Remarks on Iraq made at the noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary‑General:
“UNHCR and its partners have been helping families who, fearing large‑scale military clashes, have fled Kirkuk and other disputed areas pre‑emptively in recent days.
UNHCR and its partners have been providing food, water and shelter to these families.
The agency believes that the majority of these families will return to their homes in the coming days, but also says that there will be groups who are likely to remain uprooted.”
Farmers in New Halfa, in Kassala state, have warned against the failure of the winter season wheat crops because of irrigation and pest problems and the low prices offered by the Sudanese Agricultural Bank.
Farmer Yasser Shaheen told Radio Dabanga: “Irrigation fees have risen from 850 ($127) to 1,250 ($186*) Sudanese pounds, while the price of fertiliser has increased from 280 to 480 pounds and the price of urea has increased from 235 to 325 pounds.”
Residents of Somalia's capital have developed an exceptional state of resilience over the years. They had to, given how often Mogadishu sees deadly warfare involving Islamist militants, troops from five African countries, and assorted government forces.
That resilience was on display again this week, just three days after a massive truck bomb that killed nearly 300 people and wounded more than 400 others on Saturday. By Tuesday, hundreds of young volunteers who had helped rescue survivors from the debris of demolished cars and buildings, cleaned up the rubble.
This is the final report on the Armed Conflict in Maguindanao on August 20, 2017, a joint firefight between the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (BIAF-MILF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines against alleged member of ISIS in two (6) Municipalities of the Maguidanao Province, namely: Shariff Saidona Mustapha, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Datu Piang, Datu Salibo, Shariff Aguak and Datu Odin Sinsuat.
1. Status of Affected Families/ Persons
12 Octobre 2017 - Le Niger a traité les cas de 230 terroristes présumés, dont 11 femmes et 25 enfants, en 60 jours. C'est l'action concertée des Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU), de l'Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC) et des autorités judiciaires nigériennes qui a permis d'atteindre ce résultat.
La majorité de ces personnes se trouvait en détention provisoire depuis 2015, quand les attaques terroristes de Boko Haram ont ravagé la région de Diffa, à la frontière avec le Nigéria, dans l'Est du pays.
12 October 2017 - With the assistance of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations volunteers (UNVs), Niger has processed 230 cases involving terrorism suspects, including 11 women and 25 children, in 60 days.
Amid growing terrorist threats posed by various armed groups such as Boko Haram, Niger established a legal framework in 2011, enabling stronger responses through a criminal law reform and the creation of a judicial unit specialized in counterterrorism (Pôle Judiciaire Spécialisé).
1. Status of Internally Displaced Families / Persons
a) 78,466 families or 359,680 persons have been displaced by the Armed Conflict in Marawi City, based on the Disaster Assistance Family Access Cards (DAFAC). The effect of this unrest has displaced families / persons coming from Marawi City and neighboring municipalities (Table 1).
b) 68 Evacuation Centers are currently open in 17 municipalities in Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.
2. Augmentation Assistance Provided by DSWD
On October 5, 2017, heavy rains occurred in Davao City which resulted to Landslides in Purok 1, Malinawon, Brgy. Langub and Purok 4B, Matina Pangi where the Department of Works and Highways (DPWH) are currently conducting road widening operations. Due to the siltation of the soil in the area, the government feared that the ground in the area would continue to sag down and would gravely affect the communities in the said areas so they conducted a forced evacuation of the residents on October 6, 2017.
On 24 September 2017, a gun battle between the Armed Forces of the Philippines (NPA) and a faction of National People’s Army (NPA) led by Mario Macaraig, alias Jethro, of the NPA front “Honda” occurred in Mt. Banoy in Barangay Talumpok Silangan, Batangas City. The firefight started around 8:50 a.m. after members of the 730th Combat Group of the Philippine Air Force chanced upon a supposed rebel encampment.
1. Number of Affected Families / Persons
Deyr rains perform poorly in early October in southern and central Somalia
The Deyr (October to December) season is delayed over southern and central Somalia, with rainfall totals less than 80 percent of average across many areas. In southeastern Ethiopia, rainfall has been average to slightly above average, but concentrated within 1-2 days of rainfall.
Assemblée générale Troisième Commission
Soixante-douzième session, 24e & 25e séances – matin & après-midi
Bukavu, le 20 octobre 2017 – A Bukavu, la Section DDRRR a réuni une trentaine d’acteurs intervenant dans la lutte contre les violences communautaires. C’était dans le cadre d’un atelier portant sur les projets de Réduction de Violence Communautaire (CVR) et auquel ont pris part le gouverneur Claude Nyamugabo et le Chef de Bureau de la MONUSCO Sud-Kivu, entre autres.
Au troisième trimestre (Juillet-Septembre) 2017, les affrontements entre les groupes armés et les attaques contre des civils ont continué à dominer l’environnement sécuritaire de la région frontalière du Mbomou-Uélé. En République Centrafricaine (RCA), les combats impliquant des factions ex-Séléka, anti-balaka et d’autres acteurs armés étaient concentrés dans des villes telles que Bria (préfecture de la Haute Kotto) et Zemio (préfecture du Haut Mbomou), tandis que la sécurité s’est améliorée dans d’autres localités, comme Bangassou (préfecture de Mbomou).
73 migrants haïtiens ont été interceptés le 16 octobre 2017 à French Cay, un îlot situé au Sud-est des Îles Turques-et-Caïques. De ce groupe, figurent 12 femmes et 61 hommes, a appris le GARR auprès des autorités de ce territoire d’outre-mer britannique.
Selon les informations collectées, ces migrantes et migrants haïtiens ont été transportés à Providenciales, une île de l’archipel des Turques et Caïques.
18 OCTOBRE 2017 | VICTORIA, SEYCHELLES - Des tests effectués le mardi 17 octobre par un laboratoire partenaire de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé à Paris sur des échantillons provenant de cas suspects de peste pulmonaire aux Seychelles ont donné des résultats négatifs.
The first tsunami drill at schools in the Solomon Islands mobilized nearly 400 students and teachers, testing the schools’ emergency management plans and newly constructed evacuation routes.
The tsunami evacuation drill was held in two schools - Titiana Community High School and Babanga Primary school, in the tsunami-prone Western Province. It was supported by the government of Solomon Islands and Japan, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
Since 25 August 2017, more than half a million people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar. People have moved into settlements/ camps, several spontaneous settlements have come up and many are with host communities. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency with increasing needs for food, health, shelter, water and sanitation, as well as protection and education.