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10 May 2019 description

La faim continue d’augmenter au Proche-Orient et en Afrique du Nord où plus de 52 millions de personnes souffrent de sous-alimentation

Les conflits et le fossé grandissant entre les zones urbaines et rurales freinent les efforts régionaux visant à éradiquer la faim d’ici à 2030

10 May 2019 description

By Francesca Mannochi and Alessio Romenzi

Throughout the past month of violence that has gripped Libya’s capital, aid groups have repeatedly warned of the grave danger 3,400 migrants and refugees face while detained near Tripoli’s front lines.

The UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, said an airstrike landed near a migrant detention centre that holds more than 500 people on 8 May, injuring two people. And in late April conflicting reports emerged that a militia had opened fire in another Tripoli facility.

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10 May 2019, Geneva – A record 41.3 million people are displaced inside their own countries because of conflict and violence, according to a new report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

09 May 2019 description
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TRIPOLI, 09 May 2019 – A second UNICEF-chartered plane delivered 17.8 tons of urgently needed nutrition and health emergency supplies to Libya on Sunday. After five weeks of the outbreak of the ongoing hostilities in and around Tripoli, these supplies are vital for UNICEF to continue supporting the affected children and their families.

09 May 2019 description

Since fighting erupted in Tripoli, Libya, on April 4, 2019, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has called for the urgent evacuation of detained refugees and migrants whose lives are in danger as the conflict rages around them.

09 May 2019 description

INTRODUCTION : Ce document présente une analyse de 731 enquêtes individuelles effectuées entre janvier et mars 2019 auprès des populations en mouvement passées par deux points de passage (Faya et Kalait) installés dans le nord du Tchad. Ces enquêtes font partie des activités de suivi des flux de populations mises en œuvre par l’OIM à travers la Matrice de suivi des déplacements (DTM, Displacement Tracking Matrix).

09 May 2019 description

by Sandra Miller, former MSF nurse activity manager in Tripoli

Below the gloomy sky of Tripoli’s Janzour neighbourhood, a woman steps out onto the terrace of her fifth-floor apartment and carefully hangs a damp collection of colourful laundry to catch the morning breeze. Across the street, barbed-wire walls block both her eyesight and the fresh air alike from falling upon the raggedy shirts and upside-down shoes hanging from the dirty walls inside Anjila detention centre, where more than a hundred refugees and migrants are locked within.

09 May 2019 description

Tripoli, 9 May – The World Health Organization today condemned in the strongest terms an attack on an ambulance in Tripoli, Libya, on Wednesday 8 May, that left 3 health workers injured, one severely.

“This attack on an ambulance with visible logos is a shocking and intolerable violation of international humanitarian law,” said Dr Syed Jaffar Hussain, WHO Representative in Libya. “Not only did this attack injure key personnel, but the ambulance itself was taken away, thereby depriving patients of future care.”

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An armoured ambulance vehicle carrying the Director of the Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services was directly attacked yesterday in Twaisha area in Qasr bin Ghashir neighbourhood, reportedly by LNA-affiliated fighters, leaving the Director in a critical health condition and further injuring two paramedics.

08 May 2019 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13804

Keep Situation at Top of Priority List, Urges Permanent Representative, as Russian Federation Says Conflict’s Roots Overlooked

With clashes continuing across Libya amid persisting impunity for war crimes, urgent action is needed to end the hostilities and ensure a return to negotiations on restoring peace and justice, the International Criminal Court’s Chief Prosecutor told the Security Council today.

08 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The security situation in Libya’s capital of Tripoli remained volatile during the first quarter of 2019 with armed clashes reported between different armed factions in Tripoli on 17 March 2019.

08 May 2019 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is calling for refugees and migrants in detention centres in conflict areas in Tripoli to be immediately evacuated to safety, after an airstrike hit a target less than 100 metres away from Tajoura detention centre, where over 500 refugees and migrants are being detained.

More than 500 people are currently being held in Tajoura, two of whom were injured and required medical assistance. When the hostilities intensified late last night, refugees and migrants were trapped inside and unable to flee to safety.

08 May 2019 description
report Protection Cluster

Methodology

Recognising the value of localisation and building on the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) commitments, the Global Protection Cluster (GPC) and its four Areas of Responsibilities (AoRs) are seeking to meet the commitments made with regards to localisation and ensure that protection response strategies and coordination mechanisms are guided by the principle – “as local as possible, as international as necessary.”

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The Global Humanitarian Overview published on 4 December 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 March, mainly as a result of publication of the Syria HRP requiring $3.32 billion, the requirements had reached $25.11 billion. This month’s increase in requirements for the revised Zimbabwe Flash Appeal (following Cyclone Idai) from $233.8 million to $293.9 million, brings the total requirement as at 30 April to $25.17 billion.

08 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

1.5 million people affected

500,000 children affected

55,000 Population displaced

Response

13,540 People reached with hygiene items

3,057 Children reached with psychosocial and recreational services

27,400 People reached with primary health care services

1,820 Women and children received food supplementation

Humanitarian Situation Overview

08 May 2019 description

Hunger continues to rise in the Near East and North Africa where over 52 million people are undernourished

Conflicts and widening rural-urban gaps hamper the region’s efforts to end hunger by 2030

8 May 2019, Cairo/Rome - Hunger in the Near East and North Africa region (NENA) continues to rise as conflicts and protracted crises have spread and worsened since 2011, threatening the region’s efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including Zero Hunger.

08 May 2019 description

Following the onset of armed conflict on 04 April 2019 in South Tripoli, at least 11,975 families (approximately 59,875 individuals) have been displaced from their homes. Since DTM’s last update on 02 May, an additional 1,865 displaced families (approximately 9,325 individuals) were identified. As of 06 May, around 3,460 migrants remain in detention centers in Tripoli and nearby areas and are also considered to be at high risk of being affected by the conflict.

07 May 2019 description

104 Civilian casualties of which 23 fatalities

58,800 Number of people displaced

3,470 Refugees and migrants in detention centres exposed to or at risk of conflict

33,800 Assisted with some form of humanitarian services

US$10.2M Funding requirements for Tripoli Flash Appeal

07 May 2019 description

This report is produced by OCHA Libya in collaboration with humanitarian partners. Kindly note: the next Situation Report will be released on 10 May and, thereafter, Situation Reports will be released on a weekly basis, with an expanded scope to capture the impact of the Tripoli clashes on the humanitarian situation throughout Libya.

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