India blockades Nepal, objecting to the country’s new Constitution

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Global Goals will not work unless Least Developed Countriese are made a top priority

post2015_cover24 September 2015: LDC Watch, the umbrella group for civil society organisations from Least Developed Countries has insisted that the Sustainable Development Goals will not succeed unless there are additional measures to help LDCs. These include an increase in ODI to LDCs, debt cancellation, technology transfer without intellectual property rights, measures to protect against the plunder of LDCs’ natural resources, common but differentied responsibilities and immediate finance to mitigate the effects of climate change. Continue reading

RDC: Fermeture de cliniques dans l’est de la RDC suite aux combats

DRC clinqueCélestin Kasereka a marché 15 km avec des béquilles pour rejoindre l’hôpital d’Oicha et faire soigner sa jambe. « Il m’a fallu toute une journée pour faire ce douloureux trajet », a dit M. Kasereka, enseignant à l’école de Mayi-Moya, un village isolé du territoire de Beni, situé à l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC), dans la province du Nord-Kivu. « C’est la première fois que je quitte mon village », a-t-il dit, visiblement épuisé par cette épreuve. « Je n’avais pas le choix, il n’y a plus de clinique près de chez nous ». Continue reading

Yemen: humanitarian consequences of the conflict are “catastrophic” says UN

YemenUN News Centre: 15 August 2015 –The UN’s top relief official in Yemen, Johannes van der Klaauw, has said the humanitarian consequences of the conflict are “catastrophic”.
“The intensification of violence and conflict over the past four months have devastated the city and destroyed the lives and livelihoods of the majority of its people. As has become all too familiar in contexts of war, civilians are paying the heaviest price,” he said. Continue reading

Netherlands NGO supports Malaysia’s efforts to help Rohingyan refugees from Myanmar

PADANG BESAR: The Malaysian Government’s efforts in assisting the plight of Rohingya refugees to date, has received the thumbs-up from a Netherlands non-governmental organisation (NGO). Salaamah Wal Adaalah president, Nourdeen Wilderman said he and his team were impressed with the treatment accorded by the Malaysian Government to the refugees at the Belantik Detention Depot Centre in Kedah.

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Malaysia and Indonesia agree to offer shelter to Burmese Rohingya Muslims

untitled (8)20 May Malaysia and Indonesia announced today that they will no longer turn away boats carrying migrants, many of whom are Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya Muslims who escape violence in their own country. According to the United Nations, the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. They have faced torture, neglect and repression since Myanmar’s independence in 1948. Rohingya refugees mostly flee to neighboring countries such as Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Continue reading