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18 Aug 2018 description

Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good. It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing. In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.

18 Aug 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 August 2018 and includes updates on Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus, Ebola virus disease and Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever.

18 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a déposé vendredi une gerbe et s’est incliné devant le drapeau bleu de l’organisation retrouvé dans les décombres du siège de l’ONU à Bagdad détruit par une explosion il y a 15 ans. Il a réaffirmé sa détermination à améliorer la sécurité de tous les employés des Nations Unies, tout en reconnaissant que leur travail « ne sera jamais exempt de risques ».

18 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

Une haute responsable des Nations Unies a fermement condamné vendredi la récente escalade des violences dont sont victimes les enfants dans plusieurs conflits dans le monde.

18 Aug 2018 description

A la veille de la Journée mondiale de l’aide humanitaire, Filippo Grandi rend hommage aux employés humanitaires qui ont perdu la vie en aidant les personnes dans le besoin, alors que les statistiques des déplacements atteignent un niveau sans précédent.

Par Marta Martinez

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

17 Aug 2018 description
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SG/SM/19171-IHA/1454-OBV/1813
17 AUGUST 2018

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Humanitarian Day, to be observed on 19 August:

17 Aug 2018 description
report Plan International

En situaciones de emergencia humanitaria, la infancia, pero especialmente las niñas y las adolescentes, corren un alto riesgo de contraer enfermedades o convertirse en víctimas de tráfico infantil, violencia y abusos sexuales.

17 Aug 2018 description

Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day brings citizens of the world together to rally support for people living in crises and to pay tribute to the aid workers who help them.

17 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

Al recordar a los empleados de la ONU asesinados, el Secretario General se comprometió, en el Día Mundial de la Asistencia Humanitaria, a mejorar su seguridad, aunque reconoció que el trabajo nunca está exento de riesgos.

Con un minuto de silencio y una corona de flores, el Secretario General António Guterres rindió tributo a los trabajadores humanitarios caídos cumpliendo la misión de las Naciones Unidas.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Carmen Arroyo y Emily Thampoe

NACIONES UNIDAS, 17 ago 2018 (IPS) - Los niños y las niñas con discapacidad tienen cuatro veces más probabilidades de sufrir episodios violentos, y ellas se llevan la peor parte, alerta el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (Unicef).

“Están entre los sectores más marginados de la sociedad. Y si esta sigue viendo antes la discapacidad que al niño, el riesgo de exclusión y de discriminación permanece”, explicó Georgina Thompson, consultora de Unicef, en diálogo con IPS.

17 Aug 2018 description

Years of conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic and eastern Ukraine have had a dramatic impact on health systems in these countries, as well as in places like Turkey – now home to millions of Syrian refugees. Health workers are often on the frontline of escalating hostilities, as they strive to continue delivering medical care amid horrific conditions.

17 Aug 2018 description

Bruxelles, le 17 août 2018

En ce 15e anniversaire de l'attentat à la bombe contre le siège des Nations unies à Bagdad, l'Union européenne rend hommage à l'engagement des travailleurs humanitaires qui risquent leur vie pour fournir une aide humanitaire partout dans le monde. Le respect intégral du droit international, la sécurité et la sûreté des travailleurs humanitaires et leur accès sans entrave aux populations constituent un sujet de préoccupation majeure pour l'Union européenne.

17 Aug 2018 description

Brussels, 17 August 2018

On the 15th anniversary of the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, the European Union pays tribute to the commitment of aid workers who risk their lives to deliver humanitarian aid worldwide.The unequivocal respect of international law, the safety and security of humanitarian workers and their unfettered access to those in need are a major concern for the European Union.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Cameroon

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

Rwanda

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

17 Aug 2018 description
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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

The Americas

Mexico