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21 Feb 2018 description

Brasilia (Brasil), 21 de febrero de 2018 El ministro de Defensa, Luis Carlos Villegas, firmó junto a su homólogo, Raul Belens Jugmann, un acuerdo de entendimiento que corrobora la ayuda de Brasil para Colombia en materia de desminado humanitario.

21 Feb 2018 description

This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).

KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 13 FEBRUARY 2018)

  • 1,626,029 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster in the last 12 months from affected areas of northern and southern Syria:

20 Feb 2018 description

Funding for the humanitarian response in 2018 will determine how many people affected by the Ukrainian conflict receive assistance

20 Feb 2018 description

Menongue - At least 1,400 mined zones have been catalogued all over the country, said on Thursday in Cuito Cuanavale municipality, southeast Cuando Cubango province, the general director of the National Demining Institute (INAD), Leonardo Severino Sapalo.

The official unveiled the information during the demolition of 448 anti-tank mines and 9 personal mines, in a ceremony witnessed by the deputy governor for Technical Services and Infrastructure of Cuando Cubango province, Bento Francisco Xavier.

20 Feb 2018 description
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Baghdad, 20 February 2018 – One in 10 internally displaced persons (IDPs) not planning to return home cites explosive hazards as the reason.

19 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. Par sa résolution 2387 (2017), le Conseil de sécurité a prorogé le mandat de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) jusqu’au 15 novembre 2018 et m’a prié de lui rendre compte de l’exécution de ce mandat tous les quatre mois. Le présent rapport est présenté en application de cette résolution.

II. Situation politique

19 Feb 2018 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. By its resolution 2387 (2017), the Security Council renewed the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 November 2018 and requested that I report on its implementation every four months. The present report is submitted pursuant to that resolution.

II. Political situation

19 Feb 2018 description

In 2017, the ICRC continued to help the most vulnerable people residing along the contact line in Donbas.

19 Feb 2018 description

SA'ADA, 19th February, 2018 (WAM) -- With support from the Arab Coalition Forces, led by Saudi Arabia, combat engineer units from the Yemeni National Army Forces have deactivated 3,000 landmines and explosive devices, which were planted by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in several areas of the Baqim District, in the Sa'ada Governorate of Yemen.

19 Feb 2018 description
report HALO Trust

Following 10 years of mine clearance operations funded by the UK Government, The HALO Trust has handed over the Province of Herat in western Afghanistan to the local government.

Meanwhile, this week Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative Party, visited The HALO Trust in Afghanistan during the Scottish Parliamentary recess. The Scottish Conservative leader spent four days in Kabul at the invitation of the Dumfriesshire based HALO Trust - the world’s largest humanitarian mine clearance operation.

18 Feb 2018 description

Highlights

  • An estimated 61,000 individuals reportedly returned to Ar-Raqqa city since the end of hostilities in October 2017, however the number of returnees remains difficult to verify.

17 Feb 2018 description

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Dear Ambassador,

Mr. Chairman,
Distinguished participants,
Dear friends,

Greetings from New York City.

I understand that the 2018 vintage of mine action week is again a great success. I miss being with my colleagues and friends.

I also miss being with you, MASG participants, at the US mission. I am glad that my UN colleagues are there and that, thanks to technology and with the support of the US mission and you, Stan, I am still able to feel that I am with you.

17 Feb 2018 description

Response

The Protection Cluster held two operational working group meetings to support and strengthen field-level coordination for the ongoing responses in Eastern Ghouta and Northeast Aleppo. Nine members of the Protection Monitoring Task Force conducted 741 KI interviews in 119 communities, covering 42 sub-districts, 18 districts, in 7 governorates (Aleppo, Al-Hasakeh, Ar-Raqqa, Rural Damascus, Hama,
Homs and Idleb).