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25 Feb 2017 description

Increased displacements caused by drought in South & Central Somalia

Based on ongoing reports from UNHCR PRMN’s partners in the field, new displacements of at least 47,000 individuals have been reported due to the ongoing drought in the period 1-23 February 2017. These movements are predominantly from rural areas to urban and peri-urban locations.

1. Mogadishu arrivals 1-16 February 2017

25 Feb 2017 description

Libya Gaddafi regime trial fell short of international standards – UN report

GENEVA / TUNIS (21 February 2017) – The trial in Libya of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and 36 other members of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime represented a major effort by the Libyan judiciary to hold people to account for crimes including grave human rights violations during the 2011 Revolution but ultimately failed to meet international fair trial standards, a UN report published today said.

25 Feb 2017 description

169.9 M required for 2017

1.9 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements

168.0 M funding gap for the Nigeria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

25 Feb 2017 description

13,924 arrivals by sea in 2017

366 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 24 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

25 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes in Southeast Asia. #MissingMigrants

25 Feb 2017 description


There are currently over 107,000 displaced people, over half (54%) of whom are women, from CAR in Southern Chad as a result of the ongoing conflict in CAR which began in December 2012 and continues today1 . During humanitarian crises, women and girls’ exposure to gender-based violence (GBV) is significantly heightened2 , often more so during displacement.

25 Feb 2017 description

In a promising development for keeping the world polio-free after eradication, a recent study has produced stable polio vaccine using virus-like particles (VLP) in the place of live poliovirus.

The study used VLPs made of empty viral capsids – the viruses’ protein coats – to produce the vaccine which, in initial testing, worked as well as traditional inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) made from inactivated wild vaccine-virus strains in protecting against polio.

25 Feb 2017 description

500.7 M required for 2017 including special situations

32.6 M contributions received, representing 7% of requirements

468.0 M overall funding gap for Uganda

All figures are displayed in USD

25 Feb 2017 description


Bogotá February 24, 2017 - The United Nations Mission and the UN Country Team in Colombia welcome the installation of the National Security Guarantees Commission held yesterday in the city of Popayán, in the southwestern department of Cauca. The UN highlights the Commission’s openness to inviting the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to its sessions, as well as representatives of political parties and movements and other specialized national and international organizations.

25 Feb 2017 description

La Pradera, Putumayo, 23 January, 2017 – FARC-EP women and men have been working hand-in-hand with Government engineers and civilian workers in La Pradera department of Putumayo in southern Colombia to finish camps where the group will live while they transition to civilian life—and where the UN Mission will verify the laying down of arms.

Construction materials arrive in heavy trucks through dirt roads and using ferries to cross the Putumayo river in this remote zone in the Amazon Region.

25 Feb 2017 description

Location: Geneva
Date: 24 February 2017
Subject: (1) Israel: Elor Azaria case

"We are deeply disturbed at the lenient sentence given by the Tel Aviv Military Court earlier this week to an Israeli soldier convicted of unlawfully killing a wounded Palestinian in an apparent extrajudicial execution of an unarmed man who clearly posed no imminent threat.

25 Feb 2017 description

Budding actors and musicians from the Wind-Up Penguin Theatre Group tour the world performing for refugee children

By: Omar Karmi

LONDON, United Kingdom – The ragged boy lurched forward and fell. Limbs flailed desperately until, at the last moment, they caught, leaving his body dangling precariously over a drop.

25 Feb 2017 description

Just north of the South Sudanese capital Juba lies Terekeka state, home to the Mundari, one of South Sudan’s 64 ethnic groups. Mundaris are predominantly cattle keepers but also practice small-scale agriculture and fishing along the Nile, whose water levels rise and fall according to the seasons. The area includes five natural lakes hidden in the swatches of land and inspiring the name Terekeka, which translates as “forgotten” in the local dialect.

25 Feb 2017 description

Cholera in the Americas - Situation summary

Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and 5 of 2017, a total of 1,897 cholera cases were reported in Haiti, including 28 deaths. In the Dominican Republic, from the beginning of the year to EW 2 of 2017, there were 7 suspected cholera cases and 2 confirmed cases reported, including one death.

In 2016, four countries of the Americas: the Dominican Republic (1,159), Ecuador1 (1), Haiti (41,421), and Mexico (1) reported suspected and confirmed cases.

25 Feb 2017 description

From 1 December 2016 to 22 February 2017, a total of 1336 cases of yellow fever infection (292 confirmed, 920 suspected, and 124 discarded), including 215 deaths (101 confirmed, 109 suspected, 5 discarded), have been detected in six states (Bahia, Espírito Santo, Minas Gerais, Rio Grande do Norte, São Paulo, and Tocantins). The estimated case fatality rate is 35% for confirmed cases and 12% for suspected cases. To date, the majority (86%) of the confirmed cases are men and of which, approximately 81% are aged between 21 and 60 years.

25 Feb 2017 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, February 24, 2017 (caritasdev.cd) : The Executive Secretariat of Caritas Congo Asbl has proceeded to the presentation of its activity report carried out in 2016 this Friday, February 24, 2017. The interventions of this technique body charged of social pastoral of catholique church in DRC have allowed to provide care, trainning, and support in various manners nearly 5 millions of persons. And this, in all 26 provinces of country.

25 Feb 2017 description
report UN News Service

24 February 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has asked Member States to inform him by 6 March if they intend to make voluntary financial contributions to the implementation of the new UN plan to counter cholera in Haiti, his spokesman said today.

“Earlier this week the Secretary-General sent a letter to all Member States” in that regard, Stéphane Dujarric told reporters at the regular daily briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.

25 Feb 2017 description

• Promesses de contribution à hauteur de $458 millions de dollars américains pour 2017 et $214 millions pour 2018 et au-delà, annoncées par 14 donateurs

• La conférence a donné une voix aux personnes touchées par le conflit et la crise

• Accord pour répondre aux besoins de développement à plus long terme et chercher des solutions durables aux crises

25 Feb 2017 description

At a glance – Nigeria’s displaced in need of protection and solutions 8.5 million