Tunis, 1 July 2016 – From 1 June to 30 June 2016, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 49 civilian casualties, including 18 deaths and 31 injuries, during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 4 children killed and 8 injured, 12 men killed and 20 injured and 2 women killed and 3 injured.
**Civilian Casualties **
Nations unies, Etats-Unis | AFP | vendredi 01/07/2016 - 16:56 GMT
Les Nations unies ont annoncé vendredi avoir lancé une enquête sur deux nouveaux cas d'agressions sexuelles présumées de mineurs par des Casques bleus en Centrafrique, qui font déjà l'objet d'accusations similaires.
Les accusations datent de mai et les agressions présumées se seraient produites dans la région centrale de Kemo, a précisé le porte-parole de l'ONU Stéphane Dujarric.
Excerpts from HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC, SPOKESPERSON FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON
The Spokesman provided an update on the ongoing investigations being conducted jointly with the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) on the allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Kemo prefecture in the Central African Republic (CAR).
Global Overview – Trends and Outlook
On 28 June, the first batch of 4 million Aquatab tablets has arrived in Viet Nam through Ho Chi Minh City airport. NCERWASS and VIHEMA are collaborating closely for expedited customs clearance of the supplies and working on testing of Aquatab tablets locally to provide stronger evidence of the test results to put in Aquatab instruction leaflets before large-scale distribution.
Workshop on Non-Formal and Informal Education held for key stakeholders
Human Rights Council
Agenda item 3
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development
Angola,* Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina,* Cameroon,* Ecuador, Germany, Haiti,* Honduras,* Mexico, Montenegro,* Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru,* Philippines, Portugal, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey,* Ukraine,* Uruguay,* United States of America:* draft resolution
Food insecurity likely to worsen through December without improved humanitarian access
Peace negotiation participants agree on guiding principles, commence two-week consultation phase
Violations of CoH agreement continue to occur in Ta’izz and other governorates
More than 15,500 asylum-seekers currently living on mainland Greece have now received temporary cards, valid for one year.
By: Tania Karas|1 July 2016
ATHENS, Greece – More than 15,500 asylum-seekers currently living on mainland Greece have now received temporary cards, valid for one year, allowing them to reside legally in Greece pending a final decision on their asylum applications.
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 30 de junio de 2016 – El Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia, UNICEF, expresa su satisfacción por la instalación en México de 33 Sistemas de Protección Integral y sus respectivas Procuradurías de Protección de derechos de la infancia y adolescencia (uno federal y 32 en cada uno de los estados) tal y como mandata la Ley General de los Derechos de las Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes, aprobada en diciembre del 2014.
On 29 May, WFP officially launched the iris-scan payment system pilot in Za’atri camp. The aim of the iris-scan payment system is to make grocery shopping easier and more secure for Syrian refugees. The pilot will target the whole camp population of 79,327.
In May, at Azraq camp, WFP provided assistance to more than 31,800 people in one day through bread distributions. This assistance represents more than half of the camp’s 50,870 refugees, officially being hosted.
Nairobi, 27 June 2016 – Angela Wells, JRS Eastern Africa Communications Officer, writes for Refugees Deeply on the devastating consequences of the Kenyan government's newest restrictions on refugees.
Said Abdullah's daily life in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, has become a testament to the struggle to survive for Somali refugees in an increasingly hostile country.
Mali will begin its lean season (June-September) response by providing 206,000 food insecure people with food, cash and voucher during the lean season.
WFP Mali currently does not have resources to assist people in need of emergency food assistance after the lean season or for any contingency plans should an emergency occur (flooding, displacements due to conflict.)
WFP will not be in a position to provide school meal rations to 75,000 primary school children for the 2016-2017 school year, if new contributions are not received soon.
In April, WFP provided in-kind food rations to 19,840 persons in need to address household food insecurity.
WFP provided life-saving and rebuilding livelihoods assistance through food interventions to 10,000 people in need with 109 mt of mixed commodities.
The joint Egyptian Vulnerability Assessment for Syrian Refugees (EVAR), in collaboration with UNHCR is ongoing. During May, data was collected from 1,600 households across Cairo, Alexandria and Damietta. The EVAR is expected to be completed by the end of August.
WFP Egypt started the rehabilitation of 18 community schools.
In May, WFP Egypt distributed 14,000 cash-based transfer (CBT) cards (USD 11.26 per card) as part of the School Feeding take-home entitlement scale up
In May, WFP Benin assisted 100,000 school children including 45,000 girls. The food basket was composed of cereals (maize and rice), beans, vegetable oil and salt).
Outcomes of the UN joint project against malnutrition study revealed that the rate of acute malnutrition is 15.1 percent in Karimama district. If confirmed by the Rapid Assessment, WFP Benin will need funding support to respond to this alarming situation.
Armenia has been selected to host the 2016 Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) from 05 to 09 September. The forum will be held in Yerevan.
WFP and the Social and Industrial Food Services Institute (SIFI) initiated a comprehensive assessment of all schools in the Tavush province. Tavush has been selected as the next province to be handed over to the government, scheduled for 2018.
In May 2016, WFP assisted 549,711 people with 3,490 mt of food and USD 591,793, reaching 86 percent of the targeted people.
In May, WFP conducted the first round of the seeds protection programme in collaboration with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). WFP provides food to farming families receiving seeds and tools from FAO, so that they would have enough to eat, preventing them from selling their seeds and assets during the lean season.
On 16 June, WFP and the Government of Liberia plan to launch the Home-Grown School Feeding pilot in six schools located in Nimba County.
Through the Ministry of Health and the President’s Delivery Unit, the Government has increased its commitment to WFP’s Special Operation to transition assets and skills developed and deployed during the Ebola crisis.
WFP evaluation team is finalizing the report which identifies the actions necessary to continue implementing the development project and future priorities in the country.
Geographical isolation of the country from the region negatively influences the capacity to mobilize resources.