Blog Post by John Campbell
Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from January 6 to January 12, 2017. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.
Colombian Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have expressed deep concern about Fundamental Rights violations of the Nasa indigenous peoples in Northern Cauca, following increased violent clashes between illegal armed groups on 8 and 9 December 2017.
Following the signing of the Peace Agreement between the FARC Guerrilla and Colombian State, CSOs raised serious concerns regarding the presence of more than ten illegal armed groups in the Northern Cauca region.
The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions, covers the period from 1 February 2013 to 30 June 2017 and is the fourth report on children and armed conflict in Myanmar to be submitted to the Security Council and its Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict. The report provides information on grave violations against children in Myanmar and identifies parties to the conflict responsible for such violations.
UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites
As of 11 January 2018, the total number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 204,172. This includes 114,245 in Bentiu, 24,424 in Malakal, 38,113 in Juba UN House, 2,296 in Bor, and 147 in the UNMISS base and 24,947 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.
The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a global norm, unanimously adopted by heads of state and government at the 2005 UN World Summit, aimed at preventing and halting Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity. R2P stipulates that:
» Every State has the Responsibility to Protect its populations from the four mass atrocity crimes (Pillar I).
» The wider international community has the responsibility to encourage and assist individual States in meeting that responsibility (Pillar II).
16 JANUARY 2018
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan):
The members of the Security Council met on 9 January 2018 to discuss the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and activities of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). They were briefed by Under-Secretary-General Jean-Pierre Lacroix on the political, human rights, security and humanitarian situation in the country.
SG/SM/18855-GA/11999 16 JANUARY 2018
Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the informal meeting of the General Assembly, in New York today:
Let me start by thanking all Member States, all of you for your support across our agenda.
• Hostilities between Government of Syria forces and non-state armed groups continued unabated in many areas in southern rural Idleb, northern rural Hama and southern rural Aleppo.
UN delivers assistance to 50,000 IDPs at the Syria–Jordan border berm for the first time in six months
UNSC reauthorizes cross-border humanitarian access to Syria through January 2019
Relief agencies evacuate 29 critically ill patients from Eastern Ghouta
Relief agencies reach 810,000 people in HTR and besieged areas with assistance
En las horas de la madrugada el sur del Perú fue sacudido por un sismo de magnitud 7.1 con epicentro en Arequipa, el pasado 14 de enero dejando 1 muerto, 65 heridos y 63 casas afectadas en la provincia de Caravelí.
This report is for the media and the general public.
Commenting on the 16 January 2018 announcement that the Myanmar and Bangladesh governments have signed an agreement to begin the return of Rohingya refugees next week, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) emphasises that any repatriation must be voluntary.
‘The 650,000 Rohingya who fled Myanmar during the past months must not be forcibly returned,’ underscored Claire Thomas, MRG’s Deputy Director. ‘Any repatriation process must be voluntary and only once the causes of their flight have been fully addressed.’
This analysis provides a snapshot of the protection sector response as a whole, as of 30 November 2017, including information on geographical coverage and progress against 2017 HRP targets, based on 4W reporting from protection partners in the various hubs. As of end-November 2017, the Whole of Syria protection sector, including Child Protection, GBV and Mine Action, has provided 6,469,100 protection interventions across Syria (67% of the 2017 HRP target), 903,100 of which were reported in November 2017.
537,087 refugees in DRC.
623,059 DRC refugees in Africa.
18,609 Rwandan refugees returned voluntarily in 2017.
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Bogotá, enero 16 de 2018. La Misión de Verificación de la ONU en Colombia lamenta profundamente los hechos ocurridos el día de hoy en Quibdó, Chocó, en donde un niño falleció y otro resultó herido al ser atropellados por un vehículo de la Misión cuando se desplazaba a una reunión en la ciudad.
La Misión expresa a los familiares las más sinceras condolencias y está tomando las medidas para atender a las familias, así como también está adelantando la investigación pertinente de la mano de las autoridades locales de Colombia: Policía y Fiscalía.
Sea arrivals continued mainly to Lesvos and Samos, but decreased this month to 2,300 people. The majority came from Syria and Iraq, and 59% were women and children.
The situation remains difficult for asylum-seekers staying under unhygienic conditions in border reception centres. 178 people at high risk are hosted in UNHCR-rented hotels for the winter.
The Government accelerated transfers to the mainland and UNHCR supported some 3,200 asylum-seekers, mainly vulnerable or families authorized to move.
Recent Crisis Raises Grave Protection Concerns
The United Nations Secretary-General, in his fourth report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Myanmar, documents progress in the Government of Myanmar’s efforts to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers, but notes that on-going clashes and the recent wave of violence in Rakhine add to the plight of conflict affected children in the country.
Almost 900,000 people have been displaced since September in Oromia-Somali region due to conflict. There is limited humanitarian response. IDP children are particularly impacted by the crisis: over 84,000 children do not have access to education and up to 14,000 have been separated from their families. 120,000 under-5 children and 20,000 pregnant and lactating women are in need of nutrition assistance.