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30 Jun 2016 description

Le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) est une organisation humanitaire neutre et indépendante ayant pour mission exclusivement humanitaire de protéger la vie et la dignité des victimes de conflits armés ou d’autres situations de violence, et de leur porter assistance.
Il s’efforce également de prévenir la souffrance par la promotion et le renforcement du droit et des principes humanitaires universels.

29 Jun 2016 description

Change to food assistance: Since early 2016, distinct changes in type and level of WFP’s relief assistance have ushered in Kachin IDP camps. Firstly, cash-based transfer was introduced in order to enable IDPs to diversify their food choices. In this regard, 27,600 IDPs have transitioned to cash based transfers. Based on a recent market assessment, WFP intends to employ combined cash and food (rice only) transfer modality for the remaining 8,000 IDPs currently receiving regular food baskets.

29 Jun 2016 description

Martes 28 de junio del 2016. Con el propósito de poner en práctica una estrategia de información gráfica para la población con alguna discapacidad, el Consejo Nacional de Personas con discapacidad (CONAPDIS), la Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE) y el Fondo para la Infancia de las Naciones Unidas (UNICEF) iniciaron hoy una taller durante tres días para analizar normas para la inclusión, protección y atención de las personas con discapacidad, durante escenarios de emergencias y desastres.

29 Jun 2016 description

GENEVE (29 juin 2016) - Ce matin, le Conseil des droits de l'homme s'est penché, ce matin, sur les situations des droits de l'homme en Ukraine et au Burundi.

29 Jun 2016 description

Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Address the Council

GENEVA (29 June 2016) - The Human Rights Council this morning heard an oral update by the Assistant Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in Ukraine, followed by an interactive dialogue, and the presentation of a report by the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Burundi, followed by an interactive dialogue.

29 Jun 2016 description

Sightless couple hounded relentlessly by street gangs are spirited out of their home on stretchers covered by a shroud in a bid to safeguard their escape.

By: Francesca Fontanini

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (UNHCR) – When gun-toting gang thugs pumped round after round into their home in El Salvador, blind couple Rosario and Victor* grabbed their daughter and threw themselves onto the floor to dodge the bullets.

29 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • During May 2016, WFP alongside its cooperating partners Mercy Corp and People in Need (PIN), provided food assistance to 51,622 people. Of this, 29,025 female and 22,597 male, of which 3,820 were children reached through emergency operation (EMOP) 200765.

  • The six month net-funding requirements for WFP Ukraine EMOP is USD 29.4 million (July - December 2016). If no additional funding is confirmed by August 2016, WFP may be forced to reduce the number of monthly entitlements received per person.

28 Jun 2016 description
report Finn Church Aid

The Adjumani district lies in the north of Uganda, a stone’s throw away from the troubles of South Sudan. It is here where you will find the largest population of South Sudanese refugees, fleeing murder, rape and unconscionable cruelty where even the disabled have been reported to have been burnt alive. However, crossing the border into the relative safety of northern Uganda does not spell the end of the journey for many of these families – especially those that are also caring for disabled children.

28 Jun 2016 description

The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) is a charity, independent and non-profitable organization and was formed in 2005 in the Kurdistan Region capital city Erbil. BCF dedicates its works and project on humanitarian efforts and helping poor people as well as refugees. The Barzani Charity Foundation gives great importance to education children and providing medical needs and equipment to disabled people across Kurdistan Region.

27 Jun 2016 description

Standing at the front of the class, Moussifa patiently recites the words written in chalk on the blackboard, words familiar to every child who is learning to read: “This morning, Aliou went to school. In his bag there is a pen, a notebook, a pencil, a slate, a pencil, and a book. His mother is happy.”

27 Jun 2016 description

Like nearly one in ten people in Iraq, Hamed had to flee his home because of fighting in his town.

“Imagine it is summer and you’re just sitting in your garden,” says Hamed. "You’re enjoying the cool night air, surrounded by your family and neighbors. Seconds later, your life has changed forever, but you don’t understand how. That’s what happened to us nearly two years ago." Sitting on a bed given to him byHandicap International, he tells his story to Hareth, his Handicap International physical therapist, and Zahra, a social worker.

26 Jun 2016 description
report UN News Service

26 June 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has today expressed support for and solidarity with the victims of torture and their families throughout the world, and underscored that torture must never be used under any circumstances, including during conflict or when national security is under threat.

26 Jun 2016 description

The Victims of Violence (VoV) project in Athens has been running since October 2014. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works alongside the Greek Council for Refugees and the BABEL Day Centre to provide medical and psychological care, as well as legal advice and social assistance to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who are survivors of torture or extreme violence. Nearly 60,000 refugees are currently “trapped” in Greece and among them are those who have been persecuted and tortured for their political or religious beliefs, their race, their gender or their sexual identity.

23 Jun 2016 description

I. CONTEXT

Since the conflict in Ukraine began in mid-April 2014, more than 9,000 people have been killed and at least 20,000 have been wounded, including civilians, in the area of conflict . As of 1 March 2016, 1.7 million IDPs had registered across the country according to the data provided by the Ministry of Social Policy.

22 Jun 2016 description
report CBM

10 million requiring food assistance

Much of Ethiopia is experiencing severe drought conditions, excacerbated by El Niño which greatly affected the 2015 spring and summer rains¹. This has led to a food crisis, with delayed planting, poor germination and crop stunting along with poor pasture regeneration and poor livestock productivity.

Although parts of the country have received rains - and even localised flooding - in 2016, more than 10 million people require food assistance, with more than 450,000 described as severely malnourished².

22 Jun 2016 description

We, the Governments of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, with the support of technical and financial partners gathered in Abuja, Nigeria, on 6 to 8 June 2016 within the framework of the Regional Protection Dialogue on the Lake Chad Basin, hosted by the Federal Government of Nigeria, with the technical facilitation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to discuss the most urgent protection risks in the Lake Chad Basin resulting from the conflict-induced crisis;