This blog was written by Hélène Cardona, EISF Projects and Membership Officer.
On the 23rd and 24th of March, 76 people working on or interested in NGO security risk management met in Brussels for the EISF Forum. This included 50 EISF members representing 48 member organisations, guests, speakers and the EISF Secretariat. EISF has two forums each year for its members, and this was the biggest EISF has ever organised.
Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RD Congo en collaboration avec les partenaires au Kasaï, Kasaï Central et au Kasaï Oriental. Il couvre la période du 1 er juin (date suivant la parution du Sitrep n°7) au 22 juin 2017. La région du Kasaï fait ici référence aux provinces du Kasaï, Kasaï Central, Kasaï Oriental, ainsi que celles de la Lomami et du Sankuru.
This report was produced by OCHA DR Congo in collaboration with partners in Kasai, Central Kasai and Eastern Kasai. It covers the period from 1 June (following the SitRep n°7) to 22 June 2017. The Kasai region here refers to the provinces of Kasai, Central Kasai, Eastern Kasai, Lomami and Sankuru.
• Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien has declared that the situation in the Kasai region is a Corporate Emergence for OCHA.
MINSK, 22 June 2017 – The Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG), Ambassador Martin Sajdik, made the following statement to the press after the meeting of the TCG and its working groups in Minsk on 21 June 2017:
Insecurity in the country has increased, especially for humanitarian workers between January 2016 and April 2017, 29 percent of incidents of violence against humanitarian workers registered worldwide, occurred in the Central African Republic. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) has recently become a target of the various armed groups.
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,
I have the honour this morning of moderating a discussion on the study Presence and Proximity: To Stay and Deliver, Five Years On.
Humanitarians operating in highly volatile environments face a wide range of institutional, operational, access, and security challenges that necessitate carefully designed responses and mitigation measures. These challenges and good practices were analyzed and subsequent recommendations provided in a landmark study, entitled To Stay and Deliver: Good Practice for Humanitarians in Complex Security Environments, commissioned by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in 2011.
Many aid organisations wish to stay and deliver in insecure contexts with great needs, but there are still too few organisations able to manage the risks linked to serve vulnerable communities in the midst of conflict and chaos, according to a new report released today.
Bangui, 21 juin 2017– La reprise des conflits entre deux groupes armés rivaux, le 20 juin, dans la ville de Bria, préfecture de la Haute Kotto, a entrainé de nouveaux déplacements. Plusieurs milliers de personne résidant déjà dans des sites de déplacés de même que des résidents de Bria ont été forcés de quitter leurs abris ou leurs maisons pour échapper à la violence. Ces personnes se sont réfugiées dans l’enceinte de l’hôpital de la ville, sur le site de déplacés de PK3 et dans certains quartiers plus calmes de la ville.
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 May
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 May 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)
Refugees in South Sudan (31 May)
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 230,482 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site
Populations continue to face the threat of mass atrocity crimes committed by government forces and their allies in Syria's ongoing civil war. Various armed opposition groups and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are also committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
Individual and Households assisted by type of item
CRI Kits 138,313 (21,963 households)
Shelter Kits 39,312 (5,616 households)
Returnee Kits 6,609 (944 households)
Cash Assistance 4,347 (621 households)
A. Executive Summary
At the request of the OCHA Nigeria country office, OCHA’s Civil-Military Coordination Section (CMCS) deployed one staff to conduct a support mission from 27 March to 7 April 2017.
Since 2015, OCHA has developed a large network and strong working relationships with national military actors from the central level in Abuja to operational level in Borno and Yobe states.
- By its resolution 2333 (2016), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for a final period until 30 March 2018 and requested to be kept informed of the situation in Liberia and the implementation of the Mission’s mandate. The present report provides a midterm update on major developments in the country since my predecessor’s special report dated 15 November 2016 (S/2016/968)
II. Major developments
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) condemns the attack that targeted it’s humanitarian aid convoy, which was supposed to be delivered to Harasta area today.
Unfortunately, the convoy and its team were on their way when the bullets ran over them. One of the trucks’ drivers was severely injured and transported to the hospital. He is now under surgery. This attack happened where #SARC and its #humanitarian partnerswork hand in hand to deliver 37 trucks loaded with relief aid.