Hundreds of thousands of civilians in eastern Aleppo City cut off from humanitarian assistance
Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Menbij as fighting continues
Multiple attacks on hospitals in Aleppo and Idleb governorates
Airlifts of humanitarian supplies to Qamishli commence
An estimated 2.9 million children aged 5 and under know nothing but conflict
One out of three children under five not reached by routine vaccination
(Maiduguri, Abuja: 21 July 2016): On Thursday 21 July vital food supplies were transported to Banki in north-east Nigeria when a humanitarian convoy reached the town.
The World Food Program (WFP) team in Cameron delivered 30 metric tons of various life-saving food items. The food was received by the WFP team in Nigeria and immediately distributed to the 25,000 civilians living inside the town of Banki. An additional 700 kilograms of supplementary food for malnourished children was airlifted from the state capital Maiduguri to Banki on the same day.
By Ansar Rasheed
In May 2015, while hostilities escalated in Yemen, 16-year-old Ahmed was conscripted to fight with one of the parties to the conflict. After months of being on the frontlines, he fled and returned home. Now he’s resuming his education and working hard to catch up on the schooling he missed.
The conflict in Borno State started in 2009 when Boko Haram launched attacks in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Kano. By 2014, Boko Haram controlled large swathes of territory in Borno State.
Fairfield, Conn. (July 22, 2016) —The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is worsening by the day, with the latest statistics revealing more than 14 million people are in desperate need of food.
One in three Yemeni children under five – approximately 1.3 million – are suffering from acute malnutrition.
Nine governorates are now in a state of emergency, just one step away from being declared a 'famine', including the besieged city of Taiz and the major port city of Al Hodeidah.
Geneva, 21 July 2016
Jan Egeland (JE).: We have now been working in the Humanitarian Taskforce of the ISSG since mid-February, about five months. When we take stock after this first half year, this year, we see that we [the UN] have now reached 1 million people, in hard to reach areas and in besieged areas. We have reached 400,000 of the 590,000 people inside the besieged areas, at least once in the course of these five months.
We have had 76 air drops to Deir ez-Zor, the air lifts to Qamishly in Hasakah is now working well, there has been 16 airlift operations.
Fairfield, Conn. (July 22, 2016) - More than 2,000 refugees are arriving in Northern Uganda daily after fleeing the on-going threat of violence in war-torn South Sudan. 90% of the people crossing are women and children, including vulnerable mothers with newborn babies.
The situation remains stable in the Lac region, despite the resumption of military operations on the border with Nigeria and Niger.
The second report on humanitarian access in the Lac region concludes that overall, humanitarian access has been satisfactory for most partners during the second quarter 2016.
SNHR has published a report entitled “Russian Forces are Pouring Cluster Munition over Syria”. The report draws upon 21 accounts by eyewitnesses, survivors, and local media activists that SNHR contacted.
The report sheds light on the incidents of cluster munition use that have been documented from the beginning of the Russian military action in Syria until the commencement of Cessation of Hostilities statement on 27 February 2016. This, however, doesn’t mean that Russian forces have ceased the use of cluster munitions after the Cessation of Hostilities was put into effect.
By Chiara Frisone
20 July 2016
Fighting in Juba left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced.
Sharp increase in suspected cholera cases.
The number of South Sudanese people seeking shelter and safety in Uganda has risen significantly.
One aid worker killed during fighting in Buaw, Koch County.
Partners face challenges to meet growing needs in and around Wau.
Thousands displaced by fighting in Juba
(Antananarivo, 22 July 2016) Winding up a nine-day visit to the UK, Malawi and Madagascar, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang called for urgent action by governments and donors to assist millions of people affected by severe drought in the southern Africa region.
The ICRC's work with disabled people in Afghanistan helps them live an active role in society through physical rehabilitation, education, employment, micro-credit loans, vocational training and sport.
The Bili health zone, in the province of North Ubangui, has been hosting several thousand Central African refugees who fled the conflict that plagued their country. Almost 10,000 refugees were relocated to Bili Refugee Camp, and many now live with host families outside the refugee camp, according to figures obtained from the UNHCR in October 2015.
Fighting against the increase of water-borne diseases: a priority for ACTED
The city of Qayarah can be considered as one of the biggest cities at Nineveh governorate southern of Mosul, and as a result of military operations in the district more than 10 thousand people have been displaced from the city toward Kurdistan Iraq. With this numbers of displaced people, the humanitarian situation is becoming increasingly difficult that represented by food, water, housing, health services and humanitarian needs. The indicate of field assessments that done by the Iraqi Red Crescents’ teams there are a large number of families still need immediate interventions.
32,624 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015
17,000 Refugee returnees from Kenya since 8 December 2014
120,809 Evictions in Mogadishu since January 2015
591,224 New displacements since January 2015
WORKING WITH PARTNERS
As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia (UNSOM), UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, local and international NGOs and Somali authorities at country and field levels in a joint effort to provide assistance and durable solutions to the people of Somalia.
In the absence of a political solution, violations and abuses continue to occur in the context of widespread insecurity and in disregard of international humanitarian and human rights law. Yemen’s economy is now near collapse following 16 months of conflict and import and export restrictions.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andreas Needham – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 22 July 2016, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
By: Andreas Needham | 22 July 2016