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28 May 2017 description

Bangui, 28 May 2017 – The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic, Najat Rochdi, expresses great concern at the resurgence of violence, atrocities and the violation of human rights with religious and ethnic connotations, committed in the past days. Six women and several children were brutally murdered by armed men based on their religious affiliation over the past week. Najat Rochdi strongly condemns all these assassinations and extreme violence targeting particular communities.

28 May 2017 description

Bangui, le 28 mai 2017 – Le Coordonnateur humanitaire en République centrafricaine, Najat Rochdi, exprime sa grande inquiétude face à la résurgence des violences, des atrocités et de la violation des droits humains commis les derniers jours et à connotation religieuse et ethnique. Six femmes et plusieurs enfants ont été sauvagement assassinés par des hommes armés en raison de leur appartenance religieuse au courant de la semaine dernière. Najat Rochdi condamne fermement tous ces assassinats et ces violences graves ciblant spécifiquement les membres des communautés particulières.

26 May 2017 description
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I am deeply concerned for the safety of civilians behind ISIL lines in western Mosul.

Although the UN is not present in the areas where fighting is occurring, we have received very disturbing reports of families being shut inside booby-trapped homes and of children being deliberately targeted by snipers. Families in the city still lack access to clean water and medicine and many have only limited access to food.

25 May 2017 description

Bangui, 25 th May 2017 – Violence has struck again the city of Bria, in the Central African Republic. From 15 to 18 May, due to clashes of unprecedented violence between rival armed groups, the city was emptied of its population. Out of the 47,500 inhabitants in Bria, 41,409 people have been forcibly displaced. Within few days, at the quest of security, the population flooded in an uninterrupted stream towards seven main spontaneous IDP sites. Among them, the site created in the vicinity of the MINUSCA base is the largest and to date shelters a total of 23,969 people.

25 May 2017 description

Bangui, le 25 mai 2017 – La violence a encore frappé la ville de Bria, au Centre de la République centrafricaine. Entre le 15 et le 18 mai, à cause d’affrontements d’une violence inouïe entre groupes armés rivaux, la ville s’est vidée de sa population. Sur les 47 500 habitants que compte Bria, 41 409 ont subi un déplacement forcé. En l’espace de quelques jours, en quête de sécurité, la population a afflué dans un flot ininterrompu vers sept sites. Parmi eux, le site spontané créé aux environs de la Force internationale est le plus étendu et abrite à ce jour 23 969 personnes.

24 May 2017 description

Bangui, le 24 mai 2017 – L’attaque que des individus armés ont mené contre Bangassou le 13 mai 2017 a fait plus de 4 400 déplacés, 72 morts et 76 blessés. Les affrontements intercommunautaires qui s’en sont suivis ont déchiré le tissu social et instauré une grande méfiance entre les communautés. Aujourd’hui, Bangassou qui représentait un modèle de cohésion sociale et une réussite pour le vivre ensemble commence à peine à se remettre de ce choc.

24 May 2017 description
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Sana’a, 24 May 2017

Cholera continues to spread at an unprecedented rate throughout Yemen affecting men, women, and children who have for more than two years withstood the consequences of a conflict that is collapsing institutions and social safety nets. With urgency I appeal to United Nations Members States for financial and political support to help avert what is sure to be an additional and devastating blow to Yemen.

24 May 2017 description
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734,942 People displaced, cumulatively, from Mosul city as of 22 May

582,369 people currently displaced from western Mosul as of 22 May

8,733 Fully-serviced family plots immediately available to shelter displaced people at 19 sites as of 22 May

4,500 m³ water trucked and distributed daily by humanitarian partners to Mosul city

some 12,500 people transferred from frontline areas to hospitals for trauma injuries treatment as of 20 May

23 May 2017 description

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator Maria Riberio expresses alarm at the toll the continued fighting in southern Libya is having on ordinary people, including reduced access to humanitarian assistance and health services.

23 May 2017 description

(Maiduguri, 23 May 2017): The new United Nations fund set up this year to tackle the looming famine in Nigeria and a deepening humanitarian crisis has reached US$24 million.

The Nigeria Humanitarian Fund (NHF) – that is projected to receive $80 million by year-end and is one of 18 country-based pooled funds – allows donors to pool their contributions for a stronger and timelier response to the needs of those most affected by the ongoing crisis, including millions who face a high risk of food insecurity and disease outbreaks.

23 May 2017 description

Déclaration de l’épidémie de choléra dans le Territoire de Bukama, Province du Haut-Lomami.

22 May 2017 description

Humanitarian needs & response

2.6 million people severely food insecure

343,559 children acutely malnourished

3 million people need drinking water

2.9 million people need health assistance

1.2 million children need education assistance

2.6 million livelihoods affected

520,000 people need support for early recovery

$165.7 million required

19 May 2017 description

(N'djamena, 19 May 2017): The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O'Brien, has approved the allocation of US $ 3.5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for rapid response in the Lake Chad region. These funds will help provide vital humanitarian assistance to meet the needs of 40,000 people, largely former internally displaced people returning to their villages of origin, in island areas and villages south of Bol canton.

19 May 2017 description

Gaza has been experiencing a severe electricity crisis since mid-April, when the Gaza Power Plant went silent due to a dispute between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas in Gaza over tax rates for the fuel needed at the plant.

Since mid-April, electricity levels have fluctuated between about 100 and 150 Megawatts. In practical terms, this means that most households and services in Gaza receive electricity from the grid for at most, four hours at a time, followed by a 12 hour power-cut.

19 May 2017 description

(N'djamena, le 19 mai 2017): Le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence, M. Stephen O’Brien, a approuvé l’attribution de 3,5 millions de dollars américains issus du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) pour une réponse rapide dans la région du Lac Tchad.

18 May 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 18 May 2017): Since military operations began in Mosul city seven months ago, nearly 700,000 people have been displaced from their homes, including 500,000 people who have been forced to flee from the western neighbourhoods of Mosul city alone. As fighting has intensified in western Mosul, the number of people fleeing the west of the city has increased sharply.

17 May 2017 description

This is the first consolidated presentation of the reported results of CERF funding, covering a full year of CERF allocations. As such, it serves as a pilot and will inform future CERF results reporting. This report was compiled on the basis of information provided by Resident Coordinators/Humanitarian Coordinators (RC/ HCs) and Humanitarian Country Teams (HCTs) in 66 consolidated reports covering the results of more than 450 CERF-funded projects.

17 May 2017 description

Bangui, le 17 mai 2017 – L’assaut de la ville de Bangassou 2017 au Sud-Est de la République centrafricaine le 13 mai a fait, à ce jour, plus de 3 000 personnes déplacées qui ont besoin d’une assistance humanitaire d’urgence. La communauté humanitaire a rapidement mis en place une réponse et a été en mesure aujourd’hui de transporter les intrants destinés à répondre aux besoins les plus critiques et urgents. Les personnes déplacées qui sont dans des conditions psychologiques déplorables ont été privées de nourriture et d’eau potable depuis l’attaque.

17 May 2017 description

Bangui, 17 May 2017 – Bangui, 17 May 2017 – On 13 May, the assault on Bangassou, South-East of the Central African Republic has resulted in more than 3,000 displaced people in need of emergency humanitarian assistance. The humanitarian community quickly responded and has been able to ship supplies to meet the most critical and urgent needs. Displaced persons who are in deplorable psychological conditions have been deprived of food and potable water since the attack.