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07 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • A Level 3 emergency response declaration has been issued for Yemen.

  • Violence continues to spread across Yemen with offices of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) being attacked, 54 health facilities directly damaged due to the conflict and 462 schools affected since the escalation of the conflict.

  • There are now 1,267,590 internally displaced people, a 24 per cent increase since mid-June.

07 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • On 1 July, a system-­wide Level 3 Emergency was activated in Yemen. On the same day, an internal Level 3 emergency was declared by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, with the consequent appointment of a Regional Refugee Coordinator based in Djibouti.

  • In Yemen, the refugee population in Kharaz camp remains in dire need of food. WFP has been unable to complete the food ration due to lack of access.

07 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

SANA'A, 7 July 2015 (IRIN) - For most, selling the family silver is a metaphor for bad planning. For Mohammed Mosed’s family, it is the desperate reality. The 45-year-old painter has eight family members to protect as he tries to survive in the midst of one of the world’s fiercest and most underreported conflicts.

Living in the Al-Hawta district of Lahij in southern Yemen, he has been under siege for several months.

07 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners work with authorities in Berbera, Bossaso and Mogadishu to register and support, through provision of food, nonfood items, medical and psychosocial care, close to 10,000 returnees/refugees who have arrived in the country since the start of the conflict in Yemen in March 2015.

  • UNICEF airlifts 9MT of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and other essential nutrition supplies to ensure continuity in implementation of critical lifesaving nutrition interventions in Waajid district, Bakool region.

07 Jul 2015 description

The Bourbon Argos, a search and rescue ship deployed by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), has been on a mission to save lives at sea since the 7th of may 2015. Only in June, MSF has rescued at the Bourbon Argos 1.057 migrants, who were sailing in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea using dilapidated boats with little hopes to get to land in Europe.

07 Jul 2015 description

Key questions

There are far more search and rescue boats in the water – why is MSF scaling up its activities?

07 Jul 2015 description

By Laila Ali — 7 July 2015

07 Jul 2015 description

GENEVA, July 7 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency renewed a call on Tuesday (July 7) for parties to the conflict in Yemen to respect civilian life following a weekend rocket attack on a kindergarten in Aden which killed 12 refugees.

Late on Saturday July 4, a rocket blasted through the front of the Al Tadamon Kindergarten in Aden, penetrating several walls and killing 12 refugees: 11 Somalis and one Ethiopian. Among the dead were five children.

07 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 1–7 July 2015

Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.

06 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Long Rains season in the Horn of Africa has come to an end in May. With no further rainfall until the Short Rains start next October, current conditions represent the available resources for the dry season that is now starting.

• Favourable seasonal conditionsin northern Kenya and south-eastern Ethiopiabroke a succession of poor seasons, easing the pressure on pastoralist livelihoods and allowing a degree of asset recovery.

06 Jul 2015 description

Mogadishu, 06 July 2015 – The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, welcomes the endorsement by the Federal Parliament, earlier this afternoon, of the nine nominees for commissioners of the National Independent Electoral Commission (NIEC).

06 Jul 2015 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia remains fragile.
According to FAO’s Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) monitoring, food security conditions for agricultural dependent livelihoods are likely to deteriorate due to below average harvest outlook. However, pastoral dependent areas may see modest improvements following recent rains that improved pasture and water availability. A total of 3 million people need humanitarian and livelihood assistance including 731,000 in emergency and crisis.

06 Jul 2015 description

Tracking food security trends in vulnerable countries

The Global Food Security Update provides a quarterly overview of key food security trends in vulnerable countries. Information is provided by WFP VAM field teams and partners.

In focus

• Conflict in Yemen is causing increasing food insecurity.
As of June, at least 6 million people are facing Emergency (IPC Phase 4) food insecurity. Millions more could easily fall into the emergency conditions unless a political solution is found quickly.

06 Jul 2015 description

Situation Générale en juin 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-août 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en juin. De bonnes pluies et au moins deux générations seront nécessaires pour que les effectifs augment cet été dans les aires de reproduction estivale traditionnelles du Sahel septentrional d'Afrique de l'ouest et du Soudan ainsi que de part et d'autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise.

06 Jul 2015 description

Australia’s Humanitarian Programme

Refugees in the world today

06 Jul 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction 1. The present report is submitted pursuant to the request contained in the statement by the President of the Security Council of 12 February 2013 (S/PRST/2013/2).