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28 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than 48,000 people receive food in Yei town.The last distribution of food was in November 2016.

  • Fall armyworm outbreak affects farms and likely to exacerbate South Sudan’s food crisis.

  • In the last 13 months, South Sudan has experienced the deadliest cholera outbreak since its independence.

  • South Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates $28m to 90 priority projects to provide humanitarian assistance.

  • Over 9,600 IDPs and host communities receive assistance in Pading, Jonglei.

27 Jul 2017 description

New York, 27 July 2017

As delivered by Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Ursula Mueller

Mr President and distinguished representatives,

27 Jul 2017 description

CONTEXTE

La période a été marquée par d’importants mouvements de populations dans la région entre octobre 2016 et mars 2017. Ces mouvements sont consécutifs aux conflits intercommunautaires, affrontements entre groupes armés d’une part et les forces armées nigériennes contre les groupes terroristes au niveau de la frontière Mali-Niger d’autre part. On peut estimer le nombre total des déplacés selon les différentes évaluations humanitaires à 3 545 dont 2 065 ménages réfugiés nigériens, 765 ménages déplacés internes et 177 ménages retournés volontaires.

26 Jul 2017 description

Central African Republic

Populations in the Central African Republic face an imminent risk of mass atrocity crimes committed by various armed groups and militias.

BACKGROUND:

26 Jul 2017 description
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the forty-first submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015) and paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

26 Jul 2017 description

Israeli soldiers and police stormed a Palestinian hospital twice over the past week terrifying staff and patients and in some cases preventing doctors from providing emergency medical care to critically injured patients, said Amnesty International today.

25 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Escalated conflict and security restrictions have significantly affected UNICEF’s ability to reach many areas with critical assistance in 2017. In response, the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) was scaled up at the beginning of the year in an effort to reach the most vulnerable populations in hard to reach locations. Since January, 27 RRM missions have taken place reaching 498,461 people with live-saving support.

25 Jul 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

This year, more than 168,000 people were driven from their homes in Afghanistan due to conflict. This is 24 per cent less in comparison to the same period of the previous year, in which 220,528 people were displaced across the country. Currently, displacements are reported from 164 out of 399 districts and displaced communities shelter in more than 100 districts.

24 Jul 2017 description
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Letter of transmittal

Letter dated 25 May 2017 from the Chair of the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East addressed to the Commissioner-General of the Agency

22 Jul 2017 description

Bangui, le 22 juillet 2017 – La ville de Bangassou, dans la Préfecture du Mbomou (sud-est de la Centrafrique), a été à nouveau le 21 juillet le théâtre de violences intercommunautaires et d’actes de violence commis à l’encontre de populations civiles. Un lieu de culte, la cathédrale, a également subi des vols et d’importantes déprédations. Des personnels d’une organisation caritative et certains de leurs proches ainsi que des personnes déplacées ont été séquestrés. Des maisons ont été incendiées dans le quartier environnant.

22 Jul 2017 description

Bangui, 22 July 2017 – The city of Bangassou in the Prefecture of Mbomou (South East of the Central African Republic) was again the scene of inter-communal violence and acts of violence against civilians on 21st of July. A place of worship, the Cathedral, also suffered thefts and extensive depredations. Staff from a charitable organization and some internally displaced people (IDPs) were sequestered. Houses were set on fire in the surrounding neighbourhood.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, facilities and ambulances between January and June 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.

20 Jul 2017 description

(Juba, 20 July 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim (a.i.) for South Sudan, Mahimbo Mdoe, has expressed concern regarding recent threat letters issued against aid workers in at least three locations in South Sudan: Bor in Jonglei, Torit in Eastern Equatoria and Mankien in Unity.

19 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict-induced displacement in 2017 decreased 25 percent compared to the same period in 2016 • UNAMA reports record-high numbers of child casualties • Health and nutrition remain key concerns among relief actors

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jul 2017 description

The Logistics Cluster is responsible for logistics Coordination and Information Management. Where there is a gap in logistics capacity, WFP, as the lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, acts as a ‘provider of last resort’ by offering Common Logistics Services to support the humanitarian community in their response operations.

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In February 2017, following a prolonged drought, the humanitarian situation in Somalia rapidly deteriorated.

18 Jul 2017 description

Bangui, le 18 juillet 2017 – Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence, Stephen O’Brien, a conclu aujourd'hui sa visite de trois jours en République centrafricaine (RCA) sur un appel lancé à la communauté internationale afin de maintenir son soutien et de prémunir le pays de la réédition de la crise dévastatrice à grande échelle qui l’a frappé à peine il y a quatre ans.

18 Jul 2017 description

Bangui, 18 July 2017 – United Nations Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Stephen O’Brien, concluded today a three-day visit to the Central African Republic (CAR) with a call to the international community to sustain support to avert the risk of a repeat of the devastating large-scale crisis that gripped the country only four years ago.

18 Jul 2017 description
  • The security situation in North and Central Mali has been further deteriorating, particularly affecting the regions of Mopti, Menaka and Kidal.

  • In Kidal, renewed violent clashes occurred between the armed groups CMA (The Coordination of Azawad Movements) and GATIA (The Imghad and Allies Tuareg Self-Defence Group). Both groups are signatories of the 2015 Peace Agreement.