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Polio this week as of 14 January 2020

Pakistan intensifies cVDPV2 response efforts, focusing on comprehensive outbreak response, strengthened routine immunization, communication and enhanced surveillance. See ‘Pakistan’ section below for more details.

Summary of new viruses this week (AFP cases and environmental samples):

o Pakistan: seven WPV1 cases; …

Posted in Legal January 17, 2020

R2P Monitor, Issue 49 (15 January 2020)

R2P Monitor is a bimonthly bulletin applying the atrocity prevention lens to populations at risk of mass atrocities around the world. Issue 49 looks at developments in Afghanistan, China, Myanmar (Burma), Syria, Yemen, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali …

Posted in Legal January 16, 2020

ACLED Regional Overview Southeast Asia (5 11 January 2020)

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: children killed in the ongoing conflict in Rakhine state in Myanmar; increased fighting between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; separatist violence in Thailand and Indonesia; and a deadly demonstration …

Posted in Legal January 16, 2020

US Imposes Sanctions Over N. Korean Workers Abroad

The United States has imposed sanctions on two North Korean entities for facilitating the export of labor in violation of U.N. sanctions.

A U.S. Treasury statement issued Tuesday identified the entities as Korea Namgang Trading Corp (NTC) and Beijing Sukbakso.…

Posted in Legal January 14, 2020

Spread of polio remains an international public health problem (WHO)

The spread of polio internationally remains a global public health problem, concluded the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“The Committee unanimously agreed that the risk of the international spread of the polio virus remains a public …

Posted in Legal January 8, 2020

Spread of polio remains an international public health problem (WHO)

The spread of polio internationally remains a global public health problem, concluded the Emergency Committee convened by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“The Committee unanimously agreed that the risk of the international spread of the polio virus remains a public …

Posted in Legal January 8, 2020

Explosive violence in 2019

In 2019, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 29,499 deaths and injuries from the use of explosive weapons around the world, as reported in English language media. Civilians continued to bear the burden of harm, accounting for 66% (or 19,407) …

Posted in Legal January 7, 2020