Children, Women, Elderly Among Kobani Targets
(New York, July 3, 2015) – Armed militants believed to be members of Islamic State, also known as ISIS, deliberately targeted people they knew were civilians in a June 25, 2015, attack in and around the northern Syrian city of Kobani, Human Rights Watch said today. Syrian Kurdish authorities and local human rights groups said that 233 to 262 civilians were killed and at least 273 wounded.
BAMYAN, 30 June 2015 – Women role models are encouraging girls to prioritize education and take a more active role in Afghan society as part of a series of UN-backed events around the country.
At the latest event, organized by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan in Bamyan, women leaders explained to an audience of more than 800 high school girls how they overcame their own challenges. Girls also had the opportunity to interact with the role models in small groups.
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La préfecture de la Mamberé-Kadéi est l’une des préfectures de la République Centrafricaine qui a connu les revers de la crise socio-militaro politique qui a secoué le Pays depuis le 24 mars 2013. Les conséquences de cette catastrophe sont nombreuses dont ces aléas l’enlisement interreligieux, la dégradation du tissu socio-économique de la région essentiellement basé sur l’agriculture, l’élevage, l’exploitation du bois, l’exploitation du diamant et de l’or, ainsi que le commerce.
SHABWA, Yemen – Three months after conflict erupted in Yemen, violence is intensifying across the country, according to United Nations reports. Over 2,800 people have been killed, and over a million people have been internally displaced, with many forced from their homes by armed clashes, shelling and airstrikes. Women have been disproportionately affected by the conflict.
Ireland’s Humanitarian Assistance Policy outlines how we will save and protect lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity before, during and in the aftermath of humanitarian crises.
La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour la Côte d’Ivoire et Chef de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI), Madame Aïchatou Mindaoudou, a participé, ce mercredi 1er juillet 2015, au siège de la Mission onusienne à Abidjan, à la 5e rencontre sectorielle de la Plateforme d’échanges des Nations Unies sur les élections.
KYIV, 2 July 2015 - A graduation ceremony of new Kyiv patrol police officers trained with the support of the OSCE Project Co-ordinator (PCU) in Ukraine was held today.
Sana'a/Geneva (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross has today started a distribution of food across the front lines in the southern city of Aden. The consignment of more than 160 tons will cover the emergency needs of 17,500 people. Around half of Aden's population are displaced from their homes, seeking shelter in any available space in the town.
Having insight into what makes projects successful and how the social capital of women’s organisations contributes to the sustainability of WaSH interventions is highly relevant in the context of the current Sustainable Development Goals and post-2015 discussions. The framework and recommendations in the report are based on data collected from member organisations of the Women for Water Partnership (WfWP) through a collaborative partnership with the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).
As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.
As of 1 July 2015, a total of 523 cholera cases including 29 deaths (CFR 5.5%) have been reported from 75 villages in eight payams of Juba County (Table 1).
The initial cases were traced back to 18 May 2015 in UN House PoC where the first cholera case was confirmed on 1 June 2015. Most of the cholera cases in Juba have been reported from New site followed by Gudele 2, Juba 3 PoC, Gumbo and Gudele 1 (Figure 4).
In El Salvador, insecurity and violence have become structural problems that affect more youth, women and the general population every day. Under this approach to safety and protection of the integrity of the National Society of El Salvador, there is a need to increase the National Society’s capacity to facilitate the actions of the Red Cross and its recognition in the country.
ARTICLE 19 launches its report Women in Myanmar today. Women have inspired political leadership, reported fearlessly on current events and played a leading role in civil society in the country. As a result, however, they have faced a multitude of legal and policy restrictions and arbitrary punishments.
On July 1, the UN-led Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) declared Yemen an L3 crisis—the highest level emergency classification
On June 19, the UN released a revised Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP), which requests a total of $1.6 billion to address increased humanitarian needs in Yemen
Assessments indicate that at least 6 million people are food-insecure and require immediate assistance
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Renewed fighting displaces more than 20,000 families across five provinces
Targeted attacks on aid workers and foreigners result in 20 aid worker deaths
USAID/OFDA commits additional assistance to support humanitarian coordination and health initiatives
The Ebola crisis in Liberia exposed the vulnerabilities of the country’s health and response system, challenged religious and cultural beliefs and further exacerbated other pre-existing vulnerabilities, particularly affecting women and girls. WHO cumulative disaggregated figures indicate 47% of the victims were women and 53% men. Irrespective of the male/female ratio of cumulative cases, there are significant gender dimensions of the crisis that need to be taken into consideration during the post-Ebola recovery phase.
Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Thursday 7/2/2015 - 14:33 GMT
The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday decided to send monitors to conflict-ravaged South Sudan amid allegations of horrific abuses, including soldiers allegedly gang raping young girls and burning them alive.