Safety and Security

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22 Feb 2017 description


Generally the number of reported attacks on health care during December 2016 was less compared to last 6 months before that’s due to a cease re has taken place during this month. A total of sixteen incidents were reported. Three were veried and 13 are in the process of verication. Of the veried attacks 3 health care structures and 1 ambulance went temporarily or permanently of service. 1 happened in Aleppo, 1in Idleb and 1 in Rural Damascus governorate.

22 Feb 2017 description

Facts & Figures

Since fighting erupted in December 2013:

  • More than 1.7 million internally displaced people according to UN estimates

  • Over 202 000 people seeking refuge at UN Mission compounds (UNMIS)

  • Over 1.1 million South Sudanese refugees & asylum seekers in neighbouring countries (UNHCR)

  • 67 aid workers killed by warring parties (UNOCHA)

About 4.8 million people experiencing food insecurity

21 Feb 2017 description


  • Humanitarian partners have mobilised to respond to humanitarian needs resulting from new military operations in western Mosul city launched by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) on 19 February. The initial humanitarian impact of these advances during the first few days of the offensive was not high, as security forces moved through sparsely populated hinterland areas where most civilians had already fled and due to the Iraqi Security Force’s (ISF) continued adherence to the humanitarian concept of operations.

21 Feb 2017 description
report Voice of America

Madeeha Anwar

Aid agencies in Pakistan’s restive northwestern region are struggling to provide services to help curb militancy and deliver aid because they lack government permission to operate, according to humanitarian organizations.

The aid groups say the government is creating obstacles for them to obtain a "No Objection Certificate" (NOC) in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which has been hard-hit by militancy and terrorism. The certificate is a requirement for an organization to work in the area.

21 Feb 2017 description
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The members of the Panel of Experts on Yemen have the honour to transmit herewith the final report of the Panel, prepared in accordance with paragraph 6 of resolution 2266 (2016).

The report was provided to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2140 (2014) on 11 January 2017 and considered by the Committee on 27 January 2017.

We would appreciate it if the present letter and the report were brought to the attention of the members of the Security Council and issued as a document of the Council.

21 Feb 2017 description

This is a report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sudan and South Sudan, a cross-party parliamentary group promoting the cause of peace, human rights, justice and development for the people of Sudan and South Sudan. The report collects over 40 pieces of written evidence and 10 hours of oral hearings to make constructive recommendations for the UK Government, seeking to influence and inform the UK Government’s engagement with its Sudanese counterpart.

20 Feb 2017 description

Oslo, Norway: Following a relief aid distribution on the 14th of February in Al Hudaydah, Yemen, local authorities detained six Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) national staff and a contracted driver.

19 Feb 2017 description

Kabul / Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is calling for the safe and unconditional release of two staff members abducted when their convoy was ambushed on 8 February in Jawzjan province, an attack that resulted in the killing of six ICRC staff members.

17 Feb 2017 description


  • Humanitarian organizations will target some 5.8 million people across South Sudan with humanitarian assistance and protection in 2017.

  • Displaced people arrive in Kodok and in Aburoc following clashes on the western bank of the River Nile in and around Wau Shilluk.

  • Displacement, loss of property and violations against civilians reported by people displaced by fighting in parts of Nasir.

16 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Intense fighting along the west bank of the Nile in Upper Nile has been persistent through the first two weeks of February, resulting in the displacement of the entire population of Wau Shilluk, some 30,000 people. Currently, 16,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in Renk, en route to crossing the border into Sudan.

16 Feb 2017 description


By the end of December 2016, more than 3.2 million people had been forced out of their homes, including more than 1.85 million internally displaced and 1.4 million seeking refuge in countries neighbouring South Sudan.

16 Feb 2017 description

In January 2017, there was a reduction in the number of humanitarian access incidents reported (64) compared with December 2016 (77). However, the impact on humanitarian operations was substantial, due to relocations of aid workers and suspension of operations in multiple locations. About 53 per cent of incidents reported involved violence against humanitarian personnel or assets. During the month, there were nine incidents involving restrictions of movement within the county, representing a significant increase from December 2016 when there were three cases.

16 Feb 2017 description

Durant l’année 2016, 68 incidents d’accès ont été enregistrés dans les régions nord du Mali. 59% des cas recueillis ont eu lieu dans la région de Gao, suivi de Tombouctou (26%) et Kidal (15%). Les attaques contre les personnels, les biens et infrastructures humanitaires représentent 88% des incidents.

Messages clés

  • Malgré les contraintes d’accès, les humanitaires continuent à porter assistance aux populations dans le besoin en adaptant leurs opérations aux contraintes observées sur le terrain.

15 Feb 2017 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
7884th Meeting (AM)

Armed Groups Still Pose Significant Threat, Permanent Representative Stresses

The security situation in the capital of the Central African Republic had taken a turn for the better, but it remained a matter of concern in other parts of the country, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations told the Security Council today, emphasizing the need for ongoing international attention.

15 Feb 2017 description

Nearly 100 medical facilities belonging to, or supported by, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have been bombed since 2015. The vast majority were in Syria, the others in Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine and Sudan.

15 Feb 2017 description

A Handicap International-supported hospital in the governorate of Dar’a (South Syria) was indirectly hit by an airstrike on the evening of February 13. The strike injured several staff members, and damaged the building.

15 Feb 2017 description

Islamabad, February 15, 2017 - Chairing a high level review meeting on polio emergency here today Minister for National Health Services Saira Afzal Tarar directed to ensure strict accountability and maintain stringent monitoring to meet remaining challenges in polio eradication.

“We must build on success achieved hencefar by maintaining stringent monitoring and making everyone associated with the program accountable”, said the Minister.

14 Feb 2017 description
report United Nations


On compte près de 240 tués parmi ce personnel au cours des cinq dernières années, les « cibles molles » étant de plus en plus exposées

Au moins 32 membres du personnel des Nations Unies et du personnel associé ont été tués en 2016 dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions, selon le Comité permanent sur la sécurité et l’indépendance de la fonction publique internationale du Syndicat du personnel de l’ONU.