1 . The present, fifteenth, report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014), in which the Council requested me to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of those resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
In the week to 17 May 2015, there were six confirmed Ebola cases, a considerable increase comparing to the previous week. Five out of the six new cases came from known contacts. Only one case come from an unknown source (Western Urban).
There were 42 cases of Ebola this week, 27 of which were suspected and 15 were confirmed. This is the highest number of cases for five weeks. Of the confirmed cases, 11 were in Forécariah, 11 were in Dubréka and five were in Boké.
Posted by Ed Duffus, Plan International Digital Birth Registration Project Manager
Ed DuffusMay 2015: When Motorola’s Martin Cooper made the first cellphone call way back in 1973, he knew he was onto something big, but he couldn’t have known how important mobile phone technology would become. Today, ICT is making a huge contribution to the development of societies around the world.
It’s 1pm on a Friday but the corridors of a school in Debaltseve, a town in the east of Ukraine that has been the scene of some of the worst fighting of the conflict, are silent.
No children’s footsteps or shouts echo through the corridors. They should be returning to class for afternoon lessons but most will have already picked their way through the debris that litters the streets and returned home for the day.
Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Tuesday 5/26/2015 - 17:42 GMT
A weekend attack by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Gubio left 37 people dead, with more than 400 buildings destroyed by fire, local vigilantes said Tuesday.
The civilian fighters gave the toll to Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima, who visited the town to assess the devastation.
"The terrorists killed 37 people, including two young boys," said Bukar Mondama, the leader of the vigilantes who briefed the governor.
ABUJA, Nigeria, 26 May 2015 – More women and children have been used as suicide bombers in Northeast Nigeria in the first five months of this year than during the whole of last year, according to reports collated by UNICEF.
In 2014, 26 suicide attacks were recorded, compared to 27 attacks as of May 2015. In at least three-quarters of these incidents, women and children were reportedly used to carry out the attacks.
The UNDP “Peace Building in Lebanon” project works since 2007 on enhancing mutual understanding and social cohesion in a participatory approach with youth, educators, media, NGOs, municipal council members, mukhtars and local leaders.
EMERGENCY EVD PROTECTION CROSS BORDER LIBERIA-GUINEA
Since January 2015, the ECHO funded DRC Liberia Guinea Cross Border Emergency EVD project has been operational in 50 border communities and 6 urban centres in Nimba County. The Liberian Emergency Team carries out activities to empower EVD survivors across Nimba County through integrated protection measures such as economic reintegration, individual protection assistance (IPA) and cash transfer.
GENEVA (26 May 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Chaloka Beyani, today described the displacement crisis in Syria as “staggering in its proportions” and requiring an urgent and coordinated response from the Government of Syria and national and international humanitarian organizations working in close partnership.
These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2015, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.27 million refugees by end-2015.
Almost 2,000 partner staff have been trained this year on Child Protection and Sexual & Gender Based Violence response
Capacity-building through the training of responders in various aspects of protection continues across the region.
Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Tuesday 5/26/2015 - 14:40 GMT
Suspected Fulani herdsmen killed at least 23 people in central Nigeria, the latest clash in a long-running battle with farming communities in the restive region, police said Tuesday.
"There was an attack by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on three villages in Logo local government area, (Benue) state," said police spokesman Austin Ezeani, referring to Saturday's violence.
"As at yesterday, 23 people were (confirmed) killed," he told AFP.
United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has marked the countdown to the new school year in Beirut by urging the international community to take action so that refugee children can return to school. He also reissued his call for a humanitarian fund for education in emergencies.
Based on extensive consultations with stakeholders in the region, this paper investigates and analyses the implementation of the Eastern Sudan Peace Agreement (ESPA) in an attempt to answer a number of key questions: what role has the Government of Sudan (GoS) played in implementing the agreement? What have been the roles of the movements comprising the Eastern Front (EF)? What impact has the ESPA had on the people of Eastern Sudan? What are the current challenges to and constraints on human security in the region? And what are the prospects for development for the region?
Flood Emergency Reconstruction and Resilience Project ADB to provide Rs.16 billion to Punjab Government
Rescue 1122 will be launched in Balochistan
NDMA commences 2015 pre-monsoon preparations fourth premonsoon preparedness and contingency planning meeting held at Karachi (Sindh)
Crackdowns: 1,358 proclaimed offenders arrested across in K-P
RAW at frontline to sabotage Economic Corridor, China warns Pakistan
Rights concerns: Military courts must not try children, says HRCP
1. KHOST & PAKTIKA UPDATE
When the refugee influx began from North Waziristan Agency into Khost and Paktika provinces, many humanitarian agencies thought the situation would be short-term. However as the operations expanded and there have been reports of destroyed property and infrastructure, refugee families are planning to stay longer. As a result, different interventions are needed, in particular livelihoods as families have exhausted their resources and need additional resources.
Libya: Civilians Trapped in Benghazi
(Beirut) – The parties to the conflict in Libya should allow civilians safe passage out of neighborhoods in the eastern city of Benghazi and other areas caught up in the hostilities and permit access to deliver food and medical supplies.