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21 Apr 2018 description

02 : 10 PM - 21/04/2018

Riyadh, Apr. 21 (BNA): An agreement has been signed to build the Bahrain Cardiac Centre in Yemen, within the strategy and initiatives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to extend support to stricken brotherly countries to alleviate their sufferings, it was announced here.

21 Apr 2018 description

On the fourth Friday of the “Great Return March”, Israeli occupation forces opened fire at hundreds of Palestinians joining demonstrations along the border of the Gaza Strip. Israeli forces continued the practice of employing excessive and lethal force against unarmed protesters, journalists and paramedics. Four protesters were killed on Friday, 20 April 2018, including a child. Another 136 others were injured, including 18 children, four women, two paramedics, and one journalist. Of those injured, 60 suffered wounds from live fire, and two are in critical condition.

21 Apr 2018 description

International Non-Government Organisations working in Yemen condemn in the strongest terms the abhorrent attack on an ICRC vehicle that resulted in the killing of an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross earlier today, 21 April 2018. We are deeply shocked by the death of Hanna Lahoud, a member of the humanitarian community who gave his life delivering assistance to people in dire need of aid. Our deepest condolences go to Hanna’s family, friends and colleagues at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

21 Apr 2018 description

Sana’a, 21 April 2018 – The United Nations is deeply shocked by the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which occurred today in Taizz Governorate.

“We condemn this terrible and unjustified shooting,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen.

21 Apr 2018 description

Withdrawal will restore state control over the eastern Qalamoun enclave, some 40 km (25 miles) from Damascus

By Tom Perry and Suleiman Al-Khalidi

BEIRUT/AMMAN, April 21 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.

Read more on Reuters.

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April 21st, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has signed an executive agreement with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to help the victims of Typhoon Vinta, which hit Mindanao, southern Philippines, in December 2017.
Under the two-month agreement, the partners will work together to provide emergency assistance to the affected families, at a total cost of $300,000.
The intervention covers shelter, water, sanitation, and hygiene. The following activities are involved:

21 Apr 2018 description

Geneva / Sana'a (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross is deeply saddened by the fatal shooting today of one of its staff members in Yemen.

Hanna Lahoud, a Lebanese national, was in charge of the ICRC's detention programme in Yemen. He was on his way to visit a prison this morning when the ICRC vehicle he was traveling in was attacked by unknown armed men on the outskirts of Taiz. Mr Lahoud was rushed to hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The colleagues he was traveling with were unharmed in the incident.

21 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

• Despite the suspension of hostilities on Duma and the conclusion of evacuations, the UN was still not granted access to Duma, where an estimated 50,000-70,000 individuals are in dire need of humanitarian assistance after years of besiegement and hostilities.

21 Apr 2018 description

Este informe es elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC, con información de socios del Equipo Local de Coordinación (ELC), Grupo Temático de Protección (GTP), Mesa de Educación en emergencias (EeE), Defensoría del Pueblo Regional Ocaña, Personerías y fuentes locales.

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21 Apr 2018 description
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April 20, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A government official at the Blue Nile State on Friday said thousands of refugees have recently returned to the state from South Sudan and Ethiopia.

Blue Nile State and neighbouring South Kordofan state have been the scene of violent conflict between the SPLM-N and the Sudanese army since 2011.

The commissioner of Bau county of the Blue Nile State Abdel-Ghani Digais said his county is witnessing the voluntary return of displaced persons as well as refugees from Ethiopia and South Sudan.

21 Apr 2018 description

Contexte

Le contexte sécuritaire et humanitaire à Tagbara et Seko, situés respectivement à 60 et 70 Km au nord de Bambari, sur l’axe Bambari-Ippy, a connu une détérioration significative depuis le 20 mars du fait des affrontements entre groupes armés. Deux épisodes majeurs de violences ont été rapportés :

21 Apr 2018 description

20 April 2018 – WHO concluded a special one-day seminar on enhancing universal health coverage for Somali people, with commitment from all parties to develop a roadmap in the coming months. Universal health coverage means ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential, quality health services, without facing financial hardship.

21 Apr 2018 description

Gaborone, Botswana – 20 April 2018: The WCO Botswana team has today completed a 5-days long intense training exercise using “Theory of Change (ToC)” planning methodology of reflection to explore opportunities for achievement of programme priorities. The exercise involved reflective exploration of causal issues driving identified health challenges including why change is needed and how it happens. The TOC is a robust and simple to apply planning tool that enables definition of broad vision results, including how intended results can be achieved.

21 Apr 2018 description

Key facts

  • Official development assistance (ODA) levels fell slightly in 2017 compared with 2016, the first year-on-year fall in net ODA since 2011–2012.

  • This fall was due to an 11% reduction in reported spending on refugees within OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) member countries.

  • Without this reduction in reported refugee spending, ODA would have risen slightly.

  • 18 out of 29 DAC member states saw a reduction in ODA levels in 2017.

21 Apr 2018 description

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has cost more than 10,000 lives. Unarmed international observers monitor the ceasefire, but the parties to the conflict continue to disregard it.
In the aftermath of the Ukrainian revolution and Russia's unilateral annexation of Crimea in 2014, political protests in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions soon escalated into armed conflict. An agreement to end the fighting between the self-proclaimed republics and Ukrainian government forces was reached in September 2014, but peace remains elusive.

21 Apr 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 15-21 April 2018 and includes updates on dengue, seasonal influenza and yellow fever.

21 Apr 2018 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 762nd meeting held on 9 April 2018, received a briefing on “Effective Take-off of the AU Humanitarian Agency (AUHA): Addressing the Impact of Terrorism and Armed conflicts on Africa’s Social Fabric”.

21 Apr 2018 description
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Juba, 19 April 2018: In line with its mandate to promote and enhance peace and security in the continent, the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) undertook a field mission to the Republic of South Sudan from 14 to 19 April 2018. The mission took place in the framework of the implementation of various decisions of the Council on the situation in south Sudan, in particular the communique of its 751st meeting held on 8 February, 2018.

21 Apr 2018 description

Monsieur le Président de la République,

Jeudi dernier, j’ai informé le Conseil de sécurité sur la situation en RCA, suite aux évènements de la semaine dernière.

Hier matin à New York, le Secrétaire général adjoint aux Opérations de Maintien de la paix, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, et le Commissaire Paix et Sécurité de l’Union Africaine, Smail Chergui, ont à leur tour fait part au Conseil de sécurité de leurs impressions suite à l’importante visite conjointe qu’ils ont effectuée ici du 10 au 13 avril.

21 Apr 2018 description

LAURENT SAM OUSSOU

Kananga, le 20 avril 2018 – Le gouverneur de la province du Kasaï-Central a lancé, le 12 avril 2018, un projet de réduction de la violence communautaire (CVR) dénommé, «Réduction de la violence à travers les règlements coutumiers et la sensibilisation à la non-violence des populations dans le Kasaï-Central.»

Le grand Kasaï et notamment les provinces du Kasaï, KasaïCentral et Kasaï-Oriental, ont été secouées durant 15 mois par un conflit de pouvoir coutumier dans la chefferie de Kamuina Nsapu, en territoire de Dibaya, dans la province du Kasaï-Central.