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.
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.
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.
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.
Spokespersons for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Date: 5 July 2016
Subject: (1) Iraq, (2) Saudi Arabia, (3) Kenya, (4) Myanmar and (5) Hungary
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein will issue a press release on Iraq shortly.
(2) Saudi Arabia
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.
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.
Global Overview – Trends and Outlook
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.