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16 Jan 2017 description
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Letter dated 9 January 2017 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1591 (2005) concerning the Sudan addressed to the President of the Security Council

I have the honour to transmit herewith the final report of the Panel of Experts on the Sudan, as requested by the Security Council in paragraph 2 of its resolution 2265 (2016).

16 Jan 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 22 of Security Council resolution 2275 (2016) and paragraph 44 of Council resolution 2297 (2016). It provides information on the implementation of those resolutions, including on the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and challenges faced by the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) in carrying out its mandate. It covers major developments from 1 September to 31 December 2016.

II. Political and security overview

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South Sudan: Continued impunity following grave human rights violations in July 2016

GENEVA/JUBA (16 January 2017) – A UN report published today details the grave human rights violations and abuses – including killings and gang rapes – as well as serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in Juba during and after the fighting that occurred between 8 and 12 July 2016. Six months after the violence there remains widespread impunity, as violations continue unabated.

16 Jan 2017 description

MAPUTO - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a GBP 3.6 million contribution from the United Kingdom to help fight malnutrition in Mozambique.

The contribution from UKaid will provide nutritional support over the next six months to approximately 60,000 people in the worst-affected provinces - Cabo Delgado, Gaza, Nampula, Tete, Sofala and Zambezia. The majority of those who will receive nutritional support are malnourished children under five years of age, and pregnant and nursing women.

16 Jan 2017 description

The recently concluded 2016 Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (AMCDRR) at New Delhi, India has provided a clear path for building resilience at the global, regional and local levels. The first important conference to be held after the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR), AMCDRR 2016 also led to the finalization of the 'New Delhi Declaration' and the 'Asian Regional Plan (ARP) for Implementation of the Sendai Framework'.

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Highlight

  • Sri Lanka is experiencing drought. Assessments revealed that 915,000 people have been affected in 23 districts among the 25 districts in Sri Lanka.

  • The Ministry of Disaster Management and WFP jointly organized Simex – a ‘Simulation Exercise’. The three-day exercise enabled one hundred emergency response experts from the Government, UN agencies and NGOs to coordinate a timely and effective response to a national emergency.

Operational Updates

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Highlights

  • WFP reached 680,249 people in December with nutrition assistance, including in flood affected counties.

  • Fortified biscuit rations were reduced in December due to projected assistance breaks tied to funding shortfalls (flood-affected areas were exempt).

  • The government-provided Public Distribution System (PDS) ration in December was an average of 400 grams per person per day. This is higher than the 380 gram ration in November and meets approximately 69 percent of daily caloric requirements.

16 Jan 2017 description

On 29 December, 152 migrants received return assistance home to Mali and on 20 December, IOM assisted 140 Nigerian migrants return home.

IOM has provided desks, chairs and mobile classrooms to 14 schools in Sabha and 9 in Al Qatrun serving a total of 12,994 students.

IOM has completed three first aid training courses for actors involved in life saving operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has released its fourth Flow Monitoring Statistical report

Situation Overview

16 Jan 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By LAWI WENG

RANGOON — More than 4,000 Kachin IDPs returned to Zai Awng, Magayang and Hkau Shau camps after China denied them entry at the border, according to the Joint Strategy Team (JST) supporting the internally displaced people.

“China is a big nation. They need to respect human rights on an international level. They should protect the people who have no protection from fighting,” JST spokesperson Gum Sha Awng said at a press conference in Rangoon on Friday,

16 Jan 2017 description

R2P Monitor is a bimonthly bulletin applying the Responsibility to Protect lens to populations at risk of mass atrocities around the world. Issue 31 looks at developments in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, Myanmar (Burma), South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, Philippines, Central African Republic and Nigeria.

16 Jan 2017 description

Migration Context: Mosul

As of 11 January 2017, 142,698 persons (23,783 families) were displaced by Mosul military operations, which is 47% more than on December 15 (96,864 persons).

The majority of the displaced persons, 87% (125,034) are in camps and emergency sites. During the reporting period the overall population in camps and emergency sites grew by 53% (from 81,756 on 15 December to 125,034 on 11 January).

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In Numbers

1.83 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1,291,294 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

212,071 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

4.6 million people projected to require food assistance from January—April 2017 (WFP estimate)

Highlights

  • Fighting and insecurity continue to displace thousands of South Sudanese.

15 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 Fighting intensifies in Mosul, causing rapid increase in rates of displacement and civilian casualties.

 Trauma care response is stepped up close to Mosul.  Shortages of food, water and medicine reported in Hawiga.

 Damage to homes and lack of livelihood opportunities the biggest barrier to returning communities.

Displacement and casualty rates rise in Mosul

Fighting intensifies causing fresh displacements

15 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Issa Davies

In Sierra Leone, an estimated 1,000 children experience sexual violence each year. Learn how two sisters received help from the Family Support Unit of the Sierra Leone Police after both were sexually abused.

KENEMA, Sierra Leone, 13 January 2017 – Teenage sisters, Fanta and Umu*, had a happy childhood in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone, living with their mother and going to school. But within the space of just a few months, both shared a similar traumatic story of abuse by men in their town.