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24 May 2016 description

Idomeni, Greece | AFP | Tuesday 5/24/2016 - 04:58 GMT

At least 200 police started clearing Greece's squalid Idomeni camp Tuesday on the border with Macedonia, where over 8,400 migrants are living, according to AFP.

A helicopter hovered over the camp, where some 20 police vans and dozens of plainclothes police officers were on site as the operation got under way after a harsh winter prompted many to try to force their way across the border.

24 May 2016 description

Return of Nigerian Refugees

The Cameroonian government has identified over 67,000 Nigerians who returned from Northern Cameroon mainly at the Fotokol border to Gamboru Ngala, Borno from January through April 2016. As of 26 April 2016, UNHCR has registered 22,092 Nigerians who have returned from Cameroon to Adamawa, many under conditions falling short of international legal obligations. In Borno, UNHCR is preparing to put in place registration systems to respond to the return of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.

24 May 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

There was huge relief after one of the missing Chibok girls was found. She is one of the many captives who have been set free from Boko Haram. But those freed face a tough time of re-integrating back into society.

23 May 2016 description

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, on his mission to Honduras from 23 to 27 November 2015.

23 May 2016 description

If you ask a child living in conflict what she dreams about, the answer is likely to be “going back to school”. Education is a top priority for children and youth experiencing crisis and displacement. Yet, for years, humanitarians have failed to provide children in war with their basic right to education.

23 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Approximately 5.8 million people in Sudan are in need of humanitarian assistance, the 2016 HNO reports

  • Ongoing insecurity continues to constrain access and needs verification in Jebel Marra

  • More than 4 million people will face at least Crisis levels of food insecurity between March and September 2016

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

23 May 2016 description

By Emily Loewen

A Vietnamese refugee who settled in Canada in 1979 as child now is sponsoring two refugee families from Syria with the help of MCC Canada and her friends.

ALBERTA, Canada – As a 5-year-old resting in her mother’s arms at the bottom of a boat crowded with refugees, Nhung Tran could not have imagined the life she’s living now. A life as a doctor in Canada. A life where she is responsible for bringing two families to safety as a sponsor.

23 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • One month after the earthquake, humanitarian needs persist in most of the affected areas, particularly in vulnerable rural communities.

  • United Nations launched an appeal for US$ 72.8 million to assist 350,000 people affected for the next three months.

  • The assessment prepared by the UNDAC team in Paraguay highlights new humanitarian needs after major floods in the country.

23 May 2016 description

Main conclusions and options for response

Given the continued spread of Zika virus in the Americas and Caribbean; the evidence of an association between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and congenital CNS malformations; the association between Zika virus infection and Guillain–Barré syndrome and the risk of local vector-borne transmission in Europe during the 2016 summer season, EU/EEA Member States are recommended to consider a range of mitigation measures.

23 May 2016 description

On 19 May 2016, UNAMID`s Gender Advisory Unit, Sector West, in partnership with the Ministry of Local Governance , inaugurated the El-Humairaa Basic School for girls at Ardamata Administrative Unit in El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur. The project is part of the Mission’s Quick Impact Project (QIPs) aimed at creating a conducive learning environment and at increasing the school enrolment rate of children in the area.

23 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Education Cannot Wait aims to provide 13.6 million children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education over the next five years

ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016 – Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for, and drive investment in, education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

23 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • In the first week of March, WFP staff started distributions of ready-to-eat (RTE) parcels to Syrians waiting at the Northeastern border

  • March was the first month since April 2014 where WFP provided the planned amounts of monthly restricted cashbased transfer (rCBT) to all eligible beneficiaries.

  • In April, WFP received 306 tonnes of dates from Saudi Arabia.

  • WFP rolled out the iris-scan payment system in Azraq camp.

Context

23 May 2016 description

When families struggle to get enough to eat at a time of crisis, children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition. WFP’s specialized nutrition support has been a vital part of the response to the ongoing drought crisis in Ethiopia.

WAGHIMERA, Ethiopia – The first time 4-year-old Gebru’s mother took him to a health centre in Amhara last year, he was so sick with a bad cough that he could not eat properly. He did not recover after the first rounds of treatment for malnutrition.

23 May 2016 description

On 21 May, around midday local time (0600 GMT), Tropical Cyclone Roanu made landfall along the southern coastal districts of Bangladesh, bringing heavy rain, winds of up to 88km/h, and storm surges of up to 2m (AFP 21/05/2016).

23 May 2016 description

IHA/1393

World Humanitarian Summit,
Opening Ceremony & Round Tables (AM & PM)
Meetings Coverage

‘We are One Humanity with a Shared Responsibility,’ Secretary‑General Stresses

23 May 2016 description

GENEVA / ISTANBUL (23 May 2016) – Humanitarian action that places human rights at its center is key to ensure protection for all victims, today said a group of rights specialists from the largest body of independent experts* in the United Nations Human Rights system.