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29 Dec 2017 description

International Development Secretary announces that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

In response to the unprecedented generosity of the UK public in supporting the most successful Christmas landmine-clearing appeal ever, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has today (29 December) announced that Britain will extend its demining work to save lives in emergencies in Angola, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

28 Dec 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Conflict between Ukrainian forces and armed opposition groups broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Almost 10,000 people have been killed, 22,231 wounded, and about one million displaced from their homes by fighting1 .The humanitarian and recovery response to the crisis is hampered by information gaps regarding access to basic services in communities located close to the contact line.

28 Dec 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Conflict between Ukrainian forces and armed opposition groups broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Almost 10,000 people have been killed, 22,231 wounded, and about one million displaced from their homes by fighting1 . The humanitarian and recovery response to the crisis is hampered by information gaps regarding access to basic services in communities located close to the contact line.

28 Dec 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Conflict between Ukrainian forces and armed opposition groups broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Almost 10,000 people have been killed, 22,231 wounded, and about one million displaced from their homes by fighting1 . The humanitarian and recovery response to the crisis is hampered by information gaps regarding access to basic services in communities located close to the contact line.

28 Dec 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Conflict between Ukrainian forces and armed opposition groups broke out in eastern Ukraine in 2014. Almost 10,000 people have been killed, 22,231 wounded, and about one million displaced from their homes by fighting1 . The humanitarian and recovery response to the crisis is hampered by information gaps regarding access to basic services in communities located close to the contact line.

27 Dec 2017 description

Discurso pronunciado por el señor Peter Maurer, presidente del CICR, en la Reunión de Estados Partes sobre la Convención sobre la prohibición de minas antipersonal.

Hace veinte años, las minas antipersonal eran un elemento habitual y letal de los conflictos armados en todo el mundo. Para las armas, no importaba si la víctima era combatiente o civil: atacaban indiscriminadamente.

En ese entonces, un número alarmante de 20.000 personas por año, la gran mayoría civiles, eran asesinadas o mutiladas por minas antipersonal.

27 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In response to the deterioration of the nutritional situation (increase of the national global acute malnutrition prevalence from 11.9% in 2016 to 13.9% in 2017, SMART 2017) and the food insecurity threatening directly 890,000 persons in Chad, (IPC 2017) the Humanitarian Country Team, the Ministry of Public Health and ECHO are increasing their efforts on resource mobilisation and response to the crisis.

27 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The security environment in the Eastern region remained highly volatile. Armed clashes continued to be reported between the Government forces and anti-government elementsin Hisarak, Sherzad, Khogyani, Pachir Wa Agam, Dih Bala, Achin, Shinwar, Bati Kot & Nari Districts as well as Alingar districts of Laghman and Kunar.

27 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The volatile security situation continued to affect overall humanitarian efforts throughout the region. The major humanitarian challenges are lack of humanitarian access/response to displaced and affected population in Anti Government Elements (AEG’s) controlled areas.

26 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Condiciones geográficas dificultan acceso a zonas

Ecuador logró una prórroga de cinco años para culminar con el desminado en la frontera con Perú, informó hoy el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Movilidad Humana.

En un comunicado, detalló que el hecho ocurrió en el marco de la XVI Reunión de Estados Partes de la Convención para la Prohibición del Uso, Almacenamiento, Producción y Transferencia de Minas Anti-personal y su Destrucción, denominada también Convención de Ottawa.

26 Dec 2017 description
report Igarapé Institute

Adriana Erthal Abdenur, in San Vicente del Caguán, Caquetá, Colombia

Christmas preparations are in full swing at the church offices in San Vicente del Caguán, in the department of Caquetá.  Groups of children sit cross-legged on the patio, cutting stars out of shiny construction paper and hanging ornaments on the bushes.  In a small meeting room, I sit down to speak with Sonia (not her real name), one of the community leaders for mine action.

26 Dec 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In November 2017 there were 4.4 million men, women and children affected by the armed conflict in east Ukraine, of whom 3.4 million required humanitarian assistance and protection.

24 Dec 2017 description

Erbil, 14 December 2017 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) held a certification ceremony for 11 mine action personnel from the Iraqi Kurdistan Mine Action Agency (IKMAA) and 8 mine action implementing partners, following their completion of the ‘risk education managerial skills’ workshop to enhance the respond to the explosive hazard threat in liberated areas in Iraq. A similar workshop was organized last October in Baghdad.