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RDC : l'ONU appelle à renforcer la lutte contre l'impunité de ceux qui recrutent des enfants-soldats

Report
UN News Service

21 juillet 2014 – Lors de la publication lundi du 5ème rapport du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies sur la situation des enfants touchés par les conflits en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), la Représentante spéciale pour les enfants et les conflits armés, Leila Zerrougui, a indiqué que le recrutement et l'utilisation d'enfants par des groupes armés demeure endémique dans ce pays entre 2010 et 2013.

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Gaza Under Fire – a Humanitarian Disaster

By Khaled Alashqar

GAZA CITY, Jul 22 2014 (IPS) - As a result of over two weeks of Israeli bombardment, thousands of Palestinian civilians have fled their homes in the north of Gaza and sought refuge in schools run by the UNRWA, the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees.

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Council Conclusions on the Great Lakes Region , 22 July 2014

Report
European Union

COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Foreign Affairs Council meeting

Brussels, 22 July 2014

The Council adopted the following conclusions:

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Unhappily ever after: Slow and uneven progress in the fight against early marriages

Caroline Harper, Nicola Jones, Elizabeth Presler-Marshall and David Walker

Key Messages

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Tanzania Acts to Protect Trafficked Children

Tanzania - To facilitate an effective response to protecting, assisting and referring victims of trafficking, especially children, IOM Tanzania, in collaboration with Tanzania’s Anti-Trafficking Secretariat, is this week convening a stakeholders meeting to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs.)

The 3-day event, which began yesterday, is taking place today at the Stella Maris Hotel in Bagamoyo and attendees include Secretary of the Anti-Trafficking Committee from the Ministry of Home Affairs Seperatus Fella.

International Organization for Migration:

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Guatemala + 6 others
REDLAC Weekly Note on Emergencies - Latin America & the Caribbean - Year 7 - Volume 364

Highlights

 GUATEMALA: The July 7 earthquake affected 84,679 people in Guatemala, with 6,341 evacuees and 765 people in 22 shelters currently open.

 HONDURAS: The Government is calling for the creation of a plan of action to address the serious humanitarian emergency caused by the high migration flow of unaccompanied children deported from the U.S.

 THE AMERICAS: The Director of WHO believes that the spread of the chikungunya virus is concerning and recommends countries to prevent this disease through a comprehensive social approach.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Guatemala + 6 others
REDLAC Nota Semanal sobre Emergencias - América Latina y el Caribe Año 7 - Volumen 364

Destacados

  • GUATEMALA: El sismo ocurrido el pasado 07 de julio ha dejado hasta el momento 84,679 personas afectadas en Guatemala, 6,341 evacuados y 765 albergados actualmente en 22 centros.

  • HONDURAS: El Gobierno anunció un plan de acción para responder a la grave emergencia humanitaria generada por el alto flujo migratorio de niñas y niños no acompañados hacia los EEUU.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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10 Human Rights Organizations in an Urgent Letter to Attorney General: Concerns Regarding Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law in the IDF's Operations in Gaza

Ten human rights organizations urgently contacted Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein today following the release of reports on the nature of attacks within the Gaza Strip and the high rate of civilian casualties. This information raises concerns about grave violations of international humanitarian law.

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Death toll of Palestinian children spirals as Israel expands Gaza offensive

Ramallah, July 21, 2014—The death toll of Palestinian children has spiraled since the launch of a ground invasion on the Gaza Strip by the Israeli military on July 17. The total number of confirmed deaths now stands at 73, with a further 73 cases being investigated by DCI-Palestine.

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North Waziristan Displacements Situation Report #3, 18th July 2014

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM FOR NORTH WAZIRISTAN IDPS 2014

TABA Foundation is an umbrella organization that is bringing all welfare trusts of Pakistan on one platform. Over 80 organizations are members of it. Under the working group made from Health and Disaster Management Clusters, it has been decided to work collectively in order to utilize the resources most efficiently. Kawish Welfare Trust and Human Relief Foundation have been selected as leading and implementing partners.

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No time to lose: New UNICEF data show need for urgent action on female genital mutilation and child marriage

LONDON/NEW YORK, 22 July 2014 – The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.

UNICEF data released today show that while prevalence has decreased slightly over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically, simply to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.

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Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 20 July 2014

Monsoon Updates-2014
Monsoon Weather Situation Report as of 19-7-2014
National Weekly Weather Outlook (Monsoon 2014) as of 20-7-2014
North Waziristan Agency (NWA) Displacement
National Humanitarian Network (NHN) Updates as of 18-7-2014
IDPs in Districts as of 18-7-2014
Updates from Health Department as of 17-7-2014
Updates from Live Stock Department as of 17-7-2014
Al-khidmat Foundation (AKF) Response Update as of 20-7-2014
Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Response Update as of 18-7-2014

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Nigeria school offers hope to children caught in Islamist strife

07/22/2014 03:32 GMT

by Aminu ABUBAKAR

MAIDUGURI, July 22, 2014 (AFP) - Aisha Abubakar was at home two years ago when Boko Haram Islamists stormed through the door. She watched as they executed her father.

Children in Nigeria's deeply impoverished north face immense challenges in accessing education, and for the fatherless like 13-year-old Aisha the obstacles are even tougher.

Agence France-Presse:

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South Sudan + 2 others
IRRI submission to the APPG on Sudan and South Sudan: UK and International Engagement with South Sudan 2011-2014

Summary

The International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is responding to the call for information about the transitional period in South Sudan and the ways in which aid might have been targeted more effectively.

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Bureau of Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People Strongly Condemns Ongoing Israeli Military Operation in Gaza

GA/PAL/1311

The Bureau of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People issued the following statement today:

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Gaza: Civilians vulnerable as child death toll rises

Children, rather than combatants, are bearing the brunt of the ongoing conflict in Gaza and Israel.

One in five people being killed in Gaza are children, and the number of children dying in this operation has risen by more than 40 per cent since the ground operation began on 17 July. Almost a third of the Palestinians injured are children.

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UN Envoy Djinnit encourages Nigerians to keep the momentum towards securing the safe release of the abducted School Girls and addressing the scourge of Terrorism

Dakar, 15 July 2014 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mr. Said Djinnit, has ended today his third visit to the country, from 11 to 15 July.

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The child soldiers of South Sudan

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Al Jazeera

Rebels and government forces in South Sudan use children as young as 12 to fight an increasingly brutal civil war.

Klaas van Dijken Last updated: 19 Jul 2014 08:25

Rubkona, South Sudan - These days, soldiers are the only people loitering around the market in this once-bustling oil town. They loaf about in plastic chairs, wander bored or drunk and lean against the skeletons of abandoned beds and buildings. Others ply the goods that now absent shopkeepers used to trade, although these wares are looted from former residents.

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PRCS Operational update 19-20 July 2014

PRCS increased its readiness to respond to the needs of Palestinians affected by Israeli attacks in various areas in the oPt. Below are the PRCS interventions during the reporting period.

General Situation in the Gaza Strip

• Israel continues shelling indiscriminately civilians and civilian objects in the Gaza Strip which leads to the increase of the death toll and injuries.

Palestine Red Crescent Society:

Copyright © Palestine Red Crescent Society

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New UK support for civilians caught up in Gaza violence

In response to continuing violence in Gaza, the UK is providing emergency support to help tens of thousands of Palestinians

The UK will provide more than £5 million in emergency support to help tens of thousands of people affected by the violence in Gaza.

This includes £2 million in new funding announced by Prime Minister David Cameron today for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) Flash Appeal. This will provide emergency assistance to more than 84,000 people who have been driven out of their homes.