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This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
Security Incidents and Access Constraints
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting protection of IDPs and refugees. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
Security Incidents and Access Constraints
Central African Republic
Assemblée générale Première Commission
Soixante-treizième session, 6e séance - matin
Très mobilisée, depuis l’ouverture de son débat général, lundi, par la question du désarmement nucléaire, la Première Commission (désarmement et sécurité internationale) a entendu, aujourd´hui, l’inquiétude de nombreux États, africains notamment, concernant la prolifération des armes légères et de petit calibre (ALPC).
GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIRST COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 6TH MEETING (AM)
To combat the proliferation of illicitly produced and traded small arms and light weapons that is fuelling conflict within and between countries, delegates in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) explored the tools needed to counter this threat, as its general debate continued.
Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict presents her annual report to the UN General Assembly.
New York – Efforts to prevent grave violations against boys and girls affected by conflict must go hand in hand with our work to protect them, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict said as she presented her annual report to the UN General Assembly.
Comité exécutif du Programme du Haut Commissaire
Genève, 1er au 5 octobre 2018
Point 4 a) de l’ordre du jour provisoire Examen des rapports sur les travaux du Comité permanent Protection internationale
Note sur la protection internationale
**Rapport du Haut Commissaire
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Sixty-ninth session Geneva, 1 to 5 October 2018
Item 4 (a) of the provisional agenda
Consideration of reports on the work of the Standing Committee International Protection
Note on international protection
Report of the High Commissioner
FUNDING REQUIRED $25.32B
FUNDING RECEIVED $10.63B
UNMET REQUIREMENTS COVERAGE $14.69B
PEOPLE IN NEED 133.8M
PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.4M
COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41
Spotlight on the recent disaster in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
From the editors
In her Foreword to this issue of FMR, the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons, Cecilia Jimenez-Damary, poses the question: Where do we go from here?
The Early Warning Early Action initiative has been developed with the understanding that disaster losses and emergency response costs can be drastically reduced by using early warning analysis to act before a crisis escalates into an emergency. Early actions strengthen the resilience of at-risk populations, mitigate the impact of disasters and help communities, governments and national and international humanitarian agencies to respond more effectively and efficiently.
José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General
(New York, 1 October 2018): The Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) has finalised allocations totalling $80 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for humanitarian response to some of the UN's least well-funded 2018 response plans across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The decision confirms provisional allocations the ERC made earlier in the year. The funds will sustain and scale up aid operations across 9 countries, providing support to approximately 2.8 million people displaced by internal or international conflict or suffering from food security or health crises.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am at the midpoint of my mandate.
I look back, and the state of the world does not look good.
In the last two and a half years, the principles and values of international cooperation have come under immense pressure.
Internal conflicts have escalated, fuelled by regional and global rivalries.
Crises have intensified, driven by poverty, exclusion and the growing impact of climate change.
GENEVA (28 September 2018) - The Human Rights Council this afternoon adopted eight texts in which it extended the mandates of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen, of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Central African Republic, of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, and of the Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia.
How children have become frontline targets in armed conflicts.
From widespread killing, maiming, abduction and sexual violence to recruitment into armed groups and strikes on schools and hospitals, as well as essential water facilities – children living in conflict zones around the world continue to come under attack at a shocking scale.
Today, one in four children live in a country affected by conflict or disaster, and 2017 saw a large increase in the number of documented violations against children in these areas.
Our analysis shows that millions of ‘people caught in crisis’ - people living in conflict, and/or who are displaced within their own countries or across borders – are in fact being left behind. Failure to take action now means that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be met, undermining the credibility of the international community and leaving millions to die unnecessarily.
In this issue:
Is the African Charter on democracy strong enough?
The AU’s African initiative vs. Russian/Sudanese mediation in the CAR
Looting could make South Sudan’s peace efforts impossible
Political infighting endangers SADC’s hard work in Lesotho
Discussions around the African Standby Force gain momentum