By Eujin Byun
Eujin Byun is from Korea and works as a UNHCR communications officer in South Sudan. In 2017, aid workers were the target of 46 major attacks in the country, including shootings, kidnappings and assaults. Despite the risks, Eujin recently decided to extend her stay. Here she explains why.
En juillet 2018, le BCNUDH a documenté 515 violations des droits de l’homme en RDC, soit une hausse par rapport aux 458 violations documentées en juin 2018. Alors que le nombre de violations commises par les agents de l’Etat est en légère baisse, ils demeurent néanmoins responsables de la moitié des violations documentées. Une hausse significative du nombre de cas d’atteintes attribuables aux groupes armés a été documentée ce mois-ci.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
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Security Incidents and Access Constraints
30 July 2018 (Date of post): In Blama Hadji village, Mayo-Sava division,
Extreme-Nord province, a landmine exploded as it was run over by a vehicle carrying refugees. Source: ECHO Daily Flash
18 July 2018: In Mahama camp, Eastern province, hundreds of undocumented Burundians were arrested in the Burma refugee camp following a rise in tensions between Rwandan authorities and armed groups allegedly from Burundi. Source: ACLED
KINSHASA/NEW YORK/DAKAR/GENEVE, 17 août 2018 – Les enfants représentent une proportion élevée des personnes touchées par l’épidémie d’Ebola en cours dans l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), a déclaré aujourd’hui l’UNICEF.
Deux enfants sont déjà décédés de la maladie. Les centres de traitement Ebola à Beni et Mangina prennent actuellement en charge six enfants infectés par la maladie ou suspectés de l’être. L’UNICEF a identifié à ce jour 53 enfants orphelins d’Ebola.
Threats and violence affecting emergency care
Middle-East and North Africa
Syrian Arab Republic
19 July 2018: In Manjib city and district, Aleppo governorate, a mine exploded near an ambulance carrying patients, slightly injuring the driver and damaging the vehicle. Another mine was later found 25 metres away from the spot. Source: Manbijmc
928,663 Registered refugees and asylumseekers (to 30 June 2018)
59% Of the refugees are under 18 years old
34,509 New arrivals in 2018
The 19th August is World Humanitarian Day – the occasion to value the work humanitarians carry out in areas affected by conflicts or natural disasters, sometimes putting their own well-being in danger to help others. Which contexts do Terre des hommes’ humanitarian workers face nowadays?
ADDIS ABABA - The heads of the United Nations World Food Programme and UNICEF in Ethiopia have made a joint visit to Somali Region of Ethiopia to see firsthand how people affected by recent violence and civil unrest are being assisted.
WFP Country Director, Steven Were Omamo and UNICEF Representative in Ethiopia, Gillian Mellsop visited the regional capital Jijiga on Monday 13 August, where they assessed what further support was needed and emphasized the importance of strong partnerships in improving the situation.
Governments, UN agencies and aid organisations must unlock extra funds to help protect local humanitarian workers from death and injury when serving in conflict zones, Christian Aid has said.
The charity is urging global donors to give grassroots organisations the means to reduce security threats facing staff who risk their lives in humanitarian service within their own countries and communities. This call comes ahead of the United Nations’ annual World Humanitarian Day, this Sunday.
Ethiopia made nine pledges to comprehensively respond to refugee needs and is formulating a National Comprehensive Refugee Response Strategy (NCRRS)
The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) was launched in Ethiopia in November 2017.
The Operating Plan for the refugee response in Ethiopia in 2018 is USD 327.8 million. This plan is currently funded at 19%.
Applying the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF)
192,513 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
372,741 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)
54,834 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya
19,193 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018
845 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018
1,845 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018
USD 85 M required for 2018
In July, 51,945 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (24,778 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 97 locations.
Evacuation centres housing people forced to flee following last month’s devastating dam collapse have been cut off by more flooding.
Recent monsoon rains have caused a crucial bridge to collapse, leaving more than 3,700 people stranded in harsh conditions at existing camps in Sanamxay. Lao Red Cross volunteers are also stranded in the area.
Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has started emergency nutritional and paediatric activities in Bama, Borno State, in response to a critical humanitarian situation among newly arrived internally displaced people (IDPs). Lack of adequate assistance, including access to shelter and healthcare, is having severe consequences for young children arriving in the town. MSF calls on authorities to urgently provide adequate assistance for the population, before the situation further deteriorates.
The cholera outbreak is spreading with 342 new cases reported over the last five days in the region of Maradi. As of 15 August, 1 449 cases have been confirmed by the Ministry of Public Health. There have been 26 deaths since the first case was identified early July.
The cholera outbreak requires a comprehensive response. New cases are rising fast in densely populated areas and close to the Nigerian border where population movements may amplify the spread of the disease.