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09 Aug 2018 description

OVERVIEW

This report compares current humanitarian crises based on their level of humanitarian access. Affected populations in more than 40 countries are not getting proper humanitarian assistance due to access constraints. Out of 44 countries included in the report, nearly half of them are currently facing critical humanitarian access constraints, with four countries (Eritrea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen) being considered as inaccessible. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in eight countries, and 15 face low humanitarian access constraints.

17 Jul 2018 description

On the week of July 8th Africa was marked by several important attacks and developments.

02 Jul 2018 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of the Central African Republic, Colombia, South Sudan, and Syria. It also provides an update on the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations regarding the Secretary-General’s report on the situation of children and armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

26 Jun 2018 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

As wars dragged on in many parts of the world, huge numbers of people struggled to meet even their most basic needs in 2017. In the absence of political solutions, these people seem destined to endure even more violence in the coming year. If humanitarian organizations cannot rise to the challenge and provide greater relief and protection, even more people could suffer.

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

12 Jun 2018 description

The United Nations Mine Action Service, UNMAS, with funding from the Embassy of Japan and MONUSCO, installed weapon safes in various police commissariats and sub-commissariats in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of 277 safes have been installed to date across the country, including 93 in Goma (North Kivu), 31 in Bukavu and Uvira (South Kivu), 73 in Bunia (Ituri), 24 in Kananga (Kasai Central) and 56 in Kinshasa. The ceremony officialising the handover of the equipment took place on Monday 28 May 2018 at the General Police Commissariat in Kinshasa.

04 Jun 2018 description

Situation at checkpoints: The State Border Guard Service recorded 1,130,700 crossings of the line of contact during April.
UNHCR’s partner R2P reported long queues as a main concern.

22 May 2018 description

2017 was unprecedented in terms of the scale of disasters and conflicts that left millions of people in need. Despite the United Nations repeated calls on parties to conflict and Member States to protect civilians, and to stop direct and indiscriminate attacks on civilians and their vital infrastructure, many warring parties continue to flagrantly violate international humanitarian law with impunity.

08 May 2018 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RD-Congo en collaboration avec les partenaires dans l’ensemble des zones déclarée en L3. L’analyse de la situation humanitaire couvre la période du 1er février jusqu’à la date de publication, tandis que le suivi de la réponse sectorielle couvre uniquement le mois de février (en raison des délais de rapportage des activités).

07 May 2018 description

BURKINA FASO

AID ORGANISATION DRIVER REPORTED MISSING

A Burkina Faso Red Cross driver was reported missing on 3 May in the northern Soum province. The driver had been travelling between Djibo and Arbinda towns. His vehicle has also gone missing. Humanitarian access has been significantly hampered in Burkina Faso’s northern region since November 2017 due to armed attacks and military operations. More than 950,000 people, a third of them in the northern Sahel region, require urgent relief assistance across the country.

06 May 2018 description

From 18th to 21st April, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) successfully conducted the disposal of approximately 3 tons of obsolete ammunition belonging to the Congolese National Police (PNC). The activity took place at Mbakana demolition site, in the municipality of Nsele,Kinshasa. The ammunition, intended mostly for crowd and riot control, consisted of tear gas dispensers, smoke grenades, caliber munitions and explosive grenades, among many others.

09 Apr 2018 description

(9 April 2018. New York)

The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has received a contribution of USD 9.3 million to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action (UN VTF) from the Government of Japan to undertake critical humanitarian mine action programming in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan and South Sudan. Japan is one of the largest donors to the UN VTF providing over USD 132 million since 2010. In addition to its financial support, UNMAS benefits from the provision of Japanese in-kind personnel.