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21 Jul 2017 description
report Protection Cluster
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PROTECTION CONCERNS

  • Security situation: In June 2017, OHCHR recorded 65 conflict-related civilian casualties: 12 killed and 53 injured. In June, mine related incidents accounted for over quarter of civilian casualties.
    On 11-12 June, the village of Olhynka (Volnovasky Rayon, 10 km from the contact line) was affected by fighting, with 13 residential houses damaged. Allegedly, the area was shelled because of military personnel stationed in the village.

21 Jul 2017 description

La Force spéciale du contingent hollandais "Task Gorup Desert Falcon" de la MINUSMA, a organisé le 19 juillet à Kidal, une séance d’évaluation de la première phase de la campagne d’information et de sensibilisation sur les dangers que constituent les Restes Explosifs de Guerre (REG), les munitions et Engin Explosif Improvisé (EEI) sur les populations locales et particulièrement les enfants.

20 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ceasefire violations and ERW contamination near the contact line pose serious risk to civilians

  • Shelling damages key infrastructure, exacerbating emergency health, shelter, and water, sanitation, and hygiene needs

  • USG partners scale up humanitarian protection activities in conflict- affected areas of eastern Ukraine

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

19 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Many more women are being killed and injured in Afghanistan today than a year ago, according to the United Nation’s latest civilian casualty report. They are casualties of an intensifying armed conflict that is also claiming more children as victims every year.

As news outlets focus on increases in US troop numbers and policy shifts in Afghanistan, it’s easy to forget the terrible toll the war has on Afghan civilians.

19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Since April 2017, Gaza has experienced power shortages, and the Gaza Power Plant (GPP) shut down completely after exhausting its fuel reserves causing an energy crisis. This has had a direct impact on the delivery of services, including health, water, sanitation, and education.

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

De conformidad con lo dispuesto en el Acuerdo Final para la Terminación del Conflicto y la Construcción de una Paz Estable y Duradera, firmado el 24 de noviembre de 2016 entre el Gobierno de Colombia y las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia–Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP), el 24 de marzo de 2017 recibí de la Representante Permanente de Colombia ante las Naciones Unidas, Sra. María Emma Mejía Vélez, un original firmado del Acuerdo Final acompañado de una carta del Presidente de la República de Colombia, Sr. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón.

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

In accordance with the Final Agreement for Ending the Conflict and Building a Stable and Lasting Peace, signed on 24 November 2016, between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC-EP), on 24 March 2017, I received a signed original of the Final Agreement from the Permanent Representative of Colombia to the United Nations, María Emma Mejía Vélez, along with a letter from the President of the Republic of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón.

18 Jul 2017 description

DRC

Since 22 June, 60,000 new IDPs from Kasai region are in need of protection, health and food.

Since late June, an estimated 80,000 people have fled from Fizi territory due to violence between Mayi-Mayi armed groups and the FARDC. High needs of shelter, WASH, health and protection have been reported.

On 11 July, a cholera outbreak due to unsafe water usage was declared in Goma, Nord-Kivu, with 450-580 suspected cases and four deaths recorded from 26 June-11 July.

18 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • 2,177 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 7,238 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 73,790 total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017

  • 178,507 total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017

  • 97% of returnees from Pakistan (2,122 individuals) assisted

  • 4.5% of returnees from Iran (329)

Return from Pakistan

18 Jul 2017 description

European Union Assistance to Stockpile Management, Technical Support, and Ammunition Surplus Reduction - EU STAR officially started with the ceremonial signing of a contract between Ambassador Lars-Gunnar Wigemark, Head of the EU Delegation to BiH and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Sezin Sinanoglu, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the presence of BiH Defense Minister Marina Pendeš and EUFOR Commander Major General Anton Waldner.

18 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF released ‘Nowhere to Go’, an advocacy report examining how three years of violence have negatively impacted Iraq’s children. The report calls for greater protection of children and direct investment in their futures.

17 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12913

Security Council
8004th Meeting (AM)

Fresh from victory in retaking the northern city of Mosul from terrorists, Iraq must now address the long-standing grievances, needs and aspirations of its people, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General told the Security Council today, paving the way towards national settlement and reconciliation.