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30 Jul 2016 description

Damascus, Syria | AFP | Saturday 7/30/2016 - 15:43 GMT

by Rim Haddad with Rana Moussaoui in Beirut

Syria and its ally Russia said Saturday that dozens of civilians and rebels had left besieged eastern Aleppo through humanitarian corridors but residents there and rebels dismissed the claims as "lies".

The reported crossings came 48 hours after Russia announced safe passages to allow evacuations from the rebel-held eastern areas, where an estimated 250,000 people are under government siege and facing food shortages.

30 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is outraged by today’s airstrike on a vital maternity hospital run by our partners in Idlib governorate.

The bombing took place at approximately 13.00 BST today, hitting the front of the hospital building. Two people were killed in the attack.

30 Jul 2016 description


  • Estimated number of refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers present in the country grew to around 3,600.

  • The number of asylum seekers gathering to re-enter the EU at the Northern border to Hungary slightly decreased to just over 1,200. Less than twenty pushbacks from Hungary into Serbian territory were encountered. Demanding unhindered entry into Hungary, around 100 protesters remained in peaceful hunger strike close to Horgos I border crossing at the Serbia-Hungary border.

30 Jul 2016 description
report UN News Service

29 July 2016 – The international community must do more to end the inhumane practice of human trafficking and protect migrants and refugees – particularly young people, women and children – from those who attempt to exploit their opportunity for a better future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging all nations to recognize their responsibility in combating the global scourge.

29 Jul 2016 description

Toronto, Ontario. (July 29, 2016), ​A “​Syrian Relief” maternity hospital in Kafer Takhareem (Idlib, Syria) was hit by an airstrike hours ago. The hospital serves a population of 1,300 women and performs roughly 300 deliveries per month. The next closest hospital is 43 miles away. Syrian Relief is an affiliate of UOSSM and the hospital is supported by Save The Children. Latest reports indicate 5 civilians killed and 13 wounded.

29 Jul 2016 description
report Terre des hommes


John Knox
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

29 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 29, 2016) — A Save the Children-supported maternity hospital in Idlib, Syria was bombed today. The hospital serves over 1,300 women and performs over 300 deliveries each month. Save the Children is working to confirm reports of casualties among the patients and hospital staff.

Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles said: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic bombing of the maternity hospital in Idlib. Our thoughts and hearts are with the patients, staff, and their families."

29 Jul 2016 description


  • FEWS NET reports critical levels of food insecurity and acute malnutrition in Borno State, Nigeria
  • Approximately 257,000 people need humanitarian assistance in Chad’s Lac Region
  • State/PRM announces $27 million to support humanitarian assistance in the Lake Chad Basin

Key Developments

  • In June, the Government of Nigeria (GoN) declared a nutritional emergency in Borno State and released an emergency response plan to address acute malnutrition and deteriorating food security.
29 Jul 2016 description
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  1. La asistencia humanitaria y de recuperación se debe proveer a base de necesidades identificadas y de manera equitativa entre grupos poblacionales, en las provincias afectadas, entre zonas rurales y urbanas, así como dentro y fuera de albergues.

  2. Urge redoblar esfuerzos para atender las necesidades de comunidades rurales y poblaciones vulnerables desde antes del terremoto.

29 Jul 2016 description

A finales del 2014, el Programa Mundial de Alimentos en Bolivia recibió una contribución de 522.000 euros por parte del gobierno italiano. Esto llevó a la implementación del programa “Apoyo a la seguridad alimentaria de poblaciones vulnerables en los departamentos de Pando, Chuquisaca y Tarija” en Bolivia.

El objetivo principal del PMA y de Italia era fortalecer las capacidades de resiliencia de las familias vulnerables al impulsar sus medios de vida y crear oportunidades comerciales para sus productos.

29 Jul 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Hinda Guled, 29, recently delivered a baby girl at Garowe General Hospital. Her husband, Farah, describes the delivery as a miracle because Hinda almost died giving birth. She was rushed to hospital by skilled birth attendants, who happened to have been in Taleh, carrying out an Integrated Community Reproductive Health Outreach Campaign for drought-affected populations in Sool region in the Puntland State of Somalia.

29 Jul 2016 description


  • Food insecurity aggravated by chronic drought and negative coping strategies, in the context of limited capacity. Malnutrition is not only linked to food insecurity, but also caused by poor eating habits.

  • Recent and former population displacement due to conflicts in neighboring CAR, Libya, Nigeria, and Sudan (security volatility around Chad).

29 Jul 2016 description

A Malemba Nkulu, territoire reculé de la province du Haut-Lomami dans le sud-est de la RDC, la violence armée a également affecté l'accès aux soins de santé. Les femmes enceintes, par exemple, accouchent souvent dans des conditions très précaires, mettant en danger leur vie et celle de leur bébé. Depuis octobre 2015, le CICR soutient des structures de santé locales pour faciliter leur prise en charge.

29 Jul 2016 description


  • The number of people fleeing to Uganda from South Sudan on a daily basis continues to number in the thousands, with 2,319 people crossing border yesterday.

  • 1,444 refugees crossed the border using the Elegu border point (Adjumani axis), 193 in Moyo, 39 in Lamwo and 308 in Oraba (Arua district. 335 refugees were received at Kiryandongo Reception Centre in Mid-West Uganda.

29 Jul 2016 description

Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) is one of the largest and most active non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organizations in Poland. PAH implements comprehensive WASH, FSL, NFI, Education, Shelter and Protection solutions in hard to reach areas around the world. We are currently responding to humanitarian crises in Syria, Somalia, Ukraine, South Sudan, and Nepal.