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10 Dec 2016 description

Baghdad, 10 December 2016 - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights today marked International Human Rights Day in Baghdad, with calls for standing up for human rights and upholding these rights and protecting them through actions and policies that promote peace and inclusion.

09 Dec 2016 description



09 Dec 2016 description

Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016

New arrivals from Mali in 2016

Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 December 2016)

12, 586
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 December 2016)

of potable water available per person per day

USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation

09 Dec 2016 description

Human Rights Day – Saturday 10 December 2016

GENEVA (9 December 2014) – Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the largest body of independent experts of the United Nations Human Rights system* urges all Governments around the world to stand up for human rights.

“The greatest achievement of the international community since the end of World War II has been the construction of an international human rights system based upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted 68 years ago.

08 Dec 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

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On 24 June 2016, as a result of heavy hailstorm and rains, an unprecedented landslide seriously damaged Karchaghbyur village of Gegharqunik region and Artik city of Shirak region with homes, public buildings, streets and bridges as well as agricultural lands were seriously affected.

08 Dec 2016 description
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Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine 16 August to 15 November 2016 - English version
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Civilians in Ukraine continue to suffer – UN report

KYIV/GENEVA (8 December 2016) – Failure by the parties to the conflict in eastern Ukraine to implement the Minsk Agreements has continued to result in a host of human rights violations for civilians, particularly those living close to the ‘contact line’ between Government-controlled and armed group-controlled territory in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to a UN report released on Thursday.

08 Dec 2016 description

Damascus/Geneva: Nearly 150 civilians, most of whom were disabled or in urgent need of care, were evacuated late night from a hospital in the Old City of Aleppo, in a joint operation by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Dar Al-Safaa, originally an elderly home whose role expanded because of the crisis, had been accommodating patients with mental health needs or physical disabilities. Three dozen other civilians, a number of them injured, had also sought refuge there.

07 Dec 2016 description

Charles Antoine Bambara: Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles et Messieurs, Membres de la presse, Auditeurs de Radio Okapi, Bonjour et bienvenue à ce rendez-vous hebdomadaire des Nations Unies.

Activités des Composantes de la MONUSCO
Activités de l’Equipe-pays
Situation militaire

Déclaration attribuable au porte-parole du Secrétaire général sur la République démocratique du Congo

07 Dec 2016 description

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Aceh province on Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016. The earthquake flattened more than 200 houses and buildings, including shops and mosques, in the worst-affected districts of Bireuen and Pidie Jaya. At least 97 people have been killed and more than 200 injured. Aceh province has declared a state of emergency.

Present in Indonesia since 2005, Handicap International has sent an emergency specialist and a physical therapist to the affected areas to assess the needs of the casualties, and to plan for a possible emergency response.

07 Dec 2016 description

“It was late afternoon when my 12-year-old daughter Rana and her cousin went to the Sayyida Zeinab’s vegetable market at the entrance of Qabr Essit camp where we live,” explains Mahdiyeh Abdulhamid Abdallah, a mother of six.

Sitting on the floor of her living room, with two of her children, Mahdiyeh says, “I had asked Rana to buy some vegetables for dinner.”

On 21 February 2016, the double car-bombs that exploded in the market, killing over 120 Syrians and Palestinians and injuring dozens of others, would change Rana’s life forever.

07 Dec 2016 description

In 2012, Kholoud was walking from her home in Syria to a small patch of land to pick vegetables when she was shot by a sniper. “Suddenly, a bullet hit my neck,” she said. “I fell down and lost sensation. I couldn’t move anymore.”

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07 Dec 2016 description


  • 82,068 People displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since the military offensive began on 17 October1

  • 11,705 UNHCR kits of core relief items distributed to families (assisting some 70,000 people) displaced from Mosul and Mosul corridor

  • 9,097 Family plots (for some 54,000 people) in UNHCR built camps are ready to receive IDPs displaced from Mosul corridor, of which 4,868 (53%) are currently occupied

  • 3.1 million Internally Displaced Iraqis since January 20142

07 Dec 2016 description

Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015, resulting in a death toll of over 8,790 and more than 22,300 injuries. Out of 75 districts, 31 were affected, 14 of which suffered heavy impacts.

UNDP has been extending its support to the Government of Nepal to coordinate, plan and manage the recovery and reconstruction processes. In addition to the immediate emergency assistance provided within the first six months, UNDP is further assisting the Government through a comprehensive recovery programme spanning four years.

06 Dec 2016 description
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La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord a été marquée, dans la nuit du 1er au 02 Décembre, par une attaque des combattants de Boko Haram repoussée par la Force Mixte Multinationale(FMM) dans le village Ardori dans le Département du Mayo Sava. Les forces de défense camerounaises et la Force Mixte Multinationale(FMM) continuent de mener des opérations coordonnées et un grand déploiement des forces de l’ordre est observé en vue de sécuriser la région en cette période de fêtes de fin d’année.

06 Dec 2016 description


655,314 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, accounting for 7 per cent of the national population

60,647 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, over a third of whom are children.

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6 Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

06 Dec 2016 description


The whole population of Syria and Iraq is feeling the toll of the armed conflicts in their countries. This report complements the existing information base by improving understanding of the protection needs of religious and ethnic minority groups from Syria and Iraq, including those remaining in these countries and those who have fled to neighbouring countries.