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23 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Yemen
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  • Over 2016, SFD developed 156 projects worth approximately $37.5 million, with direct beneficiaries estimated at 0.3 million people and created employment of 1.5 million workdays (53% female). Disbursements during 2016 amounted to nearly $53.9 million. Disbursements during SFD Phase IV (2011–16) reached about $838.6 and they cumulatively (1997–2016) reached $1,755 million approximately. All interventions have aimed to alleviate the ongoing war impact on the beneficiaries' living.

22 Nov 2017 description
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Mr. President,

Distinguished members of the Security Council,
I have the honour to introduce the first report of the Secretary-General pursuant to resolution 2367 (2017) on developments in Iraq, as well as the sixteenth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 2017 (2013) on the issue of missing Kuwaiti and thirdcountry nationals and property.

Mr. President,

22 Nov 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

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Cumulative figures

  • The cumulative total from 27 April 2017 to 19 Nov 2017 is 945,362 suspected cholera cases and 2,211 associated deaths, (CFR 0.23%), 1049 have been confirmed by culture.

  • The median age of suspected cases is (20) and the median age of death is (38)

22 Nov 2017 description
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Baghdad, 22 November 2017 – Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Ján Kubiš, strongly condemned the deadly car bomb attack in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, Salah El Din Province, on Tuesday, 21 November, in which scores of civilians were killed or wounded.

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Baghdad, 21 November 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) acknowledges the Iraq Federal Supreme Court’s Decision of 20 November 2017 concerning the Kurdish independence referendum.

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Mosul – Over one million individuals were displaced during operations to retake Mosul (which began in October 2016), according to IOM Iraq’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). From Markaz Mosul sub-district – encompassing the city of Mosul – nearly 600,000 people continue to be displaced, although more than 222,400 people also have returned to their homes since the end of the offensive in July 2017.

21 Nov 2017 description
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WHAT: Release of 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO)
WHEN: Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
WHERE: Amman, Jordan

21 Nov 2017 description
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Dohuk, Iraq, 19 November 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office launched a training course in Dohuk for journalists, media workers and civil society activists in the field of freedom of opinion and expression in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

This training course, which took place on 12 – 13 November, was entitled Freedom of Opinion and Expression and its Role in Promoting Reconciliation, Harmony and the Protection of Human Rights for Journalists & Media Workers in Kurdistan Region – Iraq.

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Erbil, 19 November 2017- the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in Kurdistan Region of Iraq organized a four-day training course in Erbil for 23 teacher, including 9 females, during 13 – 16 November on human rights education. This was the second in a series of courses organized by HRO and supported by the Flemish Government and the Ministry of Education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I).

20 Nov 2017 description
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Baghdad, 20 November 2017 – Years of conflict have severely curtailed the rights of children in Iraq. Their rights to protection from violence, education and access to safe drinking water are under assault from nearly every direction.

“UNICEF is working with partners like the German government to champion the rights of Iraqi children and to ensure they have every opportunity to fulfill their potential,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s representative to Iraq.

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Baghdad, Iraq, 15 November 2017 – As part of its support to strengthen service delivery for universal health coverage in Iraq, and in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 to achieve universal health coverage by 2030, WHO supported a 4-day training of trainers course.

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Erbil, Iraq, 19 November 2017 – In the aftermath of the powerful earthquake that struck the Iraq-Iran border last Sunday evening, the office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Iraq scaled up its emergency intervention.

17 Nov 2017 description
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Baghdad, 17 November 2017 – Tribal sheikhs, religious leaders, academics, political party representatives and civil society representatives from Diyala and Anbar Provinces met on Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th November in two separate meetings in Baghdad as part of a series of roundtable discussions under the theme ”National Settlement: Prospects and Challenges” aiming at creating an enabling environment for Iraqi national reconciliation.  

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The humanitarian community in Yemen is outraged by the continued blockade by the Saudi-led coalition of humanitarian and commercial supplies desperately needed for the survival of the Yemeni population.

Now in its eleventh day, the blockade on almost all of Yemen’s seaports, airports and land crossings prevents the entry of food, fuel, medicines and supplies, exposing millions of people to disease, starvation and death. While the reopening of Aden port and airport is a positive development, it is insufficient to cover the needs of the entire Yemeni population.