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report UN Security Council

SC/12819
15 MAY 2017
SECURITY COUNCIL
7938TH MEETING (AM)

Words, Laws, Resolutions Will Mean Nothing if Violations Go Unpunished in Practice, Deputy Secretary-General Stresses

Shame and stigma were integral to the logic of using sexual violence as a tactic of war, torture or terrorism, the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide told the Security Council today, amid demands that survivors be recognized as legitimate victims of conflict entitled to equality before the law as well as reparations.

16 May 2017 description

53,912 arrivals by sea in 2017
1,316 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 16 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016

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668,846 people displaced, cumulatively, from Mosul city as of 16 May

460,306 people currently displaced from western Mosul as of 16 May

6,994 fully-serviced family plots immediately available to shelter displaced people at 19 sites as of 15 May

4,500 m³ water trucked and distributed daily by humanitarian partners in Mosul city

over 12,300 people transferred from frontline areas to hospitals for trauma injuries treatment as of 9 May

15 May 2017 description
report UN News Service

15 mai 2017 – A l'occasion d'un débat au Conseil de sécurité sur la violence sexuelle dans les conflits, la Vice-Secrétaire générale de l'ONU, Amina Mohammed, s'est félicité lundi que la façon dont on considère cette violence ait changé et a appelé à s'attaquer aux causes profondes de ce fléau.

« La violence sexuelle dans les conflits n'est plus considérée comme 'purement une question féminine' ou comme un 'moindre mal' dans une fausse hiérarchie des violations des droits de l'homme », a souligné Mme Mohammed lors de débat.

15 May 2017 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1058-SC/12820-HR/5361

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the open debate of the Security Council on sexual violence in conflict, in New York today:

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Between 1 January and 30 April 2017, 37,235 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 33% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (27,926). As in previous years, monthly arrivals were comparatively lower during the winter, due to less favourable weather and sea conditions. Monthly arrivals increased in the spring: in April 2017, 12,943 refugees and migrants reached Italian shores.

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Between 1 January and 30 April 2017, 5,190 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first four months of 2016, when 16% of those arriving by sea were UASC. Their numbers, however, have increased compared to last year, when 4,541 UASC arrived in the first four months of the year.

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“Almost seven months after the start of the military operation to recapture the city of Mosul, more than 12,000 civilians have been injured in the assault or as they tried to escape the fighting,” explains Maud Bellon, Handicap International’s field coordinator for the Mosul emergency response. “More than half come from the western part of the city, where armed forces are still conducting military operations.” 

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Introduction

The Cluster has an 11 page guidance on Basic Emergency Shelter Kit (ESKs) which focuses on their primary use - providing short-term shelter in emergency situations.

The ESK is designed to provide the materials and tools to construct a simple shelter for displaced families for a short period until a more suitable and durable solution can be found. However, the kits are versatile and so have multi-functional and multi-purpose.

This paper offers guidance on alternative ESKs uses.

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This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners. Due to the rapidly changing situation, the numbers and locations listed in this report may no longer be current at the time of reading. The next report will be issued on or around 22 May 2017.

Highlights

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report UN Women

Erbil, Iraq, 15th, May 2017 – UN Women and Oxfam in collaboration with the Afkar society shared critical results from the Gender and Conflict Analysis Study this week. The results of the gender and conflict analysis study comes about at a very important time for the country during this war on ISIL. This study conducted with the support of funds from the Government of Japan, is in alignment with the UN Women Iraq Country Office vision to provide evidence based research on gender responsive programming and interventions in conflict settings.

15 May 2017 description
report iMMAP

May 07, 2017

• Iraqi Military Forces found and cleared 9 weaponized vehicles, 3 anti-aircraft machines, 50 IEDs and a weapons warehouse in Al-Harmat neighborhood western side of Mosul city.

• Nine Iraqi Military Forces soldiers killed and other three were injured due to an ISIS suicide attack on Wadi Akab Industrial Area western side of Mosul city.

15 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RABAT, 15 May 2017 – According to a recent UNICEF analysis covering 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa [1], poverty continues to impact at least 29 million children – one in four children in the region. These children are deprived of the minimum requirements in two or more of the most basic life necessities including basic education, decent housing, nutritious food, quality health care, safe water, sanitation and access to information.

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2016 worst year for civilian deaths from explosive violence recorded in the last six years.

Since 2011, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has been recording the global impact of explosive violence as reported in English language media.

In 2016, AOAV recorded 45,624 deaths and injuries from the use of explosive weapons around the world. As with previous years, civilians bore the burden of this explosive violence. Of those harmed, 70% were reported to be civilians – 32,088.

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The Iraqi Red Crescent Society(IRCS) has announced the arrival of four Algerian cargo airplanes loaded with humanitarian assistance donated by the government and Algerian Red Crescent, these assistance includes 180 ton of food and non-food materials and medicine have arrived in Baghdad on Algerian airplanes.

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report Harikar

INTRODUCTION

Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.

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report ACTED

Since 2012, when the uprising in Syria quickly turned into a full-scale armed conflict, thousands of people have fled their country to escape violence and seek safety and protection in neighboring countries. Due to the geographical proximity with Iraq, many Syrians crossed the Iraqi border and relocated in and out of camps across the country. To them, ACTED Iraq has provided humanitarian assistance for the past five years, through a combination of emergency response and long-term strategy, aimed at ensuring the sustainability of its intervention.