July 25th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) is watching closely the critical situation in Jerusalem, as clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces continue for over a week now. A $400,000 programme is underway to support the medical sector of the holy city.
According to media reports, four people have been killed and hundreds injured in the West Bank and Jerusalem. Palestinians are protesting against the blockade on the sanctuary of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Baghdad, 23 July 2017 – Under the Patronage of Her Excellency the Minister of Health & Environment Dr Adeelah Hamoud Hussien, the Public Health Directorate (PHD) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nation Children’s’ Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) launched on 20 July 2017 the National Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health Strategy (RMNCAH) 2018–2020.
Ms. Dastan Abdullah Saeed, teaches General English to first year University students at the Software and Informatics Engineering Department, Salahaddin University in Erbil. She previously worked as an IELTS invigilator at the British Council in Erbil and has a keen interest in working as a volunteer for educational and academic development in Iraq.
July 20, 2017, Cairo - The UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, concluded a visit to Cairo today, where he met with Egyptian, Yemeni and regional figures.
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
Treviso, Italy, July 10-11, 2017-The European Union and the UNESCO organized a high level meeting on “Building a Roadmap for Effective Groundwater Management in Iraq”, in the context of the EU-funded project entitled “Advanced hydrogeological survey of groundwater resources in Iraq phase 2 (ASHRI-2)”. The meeting aimed at setting out a path towards developing the future national capacity strategy of the water sector in Iraq.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Driven by food insecurity and a cholera outbreak caused directly by the conflict, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by two million and now stands at 20.7. Some 9.8 million people are in acute need of assistance to save or sustain their lives while 10.8 million people need assistance to prevent them from slipping into acute need.
Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
AMMAN, 22 July 2017 – “The worst of the violence in Mosul may be over but for too many children in Mosul and in the region, extreme suffering continues.
21 July 2017
Erbil – The first Social Innovation Hackathon in Erbil, Iraq, will take place on 21–22 July organized by Re:Coded, a humanitarian innovation non-profit organization. The event will be supported by IOM, the UN Migration Agency.
Baghdad, Iraq, 21 July 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in collaboration with UN Women and the Government of Iraq National Reconciliation Committee, Office of the Prime Minister’s Women and Gender Affairs Department, jointly organised a consultative meeting with senior women leaders, former ministers, former members of parliament and former advisors to discuss the participation of women in Iraq’s National Reconciliation process.
Baghdad, July 2017, the Council of Ministers of Iraq has approved the new legislation to address sustainable solutions to challenges of informal settlements in Iraq and contribute in resolving the protracted suffering of internally displaced people who were accommodated in the informal areas for long time. UN-Habitat through financial support from the US Bureau of People, Refugees and Migrants produced the draft law following long and intensive legal and technical urban research and negotiations among the concerned institutions.
• Federal Minister of Health and senior UN delegation visits Kalma IDP camp to see AWD response.
• Heavy rains and flash floods affect over 10,000 people in North and South Darfur.
• In 2017, an estimated 15,000 people have returned to their home areas in the Rokoro area, North Jebel Marra locality.
• Humanitarian needs in the Rokoro area include food, emergency household supplies, water, health and education assistance.
Letter dated 11 July 2017 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council
I have the honour to convey herewith a report of the Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the status of the implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside the territory of Libya (see annex). The report, dated 23 June 2017, covers the period from 23 May to 22 June 2017.
By: William Spindler
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply shocked and saddened at reports of the deaths and injuries of a number of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack on the embattled Mawza district in Yemen’s Taizz governorate.
Revised and updated version! Children associated with armed forces or groups often see, suffer and perpetrate atrocities. Both the brochure and the ICRC's work with children affected by conflict and violence emphasize children's vulnerability and resilience.
The brochure discusses how to stop children getting involved with armed forces or groups, how to protect and help them and how to help them rebuild their lives when they return to their families and communities.
It also highlights some of the relevant provisions of international law and principles.
One in every 10 children has a disability. Armed conflict and disasters further increase disabilities among children. Within any crisis-affected community, children and adults with disabilities are among the most marginalized, yet they often are excluded from humanitarian assistance.