The humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine remains critical. The hostilities picked up again on both sides of the ‘contact line’ after a relative lull in January, while harsh weather conditions, with temperatures plummeting to below -20 Celsius over the last week of February further deepened people’s suffering. Disruption of critical water and power supply infrastructure due to heavy snow or indiscriminate shelling meant that at least 70 settlements on both sides of the ‘contact line’ remained without heat or water, sometimes for days.
US$ 204 million requested
US$ 71 million received
2.4 million targeted
1.1 million reached
Les humanitaires ciblent 36 pour cent des personnes dans le besoin en 2018.
800 000 personnes seront en insécurité alimentaire durant la période de soudure.
Plus de 670 écoles sont fermées dans le nord et le centre du pays.
Les victimes civiles des engins explosifs improvisés (EEI) augmentent.
Les incidents sécuritaires affectant les humanitaires ont presque doublé entre 2016 et 2017.
• Heavy rains and flooding in northern and central governorates during the second half of February affected approximately 33 camps and sites for displaced people camps and more than 200,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs).
• According to the UN Migration Agency (IOM), 3.5 million people returned to their places of origin from January 2014 until the end of February 2018.
• The Iraq Humanitarian Fund launched the first Standard Allocation for 2018.
# of people in need 8.7m
A two-week training course on first aid and evacuation of wounded started on 5 March 2018 in Dushanbe. The course is organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe as part of its programme on the disposal of explosive ordnance.
In 2017, extreme and indiscriminate violence killed highest ever number of children – 50 per cent more than 2016
BEIRUT/AMMAN/DAMASCUS, 12 March 2018 – With no end in sight to the war in Syria, children with disabilities risk being excluded and forgotten.
• Clashes continue despite February 24 UNSC resolution calling for 30-day ceasefire
• Conflict in Eastern Ghouta kills more than 1,000 civilians in 20 days
• GoT Operation Olive Branch displaces 35,000–50,000 people since January 20
• Humanitarian convoys arrive in Eastern Ghouta and Afrin
• WFP reaches nearly 2.4 million beneficiaries in January
UN launches 2018 HRP, requesting $569 million to assist 3.4 million people
Relief agencies continue to advocate for safe and voluntary IDP returns
Humanitarian stakeholders launch USAID/OFDA-supported initiative to promote accountability and address GBV in Iraq
Human Rights Council
26 February - 23 March 2018
Agenda item 4
Human rights situation that require the attention of the Council
1. The present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 34/24, covers developments in Myanmar since the previous reports of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, to the Human Rights Council in March 2017 (A/HRC/34/67) and oral progress report in June 2017; and to the General Assembly in October 2017 (A/72/382).
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 27 FEBRUARY 2018)
The report covers detailed findings in the areas of rights, basic services, vulnerability, demographic groups, and explosive hazards and security incidents. Findings are disaggregated by geographic location.
A brief summary of recommendations is as follows:
Improve public information about aid distribution
Improve access to services and assistance for vulnerable populations
Improve access to low cost, quality health services
Improve access to affordable, reliable and quality shelter
For more than six years, the Commission has been independently and impartially documenting serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed by the parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic that has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands. Such violations have driven more than half of the population of the country to leave their homes. From its inception, the conflict was characterized by the utter disregard for the civilians that the parties to the conflict purport to represent and for international law.
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
From 1 January to 22 February, a total of 20,614 displaced people have been recorded in OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS). The provinces sheltering the highest number of displaced families are Kunduz with 10,815 IDPs, followed by Farah with more than 2,000 displaced people.
DES MILLIONS DE PERSONNES MENACÉES PAR LA FAMINE
• An estimated 8.7 million people in Iraq, including 4 million children, need at least one form of humanitarian assistance in 2018.
• Rapid Response Mechanism partners have reached 16,863 vulnerable individuals (9,720 children) across five governorates, with basic life-saving items. The majority (65 percent) were reached at the Hajj Ali and Qayyarah camps in Ninewa governorate.
TOTAL POPULATION OF LIBYA 6.5M
PEOPLE IN NEED 1.1M
PEOPLE TARGETED 0.94M
REQUIREMENTS (US$) 313M
HUMANITARIAN PARTNERS 21
FOREWORD BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR