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21 Aug 2017 description

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is taking appropriate measures to contain the violence outbreak in Bria (450 km northeast of Bangui) between presumed anti-Balaka elements and the FPRC Arab faction.

21 Aug 2017 description
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Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the joint report of the Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 71/177 and Human Rights Council resolutions 34/16 and 35/5.

21 Aug 2017 description

Speech given by Ms Christine Beerli, Vice-President of the ICRC at the World Humanitarian Day panel on "Violence against health care and its implications for affected populations, humanitarian workers and aid".

Director General, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The ICRC is honoured to co-organise with the United Nations Office in Geneva, UNOCHA and MSF this debate on World Humanitarian Day.

21 Aug 2017 description


This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 43 events in the region. This week, one new event has been reported: flash floods/mudslides in Sierra Leone. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

• Lassa fever and cholera in Nigeria

• Cholera in the United Republic of Tanzania

• Necrotizing cellulitis/fasciitis in the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Principe

21 Aug 2017 description
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In 2016, the Central African Republic (CAR) , where half of the population is in need of humanitarian assistance, was labeled as the most dangerous place for non-governmental organization (NGO) workers, says Susan Muis, Regional Program Coordinator for the ACT member Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Department for World Service.

21 Aug 2017 description

La Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) est à pied d’œuvre pour contenir de nouvelles violences à Bria (environ 450 km au nord-est de Bangui) entre les présumés anti-Balaka et la faction arabe du FPRC.

20 Aug 2017 description
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La Mission des Nations Unies en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) est à pied d'œuvre pour contenir de nouvelles violences entre les présumés anti-Balaka et la faction arabe du FPRC, à Bria, ville diamantaire à 450 km au nord-est de la capitale, Bangui.

19 Aug 2017 description

1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July

275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

19 Aug 2017 description

The African region experiences around 100 public health events annually, of which 80% are caused by infectious diseases. Although only a portion of these public health events are caused by emerging and dangerous pathogens (EDP), recurring outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and Dengue Fever/Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever are a feature of the regional situation.

19 Aug 2017 description

Bangui, le 19 août 2017 – La République centrafricaine traverse à nouveau depuis le début de l’année 2017 une période d’instabilité notamment marquée par une forte recrudescence de la violence, la hausse du nombre de déplacés et des attaques devenues plus fréquentes contre les acteurs humanitaires. Depuis janvier 2017, le nombre de personnes ayant besoin d’assistance humanitaire est passé de 2,2 en janvier à 2,4 millions en juin. Aujourd’hui, 600 000 personnes sont déplacées.

19 Aug 2017 description

A la veille de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, Filippo Grandi rend hommage aux employés humanitaires qui ont perdu la vie dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions, en venant en aide aux personnes dans le besoin à travers le monde.

Par UNHCR Staff

GENEVE – Le chef du HCR a rendu hommage aujourd’hui « au courage et à la détermination » des travailleurs humanitaires qui risquent leur vie quotidiennement pour apporter une aide aux personnes affectées par les violences à travers le monde, et qui sont souvent eux-mêmes des cibles.

18 Aug 2017 description

New York, 18 August 2017): At an event today to mark World Humanitarian Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for global action to protect civilians trapped in armed conflict and joined UN staff to symbolically “stand together” with all those affected by conflict.

18 Aug 2017 description
  • Insecurity in Central African Republic has lead to new influx of people seeking refuge in the region.

  • Over the last week more than 10,000 people have arrived in the town of Yakoma in Nord-Ubangi province. Since mid-May, it is estimated that 65,000 asylum seekers have entered the Northern part of the country in addition to the 103,000 already registered refugees.

18 Aug 2017 description

On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi pays tribute to humanitarians who have lost their lives helping people in need worldwide.

GENEVA – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today honoured the “commitment and spirit” of humanitarian workers who daily risk their lives to care for those affected by violence worldwide, and who are often targets themselves.