Bridgetown, Barbados July 24th, 2017 (CDEMA) – The importance of partnerships in building a more resilient region against the impact of disasters was the highlight at the official launch ceremony of the 10th Caribbean Conference on Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM10). The launch was held on June 30th 2017 at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas.
La période a été marquée par d’importants mouvements de populations dans la région entre octobre 2016 et mars 2017. Ces mouvements sont consécutifs aux conflits intercommunautaires, affrontements entre groupes armés d’une part et les forces armées nigériennes contre les groupes terroristes au niveau de la frontière Mali-Niger d’autre part. On peut estimer le nombre total des déplacés selon les différentes évaluations humanitaires à 3 545 dont 2 065 ménages réfugiés nigériens, 765 ménages déplacés internes et 177 ménages retournés volontaires.
La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure préoccupante. La soirée du 21 juillet a été marquée par une attaque kamikaze à Dabanga dans le département du Logone et Chari faisant deux morts (le kamikaze et un membre du comité de vigilance) et quatre blessés. La situation sécuritaire semble plutôt apaisée dans le département du Mayo-Sava. Les autorités appellent à toujours plus de vigilance.
Mission du Haut-Commissaire Assistant du HCR au Cameroun
In South Sudan’s Lol State, Nidier Atak sought to flee from the violence that swept through her village of Wanalel, where people already suffered from serial crop failures due to a persistent drought. Her husband had left the parched village in 2016 to look for work, but he didn’t return. “He used to be a farmer, but for several years there has been no rain when we needed it. So he went looking elsewhere for work, but we haven’t heard from him. He finds it painful to return home empty-handed,” she said.
The SMM recorded a similar number of ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer ceasefire violations in Luhansk region compared with the previous reporting period. The SMM continued monitoring the disengagement areas; its access remained restricted there and elsewhere, including again in Novoazovsk and Siedove, both areas close to the border with the Russian Federation, as well as in Horlivka and Olenivka.* The SMM followed up on reports of a civilian casualty in Oleksandrivka.
SoSh (Somali shilling)-using areas: Consumer Price Index (CPI) mildly (+/- 1-5%) changed in June 2017 month-on-month. The CPI increased significantly (+/- 7-22%) due to increases in cereal (red sorghum) prices.
SISh (Somaliland shilling)-using areas: The CPI miledly increased (2%) month on month in June 2017 butsignificantly increased (19%) compared to last year primarily due to increase in cereal prices this year.
Technological advances have meant that civilians are now enabled to play a greater role than ever before in monitoring and documenting violations during armed conflict or in other insecure environments. As UN rapporteurs and other official international monitors are effectively denied access to a wide range of insecure territories around the world, civilian monitors have become a complementary, and in some cases the principal, source of information on what is happening on the ground to civilian populations.
In keeping with its commitment to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through the media, UNESCO will hold a comprehensive training session for broadcasting members of the Arab States Broadcasting Union, as well as private media, in Amman, Jordan from 30 July to 1 August 2017.
In response to the unmet health needs of Afar region, Amref Health Africa in Ethiopia through Access, Service and Knowledge for Women Cancer Project (ASK4WCP) donated 700,000 Birr worth of Doppler Ultrasound, a medical equipment used to screen breast and other internal organs, to Dubti Hospital on 6 July 2017.
Due to serious protection concerns expressed by the humanitarian community, the Bartella site, east of Mosul, opened by the Government on 9 July to hold families perceived to have relatives affiliated with extremist groups, was closed on 17 July. UNHCR has also provided office containers and equipment in four locations (civil directorate and court offices in Hammam Alil and Mosul) to support the effort of authorities in providing IDPs and returnees with civil identity documents.
Statement by Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross
I am leaving Yemen profoundly concerned for the plight of its people. The cholera outbreak remains alarming. With the rainy season approaching, we expect more than 600,000 cases by the end of the year. This is unprecedented.
Communities in Rakhine state set aside personal differences and come together to make a living.
By: Warda Aljawahiry in Maungdaw
As two vendors bag balls of homemade sticky rice for customers queuing to buy breakfast, a butcher tries to persuade one customer that the chickens he is eyeing are the best in the meat section. All the while, an elderly woman selling vegetables cannot stop giggling with the vendor next door.
From 27 April to 26 July 2017, 408,583 suspected cholera cases and 1,885 deaths (CFR: 0.4%) have been reported in 91.3% (21/23) of Yemen governorates, and 88.9% (296/333) of the districts.
Geographical distribution of cases
The five most affected governorates were Al Hudaydah , Amanat Al Asima, Hajjah, Amran and Dhamar with 53% (216,874/408,583) of the cases reported since 27 April 2017.
Al Mahwit, Al Dhaele’e, and Amran governorates had the highest attack rates (31.3‰, 30.4‰ and 27.2‰ respectively)
This includes the launch of the flagship 'Emergency Support To Integration & Accommodation' (ESTIA) programme to help refugees and their families rent urban accommodation and provide them with cash assistance. This marks a change from previous humanitarian projects which mainly provided support for accommodation in camps and the provision of direct supplies.
By Steve Scherer
ROME, July 26 (Reuters) - Libya's Tripoli-based government has invited Italian war ships into its territorial waters to support the fight against human trafficking, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday.
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