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16 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN

Kate McGrane

GENEVA, 3 août 2017

La priorité accordée à la lutte contre l’extrémisme violent privera des populations entières d’une aide vitale dans les coins les plus dangereux du monde. Les millions de personnes vivant dans des pays confrontés à la famine risquent d’être les plus touchées.

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15 Aug 2017 description

Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 863 health workers were injured or killed in attacks in 2016, an increase on the year before. Despite the growing dangers, doctors, nurses and other health care workers continue to brave tremendous risks to treat the wounded and heal the sick. We spoke to four doctors in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Syria and Yemen to find out what it is like to work in some of the world’s most challenging conflict zones.

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

Lettre datée du 4 août 2017, adressée au Président du Conseil de sécurité par le Groupe d’experts dont le mandat a été reconduit par la résolution 2293 (2016)

Les membres du Groupe d’experts créé par la résolution 2293 (2016) du Conseil de sécurité ont l’honneur de vous faire tenir ci-joint leur rapport final, conformément au paragraphe 5 de la résolution 2360 (2017).

Ce rapport a été communiqué le 30 juin 2016 au Comité du Conseil de sécurité créé par la résolution 1533 (2004), qui l’a examiné le 21 juillet 2016.

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 4 August 2017 from the Group of Experts extended pursuant to Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) addressed to the President of the Security Council

The members of the Group of Experts established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2293 (2016) have the honour to transmit herewith, in accordance with paragraph 5 of Security Council resolution 2360 (2017), the final report on their work.

15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson Donaig Le Du – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

GENEVA/NEW YORK ,15 August 2017 - We have said for the past three years that the Central African Republic was one of the worst countries in the world to be a child. Sadly it is truer than ever. And the crisis is happening very far away from the eyes of the world and the media.

15 Aug 2017 description

Please be informed that the Gaza situation report will from now on be issued every two weeks. We thank you for your continued interest in UNRWA operations in Gaza.

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15 Aug 2017 description
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Kabul, 15 August 2017: Reacting to the news that three national staff members of the NGO Catholic Relief Services (CRS) have been killed and two injured on 14 August 2017 in Ghor Province, Dr. Richard Peeperkorn, the Acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, made the following statement:

“I am deeply saddened by the shooting and killing of three staff members of CRS in Ghor Province. I share the grief of our colleagues at CRS and extend heart-felt condolences on behalf of the Humanitarian Community to our friends at CRS and the families of those killed.”

15 Aug 2017 description

Mr. António Guterres,
Secretary-General
United Nations

Bangui, 14 August 2017

Dear Mr. Guterres,

This Open Letter is to express our grave concern about the rapid deterioration of the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), and to request your office take immediate action to prevent the country collapsing into another full-blown conflict.

14 Aug 2017 description
report The Guardian

Civil defence volunteers hold vigils for seven colleagues shot dead by unknown perpetrators in Sarmin on Saturday

Rescue workers in Syria have staged protests against the killing of colleagues, the latest attack on humanitarian personnel in the war-hit country.

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13 Aug 2017 description

Original 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan

The 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) released in February 2017 sought US$2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with life-saving and protection services across the country. The strategic focus of the YHRP revolved around the following strategic objectives:

  1. Provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in Yemen through an effective, targeted response.

12 Aug 2017 description

Toronto, Canada- UOSSM condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of seven White Helmets (Syrian Civil Defense) staff In Idlib, Syria. At approximately 5 a.m. Damascus time today, an armed group shot and killed seven members of the White Helmets in their Civil Defense Center in Sarmin. The killers also stole two cars, phones, and walkie talkies among other things from the center.

The Director of the White Helmets said, “Their work solely focused on saving lives of civilians, triaging the wounded, and putting out fires.”

12 Aug 2017 description

As all those present are aware, yesterday was a day of tumultuous eventsthat generated significant media coverage from you all and therefore today is extremely helpful – for us and also for you I hope - to provide some clarity as there has been a great deal of confusion and misinformation.

I am not here to elaborate on the incident, as His Excellency has already done this. I and the Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Edward Kallon, have been working with the Government of Nigeria, our hosts, to resolve the issue.

11 Aug 2017 description

Food Security

The number of severely food insecure people in Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia has increased to 14.3 million, following the publication of new data on the situation in Kenya.

11 Aug 2017 description

Abuja, 11 August 2017 – The Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Edward Kallon, has expressed grave concern over the unauthorized search of a United Nations base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri, Borno State.

At circa 0500 hours today, members of the Nigerian security forces entered the UN base for humanitarian workers in Maiduguri without authorization. The security forces carried out a search of the tented camp and left the area at circa 0800 hours.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available from open sources. All decisions made on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of respective organisations.

Africa

Central African Republic

11 Aug 2017 description
  • New official figures released by the Commission for Population Movement (CMP in its French acronym) set at 600 000 the number of internally displaced people, i.e. an increase of 11% compared to June 2017.

  • This increase is related to outbreaks of violence in different parts of the country over the past few months. In a recent incident on 3 August, six Red Cross volunteers were killed during the attack on a health facility in Gambo (Mbomou prefecture).

11 Aug 2017 description
report Finn Church Aid

Violent attacks are increasing in the Central African Republic. The situation has thus far not affected Finn Church Aid’s work in one of the world’s poorest and most fragile countries.

United Nations (UN) humanitarian officials warned about an increasing number of violent acts in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) in July. According to the UN, the attacks are increasingly targeting children. There are concerns that humanitarian needs in CAR will escalate to levels previously reached four years ago when the conflict was at its worst.

11 Aug 2017 description

by Kieran Guilbert

Militia violence has intensified across Central African Republic this year

DAKAR, Aug 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people uprooted by violence in Central African Republic are taking refuge in a hospital after armed groups looted and burned a camp for the displaced, medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday.

10 Aug 2017 description

Bangui/Genève–Le Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge est choqué et attristé par la mort violente des six volontaires de la Croix-Rouge plus tôt dans la semaine en République centrafricaine (RCA).

Les volontaires prenaient part à une réunion de crise dans une structure de santé à Gambo, dans la préfecture de Mbomou au Sud-est de la RCA le 3 août dernier. Les circonstances exactes de l'incident ne sont pas encore connues, mais des rapports indiquent que des civils et du personnel médical auraient également trouvé la mort.

09 Aug 2017 description

Bangui/Geneva, 9 August 2017 – The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is shocked and saddened by the violent deaths of six Red Cross volunteers earlier this week in the Central African Republic.

The volunteers were taking part in a crisis meeting at a health facility in Gambo in Mbomou prefecture in the south east of the Central African Republic on 3 August. The exact circumstances are not yet clear; however, reports indicate that civilians and medical staff may also have been killed.