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30 Aug 2015 description

Highlights

 Violence and armed conflict remain key drivers of displacement in Iraq that has forced about 3.2 million people to leave their homes since January 2014.

 Humanitarian access remains tenuous in hotspot areas in Anbar governorate.

 Emergency response continues to people who have fled towards the Bzeibiz bridge and Ameriyat al Falluja area in Anbar who reside in camps and informal settlements.

 About 80,000 people in Haditha need food, safe water and health services.

8.6 m people in need

30 Aug 2015 description

Summary

In July 2014, the former Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque, undertook an official visit to Kenya.

29 Aug 2015 description

1. About These Guidelines

Purpose of These Guidelines

The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist humanitarian actors and communities affected by armed conflict, natural disasters and other humanitarian emergencies to coordinate, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate essential actions for the prevention and mitigation of gender-based violence (GBV) across all sectors of humanitarian response.

29 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

28 August 2015 – The United Nations Security Council today condemned the use of sexual violence, in particular sexual enslavement and sexual violence “related to or resulting from forced marriage, committee, including as a tactic of war, in Syria and Iraq,” and urged all parties to armed conflict to take all feasible steps to protect civilians from such “abhorrent” acts.

28 Aug 2015 description

August 2015 - For the past 4 years, Dr Aziza has been working as a midwife at a mobile clinic in Nasaji-Bagrami camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Kabul. Operated by an Afghan nongovernmental organization Serve Health Relief and Development Organization (SHRDO), the clinic provides basic health services to 450 families living in the camp.

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Radio

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En Haïti, après le terrible séisme du 12 janvier 2010, quatre maternités de soins obstétricaux néonataux et d’urgence de base (SONUB) ont été créées. Baptisées "Cliniques Sourire", ces maternités fournissent l'ensemble des services de santé de la reproduction, avec du personnel qualifié.

28 Aug 2015 description

Le 28 août 2015 – La Haye, Kinshasa - Le 2 Septembre 2015, l’ancien commandant rebelle congolais Bosco Ntaganda comparaîtra devant la Cour Pénale Internationale (CPI) lors des déclarations d’ouverture de son procès très attendu à La Haye, Pays-Bas. La FIDH et ses organisations membres en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) l’ASADHO, le Groupe Lotus, et la Ligue des Electeurs, saluent l’ouverture de ce procès qui représente une avancée cruciale dans la quête de justice pour les victimes, y compris les victimes de violence sexuelle.

28 Aug 2015 description

DHAKA – More than 35,000 flood-affected people in southeastern Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance so they can replenish food and other necessities lost when the region was hit by cyclonic storm Komen earlier this month.

28 Aug 2015 description

Summary Indicators

South Sudan is a landlocked country of approximately 640,000km2 . It was formed in 2011, gaining independence from Sudan. It is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic. Abyei region is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, with its final status pending negotiations between the two countries (CIA Factbook, 2015). The country is divided into 10 states, with the capital being Juba.

28 Aug 2015 description

IOM Highlights Psychosocial Needs of Displaced People in Eastern Nigeria

Nigeria - IOM, with financial support from the US, French and German governments, has released a report based on a psychosocial needs assessment of internally displaced persons (IDPs) carried out in Yola, Adamawa State, in eastern Nigeria in April 2015.

The needs assessment identified the psychosocial needs of IDPs who have fled the Boko Haram insurgency and are now living in camps and host communities in Yola.

28 Aug 2015 description

Italy - IOM’s Chief of Mission for Libya, Othman Belbeisi, reported today on the latest deaths from that country’s coastal waters. “We are still waiting for more details, but we have learned there were 400 migrants on one of two boats; 100 have already been rescued - nine of them women, and two girls,” Belbeisi explained.

28 Aug 2015 description

QUI: Kyung-wha Kang, Sous-Secrétaire générale des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice adjointe des secours d’urgence
QUOI: Visite de cinq jours en RDC
QUAND: Du lundi 31 août au vendredi 04 septembre 2015
OU: Kinshasa, Nord-Kivu et Sud-Kivu

La présence de groupes armés dans les provinces de l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a depuis des années exacerbé les besoins humanitaires et de protection pour des centaines des milliers de personnes.

28 Aug 2015 description

WHO: Kyung-wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
WHEN: Monday 31 August to Friday 4 September 2015
WHERE: Kinshasa, North Kivu and South Kivu

28 Aug 2015 description

GENEVA, Aug 28 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency said it was "deeply shocked and saddened" at the grim discovery yesterday of the bodies of 71 people inside a truck abandoned near the Austrian border with Hungary.

"This tragedy underscores the ruthlessness of people smugglers who have expanded their business from the Mediterranean sea to the highways of Europe. It shows they have no regard for human life and are only after profit," UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming told a press briefing in Geneva.

28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian needs across Yemen continue to grow as violence escalates.

  • Serious damage to Al - Hudaydah port could deprive millions of people of food and prevent the import of fuel necessary to run health facilities, flour mills, and water and sanitation works.

  • Some form of assistance delivered to 6.9 million people across Yemen’s 22 governorates.

  • Outstanding donor pledges hinder response.

FIGURES

28 Aug 2015 description

Bogotá/Colombia, 25 de agosto de 2015. La Cruz Roja Colombiana continúa el desarrollo de diferentes actividades en apoyo psicosocial, atención en salud, asistencia humanitaria, recreación, restablecimiento de contactos familiares (RCF) y coordinación con las diferentes entidades y organismos de socorro departamentales, para aunar esfuerzos que permitan asistir a más colombianos que retornarán al país deportados y de manera voluntaria.

28 Aug 2015 description

An international seminar in Beijing from 1 to 5 September will launch two new projects to boost progress on gender equality in girls’ and women’s education in Africa and Asia.

28 Aug 2015 description
report World Vision

AUTHOR

Salomon Djimte

In early 1974, Nodjiouamel Rachel abandoned her first year of the secondary school in Ndjamena after an ailment forced her return to her village of Djam. Although she was living with relatives in the capital city she still need to be with her parents during this difficult time.

28 Aug 2015 description

In response to the humanitarian crisis taking place on the Venezuelan border since Friday, the Colombian Red Cross has set up a “human corridor” to transport Colombian and Venezuelan nationals in need of medical attention from San Antonio and neighbouring areas to hospitals in Cúcuta.