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20 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • In June WFP provided emergency assistance to 356,000 refugees, IDPs and vulnerable local populations in Cameroon, using food and cash transfers.

  • Thanks to a generous contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, WFP distributed dates to accompany the food ration during the month of Ramadan.

  • WFP completed the first round of data collection under the food security monitoring system (FSMS) in the most remote areas of the Far North region.

Operational Updates

12 Jul 2016 description

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Tuesday 7/12/2016 - 09:44 GMT

Saudi maritime patrols have intercepted 31 illegal migrants, mostly from Sudan, trying to reach the kingdom by sea, official media said on Tuesday, the latest case in recent weeks.

The Saudi Press Agency has reported a surge of migrant interceptions over the past month.

Border guards on Sunday caught the group of 31 migrants as they made their way to Saudi Arabia "using a wooden boat, coming from Sudan's beaches," SPA said.

07 Jul 2016 description

SG/SM/17908
SECRETARY-GENERAL
PRESS RELEASE

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in the cities of Jeddah, Qatif and Madinah in Saudi Arabia on 4 July 2016. These crimes are all the more despicable as they were carried out as residents were preparing for Eid al-Fitr celebrations to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

06 Jul 2016 description
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Extraterritorial Obligations of the United Kingdom under CESCR
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Extraterritorial Obligations of France under CESCR
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Extraterritorial Obligations of Sweden under CESCR

UK CALLED TO CONTROL ITS ARMS EXPORTS AFTER DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS IN YEMEN

From 6-24 June 2016, The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights reviewed the following countries: Angola, Burkina Faso, France, Honduras, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

05 Jul 2016 description

Spokespersons for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 5 July 2016
Subject: (1) Iraq, (2) Saudi Arabia, (3) Kenya, (4) Myanmar and (5) Hungary

(1) Iraq

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will issue a press release on Iraq shortly.

(2) Saudi Arabia

05 Jul 2016 description

General Situation during June 2016

The Desert Locust situation remained extremely serious in Yemen during June. New swarms formed in the interior, some of which moved into the highlands and may continue to the Red Sea coast while others could still move to the summer breeding areas along the Indo-Pakistan border. Crop damage was reported in Yemen. More swarms are expected to form during July and another generation of breeding could commence in August. Survey and control operations remain limited due to insecurity.

04 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

2,499,429 People affected by the conflict (in Yemen and adjacent countries), including refugees and internally displaced persons prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

2,053,093 Persons internally displaced prior to and as a result of the current conflict.

178,001 Arrivals to Djibouti, Ethiopia Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Sudan mainly by sea or overland since late March 2015.

01 Jul 2016 description

Global Overview – Trends and Outlook

28 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Ms. Prerana Issar, WFP’s Global Director of Human Resources (HR) and Mr. David Kaatrud. Regional Director for Asia conducted field visits to Pakistan in May 2016.

  • The process of return of IDPs to FATA continues. To date 158,000 families have returned to their areas of origin which constitutes 73 percent of the planned returns of 2015 and 26 percent of the planned returns of 2016.

24 Jun 2016 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 19-25 June 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, public health risks associated with refugee movements, Zika virus, yellow fever and West Nile fever.

24 Jun 2016 description

In March 2015, conflict erupted in Yemen and thousands of refugees and migrants fled to neighbouring countries, including Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan. While the number of new arrivals from Yemen remain low in 2016, the ongoing humanitarian crisis inside the country remains dire. At the same time, large numbers of refugees and migrants from the Horn of Africa make the journey into Yemen.

21 Jun 2016 description

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRELIEF) distributed today 1,249 food baskets in the Salah Directorate of Yemen's Taiz Governorate. The food baskets are part of the 100,000 baskets scheduled for distribution six directorates under Houth siege in Taiz Governorate.

21 Jun 2016 description

The Saudi National Campaign to Support the Brothers in Syria distributed 24,000 Iftar meals to Syrian refugees inside Syria. The campaign also distributed 1,183 food baskets for Syrian refugees in Jordan and 604 in Lebanon.

21 Jun 2016 description

The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (RELIEF) has been distributing 11,950 food baskets in the directorate of Muzaffar of Yemen's Taiz Governorate. The food baskets are part of the 100,000 baskets scheduled for distribution six directorates under Houth siege in Taiz Governorate.