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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

HIGHLIGHTS

28 Sep 2016 description

After more than 50 years of conflict, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) signed a historic peace agreement. Between 1990 and 2013, landmines, improvised explosive devices, and other unexploded ordnance (UXO) killed or maimed more than 11,000 people–children making up 26%–and left 31 of Colombia’s 32 regions contaminated by UXO.

26 Sep 2016 description

Aleppo, Syria | AFP | Monday 9/26/2016 - 10:21 GMT |

by Karam al-Masri with Layal Abou Rahal in Beirut

Residents of Syria's battered city of Aleppo faced worsening food and medical shortages Monday as Syrian and Russian warplanes again pounded rebel-held areas in defiance of international concern.

A fresh wave of intensive air strikes hit the city's opposition-controlled east from dawn on Monday, an AFP correspondent in the city said, on the morning after Moscow and Damascus were repeatedly accused of war crimes at the UN Security Council.

25 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Proyecto de resolución remitido a la reunión plenaria de alto nivel de la Asamblea General sobre la respuesta a los grandes desplazamientos de refugiados y migrantes en su septuagésimo período de sesiones

La Asamblea General,

Aprueba el siguiente documento final de la reunión plenaria de alto nivel sobre la respuesta a los grandes desplazamientos de refugiados y migrantes:

Declaración de Nueva York para los Refugiados y los Migrantes

25 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Projet de résolution renvoyé à la réunion plénière de haut niveau sur la gestion des déplacements massifs de réfugiés et de migrants par l’Assemblée générale à sa soixante-dixième session

L’Assemblée générale,

Adopte le document final de la réunion plénière de haut niveau sur la gestion des déplacements massifs de réfugiés et de migrants :

Déclaration de New York pour les réfugiés et les migrants

22 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/106, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report on the outcome of the World Humanitarian Summit as soon as possible after its convocation in Istanbul, Turkey, on 23 and 24 May 2016. The report provides an analysis of the priority themes that emerged from the Summit and concludes with recommendations for advancing the initiatives launched and commitments made at the Summit and, more broadly, in the Agenda for Humanity

22 Sep 2016 description

SEEKING TO SAVE LIVES, PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AND ENSURE THE PROTECTION OF REFUGEES

22 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Syria: In August, IOM reached 64,504 beneficiaries in Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Al-Hasakeh, and Al Quneitra governorates with 20,020 NFIs, out of which 62% were distributed in hard-to-reach areas (of which 51% were in crossline areas).

  • Lebanon: On 24 August, 460 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host community members in South Lebanon received non-food item kits from IOM. Since January, a total of 3,765 individuals have benefited from IOM’s NFI distributions.

22 Sep 2016 description
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • In July 2016, the number of civilian casualties in the conflict zone of eastern Ukraine recorded by OHCHR was the highest since August 2015, with 73 cases recorded. The major cause of civilian casualties - 38 cases - was shelling from heavy artillery systems, which are prohibited by the Minsk Agreements. In addition, 26 civilian casualties were caused by mines, ERWs, booby traps and IEDs.

21 Sep 2016 description
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GENEVA (21 September 2016) – The new United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Tomás Ojea Quintana, today called for increased support for the victims of Typhoon Lionrock which devastated the North-Eastern part of the country.

According to official figures, 138 people were killed and 400 people remain missing. The UN estimates that 140,000, including pregnant women, persons with disabilities, older persons and children, require assistance.