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21 Jul 2018 description

Given the humanitarian crisis faced by the Syrian people, President Macron decided in April 2018 to extend the French support in Syria with an additional contribution of 50M€ (58M$).

21 Jul 2018 description
report El Nuevo Siglo

El Presidente Juan Manuel Santos asistió este sábado a la declaratoria de 36 municipios como libres de sospecha de minas antipersonal, con lo que se llega a 264 poblados cuyos habitantes no enfrentarán más esa amenaza.

Así mismo, desde el 2010 se han despejado más de 6 millones de metros cuadrados, en beneficio de más de 2.4 millones de personas.

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21 Jul 2018 description

Malanje - At least 60,585 square meters were demined, from April to July this year, by the National Demining Institute (INAD) in Malanje.

The land will be used for the construction of the municipal cemetery of Malanje, in the Zela sector.

The information was released on Friday by the head of INAD Provincial Department in Malanje, Marcelina Lima, during the balance of the actions developed by the institution in the first half of this year.

20 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Mark Green travels to Iraq to observe USG assistance, meet with minority communities

  • IOM records more than 3.9 million IDP returns as of July

  • One year after GoI retakes Mosul, explosive hazards, insufficient services remain key challenges

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Jul 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict-related civilian deaths and injuries increase in eastern Ukraine from February–May

  • Shelling and light weapons fire continue to damage and destroy civilian infrastructure

  • UNICEF assists GBV survivors and children affected by violence in Donetsk and Luhansk

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Jul 2018 description

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.

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Dedication to clearing the land

19 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary

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.

19 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 62,927 children were immunized against measles by the Ministry of Health (MoH), with support from UNICEF.

• UNICEF supported the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE) to reach 18,914 acutely malnourished children under 5, treating 4,518 for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 14,396 for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).

• Training on Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counselling was provided to more than 235 health workers and 620 community volunteers.

19 Jul 2018 description
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  • For over a month,sustained hostilities continue to affect civilians and civilian infrastructure in south-west Syria.
    While initial displacement numbers have reduced significantly, the needs of IDPs and returnees remain severe, yet, humanitarian access to all people in need is an ongoing challenge.

19 Jul 2018 description
report iMMAP

12 July 2018

An Armed Group

● Unknown gunmen shot a car near Al-Abasi checkpoint on the main road between Dujail sub-district to Baghdad in Salah Al-Din province, killing Lt. Col. Shuaib Al-Khazraji the Directorate of Salah Al-Din Traffic Police and injuring his mother.

● An IED exploded near a shop in Bani Rukkab village of Qulay sector in the outskirts of Khanaqin district northeast of Diyala province, injuring 2 civilians.

Iraqi Air Forces

19 Jul 2018 description

In the first half of 2018, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,002 civilian casualties from explosive violence in Afghanistan, compared to the 1,581 civilian casualties recorded in the same period last year – an increase of 27%.

From January to the end of June 2018, the main cause of civilian casualties from explosive violence in Afghanistan continues to be improvised explosive devices (IEDs), responsible for 83% of all civilian casualties.

19 Jul 2018 description

ECW Annual Results Report: Over 650,000 Children Reached in the Fund’s First Year of Operations

New York, 6 July 2018 – The just-released ECW annual results report shows ECW’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the Fund’s first year of operations from April 2017 to March 2018. In total ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.

19 Jul 2018 description

Rapid deterioration of security situation marked in May was followed by a relative lull in hostilities in June. However, civilians continued to pay the highest price, with 38 civilians injured in June - an 38 per cent decrease compared to May, according to OHCHR. During the past month shelling at or near the critical water supply utilities or sanitation facilities continued at the similar rate, with a total of 10 incidents reported.

19 Jul 2018 description

Baku, 18 July 2018 –Twenty years ago, a vast majority of the former warzone in Azerbaijan was contaminated with unrecorded landmines, rendering the territory hazardous and unusable for potential IDP resettlement. In 1998, the Government of Azerbaijan called on UNDP’s assistance in establishing the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA), a non-military agency mandated to conduct humanitarian demining in areas posing the greatest threats to human safety and livelihoods.