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19 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 18, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - A delegation including a number of EU Ambassadors to Khartoum, US Chargé d’Affaires and the UN Mine Action Office would visit Blue Nile State to see ongoing arrangements to begin the clean-up of landmines, said Sudan’s National Center for Mine Action (NCMA).

Director of the NCMA Amer Abdel-Sadiq Abu Zaid has revealed ongoing arrangements to implement a demining plan in areas identified as dangerous in the Blue Nile State.

18 Sep 2018 description
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I. Introduction

  1. The present report is the fifty-fifth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015), paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016), paragraph 6 of resolution 2393 (2017) and paragraph 12 of resolution 2401 (2018), in which the Council requested the SecretaryGeneral to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

18 Sep 2018 description


Security Highlights:

  • In August, Nigeria witnessed an upsurge in Boko Haram attacks in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States – resulting in more than 200 security incidents. Over 125 people were reportedly killed in the attacks.
    Consequently, widespread attacks, counter-insurgency activities as well as impassable roads impeded access to people in need of assistance, especially in not-easy-to-reach areas.

18 Sep 2018 description

The ICRC continued its operations in Azerbaijan during the first half of 2018 to deliver humanitarian assistance to those who are affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Activities related to humanitarian protection, economic security and water and habitat were carried out in communities located along the line of contact and international border Armenia. Approximately, 3,000 individuals benefited from the ICRC's neutral intermediary role from January to June in 2018.

17 Sep 2018 description

The Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) continues to provide a lifeline to millions of Yemenis trapped in the worst humanitarian crisis. “The human cost and the humanitarian impact of this conflict is unjustifiable,” said UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande, in a recent statement, stressing that three-quarters of the population remain in dire need of assistance.

Read more on OCHA.

17 Sep 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

  • Fighting across the country displaced more than 6,700 people, according to initial reports.

  • 66,000 people affected by conflict and drought received humanitarian aid in six provinces.

  • A health facility in Khogyani, Nangarhar, was reportedly severely damaged in fighting.

6,700 New IDPs reported in the past week

225,166 Total verified IDPs in 2018

66,000 People assisted in the past week

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

17 Sep 2018 description

In August 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,070 deaths and injuries from 264 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 61% (1,269) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 90% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 20% in other areas.

16 Sep 2018 description


Humanitarian needs

The overall scale, scope and complexity of humanitarian needs of people in Syria remain staggering in terms of magnitude and severity with an estimated 13 million people in need across the country, of whom 5.2 million are in areas of acute need. This remains broadly similar to the level of needs reflected in the 2018 HNO and in previous years.

Convergence of crises

15 Sep 2018 description

The Syrian government, backed by Russia, has intensified unlawful attacks on civilians in Idlib using internationally banned cluster munitions and unguided barrel bombs in a prelude to a widely anticipated military offensive, Amnesty International said today.

At least 13 attacks were reported to have taken place between 7 and 10 September in the southern part of Idlib governorate. The bombardments, which targeted the villages of al-Tah, Jerjanaz, al-Habeet, Hass, Abadeen as well as the outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun, killed 14 civilians and injured 35 more.

14 Sep 2018 description


  • An estimated 152,360 individuals returned to Ar-Raqqa city since October 2017, although conditions remain unconducive for returns due to high levels of destruction and explosive hazard contamination. Sub-standard living conditions in IDP sites, protracted displacement, movement restrictions and a lack of information on the scale and scope of explosive hazard risks in Raqqa city may all be factors leading IDPs to return

13 Sep 2018 description
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Ninewa Governorate

Security Forces 8 September 2018 .
- Found an ISIS leaders’ mass grave in Tilkaif district, the mass grave contained remnants of 20 ISIS leaders executed by ISIS because of their war failure.
- Found and cleared 14 IEDs and a mortar shell in Kwaynisa village, 6 IEDs in Batisha village, 8 IEDs in Al-Mawali village and an IED in Al-Shuhada village.

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  • Civilian casualties: In July-August OHCHR recorded 26 conflict-related civilian casualties (4 killed and 22 injured). Contamination of agricultural lands by mines and UXOs led to four casualties among agricultural workers.

13 Sep 2018 description

The Government of Japan has decided to extend a grant assistance of nearly US$ 1.25 million (Rs. 1.94 billion) to expedite Sri Lankan government 's humanitarian demining efforts in the war-battered North with the aim of transforming Sri Lanka into a land mine free country.

The grant assistance from Japan aims to accelerate the Sri Lankan government's program to be free of land mines by 2020 and the relevant agreement for the grant assistance was signed on Tuesday (11) at the Japanese Embassy in Colombo.