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22 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, 22 July 2017 – “The worst of the violence in Mosul may be over but for too many children in Mosul and in the region, extreme suffering continues.

08 Apr 2017 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Iraq, Sudan/South Sudan (Abyei), and Syria. The update additionally provides information regarding the status of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s reports on the situation of children and armed conflict in Somalia and Sudan.

Recommendations to the Security Council


03 Nov 2015 description


As of 29 October 2015, the global number of reported Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus cases reached 1611, including 575 deaths (case–fatality rate of 35.8%). In Saudi Arabia the total number of reported cases reached 1272 (79.5% of the global number) with a case–fatality rate of 42.5%.

19 Jun 2014 description

SYRIA – Conflict and humanitarian situation

• Heavy fighting and military offensives continue in several parts of Syria, with increased aerial bombardment reported in the governorates of Aleppo, Ar--Raqqa, Hassakeh, Deir ez-Zor. In Dar’a governorate, several towns have come under intense artillery shelling in the past weeks.

• On 18 June, air attacks in the village of Al-Shajarah, resulted in the death of several people.
Sources: ECHO, UN, NGOs

IRAQ – Conflict and humanitarian situation

07 Jul 2013 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Iraq, Myanmar, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan (Darfur). It includes recommendations in particular for enhancing the protection of children in the mandates of UN missions UNAMI, UNMISS, and UNAMID as well as the Somalia/Eritrea Sanctions Monitoring Group..

02 Mar 2012 description

Countries affected by explosive violence in January


Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were responsible for a high number of the civilian casualties recorded by the EVMP in January. IEDs caused 75% of the recorded civilian casualties of explosive violence. This is a significant increase compared with the overall percentage of civilians who the EVMP recorded killed or injured by IEDs during 2011 (55%).

06 Jul 2011 description

Minority women deliberately targeted for rape and other violence – new global report

Women from minority and indigenous communities are targeted for rape and other forms of sexual violence, torture and killings specifically because of their ethnic, religious or indigenous identity, Minority Rights Group International says in its 2011 annual report launched today.

20 Jun 2011 description

Total explosive violence incidents ....................... 127
Incidents in populated areas. ................................ 61
Total casualties ................................................ 1,430
Total injured ....................................................... 834
Total killed ......................................................... 596
Civilian casualties ......................................942 (66%)
Total civilians injured ......................................... 627
Total civilians killed ............................................ 315

04 Feb 2011 description

Fri, 02/04/2011 - 17:00

Dear Chairs and Ranking Members:

I write on behalf of Refugees International (RI), a non-profit organization that does not accept government or UN funding, to respectfully request that you include substantial funding for the Department of State and foreign operations in the U.S. budget. Specifically, as you complete the FY2011 Continuing Resolution and begin to craft the FY2012 budget and appropriations bills, I urge you to at least maintain current FY2010 funding levels for critical humanitarian and security accounts in the International Affairs Budget.

18 Jan 2011 description

Newsflash | 18 January 2011

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, today met the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Uri Rosenthal, and the Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation, Ben Knapen.

'UNHCR provides emergency aid and support to refugees in 117 countries, where possible in the region of origin.

26 Oct 2010 description

The United Nations should consider developing a convention on the rights of detainees, Manfred Nowak, Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, told correspondents today at a Headquarters press conference.

In most countries, conditions in prisons and police custody, as well as psychiatric institutions and remand centres, amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment, Mr.

29 Sep 2010 description

Special Report by Daniel H. Levine and Linda S. Bishai


Civic education provides a positive framework for collective civic identity. As such, it can be a stabilizing factor in societies suffering from violent conflict and its aftermath.

The emphasis of civic education on public participation in governance overlaps with human rights, but the two fields have distinct and separate conceptual bases.

Postconflict environments create several severe challenges for educators.

27 Sep 2010 description


As a part of its regular programme cycle, UNHCR Jordan establishes a diverse multifunctional team consisting of UNHCR and NGO partner staff to conduct an annual participatory assessment exercise with refugees. This assessment informs the office's protection strategy, as well as the programme priorities for the coming year.

In 2009, as the operation in Jordan entered a post-emergency phase, the office chose to undertake the participatory assessment around the theme of 'social capital'.

31 Jul 2010 description


Currently there are 9,130 non-Palestinian registered refugees and asylum-seekers, 87% of them are from Iraq. Lebanon is not a state party to the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the Status of Refugees or to its 1967 Protocol. It also does not have legislation or administrative practices in place to address the specific needs of refugees and asylum seekers.

24 Jun 2010 description
report UN News Service

24 juin 2010 - En visite au Liban, le Haut commissaire des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, António Guterres, a exprimé son inquiétude sur la situation des refugiés qui sont sujets aux « détentions et aux expulsions ».

« La détention ne devrait être imposée que dans des circonstances exceptionnelles lorsque qu'il y a des préoccupations d'ordre sécuritaires », a dit M.

24 Jun 2010 description
report Maplecroft

Report says cross border tensions will increase globally as climate change affects water resources

A new report evaluating the water security of 165 countries has rated the African nations of Somalia, Mauritania, Sudan and Niger as being most at risk.

The Water Security Risk Index has been developed by Maplecroft, a firm specialising in corporate risk intelligence, to identify risks to the supply chains and operations of multinational companies. The index uses seven indicators to measure the four key areas surrounding the issue.

09 Feb 2010 description

The government's Stabilisation Unit launched the UK Civilian Stabilisation Group at the Royal Geographical Society in London today.

The Civilian Stabilisation Group (CSG) is a thousand-strong pool of civilians requested by the Prime Minister.

These individuals have been specially selected for their experience across the public, private, civil and military sectors.

They have the knowledge and expertise to support countries as they try to re-establish peace and security.

14 Jan 2010 description

Michael Chaitkin


Despite extensive and ongoing debate about economic sanctions, policy makers disagree about their effectiveness. This is to some extent surprising given the frequency and ceremony with which states sanction each other to achieve their policy goals.