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20 Jul 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • Augmentation des incidents sécuritaires à Mopti et à Ménaka

  • Plus de 8 000 réfugiés et demandeurs d’asile burkinabè et nigériens au Mali

  • De nouvelles tendances migratoires observées

  • 735 écoles fermées dans le nord et le centre du pays

  • L’appel de fonds humanitaire financé à 35 pour cent à la fin du premier semestre

L’insécurité continue d’affecter les civils au nord et au centre du pays

20 Jul 2018 description

Dans sa dynamique de lutte contre les cas d’abus de l’emblème croix rouge sur fond blanc, la Croix-Rouge burkinabè (CRBF) a organisé une session d’information et de sensibilisation le mercredi 11 juillet 2018 à Kaya au profit de 20 éléments des forces de défense et de sécurité. Ces derniers se sont engagés à accompagner la Société nationale dans sa mission.

20 Jul 2018 description
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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.

All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Central African Republic

20 Jul 2018 description

MONUSCO :

La Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo poursuit ses visites de terrain. Elle se trouve aujourd’hui à Lubumbashi après avoir fait étape hier à Kolwezi.

Mme Zerrougui rencontre les partenaires et personnels des Nations Unies afin de les écouter et de mieux comprendre la situation sur le terrain.

19 Jul 2018 description

OVERVIEW

Fifty-nine access incidents were reported in June, with the majority (66 per cent) occurring in Unity, Western Bahr el Ghazal, Central Equatoria and Jonglei. 68 per cent of the organizations reporting being affected are INGOs and over recent months, incidents involving violence against aid workers and assets have remained the majority, at around 60 per cent. Again this month, aid operations in Western Bahr el Ghazal have continued to be impeded by blockages and bureaucratic challenges – a situation which has persisted since the start of 2018.

19 Jul 2018 description

FAITS ESSENTIELS

  • Organisation d’une marche pacifique par la société civile à Bria suite à la suspension des activités de MSF-F

  • Vers une amélioration progressive du contexte sécuritaire dans la ville de Bangassou.

CONTEXTES SECURITAIRE ET HUMANITAIRE

Préfecture de la Haute Kotto

19 Jul 2018 description

Gaza, 19 July 2018 – In response to increasing violence in Gaza, WHO is scaling up its response by providing life-saving medicines and medical supplies to hospitals and frontline trauma stabilization points. Since the start of demonstrations on 30 March, 148 Palestinians have died and 16 496 have been injured. To date, 500 000 emergency and trauma patients have been treated with supplies from WHO’s recent delivery of medicines, assistive devices and medical equipment.

19 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION UPDATE

  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought in the northern region. Up to 2,2 million people may be affected by food insecurity.

  • UNAMA released their latest update on civilian casualties covering the first half of 2018. A total 5,122 casualties (1,692 deaths and 3,430 injured) were reported between 1 January and 30 June, and the figures remain at record high.

18 Jul 2018 description
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Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

South Africa 09 June 2018: In Du Noon township, Cape Town city, Western Cape province, unspecified assailants wielding a gun and a knife attacked a group of volunteer paramedics, stealing personal valuables and some of their equipment. Source: News 24

Middle-East and North Africa

17 Jul 2018 description

CAMEROON

SUSPECTED CHOLERA CASES NEAR 50, SIX DEAD

Forty-nine suspected cholera cases and six deaths have been reported in North and Central regions of Cameroon, according to the Health Ministry. The cases were first reported in May in North region. The authorities and humanitarian actors are working to curb the spread of the infection.
Epidemiological surveillance, treatment and preventive measures are underway. Seventyfive community health workers are to be trained and a multi-sector response is being organised.

16 Jul 2018 description

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:

  • Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).

  • The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).

16 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Humanitarian Coordinator call for urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance in Tambura, Western Equatoria.

• Humanitarians call for pause to enable them reach thousands of people as fighting continues in Unity.

• Renewed fighting in Wau’s Baggari area forces thousands of people to flee their homes.

• Partners scale up seed and tools distribution to communities hardest hit by hunger and malnutrition in planting season.

• Up to 2.4 million children not receiving an education in South Sudan.

16 Jul 2018 description

Genève - Cette semaine, l’OIM, l’organisme des Nations Unies chargé des migrants, a adopté un nouveau système innovant de sécurité pour le personnel dans toutes les missions de l’OIM à travers le monde.

13 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tropical Cyclone Sagar affects an estimated 228,800 people

  • Above-average rainfall, humanitarian assistance improve food security conditions in Somalia

  • UN increases estimated number of IDPs to 2.6 million people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Jul 2018 description

Interview13 July 2018

Jamal Mrrouch has just returned from Mali, where he spent more than one year coordinating MSF’s work in the northern regions of Gao and Kidal, and in the central region of Mopti. With the first round of the presidential elections scheduled for 29 July, Jamal reflects on the humanitarian situation in the country.

What are the primary needs in the north and centre of Mali?

13 Jul 2018 description

La situation humanitaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) au cours de la semaine écoulée a été marquée par de nouveaux déplacements dans les préfectures de la Kémo et la Mambéré-Kadéï suite aux affrontements entre les groupes armés.
Par ailleurs, des nouveaux cas de braquage contre des acteurs humanitaires ont été enregistrés à Bria

13 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – This week IOM, the UN Migration Agency, adopted an innovative new staff security system across IOM missions worldwide. With the Security Communications and Analysis Network (SCAAN), IOM’s 11,000 global staff will be equipped with a mobile app that utilizes geolocation, context-specific advisories, instant headcounts and reporting features to enhance security communications and assistance.