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27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

26 Aug 2015 description

JUBA - Despite intense insecurity in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP) have managed to get urgently needed food and nutrition assistance to tens of thousands of people who had been cut off from relief agencies for months.

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12021

7511th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

With South Sudan poised to sign a peace agreement aimed at quelling ongoing violence in the country, the political situation on the ground remained tense and the humanitarian situation continued to deteriorate, top officials told the Security Council this morning.

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

Summary

In the 10 weeks since it began its work, the Panel of Experts on South Sudan has travelled extensively within South Sudan and to Ethiopia, Kenya, the Sudan and Uganda. Throughout, the Panel has consulted the parties prosecuting the war and those most affected by it, including internally displaced persons, tribal and community leaders, civil society organizations, humanitarian actors and peacekeepers. The report represents the preliminary findings of that research.

25 Aug 2015 description

New York, 25 August 2015

As Delivered

Thank you for this opportunity to brief the Security Council following my visit to South Sudan on 22-25 July. This was my first visit to South Sudan as the Emergency Relief Coordinator. My objective was to evaluate the humanitarian situation first-hand and to address critical concerns affecting our operations in South Sudan.

25 Aug 2015 description

25 August 2015 – Two aid workers from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) have been killed in South Sudan. Gawar Top Puoy, a logistician who had worked for MSF since 2009, was killed during an attack on the village of Wulu. James Gatluak Gatpieny, a community health worker who had worked for MSF since 2011, was killed during a separate attack on the village of Payak last week.

24 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

(covering the period from 14 April to 19 August 2015)

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2223 (2015), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 November 2015 and requested that I report on the implementation of the Mission’s mandate by no later than 17 August 2015. This report provides an update to my previous report (S/2015/296) dated 29 April 2015, and covers developments from 14 April to 12 August 2015.
19 Aug 2015 description

Excellencies,
Ambassadors,
Colleagues from the UN System,
Colleagues from the NGO community,
Members of the press,
Ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you for being here with us today in Juba as we join people around the globe to mark World Humanitarian Day.

Today, we celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world and pay tribute to all heroic aid workers who have lost their lives helping the world’s most vulnerable people.

19 Aug 2015 description

John Caccavale, Secure Access Researcher – South Sudan

All eyes are on Addis Ababa, waiting to see the fate of yet another proposed peace-agreement. Meanwhile, the most affected areas and people of this conflict remain cut off from humanitarian aid.

19 Aug 2015 description

Today marks World Humanitarian Day, a day to celebrate and pay tribute to aid workers who help the millions of people aected by humanitarian crises around the world. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly to remember the 22 UN and relief agency staff who lost their lives in a bombing in Baghdad 12 years ago, August 19 has become an occasion to honor the sacrifice of the brave men and women who have died serving others and commemorate the service of aid workers worldwide.

19 Aug 2015 description
report AlertNet

LONDON, Aug 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Globally, one third fewer aid workers were killed, wounded or kidnapped in 2014 than the all-time high of 460 in 2013, because fewer were deployed to dangerous regions, according to the group Humanitarian Outcomes.

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19 Aug 2015 description

18.08.2015 – South Sudan, Guatemala, Liberia, Afghanistan

19 Aug 2015 description

This map, prepared for World Humanitarian Day 2015, shows the generalized subnational areas around the world of limited humanitarian access and security due to conflict in 2014 – 2015, as well as a bar chart showing the trend of increased attacks on humanitarian aid workers since 2000.

18 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015

Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.

12 Aug 2015 description

BACKGROUND

Dagahaley camp was established in March 1992. For 14 years, the camp had a population of about 30,000. Between 2006 and 2011 new arrivals settled spontaneously in the outskirts of the camp. In 2011, most of the population in the Dagahaley outskirts moved to the new Ifo 2 camp. Currently, an estimated 1,000 households are living in the outskirts and are provided with WASH services.

11 Aug 2015 description
report Bond

1. Introduction

The briefing is designed to give incoming members of parliament a rapid overview of some of the world’s most fragile situations and highlight actions which key influencers can take to ensure the UK government most effectively delivers on its moral and political responsibilities. Beginning with summaries of key issues we face as agencies working in humanitarian crisis and conflict settings, the briefing then focuses on short summaries of 10 fragile situations and emergencies. The information is accurate to the middle of April 2015.

11 Aug 2015 description

The preliminary findings of Component 1 of SAVE are beginning to emerge, shedding new light on how humanitarian access is affected by insecurity. While it is well understood that access is reduced and constrained in violent environments, there has never been an attempt to measure these effects – in part because the humanitarian footprint itself has never been fully quantified. Component 1 is attempting to full this evidence gap.

11 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 5-11 August 2015

Burkina Faso: Heavy floods in Ouagadougou, Kadiogo province, and Bobo-Dioulasso, Houet province, in early August affected around 19,780 people. Significant damage to houses and food stocks were reported. Additional flooding in the north could bring the total number of affected to 122,000. More than 1.5 million people are facing Stressed or Crisis food security outcomes in Burkina Faso, especially in the Sahel region in the north.