Protection and Human Rights

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04 Oct 2015 description
report Guardian

Conflict can be both a cause of disability and a devastating complication for those already living with disabilities. Although all disabled people are affected, women face intersecting discrimination because of their gender and disability.

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03 Oct 2015 description
report Voice of America


Gandri Maramba

People living with disabilities are facing huge challenges to survive in Zimbabwe’s rural areas as the country’s food situation worsens.

Thousands of people with disabilities say they are starvation as economic woes continue to bedevil the country.

Persons with disabilities and their families who spoke to VOA Studio 7 said life has become hell due to economic hardships.

03 Oct 2015 description


  • As at 30 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,653 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 65 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 27 September, the total registered camp population was 182,210*.

02 Oct 2015 description

NRC is represented in the Mediterranean by the 16 experts that are currently deployed from NRC's stand-by roster. A majority of the experts are field protection officers, who are engaged in various important activities, based on the most immediate needs in the areas they are deployed to.

02 Oct 2015 description


  • A total of 197,269 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015. The situation in Burundi remains volatile with continued incidents of sporadic violence in the country.

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

01 Oct 2015 description

This Education Brief provides guidance on developing programmes to enroll refugee out-ofschool children (OOSC) in school, and to improve initiatives for children not attending school regularly. It provides information on OOSC needs assessments and highlights cross-sectoral linkages. Information provided in this Brief can be applied in both protracted and emergency contexts.

30 Sep 2015 description

Rusul, a seven-year-old girl from Ramadi, has been paralyzed since shortly after birth owing to faulty surgery. The intervention, near her spine, failed to cure a serious skin infection and instead left her without feeling.

30 Sep 2015 description
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29 Sep 2015 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2227 (2015), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2016 and requested me to report every three months on the situation in Mali, focusing on progress in the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali and on the efforts of MINUSMA to support it. The present report covers the period from 12 June to 16 September 2015.
29 Sep 2015 description

The ICRC's work in Sri Lanka focuses on supporting people still suffering the effects of the conflict between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and the Sri Lankan government. We are visiting detainees, supporting the families of missing persons, training forensics personnel, supporting vulnerable people, ensuring safe water and sanitation and promoting international humanitarian law.

Visiting detainees

29 Sep 2015 description
report Irrawaddy


RANGOON — Twenty-two elderly and disabled civilians are trapped in their homes amid ongoing fighting between government troops and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in Mansi, Kachin State’s southernmost township.

Burma Army soldiers and the KIA have been engaged in hostilities in the area since Sept. 19, with locals telling The Irrawaddy that clashes first broke out as government troops attempted to take photos of KIA outposts in Laika-Zukja village.

28 Sep 2015 description


  • Escalated armed conflict starting in March 2015 has had a devastating effect on Yemen, already one of the world’s most food insecure counties, with the over 1.3 million people displaced as of July 2015. This Emergency Operation (EMOP 200890), Emergency Food Assistance to the Food Insecure and Conflict-Affected People in Yemen, will address the emergency food and nutrition needs of food insecure women, men, boys, and girls (1,964,000 women/girls, 2,036,000 men/boys) displaced or affected by the current crisis.

23 Sep 2015 description


Why this document?

This report aims to provide information on the sociocultural background of the Syrian population as well as cultural aspects of mental health and psychosocial wellbeing relevant to care and support. It is based on an extensive review of the available literature on mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), within the context of the current armed conflict in Syria.