FOROBARANGA, WEST DARFUR - Thousands of people from Forobaranga, West Darfur, gathered to mark a milestone in the safety of their community this week. In an event on 24 April, UNAMID and the National Mine Action Centre joined with locals in Forobaranga town to celebrate the clearance of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) and unexploded ordnance (UXO) from all registered contaminated areas in the locality. Participants also welcomed a pilot survey aimed at ensuring the area is kept free of residual ERW and UXO.
ERBIL, Iraq, 27 April 2017 – A new water treatment plant on the banks of the Tigris River will provide clean drinking water for more than 50,000 Iraqis at the Qayyarah Airstrip Emergency Site, the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) said on Thursday.
The plant, currently under construction, is supported by UNICEF and EU humanitarian aid and will provide both emergency and long-term solutions for the current water crisis stemming from military operations in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which has so far resulted in the displacement of more than a half million people.
Traditional leaders are taking action to get more children vaccinated and to rid northern Nigeria of polio, once-and-for-all.
By Denis McClean
GENEVA, 27 April 2017 - Australia estimates that its annual economic losses from disasters will triple to US$17.7 billion by 2050 as it embarks on a new initiative to integrate climate change action and disaster resilience.
Khartoum, 27 April 2017. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, today welcomed the decision by the Government of Sudan to open a third humanitarian corridor, the second in as many months, for aid to be delivered from Sudan to famine-struck South Sudan.
La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure précaire. Le 19 avril, une attaque kamikaze a fait morts à Kolofata, parmi lesquels le kamikaze, un gendarme et deux civils. Les autorités de défense appellent à respecter les mesures de sécurité édictées et à rester vigilant.
L’agriculture et le développement durable sont essentiels afin de lutter contre les défis posés par la migration
26 avril 2017, Rome - La FAO et l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations ont été chargées de co-présider le Groupe mondial des Nations Unies sur la migration (GMG) en 2018.
Cette décision fait suite à la réunion des directeurs du GMG (22 entités onusiennes) qui s'est tenue à Genève mardi dernier.
The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) deployed Internet connectivity and security telecommunications services at the first humanitarian hub in Gwoza.
The first Local ETS Working Group in Maiduguri took place on 7 April and participants from five agencies attended.
The ETS carried out a mission in Damaturu between 15-17 March where over 35 humanitarians were trained on radio communications procedures.
An estimated 25,000 people have been displaced from Kodok, Tonga and surrounding villages.
Displaced people are in urgent need of clean water and other life-saving assistance.
Protection of civilians is a paramount concern.
32 aid workers had to relocate from Kodok and Aburoc due to insecurity.
Upper Nile: Situation on the West Bank
On 19 April, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hosted a ceremony at the Siblin Training Centre to open a gymnasium that was rehabilitated through funds from the European Union (EU).
The ceremony was attended by the Head of the Cooperation Section at the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, Dr. Alexis Loeber, and the UNRWA Deputy Director of Programmes in Lebanon, Gwyn Lewis, in addition to senior UNRWA staff and Siblin Training Centre students.
27 April 2017, Addis Ababa – At a ceremony organized today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, handed-over 2 ambulances to the Gambella Regional Health Bureau. The ambulances were purchased with the generous funding of the Embassy of Sweden as part of the project entitled “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Response to the South Sudan Refugees and Surrounding Host Communities in Gambella Region,” implemented through UNFPA support from January 2015 to June 2016.
Mosul, Iraq, 27 April 2017 - Hamam Al Alil Field Hospital, the second in a chain of trauma field hospitals, opened its doors to treat casualties from West Mosul as part of a joint initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the Federal Ministry of Health, Ninewa Department of Health, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
INTERVIEW D’EXPERT – La situation sécuritaire et humanitaire dans les Provinces des Kasaï est grave, avec un impact alarmant sur des milliers d’enfants. Quatre questions à Aude Rigot, Chef des urgences de l’UNICEF en RDC pour faire le point sur la crise au Kasaï, la situation des enfants et la réponse de l’UNICEF dans cette urgence.
Quels sont les conséquences de la crise au Kasaï pour les enfants ?