South Sudan: Government forces continue to commit war crimes despite peace agreement
Amid a fresh outbreak of fighting in South Sudan, a new report by Amnesty International reveals the true horror suffered by civilians at the hands of government forces after the August 2015 peace agreement was signed.
Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est une organisation humanitaire, neutre et indépendante. Sa mission exclusivement humanitaire est de protéger la vie et la dignité des victimes de conflits armés et de la violence, et de leur porter assistance. Présent en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) depuis 1978, le CICR maintient une délégation à Kinshasa, des sous- délégations à Bukavu, Goma, Bunia et Lubumbashi.
On Saturday February 20, 2016, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, an extremely destructive Category 5 cyclone, struck Fiji.
TC Winston was the first Category 5 cyclone to directly impact Fiji and the most intense cyclone on record to affect the country.1 Fiji’s Eastern Division was the first to be struck, with Koro, Ovalau and Taveuni Islands sustaining severe damage.
KINSHASA (21 July 2016) - I am grateful to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for its invitation to visit this country at such an important time.
- 72.9 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
- 61 per cent
cross by private cars
- 43.3 per cent
are aged 40-65
- 74.3 per cent
travel to visit relatives
- 51.8 per cent
cross the line of contact every month
USD 34.8 million
requested for the operation in 2016
So far this year more than 231,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. While the trend of decreased arrivals through the Eastern Mediterranean continued during the month of June, with only 1,500 new arrivals in Greece, some 22,250 people were rescued in Italian waters during the same period of time.
By Camille Roch, 20 July 2016
Dialogue sessions with local communities on human rights are finding solutions to end double discrimination faced by women living with physical disabilities in Senegal.
A dozen women sit in front of the National Association for the Physically Handicapped (ANHM) in Thies, Senegal, after a dialogue session on discrimination.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 15 percent of any population are persons with disabilities1, with potentially higher proportions in communities that have fled conflict or natural disasters. Hence it can be estimated that there may be approximately 126,716 persons with disabilities among the population of refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and stateless persons in Ukraine.
1.1. Since conducting Situation Assessment of Children in 2011, the situation of children in the Kyrgyz Republic has improved in some areas. More children are surviving and gaining access to preschool education, and many more are enjoying access to adequate sources of water supply and sanitation, and are enrolling in primary school. At the same time, however, there are still enormous challenges in the systems to support children and women, especially those who experience inequality or those who remain as yet ‘invisible’ in the social protection system.
Background: Syrian refugees have been seeking safety, shelter, and dignity in Jordan since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011. As of April 2016, there are 638,633 registered Syrian refugees residing in the kingdom, with roughly 520,000 registered outside of camps. Without an end to the conflict in sight, the integration of gender dimensions into humanitarian health services – delivered under three overarching areas of Community Care, Primary Care and Secondary & Tertiary Care - remains an imperative.
Since 2011, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working with partners to increase equitable access to education for learners living in conflict and crisis-affected environments (USAID Education Strategy,
February 2011 Goal 3). The following document provides an analysis of the indicators used in Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Plans (PMEPs) from 25 USAID Education projects1 implemented in 16 countries between 2007 and 2018.
Comité pour l'élimination de la discrimination
à l'égard des femmes
15 juillet 2016
Le Comité pour l'élimination de la discrimination à l'égard des femmes a examiné, aujourd'hui, le rapport présenté par le Mali sur l'application dans le pays des dispositions de la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes.
Committee on the Elimination
of Discrimination against Women
15 July 2016
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the combined sixth and seventh periodic reports of Mali on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
I. General / Inter-Sector Update
Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) launched on Monday in Lebanon a campaign to conduct prosthetic procedures on Syrian refugees with severed limbs, a result of a war in their country that remains largely unabated. Head of KRCS‘s youth department Dr.
Syria: During the reporting period, IOM in coordination with local partners, established three Primary Health Care Centres (PHCCs) in Raju and Kafer Janna in Aleppo and one in crossline area of Daryya in Rural Damascus (two of which are hard-to-reach locations). The PHCCs are expected to provide health care services to 14,400 patients during the first six months of their operating period.