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14 Dec 2017 description

Background

On 25 August 2017, a counter-insurgency military operation in Rakhine State, Myanmar, led to a mass displacement of Rohingya civilians into Bangladesh. Over the following three months, some 626,000 Rohingya crossed into Bangladesh to escape the violence.

14 Dec 2017 description

Mali continues to face a volatile security situation amid growing threats of terrorism, criminality and intercommunity tensions in the northern and central regions.

Local populations face important protection risks amid limited access to public services, documentation, shelter, water, education and food security.

Despite significant challenges, the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord advances slowly in order to re-establish peace and security in the region.

KEY INDICATORS

14 Dec 2017 description

Om Ahmed is a role model for the women in her community. Not only is she highly influential, but she’s called the leader by her neighbors.

It’s not hard to see why—this grandmother never stops. Each morning, she slips on her sneakers and her traditional embroidered dress and goes for a walk on the seashore. In the afternoons, she spends time with her grandsons. And in between, she’s leading a women’s initiative to bring health and hygiene to her water-scarce community.

14 Dec 2017 description

A new kidney dialysis unit has been installed at Safad Hospital in Beddawi Palestinian refugee camp.

This marks an achievement in health care services for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

14 Dec 2017 description

Background

  • The Bama local government area (LGA) has been severely affected by the humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria.

  • Bama town, the second largest in the state of Borno, was repeatedly attacked from May 2013 through September 2014 and finally seized by non-state armed groups, who turned it into their headquarters. Relatively close to the border with Cameroon, it was once a thriving commercial hub and home to 250,000 people.

14 Dec 2017 description

Juba, 11 December 2017: With the aim to achieve the target of zero transmission, the South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Programme (SSGWEP) was established in 2006 with 20 581 cases reported from 3 320 endemic villages. In November 2017, the country celebrated its first full year with no indigenous cases of the disease.

‘A terrible itching, blister formation and emergence of a long worm are the first signs and symptom of Guinea worm disease,’ says Mr Evans Liyosi, WHO Representative a.i. for South Sudan.

14 Dec 2017 description

Sea arrivals continued mainly to Lesvos and Chios, but decreased this month to 3,200 people. The majority came from Syria and Iraq, and 62% were women and children.

Amid dropping temperatures tensions amplified and living conditions further deteriorated for asylum-seekers in border reception centres with limited access to services.

The Government intensified transfers to the mainland and UNHCR supported some 2,130 asylum-seekers, mainly vulnerable or families authorized to move.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Middle East. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Middle East.

14 Dec 2017 description

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is very pleased to announce that it received a contribution of US$ 5 million from the State of Kuwait in support of Palestine refugees and UNRWA operations in Syria. Kuwait’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, Mr. Al-Otaibi, handed over a cheque to the UNRWA Representative in New York, Peter Mulrean, following a pledge made by Kuwaiti’s representative, Mr. Khaled Al Zaadi, at the recent Advisory Commission meeting held last November in Jordan.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in Asia. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in Asia.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in the Americas. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in the Americas.

14 Dec 2017 description
report CARE

A group of leading NGOs expresses grave concern about the plight of civilians in Eastern Ghouta, where violence has escalated in recent weeks, and Syrians are experiencing a severe lack of food, medical, and other supplies. We are calling on parties to the conflict to de-escalate violence and urgently increase access for humanitarian purposes.

14 Dec 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Durante 2017, Cruz Roja ha atendido a unas 22.560 personas, frente a las 10.389 personas de todo el año anterior.

  • Cruz Roja se encarga de la primera asistencia humanitaria de migrantes y refugiados que llegan a nuestras costas o que precisan atención a pie de valla en el caso de Ceuta y Melilla.

14 Dec 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Following the outbreak of violence in Juba in July 2016, the South Sudanese civil war spread from its historic epicentre in Greater Upper Nile to Greater Equatoria (Central, Eastern and Western Equatoria states). Insecurity caused widespread displacement and rendered much of Greater Equatoria largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside of major displacement sites.

14 Dec 2017 description

The UAE-Bangladesh voluntary field hospital was today inaugurated in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, as part of a programme by the Zayed Giving Initiative to ease the suffering of Rohingya refugees, with the UAE being the first country to launch a field hospital for the refugees.

The hospital will provide diagnostic, treatment and preventive services for children and elderly individuals suffering from diseases caused by the lack of access to basic health care.