1. Situation Update
Caxito - At least 468 unexploded ordnances were destroyed on Friday in Igua, Dande municipality, Bengo province, by the National Demining Institute (INAD).
Among the destroyed explosive devices are ten anti-personnel landmines, an anti-tank landmines, 139 projectiles, 12 rockets, 15 ammunitions, 33 grenades and 224 various low-caliber ammunitions.
This report analyses data collected from refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants currently living in the Austrian states of Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Upper Austria, and Vorarlberg.
The nutrition sector reached 2,280,184 children under five years and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) in need from January to August of 2017 with curative and preventative nutrition services. This includes 1,097,332 children under five and PLW screened for acute malnutrition. 20,424 children under 5 years and 4,794 PLW were identified with acute malnutrition and treated. Additionally, 1,656,701 children under five and 135,248 PLW received micronutrient supplementation and 637,654 PLW were counselled on infant and young child feeding (IYCF).
Adesina rallies support for technologically driven agriculture in Africa
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has developed a new initiative called the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) initiative – a knowledge- and innovation-based response to the recognized need to scaling up proven technologies across Africa.
Already, 25 African countries have written letters to the AfDB confirming their interest and readiness to participate in TAAT, and help transform their agriculture.
Human Appeal, who have the largest aid operations of all British NGOs working in Mosul, says that if the international community does not comprehensively support the city’s recovery, following the campaign to retake Mosul from ISIS which began a year ago today, then it is likely that severe instability and conflict could resurface in Iraq’s beleaguered second city in the coming years.
October 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The police director of North Kordofan state Ahmed al-Dihaish disclosed the start of the final phase of the disarmament campaign saying they so far collected about 10,000 illegal weapons.
He told the semi-official Sudan Media Center (SMC) that they also registered more than 832 unregulated vehicles, saying the campaign has covered all localities of North Kordofan state.
The Sudanese Minister of Health, Bahar Idris Abugarda, announced Sudan to be clear of the acute watery diarrhoea epidemic. His ministry completed all arrangements to declare Sudan free of the disease.
Abugarda said on Wednesday, during a visit to North Darfur, that North Darfur has not seen any cases of diarrhoeal disease “for a month”. A wave of the epidemic, by the Sudanese government referred to as acute watery diarrhoea instead of cholera, has hit parts of the country since late last year.
As of August 2017, some 69,174 refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants were in situations of limbo across Greece and the Western Balkans. Their wait – for refugee status determination, relocation, family reunification or some other way to reach protection in their planned destinations across central and northern Europe – is characterised by limited information, uncertainty about the future and a growing sense of hopelessness.
I was last in Sarajevo almost 20 years ago. Back then, the Bosnian war was only recently ended and the scars – both physical and emotional – were still very raw.
Like millions of others, I had watched the horrendous siege of Sarajevo every night on the TV news. My complacent confidence in humanity’s intrinsic decency had been devastated by what I had seen, as well as by the massacre in Srebenica and the widespread use of rape as a weapon of war.
“I HAD FELT POWERLESS THEN, IN THE FACE OF INTOLERABLE HUMAN SUFFERING…”
Projected influx would swell the ranks of the two million South Sudanese already in exile in the region - bringing the total number of refugees closer the three million mark.
NAIROBI, Kenya — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the humanitarian agencies is warning that without an imminent resolution in sight for the crises in South Sudan, more South Sudanese are likely to become refugees in 2018.
Remarks on Iraq made at the noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary‑General:
“UNHCR and its partners have been helping families who, fearing large‑scale military clashes, have fled Kirkuk and other disputed areas pre‑emptively in recent days.
UNHCR and its partners have been providing food, water and shelter to these families.
The agency believes that the majority of these families will return to their homes in the coming days, but also says that there will be groups who are likely to remain uprooted.”
Farmers in New Halfa, in Kassala state, have warned against the failure of the winter season wheat crops because of irrigation and pest problems and the low prices offered by the Sudanese Agricultural Bank.
Farmer Yasser Shaheen told Radio Dabanga: “Irrigation fees have risen from 850 ($127) to 1,250 ($186*) Sudanese pounds, while the price of fertiliser has increased from 280 to 480 pounds and the price of urea has increased from 235 to 325 pounds.”
Residents of Somalia's capital have developed an exceptional state of resilience over the years. They had to, given how often Mogadishu sees deadly warfare involving Islamist militants, troops from five African countries, and assorted government forces.
That resilience was on display again this week, just three days after a massive truck bomb that killed nearly 300 people and wounded more than 400 others on Saturday. By Tuesday, hundreds of young volunteers who had helped rescue survivors from the debris of demolished cars and buildings, cleaned up the rubble.
This is the final report on the Armed Conflict in Maguindanao on August 20, 2017, a joint firefight between the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (BIAF-MILF) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines against alleged member of ISIS in two (6) Municipalities of the Maguidanao Province, namely: Shariff Saidona Mustapha, Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Datu Piang, Datu Salibo, Shariff Aguak and Datu Odin Sinsuat.
1. Status of Affected Families/ Persons
12 Octobre 2017 - Le Niger a traité les cas de 230 terroristes présumés, dont 11 femmes et 25 enfants, en 60 jours. C'est l'action concertée des Volontaires des Nations Unies (VNU), de l'Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC) et des autorités judiciaires nigériennes qui a permis d'atteindre ce résultat.
La majorité de ces personnes se trouvait en détention provisoire depuis 2015, quand les attaques terroristes de Boko Haram ont ravagé la région de Diffa, à la frontière avec le Nigéria, dans l'Est du pays.
12 October 2017 - With the assistance of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and United Nations volunteers (UNVs), Niger has processed 230 cases involving terrorism suspects, including 11 women and 25 children, in 60 days.
Amid growing terrorist threats posed by various armed groups such as Boko Haram, Niger established a legal framework in 2011, enabling stronger responses through a criminal law reform and the creation of a judicial unit specialized in counterterrorism (Pôle Judiciaire Spécialisé).