Protection and Human Rights

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10 Dec 2016 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

10 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

Purpose

UN-Habitat City Profiles are formulated to offer a cross-sectoral perspective on urban vulnerabilities that will inform interventions by local authorities, humanitarian agencies and others to alleviate poverty. They also aim at contributing to an analytical knowledge base that will facilitate nuanced medium to long term public sector planning and investment agendas.

Themes

09 Dec 2016 description

Ce 08 décembre 2016, le Ministère de la Femme, Famille et Enfant en collaboration avec le Ministère des Affaires étrangers et commerciales du Canada, le PNUD, l’UNFPA, la MONUSCO / Bureau Conjoint des Nations Unies pour les Droits humains (BCNUDH) ont organisé la quatrième réunion du comité de pilotage du Programme de lutte contre les violences sexuelles « Tupinge Ubakaji ».

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Drought conditions prevail in Puntland as well as several parts of Somaliland, central and southern regions. Water shortages are reported in all drought-affected regions, increasing the risk of an acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera outbreak. With populations on the move in search of water and pasture, an estimated 35,000 children are at risk of dropping out of schools. The drought will further aggravate the malnutrition crisis with an increase in enrolment in nutrition programmes.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Esta nueva cifra revela por qué la labor de UNICEF en favor de los niños más vulnerables es todavía absolutamente necesaria, 70 años después de su fundación

NUEVA YORK, 9 de diciembre de 2016 – Un total de 535 millones niños y niñas –casi uno de cada cuatro– viven en países afectados por conflictos o desastres, a menudo sin acceso a ningún tipo de atención médica, educación de calidad o una nutrición y protección adecuadas, dijo hoy UNICEF.

09 Dec 2016 description

KEY FIGURES
1,843
Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016

4,065
New arrivals from Mali in 2016

4,869
Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 December 2016)

12, 586
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 December 2016)

30L
of potable water available per person per day

FUNDING 2016
USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation

09 Dec 2016 description

For more than five decades, the armed conflict in Colombia has prevented the country’s youth from building a future. Now, they might soon be given a seat in the classroom.

In Colombia’s rural areas, the armed conflict has prevented children and youth from attending school, according to a new report by the Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution (NOREF) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

“Getting these children back to school will be key to secure peace and stabilisation in Colombia,” said NRC’s country director in Colombia, Christian Visnes.

09 Dec 2016 description

Tens of thousands beg or sell trinkets rather than attending school.

By Pazhman Pazhohish

Eight-year-old Sohrab spends her days looking through rubbish on the streets of Kabul.

“I collect [empty] cans of Pepsi and then sell them to shopkeepers who buy these old things, and I earn so little money that is hardly enough for bread for dinner,” she told IWPR.

Sohrab is one of tens of thousands of children trying to scrape a living on the streets of the Afghan capital.

09 Dec 2016 description

POPULATION TOTALE 20M

PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN 1,9M

PERSONNES CIBLÉES 1,5M

BUDGET (US$) 271M

# PARTENAIRES HUMANITAIRES 129

PRÉFACE PAR

LE COORDONNATEUR HUMANITAIRE

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Un enfant sur quatre est confronté aux conflits ou catastrophes

Environ 535 millions d’enfants, soit près d’un sur quatre, vivent dans des pays touchés par des conflits ou des catastrophes. Ils sont souvent privés de soins médicaux, d’une éducation de qualité et d’une nutrition et d’une protection adéquates, affirme aujourd’huil’UNICEF.

09 Dec 2016 description

An OSCE-supported Human Rights Calendar was presented at Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science during the joint OSCE-Council of Europe event on 9 December 2016 in Kyiv.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 718,466 (80 per cent) of the total 898,082 refugees and asylum seekers registered in Uganda as of October 2016 are women and children originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • From January to November 2016, 23,680 children born to refugee parents in Uganda have had their birth registered using the Mobile Vital Recording System (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

The new figure is a stark reminder of why UNICEF was established, as the organization marks 70 years of work for the most vulnerable children

NEW YORK, 9 December 2016 – An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four – live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, often without access to medical care, quality education, proper nutrition and protection, UNICEF said today.

08 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • An Action Plan for the protection of children from recruitment and use in armed conflict was signed between the UN and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). This paves the way to a tangible commitment from SPLM-N to seek real solutions to protecting the children of Sudan from recruitment in armed conflict.

  • Of 21 children earlier released from detainment for association with armed movements, 20 have been reunified with their families and one placed in an alternative care arrangement.

08 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WFP has resumed its school meals programme benefiting more than 7,000 students in 21 schools in Blue Nile State.

• WVI project helps 800 farmers in Blue Nile State increase their sorghum production.

• Preparations underway for establishing El Nimir camp for 11,000 South Sudanese refugees from Western Bahr el Ghazal in East Darfur.

• Aid agencies continue to assist about 53,000 Jebel Marra IDPs in four locations in North Darfur.

WFP resumes school-feeding in Blue Nile State

08 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Following further military advances, GoS forces now also control Al-Sha’ar, Karm Qatrjy, Karm Miyasar, Qady Askar neighbourhoods, as well as parts of the old city of Aleppo.

  • The population of Aleppo are bracing themselves for an intensification of hostilities and further displacement. The UN and humanitarian partners are also preparing for this scenario.

08 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Nearly 4,000 refugees relocate from Yida to Pamir camp: In Pamir refugee camp, as of 30 November, UNHCR relocated 2,332 refugees from Yida to Pamir including 2,185 refugees previously settled in Yida settlement. Cumulatively, 3,766 refugees have been relocated from Yida to Pamir, including 3,386 individuals previously settled in Yida settlement since opening its opening in September. The total population of Pamir camp now stands at 3,788 individuals (869 households).

08 Dec 2016 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Les conflits intercommunautaires ; l’implication des hommes armés

  • Nord-Kivu : Protection des civils et accès humanitaire, deux défis majeurs.

  • Le RRMP, seule alternative pour les nouveaux déplacés et retournés.

  • Le transfert monétaire : pour une assistance flexible

Sud-Kivu : Les conflits intercommunautiaires impactent la protection des civils

07 Dec 2016 description

The October launch of military operations to retake Mosul from ISIL has forced an additional 84,000 men, women and children to flee their homes. The offensive is part of a wider effort to bring large swathes of Iraq back under Government control.

Military operations in Kirkuk Governorate to the south-east have also triggered new waves of displacement. This adds to an existing humanitarian crisis, which had already forcibly displaced 3.1 million people in Iraq.

07 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Nearly 5.1 million people face acute food insecurity in north east Nigeria. If humanitarian assistance is not provided, an estimated 400,000 children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition over the next 12 months across the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

  • The upcoming Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017 targets 6.9 million people living in the three most affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, who require immediate, life-saving assistance.