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

Nepal earthquake: rights group urges cancellation of country’s debt to support devastated country

images (7)Apr 27 Kanya D’Almeida  (IPS) – a US-based rights group have urged the international community to cancel Nepal’s debt of $3.8 billion, arguing that otherwise it will be impossible for this impoverished nation to recover from this disaster. Nepal is ranked 145 out of 187 on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI) – making it one of the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) Continue reading

Earthquake in Nepal: Rural Reconstruction Nepal (local NGO) describes the situation

untitled (7)This is a mourning moment and terrible situation in Nepal created by the deadly earthquake since Mid-day of 25th April 2015 and still continued hundreds of aftershocks. This has taken the lives of more than thousands in Kathmandu alone; more than 200 in Bhaktapur and Patan resulting death toll crosses 4252 within severely affected 32 districts so far.

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Un “plan Marshall” pour l’après-Ebola ?

20-04-2015 (BBC) Les présidents guinéen, sierra-léonais et libérien sont à Washington pour participer aux réunions de printemps de la banque mondiale et du FMI et trouver des fonds pour redresser leurs économies durement touchées par l’épidémie d’Ebola. Mercredi, le chef d’État guinéen Alpha Condé, la présidente libérienne Ellen Johnson Sirleaf et le président Sierra-Léonais Ernest Bai Koroma ont rencontré le président américain Barack Obama. Continue reading