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22 May 2018 description

Comprehensive and community-based reintegration programmes, including education, vocational training, and psycho-social support, help children to heal and grow so they can become productive members of their communities and contribute to peace and development” SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict Virginia Gamba

22 May 2018 description

Rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés centrafricains - Déjà 673 rapatriés en Centrafrique

Les gouvernements de la Centrafrique et de la République du Congo ont démarré le 31 mars 2018, avec l’appui du Haut commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), la facilitation du rapatriement volontaire des réfugiés centrafricains vivant à Betou, Bazzaville et pointe-Noire vers les villes de Mongoumba, Mbaiki et Bangui.

22 May 2018 description

Rapatriement

Le 8 mai 2018, le HCR a facilité le retour de 9 réfugiés centrafricains en provenance de la République de Congo. Ces nouveaux rapatriements portent à 673 le nombre de réfugiés rentrés en RCA depuis le début de l’année.

Interventions monétaires (Cash-based interventions - CBI)

22 May 2018 description

Abyan, May 22 (BNA): The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has launched a project in Abyan Governorate to provide iftar for those fasting, with the support of Shaikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the wife of Shaikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah, as part of the Year of Zayed.
The launch began in the Eastern and Western villages of Al Nawba in Al Kawd, with the attendance of Shaikh Khalid Ibrahim, Relief Coordinator-General of Abyan.

22 May 2018 description

The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, is continuing to distribute Ramadan aid to displaced people around the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, and those affected by border conflicts.

The ERC delegation intensified its humanitarian operations in the country, to include 12 beneficiary areas around Addis Ababa and neighbouring provinces, as per the directives of the wise leadership to implement programmes, including Ramadan programmes, which aim to benefit 700,000 displaced people and those affected by last year’s border conflicts.

22 May 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

At 11:57 on 21 May, an SMM patrol consisting of five SMM members and two armoured vehicles was positioned on the western edge of Kriakivka (government-controlled, 38km north-west of Luhansk). Four patrol members were inside the vehicles and one member was outside when the patrol members heard four shots of small-arms fire approximately 100m south. The patrol could not determine the direction of fire.

22 May 2018 description

Kinshasa/Nairobi/Geneva, 22 May 2018— The response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is far from over, says the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) as it announces an expansion of its operation.

22 May 2018 description

With 84 percent of people worldwide identifying with a religion, faith influences local, national, and international decision-making. Across the globe, violent extremism often is couched in religious terms, and religious discrimination is on the rise. At the same time, people of faith and religious organizations frequently are on the frontlines of peace efforts, assisting communities affected by violence. Although religious considerations have been marginal to peace efforts historically, governments and peacebuilding organizations increasingly recognize the importance of religion.

22 May 2018 description

23 DE MAYO: ANIVERSARIO DE LA BATALLA DE MARAWI

Además de las 237 000 personas desplazadas, ya 164 000 han regresado a la ciudad, prácticamente destruida tras cinco meses de asedio (23 de mayo – 23 de octubre de 2017), aunque la zona cero de la batalla permanece cerrada. Los desplazados, muchos bajo fuerte estrés psicológico, apenas están recibiendo apoyo de la comunidad internacional. Dentro de la ciudad, la red de agua quedó destruida al 95%. Una de las cinco estaciones de bombeo está totalmente destruida y las otras cuatro necesitan reparaciones urgentes para ser operativas.

22 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

I am Gianfranco Rotigliano, the UNICEF Representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). I am coordinating UNICEF’s response to the Ebola outbreak in the country.

22 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Je suis Gianfranco Rotigliano, représentant de l’UNICEF en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Je coordonne la réponse de l’UNICEF à l’épidémie d’Ebola dans le pays.

22 May 2018 description

UNAMID Gender Advisory Unit (GAU), in collaboration with the South Darfur State Ministry for Social Affairs (MoSA) recently concluded a two-day workshop to establish Women’s Protection Networks for internally displaced persons (IDP) in the state.

About 60 women, comprising 51 from IDP camps and nine from Nyala town, participated in the event aimed at establishing a platform for women to familiarize with the procedures to seek physical, legal, health and psychosocial support in the event of violations at the IDP camps.

22 May 2018 description

ALAIN LIKOTA

Kavumu, le 18 mai 2018 – Au Sud-Kivu, la communauté pygmée revendique depuis plusieurs années des espaces de terre pour leur vie, leur survie, après avoir été expulsés du Parc National Kahuzi Biega (PNKB) dans les années 70. Ce problème serait en voie de trouver une solution, après plusieurs rencontres de médiation.

22 May 2018 description

Vienna (22 May 2018) – In a speech delivered Tuesday at an international conference marking the 25th anniversary of a landmark human rights declaration, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein issued a stark warning that the world in general, including Europe, is back-sliding on human rights.

22 May 2018 description

Vienna – Global migration dynamics are becoming ever more complex, and nowhere is this truer than in the region encompassed by IOM’s Vienna Regional Office: South-eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.

The region is host to almost 5.5 million conflict-displaced, either in massive concentrations such as the 3.9 million refugees and people under temporary protection in Turkey, the 1.5 million displaced in Ukraine, or in smaller groups scattered through the western Balkans and South Caucasus.

22 May 2018 description

The candidates in Colombia’s presidential election must make victims of ongoing violence their top priority, argues the Norwegian Refugee Council.

On 27 May, the first stage of the presidential election in Colombia will kick off.

“It should be a top priority and obligation for the new President to end the massive suffering across Colombia, and ensure peace talks lead to concrete results,” said Christian Visnes, country director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Colombia.

22 May 2018 description

Signature du PTA Conjoint 2018 entre le Ministère de la Santé Publique et le Système des Nations Unies : témoignage de l’engagement des Partenaires

22 May 2018 description

MARCELLINE COMLAN

Kalemie, le 17 mai 2018 – La Section de l’Information publique de la MONUSCO, à Kalemie, en partenariat avec le Conseil de la Jeunesse du Tanganyika, poursuit son programme mensuel de sensibilisation à la non-violence en période électorale.

Jeudi dernier, au quartier général de la MONUSCO-Kalemie, 103 jeunes leaders d’associations et mouvements de jeunes, dont 56 femmes (majoritaires), ont pris part à une rencontre portant sur le thème : « Jeunesse et Genre ».

22 May 2018 description

The first National Coordination Council on land degradation and desertification, with up to 100 experts from the Government of Ukraine, regional state administrations and international organizations, opened here last week. All the participants agreed on a joint approach to contain runaway land degradation, which has been threatening national food and water supplies in the country.

22 May 2018 description
  • Food insecurity in Chad has deteriorated compared to 2017. During the period from March to May, more than 623 000 people are facing crisis levels of food insecurity. This is a steep increase as compared to the figure of 380 000 during the same period last year.

  • The number of children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition is also on the rise, with a total rate of 15.6%. In parallel, admissions of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition to health care centres have strongly increased with respect to 2017, for instance +73% in the capital N'Djamena.