Forced recruitment and other grave child violations continue. Last week, 89 children were forcibly recruited from Wau Shiluk, however, it is believed that the number may be much higher. Some witnesses have noted that at least some of these children are receiving military training. Reports of forced recruitment in other parts of the country were also received this week and UNICEF and partners are now working to verify the number of children who may have been forcibly recruited and to advocate for their release.
The total number of South Sudanese refugees who have entered Ethiopia since the outbreak of the conflict in mid-December 2013 is now over 196,144 individuals, including 193,425 individuals who entered through the Gambella Region and 2,719 who entered through the Assosa Region.
“The volatile security environment is a direct illustration of the parties’ continued lack of political will,” the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Mr. Hervé Ladsous, told the Security Council on 24 February.
Partners condemned the abduction of 89 children who were taking their exams in Wau Shilluk, Upper Nile State.
Partners were responding to cholera in Eastern Equatoria. Since 19 February, there have been no new cholera cases reported.
Over 600 people were registered as newly arrived in Yida, Unity State coming from South Kordofan in Sudan - 11 per cent fewer than in the previous week. Of the new arrivals, 65 per cent were women and children.
Israeli forces kill a Palestinian and injure 24 others.
Israeli authorities demolish a structure in East Jerusalem and confiscate construction material for a donor-funded project.
Israeli forces injure a Palestinian man in the Access Restricted Areas (ARA).
Large areas flooded in the middle area.
Three children injured by explosive remnants of war.
Since December 2014, an estimated 20,000 Central Africans have fled over the Ubangi River to into the Bili and Bosobolo health zones in Equateur Province, northern DRC, adding to 10,000 refugees already present in the area. The refugees have arrived with very few possessions, if any, and are heavily dependent on the local community. Available supplies of food and drinking water must be divided among an increasingly large population and the threat of malnutrition and water-borne illness looms.
Appeal Target: US$ 993,006
Balance Requested: US$ 991,075
Geneva, 25 February 2015
Since more than 12 months hostilities have affected the South Sudanese population, steaming from a power struggle between the incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Dr. Riek Machar. On the evening of the 15th December 2013 violence erupted in Juba when Mr. Kiir accused Mr. Machar of staging a coup. This violence has since prevailed.
This dashboard reflects the cummulative achievements of the 2014 Preliminary Reponse Plan of North Waziristan Agency (NWA) diplacement.
BOGOTÁ, Colombia, 26 de febrero de 2015 (ACNUR) - Por el río, en aparente calma, entre árboles y montañas, se va abriendo el camino hacia comunidades que parecen suspendidas en el tiempo, marcadas por avisos y carteles de grupos armados ilegales que hacen presencia en la zona. Solo estelas en el agua y sonidos de motores quedan como rastro de las pangas que transitan por ahí.
By Catherine Weibel
After losing their father and their home during the most recent conflict, two young girls in Gaza struggle to come to terms with the past and look to a brighter future.
Tripoli, Lebanon | AFP | Friday 2/27/2015 - 03:27 GMT
by Sara Hussein
Syrian refugee Yasmine Khalaf lies next to her day-old daughter Israa in a Lebanese hospital, worrying that her tiny newborn risks life without a legal identity.
Israa, sleeping swaddled in a fluffy pink blanket, is one of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees born in Lebanon who are threatened with statelessness because of the hurdles to registering their births.
On behalf of USG and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, I would like to deliver the following statement.
As Syria enters its fifth year of conflict, violence and brutality continue unabated and with total impunity. The indiscriminate use of explosive weapons in populated areas, by all parties, claimed more lives this month and displaced thousands. Government aerial bombardments, including the use of barrel bombs, and attacks by armed opposition groups have intensified in many areas - including Aleppo, Dar’a and Rural Damascus.
Mambasa: Retour au calme à Badengaido après une semaine de vives tensions autour de la RFO
Plus de 230 cas de méningite enregistrés dans le Territoire d’Aru.
Plus de 450 enfants encore présents dans les groupes armés.
Aperçu de la situation
Date : L’évaluation s’est déroulée le 24 février 2015.
Zone d’évaluation : Village de Gbakanga-Bofiré-Bolakaba dans la commune de Bén-Zambé, Sous-Préfecture de Bossangoa dans l’Ouham.
Population : Environ 1 215 personnes déplacées regroupant 2431 Ménages dans les Villages de Gbakanga-Bofiré-Bolakaba et à peu près 1 633 personnes représentant 327 ménages de la population hôte.
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the fourth and fifth periodic reports of Eritrea on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Près de 3 millions de personnes vulnérables, notamment des personnes déplacées internes (PDI) et retournées, ont été assistées dans les huit domaines d’intervention humanitaire au Sud-Kivu. La protection des civils demeure une des principales préocupations de la commu-nauté humanitaire.
Child recruitment: Scores of children abducted last week in Upper Nile State are reportedly undergoing military training, UNICEF said on 24 February. 'Witnesses have said they are in a training camp,” near Wau Shilluk town (20 km northeast of Malakal), said John Budd, UNICEF communications officer for South Sudan.