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28 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 22–28 July 2015

Somalia: More than 10,000 people have been displaced in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions since AMISOM and Somali armed forces began their offensive. Al Shabaab has lost control of Bardhere in Gedo and Dinsoor in Bay. In accessible areas of Hudur town, Bakool, 33% GAM and 19% SAM were observed in a MUAC assessment in July – a significant deterioration since June. Very critical malnutrition rates persist in Bulo Burde, Hiraan.

27 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • While the overall nutrition situation is showing improvement in coastal, North West and South East Counties with an expected decrease in the acutely malnourished children requiring treatment, the nutrition situation is expected to worsen in Isiolo, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties as a result of poor rains. The total caseload for acutely malnourished children requiring treatment in the ASAL and urban areas is expected to decrease from 304,083 as of February 2015 driven by improvements observed across ASAL counties.

23 Jul 2015 description
report Cordaid

A recent cholera outbreak in South Sudan has so far killed 39 and affected 1212 people in two States. Cordaid and partners in South Sudan are preparing to respond to the emergency, while being constantly under threat of insecurity and attacks.

23 Jul 2015 description

22 July 2015 - UNMISS Chief of Staff Paul Egunsola today visited the Unity State capital Bentiu, where he met Deputy State Governor Mabek Lang and other government officials.

Speaking to Radio Miraya after the meeting, Mr. Egunsola said they had discussed areas of cooperation including facilitation of humanitarian assistance and free movement of humanitarian workers in the state.

21 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 15–21 July 2015

Iraq: More than 74,440 people have been displaced from Saqlawiyah in Falluja district since 8 July, and tens of thousands reportedly remain trapped in Falluja and Ramadi districts. There are now more than 3.1 million IDPs across 3,613 locations in Iraq; 300,000 people have been displaced from and within Anbar since military operations began in April.

21 Jul 2015 description
report CIVICUS
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Executive Summary

From Ebola to the bombing of Gaza, civil society was the first responder to humanitarian emergencies during the last year, but faces dire threats and a funding crisis around the world, says a new report.

“During the last year civil society was everywhere, doing great work often at the frontline of the world’s challenges, but at the same time having to stave off threats to its very existence,” said Dr Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, the CIVICUS Secretary-General on launching the organisation’s 2015 State of Civil Society Report.

21 Jul 2015 description
report British Red Cross

Doctors and nurses were forced to leave a hospital in South Sudan after it was caught in the crossfire during heavy fighting.

Two people were killed and 11 others were injured in the attack on 5 July.

The hospital, in Upper Nile State, is being supported by medics from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

The withdrawal of medical staff meant a further 11 patients died at the hospital in Kodok.

Konrad Bark, an ICRC aid worker, describes the tragic scene after the attack.

17 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

  • A joint WFP and OCHA mission leads to a successful initial agreement with local authorities to re-establish life-saving humanitarian assistance in Fashoda (Upper Nile). Preliminary discussions included obtaining assurances for humanitarian workers’ safety and security in operational areas. Needs are immense as insecurity has rendered the area inoperable since April.

14 Jul 2015 description

Snapshot 8–14 July 2015

Yemen: More than 1,500 civilians have been killed since conflict began to escalate in March, and airstrikes and fighting continue despite the agreement to a six-day humanitarian pause over 11–17 July. There are now 1.26 million IDPs in the country – a 24% increase since mid-June. Only 20% of the fuel needed is available in the country, which is impacting upon all basic needs.

13 Jul 2015 description

In 2014, 329 aid workers were victims of major attacks.

  • 120 killed

  • 88 wounded

  • 121 kidnapped

Aid Worker Security Incidents, 2004–14

In 2014, 190 major attacks against aid operations occurred, affecting 329 aid workers in 27 countries. This represents a decrease of roughly 30 per cent from last year’s all-time high. However, numbers of attacks remained higher than in previous years.

13 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

BEIRUT, 13 July 2015 (IRIN) - Attacks on aid workers declined last year but were still the second highest on record, new data shows.

There were 190 major attacks against aid operations in 2014, down from 264 in 2013, the report from the Humanitarian Outcomes (HO) research group concluded.

10 Jul 2015 description

Juba, 9 July 2015: “On behalf of the humanitarian community, we congratulate South Sudan on the fourth anniversary of its independence. Today is a day for celebration of this nation’s long sought independence. This is also the moment to reflect on the terrible costs borne by its citizens in the many years of conflict leading to independence. The humanitarian community stood in solidarity with those who suffered in the wars that ended with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and celebrated with you at the nation’s establishment as a sovereign member of the world community.

10 Jul 2015 description

Geneva/Juba : The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) expresses deep concern over the deaths in South Sudan of more than a dozen people following clashes that forced doctors and nurses to vacate a hospital where advanced surgeries had been taking place.

On the morning of Sunday, July 5, a hospital in Upper Nile State supported by an ICRC surgical team was caught in the crossfire of heavy fighting in Kodok. As a direct result, two people -one of whom was a patient- were killed and 11 people injured. The hospital sustained material damage.

09 Jul 2015 description

Hanne Eide Andersen (09.07.2015)

“Only a halt in fighting and violence can save the country from a major humanitarian catastrophe”, says acting Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council in South Sudan, Carina Hansen. Four years after independence, 2.2 million people have been displaced and the country is on the brink of a major humanitarian catastrophe.

09 Jul 2015 description

Juba, 9 July 2015: “On behalf of the humanitarian community, we congratulate South Sudan on the fourth anniversary of its independence. Today is a day for celebration of this nation’s long sought independence. This is also the moment to reflect on the terrible costs borne by its citizens in the many years of conflict leading to independence. The humanitarian community stood in solidarity with those who suffered in the wars that ended with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) and celebrated with you at the nation’s establishment as a sovereign member of the world community.

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
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).