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28 Aug 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

28 Aug 2018 description
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Yemen: United Nations Experts point to possible war crimes by parties to the conflict

Geneva (28 August 2018) – Information documented by the Group of Regional and International Eminent Experts on Yemen strongly suggests that parties to the armed conflict have perpetrated, and continue to perpetrate, violations and crimes under international law.

28 Aug 2018 description

Over 204,000 people were forcibly removed from their homes this year, nearly double the same period last year, with many people made homeless multiple times.

27 Aug 2018 description

- A total of 39 new cases AWD/cholera were reported in week 33 compared to 53 cases week 32.
- A total of 8 (21%) cases were reported from flood affected regions of Lower Jubba region.
- No new death was reported in week 32 and week 33.
- A cumulative total of 6,169cases including 41 deaths have been reported since December 2017.
- The new AWD/cholera cases reported in Beletweyne started in December 2017.
- In 2018 new outbreaks were reported in Banadir, Kismayo, Jowhar, Bulobarde, Merka, Brava, Kurtunwarey and Afgoye.

27 Aug 2018 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-ninth session
10–28 September 2018
Agenda items 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

Note by the Secretariat

26 Aug 2018 description

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants.
The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 85% live below the poverty line. 48% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.
The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. More than 50,000 refugees have active work permits.

26 Aug 2018 description

Cash Assistance was distributed to 137,319 persons, of which 129,167 were Syrians, 6,340 were Iraqi and 1,812 were of other nationalities.

6,081 patients were received in Rukban clinic on the North East border, with 61 referrals to Jordanian hospitals.

ILO and UNHCR signed a Letter of Understanding, aiming to promote decent work for Syrian refugees and host communities.

755,959 Refugees in Jordan as of 15 Aug 2018

83% Refugees living outside camps in urban areas

24 Aug 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples. Democratic Republic of the Congo – circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 detected in the stool samples of two healthy contacts of two different negative AFP cases. Nigeria – one new case of cVDPV2, and two new cVDPV2 positive environmental samples. Somalia – one new case of cVDPV2. See country sections below for more details.
24 Aug 2018 description

“Before, the locals saw me as a refugee and they would not trust me when I asked for loans or provide me with work.” After 18 years displaced in Somalia, Aisha and her family finally became fully integrated members of their host community.

“This place holds both some of my worst and some of my greatest memories,” Aisha Mohamed says as she reflects on her last 18 years in Garowe’s informal settlements. “Life in the bush has been a fearful one, but it was also here that I met my husband and raised my eight children.”

24 Aug 2018 description

20 August 2018. Hundreds of young people have taken part in first of a kind job fairs in Somalia as part of a week of International Youth Day celebrations in the country. The fairs were held in Galmadug, Hirshabelle, South West State, Jubaland and Puntland from 12th to the 16th August, and gave young people the opportunity to showcase their trades and products, with businesses and government officials providing information on internships, job placement, and career guidance in some states.

23 Aug 2018 description

23 August 2018 – The Ministry of Health of Somalia has announced 39 new cases of cholera, including no associated deaths for week 33 (13 to 19 August) of 2018. 72% of new cases are 5 years and below. There has been a decreasing trend of newly reported cases for the past five consecutive weeks, and no new deaths were reported since week 32. The cumulative total of cases is 6169, including 41 associated deaths (case-fatality rate 0.7%) since the beginning of the current outbreak in December 2017.

22 Aug 2018 description

Executive summary

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those factors are a consequence of conflict and/or if they are driving further tension.

22 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


▪ Renewed inter communal violence in Gedeo-West Guji since 3 June has displaced 1,010,934 people.

▪ The government and humanitarian partners have launched a multisector response plan for Gedeo-West Guji with a funding requirement of US$ 117.7 million.

▪ With UNICEF’s support, 140,720 children under five have received treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) between January and May 2018.

22 Aug 2018 description

Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.3 As in previous versions, this Too Much Pain report shows that a sizable number of women and girls applying for asylum in the EU come from FGM-practising countries,4 and that many of them are potentially affected by FGM.

22 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


More than 24,531 cholera / AWD cases and 347 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 23.5% of the total case load reported this year, followed by Kenya at 23.4%.

21 Aug 2018 description

For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018 Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
August 20, 2018

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning, everyone. Thank you, Dan, for that kind introduction and thanks to all of you for being here to help mark this very important occasion.