A police officer was killed and a Bomb Defusal Squad personnel injured in two separate Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts targeting a polio team in Peshawar's Daudzai area Tuesday morning, police said.
A polio team was hit when the first IED was detonated, police said.
A second blast occurred when the BDS attempted to defuse another IED found during a search operation in the area, they added. A BDS personnel was injured in the blast.
Polio vaccination drives are underway across Pakistan, one of only two polio endemic countries left in the world.
25 octobre 2016 – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a rappelé mardi que le camp informel pour les réfugiés et les migrants situé à Calais, dans le nord de la France, et connu sous le nom de la 'jungle', ne constitue pas un environnement adapté à l'habitat humain.
« Le HCR a depuis longtemps recommandé sa fermeture et son remplacement par un hébergement approprié pour les demandeurs d'asile et les migrants », a déclaré mardi, un porte-parole du HCR, William Spindler, lors d'un point de presse à Genève.
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (October 25, 2016) —As bulldozers move in to demolish the Calais "Jungle" camp, Save the Children is warning that hundreds of unaccompanied children still have not been able to register and have nowhere safe to stay. Staff on the ground say children need to be to be moved to a secure area immediately, as the situation is increasingly volatile and tense.
By Farah Dakhlallah
25 October 2016
Recently I visited a primary school in Basra as part of a UNICEF team. As our plane landed at Basra airport by night, I could see flames shooting out of the oil wells that dot the landscape. Basra, which used to be best known for its port – Sinbad the Sailor journeyed from there – is now synonymous with oil.
GENEVA (24 October 2016) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Myanmar to address the growing reports of human rights violations in northern Rakhine State following the attacks on 9 October 2016 by armed individuals against three Border Guard Police posts in Maungdaw and Rathedaung townships, and subsequent security operations in search of suspected attackers.
JEREMIE, Haiti – The night Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, Marie-Lyrette Casimir, 46, was the only midwife on duty at the maternity unit of St. Antoine Hospital in Jérémie. It would be the only building at the hospital not reduced to rubble.
The storm gathered strength around midnight, Ms. Casimir recounted. Winds over 200 kilometres per hour buffeted the hospital, ripping open parts of the roof. Torrential rain shattered windows, and the electricity supply was cut.
Spokespeople for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville on Iraq, Ravina Shamdasani on South Sudan
Date: 25 October 2016
Subject: (1) Iraq & (2) South Sudan
El Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, Ban Ki-moon, destacó hoy el rol fundamental de las mujeres en los procesos de paz y resaltó el caso de Colombia, en el debate abierto del Consejo de Seguridad sobre Mujeres, Paz y Seguridad.
El Secretario-General hizo hincapié en que a pesar de los muchos retos hay señales positivas.
“Vemos los procesos y acuerdos de paz mucho más inclusivos. Las conversaciones de paz de Colombia incluyeron un grupo dedicado a las perspectivas de género y los derechos de las mujeres”, dijo Ban.
(Maiduguri, Borno State: 25 October 2016) Nigeria is facing the worst humanitarian crisis on the African continent. Currently up to 400,000 children face starvation and citizens suffer with little or no access to clean water, health, protection, education and food security.
Activists and the victims of the Darfur genocide are calling on the international community to do more to end the ongoing violence against women and children in the Darfur region of Sudan.
Women, and children as young as seven years old have allegedly been raped in Darfur since the so-called first genocide of the 21st century started thirteen years ago.
*Across the region, UNHCR is stepping up its preparations to receive those displaced by the fighting to retake Iraq’s second city.
**By: Catherine Robinson | 25 October 2016*
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
By: William Spindler | 25 October 2016
ERBIL, 25 October, 2016— As Iraqi civilians are fleeing the ongoing conflict in Mosul, UNFPA Iraq has stepped up its response and delivered reproductive health (RH) services to women and girls in Iraq.
En el territorio guatemalteco continúan presentes este lunes 24 de octubre los efectos del primer Frente Frío de la temporada de descenso de temperatura 2016-2017 con viento acelerado del norte, nublados y lluvias de regiones del Norte al Centro del país, según la información del Instituto Nacional de Sismología, Vulcanología, Meteorología e Hidrología -INSIVUMEH-.
Cholera in Haiti
As of 17th October, a total of 465 suspected cases have been reported in Grand Anse and 684 in Department de Sud since the 1st of October.
There is a decrease or stabilization of admissions in Cholera Treatments Centres operating in Sud and Grand Anse after 10th of October.
The immediate peak of cases followed by a rapid decline is to be expected. However a second peak cannot be excluded given the prevailing WaSH conditions in both departments.
DEBAGA CAMP, ERBIL, 24 OCTOBER, 2016 – There are more than 16,000 children in Debaga Camp, displaced from various areas in northern Iraq. Many of these children have lived under the so-called Islamic State and walked long hours with their families to reach safety. On a UNICEF visit to the camp this week to look in on our child-friendly spaces, schools and vaccination facilities, the children rushed towards us, held our hands, and did not stop talking. It is time their voices are heard. These are some of their stories. ….. Maher, 14, has been in Debaga camp for just 15 days.
Last month, a ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo broke down.
Since then, the forces of the Assad regime and its Russia backers have begun a fierce assault on the city.
300,000 people – including 100,000 children – are trapped in what is little more than siege warfare. Power and water supplies have been deliberately cut off. Large barrel bombs are being dropped on civilian areas.
And all of the city’s hospitals have been attacked, many with bunker busting munitions.
Children killed and children trapped in the city
The situation in Palestine can be described as a protracted crisis with a deteriorating humanitarian situation where Palestinians are affected by prolonged occupation, the blockade of the Gaza strip, recurrent violations of International Law and the contextual lack of accountability for those violations. 2.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance out of a total population of 4.8 million.
SANA’A – The World Food Programme (WFP) is increasingly concerned about deteriorating food security and growing rates of child malnutrition in Yemen, particularly in hard-to-reach areas.
A senior WFP team recently visited impoverished neighbourhoods and spoke to families and local authorities in Hajjah governorate in northeast Yemen and the Red Sea governorate of Hodeidah. They described a very dramatic situation as people struggle daily to secure their food needs.
MANILA, 25 OCTOBER 2016 - The neonatal period is one of the most crucial phases in the survival and development of a child. At the recently concluded session of the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific, Member States widely acknowledged the importance of Early Essential Newborn Care (EENC) in reducing neonatal mortality in the Region, and highlighted significant progress made in countries towards scaling-up EENC. WHO was called upon to further support countries in improving the quality of newborn care.