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22 Jun 2018 description

El Fasher, 21 June 2018 - The African Union - United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is deeply concerned with the current fighting between the Government of Sudan forces and Sudan Liberation Army elements of Abdul Wahid (SLA/AW) in eastern Jebel Marra, South Darfur.

Intensified fighting this month, characterized by the burning of villages in eastern Jebel Marra has had grave humanitarian consequences, with hundreds of civilians being newly displaced.

22 Jun 2018 description
report Voice of America

by Ralph Jennings

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — After four years of talks and one deadly setback, the Philippines is finalizing a law that would offer some autonomy to a flagship Muslim separatist group on the historically troubled southern island of Mindanao.

22 Jun 2018 description

FAO and EAC work towards creating jobs for youth in Agriculture

22nd June, 2018 Tanzania - Africa’s youth have to gear up to engage more in agriculture in response to the increasing opportunities in the sector to drive the Continent’s economic transformation.

22 Jun 2018 description

The diamond industry continues to be tainted by links between diamonds and human rights abuses, conflict finance, and corruption. Although the diamond industry is not the only sector facing these threats, it is unique in its particular unwillingness and inability to take genuine steps towards responsible business conduct.

22 Jun 2018 description

Critics say the government needs to do more to ensure the safe return of a million Ethiopians displaced by conflict

By Tom Gardner

BAHIR DAR, Ethiopia, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Early one morning, Aschal Zegeye and her young family heard a knock at the door. Her husband answered it. Shortly after he was dead.

"They took him outside and slaughtered him," the 25 year-old mother of two told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a church shelter in the city of Bahir Dar.

22 Jun 2018 description

"The story of refugees and immigrants moving around the world is not new - but hopeful technology can make these transitions easier"

By Heba Kanso

BEIRUT, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Shadi Khaled, a Syrian refugee living in Iraq, teaches Arabic on his computer, calling it his "hope for the future" as a job means money and a chance to educate people about his life.

22 Jun 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence affecting the delivery of aid. It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.

All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

Security incidents and access constraints

Africa

Burkina Faso

22 Jun 2018 description
report Jungle Aid

by Georgina | Mar 18, 2018

Our small team of 4 volunteers met in Hua Hin bright and early on Saturday morning. After brief introductions, we set off Bang Saphan with a truck full of donations and equipment for the medical clinic. We made excellent time and got to the village quickly.

The trip had several aims:

  • Perform medical clinic for villagers and school children

  • Follow up on bathroom door replacement and bike repair workshop.

22 Jun 2018 description

Manila (ICRC) – Displaced for more than a year since the start of the five-month conflict in Marawi City, many families in south-eastern parts of Lanao del Sur province continue to struggle due to lack of food and other necessities. The absence of a stable income and capital for small businesses has forced many who were traders before the start of the conflict to rely on farming and fishing.

22 Jun 2018 description

> EDUCATION

108 établissements scolaires des camps et sites de réfugiés officialisés par le Tchad

CES ECOLES accueillent indifféremment des élèves réfugiés et tchadiens. L’éducation protège les enfants et les jeunes réfugiés

Du 28 mai au 08 juin 2018, le HCR, ses partenaires d’exécution et le Gouvernement du Tchad ont organisé une tournée de 75 écoles primaires, 21 collèges et 12 lycées pour formaliser l’officialisation de ces établissements par le ministère de l’éducation tchadien.

22 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Tonga

22nd June 2018 The Government of Tonga and JICA signed a Grant Agreement of 2.8 billion Japanese Yen (equivalent to around $56 million pa’anga) for the implementation of Nationwide Early Warning System and Strengthening Disaster Communication (NEWS) Project this morning at the Cabinet chamber, St. George Office Building.

Prime Minister of Tonga and Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Samuela ‘Akilisi Pohiva signed on behalf of the Government of Tonga and Resident Representative, JICA Tonga Office Mr. Shinji Yoshiura signed on behalf of the Government of Japan.

22 Jun 2018 description

La France assure la Côte d’Ivoire de sa solidarité suite aux pluies diluviennes qui ont fait de nombreuses victimes et causé d’importants dégâts à Abidjan depuis le 18 juin. Nous adressons nos condoléances aux familles des victimes décédées dans ces circonstances difficiles.

22 Jun 2018 description

For the year 2017, 186101 and in the month of June, 2018, 23274 suspected dengue cases were reported to the Epidemiology Unit from all over the island. Latest Disease Trends,

Approximately 30.9% of dengue cases were reported from the Western province. The highest numbers of dengue cases were reported during the 29th week of 2017.

22 Jun 2018 description

Un nouveau rapport fait état d’une situation préoccupante et propose des recommandations sur ce qui pourrait se faire

20 juin 2018, Rome - Selon un nouveau rapport publié aujourd'hui, la pollution de l'eau induite par des pratiques agricoles non durables menace sérieusement la santé humaine et les écosystèmes de la planète, un problème par ailleurs souvent sous-estimé par les décideurs politiques et les agriculteurs.

22 Jun 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13389
21 JUIN 2018
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8291E SÉANCE – MATIN

Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies en République centrafricaine et Chef de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA), M. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, a demandé au Conseil de sécurité, ce matin, de maintenir son soutien à la MINUSCA pour que celle-ci ait la capacité de répondre aux défis considérables auxquels elle fait face quotidiennement.

22 Jun 2018 description

ECOSOC/6932
21 JUIN 2018
CONSEIL ÉCONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL
SESSION DE 2018, 39E & 40E SÉANCES PLÉNIÈRES – MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI

Le Conseil économique et social (ECOSOC) a clos, cet après-midi, la session 2018 de son segment humanitaire en adoptant sans vote sa résolution annuelle sur le « renforcement de la coordination de l’aide humanitaire d’urgence fournie par les organismes des Nations Unies ».

22 Jun 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 21 June 2018: To strengthen health services for Rohingya refugees and their host communities in Cox’s Bazar, additional health workforce has been added to the district hospital here, the only facility providing referral services to nearly 1.3 million vulnerable population at increased risk of diseases in the ongoing rainy season.

22 Jun 2018 description

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) would like to thank you for the opportunity to present its views at this Review Conference and to share its perspective as a humanitarian organization mandated to protect and assist the victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence.

22 Jun 2018 description
report GFDRR

AT A GLANCE

Country Fiji

Risks Climate change exacerbating natural disasters

Area of Engagement Deepening engagements in resilience to climate change

The government of Fiji has pioneered an innovative approach to assessing and quantifying the impacts of climate change which will help the Pacific Island country chart a resilient development path.

NATURAL HAZARDS EXACERBATED BY CLIMATE CHANGE

22 Jun 2018 description

By: Ra’ed al Nims

Ahmad Yihya Awad (28) carries out voluntary work for Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip. Since the beginning of peaceful protests known as the March of Return a few months ago, Ahmad has been evacuating and assisting Palestinian casualties along Gaza’s eastern borders alongside other PRCS’ volunteers and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). What Ahmad sees in the line of duty causes him great distress, as well as mixed feeling of sadness, fear, satisfaction and happiness.