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30 Sep 2016 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

By: William Spindler*

Extraordinary restrictions on movement in eastern Ukraine now in their second year have created increasingly alarming hardships and limited the access of thousands of people including the elderly to healthcare and social payments.

30 Sep 2016 description

La République centrafricaine (RCA) est dans une crise qui se prolonge depuis 2012. Le conflit a eu des impacts différents sur les personnes, en fonction de leur sexe et leur âge. En tant qu’intervenants humanitaires dans le secteur de la coordination des camps, des abris et des biens non alimentaires, nous devons garantir que nos interventions répondent aux besoins, intérêts et capacités de chaque groupe de la population.

Abris

29 Sep 2016 description

By Soraya Dali-Balta, IFRC

For more than five years, Jordan has been home to at least 600,000 Syrian refugees spread across difference governorates, with the majority living with host communities in Amman. After five years of conflict, it has become more difficult for local and international organizations to maintain support for refugees and host communities.

Ammar Al Nasser and his family of five – including his children and elderly mother – rely primarily on the the support of the Jordanian National Red Crescent Society.

29 Sep 2016 description
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The Directorate of General Security (GSO) in Lebanon replaced the pledge not to work by the pledge to abide by Lebanese laws as part of the residency renewal requirements. The USD 200 fee is, nevertheless, still necessary. UNHCR is also advocating for all GSO offices to accept the UNHCR registration certificates instead of proof of a Lebanese sponsor for the residency renewal, because of reports connecting the sponsorship to exploitation of refugees.

29 Sep 2016 description

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  • Between 02-04 August, for the first time history, WFP used two 70 metre cranes to move life-saving food assistance to Syrians stranded at the Jordan-Syria border (the berm). The food was complemented with selected UNICEF hygiene items and bread from IOM. Drones, operated by the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) were also used to monitor the distribution process and ensure that goods were delivered to the right people.

29 Sep 2016 description

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  • WFP scaled-up unrestricted cash distributions in August 2016. Almost 160,000 IDPs in Erbil, Dohuk and Sulaymaniyah received cash through their SCOPECARDS .

  • In August 2016, WFP provided Immediate Response Rations (IRRs) to 118,000 people fleeing conflict hotspots around the governorates of Anbar and Ninewa.

  • WFP distributed food to 30,000 Iraqis in and around the re-taken town of Qayyarah, 60 km south of Mosul. The town was under siege and inaccessible for over two years.

28 Sep 2016 description
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Letter dated 18 August 2016 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

As requested by the Security Council in paragraph 13 of its resolution 2286 (2016), I have the honour to submit my recommendations on measures to enhance the protection of, and prevent acts of violence against, the wounded and sick, medical personnel and humanitarian personnel exclusively engaged in medical duties, and their means of transport and equipment, as well as hospitals and other medical facilities, and to better ensure accountability for such acts.

28 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

As of 15 September 2016

161,581 Total Burundian population of concern

158,863 Total Burundian population post influx

63,878 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

53,497 Total population in Nduta Camp

44,008 Total population in Mtendeli Camp

198 Total population in Lumasi Transit Site

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