Mine Action

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24 Mar 2017 description

10 years later, Lebanon’s legacy of landmine and cluster munition contamination is still affecting the lives of the Lebanese people.

24 Mar 2017 description

By Michael Tirre on March 23, 2017

23 Mar 2017 description

**Central African Republic

The UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has received reports of heavy fighting between the FPRC [Front Populaire pour la Renaissance de la Centrafrique] and the UPC [Union pour la Paix en Centrafrique] in Nzako, some 50 km north of Bakouma in Mbomou prefecture yesterday.

22 Mar 2017 description

Bogotá, March 17, 2017 - As a first step in the process of gradual stockpiling of weapons, the UN Mission in Colombia has received 140 individual arms of men and women from the FARC-EP who are part of the ceasefire and cessation of hostilities tripartite Monitoring and Verification Mechanism. This step follows the initial stages, which the Mission announced on February 28.

At the end of the ongoing registration and identification process the UN Mission will have an inventory with the total number of FARC-EP weapons.

22 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • So far in 2017, the total number of undocumented returnees who have arrived from Pakistan has now reached 9,928 exceeding – by 3% – the total figure (9,335) which returned in the first quarter of 2016. In the past month, numbers of undocumented returns slowed significantly following the closure of the Spin Boldak and Torkham borders between 16 February and 19 March owing to security concerns; the borders reopened on 20 March. Only 23 deported Afghans arrived in the country from 12 to 18 March.

22 Mar 2017 description

By the end of February 2017, 163,000 people were displaced by military operations to retake Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Following a pause, hostilities resumed in western Mosul on 19 February, leading to a spike in displacement. All people displaced from western Mosul have been accommodated with family members or in camps and emergency sites, where they receive a tented plot, basic household supplies, hygiene kits, and 30-day food rations. Camp expansion is rapidly accelerating to ensure capacity keeps pace with demand.

21 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Recommendations for Global Coalition Summit

21 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • Around 45,000 people from western Mosul were displaced during this reporting period due to military operations, marking an increase of more than 22 per cent from the previous week. In total, some 153,000 people are currently displaced from West Mosul, according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). OCHA’s reporting is based on DTM figures. There may be discrepancies between these and the figures reported by the Government of Iraq.

21 Mar 2017 description

UNRWA noted the escalation of violence in Dera’a Governorate, south of Damascus. Fighting among all parties to the conflict in the area at the end of February caused large displacement of families, impeded civilian access to live-saving aid and resulted in the deaths of Palestine refugees. UNRWA is closely monitoring the situation and started providing humanitarian assistance to the displaced in February

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools on Feb 7th.

Highlights

  • Due to a lack of access to cash, and employment, purchasing power is extremely limited in Al-Akha and as a result access too food, NFIs and medical supplies is restricted.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools on Feb 7th.

Highlights

  • Due to a lack of access to cash, purchasing power is extremely limited and as a result access to food, NFIs and medical supplies is severely restricted.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools on Feb 8th.

Highlights

  • Food was deemed the top priority by informants. With shops and markets available within the neighborhood offering staple items and other consumables, the high prices are hindering resident’s food security.

20 Mar 2017 description

This report was written by ACTED’s AME Unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around Mosul. Data was collected via Key Informant and Observational tools by PIN on Feb 22th

Highlights

  • While markets and shops are functional, due to a lack of cash in households, high unemployment, and a lack of available jobs, food is reported as a top community need along with cash and jobs.