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15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • In May, WFP reached 2.5 million people, 73% targeted under the PRRO, including 2 million people with general food assistance, and 64,486 children under five and 27,915 pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance. Due to shortage in nutrition commodities impacting malnutrition for prevention and treatment interventions and interruption in food assistance for asset activities with the start Ramadan, WFP was unable to meet its intended targets.

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

According to available data, there have been 72,377 new arrivals to Greece,
Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 31 May 2017.

Until 31 May 2017, there were estimated 60,228 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 47,851 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016 (26% increase). Contrary to that, Greece has seen a 95% lower number of arrivals by the end May 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (8,025 and 158,461 respectively).

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • Joint Mission of WFP Executive Director and the Director General of FAO visited South Sudan.

  • WFP successfully conducted two innovative test airdrops of High Energy Biscuits (HEB), specialized nutritious food as well as water, blankets and medical kits.

  • WFP has assisted 2.8 million people across South Sudan since the beginning of the year

Operational Updates

15 Jun 2017 description
report European Union

Each year on 12th June, the World Day against Child Labour calls on governments, employers, workers organizations and civil society to highlight the global extent of child labour and the actions and efforts needed to eradicate it.

The European Union supports this appeal to ensure inclusive and equitable quality of education and to promote learning opportunities for all. The European Union calls for immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of all forms of child labour by 2025.

15 Jun 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR DECEMBER 2017

14 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Planned Peacekeeping Changes Leave Civilians Vulnerable

(New York) – A planned reduction of peacekeeping troops in Darfur risks leaving civilians without much-needed protection in the face of continued violence, Human Rights Watch said today.

14 Jun 2017 description

As part of the continuing efforts to reduce the impact and risk of explosive hazards in Abyei, the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) on 12 June 2017 conducted another destruction exercise of confiscated weapons and ammunition.

About 25 weapons and more than 470 ammunition confiscated by the troops of UNISFA were destroyed by the Ethiopian Demining Military Platoon (EDMP) and United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).

14 Jun 2017 description

Le Tchad fait face à des crises humanitaires interconnectées, dans un contexte de pauvreté chronique et de faible développement économique. La situation sécuritaire dans les pays voisins a entrainé d’importants mouvements de personnes vers le Tchad, ainsi que des déplacements internes depuis plusieurs années. Des millions de personnes sont touchées par l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition, en particulier dans la bande sahélienne et récemment dans la Tandjilé, cette situation risque de s’aggraver pendant la période de soudure (juin - sept.).

14 Jun 2017 description

Chad is facing interconnected humanitarian crises in a context of chronic poverty and low economic development. The security situation in neighboring countries has led to large population movements into Chad, as well as internal displacement for several years. Millions of people are affected by food insecurity and malnutrition, especially in the Sahel belt, and recently in the Tandjile, this situation is likely to worsen during the lean season (June-September).

14 Jun 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12869

Security Council
7969th Meeting (AM)

Briefing Security Council, He Cites ‘Significantly’ Reduced Hostilities in Presenting Special Report on Strategic Review of UNAMID

With the level of armed hostilities significantly lower than in previous years, the focus of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) should be readjusted as the mission reduced the number of peacekeepers deployed in that region of western Sudan, the Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations told the Security Council today.

14 Jun 2017 description

Séminaire régional sur « Le rôle des journalistes et des médias dans la prévention de la violence et de l’extrémisme violent en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel »

Des journalistes et des responsables des médias décident d’adopter une Charte de bonnes pratiques et de lancer un Forum pour renforcer la prévention de l’extrémisme violent en Afrique de l’ouest et au Sahel

14 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 12, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Liberation Movement-Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) Monday has released a report saying security and humanitarian situations are steadily worsening in Darfur and regretted that international reports do not reflect the situation on the ground.

The United Nations Security Council is set to discuss the situation in Darfur region this week and is expected to change the mandate of the hybrid peacekeeping operation to a peace-building force.

14 Jun 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 13, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - In a meeting with the head of Darfur hybrid peacekeeping mission (UNAMID) this week, two armed groups have condemned the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the western Sudan regional and called for an international response.

In a joint statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SLM/R-MM) and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) said they met with the UNAMID head, Jeremiah Kingsley Mamabolo, in Paris on the 9th of June 2017.

14 Jun 2017 description
report African Union

COMMUNIQUÉ

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 691st meeting held on 12 June 2017, adopted the following decision on the situation in Darfur, Sudan, and the activities of the AU-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID):
Council,

14 Jun 2017 description

Humanitarian Context

The humanitarian context in Sudan in 2016, especially during the first half of the year, saw a major increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance. Significant new internal displacement occurred from Darfur’s Jebel Marra area due to conflict, there was an increase in the number of food insecure people as a result of poor harvests related to the El Niño phenomenon and a refugee influx from South Sudan continued throughout 2016.

14 Jun 2017 description
  • 73,189 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 1,108 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 13 June

363,401 arrivals in 2016