In a recent Mine Risk Education (MRE) day, hundreds of young school children from the Tyre district participated in a variety of activities raising their awareness about the dangers of mines and unexploded ordinance (UXO). Crucially the young people are taught to recognize these potentially lethal objects, to move away from them and immediately inform their school teacher or an adult.
Across Syria, the Protection Sector is working to improve the protection environment of millions of people facing protection risks and needs. In 2018, the protection sector aims to provide 9.7 million protection interventions to people affected by the conflict all across Syria. The protection sector welcomes new protection partners and actors who support programming in Syria to help those in need. The following document introduces briefly who we are and provides key contacts. The Whole of Syria response has three main operational response centres, in Amman, Damascus and Gaziantep.
The United Nations Mine Action Service, UNMAS, with funding from the Embassy of Japan and MONUSCO, installed weapon safes in various police commissariats and sub-commissariats in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A total of 277 safes have been installed to date across the country, including 93 in Goma (North Kivu), 31 in Bukavu and Uvira (South Kivu), 73 in Bunia (Ituri), 24 in Kananga (Kasai Central) and 56 in Kinshasa. The ceremony officialising the handover of the equipment took place on Monday 28 May 2018 at the General Police Commissariat in Kinshasa.
In May 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 2,247 deaths and injuries from 287 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 69% (1,544) 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.
Last month saw the lowest levels of casualties from explosive violence since December 2012. This is mostly due to the significant decrease in casualties from airstrikes in Syria in May.
In Nigeria, the Danish Demining Group combats superstition and misconception connected to explosives, which pose a great danger to people in conflict-ridden areas.
Sri Lanka is making steady progress towards the goal of mine free status and remains hopeful of completing mine action by 2020, Sri Lanka Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez said.
Addressing the forum on 'individualized approach' on the sidelines of the Intersessional Meeting of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention on Friday in Geneva, Ambassador Azeez recounted how Sri Lanka achieved success in what was considered a perilous task in 2009.
Australia will provide renewed support for the humanitarian de-mining efforts in Sri Lanka committing $A700,000 in assistance over the next two years through a partnership with the Mine Action Group (MAG) and Sri Lankan organization, Devlon Assistance for Social Harmony (DASH), the Australian High Commission said on Friday in a statement.
03 June 2018
An Armed Group
● An IED exploded on the SWAT patrol in Mukhesa village in the outskirts of Abu Saida sub-district northeast of Baquba city in Diyala province, which killed a member of SWAT.
Federal Police Forces
● Clashed with members of ISIS in the valleys of Qara mountain of Shirqat district in Salah Al-Din province, also they released 2 kidnapped people.
Luego de la firma del Acuerdo de Paz entre las Farc y el Gobierno, proceso realizado en noviembre de 2016, la violencia en Colombia ha disminuido notablemente. Así se asegura en el estudio '¿Cómo va la paz?', realizado por la Fundación Paz y Reconciliación, el cual fue presentado este miércoles.
Para la organización, esta "reducción sostenida de los indicadores de violencia" es el "mayor triunfo del acuerdo". Se detalla que entre 2012 y 2017 la tasa de homicidios por cada cien mil habitantes se redujo de 34 a 24 casos.
Ginebra, 7 de junio de 2018 - La reunión anual intersesional de la Convención sobre la Prohibición de Minas Antipersonal abre hoy en Ginebra con aproximadamente 300 delegados representando más de 75 Estados y 17 organizaciones internacionales y no gubernamentales. Esta es la reunión más grande de funcionarios y expertos en acción contra minas en el mundo.
Genève, le 7 Juin 2018 - Les réunions annuelles intersessions de la Convention sur l'Interdiction des mines antipersonnel s'ouvrent aujourd'hui à Genève avec à peu près 300 délégués représentant plus que 75 Etats et 17 organisations internationales et non-gouvernementales. Ces réunions représentent le plus grand rassemblement d'experts de la lutte anti-mine et de représentants officiels au monde.
Geneva, 7 June 2018 - The annual intersessional meetings of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention opened today in Geneva with nearly 300 delegates representing more than 75 States and 17 international and non-governmental organisations; these meetings amount to the world's largest gathering of mine action experts and officials.
On the 15th of May 2018, the conflict in and around the militarily encircled Libyan city of Derna escalated sharply, with rapid advances of the frontline, heavy armed group activity and unprecedented levels of shelling. According to OCHA, as of May 30th roughly 600-1,300 households have been displaced from outlying mahallas, or neighbourhoods, into central Derna. Driving force behind displacement has been the heavy bombardment of residential areas.
This Incident Report describes how the Border Guard Force (BGF) armed group led by Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) Maung Na forced Saw Z--- from Y--- village, T’Kwee Kla village tract, in Hlaingbwe Township to serve as a navigator (guide) in the period between October and November 2017. This was dangerous for Saw Z--- due to the presence of landmines in the area and the risk of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) splinter group attacking. Since Saw Z---did not have time to secure his family’s livelihood, his family faced food shortages and health challenges while he was away.
Of Cambodia’s total population, close to 150,000 people are said to be living with disabilities. While some lost their limbs to landmines, others were affected by the armed conflicts. There are also many who were born disabled or lost the function of a limb due to illness. To help integrate them into the society, many non-governmental organizations and authorities offer financial assistance and various facilities so that those with disability can sustain themselves by earning a livelihood.
Since the beginning of the year, DDG has taught thousands of children, youth and adults in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which has been ravaged by years of conflict, about the threats of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). The promotion of safe behavior around ERW is essential for people that have been displaced due to the conflict as well as people living in the midst of areas contaminated by explosives that have been left behind from the ongoing conflict.
The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.
Geneva - As of 1 June 2018, Palestine is legally bound by the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention, "to never, under any circumstances, use, produce or transfer anti-personnel mines."
Colombo, Geneva - After having acceded six months ago, the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention has come into effect for Sri Lanka as of 1 June 2018.
29 MAY 2018
8270TH MEETING (PM)
The conflict in eastern Ukraine was not only alive — with 1.6 million people displaced and escalating violence — but it embodied a broader threat to the global rules‑based order, with tens of thousands ceasefire violations recorded in 2018, the Security Council heard today, as it considered the situation for the first time in 15 months.