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16 Sep 2019 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that: » Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I). » The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

04 Sep 2019 description
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SC/13938

Security Council
8611th Meeting (AM)

The international community must build on August’s Eid al-Adha humanitarian truce in Libya with a strong and unequivocal message that emphasizes respect for the arms embargo, non-interference in Tripoli’s affairs and support for whatever political future Libyans might agree to, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today.

24 Aug 2019 description

Highlights:

  • So far in 2019, there have been over 37 registered attacks on health facilities and workers; 11 deaths and 33 injured;

  • Since April, over 218 civilians have been killed and over 289 civilians have been injured;

  • 4,933 migrants and refugees are estimated remain arbitrarily detained in 20 detention centres across Libya, including some 3,133 individuals in detention facilities in conflict-affected areas around Tripoli

21 Aug 2019 description

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.

21 Aug 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

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.

19 Aug 2019 description

KEY INDICATORS

35,055 Number of Nigerians who have searched for refuge in Niger’s Maradi Region and have been registered

2,982 Persons evacuated from Libya to safety in Niger

76,634 Internally displaced persons in Tillabery and Tahoua regions

Operational Context

Key situations include:

16 Aug 2019 description
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Africa

Burkina Faso

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

Cameroon

16 Aug 2019 description
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  • 268,629 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 444,760 returned IDPs

  • 50,821 registered refugees and asylum seekers

  • 4,240 overall persons arrived in Italy

  • 810 monitoring visits to detention centres

  • 1,661 refugees and asylum-seekers released from detention

  • 1,005 refugees and asylum-seekers currently hosted in the Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF); 2,280 individuals transited through the GDF since Dec. 2018

15 Aug 2019 description

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) deplores the ever-increasing and systemic attacks on airports in western Libya, including Zuwara and Mitiga. These attacks have endangered the lives of thousands of civilian travelers, including UN staff and humanitarian workers. Mitiga airport is the only functioning airport in the greater Tripoli area available for use by hundreds of thousands of civilians and for the delivery of humanitarian assistance.

15 Aug 2019 description

Since the beginning of the offensive on Tripoli in early April, more than 37 attacks have been registered against health workers and facilities, including hospitals, field hospitals and civilian and military ambulances. These deplorable attacks which impacted at least 19 ambulances and 19 hospitals, have resulted in 11 deaths, and injuries to more than 33 persons, although the actual number may be significantly higher.

15 Aug 2019 description
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Burundi

20 July 2019: In Mubanga, Ruhororo district, Ngozi province, Imbonerakure militia looted property and physically assaulted a group of female residents at an IDP camp. Source: ACLED

Democratic Republic of the Congo

01 July 2019: In Kafe, Djugu district, Ituri province, an unidentified armed group killed three IDPs with machetes. No further information available. Source: HTH Travel Insurance

02 Aug 2019 description
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The European Union and its Member States are united in demanding that all Libyan parties commit to a permanent ceasefire and return to a UN facilitated political process. The European Union and its Member States welcome the proposal by Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ghassan Salame for a truce on the occasion of the Eid al-Adha as an important step in this regard. These measures could constitute a first step towards peace.

29 Jul 2019 description
  • On Saturday 27 July, Az Zawiyah field hospital was directly hit by an airstrike in the Airport Road area south of Tripoli. Four doctors and one paramedic were killed and eight medical personnel injured. The health facility has been partially destroyed and its provision of health services has stopped.
  • Health workers in Tripoli are paying a heavy price. The Surveillance System of Attacks on Healthcare (SSA) has registered a total of 37 attacks since the onset of hostilities in early April.
29 Jul 2019 description

Tripoli, 28 July 2019—The World Health Organization strongly condemns yesterday’s attack on Az Zawiyah Field Hospital in the south of Tripoli. Five health workers were killed and 8 were injured in the attack. The hospital was damaged and forced to suspend its services.

29 Jul 2019 description
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The Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Libya Mrs. Bérangère Böell-Yousfi expresses her strong condemnation of the disgraceful shelling on Al-Alamain school and Az Zawiyah Field Hospital in Airport road area, south of Tripoli, depriving thousands of people from accessing basic services.

25 Jul 2019 description
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Africa

Cameroon

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

18 Jul 2019 description
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Tripoli, 18 July 2019

Acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Abdel-Rahman Ghandour, expressed his strong condemnation of attacks on health care in Libya.

“The latest attack was on Tuesday 16 July, when it targeted a field hospital in Swani, West Tripoli, injured three medical personnel and damaged equipment”, he said. “The targeting of medical personnel and facilities in Libya have become increasingly frequent, in flagrant violation of international humanitarian law. The attack on Tuesday was the third in 40 days to damage the same field hospital”.

16 Jul 2019 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

24 Jun 2019 description
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Africa

Burkina Faso

23 May 2019: In Soum region, five UN partner national staff members were abducted while working at the Goudoubo Health Centre within Mentao Refugee Camp. Two abductees, both female staff members, were released shortly after the incident. The unidentified perpetrators stole an agency vehicle and fled. Sources: ACLED and AWSD

Cameroon

20 Jun 2019 description
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Africa

Burkina Faso

12 May 2019: In Dablo town, Centre-Nord region, armed men attacked and destroyed the town health centre. The men also attacked the town church, killing six people, before burning down a local shop.
Reports suggest the attack may have been linked to the freeing of four hostages in northern Burkina Faso three days earlier. Source: UNOCHA