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22 Jun 2018 description

June 20, 2018 – On July 9, 2018, the UN Security Council will hold its Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), under the presidency of Sweden, current chair of the Security Council Working Group on CAC. At the debate, the Secretary-General (SG) will present his annual report on CAC, pursuant to Security Council Resolution 2225 (2015), covering January 1 to December 31, 2017. Sweden will take the opportunity of the debate to highlight protection of children’s rights and prevention of future violations, and plans to introduce a resolution for adoption.

22 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Tony Byamungu

As I write this, I am inside the Iboko Health Zone, south of the Équateur Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Almost two months ago, the Health Minister declared an Ebola epidemic in the country. Iboko is one of the three health zones affected.

22 Jun 2018 description

RECEPCIÓN DE AYUDA HUMANITARIA EN PUNTOS FRONTERIZOS

La coordinación y apoyo en la recepción de la ayuda humanitaria que continuamente ha ingresado a territorio guatemalteco enviada por países vecinos, ha sido realizada de forma interinstitucional en los diferentes puntos fronterizos del país.

22 Jun 2018 description

MEDIA CONTACT:
Stacie Blake
sblake@uscridc.org; 703.310.1166

ARLINGTON, VA -The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) reiterates our opposition to family separation and detention considering the Executive Order signed yesterday.

22 Jun 2018 description

Este producto es elaborado por OCHA con aportes y contribuciones de:

22 Jun 2018 description

Goz Beïda, 22 June 2018 – More than half of school-aged refugee children in Chad are not enrolled in school. Many of the more than 100,000 unenrolled children were born in refugee camps after their families fled conflict in their native Darfur. The ongoing conflict, which has not end in sight, has kept Darfuri refugees from returning home for more than a decade.

22 Jun 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Urge Ortega to Cease Repression, Dismantle Gangs

(Washington, DC) – The Organization of American States’ (OAS) member countries should strongly call on President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua to dismantle pro-government armed gangs and cease abuses, Human Rights Watch said today. The ambassadors to the regional body will meet on June 22, 2018, for a session of the Permanent Council dedicated to discussing serious abuses in Nicaragua documented by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).

22 Jun 2018 description

INTRODUCTION

The onset of the conflict in South Sudan in December 2013 changed the landscape of humanitarian access to populations in the conflict-affected states in the Greater Upper Nile region.

22 Jun 2018 description

Following international condemnation of Israel’s use of force against demonstrators (for more on this, see this past ACLED piece), Israeli forces have begun to use strategic airstrikes on Hamas infrastructure as a means of pressuring the group to better control border demonstrations in the Gaza Strip. This non-lethal use of airstrikes contrasts with historical data, which shows past Israeli airstrikes as being particularly deadly.

22 Jun 2018 description

The Muslim populations of South Asia observed the holy month of Ramadan this year with bids for peace in two of its most volatile areas: Afghanistan and Jammu & Kashmir (J&K). In both places, governments sought a temporary cessation of hostilities by announcing unilateral ceasefires against militant groups. However, the outcomes of the ceasefire strategies varied, with the experimental peace in Afghanistan meeting more success than its parallel in J&K.

22 Jun 2018 description

After weeks of speculations and a three-day deadline set by the UAE for the Houthis to leave the port city, Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition launched the offensive for Hodeidah on Wednesday, June 13. Dubbed Operation Golden Victory, it is the latest name given to the attempt to recapture the Red Sea coast from Houthi fighters, previously cast as Operation Golden Spear, and more recently Operation Red Thunder.

22 Jun 2018 description

ROSEAU – El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de Naciones Unidas (WFP) entregó al Gobierno de la Mancomunidad de Dominica equipo y material logístico valorado en 512.000 dólares como parte de los esfuerzos para reforzar las capacidades de preparación y respuesta ante futuras emergencias.

22 Jun 2018 description

GENEVA (22 June 2018) - The executive order signed by the US President on 20 June 2018 fails to address the situation of thousands of migrant children forcibly separated from their parents and held in detention at the border, UN experts* said. In addition, it may lead to indefinite detention of entire families in violation of international human rights standards, they said.

22 Jun 2018 description

21 June 2018

The Human Rights Council this morning held a clustered interactive dialogue with Ivana Radačić, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice, and with Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons.

The Council heard the presentation of reports by Ms. Radačić and Ms. Giammarinaro and statements by concerned countries on 20 June and a summary of the statements can be found here.

22 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • By 18 June, the death toll after the Fuego volcano erupted on 3 June, has reached 110 people, 197 remain missing. The Government has announced the finalization of search and rescue operations.

  • At least 12,823 people have left their homes as the volcano is still active and the risk of new events remains. An estimated 3,623 people are currently living in official shelters, including approximately 1,400 children.