Syria's delegation said the talks were 'useful and constructive' as the third round came to a close. The UK's foreign minister called on Damascus to end its siege of Aleppo after more civilians were reportedly killed.
Syria's UN ambassador Bashar al-Jaafari on Tuesday said the third round of indirect talks aimed at fostering a political solution to the conflict in Syria was "useful and constructive," reported the official Syrian Arab News Agency.
Du 26 au 31 mars 2016, l’UNFPA Côte d’Ivoire a mis en œuvre son plan de réponse humanitaire intégré dans le plan de contingence du SNU en Côte d’Ivoire. Et ce, après les affrontements entre les communautés peuhles et Lobi de Bouna impliquant les Dozos et les communautés Malinké et Koulango, du 23 mars 2016 à Bouna, localité au nord-est du pays.
Des heurts qui ont occasionné des morts de civils ainsi que des agents des forces de l’ordre et des déplacements de plusieurs habitants abandonnant leurs domiciles pour se réfugier ailleurs.
Food security improving across Sahel, but millions are still in need of assistance.
Nearly 3 million people in the Lake Chad region are facing severe food shortages.
Clashes between herders and farmers in Côte d’Ivoire displace over 6,000 people.
Between January and April, DRC reports 5,757 cholera cases.
Ebola resurfaces for the third time in Liberia, Guinea sees its first flare-up.
In April 2016, UNRWA commenced the second round of its food distribution, which runs until June 2016, and for the first time provides the new and improved food baskets to over 930,000 Palestine refugees. Prior to the distribution, during February and March 2016, the Agency launched an extensive outreach campaign on these new food baskets to ensure that beneficiaries are informed about the changes and their questions and concerns are addressed in a pro-active way.
By Eric Reeves
There are more than 20 million refugees worldwide—and half of them are children. Moreover, according to the UN High Commission for refugees, 86 percent of these refuges are in “countries considered economically less developed.” But international attention has focused disproportionately on the plight of those from the historical Levant, who continue to turn up in various wealthy European countries that have the power to shape international news and perceptions.
The UN Independent Expert on the Situation of Human Rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, today concluded his second visit to Sudan as Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the country.
From his observations during his visit from 14 to 28 April 2016, he notes progress since his first visit in May 2015, but also expresses concerns regarding press freedom, the security situation, and a number of human rights issues in Sudan.
Aristide Nononsi's complete statement:
The security situation continued to deteriorate throughout March with intense armed clashes in Donetsk, Horlivka and Mariupol areas in particular. This had a negative impact on the water and electricity supply to vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine; the number of causalities has also increased.
In March, 7 incidents were registered in Diffa region with 22 casualties (16 civilians), including 3 girls between ages 12-15 with explosive belts who were killed by security forces before they were able to detonate their explosives.
Yemen peace talks commence in Kuwait on April 21 following a threeday delay
Parties to the conflict largely maintain a cessation of hostilities, which began on April 10
Response agencies address humanitarian needs following midApril floods in seven governorates
Con el objetivo de capacitarse en la aplicación de estándares de referencia universal para la protección de la infancia en situaciones de emergencia, funcionarios de la Secretaría de Emergencia Nacional (SEN), junto con personal de otras instituciones estatales, departamentales y municipales, participan del taller sobre Normas Mínimas de Protección de la Niñez en la Acción Humanitaria. La actividad se realiza hoy y mañana, viernes 29 de abril, en Centro Paraguayo de Educación Permanente “Ko’ê Pyahu”.
Arrivals and Departures
On 27 April, Sweden's Migration Agency forecast that Sweden expects between 40,000 and 100,000 people to claim asylum this year (which is a decrease from the original forecast of between 70,000 and 140,000).
Conditions of People
Bogotá, abril 28 de 2016. En el informe de las Naciones Unidas sobre la "Utilización y aplicación de las reglas y normas de las Naciones Unidas en materia de prevención del delito y justicia penal"*, la Secretaría de las Naciones Unidas, resaltó el trabajo de Colombia y los avances del Programa Global de UNODC/UNICEF sobre Violencia contra los Nños, Niñas y Adolescentes en el ámbito de la Prevención del Delito y la Justicia Penal, que es implementado en el país como proyecto piloto para el mundo.
“...As Save the Children, we welcome any peaceful move, however small, that gives us hope that we shall finally have the space, support, and freedom to save the lives of vulnerable South Sudanese children.”
Juba – 28 April 2016: After nearly two and a half years of difficult peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition (SPLM/A-iO, a Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) has been formed.
Entre el 7 y 13 de abril al menos 510 indígenas (83 familias) de las etnias Embera y Wounaan se desplazaron hacia otras comunidades del municipio de Bajo Baudó (Ver Tabla 1), como resultado de los combates entre la Fuerza Pública y un grupo armado no estatal en zona rural del municipio
Presentan UNICEF y CONEVAL análisis sobre pobreza y derechos sociales de niñas, niños y adolescentes en México
Latest Developments (outside of the reporting period):
On 27 April, **a 23-year-old mother of two and her 16-year-old brother were shot dead by Israeli forces at Qalandiya checkpoint in Jerusalem, in unclear circumstances.** The Israeli authorities are still holding the bodies.
By Stephen Ryan (@stiofanoriain), IFRC
Since April 2015, Palestine Red Crescent Society has been providing focused assistance to women in Gaza and the West Bank on reproductive health, while also working to prevent violence in homes and communities through a project made possible with support from the Japanese Government.
ABIDJAN (Côte d’Ivoire), le 28 Avril 2016 – Arrivée au terme de sa mission, Adèle Khudr, Représentante de l’UNICEF, a affirmé que d’importantes étapes ont été franchies en faveur des droits de l’enfant au cours des dernières années en Côte d’Ivoire.
The influx of South Sudanese into Sudan that began in late January 2016 amid ongoing conflict and deteriorating food insecurity continues with some 54,000 arrivals into East and South Darfur and West Kordofan states. Of these new arrivals, 41,774 are residing in East Darfur.