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28 Jul 2016 description

South Sudan: Government forces continue to commit war crimes despite peace agreement

Amid a fresh outbreak of fighting in South Sudan, a new report by Amnesty International reveals the true horror suffered by civilians at the hands of government forces after the August 2015 peace agreement was signed.

27 Jul 2016 description

Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est une organisation humanitaire, neutre et indépendante. Sa mission exclusivement humanitaire est de protéger la vie et la dignité des victimes de conflits armés et de la violence, et de leur porter assistance. Présent en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) depuis 1978, le CICR maintient une délégation à Kinshasa, des sous- délégations à Bukavu, Goma, Bunia et Lubumbashi.

27 Jul 2016 description

Honduras, 26 de Julio 2016
Fuente: Comisión Permanente de Contingencias

Nota de Prensa No. 040-2016

Con el objetivo de mejorar la preparación y respuesta en caso de emergencia en el sector discapacidad, la Comisión Permanente de Contingencias, Copeco, en conjunto con las federaciones que representan ese sector, diseñaron durante los últimos dos meses, un plan de inclusión, protección y atención a personas con discapacidad.

27 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Fiji

On Saturday February 20, 2016, Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston, an extremely destructive Category 5 cyclone, struck Fiji.

TC Winston was the first Category 5 cyclone to directly impact Fiji and the most intense cyclone on record to affect the country.1 Fiji’s Eastern Division was the first to be struck, with Koro, Ovalau and Taveuni Islands sustaining severe damage.

26 Jul 2016 description

Several Dutch aid organisations have joined their efforts to help drought victims in Somalia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia. Millions of people are in acute need. The organisations, united as the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), offer relief aid as a well as long term aid, to help the people recover.

Somalia

25 Jul 2016 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 979,346 (increased from CHF 833,945) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 27,000 people (5,400 households) for 12 months, with a focus on livelihoods including nutrition and food security, and community preparedness and risk reduction. The revised plan reflects an increased number of beneficiaries, an increase in activities, and a refocused geographic scope (from 20 to 17 provinces).

25 Jul 2016 description
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Summary Report - English version

Executive Summary

The 2016 Kenya Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Survey (CFSVA) aims to give the first 47-county overview of food security and nutrition in Kenya since the process of devolution began in 2013.

The data and analysis for the report is drawn from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS), which was designed to monitor and evaluate population and health situations in Kenya. It marks the first time that food security indicators have been included in any DHS survey.

24 Jul 2016 description

ISAF/NATO Firing Ranges: In addition to the above, survey and clearance are still required on 60 firing ranges belonging to the ISAF/NATO troop contributing nations with an area of 166 sq km. From December 2012 to the end of June 2016, 43 such hazards and a total area of 1,105 sq km were successfully released.

22 Jul 2016 description

The ICRC's work with disabled people in Afghanistan helps them live an active role in society through physical rehabilitation, education, employment, micro-credit loans, vocational training and sport.

21 Jul 2016 description

KINSHASA (21 July 2016) - I am grateful to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for its invitation to visit this country at such an important time. 

21 Jul 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 72.9 per cent
    of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about insecurity
  • 61 per cent
    cross by private cars
  • 43.3 per cent
    are aged 40-65
  • 74.3 per cent
    travel to visit relatives
  • 51.8 per cent
    cross the line of contact every month

Funding

USD 34.8 million
requested for the operation in 2016

21 Jul 2016 description

Three years ago, sixty-one-year-old Hamida lost her left leg and had her right leg fractured in an air strike in Syria. Her daughter-in-law Souheir was seriously injured in the same attack and several of her grandchildren were left completely traumatized. Following this tragedy, Hamida and her relatives fled to Lebanon, where they benefit from psychosocial support sessions run by Handicap International, with support from Light for the World.

21 Jul 2016 description

(Excerpts)

Scope of the Remaining Problem: Due to the fact that only 35 percent of the communities have been surveyed, the exact scope of the contamination remains unclear. The table below indicates the scale and scope of captured mines/ERW contaminated areas in the region.

Casualties: 412 incidents containing 758 causalities have been reported under the ACAP III project. 487 Immediate Assistant Packages (IAP) were distributed to 487 eligible household in Hirat, Badghis, Ghor and Farah provinces.

21 Jul 2016 description

At the beginning of January 2016, there were 4,287 hazards with a total area of 589 sq km recorded in the national mine action database. During this quarter, 46 hazards making 3.2 sq km were released and returned back to communities. However over the past three months, the nationwide MEIFCS survey resulted in the addition of 44 previously unrecorded hazards with an area of 31.2 sq km, bringing the remaining contamination to 4,285 hazards and 617 sq km of contaminated area by the quarter end.

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • So far this year more than 231,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. While the trend of decreased arrivals through the Eastern Mediterranean continued during the month of June, with only 1,500 new arrivals in Greece, some 22,250 people were rescued in Italian waters during the same period of time.

20 Jul 2016 description

Every year, some 287,000 women die from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of these deaths occur in developing countries, where Handicap International is working to improve the health of women, mothers and children.

Due to a lack of information, problems accessing health centers, and unaffordable medical care, every day nearly 1,600 women and 10,000 newborn infants die as a result of preventable complications.

20 Jul 2016 description

By Camille Roch, 20 July 2016

Dialogue sessions with local communities on human rights are finding solutions to end double discrimination faced by women living with physical disabilities in Senegal.

A dozen women sit in front of the National Association for the Physically Handicapped (ANHM) in Thies, Senegal, after a dialogue session on discrimination.