sui palestinesi e spingerli a tornare al tavolo delle trattative con Israele.
Ma non solo. Washington minaccia di interrompere il finanziamento della missione di pace Minurso nel Sahara occidentale con conseguenze che, secondo il segretario generale dell’Onu, António Guterres, «potrebbero portare alla fine del cessate il fuoco e avere un impatto pericoloso sulla sicurezza e la stabilità dell’intera regione».
La mancanza di fondi adeguati incide soprattutto sui bambini, e sulle bambine in particolare. Secondo l’Unicef, a livello globale, oggi, 131 milioni di ragazze non ricevono alcuna istruzione adeguata. La maggior parte sono migranti o rifugiati. Ai tassi di progresso attuali, «entro il 2030, oltre la metà delle ragazze nel mondo non sarà in grado di raggiungere le competenze di base, alfabetizzazione e capacità di calcolo, di livello secondario» riferisce in un rapporto il fondo delle Nazioni Unite per l’infanzia.
Nonostante il numero di ragazze che frequentano gli istituti scolastici sia «il maggiore di sempre», resta il fatto che «troppe ancora non stanno ricevendo conoscenze, sviluppando competenze e abitudini lavorative necessarie per fare carriera nella vita». L’Unicef sostiene che le donne tra i 15 e i 29 anni hanno probabilità tre volte maggiori rispetto ai giovani uomini di non lavorare e di non ricevere un’istruzione e corsi di formazione. In particolare: il 76 per cento dei giovani inattivi che non studiano sono ragazze; il 33 per cento di queste giovani donne non hanno esperienze di lavoro prima di cadere nell’inattività completa, rispetto al 18 per cento dei ragazzi. Le ragazze più svantaggiate hanno un minore accesso a lavori dignitosi. Tra i giovani economicamente inattivi, il 35 per cento delle giovani donne rispetto al 7 per cento dei giovani uomini ha lasciato il lavoro per ragioni familiari.
L'Osservatore Romano, 10-11 ottobre 2018

          Al Jazeera Exclusive: UAE 'Violating Sanctions' in Somalia | al Jazeera English (2:13) / Al Jazeera English on YouTube      Cache   Translate Page      
none
          Al Jazeera exclusive: UAE 'violating sanctions' in Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      
Al Jazeera sees an unreleased UN report showing illegal construction of Emirati base in Berbera on Somaliland's coast.
           A/HRC/RES/39/23 : Assistance to Somalia in the field of human rights       Cache   Translate Page      
Body : HRC , Session : 39th , Report Type : Resolution
          Al-Shabab says it executes 5 suspected spies in Somalia      Cache   Translate Page      
Author: 
Associated Press
article author: 
ID: 
1539158153507375100
Wed, 2018-10-10 (All day)

NAIROBI, Kenya: The Somalia-based Al-Shabab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for US, British and Somali intelligence agencies.
Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station, saying they were carried out in a public square in Jilib town in Middle Jubba region late Tuesday.
According to residents, the men were tied to poles and shot by a firing squad shortly after a self-proclaimed judge sentenced them to death.

Main category: 

          Milicianos de Al Shabaab matan a dos profesores en un ataque a una escuela de Kenia      Cache   Translate Page      
Al menos dos profesores han muerto por un ataque perpetrado de madrugada por supuestos terroristas del grupo Al Shabaab en el extremo noreste de Kenia, cerca de la frontera con Somalia, han informado las autoridades locales.


Next Page: 10000

Site Map 2018_01_14
Site Map 2018_01_15
Site Map 2018_01_16
Site Map 2018_01_17
Site Map 2018_01_18
Site Map 2018_01_19
Site Map 2018_01_20
Site Map 2018_01_21
Site Map 2018_01_22
Site Map 2018_01_23
Site Map 2018_01_24
Site Map 2018_01_25
Site Map 2018_01_26
Site Map 2018_01_27
Site Map 2018_01_28
Site Map 2018_01_29
Site Map 2018_01_30
Site Map 2018_01_31
Site Map 2018_02_01
Site Map 2018_02_02
Site Map 2018_02_03
Site Map 2018_02_04
Site Map 2018_02_05
Site Map 2018_02_06
Site Map 2018_02_07
Site Map 2018_02_08
Site Map 2018_02_09
Site Map 2018_02_10
Site Map 2018_02_11
Site Map 2018_02_12
Site Map 2018_02_13
Site Map 2018_02_14
Site Map 2018_02_15
Site Map 2018_02_15
Site Map 2018_02_16
Site Map 2018_02_17
Site Map 2018_02_18
Site Map 2018_02_19
Site Map 2018_02_20
Site Map 2018_02_21
Site Map 2018_02_22
Site Map 2018_02_23
Site Map 2018_02_24
Site Map 2018_02_25
Site Map 2018_02_26
Site Map 2018_02_27
Site Map 2018_02_28
Site Map 2018_03_01
Site Map 2018_03_02
Site Map 2018_03_03
Site Map 2018_03_04
Site Map 2018_03_05
Site Map 2018_03_06
Site Map 2018_03_07
Site Map 2018_03_08
Site Map 2018_03_09
Site Map 2018_03_10
Site Map 2018_03_11
Site Map 2018_03_12
Site Map 2018_03_13
Site Map 2018_03_14
Site Map 2018_03_15
Site Map 2018_03_16
Site Map 2018_03_17
Site Map 2018_03_18
Site Map 2018_03_19
Site Map 2018_03_20
Site Map 2018_03_21
Site Map 2018_03_22
Site Map 2018_03_23
Site Map 2018_03_24
Site Map 2018_03_25
Site Map 2018_03_26
Site Map 2018_03_27
Site Map 2018_03_28
Site Map 2018_03_29
Site Map 2018_03_30
Site Map 2018_03_31
Site Map 2018_04_01
Site Map 2018_04_02
Site Map 2018_04_03
Site Map 2018_04_04
Site Map 2018_04_05
Site Map 2018_04_06
Site Map 2018_04_07
Site Map 2018_04_08
Site Map 2018_04_09
Site Map 2018_04_10
Site Map 2018_04_11
Site Map 2018_04_12
Site Map 2018_04_13
Site Map 2018_04_14
Site Map 2018_04_15
Site Map 2018_04_16
Site Map 2018_04_17
Site Map 2018_04_18
Site Map 2018_04_19
Site Map 2018_04_20
Site Map 2018_04_21
Site Map 2018_04_22
Site Map 2018_04_23
Site Map 2018_04_24
Site Map 2018_04_25
Site Map 2018_04_26
Site Map 2018_04_27
Site Map 2018_04_28
Site Map 2018_04_29
Site Map 2018_04_30
Site Map 2018_05_01
Site Map 2018_05_02
Site Map 2018_05_03
Site Map 2018_05_04
Site Map 2018_05_05
Site Map 2018_05_06
Site Map 2018_05_07
Site Map 2018_05_08
Site Map 2018_05_09
Site Map 2018_05_15
Site Map 2018_05_16
Site Map 2018_05_17
Site Map 2018_05_18
Site Map 2018_05_19
Site Map 2018_05_20
Site Map 2018_05_21
Site Map 2018_05_22
Site Map 2018_05_23
Site Map 2018_05_24
Site Map 2018_05_25
Site Map 2018_05_26
Site Map 2018_05_27
Site Map 2018_05_28
Site Map 2018_05_29
Site Map 2018_05_30
Site Map 2018_05_31
Site Map 2018_06_01
Site Map 2018_06_02
Site Map 2018_06_03
Site Map 2018_06_04
Site Map 2018_06_05
Site Map 2018_06_06
Site Map 2018_06_07
Site Map 2018_06_08
Site Map 2018_06_09
Site Map 2018_06_10
Site Map 2018_06_11
Site Map 2018_06_12
Site Map 2018_06_13
Site Map 2018_06_14
Site Map 2018_06_15
Site Map 2018_06_16
Site Map 2018_06_17
Site Map 2018_06_18
Site Map 2018_06_19
Site Map 2018_06_20
Site Map 2018_06_21
Site Map 2018_06_22
Site Map 2018_06_23
Site Map 2018_06_24
Site Map 2018_06_25
Site Map 2018_06_26
Site Map 2018_06_27
Site Map 2018_06_28
Site Map 2018_06_29
Site Map 2018_06_30
Site Map 2018_07_01
Site Map 2018_07_02
Site Map 2018_07_03
Site Map 2018_07_04
Site Map 2018_07_05
Site Map 2018_07_06
Site Map 2018_07_07
Site Map 2018_07_08
Site Map 2018_07_09
Site Map 2018_07_10
Site Map 2018_07_11
Site Map 2018_07_12
Site Map 2018_07_13
Site Map 2018_07_14
Site Map 2018_07_15
Site Map 2018_07_16
Site Map 2018_07_17
Site Map 2018_07_18
Site Map 2018_07_19
Site Map 2018_07_20
Site Map 2018_07_21
Site Map 2018_07_22
Site Map 2018_07_23
Site Map 2018_07_24
Site Map 2018_07_25
Site Map 2018_07_26
Site Map 2018_07_27
Site Map 2018_07_28
Site Map 2018_07_29
Site Map 2018_07_30
Site Map 2018_07_31
Site Map 2018_08_01
Site Map 2018_08_02
Site Map 2018_08_03
Site Map 2018_08_04
Site Map 2018_08_05
Site Map 2018_08_06
Site Map 2018_08_07
Site Map 2018_08_08
Site Map 2018_08_09
Site Map 2018_08_10
Site Map 2018_08_11
Site Map 2018_08_12
Site Map 2018_08_13
Site Map 2018_08_15
Site Map 2018_08_16
Site Map 2018_08_17
Site Map 2018_08_18
Site Map 2018_08_19
Site Map 2018_08_20
Site Map 2018_08_21
Site Map 2018_08_22
Site Map 2018_08_23
Site Map 2018_08_24
Site Map 2018_08_25
Site Map 2018_08_26
Site Map 2018_08_27
Site Map 2018_08_28
Site Map 2018_08_29
Site Map 2018_08_30
Site Map 2018_08_31
Site Map 2018_09_01
Site Map 2018_09_02
Site Map 2018_09_03
Site Map 2018_09_04
Site Map 2018_09_05
Site Map 2018_09_06
Site Map 2018_09_07
Site Map 2018_09_08
Site Map 2018_09_09
Site Map 2018_09_10
Site Map 2018_09_11
Site Map 2018_09_12
Site Map 2018_09_13
Site Map 2018_09_14
Site Map 2018_09_15
Site Map 2018_09_16
Site Map 2018_09_17
Site Map 2018_09_18
Site Map 2018_09_19
Site Map 2018_09_20
Site Map 2018_09_21
Site Map 2018_09_23
Site Map 2018_09_24
Site Map 2018_09_25
Site Map 2018_09_26
Site Map 2018_09_27
Site Map 2018_09_28
Site Map 2018_09_29
Site Map 2018_09_30
Site Map 2018_10_01
Site Map 2018_10_02
Site Map 2018_10_03
Site Map 2018_10_04
Site Map 2018_10_05
Site Map 2018_10_06
Site Map 2018_10_07
Site Map 2018_10_08
Site Map 2018_10_09
Site Map 2018_10_10