• More than 148,000 people are currently displaced as a result of conflict in Mosul city that began on 17 October 2017, an increase of nearly 12,500 people in the last week. Some 16,500 returnees and hundreds of thousands of highly vulnerable residents in newly-accessible areas continue to require humanitarian assistance.
Letter dated 9 January 2017 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan addressed to the President of the Security Council
I have the honour to transmit herewith the final report of the Panel of Experts on the Sudan, as requested by the Security Council in paragraph 2 of its resolution 2265 (2016).
1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2275 (2016) and paragraph 44 of Council resolution 2297 (2016). It provides information on the implementation of those resolutions, including on the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and challenges faced by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) in carrying out its mandate. It covers major developments from 1 September to 31 December 2016.
II. Political and security overview
January 14, 2017 (JUBA) – South Sudan government has banned international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) from operating in the rebel-controlled Payinjiar county, according to confidential statement Sudan Tribune has obtained.
South Sudan Nation Security Service, in a letter addressed to 8 international organizations in the area, advised these entities to cease from operating in a territory controlled by rebels forces allied to ex-First Vice President Riek Machar.
Geneva (ICRC) – an ICRC staff member who was abducted on 19 December 2016 in Kunduz province, has been released and is now with the ICRC team in Kunduz.
The ICRC would like to thank the authorities and the communities who have mobilized and played a role in facilitating our colleague's release.
The staff member was abducted while travelling from the ICRC office in Kunduz to the Sub-delegation in Mazar-i-Sharif. While three other colleagues were left unharmed, he was taken and held for almost 4 weeks.
• The humanitarian community is seeking US$550 million to provide assistance to 5.7 million of the most vulnerable and marginalised Afghans in 2017.
• EMERGENCY’s new maternity center in Panjshir province will help tackle Afghanistan’s infant and maternal mortality rates, which remain among the highest in the world.
10 Medical and Civil Defense Personnel Killed, and 33 Incidents of Attack on their Facilities in December 2016
SNHR has published its special monthly report that documents the violations against medical and civil defense personnel and their facilities by the conflict parties in Syria.
• Conflict-induced displacement in 2016 surpassed UN projections
• Approximately 618,300 Afghans return from Pakistan in 2016
• UN reports that armed clashes increased by 23 percent compared to previous year
1. Par sa résolution 2295 (2016), le Conseil de sécurité a prorogé le mandat de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (MINUSMA) jusqu’au 30 juin 2017 et m’a prié de lui faire rapport tous les trois mois sur la suite donnée à sa résolution, en particulier sur les progrès accomplis dans l’application de l’Accord pour la paix et la réconciliation au Mali et l’action menée par la MINUSMA pour l’appuyer.
II. Faits politiques importants
1. By its resolution 2295 (2016), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2017 and requested me to report on a quarterly basis on its implementation, focusing on progress in the implementation of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali and the efforts of MINUSMA to support it.
II. Major political developments
A Implementation of the peace agreement
On 12 January 2010, the United Nations experienced the single largest loss of United Nations personnel life in a tragic earthquake in Haiti where one hundred and two of our colleagues perished.
The catastrophe left an indelible scar in Haiti claiming the lives of two hundred thousand Haitians and displacing more than one million people.
This loss is also a reminder of the risks that we face, deployed around the world, in the service of peace, security and stability.
2.1 million affected people, of which 894,000 are children.
1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance.
806,000 people severely food insecure.
Food distribution have been suspended in Grande-Anse due to security restrictions put in place because of demonstrations and road blocks that have been ongoing since the arrest of senator -elect Guy Philipe on 05 January.
• Many Jebel Marra IDPs in Central Darfur State need winter supplies, according to the national NGOs Labena and Sanad Charity Foundation.
• About 12,000 returnees in Kutum locality (North Darfur) need more assistance.
• MoU on the delivery of aid to South Sudan through Sudan has been extended for another six months.
• As of the end of 2016, the health sector requirements for the year were only 44% funded against the 2016 Sudan HRP.
FIGURES 2016 HRP
Since the 3rd of October 2015 till December 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 255 Palestinians in the oPt, including 62 children and 17 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Since the start of 2016, Israeli occupation forces have killed 112 Palestinians in the oPt.
Israeli occupation authorities still hold the bodies of 7 Palestinians killed; two are from Jerusalem.
Populations continue to face the threat of mass atrocity crimes committed by state security forces and affiliated militias in Syria's ongoing civil war. Various armed opposition groups and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are also committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Date of the mission: 13th December, 2016.
Location: Ngala IDP Camp (Ngala LGA, Borno State, North-East Nigeria)
a. Military HQ (3rd battalion): 12°21'28.68"N 14°10'49.60"E A: 291m
b. Helipad: 12°21'24.70"N 14°10'42.40"E A: 292m
c. IDP camp: 12°21'34.87"N 14°10'19.57"E A: 288m
Security and logistics
(source: SIF and UN Joint Security Assessment)
You’ve seen the news coming out of Aleppo this past month — of terrible violence, families fleeing and a tenuous cease-fire. And you may know that Mercy Corps has one of the largest aid operations inside Syria.
In fact, we were one of the only organizations on the ground in East Aleppo during the final weeks of conflict. What we were unable to tell you until now is that Mercy Corps team members were working in East Aleppo until evacuations began.
The devastation wrought by the civil war slows our efforts to help those suffering in a country scarred by years of conflict