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29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP scaled-up unrestricted cash distributions in August 2016. Almost 160,000 IDPs in Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah received cash through their SCOPECARDS .

  • In August 2016, WFP provided Immediate Response Rations (IRRs) to 118,000 people fleeing conflict hotspots around the governorates of Anbar and Ninewa.

  • WFP distributed food to 30,000 Iraqis in and around the re-taken town of Qayyarah, 60 km south of Mosul. The town was under siege and inaccessible for over two years.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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Letter dated 18 August 2016 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

As requested by the Security Council in paragraph 13 of its resolution 2286 (2016), I have the honour to submit my recommendations on measures to enhance the protection of, and prevent acts of violence against, the wounded and sick, medical personnel and humanitarian personnel exclusively engaged in medical duties, and their means of transport and equipment, as well as hospitals and other medical facilities, and to better ensure accountability for such acts.

28 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

As of 15 September 2016

161,581 Total Burundian population of concern

158,863 Total Burundian population post influx

63,878 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

53,497 Total population in Nduta Camp

44,008 Total population in Mtendeli Camp

198 Total population in Lumasi Transit Site

HIGHLIGHTS

28 Sep 2016 description

After more than 50 years of conflict, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a historic peace agreement. Between 1990 and 2013, landmines, improvised explosive devices, and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) killed or maimed more than 11,000 people–children making up 26%–and left 31 of Colombia’s 32 regions contaminated by UXO.

26 Sep 2016 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Monday 9/26/2016 - 10:21 GMT |

by Karam al-Masri with Layal Abou Rahal in Beirut

Residents of Syria's battered city of Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages Monday as Syrian and Russian warplanes again pounded rebel-held areas in defiance of international concern.

A fresh wave of intensive air strikes hit the city's opposition-controlled east from dawn on Monday, an AFP correspondent in the city said, on the morning after Moscow and Damascus were repeatedly accused of war crimes at the UN Security Council.

22 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/106, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the outcome of the World Humanitarian Summit as soon as possible after its convocation in Istanbul, Turkey, on 23 and 24 May 2016. The report provides an analysis of the priority themes that emerged from the Summit and concludes with recommendations for advancing the initiatives launched and commitments made at the Summit and, more broadly, in the Agenda for Humanity

22 Sep 2016 description

SEEKING TO SAVE LIVES, PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF REFUGEES

22 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Syria: In August, IOM reached 64,504 beneficiaries in Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Al-Hasakeh, and Al Quneitra governorates with 20,020 NFIs, out of which 62% were distributed in hard-to-reach areas (of which 51% were in crossline areas).

  • Lebanon: On 24 August, 460 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host community members in South Lebanon received non-food item kits from IOM. Since January, a total of 3,765 individuals have benefited from IOM’s NFI distributions.

22 Sep 2016 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • In July 2016, the number of civilian casualties in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine recorded by OHCHR was the highest since August 2015, with 73 cases recorded. The major cause of civilian casualties - 38 cases - was shelling from heavy artillery systems, which are prohibited by the Minsk Agreements. In addition, 26 civilian casualties were caused by mines, ERWs, booby traps and IEDs.

21 Sep 2016 description
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GENEVA (21 September 2016) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, today called for increased support for the victims of Typhoon Lionrock which devastated the North-Eastern part of the country.

According to official figures, 138 people were killed and 400 people remain missing. The UN estimates that 140,000, including pregnant women, persons with disabilities, older persons and children, require assistance.

20 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016

112
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,433
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 September 2016)

11, 547
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 September 2016)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2016

USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation

20 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • 5,869 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda between the 16th and 18th September, the vast majority of whom are using border crossing points in to Arua district. Refugees are increasingly using a number of informal border crossing points, particularly in Busia, Angili and Chakulia. Refugees are reportedly using these new border crossing points to avoid confrontation with armed groups. Other refugees are arriving directly at Ocea Reception Centre.
19 Sep 2016 description

Camp Overview

Al Salam Camp was established in 2005 in response to the influx of internally displaced people from El Fasher, Kabkabiya, Kutum and Mallit areas in North Darfur and a few from Shearia in South Darfur. The camp is approximately 5 square km in size and is located 2 km south of El Fasher town.