GENEVA / KHARTOUM (27 May 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, Rashida Manjoo, called for more open and constructive dialogues among all parties to address the causes and consequences of violence against women in the Sudan.
“The silence and the denials, whether by State authorities or many civil society participants, regarding the subject of violence as experienced by women, is a source of concern,” Ms. Manjoo stressed at the end of her twelve-day official visit* to the country.
Katanga : Face à l’accroissement des besoins de protection, les humanitaires appellent le Gouvernement et la MONUSCO à redoubler d’efforts
Après quatre mois de relative accalmie enregistrée à la fin de l’année 2014, les effets bénéfiques initiaux des déploiements de l’armée et des forces onusiennes semblent s’effriter, laissant la place à une nouvelle détérioration de l’environnement protecteur des civils.
Kigali, Rwanda 27 May 2015
This booklet is the fruit of a project between Al Mezan Center for Human Rights and Save the children in 2014. Al Mezan worked with a group of children in Gaza to introduce human rights to them and support their active participation in their protection. Children were educated on what human rights and child rights are, and on how to monitor rights violations within their communities and schools. During the year, 120 children were invited to trainings, meetings and assessments so they can take an active part in monitoring human rights violations.
It was with their needs in mind that UNESCO and Nepal’s Non-Formal Education Center organized a psychosocial support programme to earthquake-affected people in Pharping, Kathmandu.
Thirty-one community members, including mothers and their children, attended the event, coming from the Village Development Centres of Setidevi, Sheshnarayan, Dakshinkali, Chhaimale and Talku Dudechaur.
The psychosocial support programme focused on creative expression therapy, relaxation and meditation, therapeutic games and individual and group counselling.
Mali: Gao and Timbutku regions have been the scene of multiple clashes between the Azawad Movement Coalition and Malian forces, as well as the pro-government Gatia militia. At least 12 people have been killed, including nine civilians. About 31,500 people have been displaced from three districts in Timbuktu region. They are in urgent needs of water, food, NFIs, and shelter support, but access is limited.
· Expected in June, the onset of the monsoon season will substantially reduce access to people living high up in the mountains with no road access. WFP is acting fast but requires immediate resources in these vital weeks. The overall response remains critically underfunded.
Five people were killed and at least 10 injured after pastoralists from two communities clashed over water in Attan, Isiolo County, on Tuesday.
The pastoralists from Turkana and Samburu communities engaged in a nine-hour gun battle at a watering point in Attan.
Isiolo Deputy Commissioner Julius Maiyo confirmed that the four died at the scene while the wounded were taken to Isiolo Level Four Hospital. A fifth body was found at the scene Wednesday morning.
Mr Maiyo said security officers have been deployed to the area to avoid further clashes.
Kenya has undergone a secession of poor rainy seasons, with the last good rainfall seasonal pattern having occurred in 2013. The Long rains season of 2015 performed poorly in the beginning of the season but picked up in most parts of the country by end of April.
However, pockets in Northern– and Northeastern pastoral zones (parts of Marsabit, Wajir and Isiolo) have received below normal rains and are of special concern as well as pockets in Kitui.
WHO statement by WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan
27 May 2015
The conflict in Yemen is entering its 10th week and the numbers of dead and injured continue to grow. As always in conflict, it is innocent civilians that pay the highest price. Almost 2000 people have been killed and 8000 injured so far, including hundreds of women and children.
CAIRO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed today a US$1.2 million contribution from Vodafone Egypt Foundation that will benefit thousands of children, their families and teachers through WFP’s school feeding programme in Upper Egypt.
Le nombre de personnes souffrant de la faim passe sous la barre des 800 millions. Prochain objectif: l'éradication
72 pays ont diminué de moitié la proportion de leur population affamée
27 mai 2015, Rome – Le nombre de personnes victimes de la faim dans le monde s'établit à 795 millions – soit 216 millions de moins qu'en 1990-92 –, ce qui équivaut à 1 personne sur 9, d'après la dernière édition du rapport annuel des Nations Unies L'État de l'insécurité alimentaire dans le monde 2015 (SOFI).
World hunger falls to under 800 million, eradication is next goal - FAO
72 countries have achieved the Millennium Development target of halving proportion of the chronically undernourished
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0. MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP
EUR 400 000 were earmarked to contribute to the funding of two UNICEF cargo planes delivering each 40 metric tons of life-saving supplies to the regions in Nepal affected by the earthquake. In the end, the total cost for this specific contribution amounted to EUR 287 130. The consequent left over, equivalent to an amount of EUR 112 870, has to be shifted from the Transport/logistics specific objective to the Natural disasters specific objective.
An estimated 25 000 internally displaced persons (DOH Anbar) were reported to be stranded for three days (21 -23 May) in Bzebz bridge from Anbar side; all waiting to cross to Baghdad. Those displaced and stranded were mainly from Husaybah ALsharqiah, Khalidiah, Muthaik and Habbaniyah.
Despite being preventable, disasters caused by natural hazards represent one of the biggest threats to sustainable development and human safety today. The number of deaths caused by disasters per year in the last decade has been, on average, 97,954 globally. In 2013 alone, disasters cost US$ 118.6 billion, yet it was still one of the lowest records of the previous ten years.