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- MSF: Closure of detention centre exposes migrants and refugees to even worse conditions. 17 Oct 2019
- HRW: Libya: Deadly Airstrike Apparently Unlawful. 19 Oct 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR Libya Response in 2019 (18 October 2019) [EN/AR]. 18 Oct 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR Update Libya (18 October 2019) [EN/AR]. 18 Oct 2019
- OCHA: Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya El Hillo condemns increasing attacks on civilians, calls for the respect of international humanitarian law and protection of civilians [EN/AR]. 8 Oct 2019
As attacks on Idlib intensify, 400,000 civilians are displaced
The military offensive by the Syrian government and their Russian allies continues against Idlib, the last opposition-held province in Syria. Over this past weekend government troops surrounded the town of Khan Shaykhun – the site of a notorious chemical weapons attack in April 2017 – forcing fighters from the armed extremist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham to retreat and thousands of civilians to flee. Khan Shaykhun has been outside of government control since 2014.
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of humanitarian assistance.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.
A total of 40,537 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe through different land and sea routes between January and June 2019, 29 per cent less than the same period last year, when some 59,446 sea and land arrivals were reported, 60 per cent less than the 105,884 arrivals registered in 2017 and 85 per cent less than the 239,157 registered between January and June 2016.
26 July 2019: In Konga, Gomboro district, Sourou province, suspected Katiba Macina militants reportedly kidnapped the manager of a pharmacy at an unnamed medical centre. Source: ACLED1 13 July 2019: In Noukeltouoga, Gourma province, Est region, suspected JNIM and/or ISGS militants reportedly kidnapped a vaccination volunteer. Source: ACLED1
In July 2019, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 4,016 deaths and injuries from 423 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 75% (3,004) of the deaths and injuries recorded.
When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 93% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 13% in other areas.
On 7 August, a Taliban-claimed suicide attack outside police headquarters in Kabul killed at least 14 people and injured more than 140.
The latest attack marks a new round of talks between the Taliban and the US on a potential peace agreement as the Taliban is believed to step up attacks in an attempt to increase their leverage in these negotiations.
Civilian casualties have soared in July as the Taliban is increasingly targeting government structures in urban areas.
General situation during July 2019
Forecast until mid-September 2019
WESTERN REGION: CALM
SITUATION. Small-scale breeding continued in Algeria (115 ha treated) and started in northern Niger. Hopper and adult groups formed in southwest Libya. Scattered adults appeared in southeast Mauritania.
FORECAST. Small-scale breeding will occur in Mauritania, Mali, Niger and Chad, causing locust numbers to increase slightly.
CENTRAL REGION: THREAT
The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 2018 announced funding requirements of $21.9 billion for 21 Humanitarian Response Plans and the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan. By the end of July, the requirements had reached $26.14 billion. As at the end of July, 141.7 million people are estimated to be in need in 57 countries, a slight decrease of 1.2 million from last month. The plans aim to provide aid to 106.3 million people.
News from the pooled funds
Since January 2019, 35,400 refugees and migrants (one in four of whom children) arrived through the Mediterranean migration routes. The majority of the children were registered in Greece, bringing the number of refugee and migrant children present in this country to 32,000- a 52 per cent increase since the start of the year.
Septuagésimo tercer período de sesiones
Tema 68 a) del programa
Promoción y protección de los derechos de la infancia: promoción y protección de los derechos de la infancia
Consejo de Seguridad
Septuagésimo cuarto año
Point 68 a) de l’ordre du jour
Promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant : promotion et protection des droits de l’enfant
Conseil de sécurité
**I. Introduction **
Summary of key trends observed
Geneva – IOM reports that 36,670 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 24 July, roughly a 35 per cent decrease from the 54,978 arriving during the same period last year.
Arrivals this year to Greece and Spain are at 17,991 and 12,443, respectively (30,434 combined), accounting for almost 83 per cent of the regional total, with the balance arriving in much smaller numbers to Italy, Malta and Cyprus. Arrivals to Greece are running approximately 16 per cent ahead of 2018’s totals from this time. Arrivals to Spain are almost 41 per cent lower.
Throughout June 2019: In unspecified Anglophone locations, armed separatists set fire to an unspecified number of shipments of food, medicine and bedding which was being escorted by the Cameroon Armed Forces, claiming that they will never accept aid from the Cameroonian Government. Source: VOA
Democratic Republic of the Congo
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
This paper focuses on Belgrade and border areas – exit points in Serbia, where Crisis Response and Policy Centre (CRPC) and Humanitarian Center for Integration and Tolerance (HCIT) conduct part of their protection activities with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers.