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LIBYA: Civilians in Libya continue to suffer as a result of conflict, instabil- ity, political fragmentation and a collapsing economy. The current number of Libyan IDPs stands at 217,022, while the number of registered refugees and asylum seekers reached 48,124. According to DTM, there was an increase in returnees (278,559 people) in some parts of the country where the situation improved. However, returnees in other areas faced renewed displacement and consequently required urgent food assistance, particularly in Benghazi and Sirt.

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IRAQ: Intense fighting in Mosul is over and military operations are planned to shift to Telafar, Hawiga and Anbar, the last remaining areas under the control of Islamic State of the Levant in Iraq (ISIL). After decades of war, the volume of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) renders Iraq one of the most heavily contaminated countries in the world, putting civilians in danger. The complexity and diversity of IEDs require specialist mine clearance operators – for Mosul alone, early estimates indicate it will take years to clear the Old City.

17 Oct 2017 description
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YEMEN: The man-made humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Driven by widespread food insecurity, an unprecedented cholera epidemic and continuing violence, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by two million to 20.7 million, including 9.8 million who are in acute need. About 17 million people are food insecure – a 21 per cent jump over 2017 HNO estimates – 6.8 million of whom are severely food insecure.

13 Oct 2017 description
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People reached numbers reported are for August 2017 only.

CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 347,313 IDPs living in 342 informal settlements in August 2017.

10 Oct 2017 description

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• Up to 15,000 civilians remain trapped in Ar-Raqqa city and face increasingly deteriorating humanitarian conditions and protection concerns. Despite the risks of exposure to mines, snipers and military operations, some civilians have been able to escape through newly established corridors.

• During the reporting period, clashes escalated between the Government of Syria (GoS) forces and ISIL in Deir-ez-Zor city and its surrounding neighborhoods.

05 Oct 2017 description
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Amman, 5 October 2017

I am appalled by reports of high numbers of civilian casualties due to heavy air attacks in Syria. Hospitals, ambulances, schools and displaced people escaping violence have been targeted by direct air strikes resulting in deaths and injuries of innocent civilians. September was the deadliest month of 2017 for civilians with daily reports of attacks on residential areas resulting in hundreds of conflict-related deaths and injuries.

01 Oct 2017 description

Since the beginning of 2017, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching more than 769,000 people in besieged and hard-to-reach areas with dire humanitarian needs. A total of 41 inter-agency convoys have been undertaken. After completing 285 airlifts delivering almost 10,400 metric tons of humanitarian supplies to Quamishli during 2017, the airlift operation was phased out at the end of June after road access to the governorate was re-established.

28 Sep 2017 description

On 23 September, a 42-truck inter-agency convoy delivered food, health, nutrition, education items and children's clothes for 25,000 people in the besieged towns of East Harasta, Misraba and Modira in eastern Ghouta, Rural Damascus. It has been over three months since aid agencies were able to access Eastern Ghouta

27 Sep 2017 description

New York, 27 September 2017

As delivered

Thank you, Mr. President.

It is an honour to speak to you this afternoon, for the first time since taking up my role as Emergency Relief Coordinator.

22 Sep 2017 description

UN Headquarters, New York, New York, September 21 2017

Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen, thank you.

When we met in Brussels in April, we heard strong statements of humanitarian commitment. Some $6 billion pledged by over 40 governments for this year, with a further $3.7 billion pledged for 2018.