KANDAHAR - Raising awareness about women’s rights and gender-based violence is the aim of a new UN-backed radio campaign in the country’s southern provinces of Zabul, Kandahar and Helmand.
Panellists in the radio programmes, supported by the Kandahar regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) as part of broader campaign against gender-based violence, are focusing on multiple aspects of women’s rights in and around Kandahar.
ANKARA -- “The living conditions aren’t easy at all” shares Aisha, 13 years old from Iraq, "but that’s not the hard part. The real hard part is feeling like a stranger, all the time".
IsraAID’s relief team has returned from a mission in Turkey, with open hearts and torn stomachs.
763,363 IDPs provided with NFIs since March 2015 to February 2017
134,149 Refugees and asylum seekers provided with health services since January 2016
63,712 IDPs provided with shelter assistance since January 2016
63,067 Refugee children enrolled in education since January 2016
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2,007,216 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) *
1,027,674 IDP returnees
724,846 recipients of NFIs since March 2015
18.8 million people in need
263,432 people reached by the Protection cluster led by UNHCR in 2016
279,211 registered refugees and asylum seekers
1,839 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017
Following the military operation which brought the centre of Tilkeif under Government of Iraq control on 19 January 2017, OCHA fielded an inter-cluster mission (31 January 2017) to understand and verify the most pressing needs among the civilian population.
Desde el 11 de febrero la comunidad del resguardo indígena de Santa Rosa de Guayacán de la etnia Wounaan Nonam, compuesta por 153 personas (31 familias) se desplazó al casco urbano de Buenaventura, como consecuencia del accionar y la presencia de hombres armados en el territorio (ver Flash Update No. 1), presumiblemente miembros de un Grupo Armado Posdesmovilización (GAPD).
1.9 m people displaced, of which 1.5 million in Borno and 0.11 million in Yobe States (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix, January 2017)
4.4 m people food insecure in Borno and Yobe States (Phases 3, 4 & 5 Cadre Harmonisé, October 2016)
More than 290,000 people live in refugee camps in Tanzania's northwestern Kigoma District. The vast majority came from neighboring Burundi. More people cross the border every day—according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees nearly 19,000 Burundians arrived in January 2017.
(Baghdad, 18 February 2017): With military operations to retake western Mosul beginning, humanitarian organizations are warning that tens of thousands of families are at extreme risk. Recent surveys with key informants confirm that food and fuel supplies are dwindling, markets and shops have closed, running water is scarce and electricity in many neighborhoods is either intermittent or cut off.
17 February 2017 – Despite progress in the realization of children’s rights, as set out in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which entered into force on 2 September 1990, too many commitments remain unfulfilled. This is particularly true for children deprived of liberty, who often remain invisible and forgotten.
Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha
Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase
UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance
• The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission noted a significant increase in ceasefire violations in Donetsk Oblast, including over 10,330 explosions, compared with around 2,500 in December 2016;
• Due to conflict escalation in late January, approximately 1.8 million people, including 252,000 children, on both sides of the ‘contact line,’ are at risk as critical civilian infrastructure (i.e. water, electricity, heating) was damaged;
IDP caseload in Nigeria’s Borno State increases by 135,290 people between December 2016 and January 2017
Recent report highlights that populations in northeastern Nigeria continue to face severe protection risks
Humanitarian support likely preventing deterioration in food security in Niger’s Diffa Region; further assistance required
Maurizio Crivallero, Save the Children’s Iraq Country Director said:
“An estimated 350,000 children are trapped in western Mosul, and the impact of artillery and other explosive weaponry in those narrow, densely-populated streets is likely to be more deadly and indiscriminate than anything we have seen in the conflict so far.
Prime Minister Moving Ahead With Harmful Plan to Legalize Child Marriage
“Girls have no ground to stand on.”
Those were the words of the leader of a local women’s nongovernmental organization (NGO), describing the gender discrimination that affects every aspect of girls’ lives in Bangladesh.
"We believe some migrants are coming back and that 300 to 400 of them are currently in the region. Most of them teenagers or young adults"
By Matthias Blamont
PARIS, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Some 300 to 400 migrants, mostly unaccompanied children, have made their way back to Calais in northern France over the past few weeks in the hope of reaching Britain, non-government associations say.
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Jihan was severely burned when she was hit by a bombing in Mosul in 2016.
“We were all at home,” she explains to members of a Handicap International mobile teams. “The sun was setting, and I’d gone to the kitchen to cook. Our house was hit and a missile exploded just in front of me.”