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24 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12840

Security Council
7940th Meeting (AM)

The national dialogue just launched in South Sudan by President Salva Kiir would only be credible if opposition groups genuinely participated, the senior United Nations official in that country said today, as he briefed the Security Council on the significant military, humanitarian and political challenges facing that nation.

24 May 2017 description

Central African Republic

Populations in the Central African Republic remain at risk of mass atrocity crimes committed by ex-Séléka rebel factions, "anti-balaka" militias and other armed groups.

BACKGROUND:

Despite a period of relative stability following the peaceful election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra in February 2016, populations in the Central African Republic (CAR) remain at risk of mass atrocity crimes.

24 May 2017 description

Crisis overview

6.9 million people are living in areas with inadequate health services in the northeast, including more than 68% of the 1.8 million IDPs living in host communities across Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states. The lack of qualified staff and essential medicines, and the destruction of medical facilities all continue to hamper the implementation of interventions.

24 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • The quantity and quality of food consumed by people in Mosul has deteriorated, according to WFP’s latest mobile assessment. This is due to conflict in western Mosul and lack of purchasing power in eastern Mosul.

  • Security and safe access to beneficiaries remains a key concern following attacks on WFP distributions in western Mosul at the end of April. WFP continues to monitor the security situation.

24 May 2017 description

The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities among armed groups factions in Bria, Haute-Kotto, in eastern Central African Republic.

24 May 2017 description

La République centrafricaine fait face à une détérioration persistante de la situation humanitaire depuis septembre 2016. Cette aggravation se matérialise par une multiplication de foyers de tension, de nouvelles vagues de déplacements et une augmentation vertigineuse des besoins humanitaires.
Elle se caractérise aussi par une réduction drastique de l’espace humanitaire. La présence des groupes armés et la violence qu’ils exercent sur les civils ainsi que les pics de violence que leurs affrontements entrainent ont un impact délétère sur l’accès humanitaire.

23 May 2017 description

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator Maria Riberio expresses alarm at the toll the continued fighting in southern Libya is having on ordinary people, including reduced access to humanitarian assistance and health services.

23 May 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

388,481*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 30 April

1,827,087*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 30 April 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

268,286
Refugees in South Sudan (30 April)

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,895 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

23 May 2017 description
report Cordaid

Now that military operations move closer to the Old City in Western Mosul, Cordaid has stepped up its aid efforts. 2 km away from the frontline, we managed to distribute aid kits to 2250 displaced people who narrowly escaped heavy fighting. Our colleague Diyar Khosnaw was on the ground. “I hardly ever cry. This time I did. One woman had not eaten for six days.”

23 May 2017 description
report Direct Relief

Direct Relief has shipped the first of three batches of nerve agent antidotes and protective gear to Syria to help shield Syrian doctors and healthcare workers from chemical weapons attacks.

23 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On 4 April, 87 people, including children, were killed and 541 people were injured in a chemical incident in Khan Sheikhoun, Idleb.

• On 15 April, 275 people were wounded and more than 100 were killed by a vehicle-based explosive in Al-Rashidin, Aleppo.

• Monitoring of attacks on health care has revealed that 22 health facilities were attacked in April 2017, affecting hospital infrastructure and health care staff.

22 May 2017 description
report UN Radio

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Aucun militaire ni policier n'est impliqué dans les meurtres de deux experts de l'ONU au Kasaï en mars dernier, selon les premiers éléments de l'enquête révélés à la presse jeudi par le colonel René Kanyinda, l'auditeur militaire supérieur de Kananga.

22 May 2017 description

BURKINA FASO

DES INONDATIONS AFFECTENT PLUS DE 5 000 PERSONNES

Des inondations et Des vents violents ont tué trois personnes, en ont blessé 18 et ont détruit plus de 750 maisons dans le pays depuis début mai. Au total, 5 129 personnes ont été touchées dans plusieurs localités des régions de l'Est et du Sud-Ouest du pays. Le Conseil National de Secours d'Urgence et de Réhabilitation a fourni de la nourriture et des articles ménagers de base aux familles touchées.

RÉPUBLIQUE CENTRAFRICAINE

22 May 2017 description

Population Affected

  • 143,000 people are facing Famine in Nigeria and South Sudan

  • 9.9 million people facing Emergency food security outcome levels (IPC 4) in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

  • Yemen and Somalia could face Famine (IPC 5), if no assistance is provided between May and August

Why are these countries affected by famine?

21 May 2017 description
report Operation Mercy

Saturday evening, Kabul time, the residence of two Operation Mercy staff members was broken into. One staff member, a German national, was killed along with her house guard, an Afghan national. Another Operation Mercy staff member, a Finnish national, is missing. We will provide updates as more information becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families involved.

Please direct all enquiries to Operation Mercy’s spokesperson, Cathy Stanley: media@mercy.se, +46 7614 66 944.

21 May 2017 description

La Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) appelle à une cessation immédiate des hostilités entre factions de groupes armés à Bria, dans l'Est de la République centrafricaine.

Des affrontements ont surgi cette semaine à Bria entre des anti-Balaka et une faction armée d'ex-seleka. En réponse, la MINUSCA a repositionné ses Casques bleus afin d'assurer la protection des civils.

20 May 2017 description
infographic UN Radio

L’OMS publie aujourd'hui des chiffres sur les attaques contre les personnels de santé en 2016. Les données montrent que les attaques contre les établissements de santé, les agents de santé et les ambulances continuent d' augmenter avec une vitesse alarmante. En 2016, on compte 302 attaques dans 20 pays. Ces attaques ont des répercussions directes sur la prestation des services de santé, privant les personnes de soins souvent urgents. Ces données de l’OMS ont été collectées à partir de sources publiques et ont été classées selon le type d’attaque et le pays.