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23 Feb 2018 description

900,000 Rohingya Population in Cox’s Bazar

688,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 in Cox’s Bazar

1.2 Million People in Need in Cox’s Bazar

Key Highlights

  • IOM and the Government of Bangladesh’s Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) are exploring the options to expand the current partnership. IOM and CPP are working together on preparedness training, early warning systems, evacuation, search and rescue, sheltering, and first aid.

23 Feb 2018 description

UN Human Rights Commission collects evidence to hold more than 40 South Sudanese officials accountable for war crimes and crimes against humanity

23 Feb 2018 description

"Rebel chiefs come and tell the parents, 'We need your daughter'. It's not a request – it's an obligation"

By Inna Lazareva

BANGUI, Feb 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the wife of a pastor, Hulda was getting ready for Christmas, hanging up decorations and preparing for church services in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, when gunshots shattered all attempts at festivities in December 2013.

23 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children

This post comes from Luke Stannard, a research consultant working in our Education in Emergencies team.

Save the Children works to ensure children displaced by conflict or caught up in humanitarian crises secure an access to quality learning opportunities. Increasingly Educational Technology (EdTech) has been proposed as a potential solution to solve the ‘learning crisis’ in humanitarian contexts. A recent study by Education International estimated that over 50% of Education in Emergencies programmes over the last 5 years have involved the use of EdTech.

23 Feb 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

The UN has described the war in Syria as the ‘biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time’. Over a period of seven years, more than six million Syrians have been displaced internally and 13 million left in need of humanitarian assistance.

23 Feb 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

According to the UN 346 civilians have been killed and 878 others have been injured. The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has called for an immediate end to the hostilities and described the situation in eastern Ghouta as “hell on Earth”.

Military offensives taking place in Syria over the last few weeks has worsened the humanitarian situation. Since 2013, about 400,000 people have been living under a government-imposed siege in this region. Children make up half of the population of eastern Ghouta and they are bearing the brunt of these attacks.

23 Feb 2018 description

Although Lebanon does not consider itself a country of asylum, it has the world’s highest per-capita concentration of refugees, most of whom have fled conflict in neighbouring Syria. Refugees are increasingly treated as a security threat and economic burden, and they have found themselves under growing surveillance and restrictions. The country is also home to a large number of migrant domestic workers from countries like the Philippines, Ethiopia, and Kenya, who are subject to the kafala system and are particularly vulnerable to detention.

23 Feb 2018 description

New Research Challenges Conventional Wisdom that “Violent Extremism” or Ideology is Predominantly Responsible for Driving Children Into Terrorist Ranks

New York, 12 February 2018 – Counter-terror efforts based on widely-held assumptions about the ideological motivations of children and youth recruited into extremist groups are unlikely to be effective, and could backfire, concludes new research released today by the United Nations University (UNU), a UN think tank.

23 Feb 2018 description

While asylum applications are decreasing in Norway, the number of deportations is rising. Since 2012, when amendments to the Immigration Act were introduced extending the list of grounds for detention, detention has increasingly been used in order to make return policies more efficient. Between 2012 and 2016, the number of people placed in detention nearly doubled. Norway also continues to operate its sole detention centre in a militarised fashion.

23 Feb 2018 description

National statement by Ambassador Olof Skoog on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Briefing on Eastern Ghouta, 22 February 2018, New York.

I thank you Mr. President and I thank the Russian Federation for having called for a meeting on the horrendous situation in Eastern Ghouta and I thank Mark Lowcock for his briefing. I want to make some brief remarks on behalf of Sweden and Kuwait.

Mr. President,

23 Feb 2018 description
report Council of Europe

Two rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have reacted strongly to the humanitarian tragedy unfolding in Syria’s Eastern Goutha, on the day the UN Security Council meets to discuss the situation.

23 Feb 2018 description

In December, Malawi Government, in partnership with the UN and other partners, launched the 2017/18 Food Insecurity Response Plan to provide food assistance to 1,043,000 food insecure people in 20 of Malawi’s 28 districts between December 2017 and March 2018.

The Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) recommended provision of only cash-based assistance during this period. Apart from providing the food assistance, the response plan also prioritises implementation of resilience building interventions to break the cycle of hunger among the affected population.

23 Feb 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Conflict between multiple parties in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zor governorate escalated in the latter half of 2017, displacing an estimated 230,000 individuals and resulting in a deterioration of the humanitarian situation [1]. Although the recent de-escalation of conflict in the north-west area of the governorate has allowed some humanitarian assistance for the first time since 2014, there are still significant access limitations.

23 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • WFP received AUD 1 million (USD 800,000) and EUR 300,000 (USD 371,000) contributions from the governments of Australia and Italy, respectively. These will support WFP’s emergency school feeding and food assistance for assets activities for the Marawi response.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Les Nations Unies ont reçu, du 1er octobre au 31 décembre 2017, quarante allégations d’exploitation et d’abus sexuels pour toutes les entités des Nations Unies et leurs partenaires, a indiqué jeudi le porte-parole du Secrétaire général dans le cadre des efforts pour accroître la transparence sur cette question.

« Toutes les allégations n'ont pas été entièrement vérifiées et beaucoup sont en phase d'évaluation préliminaire », a précisé ce porte-parole, Stéphane Dujarric, lors d’un point de presse à New York.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13218
21 FÉVRIER 2018

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de février M. Mansour Ayyad Sh. A. Alotaibi (Koweït)

23 Feb 2018 description

Les violences et les atrocités qui continuent d’affecter une grande partie de la population civile centrafricaine rappellent que, malgré les efforts de la communauté internationale, la voie de la paix, de la stabilité et de la réconciliation en République centrafricaine (RCA) reste « longue et ardue », a déclaré jeudi devant le Conseil de sécurité l’envoyé de l’ONU dans ce pays.

23 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13220
22 FÉVRIER 2018

« Malgré une adversité toujours farouche, la paix est en marche en République centrafricaine », a affirmé cet après-midi, devant le Conseil de sécurité, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général, M. Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, appuyé par son homologue de l’Union africaine, M. Bedializoun Moussa Nébié. Tous les intervenants ont néanmoins insisté sur la nécessité de continuer à soutenir tant le pays que la Mission de l’ONU.

23 Feb 2018 description

BERNARDIN NYANGI

Rutshuru, le 21 février 2018 – Un calme précaire règne en territoire de Rutchuru, dansle Nord-Kivu, au lendemain des violences qui avaient éclaté mardi 20 février entre les communautés ethniques locales de Bwito. La situation a dégénéré après l’assassinat ce jour là d’un habitant local par des présumés Nyatura dans les environs de Mutanda.

En représailles, des jeunes des communautés Hunde et Nande, en colère, ont blessé grièvement un membre de la communauté hutue et incendié plusieurs maisons.

23 Feb 2018 description

Selon un collectif de chercheurs, dont fait partie Florent Geel, Responsable du Bureau Afrique de la Fédération Internationale des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH), « l’outil militaire français dans le Sahel doit être subordonné à un projet politique réaliste défini par les sociétés sahéliennes ».