As Iraqi forces push ahead with a new offensive to retake western Mosul, 350,000 children are trapped inside the city.
Families in Mosul face a brutal choice: attempt to flee, and risk being killed by ISIS fighters. Stay, and face bombs, crossfire and dire food shortages.
Escaping through minefields
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As of September 2016, the Government of Niger estimated that 302,000 persons, comprised of refugees (30 per cent), IDPs (60 per cent) and returning Niger nationals (10 per cent), was displaced. Insecurity has adversely affected the resilience of the population, turning host families into IDPs, and therefore destroying the socio-economic fabric of the society. In certain areas there are clear signs indicating the degradation of social cohesion.
This Interview with Saw A--- and Saw B--- describes events occurring in Hlaingbwe Township, Hpa-an District before September 2016, including forced labour, forced porters, arbitrary demands and fighting between armed groups.
Between 2014 and 2016, the villagers who live in E--- and F--- villages, Meh Proo village tract, were forced to do forced labour for the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) led by Commander-in-Chief, Kyaw Thet, and Second Commander-in-Chief, Bo Bee.
Humanitarian partners have mobilised to respond to humanitarian needs resulting from new military operations in western Mosul city launched by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) on 19 February. The initial humanitarian impact of these advances during the first few days of the offensive was not high, as security forces moved through sparsely populated hinterland areas where most civilians had already fled and due to the Iraqi Security Force’s (ISF) continued adherence to the humanitarian concept of operations.
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The members of the Panel of Experts on Yemen have the honour to transmit herewith the final report of the Panel, prepared in accordance with paragraph 6 of resolution 2266 (2016).
The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) on 11 January 2017 and considered by the Committee on 27 January 2017.
We would appreciate it if the present letter and the report were brought to the attention of the members of the Security Council and issued as a document of the Council.
During January 2017, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 5,787 calls. Top three caller locations in January were Ninewa (21%), Erbil (18%) and Dahuk (13%).
De nouveaux déplacements de populations enregistrés dans le nord du pays
Accès humanitaire : 68 incidents enregistrés en 2016
Les enfants sont les plus touchés par les mines et autres explosifs de guerre
Augmentation du nombre de cas rapportés de violences basées sur le genre
Nb. de PDI (rapport CMP, 31déc. 2016) 36 690
Nb. de réfugiés dans les pays voisins (rapport CMP, 31déc. 2016) 138 811
New displacements registered in the north of the country
Humanitarian access: 68 incidents recorded in 2016
Children are the most affected by mines and explosive remnants of war
Increase in the number of reported cases of genderbased violence
Nearly 2000 new displacements due to conflicts in the north
The United Nations is deeply concerned over the fate of an estimated 5,000 civilians trapped by fighting in and around the town of Al Bab in northern Syria.
“We urgently call on all parties to the conflict to immediately ensure the unhindered movement and safe passage for people trying to reach safety. The UN and partners are ready to provide humanitarian assistance and protection to the civilians who are caught in the middle of this combat,” said Ali Al-Za’tari, the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria.
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February 12, 2017
• Iraqi Air Forces launched airstrikes on the areas in west of Telafar district of Ninewa.
• Armed clashes happened between Hizbullah Brigade and ISIS at Ain Al-Hisan and Upper and Lower Shari’a villages in west of Ninewa which resulted in many casualties from ISIS armed groups.
• ISIS executed 20 civilians who attempted to escape to the eastern side of Mosul city.
• Iraqi Security Forces launched shells on Lazaka village in south of Mosul city and Peshmerge Forces bombed Qasb valley in Sinjar district.
• Held 46 immediate assistance distribution events in various parts of the country. 324 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 2,959 beneficiaries (1,458 males and 1,501 females).
• Enrolled 320 victims (248 males and 72 females) and 681 family members of victims (320 males and 361 females) in psychosocial counselling.
Counselling is ongoing for 821 beneficiaries (318 victims and 503 family members).
• Provided physical therapy visits and referrals to 464 beneficiaries (338 males and 126 females).
The SMM recorded fewer ceasefire violations compared with the previous reporting period in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The SMM continued monitoring the disengagement areas in Stanytsia Luhanska, Petrivske and Zolote, but its access remained restricted.* Outside of the disengagement areas the sides also continued to restrict the Mission’s monitoring, particularly in areas not controlled by the Government.* The SMM noted three tanks and two anti-tank guns in violation of withdrawal lines in areas not under government control and one howitzer in violation in an area controlled by …
• The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission noted a significant increase in ceasefire violations in Donetsk Oblast, including over 10,330 explosions, compared with around 2,500 in December 2016;
• Due to conflict escalation in late January, approximately 1.8 million people, including 252,000 children, on both sides of the ‘contact line,’ are at risk as critical civilian infrastructure (i.e. water, electricity, heating) was damaged;
IDP caseload in Nigeria’s Borno State increases by 135,290 people between December 2016 and January 2017
Recent report highlights that populations in northeastern Nigeria continue to face severe protection risks
Humanitarian support likely preventing deterioration in food security in Niger’s Diffa Region; further assistance required
In Ukraine, the ICRC is helping people affected by the conflict in collaboration with the Ukrainian Red Cross. Here are our main activities in 2016 :
13,800 metric tonnes of humanitarian aid were delivered to people in the conflict-affected area.
1.4 million people on both sides of the contact line benefited from uninterrupted water supply.
15 health facilities, damaged due to the conflict, received roofing, construction materials and heaters.
KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns yesterday’s killing of 12 civilians, including eight children returning home from school for the weekend, caused when the vehicle in which they were travelling detonated a pressure-plate improvised explosive device (PPIED) placed on a main public road in Paktika province.
The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations compared with the previous reporting period in both Donetsk and Luhansk regions. The SMM continued monitoring the disengagement areas in Stanytsia Luhanska, Petrivske and Zolote, but its access remained restricted.* Beyond the disengagement areas, too, the sides continued to restrict the Mission’s monitoring on numerous occasions through direct denials of access or other impediments, including by not removing mines.* The SMM noted weapons in violation of withdrawal lines on both sides of the contact line and noted weapons missing from storage …