Despite a difficult year marked by an escalation in armed conflict and other violence in different parts of Yemen, and by the tragic loss of a much-loved ICRC staff member and the kidnapping of another, the ICRC maintained its activities through its delegation in Sana’a, sub-delegations in Sa’ada, Amran and Aden, and its office in Taiz remained operational.
In 1997, 123 States signed the first-ever treaty banning the development, production, stockpiling, transfer and use of a weapon that was already in widespread use: anti-personnel landmines. Fifteen years later, their use and production has been curbed dramatically, while data on clearance, stockpile destruction and casualty rates show undeniable progress towards eliminating the problem. However, much still needs to be achieved, as Claude Tardif, Hhead of the ICRC’s physical rehabilitation programme, explains.
Nur ed-Din is a slim-built, quiet-natured 17-year-old young man who looks to the future with great hope. He goes every day to the physical rehabilitation centre in the Yemeni city of Taiz to receive training while awaiting the final fitting of his prosthesis.
From 8 July to 9 July 2012 United Nations conducted its first inter-agency mission to Abyan. The mission was led by OCHA and consisted of representatives from UN agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO, IOM), INGOs (Save the Children, Intersos, DRC, Oxfam) and national NGOs (SHS and CSSW).Due to security situation in Abyan, field visits were conducted by members of the local NGOs; SHS and CSSW. DSS participated in the field visits and conducted in parallel a Security risk Analysis.
The tribes of Al-Zuriaka exist in hidden villages within the Al-Makatara mountainous ridge in Lahij governorate, in south Yemen. There, unprecedented physical impairments exist, ones that remain largely unseen.
In Al-Azraka village in Zurikat Al-Sham, there is a small cottage where Sharifa Mahyoob, 75, lives with her three daughters. Her daughters grew up disabled.
The family’s story was documented by the Ma'an Foundation for development, which paid a visit to Al-Azraka to distribute food aid and to conduct statistical analyses on the disabled.
WAM SANAA: The Red Crescent Authority (RCA) will launch Ramadan aid programs dedicated to help Yemeni poor orphans, people with special needs and Somali and Eritrean refugees who were displaced to Yemeni cities.
The UAE's humanitarian major completed preparations for the 4-day initiative, according to director of RCA's office in Sanaa Khalfan Saif Al-Kindi.
"The general public is becoming ever more generous; over three million pounds has been raised for the packs – over one million pounds more than last year."
Islamic Relief has started its Ramadan Seasonal Programme, distributing over 100,000 food packs to over 25 countries around the world, including South Africa and Zimbabwe for the first time. The general public is becoming ever more generous; over three million pounds has been raised for the packs – over one million pounds more than last year.
Sana'a, 24 July 2012 (WAM) - The UAE Red Crescent Authority has opened 10 aid distribution centres in San'a and Hijja Province of Yemen, bringing the total number of centres operated by the authority across Yemen to 17.
Director of RCA's office in Yemen Khalfan Saif Al Kindi said distribution of aid materials started today in six additional centres in Sana'a, raising the number of families benefiting from the aid to 6,200.
SANA’A, Yemen, 12 July 2012 – Ten-year-old Ameed doesn’t enjoy leaving the house so much anymore, but today he has to. His father is taking him to the hospital. Two months ago, he stepped on a landmine, which destroyed one leg and maimed the other. Now, the pain has gotten worse.
With some luck, Ameed will get the chance to be fitted for a prosthetic leg so that when the remaining operations are done – doctors expect he will need three more to remove the metal fragments in his foot and his shoulder – he may be able to walk again.
Distribution of cash grants in Central-Western Yemen
Food insecurity has been a chronic issue in Yemen, and ACTED is working to provide some support to the most vulnerable households by starting cash transfer activities in the rural areas of Ad-Dhalee governorate. These are especially important as the lean summer months loom ahead.
Conseil des droits de l'homme
COMMUNIQUÉ FINAL 23 mars 2012
Il a notamment tenu un débat d'urgence sur la Syrie, décidé d'envoyer une mission pour étudier les effets des colonies israéliennes et créé un mandat d'expert sur les droits de l'homme et l'environnement
Appoints Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment; Extends Mandates on Syria, Iran, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Myanmar and Haiti, Decides to Dispatch a Fact-Finding Mission on Israeli Settlements
In this issue:
P.2 UN Humanitarian Chief encourages strong Partnership with Oman
P.2 Food Aid continues in Libya
P.2 UNRWA helps poor Refugees in oPt meet basic nutritional Needs
ERC Amos speaks up for People with Disabilities in Emergencies Humanitarian aid workers must do more to care for the needs of people with disabilities during emergencies, the UN humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, said in her keynote address to the fifth International Shafallah Forum in Doha, Qatar, on 22 January.
UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
World Leaders Came to Express ‘Hopes and Needs of Their Nations’,
Salute Courage of Those Who Fought for Freedom, Dignity, Democracy around Globe
“It has been an historic and unforgettable debate,” said the President of the General Assembly this evening as he closed the annual event, but it was now time to shift attention to the crucial next step, “turning talk into real impact”.
Somalia has an estimated population of seven million. The territory, which was recognized as the Somali state from 1960 to 1991, fragmented into regions led in whole or in part by three distinct entities: the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) in Mogadishu, the self-declared Republic of Somaliland in the northwest, and the semiautonomous region of Puntland in the northeast. The TFG was formed in late 2004, with a five-year transitional mandate to establish permanent, representative governmental institutions and organize national elections.