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27 Nov 2019 description

Overview

The US has the presidency in December. It is planning a briefing on a new topic: the role of philanthropy in post-conflict situations, to be held under the broader agenda item “Maintenance of International Peace and Security”. Otherwise, the programme of work largely focuses on regular briefings and mandate renewals.

27 Nov 2019 description

CONTEXT

Due to the latest crisis in Syria, DTM Iraq launched an emergency tracking tool on 14 October to monitor population fleeing the conflict and crossing into Iraq. The information presented here is collected by IOM at the relevant border points and covers all the displaced population.

27 NOVEMBER DAILY UPDATE

27 Nov 2019 description

Many countries around the world are experiencing measles outbreaks. As of 5 November 2019, there have been 440,263 confirmed cases reported to WHO through official monthly reporting by 187 Member States in 2019.

The following is a brief update on the global measles situation based on information shared by Member States with WHO. Note that this is an evolving situation and data is constantly updated. Data below are based on the latest information available to WHO.

African Region

27 Nov 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Cameroon

31 October 2019: In Mayo Moskota, Mayo-Sava department, Extreme North region, a hospital was attacked by Boko Haram. One patient was killed, and two others injured. Source: ACLED1

Central African Republic

27 Nov 2019 description

In Numbers

30,144 people assisted in September 2019

310 mt of food assistance distributed

US$145,690 distributed through cash-based transfers

US$0 m six months net funding requirements (December 2019 – May 2020)

Operational Updates

• In September, WFP successfully reached 30,144 refugees as per target, of whom 8,440 were women, 8,441 men, 6,330 girls, and 6,933 boys. The assisted people received a total cash transfer value of USD 145,690 and 284 mt of fortified wheat flour and vegetable oil.

27 Nov 2019 description
report Human Rights Watch

2 Miscarriages From Lack of Hospital Access

(Beirut) - Security forces for Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have arbitrarily imposed restrictions on movement for most residents of Makhmour refugee camp for Turkish Kurds since mid-July 2019, Human Rights Watch said today.

26 Nov 2019 description
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The third report on the activities of the United Nations Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2490 (2019).

26 Nov 2019 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL
8675TH MEETING (AM)

Perpetrators Must Face Iraqi Justice, Baghdad Representative Stresses; ‘I Survived to Be a Witness,’ Says Yazid Survivor

Testimony from victims of terrorist crimes in Iraq — including mass murder, abductions and sexual slavery — is now steering the work of a newly operational United Nations investigative team, its chief told the Security Council today, while also outlining a range of forensics and other tools being used to build cases against perpetrators.

26 Nov 2019 description

The main highlights from the Middle East last week were the widespread demonstrations in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon. In Syria, Operation Peace Spring (OPS) continued in the northeast and Israeli airstrikes were reported in Damascus. Important political developments also took place in Israel and in Yemen, where the ‘Riyadh Agreement’ began to go into effect.

26 Nov 2019 description

The Director General for Development Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Giorgio Marrapodi, and the Director of the UNESCO Office in Iraq, Paolo Fontani, signed an agreement today in Doha for the implementation of a joint cooperation project aimed at ensuring access to education for children in Iraq who currently cannot go to school. The agreement is part of a broader program also funded by the Education Above All Foundation of Qatar. Italy will support the project with one million euros.

26 Nov 2019 description
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This first regional edition of the Global Education Monitoring Report examines the nexus of education, migration and displacement in the Arab States. The Arab States have long been characterized by massive population movements: growth of megacities such as Baghdad, Cairo and Casablanca through internal migration, large-scale emigration from the Maghreb to western Europe, generations of Palestinian and Sudanese refugees.

26 Nov 2019 description

Overview

Based on the HRP 2019, winter needs amount at 10.5 MUSD to cover around 60,000 HH in 38 prioritized districts. Based on recent MCNA data, 25,000 IDP HHs 1 are missing winter items, with highest needs reported in the following districts: Kirkuk, Mosul, Sulaymaniyah, Sumail and Zakho.

Camps

26 Nov 2019 description

CONTEXT

Due to the latest crisis in Syria, DTM Iraq launched an emergency tracking tool on 14 October to monitor population fleeing the conflict and crossing into Iraq. The information presented here is collected by IOM at the relevant border points and covers all the displaced population.

26 NOVEMBER DAILY UPDATE

26 Nov 2019 description

Statement of Special Representative Pramila Patten at the Official Commemoration of the

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

25 November 2019, 10 – 12 a.m.

ECOSOC Chamber, UNHQ

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen:

26 Nov 2019 description
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Baghdad, 26 November 2019 – Health authorities in Iraq, in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, have launched a campaign to reach more than 3.1 million children under-5 years of age with lifesaving polio vaccine.

The 5-day campaign aims to target children in 65 districts in the governorates of Baghdad, Babylon, Diwaniya, Diyala, Muthanna, Thi-Qar, Missan and Basra.