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27 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12535

During its informal consultations on 16 September 2016, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan was briefed by the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan, in connection with the Panel’s 120-day report, and by Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

27 Sep 2016 description

LCRP 2016
Support to Public Institutions

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.

27 Sep 2016 description

Overview

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) was responsible for 12 attacks in August 2016 in which they abducted 20 civilians. All 20 abductees escaped or were released within days of being abducted, in most cases after being used to porter looted goods. August was the second consecutive month of relatively low levels of LRA violence following spikes in activity in January, February, and June 2016.

LRA abductions concentrated in eastern CAR

27 Sep 2016 description

Les volontaires de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi sont engagés dans l'éradication des violences basées sur le genre (VBG). Dans la province de Kirundo, les violences enregistrées sont notamment liées aux violences physiques, psychologiques, économiques et sexuelles.

27 Sep 2016 description
report SUDO (UK)

Human Rights Abuses in Sudan over the Month of August 2016

Overview

During the month of August 2016, SUDO (UK)’s network of human rights monitors submitted 72 reports concerning human rights abuses across Sudan in nine Sudanese states.

27 Sep 2016 description
report UN Women

Countries mobilize to address the daily challenges faced by women and girls worldwide

Date: 27 September 2016

Media Contact: Oisika Chakrabarti, +1 646 781-4522, oisika.chakrabarti[at]unwomen.org

27 Sep 2016 description

Human Rights Council
MIDDAY

The Human Rights Council during its midday meeting held separate interactive dialogues on the High Commissioner’s oral update on the situation of human rights in Ukraine and on the High Commissioner’s report on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

27 Sep 2016 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the thirty-first submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

27 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers
232,065 people affected
3 districts affected
161,897 post Burundian influx
232,065 people in need of food assistance

Highlights

As a result of the increasing influx in refugees, WFP is experiencing a critical shortfall in funding. This will result in a break in key commodities commencing in November 2016. Under the current circumstances, WFP will be forced to reduce rations unless new contributions are received. A full pipeline break is expected in January 2017.

Situation Update

27 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

26 September 2016 – Colombians are “bidding farewell to decades of flames and sending up a bright flare of hope that illuminates the world,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in Cartagena, welcoming the signing by the Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) of a peace deal ending more than 50 years of conflict. Deeply moved to see thousands of Colombians at the signing ceremony, Mr.

27 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Madagascar’s southern region has been experiencing a prolonged drought reinforced by the effects of El Niño. This has left 1.2 million people food-insecure, including 575,000 severely food-insecure from the eight most affected districts.

  • WFP urgently requires USD 20 million to continue relief food assistance until March 2017. If funding is not secured, 350,000 people per month will not receive life-saving food assistance.

27 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Preparations for the Cost of Hunger study in DRC are underway. The official launch of the study is scheduled to take place on 14 September.

  • The Ituri province authorities have set up administrative measures to facilitate humanitarian activities, including removing barriers setup by the military.

Operational Updates

27 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • An agreement between the XPRIZE Foundation and WFP Tanzania has been signed for the Global Learning XPRIZE pilot in Tanzania. The project aims to develop an open-source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.

  • WFP’s Refugee Operation is facing a funding shortfall of USD 9.6 million between September and December 2016. A reduction in the rations distributed may begin as early as October if funding is not available.

27 Sep 2016 description
report Guardian

In the face of conflict and sexual abuse, women in a camp in Central African Republic’s capital are working together to rebuild their lives

Metres away from passengers awaiting their flights in the departure lounge of M’Poko airport in Bangui, tens of thousands of people shelter inside old jumbo-jets, under hangars or in ramshackle tents.

Marie Valentine, 66, is one of them. She remembers vividly the bullets flying in all directions as she fled her house in the capital of Central African Republic, in December 2013.

27 Sep 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS

Lahore: Congo virus claims another life

Criticality of climate change explained

Comprehensive arrangements for treatment of dengue patients

4.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Nawabshah

Accounts of over 8,400 terror financing suspects being frozen

State sponsor of terrorism: US bill unlikely to gain Congressional support

Safe travel: Plea moved for effective measures against accidents

TDPs return, rehab continue at full pace