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22 Apr 2019 description

April 22nd, 2019 ― Doha: Under the theme of "A Call for Mercy", Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) announced today the launch of its annual Ramadan campaign for the year 1440 A.H.

19 Apr 2019 description

Islamist groups have been deemed one of the most significant threats to international security in the 21st century, and current conflicts include peak levels of political violence involving Islamist actors (New York Times, 6 July 2018). Islamism can imply a variety of qualities – most commonly, the term implies that the group in question aims to establish a state governed according to Islamic law or principles, or to gain independence for Muslims living under non-Islamic states (Wilson Center, n.d.).

18 Apr 2019 description

L’Aperçu de la situation humanitaire mondiale (GHO), publié le 4 décembre 2018 annonçait des besoins en financement de 21,9 milliards de dollars pour 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour les réfugiés et les migrants du Venezuela (RMRP). À la fin du mois de février, les besoins s’élevaient à 22,42 milliards de dollars et, au 31mars, le montant demandé avait atteint 25,11 milliards de dollars.

18 Apr 2019 description

In March 2019, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,132 deaths and injuries from 263 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 72% (1,529) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 93% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 16% in other areas.

17 Apr 2019 description
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Democratic Republic of the Congo

03 March 2019: Update: In Butembo city, North Kivu province, an Ebola Treatment Centre that was attacked by unidentified perpetrators on 27 February 2019 has resumed operations after a temporary shutdown and is now managed by the Health Ministry in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF. Sources: Reuters, The Telegraph, Thomson Reuters Foundation and UN News

12 Apr 2019 description

Overview

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

• potential new emergencies resulting from imminent disaster threats

• new developments in countries already affected by protracted crises which are likely to cause a further deterioration of food insecurity

12 Apr 2019 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

  1. The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2018, is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2106 (2013), in which the Council requested me to report annually on the implementation of resolutions 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009) and 1960 (2010) and to recommend strategic actions.

11 Apr 2019 description
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Kidnapping data trends

• The number of kidnappings and individual aid workers who were kidnapped peaked in April 2018. July, August and September also recorded high numbers of kidnappings.

• Between February and May, 36 aid workers were kidnapped while travelling in Central and Western Equatoria states in South Sudan. Many incidents occurred when agencies entered previously inaccessible areas where there have been reports of conflict parties accusing aid workers of spying.

09 Apr 2019 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMPP). By the end of February, requirements had reached $22.42 billion and as at 31 March the amount requested had risen to $25.11 billion.

05 Apr 2019 description

ABU DHABI, 4th April, 2019 (WAM) -- The UAE has played a key role in supporting global and regional demining efforts, as well as in reducing the social and economic effects of mines.

Coinciding with the United Nations, UN, International Day for Mine Awareness on 4th April, the Emirates News Agency, WAM, is highlighting, in this report, the key demining initiatives organised by the UAE in various countries, as well as its efforts to help local people resume their normal lives. 2019 Theme is "United Nations Promotes SDGs – Safe Ground – Safe Home".

02 Apr 2019 description

Arria-formula Meeting on Protecting Humanitarian and Medical Personnel United Nations Security Council

New York, NY, April 1, 2019 — Thank you to Ministers Le Drian and Maas for this vital and long overdue discussion.

I speak today on behalf of the 13 000 employees and 15 000 volunteers of the International Rescue Committee. They have a simple request: action not words.

02 Apr 2019 description

University of Vienna, 29 March, 2019
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Annelies [Annelies Vilim, Director, Global Responsibility], Karin [Karin Kniesel, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria], ladies and gentlemen. Thank you very much indeed.

Thank you for the invitation and I am delighted to be here in Vienna, the birthplace of multilateralism.

I do want to start by thanking our NGO partners for organizing this event. The Austrian Red Cross, Caritas, Global Responsibility, MSF, SOS Children’s Villages and others.

30 Mar 2019 description

United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS)

16 countries

3,655 mt of cargo

386,330 passengers

1,362 evacuations

27 Mar 2019 description
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Central African Republic

26 Mar 2019 description
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Burkina Faso

02 February 2019: In Kongoussi region, militants presumed to be from Ansaroul Islam (JNIM) attacked and stole a Burkina Faso Red Cross vehicle, abducting its four passengers and driver in the process. Source: ACLED

13 February 2019: In Ougarou area, Est region, an ambulance transporting a pregnant woman from Diapaga to Fada-N’gourma was shot at by presumed JNIM or ISGS militants, leaving the pregnant woman’s partner with a gunshot wound but the driver and woman unharmed. Source: ACLED

25 Mar 2019 description
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Burkina Faso

02 February 2019: In Kongoussi region, militants presumed to be from Ansaroul Islam (JNIM) attacked and stole a Burkina Faso Red Cross vehicle, abducting its four passengers and driver in the process. Source: ACLED1