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21 Sep 2017 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites [i]

  • As of 14 September 2017, a total of number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 212,969 including 114,683 in Bentiu, 24,402 in Malakal, 38,448 in Juba UN House, 1,940 in Bor, 651 in Melut and 169 in UNMISS base and 32,676 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau.
21 Sep 2017 description
report Voice of America

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Thursday his forces have begun an offensive to retake control of the town of Hawija, one of the last areas in Iraq held by Islamic State militants.

Hawija is 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and just west of the oil city of Kirkuk.

Islamic State militants have been in control of Hawija since mid-2014 when the group swept through large areas of northern and western Iraq.

21 Sep 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 20, 2017 (NYALA) - Protests by the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Kalma camp outside Nyala have forced the South Darfur government to move a rally organised to receive President al-Bashir to a site at two kilometres from the crowded camp.

A security official told Sudan Tribune on Wednesday that a local security committee had held a number of meetings, which ended with a decision to shift the rally of the President who is scheduled to visit Kalma camp on Friday.

21 Sep 2017 description
  • Several incidents in central Rakhine over the past 24 hours indicate a serious deterioration of the security situation. In the late evening of 18 September, an ICRC vessel, which was being loaded with supplies for distribution, was attacked by a large group of protesters. Threats against United Nations and INGO offices are reportedly circulating on social media. All agencies have been advised to remain vigilant.

21 Sep 2017 description

1,355,764 Total refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 31 August 2017)

1,021,903 Total S.Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 31 August 2017)

340,103 S.Sudan new arrival in country (1 Jan - 18 Sept 2017)

61% Of population are children under 18

82% of the Population are women and children <18

3% Of the population are eldery

51% Of all South Sudan refugees are in Uganda

21 Sep 2017 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • As part of the UN-coordinated Regional Response Plan for the Caribbean Region after Hurricanes Irma and José, IOM is appealing for a total of USD 4.95 million to provide humanitarian relief, manage human mobility and facilitate a fast resilience-focused recovery in the form of technical expertise and knowledge transfer to government authorities. Humanitarian needs are expected to increase in the region, given Hurricane Maria’s latest impact.

21 Sep 2017 description

About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys

This research started in October 2015 and is being conducted within the framework of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities for monitoring populations on the move through the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes to Europe.

21 Sep 2017 description

Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de M. Mamadou Diallo, de la Guinée, en tant que Représentant spécial adjoint de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’appui à la justice en Haïti (MINUJUSTH). M. Diallo sera également chargé d’assumer les rôles de Coordonnateur résident et Coordonnateur humanitaire de l’ONU et de Représentant résident du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD).

21 Sep 2017 description
report Council of Europe

UNICEF reports that some 170,000 unaccompanied minors arrived in Europe in 2015-2016, often having no identity documents. In order to offer them protection and assistance, it is necessary to determine their age. However, currently there is no assessment process which can determine the exact age of individuals.

The PACE Committee on Migration believes that the development of a child-sensitive, holistic model of age assessment would enable European states to meet the needs of unaccompanied and separated children.

21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).

21 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

The fate of up to five children still trapped under the rubble in a Mexico City school, following yesterday’s powerful earthquake, is growing more desperate by the hour.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 - 11:55pm

Efforts are under way to pull one young girl from underneath the ruins, where more than 20 children are already confirmed to have died, but local authorities and rescue efforts are overwhelmed due to the sheer scale of the destruction.

The death toll in the country stands at more than 200 and is expected to rise further in the coming hours.

21 Sep 2017 description

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Violence and conflict during political activities is widespread and they have a disproportionate impact on persons with disabilities (PWDs) in a multitude of ways. Through a number of factors, conflict situations also contribute to extreme mental, emotional, and physical harm to individuals with disabilities (acquired through conflict or otherwise), their families and the community at large. These harms and their after-effects can last for year’s even decades, causing further stress between and within communities.

21 Sep 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

This study reviews the laws, policies and related frameworks in 23 countries in East and Southern Africa that create either impediments to, or an enabling environment for, adolescent sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights (SRHR). The assessment resulted in the development of a harmonized regional legal framework, which translates international and regional legal provisions into useful strategies. It gives recommendations based on applicable core legal values and principles, gleaned from a range of conventions, charters, political commitments, guidelines and declarations.

21 Sep 2017 description

The “Quick” Municipal Protection Profile aims to provide a snapshot of the basic demographics, absorptive capacity and general situation of host municipalities affected by the Marawi Crisis. This may be used as a starting point for information and analysis that can help humanitarian agencies, policy makers and other stakeholders concerning their emergency response.

Displacement

  • 9,787 DISPLACED PERSONS (1,736 FAMILIES)

  • 1 ACTIVE EVACUATION CENTER

  • 474 (96 FAMILIES)
    INSIDE EVACUATION CENTERS

21 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

The displaced population continues to face prevailing protection concerns. These include, among others:

  1. Inclusion and exclusion concerns after the data cleansing on the general registry of IDPs.

  2. Observed tension among IDPs due to inequitable distribution and dwindling of humanitarian assistance.

  3. IDPs continue to fear for their safety.

INCIDENT BACKGROUND