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30 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

1 Dead, at Least 7 Wounded

(Beirut) – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) armed forces fired rubber and live bullets and teargas canisters at protesters in Sinjar on March 14, 2017, killing one person and wounding at least seven, Human Rights Watch said today. KRG authorities should investigate the use of lethal force against the protesters.

30 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

• On 26 March, 7,892 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 85% (6,738) were sheltered in 17 government facilities, while the rest stayed rough in Belgrade city centre or close to the borders with Croatia or Hungary.

29 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the thirty-seventh submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2332 (2016) in which the Council requested me to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

29 Mar 2017 description

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies,

As salaam alaikum.

I thank His Majesty King Abdullah II and the Government of Jordan for inviting me to address this important Summit of the League of Arab States.

Your Majesty, I was Prime Minister of Portugal when I first had the honour of meeting you.

29 Mar 2017 description

Tens of thousands of civilians are trapped inside homes, caught in the fighting, shelling and air strikes.

  • Battle edges toward densely populated Old Mosul

  • U.S. says coalition probably had role in deadly blast

  • Troops besiege landmark al Nuri mosque site

By Isabel Coles and John Davison

29 Mar 2017 description
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IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #19 covers IOM Iraq activities from 9 to 22 march 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates.

As military operations in the Mosul corridor continue, IOM is assisting displaced families and affected communities through the provision of emergency response services including: non-food item kits, shelter, livelihoods assistance, primary health care, psychosocial assistance, displacement tracking and light infrastructure projects.

29 Mar 2017 description

1.2 -1.5 MILLION* PEOPLE AFFECTED

280,000 # DISPLACED FROM MOSUL

2.7 MILLION** PEOPLE IN NEED OF HEALTH SERVICES

600,819 *** PEOPLE REACHED

5,333 # INJURED

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  • On 25 March, the World Health Organization, the Federal Ministry of Health and Ninewa Department of Health opened a trauma field hospital (FH) in Athba, 15 kilometers from the frontlines of west Mosul.

29 Mar 2017 description
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Mosul, Iraq 28 March 2017: With medical capacities to treat severely wounded people significantly reduced due to conflict and coupled with the increased trend of traumatic injuries amongst civilians, the World Health Organization, the Federal Ministry of Health and Ninewa Department of Health has opened a trauma field hospital (FH) in Athba.

29 Mar 2017 description
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GENEVA (28 March 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Tuesday deplored the massive loss of civilian lives in west Mosul in recent days, victims of actions by ISIL and of airstrikes.

28 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Mosul Civilians Describe Deadly Attack

28 Mar 2017 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 28 March 2017 14:29 GMT

More than 10,000 buffalo of Badush were a key source of meat and dairy products in western Mosul

By John Davison

MOSUL, Iraq, March 28 (Reuters) - In a field off a main road south of Mosul, a stray dog picked at the body of a dead buffalo calf, part of an exhausted herd brought 20 miles on foot by farmers forced to abandon their land in the fight against Islamic State.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

28 Mar 2017 description

On visit to Jordan, Secretary General António Guterres warns that failure to address Syria crisis risks playing into hands of extremist groups.

By: Charlie Dunmore

ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan – United Nations Secretary General António Guterres on Tuesday urged the international community to increase its support for Syrian refugees and the countries hosting them, warning that failure to do so risked undermining global security.

28 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 25th

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  • Markets and shops are functioning, with some items available, however due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power is low/poor.

28 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 14th, 16th & 19th.

Highlights

  • Markets and shops are functioning with some items available, however there is an insufficient quantity of all basic products such as food, NFIs, water etc.

28 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 23th.

Highlights

  • Markets and shops are functioning, with essential items available, however due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, purchasing power of basic items such as food and NFIs is low/poor.

28 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 15th.

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  • Markets and shops are functioning, with food, water, NFIs and other goods available, however due to a lack of cash and jobs, purchasing power is low and these items and goods remain unavailable.

28 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 279,024 Iraqis currently internally displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016

  • 34,965 core relief item (CRIs) kits distributed to families in camps, assisting some 182,000 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas

  • 7,969 family plots currently occupied out of 12,497 family plots (for some 75,000 people) in UNHCR built camps ready to receive IDPs displaced from the Mosul corridor 3 million IDPs since January 2014

28 Mar 2017 description

SOUTH SUDAN

Targeted violence against aid workers has escalated in the past two weeks. On 25 March, seven aid workers from South Sudan and Kenya were killed in a road ambush while travelling from Juba, the capital, to Pibor in Jonglei.

This comes after two IOM staff were killed and three injured in a road ambush in Yirol county in Lakes on 14 March, which led to three humanitarian organisations engaged in cholera response in the area suspending their activities on 23 March.