In mid-2016, the conflict in South Sudan spread into the southern region of Equatoria, which borders Uganda. Officials registered 600,000 South Sudanese refugees crossing the border into northern Uganda between July 2016 and April 2017. Bidibidi settlement, in Uganda’s Yumbe district, was opened in August 2016 to accommodate some of this refugee flow. By December 2016 the settlement was closed to new arrivals as the largest refugee settlement in the world.
Aperçu, actions en cours et recommandations principales :
1. Amended Cabinet Resolutions on IDP Access to Pension and Social Benefits
On 11 July 2018 the Cabinet adopted Resolution No. 5481 introducing a number of significant changes to Cabinet Resolutions No. 505, 509, 637, and 365:
Extended eligibility for IDP monthly housing benefits
i) Children of IDPs born after the start of 'AID' - 14 April 2014 - now also can be considered as IDPs and therefore eligible for the benefits. To apply for the benefits, these children have to be registered at the social protection units
1. Draft Order on Entry/Exit Regime and Movement of Goods to/from the NGCA is Proposed for Public Discussion
On 8 June 2818 the Ministry of Defence has posted a message on its official website proposing public discussion on 8 Draft CMU Resolution on entry and exit regime and movement of goods to/from the NGCA. The Resolution represents one of the series of by-laws required for the execution of the Law of Ukraine No. 2268 'On Safeguarding State Sovereignty'.
In Nigeria, the Danish Demining Group combats superstition and misconception connected to explosives, which pose a great danger to people in conflict-ridden areas.
Since the beginning of the year, DDG has taught thousands of children, youth and adults in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which has been ravaged by years of conflict, about the threats of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). The promotion of safe behavior around ERW is essential for people that have been displaced due to the conflict as well as people living in the midst of areas contaminated by explosives that have been left behind from the ongoing conflict.
Local Vietnamese villagers recently discovered a huge aircraft bomb buried disturbingly near residential housing. The bomb was moved and destroyed by professional deminers from the Danish Deming Group. Farmers in the A Luoi district face the risk of coming in contact with explosive remnants of war on a daily basis, says country director.
Only 75 meters from the nearest house, locals from the village of Ka Ku 1 in Vietnam found a 500-pound aircraft bomb, buried one meter underground.
In Ukraine, DDG is coming up with new ways to approach children and teenagers with risk education through a ‘’Peer-to-Peer’’ programme. The programme trains teenagers to deliver mine risk education(MRE) messages to their friends and classmates.
El Grupo Danés de Desminado (DDG) acaba de recibir la acreditación para su equipo de Estudios no técnico (ENT) para comenzar a operar en Colombia. Eso significa que la organización ahora puede ayudar a la población local a crear un entorno más seguro en el país con la mayor contaminación y el número de víctimas en América Latina.
The Danish Demining Group (DDG) has just received accreditation for its Non-Technical Survey (NTS) team to start operations in Colombia. That means that the organization can now assist the local population in creating a safer environment in the country with the highest contamination and number of victims in Latin America.
The swift response of Danish Demining Group’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team enabled access to food-drop zone for over 23,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) and local residents in South Sudan.
3 April 2018, Geneva
This statement is made on behalf of 22 international NGOs current working in Yemen.
INGOs are delivering life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of vulnerable Yemenis, despite the complex and serious nature of the security situation and sustained bureaucratic access constraints.
The January Issue of the Legal Alert focuses on the following:
Parliament Passed Law Governing State Policy on Temporary Occupied Territories in Donetsk and Luhansk Regions
Draft Law on Legal Status of Disappeared Person has Passed the First Parliamentary Hearing
The Cabinet has Increased Monthly Housing Benefits for IDPs
IDPs are now Entitled to Temporary Housing
The Cabinet has adopted State Program on Restoration and Development of Peace in the Eastern Regions
The number of victims from mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) has risen by 58% in Myanmar, according to the Mine Risk Working Group. The risk of accidents is heightened for those living in rural areas and in poverty. “Documenting victims’ profiles and risk behaviours is essential for preventing further accidents”, says Danish Demining Group (DDG) Program Manager in Myanmar, Pascal Simon.
December issue of the Legal Alert focuses on the following:
Increase in Minimal Living Wage and Minimal Salary Rates
The Cabinet has Presscribed a Form for Technical Inspections Act for Living Premises
The Court has Quashed Cabinet Resolution No. 365 on the Ground of Discrimination of IDPs
The Cabinet has Adopted IDP Integration and Durable Solutions Strategy