1 - Key Development(s)/changes (if any)
Supplementary National Immunization Days (SNID) against Polio conducted in 8 regions in the south of Libya, namely Sebha, Braak, Shaati, Ghatroun, Murzuq, Wadee Alhaya (Oubari), Ghat, Aljofrah, Alkofrah. Planned total target population was 103,374 and total children vaccinated were 86, 253 (83.4%).
SNIDs Refresher training for Vaccination Supervisors conducted on 12 ‐13 April 2017 in Tunis.
2 - Key Success/Progress made during the month (of the Sector)
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
Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions on his mission to Honduras
Note by the Secretariat
In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in country at the onset of an emergency.
The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.
Actual displacements between 1 January 2017 and 23 May 2017
During the week of 12 to 18 May, 348 families returned to Khyber, and South Waziristan Agencies. Returns to NWA were halted as of 02 May for the return Pakistan refugee families from Afghanistan, but are scheduled to continue on 23 May.
Fighting in Lower Shabelle has displaced more than 15,000 local residents
Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 60,521 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 24 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 193,333 arrivals across the region through 21 May 2016.
IOM Rome reported that, through 24 May this year, 50,267 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy (See chart below), however that does not include all the men, women and children who are believed to have been rescued over the past 48 hours.
Bangui, 28 May 2017 – The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic, Najat Rochdi, expresses great concern at the resurgence of violence, atrocities and the violation of human rights with religious and ethnic connotations, committed in the past days. Six women and several children were brutally murdered by armed men based on their religious affiliation over the past week. Najat Rochdi strongly condemns all these assassinations and extreme violence targeting particular communities.
Bangui, le 28 mai 2017 – Le Coordonnateur humanitaire en République centrafricaine, Najat Rochdi, exprime sa grande inquiétude face à la résurgence des violences, des atrocités et de la violation des droits humains commis les derniers jours et à connotation religieuse et ethnique. Six femmes et plusieurs enfants ont été sauvagement assassinés par des hommes armés en raison de leur appartenance religieuse au courant de la semaine dernière. Najat Rochdi condamne fermement tous ces assassinats et ces violences graves ciblant spécifiquement les membres des communautés particulières.
HIGHLIGHTS KEY FIGURES
A total of 2,319 AWD/cholera cases and 22 deaths (CFR– 0.9%) were reported during week 20 (15th– 21th May 2017) from 41 districts in 14 regions. Of these, 305 cases (13% of the total cases) were reported from Wadajr district in Banadir region.
There was a decrease in the number of new AWD/cholera cases from 2,472 cases and 10 deaths in week 19 to 2,319 cases and 22 deaths in week 20.
21 May, 2017
Popular Mobilization Forces announced the liberation of Tal Banat, Ain Ghazal, Ain Fathi Al-Shimaliyah, Aziz, Thari Al-Uwaist, Nayliyah, Sada Zawbaa, Tal Qasb, and Masbas villages’ northern and southern Al-Qairawan subdistrict of Sinjar district in Ninewa province.
VBIEDs, IEDs, and mined houses were found and cleared by the Popular Mobilization Forces in the liberated villages mentioned above.
BERBERA, Somalia: A UAE ship carrying 1,700 tonnes of food supplies, provided by the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to alleviate the dire living conditions and assist those affected by drought, has arrived in the Berbera Port in Somalia.