Owner of two farms covering 6 hectares in the suburb of Sirte in Libya, Saud Abdel Rahman made a living growing wheat and barley and breeding and selling sheep. He lived with his wife Masouda, two of his seven children and eight of his thirty-five grandchildren before the war turned their peaceful life upside down.
What is the understanding of, and evidence base related to, the impact of the current conflict on gender dynamics in Yemen?
Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 233 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.
As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania continues to receive Malian refugees and to support refugees and vulnerable host communities.
In Bentiu, Internews’ Humanitarian Information Service (HIS) implements a communicating with communities (CwC) program to increase information sharing. The program operates Kondial 97.2 FM, a humanitarian radio station inside the Bentiu PoC, conducting listening groups to gather community feedback. If you have information to be shared with the PoC or humanitarians, please contact: Humanitarian Project Manager Akiiki Tusiime (email@example.com) or Team Leader Pout Tuor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This Newsletter highlights on various events from July to August 2018
Message from Resident Coordinator
UN Flag at Half-Mast in the UN House Compound to pay tribute to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
Hard-fought Victory Against Rubella
Rehabilitation of the Mangal Bahudwar Chaitya at Swayambhu World Heritage Site Completed
Migration Governance Assessment Calls for Better Coordination to Protect Nepali Migrants’ Rights
Conseil de sécurité
8359e séance - après-midi
Profondément indigné par le fait que les civils constituent la vaste majorité des victimes des situations de conflit armé, le Conseil de sécurité a, aujourd’hui, réaffirmé que leur protection dans ce contexte est l’une de ses priorités absolues, même si la responsabilité principale à cet égard incombe au premier chef aux parties au conflit et aux États, les gouvernements devant respecter et garantir les droits de l’homme de leurs citoyens.
8359th Meeting (PM)
The Security Council expressed its outrage today over the fact that civilians continue to account for the vast majority of casualties in situations of armed conflict, and over its short- and long-term impact on them, from forced displacement to sexual and gender-based violence.
Violence must end and inclusive peace talks resume
The Saudi and UAE-led Coalition has intensified its assault towards Hudaydah’s city and port, with already devastating consequences for civilians. Despite their assertions, international actors should not believe that this can go on without disproportionate harm to civilians, or with any confidence that it will bring Yemen’s conflict to an end.
By: Kate Shaw
World Vision Communications Consultant, Kasai Response
1. Violence in the Kasai region escalated from 2016 to 2017
It was due to a local dispute between a chief and the national government. In Kasai Central, Jean-Prince Mpandi inherited the Kamuina Nsapu chieftancy in 2012 but the government saw him as someone who was aligned with the opposition and refused to recognize him. Mpandi, in turn, began to act out against any symbols of government power in his area.
Following is the full text of the report delivered by Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe duringthe Pyidaungsu Hluttaw meeting yesterday:
SPEAKER of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and all members of Parliament, I wish you all good health, wealth and prosperity.
In accordance with Article 228(B) of the 2008 Constitution, and the invitation dated 3 September 2018, I present this report on the work of the elected government to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
• Government and partners continue assistance to GedeoWest Guji IDPs.
• The Government and partners are finalizing a new response/recovery plan targeting IDPs returning to their places of origin and at present locations.
Affected population 7.88 m
MAM 3.5 m
# of people displaced due to conflict 1.1 m
# of people displaced due to climatic shocks 0.5 m
8355TH MEETING (AM)
Permanent Representative Says Government Will Fight Terrorism, Ensure Return of Refugees without Foreign Interference
Syria, in its eighth year of war, must not miss an opportunity to create the constitutional committee, the top United Nations official tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution to the crisis told the Security Council today, also welcoming the new Russian‑Turkish agreement to establish a demilitarized zone in Idlib.
• La communauté humanitaire estime à 246,000 le nombre de personnes déplacées internes (PDI) dans la seule région du Sud-Ouest
• Le CERF alloue 5,1 millions de dollars pour répondre aux besoins urgents des PDI dans le Nord-Ouest et le Sud-Ouest
• En moyenne, 300 humanitaires sont tués, détenus ou blessés chaque année. La Journée mondiale de l’action humanitaire du 19 août nous a rappelé que les humanitaires ne sont pas une cible #NotATarget
Estimation du n. de PDI dans le Sud-Ouest 246 K
Information bulletin from the Russian Federation Ministry of Defence regarding the status of implementation of the Memorandum on the creation of de-escalation areas (5 September 2018)
Observance of the ceasefire regime Monitoring groups have continued to monitor observance of the ceasefire regime as part of implementing the Memorandum on the creation of de -escalation areas in the Syrian Arab Republic, signed by the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran on 4 May 2017.
The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is made up of 190 National Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Movement is neutral and impartial and provides protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts.
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I transmit to you herewith the statement regarding the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of Security Council resolutions 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2258 (2015), 2332 (2016), 2393 (2017) and 2401 (2018) (S/2018/707), which concern the humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic, that I was to deliver at the 8332nd meeting of the Security Council, which was convened on 28 August 2018 to consider the item on the situation in the Middle East.