Burundi - UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Chaloka Beyani has completed a three-day assessment of the situation of IDPs in Burundi. His visit was jointly organized by UNHCR and UNOCHA, in coordination with IOM.
During his visit to camps in Gitaza and Cashi (Rumonge) established for 1,900 people affected by floods in October 2015, he found an urgent need for more assistance, including access to basic services such as health care and education.
According to the information of Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD), there is a chance of light to moderate rainfall in the North-Eastern part of Bangladesh especially in Sylhet, Sunamganj, Moulvi Bazar, Habiganj, Brahmanbaria and Comilla districts in next 24 hours which may continue further. It may cause increase of water level in Rivers of those districts.
(BMD Last update: 05-05-2016)
Libya - For the first time in two years, representatives from eight West African embassies in Libya have visited detention centers inside and outside of Tripoli where their nationals are being held.
IOM worked with the Libyan authorities to facilitate the visit by diplomats from Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Guinea Conakry, Ghana, Nigeria, Niger and Gambia to the Al Garabulli detention center, an hour east of Tripoli on May 3rd. The center is currently holding 315 West African nationals.
Yangon May 2016 Australia has contributed an additional USD 7.5 million to help increase the resilience, income, food security and nutrition of low income rural people in Myanmar. Australia will channel the funds through the multi-donor Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), which has been operating in the country since 2009. Australia was a founding donor and this new contribution brings Australia’s total support to LIFT to over USD 20 million.
This report is intended to serve as a platform: first to build common understanding across stakeholder groups on the current conflict sensitivity1 issues shaping Rakhine state, and second to provide a basis for joint action, where possible, to address the issues identified.
A yellow fever outbreak was detected in Angola late in December 2015 and confirmed by the Institut Pasteur Dakar (IP-D) on 20 January 2016. Subsequently, a rapid increase in the number of cases has been observed.
As of 4 May 2016, Angola has reported 2149 suspected cases of yellow fever with 277 deaths.
Among those cases, 661 have been laboratory confirmed. Despite vaccination campaigns in Luanda, there is still circulation of the virus in most districts of Luanda and in five additional provinces.
UNHCR reaches 1,200 vulnerable IDPs in Western Bahr al Ghazal – UNHCR provided sanitary pads, blankets and kitchen sets to some 1,200 vulnerable women in Mboro, as part of an inter-agency response to 5,000 internally displaced people from Wau County.
AT A GLANCE
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1: Provide life-saving food and nutrition assistance to vulnerable communities affected by drought.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2: Secure access to basic services for vulnerable populations.
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3: Ensure continuous linkage to resilience and early recovery agenda.
PEOPLE IN NEED: 2.8m
PEOPLE TARGETED: 1.86m
REQUIREMENTS (US$) 360m
International Law Commission
Geneva, 2 May-10 June and 4 July-12 August 2016
A. Work to date on this topic
- At its sixty-sixth session in July 2014, the International Law Commission placed the topic “Crimes against humanity” on its current programme of work and appointed a Special Rapporteur.1 At its sixty-seventh session in May 2015, the Commission held a general debate concerning the Special Rapporteur’s first report and in July 2015 provisionally adopted four draft articles with commentary.
International Law Commission
On 7 September 2015, the Prime Minister announced a significant extension of the scheme. The UK is now planning to resettle up to 20,000 refugees from the Syrian region over the next five years. The Government is working out the logistics of the extended scheme with local authorities and the voluntary sector. The Government also announced, on 28 January 2016, that it would work with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to lead a new initiative to resettle unaccompanied children from conflict regions.
More than two weeks after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake ravaged Ecuador’s northern coast Caritas aims to help 700 families (3,500 people) in 8 rural communities rebuild their lives with funding from an international emergency appeal.
The earthquake took 659 lives and injured and additional 4,605. The majority of communities in the provinces of Esmeraldas and Manabí are decimated. Buildings, infrastructure and livelihoods have been buried beneath the rubble.
Food security is gradually improving in some urban districts
Market and household stock levels will continue to decline faster than normal through the end of the lean season in July as a result of below-average 2015/16 production. Additionally, Sunday market bans across the country are continuing to limit economic activity.
Although early rice harvests are expected to improve food availability somewhat, most areas of the country will remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2) acute food insecurity through September 2016.
Increased rainfall providing some relief to early season dryness in Guatemala and the Greater Horn
Poorly-distributed rainfall since October 2015 has resulted in large moisture deficits, leading to wilted crops, livestock deaths, and reduced water availability over many areas of Southern Africa. With the season coming to an end, recovery is unlikely.
In conflict-affected and high-risk areas, companies involved in mining and trade in minerals have the potential to generate income, growth and prosperity, sustain livelihoods and foster local development. In such situations, companies may also be at risk of contributing to or being associated with significant adverse impacts, including serious human rights abuses and conflict.
Since the beginning of 2016, an outbreak of meningitis C has been affecting every region of Niger. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed emergency teams and has been supporting the Ministry of Health to contain the epidemic since January. The number of weekly cases is now decreasing but there are insufficient stocks of vaccine available to protect those at risk in the event of another outbreak of the disease.
Gu rains fully established in late April in many parts of the country
Moderate to light rains ranging from 25 to 150 millimeters (mm), with normal spatial and temporal distribution, were received in many parts of the country, including large areas of the Northwest and South, as well as pockets of central Somalia.
Nearly 1 million people are still displaced inside CAR or seeking refuge in neighbouring countries. The number of hungry people has doubled in 1 year, as conflict and insecurity have led to limited access to and availability of food. People need food to survive, and seeds and tools for planting so that they have food at the next harvest. This means that when times are tough and food is scarce, families don’t have to resort to eating the seeds that are meant for planting.