Committee on the Rights of Persons
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Colombia on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Yemen’s situation is negatively impacted by halt in the peace negotiation, ongoing hostilities and worsening economic situation. The escalated conflict, higher prices of fuel and basic goods, and a considerable cash shortage are deeply affecting national systems – particularly the health system. Enormous humanitarian needs in Yemen are expected to increase in the coming months.
Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report
23 Aug 2016
New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.
I. CONTEXTE ET JUSTIFICATION
Pays sahélien et enclavé, le Niger a un climat particulièrement aride avec des s variabilités extrêmes et régulières. La pluviométrie annuelle comprise entre 100 mm et 800 mm, est caractérisée par une importante variabilité interannuelle et spatiale avec en conséquences des séquences de sécheresses et/ou des inondations. Ces rudes conditions climatiques affectent la production agropastorale et les conditions de vie des ménages en général.
Le Niger est confronté à deux types d'insécurité alimentaire :
2,700 people have fled to Uganda over the past two days, 1,386 on Monday and 1,314 on Sunday.
Oraba continues to be the main border crossing point, and is now receiving nearly twice as many new arrivals on a daily basis than Elegu. This reflects the fact that most people arriving in Uganda in recent days are fleeing from Central Equatoria.
Una buena nutrición durante el embarazo y los primeros 2 años de vida es crítica. Este período, conocido también como la “ventana de oportunidad de los 1.000 días”, es esencial para prevenir la desnutrición crónica y sus secuelas. Este estudio analiza el patrón alimentario, consumo y dieta de las embarazadas, madres lactantes y menores de 2 años para conocer las “brechas”, proponer acciones para “cerrarlas” y apoyar a las autoridades a reducir la desnutrición crónica, que afecta al 46.5% de la niñez guatemalteca.
In 2016, WFP Sudan plans to assist 4.6 million affected people, of which 3.9 million reside in Darfur. Thus far, WFP has reached 2.5 million people or 54 percent of the people in need - distributing 97,000 mt of food across Sudan.
In July, WFP Sudan assisted 1.9 million people with general food assistance and 76,790 children under five and pregnant and nursing women with nutrition assistance.
Appeal Target: US$ 3'554'015
Balance Requested: US$ 2'991'388
Geneva, 24 August 2016 Dear Colleagues,
Description of the disaster
A massive earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck North West Pakistan on 26 October 2015, leaving at least 280 people dead and injuring over 1,773 people. The quake was also felt in the neighbouring countries of the region. The epicentre of the earthquake was in neighbouring Afghanistan in a remote part of Hindu Kush range at a depth of 212 kilometre.
This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 1 June to 30 June 2016.
On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia launched the revision of the joint Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). The revised HRD estimates that 9.7 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of emergency food assistance until the end of the year. This is a decrease from the 10.2 million people estimated at the beginning of the year. Similarly, the estimated number of children that require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016 decreased from 458,000 to 420,000.
USG announces nearly $138 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan
Security situation in Juba remains calm following armed clashes in early July
Humanitarian organizations respond to IDP needs in Juba, Wau
Italy - IOM reports that 269,244 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 104,141 migrants or refugees have arrived during 2016.
This is slightly lower than the number recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.
• On World Humanitarian Day, humanitarian community pays tribute to 59 aid workers killed in South Sudan since December 2013.
• Armed clashes and ambushes prevent humanitarians from reaching displaced people in Greater Equatoria.
• Humanitarian organizations strive to meet growing needs as the number of internally displaced people increases in Wau town.
• Intermittent fighting has forced thousands of people to flee their homes in central and southern Unity.
The support to public institutions has continued to focus on supporting service delivery, policy development and enhancing capacities of public officials and civil servants to respond to the crisis.
More than 120 million USD of assistance was committed or channeled to public institutions so far in 2016. 521 additional staff were seconded or financed to enhance the crisis response capacity of public institutions.
Support to Social Institutions