Two principles stand as cornerstones in the enduring partnership built by Anera and Americares: efficiency and impact. For 25 years, shipments of medical aid and supplies requested by health workers have allowed local organizations to respond to the direct needs of communities deprived of health resources across Lebanon, the West Bank and Gaza.
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Fallout From Family Separation at US Border Worsened by Heavy-Handed Tactics
Michael Garcia Bochenek
Senior Counsel, Children’s Rights Division
A month after President Donald Trump reversed his abhorrent policy of forcibly separating migrant families at the border, its consequences continue – harming the mental health of children and parents, impeding migrants’ legal options, and undermining their legitimate right to seek asylum.
Dear Foreign Secretary,
We are writing to welcome you in your new role as Foreign Secretary and urge you to make the crisis in Yemen your immediate priority. We welcome the regular engagement we have had with your officials and ministerial team and hope we can continue to work together constructively to address the deteriorating situation.
On August 27, 2017, Myanmar security forces and Rakhine Buddhist civilians attacked the village of Chut Pyin in northern Rakhine state, massacring its Rohingya Muslim residents and burning their homes to the ground.
More than 50 years after the US Air Force dropped its first bombs on Laos during the Vietnam War, it remains the country most heavily polluted by cluster munition remnants, which have killed and maimed more than 50,000 people since 1964. Since 2006, HI has cleared more than 37.5 million sq. ft. of land and destroyed some 24,000 explosive remnants of war in Laos. We also raise public awareness of the dangers from these weapons and sub-munitions through risk education.
Dedication to clearing the land
"I felt like I had been electrocuted,” Mohammed explains. “My leg bulged, and then I lost consciousness.” On April 6, 2018, Mohammed was shot in the leg during demonstrations at the Gaza border. His story is one of many. At least 15,000 people have been injured since the start of the demonstrations last March, of whom nearly 3,000 have severe lower leg trauma, similar to Mohammed’s.
Adjumani, 20 July 2018 – “My aim is not satisfying myself with knowledge but having a knowledge that is going to be beneficial for others,” says Vumilia Ameshinda reflecting on his future. “One day, I would like to see my name associated with a positive impact for the whole community. I would like to create a legacy that will benefit the community, the country, and ultimately the world – if possible.”
Vumilia is one of the refugee students sponsored by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) attending Ocer Campion Jesuit College, a Jesuit secondary school in Gulu, northern Uganda.
Israel and Hamas stand on the brink of another full-scale confrontation in Gaza. The only viable exit from the ongoing cycle of escalation is for international actors to use carrots and sticks to bring about intra-Palestinian reconciliation, thereby allowing the Palestinian Authority (PA) to govern the Gaza Strip.
What’s new? What is new is that little is new: despite repeated claims that efforts are being made to address the situation in Gaza, Israel and Hamas once again are sliding dangerously toward a new war.
Uganda is now Africa’s largest host country, with over 1.4 million refugees seeking safety and a future there. Last week I visited one of the Early Childhood Development Centres and Child Friendly Spaces that SCUK supports through the Children’s Emergency Fund (CEF). Kyangwali is a large refugee settlement, spread across green hills as far as the eye can see, home to tens of thousands of people – new arrivals from DRC, host communities living side by side with refugees, and communities from DRC and S.Sudan who have lived in the area for years.
July 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of Trócaire's emergency appeal in response to the crisis in East Africa. Trócaire has been able to respond to the crisis providing water, food and funds to 75,000 people.
July 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of Trócaire's emergency appeal in response to the crisis in East Africa.
This appeal responded to the threat of famine in Somalia, South Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia. A combination of drought and conflict left almost 25 million people facing severe food shortages.
Quote from Ali Al Hajori, in Hajjah:
"Conditions here are becoming worse. People aren't only arriving from Hodeidah now, but from areas in the north too. They come in the heat and dust with everything they can carry, but it usually isn't enough for them to survive beyond a few days. We are stretching the aid we have to reach as many people as possible but it will never compensate for what they lose by leaving their homes."
Quote from Isaac Ooko, NRC's Area Manager in Hodeidah:
On 17 July 2018, Israeli authorities announced the full closure of the ‘Kerem Shalom’ Crossing point in southeast the Gaza Strip. This measure blocks the entry of fuel and cooking gas supplies, allowing only medicines and food items to pass into Gaza after approvals of shipments one-by-one. The Crossing is the only point where exports from and import to Gaza are allowed to move. The Israeli authorities have also reduced the fishing zone to three nautical miles, down from six, only days after they had reduced it from nine nautical miles.
The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation has on Thursday called on the South Sudanese warring parties to embrace the spirit of compromise at the revitalization forum and end the “senseless killings” in the country.
“The achievement of peace in South Sudan is a collective process. You must all make the decision that the conflict, and especially the senseless killings need to stop and say enough is enough,” JMEC Deputy Chairperson Ambassador Lt. Gen. Augostino Njoroge said.
Thursday 19th July 2018
At next week’s Global Disability Summit, Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) will be highlighting their role in ensuring the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout all levels of humanitarian programming.
AIDMI’s publication of Southasiadisasters.net on ‘Asian Early Warning Systems’ Launched at AMCDRR 2018 Side Event on Trans-Border Flood Early Warning System for Last Mile Connectivity, July 4, 2018 at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Cameroun : Meurtres et destruction dans les régions anglophones
Le gouvernement et les séparatistes commettent des abus à l’encontre des civils
(VIDÉO) Dans les régions anglophones du Cameroun, la répression brutale de manifestations en 2016 a contribué à engendrer un cycle de violences et d’exactions commises par les forces gouvernementales et pas des factions séparatistes.
May 6th through June 24th, 2018, RDP conducted the Protection Needs Assessment (PNA) in two sub-districts (As Safaya’a and Duba’a Al- Dakhl) located in Ash Shamayatayn district, Taizz Governorate.
The purpose of the Protection Needs Assessment is to:
Determine the current situation of IDPs protection in Ash Shamatayan district.
Find out the causes behind a great level of negative protection impacts in the two sub districts.
While the Arms Embargo is Welcome, Questions Remain on its Enforcement
The United Nations arms embargo on South Sudan imposed by the security council last week is a positive, if long overdue step. South Sudan’s war has been defined by incredible brutality against civilians – gruesome massacres, executions, wholesale destruction of homes and property, sexual violence including gang rapes, arbitrary detention, and torture. The fighting has forced nearly four million people to flee their homes; half are now refugees in neighboring countries.
Cameroon: Killings, Destruction in Anglophone Regions
Government and Separatists Abuse Civilians
(New York) – Government security forces and armed separatists have committed grave abuses against residents of Cameroon’s Anglophone region, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The region has been roiled by protests and violent clashes rooted in long-standing political grievances by the country’s Anglophone minority.