Mine Action

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17 Jan 2017 description

Huambo - Four million dollars have recently been donated by the United States of America (U.S.A) for the demining process still happening in Angola, in the ambit of the governmental programme focused on making Angola become free of landmines by 2025.

The announcement was made last Sunday by the counsellor-minister of the U.S Embassy in Angola, Constance Arvis, during a ceremony that served to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the visit to Angola of the late Princess Diana.

16 Jan 2017 description

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• More than 148,000 people are currently displaced as a result of conflict in Mosul city that began on 17 October 2017, an increase of nearly 12,500 people in the last week. Some 16,500 returnees and hundreds of thousands of highly vulnerable residents in newly-accessible areas continue to require humanitarian assistance.

16 Jan 2017 description
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Letter dated 9 January 2017 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan addressed to the President of the Security Council

I have the honour to transmit herewith the final report of the Panel of Experts on the Sudan, as requested by the Security Council in paragraph 2 of its resolution 2265 (2016).

16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2275 (2016) and paragraph 44 of Council resolution 2297 (2016). It provides information on the implementation of those resolutions, including on the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and challenges faced by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) in carrying out its mandate. It covers major developments from 1 September to 31 December 2016.

II. Political and security overview

16 Jan 2017 description

2016 was one of the deadliest years for civilians in Afghanistan since the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) began keeping records in 2009. In just the first six months of the year, 5,166 civilians were killed or maimed'.

15 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The humanitarian community is seeking US$550 million to provide assistance to 5.7 million of the most vulnerable and marginalised Afghans in 2017.

• EMERGENCY’s new maternity center in Panjshir province will help tackle Afghanistan’s infant and maternal mortality rates, which remain among the highest in the world.

15 Jan 2017 description

Over 9,000 improvised mines cleared by Mines Advisory Group (MAG) in the last six months

Twenty years on from the historic Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (Ottawa Treaty), the world is facing a new landmine emergency, the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) warned today. The regional conflict in Iraq and Syria has resulted in a scale of contamination not seen for decades. The international NGO – which has been working in the region since 1992 – is reporting an increase in the numbers of fatalities and injuries from these indiscriminate killers.

14 Jan 2017 description
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  • Of the more than 111,000 people who formerly resided in east Aleppo remain in Aleppo city, 56,054 remained or re-registered in east Aleppo. 50,830 are registered as sheltering in west Aleppo, and 5,077 remain in the Jibreen collective shelter.

  • As the vast majority of IDPs reside in at least partially damaged houses in east Aleppo, systematic structural assessments urgently need to be carried out before any shelter intervention can take place.

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. Par sa résolution 2295 (2016), le Conseil de sécurité a prorogé le mandat de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA) jusqu’au 30 juin 2017 et m’a prié de lui faire rapport tous les trois mois sur la suite donnée à sa résolution, en particulier sur les progrès accomplis dans l’application de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali et l’action menée par la MINUSMA pour l’appuyer.

II. Faits politiques importants

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. By its resolution 2295 (2016), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2017 and requested me to report on a quarterly basis on its implementation, focusing on progress in the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali and the efforts of MINUSMA to support it.

II. Major political developments
A Implementation of the peace agreement

13 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Saudi-Led Coalition, Houthi-Saleh Forces Abuses Persist

(Beirut) – Parties to Yemen’s armed conflict violated the laws of war with impunity in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. Concerned governments should seek accountability for past and ongoing violations and immediately suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

12 Jan 2017 description
report iMMAP

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139
Total Explosive Incidents

45 Air Strikes

46
Explosive Incidents

48 Battle Areas

01-Jan- 17
Iraqi Military Forces liberated street 60, Younis Sabawi, Karama neighborhood and north and south of Karama neighborhood in Mosul. The security incidents occurred in Mosul on January 1st were suicide explosions, military operations, attacks, improvised explosive devices IEDs, direct -.fire and airstrikes.