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17 Jan 2018 description


Environs 20.000 personnes signalées dans différentes localités

1. Demandeurs d’asile enregistrés 1 et fixés au bracelet :

Département NYA PENDE / Sous-Préfecture BEKAN / canton BEKAN 8.381 Personnes issues de 2.091 ménages (enregistrement 1 achevé)

Département DES MONTS DE LAM / Sous-préfecture BESSAO / canton OUDOUMIAN :

2.350 personnes issues de 622 ménages (enregistrement 1 achevé)

2. Demandeurs d’asile dans d’autres zones non fixés au bracelet:

17 Jan 2018 description

El Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos presenta el tercer informe sumario contentivo de actuaciones realizadas y recomendaciones hacia el porvenir, en la forma siguiente:

17 Jan 2018 description

Key points

  • Inadequate food consumption is on the rise among returnee households

  • More households in hard-to-reach areas of rural Damascus are relying on food-related coping strategies

  • In Eastern Ghouta, high food prices continue to limit household food access despite better food availability in markets

Situation Update

17 Jan 2018 description

By Ece Ceren Doğar & Neriman Kahveci Kızıltaş, Turkish Red Crescent

Separated from their husbands, parents and children, four women escaped the war in Syria in hope of finding a safe place to live. Their paths crossed at the Turkish Red Crescent’s community centre in Kilis where learning the local language is bringing them together.

Hayriye, 33, has been living in Turkey for five years. Her two boys, aged 16 and 18, are working at the local shop but her husband had to stay behind in Syria because of his mum’s illness.

17 Jan 2018 description

Kinshasa – The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has deteriorated dramatically over the past year due to a massive escalation of conflict and widespread insecurity. Extreme violence has spread to areas typically considered stable, such as the provinces of Kasai and Tanganyika. The situation has been recently compounded by deadly floods and an outbreak of Cholera, among multiple other health emergencies, while the IOM, the UN Migration Agency humanitarian appeal, released at the end of last year, remains vastly underfunded.

17 Jan 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,362 urban refugees and asylumseekers and about 50,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a 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 December alone, 104 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

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Yesterday, January 16th 2018, a mortar attack on a local bazaar in Faryab province, Afghanistan, killed at least 5 and wounded a further 45. As many of the injured were in a critical condition, the death toll may rise.

The wounded included women and children.

The attack occurred at 10am local time and saw three mortar rounds fired on the bazaar in Khwaja Sabz Posh district. Whilst no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, both the Taliban and ISIS have a presence in the province.

17 Jan 2018 description

by Reuters
Friday, 12 January 2018 06:00 GMT

"I cannot get the best medical help in Puerto Rico, and it has become even worse after Hurricane Maria"

By Robin Respaut and Alvin Baez

KISSIMMEE, Florida, Jan 12 (Reuters) - At Leslie Campbell's office in the central Florida city of St. Cloud, the phone will not stop ringing.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

17 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

After a string of breakthroughs in 2016 and 2017, President Bashar al-Assad’s government now has the clear upper hand in Syria’s long war.

Read more on IRIN.

17 Jan 2018 description

DTM Burundi identified 179,901 IDPs comprising 40,272 households. 81% of IDPs were women and youth under 18 years old, and 29% of IDPs were children under 5 years old. 7,371IDPs (4%) were living in camps and displacement sites, 94,268 IDPs (53%) were living with host families, 31,371 IDPs (17%) were living in emtpy and straw houses, and 46,891 IDPs (26%) were living in rented housing. 68% of IDPs were displaced as a result of natural disasters and 32% of IDPs were displaced as a result of sociopolitical issues.

17 Jan 2018 description

Mogadishu, 17 January 2018 — The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia, which calls for $1.6 billion to protect the lives of 5.4 million Somalis, was launched today by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq.

In his remarks, De Clercq said: “Working together with the Somali authorities and with historical levels of support from the international community, I am proud that we averted a possible famine last year.

17 Jan 2018 description


The unprecedented drought spanning over four consecutive poor rainy seasons has severely aggravated the humanitarian crisis in Somalia. Humanitarian needs have increased drastically due to limited rain, large-scale displacement, lack of access to basic services and, at its root, ongoing conflict

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Damascus, 17 January 2018

The escalating violence caused by fighting has had a devastating impact on all civilians throughout Syria. Whether in Idleb, east Ghouta in Rural Damascus, Hama, Damascus, Aleppo, Hassakeh, Deir EzZour, Raqqah or Daraa, the recent violence has resulted in the deaths and injuries of hundreds of civilians, including women and children.

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report UN Children's Fund


This is the report for the Cross-sectoral formative research – Knowledge, attitude and practice study, hereafter KAP Study, which was conducted by researchers from Malmö University, Sweden, on behalf of the country office of UNICEF Lebanon.

The purpose of the KAP Study is,

  • To establish a baseline for UNICEF Lebanon’s Country Programme Document for the period 2017 to 2020

17 Jan 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • L’incendie d’une école primaire prive 236 élèves de l’éducation dans le territoire de Kabambare

  • Les affrontements armés conduisent au déplacement de 2 250 personnes dans le territoire de Fizi

Aperçu de la situation

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MOCHA, 16th January, 2018 (WAM) -- UAE Armed Forces medical teams working with the Arab Coalition Forces, led by Saudi Arabia, are performing their humanitarian role in the liberated areas of the West Coast of Yemen by treating vulnerable patients and reaching out to them in their homes.