Protection and Human Rights

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report Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Council Orders International Fact-Finding Mission

(Geneva) – The United Nations Human Rights Council on March 24, 2017, took a key step toward preventing future abuses and bringing justice for victims in Burma by adopting a strong resolution condemning violations and making significant recommendations, Human Rights Watch said today.

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report Caritas

Mweka, le 24 mars 2017 ( : 170.678 Personnes Déplacées Internes « PDI » attendent toujours l’aide humanitaire d’urgence dans les trois Provinces concernées par la crise suscitée par les affrontements entre l’armée nationale (FARDC) et les hommes du Chef coutumier « Kamuina Nsapu ». Selon de dernières informations recueillies par le Réseau Caritas, le Kasaï-Oriental compte 11. 414 déplacés, le Kasaï 75.708 et le Kasaï-Central 83.556.

Des pertes en vies humaines, d’importants dégâts matériels

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Main Objective of the assessment

The main purpose of the Inter-Agency rapid assessment was to ascertain the scale and scope of the flooding situation focusing on key areas/sectors namely shelter and non-food items, Health and nutrition, Food security, WASH, Environment, Education and Protection.

Specific Objectives of the Assessment

  • To determine the number of the affected people and establish their demographic characteristics

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

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Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action: With this Operations Update no. 3, the Red Cross of Serbia is extending the timeframe of the operation until 30 June 2017. It is also reflecting the additional contribution received from ECHO by which the budget has increased to 3,303,742 Swiss francs. The number of target beneficiaries has been adapted to the current situation in country and increased from 196,000 to 307,600 people.

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  • WFP continues to provide food and nutritional assistance to vulnerable people in Afghanistan. However, as a result of funding shortfall, WFP could not provide food to 224,000 vulnerable people and cash-based transfers to 277,000, as lean season support in January and February respectively.

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  • The School Feeding Programme faces a critical funding gap. The new school year, which began in October, has little food available for the school canteens. WFP’s Social Safety Net programme is also in need of urgent funding.

  • Funded by the European Union, WFP, FAO and IFAD have launched a small-holder farmers’ project with the Government to promote a Home Grown School Feeding (HGSF) programme.

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report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author Juliet Okoth Lecturer, International Law, University of Nairobi

The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security.

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report Voice of America

NAIROBI — The Kenyan government says it will open the border with Somalia to boost trade and allow the flow of people between the two countries. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta also pledged to help Somalia in the fight against al-Shabab militants and support and train government workers. His remarks followed a meeting he had in Nairobi with his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed.

After a closed door meeting that lasted more than three hours, the two heads of state addressed the media in a display of friendship.

President Kenyatta discussed the border issue.

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(Nairobi, March 24, 2017): The membership of the Regional Durable Solutions Secretariat (ReDSS), Somalia NGO Consortium and the Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) welcome the Special Summit of the IGAD Heads of State on Durable Solutions for Somali refugees taking place on the 25th March, 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. This Summit and its expected Comprehensive Plan of Action is convened at a time when almost one million Somalis refugees are displaced within the East and Horn of Africa region.

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The security forces killed one person and seriously injured at least two others as they opened fire on protesting students in the city of Bo today, Amnesty International said.

“This bloodshed and loss of young life is a tragedy and suggests a heavy handed response by the security forces to a student protest,” said Sabrina Mahtani, Amnesty International West Africa researcher.

“We urge the police to refrain from committing human rights violations and instead allow the students to safely exercise their rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly.”

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report PAX, The Syria Institute

Executive Summary

This report is the fifth in a series of quarterly reports by Siege Watch – a joint initiative of PAX and The Syria Institute that aims to provide the international community with timely and accurate information on conditions in Syria’s besieged communities. This report focuses on developments from November 2016 to January 2017. Data collected during the quarter from an extensive network of contacts on the ground shows that:

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UNHCR warns Mosul situation deteriorating as fighting rages

By: Matthew Saltmarsh

GENEVA - The displacement crisis in Mosul is likely to become more acute in the near term, as fighting intensifies in the densely populated western parts of the city, according to Bruno Geddo, the Representative of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Iraq.

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the vote Wednesday by the Parliament of Haiti formally to join the international drive to end the tragedy of statelessness and to ensure the millions of innocent people around the world with no nationality get the help they need.

“Statelessness is an entirely avoidable blight on humanity that should be tolerated by no one in the 21st century,” said Renata Dubini, head of the UNHCR America’s regional bureau, after the Haitian parliament voted for the country to accede to two international conventions on statelessness.

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply alarmed at reports of at least two shipwrecks off the Libyan coasts on Thursday. According to NGO sources, five floating corpses of young men have been recovered some 14 miles off the Libyan coast near two empty and partially submerged rubber dinghies today. They are all deaths by drowning in the last 24 hours, the medical crew of Golfo Azzurro ship says.

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​Addresses by Ms. Kate Gilmore United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights

Geneva, 22 March 2017

Salle XX, Palais des Nations

Mr. President, Members of the Human Rights Council,
Excellences, Ladies and gentlemen,

This [afternoon] you have before you two reports submitted under item 10, concerning Afghanistan and Yemen.

Let me first provide an oral update on Yemen.

One of the world’s worst humanitarian crises – one entirely man-made is underway in Yemen.

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report UN Security Council

23 March 2017

Security Council
7904th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council decided this morning to extend until 24 April 2018 the mandate of the Panel of Experts for the committee monitoring sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and expressed its intent to take appropriate action on a further extension no later than 24 March 2018.