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26 Oct 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Somaliland: People With Disabilities Abused, Neglected

Ensure Oversight; End Chaining, Involuntary Treatment

(Nairobi, October 26, 2015) – People with mental health conditions in Somaliland are increasingly forced into institutions, where they face serious abuses and poor conditions, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Somaliland authorities should provide oversight for all mental health facilities, prohibit chaining, and establish voluntary community-based services for people with mental health conditions.

17 Oct 2015 description

A total of USD 152.7 million* in financial requirements for the Yemen Situation, including USD 96.3 million in additional requirements, for the period April - December 2015:

  • USD 14.7 million for Djibouti
  • USD 4 million for Ethiopia
  • USD 21.2 million for Somalia
  • USD 0.6 million for Sudan
  • USD 107.7 million for Yemen
  • USD 4.6 million for Regional and global activities

  • This total includes regional and global activities, and support costs (7%).

12 Oct 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Information, Attention to Vulnerable Groups Urgently Needed

(Athens, October 12, 2015) – Poor organization and a lack of personnel is creating chaos and insecurity at a police registration center and surrounding informal camp for asylum seekers and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos, Human Rights Watch said today.

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

15 Sep 2015 description


UNMAS was created in 1997 as the focal point for mine action within the United Nations system. UNMAS coordinates United Nations mine action entities to ensure a coherent and effective approach to reducing the impact of explosive remnants of war (ERW). UNMAS works with partners at field and headquarters level to ensure that humanitarian priorities are upheld and duplication of effort is avoided through effective coordination and dialogue.

08 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 2–8 September 2015

Yemen: The health system in Taizz governorate is close to collapse. All public hospitals have closed, and the remaining health facilities are overwhelmed by severely injured people as well as a dengue outbreak. Access remains severely restricted across the country. Hudaydah port, the main entry point for humanitarian supplies in north and central Yemen, remains closed, and road transport from Aden port to northern governorates remains limited.

01 Sep 2015 description

Snapshot 25 August–1 September 2015

Papua New Guinea: 1.8 million people have been affected by prolonged dry spell and frost in the Highlands region; 1.3 million are reported to be most at risk. Crops have been destroyed, and several chools and health facilities have been closed due to water shortages. The affected population is reported to be resorting to less reliable sources of drinking water.