In May 2017, 120 grade 7 students from the Saida and Burj Shemali areas visited three newly renovated UNRWA health centres, all of which were rehabilitated and refurbished with European Union (EU) support: the Ein El Hilweh Health Centre II, the Saida Polyclinic and the Burj Shemali Health Centre. The aim of the visit was to teach students about the Agency’s health-care services and see them in action, as well as to expand their knowledge of key health issues.
Insecurity in Central African Republic has lead to new influx of people seeking refuge in the region.
Over the last week more than 10,000 people have arrived in the town of Yakoma in Nord-Ubangi province. Since mid-May, it is estimated that 65,000 asylum seekers have entered the Northern part of the country in addition to the 103,000 already registered refugees.
By Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim
The author is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue
GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug 18 2017 (IPS) - The war in Syria has now entered its 6th year and is becoming the world’s worst man-made disaster.
(Bamako, 19 août 2017) – Chaque 19 août, la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire est célébrée pour soutenir les personnes touchées par les crises et souligner le dévouement des travailleurs humanitaires qui s’efforcent de soulager leurs souffrances. Cette année, le thème de cette journée internationale appelle le monde entier à réaffirmer que les populations civiles ne doivent pas être prises pour cible et à réclamer, ensemble, une action globale pour les protéger.
Attacks against health workers in conflict areas are on the rise. According to the World Health Organisation, 979 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.
(Dakar, 18 August 2017): Persistent conflict and violence targeting aid workers and civilians in West and Central Africa make it one of the world’s most volatile regions for humanitarian action, regional directors of UN agencies and NGO partners warned ahead of the commemoration of World Humanitarian Day, on 19 August.
Tens of millions of children caught up in armed conflict must be protected from life-threatening attacks and violence.
Around the world, conflict is exacting a devastating toll on millions of children. With increasing frequency, children are being deliberately and indiscriminately attacked and denied life-saving humanitarian assistance in breach of international humanitarian law. On World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, join the United Nations and its partners in standing together to demand that children are #NotATarget.
Our methodology uses 9 indicators, grouped under 3 categories:
Access of humanitarian actors to affected population
Access of people in need to humanitarian aid
Security and physical constraints Each category is measured through proxy indicators, such as violence against personnel, denial of needs, or active hostilities.
Data is collected at the country level and may therefore not show disparities between sub-regions.
By Jane Backhurst, Christian Aid’s Senior Advisor for Humanitarian Policy and Advocacy
On World Humanitarian Day, August 19, the global community is being urged to take concrete steps to protect all those caught up in conflict, from civilians and aid workers, to refugees and internally displaced people.
1,495 Refugees in Lóvua site.
33,132 Persons of concern registered in Lunda Norte
471 Families currently in the camp
6.Persons with disabilities.
50% Children (under 18).
12 Unaccompanied and Separated Children.
1 in 4 Households are headed by women.
1,481 Received a onemonth food rations
439 UNHCR family tents distributed.
99% Of the population received non-food items.
LA COORDONNATRICE HUMANITAIRE
Les conséquences de la crise politico-sécuritaire qui sévit au Mali depuis 2012 continuent à entraver l’accès des populations aux services sociaux de base et l’accès des humanitaires dans certains zones. Malgré les efforts du gouvernement et des partenaires humanitaires, les besoins humanitaires ont augmenté dans plusieurs secteurs. Le nombre de personnes dans le besoin est estimé à 3,83 millions1 en 2017.
There are currently four major refugee camps, Kaya, Yousif Batil, Gendirasa and Doro, in Maban County, Upper Nile State, South Sudan, mainly hosting refugees from Sudan's Blue Nile (BN) State. By mid-2016, the four camps were estimated to host 130,000 refugees in a highly militarised and tense context “with 60,000 frustrated Mabanese, about 17,000 IDPs, at least six armed militias and not nearly enough food”. By 31 May 2017, it was estimated that the camps had 141,341 refugees.
San Salvador – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and local authorities have begun the construction of a communal house as well as several spaces for sports and recreation for returned migrants in the municipalities of San Miguel and Usulután.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 119,069 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 16 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 266,423 arrivals across the region through 16 August 2016.
Kampala – The number of South Sudanese fleeing to Uganda has surpassed 1 million. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has intensified its efforts to help refugees and the communities hosting them in coordination with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Since the crisis erupted in South Sudan in December 2013, nearly 4 million people have been displaced from their homes due to insecurity and rising humanitarian needs.
Geneva – Some 19,088 migrants have returned home voluntarily with assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 1 April to 30 June 2017, according to the IOM AVRR quarterly bulletin published today (18/08). These migrants have returned from 81 host and transit countries to 136 countries and territories of origin.
La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure volatile et imprévisible. Entre le 7 et le 9 août, un homme transportant des explosifs a été arrêté à Kolofata par les forces de défense et une fille kamikaze arrêtée par les membres du comité de vigilance à Zhélevet. Les autorités locales appellent à toujours plus de vigilance.
APERÇU DE LA CRISE
Depuis l’élaboration du PRH en novembre 2016, la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire en RCA s'est considérablement détériorée. Plus de 500 000 personnes sont déplacées, un niveau qui n’avait été atteint qu’en août 2014 avant le déploiement de la mission onusienne de maintien de la paix (MINUSCA). Le nombre de personnes déplacées est passé de 402 000 en janvier 2017 à plus de 500 000 en mai 2017. Soit une augmentation de 25% en cinq mois et de plus de 30% depuis le lancement du PRH.
119, ARRIVALS BY SEA IN 2017
363, 401 ARRIVALS IN 2016