25 May 2018: In Kakuma town, Turkana county, an inter-clan fight at Kakuma refugee camp resulted in the death of a tribal chief and another person. Source: Radio Tamazuj
17 May 2018: In Dikwa town, Borno state, a suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber detonated his explosives at an open-air mosque in an internally displaced people (IDP) camp, killing at least four people and injuring 15 more. Source: Punch
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Global Humanitarian Overview 2018: six months on
As of 15 June 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan (3RP) require US$25.39 billion to assist 96.2 million highly vulnerable people.
Ahead of World Refugee Day, UNICEF launches ‘What Excites Us, Unites Us’ initiative to engage football fans in support of refugee and migrant children
"I WANT TO SEE PEOPLE ABLE TO LIVE THEIR LIVES IN PEACE". - CREPIN, PROGRAMME MANAGER, CAR
A worsening humanitarian situation in CAR.
The desperate situation in Central African Republic has worsened amid a spike in fighting that threatens to hit almost every part of the country.
Deadly clashes between armed groups have forced 700,000 people to leave everything behind to escape the brutality.
La Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée de stabilisation des Nations Unies en Centrafrique (MINUSCA) met en garde les groupes armés, notamment l’Unité pour la Paix en Centrafrique (UPC), contre toute tentative visant à entraver le mouvement des militaires des Forces armées centrafricaines (FACA) de Bambari vers Bangassou (sud-est de la République centrafricaine). La MINUSCA estime que toute tentative de s’opposer de nouveau au déplacement des FACA sera considérée comme un crime grave et les coupables en seront tenus responsables.
Lilongwe, June 19, 2018: President Prof Arthur Peter Mutharika has affirmed his government’s commitment to end hunger and malnutrition which remains high among Malawians especially children.
Mutharika made the remarks in Lilongwe at Kamuzu Palace on Monday during an audience with His Majesty King Letsie III of the Kingdom of Lesotho. The king is in the country in his capacity as United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Special Ambassador on Nutrition.
- Renewed inter-communal violence and insecurity in West-Guji (Oromia region) and Gedeo (Southern Nations and Nationalities Region) have led to an additional 400 000 people being displaced since the beginning of the month. The total number of IDPs since the eruption of violence in this region in April 2018 has now reached 700 000, with 527 263 in Gedeo and 170 467 in West Guji IDPs according to government reports.
New York – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is co-hosting two side events at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Segment (HAS) today (19/06) taking place at the UN Headquarters, New York. The first event will focus on the prevention of sexual abuse, exploitation (PSEA) and harassment and the second on addressing complex internal displacement crises.
London – The similarities and shared values of Syrian refugee and British children were on display at a special workshop organized as part of IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s participation in the 20th Anniversary Refugee Week in London on Sunday (17/06).
Dozens of British and Syrian children explored the question “What makes me, me?” and tried to unpack what is important to them at the IOM-facilitated Building Tomorrow Together workshop – designed to promote understanding and integration for Syrian and British youth.
Juba – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Africa Development Aid delivered much-needed shelter and household items to more than 10,200 returnees, internally displaced persons and the communities hosting them in Tonga, an isolated area of South Sudan’s Upper Nile region, last week.
The distribution followed an assessment conducted in May, which found that thousands were in need, with many households recently returning to Tonga after fleeing violence between Government and opposition forces in April 2017.
Geneva – Today (19/06), IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched a second release of its mobile application – MigApp – in French, Spanish and Arabic.
IOM’s MigApp gives migrants easy access to migration-related information and select IOM services. MigApp also helps migrants make informed decisions and allows IOM to reach a broader range of migrants by leveraging the latest mobile technology.
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It is issued by the OCHA Yemen office. The next report will be issued when additional information on the emergency becomes available.
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES
• Heavy fighting and airstrikes are continuing in several locations in Al Hudaydah City and southern districts. The frontlines remained largely static in the past forty-eight hours.
• Risk that some warehouses outside Al Hudaydah City could become inaccessible. Agencies relocating stocks.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 40,073 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 24 weeks of 2018.
That total compares to 80,683 at this time last year, and over 215,000 at this time in 2016.
Turkey, Bangladesh and Uganda alone received over half of all new refugees last year. Never before has the world registered a larger number of people displaced by war and persecution.
"International responsibility-sharing for displaced people has utterly collapsed. Rich countries are building walls against families fleeing war, at the same time as less money is available for aid to people in conflict areas," said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland.
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William G. Moseley - Professor of Geography, Director of Food, Agriculture & Society Program, Macalester College