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16 Jan 2018 description

Foreword

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017 (SOFI) has revealed that global hunger is on the rise again after declining for more than two decades. Global hunger rose from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million people in 2016.

16 Jan 2018 description
report ACTED

Since the retaking of Hawiga and Shirqat districts in northern Iraq from ISIL, ACTED has been a front-line responder in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable families, with funding from the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and in collaboration with Alliance2015 partner People in Need (PIN).

Critical needs in Kirkuk and Salah al-Din governorates

16 Jan 2018 description

This national action plan is the UK government’s 5-year strategy for how we will meet our Women, Peace and Security commitments under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 to reduce the impact of conflict on women and girls and to promote their inclusion in conflict resolution. It is part of wider efforts to ensure that the UK’s foreign policy consciously and consistently delivers for women and girls.

16 Jan 2018 description
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The Secretary-General condemns in the strongest terms the twin terrorist attacks in Baghdad today. He expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured.

The Secretary-General reiterates that the United Nations will continue to stand by the Government and people of Iraq in their efforts to fight terrorism and rebuild their country.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

15 Jan 2018 description
report Jordan INGO Forum
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In this issue

  1. Humanitarian Overview

  2. Partners activities

  3. Mental health

  4. Winterization

    • Non Syrian refugees
  5. Juvenile justice

  6. Host community

  7. Voices from Jordan

  8. Youth recreational activity

  9. Women protection empowerment

  10. Advocacy

  11. 16 days of Activism

  12. Universal Children’s Day

15 Jan 2018 description

Baghdad, 15 January 2018 - The Special Representative of the United Nations SecretaryGeneral (SRSG) for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, strongly condemns the terrorist suicide bombings in Baghdad this morning in which scores of civilians were killed or wounded.

15 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall situation remained stable with 4,196 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia on 14 January 2018. 3,921 (or 94%) of them are housed in 18 governmental centres, while some 170, mostly men, continued sleeping in informal locations in Belgrade city centre and smaller groups near borders with Croatia or Hungary.

15 Jan 2018 description

Editorial

Dear readers

Since its inception over ten years ago, the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) has progressed from its early focus on the development of technical tools and materials and filling research gaps to a much greater emphasis on strengthening country coordination and providing surge support to secure appropriate and high-quality nutrition programming in emergency contexts.

15 Jan 2018 description

Today, January 15th 2018, two suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a busy market in central Baghdad. The casualty toll currently stands at 38 dead and 105 wounded.

The attack took place in Tayran Square during rush hour and the death toll is expected to rise further as many of the injured are said to be in critical condition.

13 Jan 2018 description
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Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, 12 January 2018 - Iraq’s Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) faces significant challenges but will be able to surmount them and deliver a timely, fair and transparent national election on 12 May 2018, the United Nations has said, pledging continued technical support to ensure an effective and credible process that wins the confidence of Iraqi voters, politicians and the international community.

13 Jan 2018 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid,

and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

12 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• IOM reports nearly 460,700 IDP returns in December

• USAID Counselor Thomas Staal visits Iraq to meet with representatives of ethnic and religious minority groups

• Relief organizations distribute more than 487,000 USAID-supported RRM kits in 2017

• Checkpoint closures continue to constrain humanitarian access in northern Iraq

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Jan 2018 description

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Iraq

From Iraq, we are told that military operations targeting suspected Daesh (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) militants in Kirkuk’s Hawija district have continued to cause civilian displacement, according to our colleagues on the ground. More than 1,000 people have been displaced since the start of these operations on 4 January.

12 Jan 2018 description

Over 99,000 people in six countries will benefit; includes emergency response in Burundi

Over 99,000 people in six countries will benefit from eight projects totaling $2.75 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in December.

The projects are implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Lutheran World Relief and Mennonite Central Committee Canada, in collaboration with their local partners.

One project, through ADRA Canada, is responding to drought in Bubanza province, Burundi.

12 Jan 2018 description
report Voice of America

Rikar Hussein, Kawa Omar

Dozens of Yazidi children who have been rescued from the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and Syria are now receiving counseling to cope with and recover from the trauma they experienced during their years in captivity.

At Qadiya refugee camp near the Iraqi Kurdistan Region's northern city of Duhok, more than 100 Yazidi boys and girls aged between 4 and 13, who were kidnapped by IS in August 2014, are getting assistance to recover from the psychological harm they sustained under IS control.

12 Jan 2018 description

Erbil – For the first time since the beginning of the Iraq crisis in December 2013, the number of people returning to their area of origin has surpassed the number of people displaced in the country.

12 Jan 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Since the escalation of conflict in Northeast Syria in November 2016, an estimated 570,000 people have been displaced from Deir-ez-Zor and Ar-Raqqa governorates. Whilst large numbers have returned to their areas of origin or are staying in host communities in Northeast Syria, there are still approximately 70,000 IDPs residing in large-scale managed IDP and transit camps in Al-Hasakeh and Ar-Raqqa governorates. Additionally, refugees from Iraq have resided in camps in Al-Hasakeh governorate since 2014.

12 Jan 2018 description

Les familles comme les Yousif, qui ont fui les persécutions dans la région de Mossoul, ont bien du mal à composer avec la vie en exil.

Par Matthew Saltmarsh et Lisa Abou Khaled, à Beyrouth

BEYROUTH, Liban – Dans le quartier pauvre de Sad al Baoushriye à Beyrouth, le petit appartement loué par les Yousif, une famille de réfugiés du nord de l’Iraq, est plongé dans la tristesse.