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18 Jan 2018 description
report Oxfam

Despite last month’s temporary lifting of the Saudi led-coalition blockade of Yemen’s northern ports, in the past three and a half weeks only 18 per cent of the country’s monthly fuel needs and just over half its monthly food needs have been imported through these ports, Oxfam said today. 

18 Jan 2018 description
report Shelter Cluster

About this Information Brief

This information brief was prepared by the Bangladesh Shelter Cluster to support agencies delivering emergency shelter to:

18 Jan 2018 description

The UK is to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Africa by deploying three RAF Chinook helicopters to Mali.

The Prime Minister is expected to make the announcement as part of the UK-France Summit at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where she will discuss the UK’s strong and wide-ranging bilateral relationship with President Macron.

The helicopters, which will provide logistic support to French troops, are part of a wider effort to increase stability in the Sahel region of Africa in order to tackle Islamist terrorism.

18 Jan 2018 description

In northern Nigeria, years of conflict between the military and armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram have taken a heavy toll on the population. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs more than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced by fighting in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of these, 78 percent are in Borno.

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN News Service

17 January 2018 – The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out.

The Mission wants to clear a 50 kilometre perimeter around the town allowing displaced persons to return.

Over the last three weeks, some 60,000 people – mostly women – left everything behind to escape clashes between the armed groups Justice Riot (RJ) and the National Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Republic (MNLC).

17 Jan 2018 description

Myanmar (Burma) Prepares “Camps” for the Return of Persecuted Rohingya

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Cooperación internacional ha sido clave para la prevención y reducción de la desnutrición aguda, restitución de la identidad y protección de derechos de la niñez y adolescencia damnificada, así como para el acceso a agua segura.

Lambayeque / Lima, 17 de enero de 2018.- Representantes del Gobierno de Canadá y del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia-UNICEF - visitaron hoy la región de Lambayeque para supervisar los avances y resultados de las acciones de apoyo a las comunidades que resultaron afectadas por el Fenómeno Niño Costero (FEN) durante el 2017.

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13165

Security Council
8159th Meeting (AM)

Ending a languishing humanitarian crisis in Libya and stamping out the spectre of violence and clashes that continued to kill and injure civilians across the country hinged on strong international support for an effective Government, the Secretary‑General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today.

17 Jan 2018 description
report Mercy Corps

The global order is changing, and 2018 represents a critical juncture. How can we address conflict, climate change, and other issues that are affecting families around the world?

Read on to learn more in this Q&A with Neal Keny-Guyer, who was served as Mercy Corps' CEO since 1994.

You’ve noted that we’re living in a time of unprecedented confluence of complex crises around the world — in places like Syria, Yemen and the Horn of Africa. Are these distinct events, or are they linked by larger forces?

17 Jan 2018 description

La Oficina en Colombia del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos, en el marco de su mandato, recuerda al Estado y al ELN que sus obligaciones en materia de derechos humanos y derecho internacional humanitario, DIH, continúan vigentes y que la finalización del cese al fuego y de hostilidades no debe significar, en ningún caso, vulneraciones a los derechos de la población civil.

17 Jan 2018 description

Refugees International notes with alarm reports that Bangladesh and Myanmar have reached agreement on repatriation of Rohingya refugees to begin as early as January 23. The two governments reportedly reached this agreement at a bilateral meeting of a Joint Working Group on Returns held on January 16 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar's capital.

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Direct attacks by Boko Haram resulted in violence against local communities (village chiefs, civilians, including young boys and girls reported to have been attacked or abducted).

17 Jan 2018 description

Ginebra, 16 de enero de 2018.- La entrada en vigor hoy en México de la Ley General en materia de desaparición forzada de personas podría dar una vuelta de página en relación con la grave situación que el país enfrenta en esta materia, e iniciar un camino hacia la verdad, la justicia y la reparación para las miles de víctimas, dijo un grupo de expertos independientes en derechos humanos de Naciones Unidas.

17 Jan 2018 description

17 January 2018

Not for the first time in its proud history, UNRWA faces a formidable challenge in upholding its mandate – an expression of the will of the international community - and preserving key services like education and health care for Palestine Refugees.

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • With support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF provided safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene messages to 23,563 drought-affected people in five districts. Since the start of the DFID-funded programme in July 2016 and up to December 2017, a total of 131,267 people (51 per cent female) gained access to WASH services in 45 communities, 34 primary schools and 4 health centres in 5 districts (Berea, Mafeteng,
    Thaba Tseka, Quthing and Botha Bothe).

17 Jan 2018 description
report CARE

Amman, 18 January – CARE International has started increasing aid distribution to Syrian civilians who have been displaced by ongoing fighting in the Northern governorate of Idleb, where living conditions are deteriorating daily as temperatures plumet, and aims to reach 25,000 people with emergency help.

17 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH December 2017

Continuing cross-border interventions from Turkey and Jordan in 2018

Security Council Resolution 2393 was adopted, renewing the provisions of Resolution 2165 for an additional 12 months. This will enable UNFPA to continue supporting people in need, working with implementing partners through cross-border interventions from Turkey and Jordan.

UNFPA delivers aid to previously unreached Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo