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28 May 2019 description

28 May 2019: Twenty years after the United Nations officially added the protection of civilians in armed conflict to the Security Council agenda, noncombatants continue to be targeted at alarming rates (UN OCHA, 2019). While overall reported fatalities from events directly targeting civilians declined over the past year, conflict continues to exact a devastating toll on civilian populations, with tens of thousands reportedly killed in 2018 alone.

28 May 2019 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 30 April 2019, 779 refugees and migrants arrived in Italy by sea, compared to 9,467 in the same period last year. In April 2019, 255 individuals reached Italian shores. This is comparable to monthly sea arrivals in March this year, when 262 persons were registered at landing points in southern Italy.

Nationality of arrivals

28 May 2019 description

War between the state and jihadists in central Mali has led to growing intercommunal violence. To spare civilians additional harm, the government should explore the possibility of talks with the insurgents about local ceasefires and humanitarian aid – while remaining open to broader discussions.

28 May 2019 description

Mali’s next food security investment plan would be more sensitive to agriculture and nutrition, and requires involvement of all key actors including ICRISAT in its formulation, said Dr Djibril Bagayoko, Head, Nutrition Coordination, Ministry of Health and Hygiene of Mali.

27 May 2019 description

Du 21 au 22 mai 2019, la MINUSMA à travers sa Division des droits de l’homme et de la protection a organisé deux conférences sur la politique de Diligence Voulue en matière de Droits de l’Homme. Ces conférences concernaient respectivement les partenaires internationaux du Mali, et la partie nationale.

26 May 2019 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 73 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

25 May 2019 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,500 urban refugees and asylum- seekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in and around Mbera camp. Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to the persistent violence in northern, which has also been spreading to central Mali. In April alone, almost 1,000 refugees were registered in Mbera camp, including people who had been in Mauritania for a while and had not approached UNHCR before. Furthermore, UNHCR registered 70 new arrivals in the the urban areas of Nouakchott and Nouadhibou.

25 May 2019 description
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May 25th, 2019 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to open a regional representation office in the Republic of Mali, which will undertake its relief and development operations in West and Central Africa. The MoU was signed by Ali Hassan Al-Hammadi, Secretary-General of QRCS, and Dr. Abdourahmane Cissé, President of Mali Red Cross. The signing ceremony was also attended by Mamadou Traoré, Secretary-General of Mali Red Cross, Rasheed Al-Karouti, Head of the new representation office, Abdullah M.

24 May 2019 description

SG/SM/19595-OBV/1886-PKO/790

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, in New York today:

24 May 2019 description
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Le chef de l’ONU a salué le renforcement du cadre normatif du droit international humanitaire mais a déploré le fait que le respect de ce dernier se soit dégradé.

24 May 2019 description

Le ministre de la Santé et des Affaires Sociales, Michel Hamala Sidibé a, en compagnie de certains de ses homologues ouest africains, pris part, le mercredi 22 mai à une rencontre organisée par l'ONUSIDA et d’autres partenaires. L'objectif de cette rencontre était de faire le point de la lutte contre le VIH SIDA dans les pays d'Afrique de l'Ouest.

24 May 2019 description
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Africa

Burkina Faso

10 April 2019: In Dagou town, Foutouri department, Komondjari province, militants presumed to be from JNIM and/or ISGS broke into the home of a municipal councillor and abducted him along with an NGO worker presumed to have been at his home. The councillor’s son had also been abducted three days prior. Source: ACLED1

23 May 2019 description

SG/SM/19591-SC/13823

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council meeting on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:

I thank the Government of Indonesia for convening this open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict.

23 May 2019 description

Heavy rainfall in Bamako on 16 May caused flash floods in all six communes of the city, flooding streets, damaging houses and washing away property. At least 16 people have been killed and several others injured. 10 people are known to have died in Niamakoro district, one of the worst affected areas. According to initial assessments, 101 families (around 575 people) have been affected, with some of them forced from their homes and staying in temporary accommodation. Up to 300 households (around 1,710 people) may have been affected in total.

23 May 2019 description

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La situation sécuritaire et humanitaire dans la commune d’Inates reste préoccupante et complexe. Elle est l’une des communes les plus affectées par l’insécurité transfrontalière avec le Mali et le Burkina-Faso et subissant du coup, des vastes opérations militaires, les mouvements de populations, l’insuffisance des services sociaux de base, l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition.

23 May 2019 description

Overview

In the first three months of 2019, just over 10,200 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement1 to 17 countries in Europe.2 This is already almost one third of the total submissions made in 2018, and 60% of the average rate of 16,960 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

23 May 2019 description

Le ministre de la Santé et des Affaires sociales, Michel Hamala Sidibé, a fait l’état de la situation sanitaire de notre pays, le lundi dernier à la faveur d’une séance plénière de l’Assemblée mondiale de la santé à Genève, en Suisse.