IOM, in collaboration with UNHCR, yesterday ، began the voluntary repatriation of 94 Somali refugees from Kenya, 23 years after conflict and famine drove them from their homeland.
The refugees, from the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex that hosts over 350,000 Somali refugees, travelled in two IOM buses with their possessions to the Dhobley way station in Afmadow District, Lower Juba, on the Somali-Kenya border.
The repatriation process ...
IOM is appealing for USD 93.3 million to respond to the ongoing crisis in South Sudan through 2015.
Aid agencies anticipate that over 6.4 million people will need assistance in the first quarter of 2015, including 1.9 million internally displaced people (IDPs), 290,000 refugees and millions facing food insecurity.
“IOM has 400 staff working in eight sub-offices throughout South Sudan. The needs here are as immense and div ...
Details of at least three fatal migrant shipwrecks off Africa since December 5th continue to concern IOM.
Reports of as many as 100 migrants losing their lives off African coasts near Spain, Italy and Yemen demonstrate how winter’s approach has not significantly curbed the number of migrants seeking safety, nor altered the lethal nature of many of these voyages.
It was initially reported out of Yemen last Sunday that 70 m ...
Fears of a typhoon-induced humanitarian disaster in the Philippines have been dispelled due to a combination of a weaker-than-expected typhoon and a mass evacuation of some 1.2 million people.
The alarm was raised when Typhoon Hagupit briefly turned into a super-typhoon last Friday (5/12) and appeared on course to rip into the central Visayas region. This was the area devastated by last year’s super typhoon Haiyan, which left over 6,300 dead and a ...
A call to save the lives of political prisoners Ayatollah Kazemaini, Mohsen Daneshpour, Alireza Rasouli
The poor condition of a great number of political prisoners has further deteriorated because they are deprived of medical care.
Mr. Mohsen Daneshpour Moqadam, 70, a political prisoner in Evin Prison, is recently suffering from amnesia due to blockage of brain veins because he has not received ...2014-12-09 02:44:22
IOM’s team providing assistance to migrants arriving in Europe by sea from North Africa and the Middle East recorded another 18 migrants reported missing, and presumed dead this week. The reports came from fellow passengers rescued by commercial and military vessels patrolling increasingly wintery and dangerous Mediterranean routes.
Over 5,100 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea in the last 10 days, rescued by the ships plying waters in the Chan ...
The((un)) Foundation establishment of a ceremony to receive the artist s qusay tariq in Lebanon, and qusay tariq gave in concert nine paintings gift to the Foundation ((un)) ,paintings speak for reviving peace in the Middle East and how to achieve peace, , And was at the head of the reception Ms. ninette kelley representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon, and Mr. Jean-Nicolas Beuze Deputy Representative, Mr. Shadi coordinator between qusay tariq C ...2014-11-12 23:00:00
South Sudan: The forgotten crisis in Jonglei State
Jonglei State has the highest number of internally displaced people and the highest level of food insecurity and malnutrition in famine-threatened South Sudan, according to a joint assessment by HelpAge International and Islamic Relief Worldwide.
1.3 million people remain internally displaced across South Sudan. According to UNOCHA, there are about 79 ...
The Carter Center announced today that it has closed its field office in Egypt after nearly three years and that it will not deploy an observation mission to assess Egypt's parliamentary elections anticipated later this year. This decision reflects The Carter Center’s assessment that the political environment is deeply polarized and that political space has narrowed for Egyptian political parties, civil society, and the media. As a result, the upcoming electio ...2014-10-16 10:17:28
Oran, October 9, 2014 – More than 54 speakers and 3,000 delegates from around the world will meet for five days at the International Feminine Congress for a Culture of Peace, to be held from 27 October to 2 November in Oran and Mostaganem, Algeria, in order to seek new approaches to end the fighting in the name of Islam and to promote the emergence of a society of "living better together ".
While the first day of the conference will focu ...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden apologized Saturday to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was angry over comments in which Biden said Erdogan had admitted that Turkey had made mistakes by allowing foreign fighters to cross into Syria.
Erdogan denied ever saying that and told reporters in Istanbul before Biden's apology that he "will be history for me if he has indeed used su ...
Beit Sahour – Section of Public Relations:
The latest poll prepared by Dr. Nabil Kukali and conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public
Opinion (www.pcpo.org), covered a random sample of (1000) Palestinian respondents
representing the various demographic specimens of Palestinians (15 years and above) living in
the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. It probed the perception of the
Call by 31 Associations, NGOs and Parties from 5 continents to United Nations and the
United States to provide safety and security of Camp Liberty residents, and their
prompt intervention to revoke the inhumane siege enforced on this Camp
Government of Iraq has imposed a complete blockade on Camp Liberty since 23 days ago
Following the siege imposed on Camp Liberty, situated near Baghdad&rsq ...
Johanna Cornet is an 82 years old woman from Paris. As it has been lately reported in Science magazine, she was born in 1932 and has never done plastic surgery. Yet she looks like if she was 40 years old and not 82. Johanna is the mother of four children, and has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
According to the interview with the American magazine Science, Johanna eats lot of watermelon. She states that this is what allows her t ...
A group of extremist Jewish settlers escorted by Israeli policemen on Monday morning desecrated the Aqsa Mosque's courtyards, while there is still an entry ban on all Palestinian women.
According to the Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage, the Israeli occupation police are still imposing a ban on the entry of all Palestinian women, including female students of the Aqsa religious school, to the Mosque, and only allow in men after confiscating ...
Jewish settlers cut Palestinian trees in Beit Ummar village, to the north of al-Khalil, on Monday morning.
Activist Mohammed Ayad told the PIC that hordes of Jewish settlers attacked Palestinian crops and agricultural land in Wadi Abul Reesh area in the village.
He recalled that the settlers had chopped down more than 30 trees in the same area a few days ago.
Ayad pointed out that Israeli occupation forces and settlers ...
Israeli Occupation Authorities (IOA) are expected to release on Monday the Jerusalemite MP Mohamed Totah and the former Minister of Jerusalem Affairs Khaled Abu Arafa, media sources in the Change and reform parliamentary bloc said.
The sources told Quds Press that Totah and Abu Arafa’s release followed two months in administrative detention.
The two Jerusalemite officials will be banished to Ram ...2014-09-02 05:22:25
Member of Hamas's political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk said that the Palestinian unity government agreed to pay the salaries of the former government employees in Gaza next Wednesday.
In televised remarks last night, Abu Marzouk said that the civil servants who were hired by the former government in Gaza would be able to receive their salaries next Wednesday as agreed with the government in Ramallah.
Hamas Movement has renewed its total rejection to be dragged into secondary battles following the escalated incitement against the movement.
Ezzet al-Resheq, member of the Movement’s political bureau, wrote on his Facebook page at dawn Monday that those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of Palestine and who achieved a legendary victory against the occupation will never be dragged into any secondary battles.
For his part spok ...
The appointment of a new commander for the Israeli army’s Gaza Division is a proof of Israel’s admission of defeat in the Gaza offensive, Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri said, dubbing the move an episode in a series of sanctions imposed on Israeli war “losers.”
Abu Zuhri’s statement came following the appointment of Brigadier General Itai Virov as new Gaza Division Commander, replacing Mikey Edelstein who served in this pos ...
Around 706 Palestinians were killed during August including 698 martyrs in Gaza Strip and eight others were shot dead by Israeli gunfire during clashes that broke out throughout the West Bank, Ahrar center revealed in its monthly report.
The human rights center clarified that the reported martyrs came along with July’s martyrs as a result of Israeli aggression on Gaza that lasted for 51 days.
Head of the center Fuad al-Khuffash ch ...
The Israeli occupation forces (IOF) kidnapped at dawn Monday six Palestinians from their homes during raids in Beit Ummar town in Al-Khalil and Fari'ah refugee camp in Nablus, and clashed with citizens.
Local sources in Beit Ummar town that Israeli troops raided homes and kidnapped two citizens, adding the Israeli campaign triggered violent clashes between them and Palestinian young men.
The IOF also raided at dawn Fari'ah ...
Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad confirmed Sunday during a phone conversation with deputy chief of Hamas political bureau Ismail Haneyya that his country has already started preparations for the reconstruction of Gaza.
He assured Haneyya that Qatar is simply undertaking its humanitarian responsibility towards Gaza which brought glory and honor to Arabs and Muslims.
For his part, Haneyya praised Qatar’s role in support of th ...
The Anti-Coup Pro-Legitimacy National Alliance issued the following statement:
The Revolution's momentum is gathering fast, the raging revolt is expanding socially and geographically, and Egyptian youths are moving forward with vigor and determination in anti-coup defiance. The disillusioned poor are joining the raging revolt after discovering the military junta's ruthless treachery, and the people are responding in a promising positive manner to calls f ...
As escalation of the political crisis in Pakistan between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the opposition led by Imran Khan continues, Pakistan has been dragged into a dangerous situation of complete paralysis for the past 15 days.
In an exclusive statement , about the Jamaat-e-Islami's position with regard to this crisis, Abdul-Ghaffar Aziz, leader of the Islamic group, said: "The people of Pakistan will not accept any solution outside the fram ...
Giza Criminal Court sentenced to life imprisonment (25 years) the Muslim Brotherhood Chairman Mohamed Badie and Safwat Hegazy, along with six more Brotherhood leaders: Mohamed Beltagy, Essam El-Erian, Bassem Ouda (Minister of Supply in President Morsi's government), Husseini Antar, Essam Ragab and Mohamed Gomaa, in a fabricated lawsuit known in the media as the "Istiqama Mosque incident", referring to military coup forces' violent attack on unarmed pro ...2014-09-01 14:47:45
Libya's elected parliament, the House of Representatives, has asked Abdullah al-Thinni to form new caretaker government, a lawmaker has said.
The latest political development on Monday comes amid ongoing violence in the country.
Thinni had been prime minister of the oil-rich country since March, but his position has been challenged by a rival parliament refusing to recognise the House of Representatives.
Last Thursd ...
The United States has urged Israel to reverse its decision to seize nearly 400 hectares of land in the occupied West Bank, a move anti-settlement activists termed the largest land grab in 30 years.
Israel announced the massive land appropriation on Sunday in the Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem just days after Gaza ceasefire.
A Palestinian official said the latest land grab by Israel would cause only more friction after the Gaza wa ...
On a dusty, shadeless hilltop in the Turkish border town of Kilis, Syrian mothers, toddlers, and elderly cram into a makeshift medical centre housed in an abandoned bakery. Some 500 patients will seek treatment here today, though officially the centre does not exist.
Known as Syria Polyclinic 1, the facility is part of an informal network of medical centres that have cropped up in Kilis to treat the nearly 80,000 Syrian refugees that now reside in and a ...
The United States embassy compound in the Libyan capital Tripoli has been raided by militiamen, but no Americans were present as the embassy was evacuated more than a month ago.
The attack on Sunday comes as fighting between rival militias rages in Tripoli and Benghazi, the scond city in the east.
Even though the US suspended its mission in Tripoli for the second time in three years in July, the US Secretary of State John Kerry had said ...
Government forces mainly composed of Kurdish peshmerga fighters and armed volunteers have broken through the Islamic State group siege on the town of Amerli located between Baghdad, and the northern city of Kirkuk.
The news came as the AFP news agency reported on Monday that fighting with the Sunni rebel group continues in Sulaiman Bek and Yanakaja towns north of Amerli, killing at least two peshmerga fighters.
As of Monday, Iraqi force ...
The Israeli occupation army said it had annexed 4,000 dunums of Palestinian land around Gush Etzion settlement compound to the south of Bethlehem city.
Senior army officer Yoav Mordechai, coordinator of government activities in the occupied territories, said that at the behest of the higher political echelon, 4,000 dunums near the compound were declared state land, in response to the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli young men three months ago.
The Aqsa foundation for endowment and heritage said that the Israeli occupation police prevented on Sunday morning Palestinian women from entering the Aqsa Mosque and only allowed in Jewish settlers and intelligence officers.
In a press release, the Aqsa foundation said that the Israeli police forces deployed at the gates of the Aqsa Mosque had prevented since seven o'clock in the morning Palestinian women from entering the Aqsa Mosque, prompting th ...
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