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24 Jun 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

ZALINGEI

Torrential rains on Thursday rain destroyed 430 houses in displaced camps in Zalingei in Central Darfur.

El Shafee Abdallah, the coordinator of Central Darfur camps told Radio Dabanga that the high winds accompanied by rain that lasted all night caused the destruction of 430 houses in the six Zalingei camps.

He said that 147 houses were destroyed at Hamidiya camp and 150 at Hasahisa camp.

He pointed out that large numbers of families are now in the open after the rain destroyed their houses and they lost everything inside.

24 Jun 2018 description

HODEIDAH, 23rd June, 2018 (WAM) -- Emirati humanitarian aid convoys, containing 100 trucks loaded with tens of thousands of food and medical items, arrived on Saturday in Mocha, south of Taiz Governorate.

The assistance is presented by the UAE through the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, the top humanitarian arm of the country, to provide relief for 1.7 million Yemenis in Hodeidah and surrounding areas. It also goes in harmony with the comprehensive relief surge plan adopted by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition to help stabilise the current humanitarian situation across Hodeidah.

24 Jun 2018 description
report The Guardian

The canoe is barely visible at first, a dark shape moving among the lily pads and grasses in the vast expanse of South Sudan’s Sudd marshes.

The little craft is laden with five villagers – faces anxious and tired – and the few possessions they were able to rescue as they fled fighting around the counties of Leer and Mayendit, two days distant by boat.

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Trauma generated by wars is often not confined to the battlefield. Refugees are negatively affected by the multiple displacements, loss of loved ones and properties, and the instability which lead to a sense of helplessness and despair.

In recent times, art has emerged as a valuable tool to help mitigate the sense of despair and integrate refugees into their new surroundings. It generates creativity which helps them overcome the emotional and social challenges of adjusting to the overwhelming and sudden change.

24 Jun 2018 description

This report is produced by the OCHA Syria Crisis offices with the contribution of all sectors in the hubs and at the Whole of Syria (WoS) level. The situation overview covers the period from 15 May – 15 June 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 20 July 2018.

Highlights

  • An estimated 138,000 individuals returned to Ar-Raqqa city since October 2017 and 188,000 to Deir-ez Zor governorate since November 2017, although conditions for returns remain unsafe due to high levels of contamination of explosive hazards.

24 Jun 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Baghdad) – Iraqi army soldiers at two checkpoints in Anbar governorate have arbitrarily prevented a group of displaced families from returning home in what appears to be an act of collective punishment, Human Rights Watch said today.

24 Jun 2018 description

Gulsom Mirzada

During a recent field research on informal credit mechanisms in Pashtun Zarghon District, in the western Afghan province of Herat, the interviewees reported that the majority of rural families prefer to have more girls than boys.

24 Jun 2018 description

National Disaster Management Committee (NDMC) Vice Chairman Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr. Win Myat Aye arrived in Magway Region yesterday for a field trip regarding natural disaster preparedriess. Upon arrival yesterday morning, the Union Minister and officials first paid homage to the Thihoshin and Shwegu pagodas in Pakokku. Afterwards, NDMC Vice Chairman Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye attended the natural disaster preparedness meeting and donation event held in Pakokku District General Administration Department, Mya Aya Hall (2).

24 Jun 2018 description

Officials from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) inspected the camps of displaced people in Myitkyina and Waingmaw townships in Kachin State on 22 June, according to the Commission.

The inspection team was led by MNHRC members U Yu Lwin Aung and Dr. Myint Kyi, accompanied by Injangyang Township State Hluttaw representative Mayan Jar Sai Khawn and departmental officials, visited Jawmaset, Tanphre, Trinity and Waingmaw Baptist displaced person camps in Myitkyina and Waingmaw townships, where they met displaced persons.

24 Jun 2018 description

Right now, as policies and procedures surrounding children separated from their families continue to evolve, a major concern has yet to be resolved: the plight of those thousands who remain removed from their parents. ChildFund International is deeply concerned about their wellbeing. We have been working with children and families on both sides of the border for decades, and will apply that unique expertise and insight to assist these children until they can be reunited.

24 Jun 2018 description

Index: MDE 21/8656/2018 2

The Palestinian authorities in the West Bank and the Hamas de facto administration in the Gaza Strip have launched brutal crackdowns on peaceful demonstrators over the last two weeks. Amnesty International strongly condemns the violent actions of the security forces calls on both authorities to take immediate and effective steps to rein in the security forces, uphold the right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and bring to justice those responsible for arbitrary or abusive force.

24 Jun 2018 description
report UN Security Council

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Security Council
8290th Meeting (AM)

Exclusive Focus on Africa Shows Clear Bias, Says Sudan’s Representative, as Others Stress Immunity of Sitting Presidents

The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court pressed the Security Council today to play a more active role in supporting the arrest and transfer of those suspected of mass-atrocity crimes in Darfur, a situation it had referred to The Hague-based tribunal more than 13 years ago.

24 Jun 2018 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 23 June 2018: The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with shock and dismay of the attack that took place today during a rally in Addis Ababa in support of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s reform agenda and efforts. He strongly condemns this cowardly attack that cannot be justified under any circumstances.

24 Jun 2018 description

Les prochaines réunions de l’UE à Bruxelles sur les procédures d’asile et les migrations vont se dérouler trois ans après la crise méditerranéenne, lorsque plus d’un million de personnes désespérées avaient traversé la Méditerranée vers l’Europe. Malgré la baisse spectaculaire du nombre d’arrivants, les ondes de choc de cette situation se répercutent encore - au niveau politique et par des approches restrictives et unilatérales que certains pays européens ont adoptées depuis lors sur la question des réfugiés et des migrants.

24 Jun 2018 description

Nommée à ce poste en novembre 2017, Bintou Keïta a effectué, du 18 au 22 juin 2018, sa première visite en République centrafricaine (RCA) en sa qualité de Sous-secrétaire générale aux opérations de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies, afin de toucher du doigt la situation dans le pays, notamment après les incidents des dernières semaines, ainsi que le travail de la MINUSCA.

24 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

One person has reportedly died, and dozens were injured after an explosion ripped through a large crowd at a rally for the new Prime Minister of Ethiopia on Saturday, which the UN chief described as a matter of “grave concern”.

Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the act of violence, which – according to news reports - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, described as “an unsuccessful attempt by forces who do not want to see Ethiopia united”.

24 Jun 2018 description

As of 18 June 2018, the Western-backed Arab coalition has continued bombardments on the Houthi-held Yemeni main port, Hodeidah. This upsurge in fighting comes at the heel of the UN Security Council’s presidential statement in March 2018 which called for the full and sustained opening of the port, and has impeded humanitarian delivery for the 600,000 people in the area.

24 Jun 2018 description

New-York, 22 June 2018 - The Education Cannot Wait (ECW) fund announces an allocation of US$3 million to support the delivery of education services to newly displaced children in the ongoing Syria crisis. This allocation will support aid organizations in meeting urgent growing education needs resulting from new population displacements in Idleb and Aleppo Governorates in the North-West of the country and in Deir-ez-Zour, Hassakeh and Raqqa Governorates in the North-East.

24 Jun 2018 description

On 26 February 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit parts of the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, significantly affecting the Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces. The Papua New Guinea Government's National Disaster Center (NDC), estimates that over 544,000 people have been affected throughout the five provinces, with more than 270,000 people in immediate need of assistance. The estimated death toll is currently at 100. Due to the remoteness of many of the areas struck by the earthquake, no complete assessments have been possible to date.