KAMPALA, 7 July 2015 (IRIN) - Actual combat may have ended almost a decade ago in northern Uganda, but for many women abducted by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army and the children they conceived in captivity, the war is far from over. Sexual exploitation, beatings, stigmatization and community rejection, lack of medical care and education, and deprivation of land rights are among the challenges faced by those who escaped from or were released by the LRA.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Cécile Pouilly
Date: 7 July 2015
Author: Kieran Guilbert
LONDON, July 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A cholera outbreak in war-torn South Sudan has killed at least 32 people, a fifth of them children under five, and schools have a major role to play in stemming the spread of the disease, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
More than 700 cholera cases have been reported in the capital Juba and Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, in the last five weeks, according to the U.N. children's agency UNICEF.
UNICEF and partners work with authorities in Berbera, Bossaso and Mogadishu to register and support, through provision of food, nonfood items, medical and psychosocial care, close to 10,000 returnees/refugees who have arrived in the country since the start of the conflict in Yemen in March 2015.
UNICEF airlifts 9MT of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) and other essential nutrition supplies to ensure continuity in implementation of critical lifesaving nutrition interventions in Waajid district, Bakool region.
- SITUATION OVERVIEW
Tropical Storm "Egay" has exited the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 9:30 AM, 07 July 2015.
Meanwhile at 4:00 PM, today, the eye of typhoon "CHAN-HOM" (International Name) outside the PAR was located at 1495 km East of Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 130kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160kph. It is forecast to move West Northwest at 20 kph.
Southwest monsoon is affecting Luzon.
Kananga, le 07 juillet 2015(caritasdev.cd) : « Après une évaluation initiale, il a été constaté que dans 44 écoles, reparties dans les axes Demba, Kazumba et Dibaya au Kasaï Occidental, les élèves sont touchés par une malnutrition aigüe. Un besoin en cantines scolaires se fait sentir. Vu cet immense besoin, un projet est entrain d’être initié sous le financement de l’EPSP ». Ces propos sont de Mr Jean-Pierre Pokavu, Chargé des projets au Service de Promotion de la Solidarité et du Partage(SPSP) de la Caritas Congo Asbl.
According to the IOM DTM report in April, there are 1.3 million IDPs in the three North East states, indicating almost 300,000 newly displaced people since February.
The numbers of IDPs in the camps in Yola have reduced from almost 22,000 people reported in the IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix report of April 2015 to just over 5,300 people.
Sixteen-year-old Grace fled her home in March this year after witnessing the brutal beheading of her father by the armed group Boko Haram, in Baga, Northeast Nigeria. “When my father was killed, we had to leave our town,” she recalls. “I thought that was the end of the road for me.”
But it wasn’t.
Cholera situation update
As of 5 July 2015, a total of 705 cholera cases including 32 deaths have been reported in Bor and Juba counties. In Juba County, out of 654 cases, 31 people have died, representing a Case Fatality Rate of 4.7 per cent. Of the 31 deaths, six (19.4 per cent) were children under age 5. Health partners have established cholera treatment centres and oral rehydration points, and are conducting cholera prevention activities, including hygiene promotion and improvement of access to safe drinking water
IDP numbers in Borno exceed 1 million.
Over 200, 000 IDPs return to homes in Adamawa state.
60% of IDPs are living in school buildings.
Child protection measures are being scaled up in the North-East.
A toll-free information hotline for IDPs opens in Yola in July.
Libya - A new study by Asmita Naik for the Mixed Migration Hub (MHub) reveals a consistent pattern of young migrants, refugees and asylum seekers held in Libya in arbitrary detention in squalid, cramped conditions for months at a time without any form of due process.
The study, which paints a damning picture of the immigration detention of young migrants, asylum-seekers and refugees in Libya today, explores their experiences between November 2012 and November 2014.
Central African Republic - IOM has received CAD 1.024 million from the Government of Canada, through its Global Peace and Security Fund (GPSF) to support ongoing efforts to reduce the incidence of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the Central African Republic (CAR), with a particular focus on conflict-affected women and girls, including returnees.
Highlights and Key Messages
Targeting 1.15 million people for Phase II of its operation, WFP has so far assisted 500,000 people with food and nutrition support. Of the total assisted people, 40,000 have been reached through cash distributions. To date, WFP has injected over US$500,000 into the local economy, further strengthening and reinvigorating the markets. In Phase I, WFP assisted over two million people with basic food rations in priority districts.
Snapshot 1–7 July 2015
Syria: Civilian deaths made up 81% of the total death toll in June, which was 2,137, bringing the total number of people killed so far in 2015 to 11,000. 705,000 people have been displaced in the first five months of this year: 439,000 were internally displaced, and the vast majority of the rest fled to Turkey.
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC
UNFPA delivers 64,815 reproductive health services to 21,200 women, while around 1,000 women benefit from the UNFPA voucher system in Damascus, Rural Damascus, and Aleppo. UNFPA, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Syrian Family Planning Association (SFPA), inaugurates a new reproductive health clinic and women’s safe space in Al Hamidiyeh and HabNemra in the old city of Homs. UNFPA also distributes dignity kits to 21,433 women and 864 men residing in Bloudan and Homs.
Le vice-Premier ministre et ministre de la Coopération au développement Alexander De Croo a approuvé aujourd’hui l’octroi de 4,5 millions d’euros en faveur de la protection des droits des enfants dans les conflits armés, une initiative du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations unies prise en charge par l’UNICEF. Le ministre De Croo renforce ainsi la contribution belge à la protection des enfants dans les conflits.
The past 4 years of this crisis have seen a further deterioration of the situation in Syria. Estimated 12.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance with more than half of the pre-crisis Syrian population being displaced either internally or as refugees in the neighbouring countries.