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26 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. Dans sa lettre datée du 25 janvier 2017, le Président du Conseil de sécurité a informé le Secrétaire général que le Conseil avait décidé de dépêcher une mission dans la région du bassin du lac Tchad (Cameroun, Tchad, Niger et Nigéria) du 1er au 7 mars 2017. La mission était codirigée par les Représentants permanents de la France, du Sénégal et du Royaume -Uni. On trouvera dans les annexes I et II la composition de la mission et l’énoncé de son mandat.

II. Cameroun

26 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. In his letter dated 25 January 2017, the President of the Security Council informed the Secretary-General that the Council had decided to send a mission to the Lake Chad Basin region (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) from 1 to 7 March 2017. The mission was led jointly by the Permanent Representatives of France, Senegal and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The composition of the mission and its terms of reference are set out in annexes I and II to the present report.

II. Cameroon

26 May 2017 description

The SMM’s operations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained restricted following the fatal incident of 23 April near Pryshyb; these restrictions continued to limit the Mission’s observations. The SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region – including, however, fewer explosions – compared with the previous reporting period. It recorded more ceasefire violations in Luhansk region.

26 May 2017 description

By Rachael Chen on May 25, 2017

A key component of the United States’ ongoing stabilization efforts in areas of Iraq liberated from the terrorist group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) involves the safe disposal of landmines, unexploded ordnance, and improvised explosive devices (IEDs). As ISIS retreats, they are leaving behind thousands of deadly explosive hazards, particularly around critical infrastructure like power and water utilities. Before Iraqi families can return home and rebuild their communities, these hazards must be thoroughly cleared.

26 May 2017 description

By NAW NOREEN / DVB

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) at a camp in Papun District, Karen State, have staged a demonstration to call for the withdrawal of Burmese military forces from the area, as well as a campaign to clear landmines.

The protesting IDPs, the vast majority of whom were ethnic Karen, marched around E Htu Hta camp to voice their demands, and said that they are unwilling to return to their own villages until these steps are taken.

25 May 2017 description
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Baghdad, 25 May 2017 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the Iraqi Ministry of Interior (MoI) and the European Union (EU) celebrated the completion of the ‘Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Defeat Course’ which took place at the Ministry of Interior Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Training Center in Salman Pak. The course was funded through a generous contribution from the EU.

24 May 2017 description

The SMM’s operations in Donetsk and Luhansk regions remained restricted following the fatal incident of 23 April near Pryshyb; these restrictions continued to limit the Mission’s observations. In Donetsk region the Mission recorded more ceasefire violations and explosions compared with the previous reporting period. In Luhansk region, the SMM recorded a similar number of ceasefire violations. It followed up on civilian casualties treated at the Donetsk Trauma Hospital. The Mission continued monitoring the disengagement areas near Stanytsia Luhanska, Zolote and Petrivske.

24 May 2017 description

“I was on the bus on my way home from school,” José explains. “I felt a sharp pain in my leg and wanted to get up to run away, but couldn’t.” In 2000, 18-year-old José lost his right leg in a mine accident in Colombia

During that time, he lived with his mother on a farm in the Cauca region. “We had a small pig farm and grew coriander which provided enough for us to live on,” José continues. “During the week, I went to school and in the evenings and weekends, I worked.”

23 May 2017 description
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UNICEF Child Alert on Myanmar: Fruits of rapid development and reconciliation efforts yet to reach remote, conflict-affected regions

New report calls for improved humanitarian access to estimated 2.2 million children affected by violence, and end to child rights violations

23 May 2017 description
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Highlights:
- Held 48 immediate assistance distribution events in various parts of the country. A total of 372 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 3,731 beneficiaries (1,935 males, 1,796 females).
- Provided psychosocial counselling to 731 new beneficiaries (411 males, 320 females).
- Provided physical therapy to 305 new beneficiaries (72 female, 233 male).
- Delivered 15 income generation assistance packages tailored to victims’ and families’ needs benefitting 123 victims and families (64 males, 59 females).

23 May 2017 description
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This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners. This document is subject to availability of data at the time of circulation. Also, and as the context rapidly evolves, information in this report is subject to constant change, with figures and locations listed which may no longer be current at the time of issuance/reading. The next report will be issued on or around 29 May 2017.

Highlights

22 May 2017 description

1. BACKGROUND

1.1 Impact of conflict on the civilian population