22 juillet 2016 – Le Département de l'appui aux missions (DAM) a annoncé vendredi avoir lancé un nouveau programme obligatoire de formation en ligne pour prévenir les abus sexuels commis par des membres du personnel des Nations Unies, et avoir reçu des fonds pour venir en aide aux victimes de tels actes.
22 July 2016 – The United Nations department providing logistical support to field missions announced today the launch of a new mandatory online programme for all uniformed and civilian personnel to strengthen training on the standards of conduct, with a special focus on sexual exploitation and abuse.
The programme is part of the UN's wider effort to implement a series of corrective and preventive measures, following a number of allegations of such misconduct, including within the ranks of its peacekeepers.
Since 2015, the Emergency Relief Coordinator has released more than US$80 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for life-saving assistance in response to Boko Haram-related violence.
In the absence of a political solution, violations and abuses continue to occur in the context of widespread insecurity and in disregard of international humanitarian and human rights law. Yemen’s economy is now near collapse following 16 months of conflict and import and export restrictions.
The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Somalia and countries in the Lake Chad basin is worsening due to the effects of El Nino and conflict in the region.
Today I announce that the Australian Government will provide a further $17.5 million to support people suffering from severe hunger and malnutrition, and those displaced from their homes and in need of protection from conflict.
WASHINGTON, 21 July (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency expressed gratitude on Thursday to the government and people of the United States following the latest release of US funding in support of the agency’s efforts to protect and assist refugees and internally displaced people around the world.
Facts & Figures
Close to 40 000 people fleeing the Yemen conflict have taken refuge in Djibouti
55% of arrivals are Yemeni. Others are mainly Somali, Eritrean & Ethiopian nationals
74% of people live on less than $3 per day
Life expectancy: 58 years
6% of children under 5 are severely acutely malnourished
Sources: WFP, IOM UNICEF, UNHCR.
European Commission Humanitarian Aid funding:
Total since 2012: over €6 million
- Peace negotiations resume in Kuwait following two-week consultation phase.
- Fuel imports decrease in June, fulfill only 25 percent of monthly needs.
- Relief organizations continue to report security concerns, particularly in Aden and Ta’izz.
- UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed and Yemeni delegates resumed Kuwait-based peace negotiations on July 16; the resumption follows a consultative period between July 1 and 15 that allowed delegations to meet with respective leaders and the UN …
Over 143,000 Burundian refugees have crossed over into Tanzania since April 2015. Combined with a preinflux population of 65,000, the total refugee population stands at over 208,000.
208,138 people affected
1 region affected (Kigoma)
208,138 people displaced
208,138 people in need of food assistance
• June witnessed a significant escalation of conflict across Syria and the subsequent pattern of new and deepening humanitarian needs could continue and even intensify through July unless Geneva talks regain traction.
• In Syria in June UNICEF reached around 96,690 people in seven besieged areas and more than 279,600 people in 38 hard-to-reach locations with life-saving and critical services.
• The cross-border round of the nation-wide immunization campaign is ongoing in Syria and as of June reached around 722,000 children.
BISHKEK/ GENEVA/ BRUSSELS, 31 MAY 2016 – UNICEF and the European Union have renewed a partnership to support the governments’ efforts to strengthen disaster risk reduction in six countries in Central Asia and South Caucasus and include children as an integral part of their efforts.
July 20, 2016-- On Monday, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan For Aids Relief (PEPFAR), announced the provisional winners of its $85 million DREAMS innovation challenge to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescent girls and women in sub-Saharan African countries.
Every day, 10 people are killed by landmines. Besides claiming such a substantial number of lives, landmines form an obstacle to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen said: ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land.
The Netherlands has reserved €65 million for assistance to Iraq. The funds are intended for stabilization, demining, emergency aid, and military training. The pledge was announced by Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders on July 20 in Washington, D.C., during a special conference on Iraq co-hosted by the Netherlands.
Minister Koenders stressed that the Netherlands attaches great importance to the integration of the military offensive with political reforms, inclusiveness, and humanitarian efforts.
Foreign Minister Steinmeier is attending the Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq in Washington, D.C. today. As a co-host of the conference, Steinmeier announced that Germany would be contributing 160 million euros to help bring stability to the country. Germany is already providing more funds for humanitarian aid measures and stabilisation than any other country.
Further funds needed to ensure long-term stability in Iraq
'The people of Iraq are in urgent need of aid. Norway is already providing a considerable amount of humanitarian assistance to the region. We are now increasing our support to Iraq by NOK 50 million, to a total of NOK 325 million,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who is today attending the Pledging Conference in support of Iraq in Washington, DC.
Purchase from Africans from Africa (PAA Africa) is set to launch in The Gambia in July.
A consultative process has been initiated between the WFP, the Gambia Government, and the FAO, along with partner organisations in the country.