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19 Jun 2018 description

Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: six months on

As of 15 June 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) require US$25.39 billion to assist 96.2 million highly vulnerable people.

18 Jun 2018 description
report Rotary

Rotary members have changed the lives of thousands of refugees

By Ryan Hyland

The statistics are staggering. More than 28,000 people are uprooted from their homes each day as a result of war, oppression, and poverty. That’s nearly 20 people per minute. 

By the end of 2016, an unprecedented 65.6 million people, from West Africa to South Asia, have been forcibly displaced, making it the world’s worst migrant crisis in history. 

14 Jun 2018 description
report UN Women

This year, on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we celebrate ten years since the adoption of the United Nations Security Council’s landmark resolution 1820 (2008), which classified the use of conflict-related sexual violence as an impediment to the restoration of international peace and security.

08 Jun 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Asia in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). In 2017, 263 security incidents affecting NGO staff members, programmes and assets were reported. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information.

It is neither a complete count nor representative.

01 Jun 2018 description

Global Overview MAY 2018

30 May 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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North Korea, Sanctions, and Human Rights Q&A

New Q&A Examines Sanctions Regime, Trump-Kim Summit

(New York) – United Nations and bilateral sanctions against North Korea for grave human rights violations should continue until the government makes substantial progress addressing abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. A new Q&A answers questions about the sanctions regime and outlines the importance of human rights to negotiations that are primarily focused on nuclear proliferation issues.

28 May 2018 description

SRI LANKA

Early monsoon rains and landslides have affected over 43,600 families and killed 23 people. The worst affected provinces are Southern, Western, North-Western and Sabaragamuwa.
Rains are expected to temporarily reduce and ease flood levels. 43,600 families affected

INDONESIA

21 May 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

President Moon Should Urge Trump to Highlight North’s Repression at Summit

(New York) – The South Korean government should press the United States to discuss the appalling human rights situation in North Korea when US President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Human Rights Watch said today. South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet with Trump in Washington, DC, on May 22, 2018.

11 May 2018 description

ROME – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, has concluded an official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 8-11 May.

11 May 2018 description

Staff from the Ministry of People Security (MoPS) of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea received training on blast trauma management from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

40 people from the MoPS's bomb squad Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams attended two Blast Trauma Courses (BTC) organized by the ICRC from April 23rd to 27th in Pyongyang. 15 of the participants were doctors and surgeons mostly from military hospitals.

08 May 2018 description

ROME – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will make an official visit to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea from 8-11 May.

“WFP has been working in DPR Korea for more than two decades, helping to strengthen food security in the country and provide nutritious food to women and children. This week, I will visit schools and nurseries to meet some of the mothers and young children WFP is supporting, as well as to understand the needs of the operation, which at this point is under-funded.”

07 May 2018 description

Funding required: $25.27 B

Funding received: $6.26 B

Funding percentage: 24.8%

People in need: 130.6 M

People to receive aid: 95.3 M

Countries affected: 40

  • As of April 2018, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) and the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan require US$25.27 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 26 countries.

04 May 2018 description
report UN News Service

The UN chief expressed optimism on Thursday that the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula could become a reality, following last week’s historic joint declaration from the leaders of the north and south, which eased months of rising tension over North Korea’s nuclear programme.

02 May 2018 description

Global Overview APRIL 2018

30 Apr 2018 description

Overview

Poland will hold the presidency of the Council in May. An open debate on the Council’s role in upholding international law is planned, to be chaired by the country’s President Andrzej Duda, with Secretary-General António Guterres expected to brief. A ministerial-level open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict is also expected, with Polish Minister for Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz presiding and briefers including Guterres and Director-General of the ICRC Yves Daccord.

30 Apr 2018 description

Overview

Peru will have the presidency in April. It has chosen to hold a high-level briefing on peacebuilding and sustaining peace which is planned to coincide with the 24-25 April General Assembly high-level event on this issue. Secretary-General António Guterres and the Chair of the PBC, Ambassador Ion Jinga (Romania), are expected to brief.

There will be three open debates this month.

25 Apr 2018 description

GENEVA (25 April 2018) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People`s Republic of Korea, Tomás Ojea Quintana, has warned the States involved in any denuclearisation negotiations that avoiding the topic of human rights in North Korea could jeopardise sustainable agreements in the future.

24 Apr 2018 description

Funding required: $25.31 B

Funding received: $2.97 B

Funding percentage: 11.8%

People in need: 131.1 M

People to receive aid: 95.1 M

Countries affected: 36

As at 31 March 2018, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan require US$25.31 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 131.1 million crisis-affected people in 26 countries.