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16 May 2018 description

Health attacks

19 Health personnel: 1 killed, 16 by tear gas inhalation, 1 by bullets and 1 by direct hit with tear gas canister

7 Ambulances: (2 MoH and 5 PRCS) were partially damaged due to targeting by tear gas canisters

HEALTH CLUSTER RESPONSE

  • The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) transferred 1,098 cases to hospitals

  • UNICEF isreleasing 10 drug items,1 disposable item and 300 FirstAid Kits

16 May 2018 description

Executive Summary

Diep Saeeda received the first suspicious messages not long after she began campaigning for the release of activist Raza Khan, a victim of enforced disappearance.

The attackers approached Diep, a human rights activist in Pakistan, shortly after Raza “disappeared” on 2 December 2017.

14 May 2018 description

(Al Bireh - 13/5/2018): PRCS’ Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs) attended to about 603 Palestinians wounded in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as occupation forces cracked down on protesters taking part in the March of Return on Friday 11 May,2108.

PRCS’ teams provided first aid services to 512 casualties in the Gaza Strip alone, including 123 Palestinians shot with live ammunition, 232 tear gas suffocation cases, , 103 tear gas canister wounds and 54 other casualties caused by shells, burns, falls and shrapnel.

14 May 2018 description
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KEY ISSUES:

• Health Cluster partners finalise cholera preparedness plans as rains could trigger another epidemic.

• The total number of households displaced by conflict to areas accessible by the Aden Hub has significantly increased to 15,600.

• A humanitarian organisation suspends activities inside Taizz City due to security concerns.

• April was the deadliest month for civilians in Yemen according to the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

13 May 2018 description

The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, today called for the protection of Palestinians, particularly children and health workers, in the context of demonstrations taking place in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and for demonstrators to refrain from actions that prevent the functioning of the main entry point for humanitarian goods to the Gaza Strip.

12 May 2018 description

La situation humanitaire en République centrafricaine demeure préoccupante. Des incidents violents dans quelques quartiers de Bangui ont occasionné des dégâts humains et matériels importants. L’insécurité persiste aussi dans les régions notamment les axes autour de la ville de Bambari, dans la préfecture de la Ouaka ainsi qu’autour de Kaga Bandoro dans la préfecture de la Nana Gribizi.

12 May 2018 description

BREAKING: Car Bomb In Idlib Kills At least 9

At approximately 8:50 p.m. Damascus time on May 12, 2018, a car bomb exploded less than 25 meters away from the Idlib Province Hospital, Idlib.

At least 9 people were killed and over 25 injured.

UOSSM denounces this attack against civilians and medical staff.

Civilians and medical staff are not targets and must be protected under international law.

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11 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• SARG and GoRF reach local agreements with AOGs to evacuate AOG-controlled areas in Homs, Idlib, and Rif Damascus

• SARG completes military offensive in Eastern Ghouta following the displacement of 158,000 people since March 9

• Relief agencies continue to assist an estimated 44,000 Eastern Ghouta IDPs sheltering in Rif Damascus collective centers

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 May 2018 description

La situation sécuritaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) demeure très précaire. Les populations sont les principales victimes des conflits et de la violence qui s’exercent dans le pays. La RCA est également un des contextes les plus risqués pour les travailleurs humanitaires.

10 May 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 4,3 millions de personnes en insécurité alimentaire dès juin.

  • Le nombre d’enfants à risque de malnutrition aiguë est revu à la hausse.

  • Nouveaux déplacements de personnes enregistrés à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur du pays.

  • Plus de 70 incidents sécuritaires affectant les humanitaires enregistrés depuis le début de l’année.

  • L’appel de fonds humanitaire financé qu’à 17 pour cent dans un contexte où les besoins humanitaires se sont accrus.

09 May 2018 description
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Lebanon is faced with a massive influx of Syrian refugees, ongoing political instability, high unemployment levels, over-stretched public services, and increased extremist activity.

This country profile is based on the analysis of security incidents and concerns shared by ten aid agencies through the Aid in Danger project. It provides a unique insight into the environment in which aid agencies work.

09 May 2018 description
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Jordan hosts large numbers of refugees from Palestine, Syria and Iraq, as well as from other countries such as Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. The resulting increase in population has put pressure on local infrastructure and services. The unemployment rate among Jordanians has increased since the influx of Syrian refugees, leading to tensions between refugee and host communities over competition for jobs.

09 May 2018 description
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The Syrian conflict and refugee crisis, and the internal conflict between the government and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are the main factors that have affected stability in Turkey in recent years. The country is locked in a state of emergency, with state security forces exercising increased powers.

This country profile is based on the analysis of security incidents and concerns shared by four aid agencies through the Aid in Danger project. It provides a unique insight into the environment in which aid agencies work.

09 May 2018 description
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Ethiopia declared a six-month state of emergency on 16 February 2018 in an effort to silence protests. The government promised deep reforms; however, fundamental issues (opening up of political space, allowing dissent and tolerance of different perspectives) have not been addressed. The country also currently hosts over 894,000 refugees from neighbouring countries, and NGOs are heavily regulated.

09 May 2018 description
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Aid assistance in Indonesia includes disaster preparedness, environmental protection, sustainable development, healthcare and community empowerment. Since 2016 the country has been suffering an El Niño-related drought.

This country profile is based on the analysis of security incidents and concerns shared by eight aid agencies through the Aid in Danger project. It provides a unique insight into the environment in which aid agencies work.1

09 May 2018 description
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Aid assistance in Bangladesh includes disaster preparedness, sustainable development, healthcare and food security. Since August 2017 more than half a million people have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh, joining more than 200,000 others who had arrived in previous cross-border influxes.

This country profile is based on the analysis of security incidents and concerns shared by nine aid agencies through the Aid in Danger project. It provides a unique insight into the environment in which aid agencies work.