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24 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FEWS NET projects elevated risk of Famine in Somalia, despite mitigating impact of humanitarian assistance

  • UN releases revised 2017 HRP for Somalia, requesting $1.5 billion to respond to humanitarian needs through December

  • USG announces more than $64 million in new humanitarian assistance for Somalia and Somali refugees in the Horn of Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Over 1,000 migrants are still scattered across the region and the numbers are growing, with 600 now living around Calais

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini

LONDON, May 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of migrants have been sleeping in the streets in "disastrous" conditions in northern France with no access to tents, showers or water since a fire ravaged the country's last major refugee camp, a charity said on Wednesday.

A fire destroyed most of the Grande-Synthe migrant camp near Dunkirk last month after fighting broke out.

24 May 2017 description

Consejo de Derechos Humanos
35º período de sesiones
6 a 23 de junio de 2017

Tema 3 de la agenda
Promoción y protección de todos los derechos humanos, civiles, políticos, económicos, sociales y culturales, incluido el derecho al desarrollo

Nota de la Secretaría****

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

Conseil des droits de l’homme
Trente-cinquième session
6-23 juin 2017

Point 3 de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Note du secrétariat

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Human Rights Council
Thirty-fifth session
6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

24 May 2017 description

During a rescue in the Mediterranean Sea on 23 May, the Libyan coastguard approached boats in distress, intimidated the passengers and then fired gunshots into the air, threatening people’s lives and creating mayhem, according to aid organisations Médecins Sans Frontières and SOS Méditerranée, whose teams witnessed the violent incident.

24 May 2017 description

1 - Key Development(s)/changes (if any)

NSTR

2 - Key Success/Progress made during the month (of the Sector)

WFP: In April, WFP was able to distribute food parcels to 40,290 people in need throughout Libya. The lower number is due to a partial pipeline break caused by lack of funding. WFP is currently working on visibility materials for social media, communications and reporting in order to effectively relay the situation in‐country and WFP's response.

24 May 2017 description

1 - Key Development(s)/changes (if any)

*The MoE has led the Education Sector Working Group for the past three meetings.

*On 18 April 2017, a new Minister of Education (Dr. Osman Abed Al‐Jalil Mohammad Amhammad) was appointed by the Preseidency Council of the Government of National Accord to replace Dr. Mohammad Khalifa Al‐Azabi.

*Partners for Sirte humanitrain intervention were idenfied.

*Scaling up of Education Response in 7 towns/cities in the South (Sabha, Obari, Ghat, Morsq, Alshati’, Timenhint & Samno) was carried out by UNICEF.

24 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • In April, WFP Jordan submitted the transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (t-ICSP) to headquarters for review. The t-ICSP for 2018 will bridge the gap until the Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) is developed.

  • In support of the National School Feeding Programme, WFP supported over 338,600 schoolchildren aged between 5 to 12 years attending government schools in Jordanian communities. WFP is providing 80 g of fortified date bar per child for each day of attendance through the Directorates of Education.

24 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • Food distribution for school meals activities has ceased completely since end of February 2017 due to pipeline break.

  • WFP participated in writing the new Global Fund Grant to scale up the nutritional support to people living with HIV/AIDS, TB, and their affected households. The new grant covers 2018 to 2020. However, decision on funding or budget for the nutritional support component needs to be further discussed or amended to consider the current increment in vulnerable people caseload and ART sites.

24 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • With only 21 per cent of the funding needs met, aid partners continue to be severely constrained. The situation is increasingly concerning due to the imminence of the rainy and lean seasons.

  • Since its creation in February, the Nigeria Humanitarian Fund has raised close to US$24 million and held its first Advisory board meeting. A first round of allocations is expected in June.

24 May 2017 description

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.

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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

Highlights

  • In April, WFP assisted 12,879 people with full entitlements and 15,811 with partial entitlements (8,033 woman 6,025 girls, 8,034 men and 6,598 boys).

Operational Updates

  • In April, 247 mt of locally purchased wheat flour, as well as 57 mt of locally purchased fortified vegetable oil were delivered to the settlements.

24 May 2017 description

In this issue

One in four Burundians acutely food insecure p.1

Three million Burundians facing multiple humanitarian needs p.2

Nearly 100 people a day refused entry into Tanzania p.2

Three million malaria cases since January 2017 p.3

Humanitarian risk analysis p.3

Humanitarian funding p.4

HIGHLIGHTS

• One in four Burundians is in the humanitarian phase of acute food insecurity

• Nearly 100 people a day are refused entry into Tanzania

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Uganda has welcomed more than 800,000 refugees from South Sudan. Upon arrival they are allocated a small plot of land. Here, they can build a future for themselves. The Danish Refugee Council assists the people who have sought refuge in Uganda