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13 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 26 November 2018

The European Commission has announced today an additional €5 million in support of concrete projects of the two 2018 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, Nadia Murad and Dr Denis Mukwege maintaining its commitment to women who are victims of sexual violence.

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New York, 10 October 2018 - Commending the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Nadia Murad as a symbol of the resilience of the victims of ISIL/Da’esh crimes, the Special Adviser and Head of the United Nations Investigative Team to promote accountability for Da’esh / ISIL crimes (UNITAD), Mr. Karim Khan, said her bravery and selfless sacrifice will serve as further impetus for his Team’s work in supporting the Government of Iraq to hold those responsible to account.

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Erbil – The UN Migration Agency, IOM, congratulates the 2018 Nobel Peace Laureates Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese doctor and advocate, and Nadia Murad, a prominent Yazidi human rights activist, for their efforts to end the scourge of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.

05 Oct 2018 description

Press Release: For Immediate Release

New York, 05 October 2018: The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Ms. Pramila Patten, warmly congratulates long-standing partners of her Office Ms. Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege on being awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a tactic of war and terrorism.

05 Oct 2018 description
report UN Women

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018

I warmly welcome the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. We celebrate these gender equality leaders, along with their care and trust of women.

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I congratulate Nadia Murad and Dr. Denis Mukwege on being awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. In defending the victims of sexual violence in conflict, they have defended our shared values.

12 Jul 2017 description

Atrocity Alert is a weekly publication by the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect highlighting and updating situations where populations are at risk of, or are enduring, mass atrocity crimes.

Iraq

On 9 July the Prime Minister of Iraq, Haider al-Abadi, announced the successful liberation of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), marking the formal end of the military offensive that began on 17 October 2016.

21 Jul 2016 description

Every day, 10 people are killed by landmines. Besides claiming such a substantial number of lives, landmines form an obstacle to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen said: ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land.

02 Mar 2016 description
report The Guardian

By Zainab Hawa Bangura and Melanne Verveer

From Iraq to Bosnia, women are abused in war. We need to implement the laws we already have to protect women and seek justice that empowers survivors

22 Oct 2015 description

The World Health Organization (WHO) is responding to multiple cholera outbreaks that could flare-up and threaten the health of more people if control measures are not intensified. More than 10 700 cholera cases and 170 deaths have been reported in five countries in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean and African Regions as of 21 October 2015. WHO urgently requires more than US$ 5 million to ramp up its response to stem the tide of the cholera outbreaks ahead of the rainy season.

06 Mar 2012 description

Joint Effort Provides Opportunities for Economic Development in Local Neighborhoods

02 Mar 2012 description

Countries affected by explosive violence in January

Iraq

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were responsible for a high number of the civilian casualties recorded by the EVMP in January. IEDs caused 75% of the recorded civilian casualties of explosive violence. This is a significant increase compared with the overall percentage of civilians who the EVMP recorded killed or injured by IEDs during 2011 (55%).

06 Jul 2011 description

Minority women deliberately targeted for rape and other violence – new global report

Women from minority and indigenous communities are targeted for rape and other forms of sexual violence, torture and killings specifically because of their ethnic, religious or indigenous identity, Minority Rights Group International says in its 2011 annual report launched today.

20 Mar 2009 description

Los Angeles, Calif. - World Water Day, March 22, draws attention to the more than one billion people around the world who are without clean water. In addition, nearly 3 billion live without sanitation services. Because of this, five million die every year due to waterborne disease.

"If a community does not have clean water, it is impossible to improve public health in the long-term," says Steve Commins, Fragile States Manager and water expert for International Medical Corps.

25 Aug 2008 description

ANNUAL MESSAGE

Dear Friend of International Medical Corps,

As International Medical Corps approaches the quarter century milestone of delivering lifesaving emergency programs around the globe, we look back at 2007 with great pride in our achievements: helping millions of people in the 25 countries and regions where we operate to recover from crisis and live healthier, more productive lives.

Yet the challenges to providing health care through training remain significant.

31 May 2008 description

MAG and SALW - As the scale of the Small Arms Light Weapons (SALW)1 problem has become apparent across the world, MAG has been increasingly involved in addressing the threat posed by these items. The illicit proliferation of SALW prolongs conflicts, causes instability, undermines development, and is now well established as the leading threat to human security globally. MAG is currently undertaking SALW projects in Burundi, Congo (Republic of), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Iraq and Sudan.

20 Apr 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.