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01 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Resume Food, Water, Medical Care for Asylum Seekers

(Beirut, July 1, 2016)

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Summer monsoon forecast to bring rainfall 10–20 percent above average

  • Drought and limited health care access in Sindh have resulted in poor health outcomes, particularly for children

  • Approximately half of all people displaced from FATA had returned as of June 23

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • May/June Boko Haram attacks displace as many as 76,000 people in Niger’s Diffa Region

  • UN reports critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in Borno State’s Bama IDP camp

  • CERF contributes an additional $18.5 million in humanitarian assistance for response efforts in Chad and Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Tens of thousands have fled their homes following fresh fighting in Wau county.

• South Sudan facing worst food insecurity since December 2013.

• Thousands displaced by fighting in Raja county.

• Tension remains high in Kajo-Keji where thousands have been displaced.

• Sudanese refugees continue to flee into South Sudan.

Fighting in Wau displaces tens of thousands of people

30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION OVERVIEW

ZIKV continues to spread: 61 countries or territories around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.

5 LAC countries have reported person-toperson ZIKV transmission, probably via a sexual route.

Over 454,976 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 24 June 2016.

30 Jun 2016 description

2,744,915 registered Syrian refugees by end May 2016

30 Jun 2016 description

"If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change really begins—with the realization that just because a certain abuse has taken place in the past doesn’t mean that we have to tolerate that abuse in the future or that we can afford to avert our eyes. Instead, we should be asking ourselves—what if that victim of trafficking was my daughter, son, sister, or brother?

30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

BANGUI, Central African Republic – In the Central African Republic, an entire generation of youth has been scarred by three years of relentless bloodshed. At the height of the crisis, villages were burned to the ground, and sexual violence was widespread. Hundreds of thousands were forced to flee their homes. But today, as a fragile stability takes hold, a peer education programme is helping the country’s young people to reject violence.

Miriam* was 14 when she was raped by a rebel soldier in front of her parents.

30 Jun 2016 description

Les maires des huit arrondissements de Bangui, de Bimbo et de Bégoua, se réunissent jeudi et vendredi à Bangui, pour mettre en place un Réseau pour la lutte contre les violences sexuelles faites aux femmes, aux enfants et aux hommes. L’objectif recherché par les maires de Bangui, de Bimbo et de Bégoua est de contribuer à la prévention et à la protection des femmes, des enfants et des hommes contre les violences sexuelles liées au conflit.

30 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The security context remains stable in the Lac region, but the deployment of Chadian soldiers in Niger and the resumption of military operations could lead to new population movements.

  • Following a new registration mission by the Shelter / NFI / CCCM cluster, there are now 111,683 displaced people, including 74,800 registered and 36,883 estimated displaced people.

30 Jun 2016 description

CONTACT:
John Rivera, jrivera@lwr.org
410-230-2751 (o), 443-604-2918 (m)

The ‘Karko’ Project to Help 7,500 Farm Families Develop Resilience to Climate Change Effects

BALTIMORE, June 30, 2016—Lutheran World Relief has been awarded $1.8 million from the European Union to carry out a project in Zinder, Niger that will strengthen agriculture productivity and sustainably manage land in order to increase farmers’ resilience to climate change risks.

30 Jun 2016 description

Latest developments

  • On 30 June, a Palestinian youth stabbed and killed a 13-year-old Israeli girl in the settlement of Kiryat Arba’ (Hebron), and was subsequently shot and killed by the settlement’s security guards.

  • Three Palestinian men were killed and 14 injured over the course of an armed clash between Palestinian families in the West Bank town of Ya’bad (Jenin) on 29 June; several houses and vehicles were set to fire or otherwise damaged.

30 Jun 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • La situation sécuritaire est restée stable dans la région du Lac, mais le déploiement de soldats tchadiens au Niger et la reprise d’opérations militaires pourraient donner lieu à de nouveaux mouvements de population.

  • Suite à une nouvelle mission d’enregistrement du cluster Abris/AME/CCCM, on compte désormais 111 683 personnes déplacées, dont 74 800 déplacés enregistrés et 36 883 déplacés estimés.

30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

 As of 29 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudan hosts over 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen

• Influx from South Sudan continues, with 5,000 arrivals from Raja into East Darfur reported over the past week.

• Response needed for an estimated 17,000 people displaced as a result of violence in Thur, Central Darfur.

• Several casualties reported as a result of inter-communal violence in Um Tajok, West Darfur.

Sudan hosts 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers

30 Jun 2016 description

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

(23 - 29 June 2016)

·Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt

  • A Palestinian woman was killed in the West Bank under the pretext of carrying out a run-over attack.

  • 3 civilians were wounded during incursions.

  • 40 civilians, including a woman, sustained bullet and shrapnel wounds while 19 others sustained bruises in al-Aqsa Mosque.

30 Jun 2016 description
report Women Under Siege

By Priyali Sur/Contributor — June 29, 2016

The woman looked uneasy and uncomfortable as she peered outside her tent into the darkness. All she could see was an empty stretch with a few bushes, where men were taking turns to urinate. There was nothing—no facilities—available for women.