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29 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Government Response Falls Short

(Beirut, August 29, 2015) – Lebanese authorities should move forward on proposals to set up an independent national commission to investigate the fate of people forcibly disappeared during the country’s 1975-1990 civil war and aftermath, Human Rights Watch said today on the eve of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances. The United Nations designated August 30 as the International Day of the Disappeared to raise awareness about enforced disappearances around the world.

28 Aug 2015 description

A generous pledge of US$ 15 million from the Government of Kuwait will help enable UNRWA to open its schools on time for the 2015/16 school year. UNRWA had been facing a budget deficit of US$ 101 million in its General Fund that risked delaying the school year for the Agency’s 685 schools, potentially affecting half a million Palestine refugee children in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights   

• Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities.

• In Syria, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. The BTL initiative aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign. Unique to this year’s campaign is the launching of the self-learning programme, which targets 315,000 out-of-school children this year.

27 Aug 2015 description

Funded by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development through KfW, Maharat Foundation in cooperation with the UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project launched the first study in the context of monitoring the implementation of the “Journalists’ Pact for strengthening Civil Peace in Lebanon.”

A number of Editors in Chief and Media representatives gathered in Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel - Ein Mreisseh on the 31st of July 2015 and discussed the entitled study “The representations of the “Syrians” and “Palestinians” in news media coverage.”

27 Aug 2015 description

Sidon, Lebanon | AFP | Thursday 8/27/2015 - 06:42 GMT

Two people were killed when gunmen briefly opened fire in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, breaching a tense ceasefire, Palestinian sources said on Thursday.

A source from the Fatah Palestinian faction said a Fatah official and a civilian had been killed in fire by "unidentified gunmen" overnight in Ain al-Hilweh in southern Lebanon.

The breach threatened a ceasefire that ended several days of clashes between Fatah and an Islamist group in the camp.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

27 Aug 2015 description

GENEVA, Aug 26 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency head António Guterres on Wednesday reiterated the need to protect refugees fleeing to Europe by ensuring they are protected from human traffickers and that a properly functioning system is created to allow them to apply for asylum legally.

At a joint press conference with French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve in Geneva, he said such a system would help replace the currently "dysfunctional" approach within the European Union to the handling of the influx of refugees to Europe.

26 Aug 2015 description

GENEVA, Aug 26 (UNHCR) – To help prevent more people from Syria fleeing into Europe, the UN refugee agency has repeated calls to increase and improve essential support in the countries of first asylum, such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey which are now home to more than four million refugees.

However, UNHCR noted that despite the urgent need for funds the Syria situation Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) remained under-funded, with just 33 per cent of the target figure currently met.

26 Aug 2015 description

Beirut / Tyre (ICRC) – Clashes in Ein el-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon's southern district of Saida have been among the fiercest in recent years and resulted in many casualties. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today distributed surgical and other medical supplies to several health-care facilities treating the wounded inside and outside the camp. One of the wounded was transferred to the ICRC's Weapon Traumatology and Training Center in Tripoli.

26 Aug 2015 description
Arabic version

On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week, "No substitute for a mother's milk" is the slogan launched by the Ministry of Public Health, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), World Vision in Lebanon (World Vision), World Health Organization in Lebanon (WHO), and the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) within the National Campaign to Support Breastfeeding. The slogan was launched in a press conference held on Wednesday, August 25th 2015, at the Central Administration of the Lebanese University building in Mathaf.

26 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12019

7509e séance – matin
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS

Le Conseil de sécurité a adopté, ce matin, à l’unanimité de ses 15 membres, la résolution 2236 (2015) qui proroge jusqu’au 31 août 2016 le mandat actuel de la Force intérimaire des Nations Unies au Liban (FINUL). Le Conseil a suivi ainsi les recommandations du Secrétaire général***** qui souligne que la FINUL continue de jouer un rôle crucial en assurant tant la paix et la stabilité au Sud-Liban que le plein respect de la Ligne bleue aussi bien de la part du Liban que d’Israël.

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

25 August 2015 – The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) called today for restraint in the wake of 24 August clashes between various armed groups that have seriously impacted the refugee community in southern Lebanon’s Ein el Hilweh Camp in Saida.

25 Aug 2015 description

In Serbia, UNHCR and the Serb authorities are working to respond to the humanitarian needs of the more than 10,000 refugees and others who have now arrived there in the wake of the dramatic scenes of the last few days at the Greek border with Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

At the Greece-Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia border, people have been continuing to cross in groups of up to 300-400 and then travelling onwards by train or bus to Serbia. Currently, we anticipate these arrivals continuing over the next few days at a rate of up to 3,000 people per day.

25 Aug 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Les autorités devraient enquêter et respecter le droit de réunion pacifique

(Beyrouth, le 22 août 2015) - La police libanaise a violemment dispersé une manifestation pacifique le 19 août, d’une manière non conforme aux normes des droits humains relatives à l’usage de la force, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd'hui.

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

24 août 2015 – La Coordonnatrice spéciale des Nations Unies pour le Liban, Sigrid Kaag, a regretté lundi la mort d'un manifestant et le grand nombre de blessés à la suite de manifestations à Beyrouth ce weekend contre l'amoncellement d'ordures ménagères dans les rues de la ville et l'incapacité du gouvernement à régler cette situation.

24 Aug 2015 description

Sidon, Lebanon | AFP | Monday 8/24/2015 - 20:01 GMT | 324 words

Two people were killed late Monday when clashes erupted between rival armed groups in Lebanon's largest Palestinian refugee camp, near the southern port city of Sidon.

Fighting between the Jund al-Sham Islamist group and members of Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas's Fatah movement began in the northern part of Ain al-Hilweh camp and quickly spread, an AFP correspondent said.