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21 Apr 2018 description

International Non-Government Organisations working in Yemen condemn in the strongest terms the abhorrent attack on an ICRC vehicle that resulted in the killing of an employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross earlier today, 21 April 2018. We are deeply shocked by the death of Hanna Lahoud, a member of the humanitarian community who gave his life delivering assistance to people in dire need of aid. Our deepest condolences go to Hanna’s family, friends and colleagues at the International Committee of the Red Cross.

21 Apr 2018 description

Sana’a, 21 April 2018 – The United Nations is deeply shocked by the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which occurred today in Taizz Governorate.

“We condemn this terrible and unjustified shooting,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen.

21 Apr 2018 description

Geneva / Sana'a (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross is deeply saddened by the fatal shooting today of one of its staff members in Yemen.

Hanna Lahoud, a Lebanese national, was in charge of the ICRC's detention programme in Yemen. He was on his way to visit a prison this morning when the ICRC vehicle he was traveling in was attacked by unknown armed men on the outskirts of Taiz. Mr Lahoud was rushed to hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The colleagues he was traveling with were unharmed in the incident.

19 Apr 2018 description

SG/SM/18996-HQ/721-ORG/1667
19 APRIL 2018

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the memorial service in honour of fallen staff, in New York today:

Dear families of our colleagues who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty, today we honour our fallen colleagues. But allow me, before we begin, to say how I deeply saddened I was to learn last night of the sudden passing of our colleague Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoué, Permanent Representative of Côte d’Ivoire.

18 Apr 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Mouvements de retour dans les territoires de Fizi et de Kabambare

  • Plus de 1 200 ménages assistés en vivres dans le Sud du Territoire de Shabunda

Aperçu de la situation

18 Apr 2018 description

APERCU HUMANITAIRE du 09 au 15 avril 2018

Zone Centre

Préfecture de l’Ouham / sous-préfecture de Batangafo / Village Gbazara

18 Apr 2018 description

Si le droit international humanitaire (DIH) protège les personnes et les biens lors des conflits armés, encore faut-il que ses règles, dans les cas où elles s'appliquent, soient dûment reconnues, bien comprises et pleinement respectées. La première étape et condition indispensable pour que cette protection juridique produise ses effets est l'acceptation des instruments juridiques pertinents par les États, qui doivent les ratifier ou y adhérer. Diverses autres mesures internes doivent aussi être prises, en temps de paix déjà, pour que le droit puisse être respecté.

17 Apr 2018 description
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Gaziantep, 17 April 2018

I am deeply disturbed over Saturday’s reported fighting between non-state armed groups outside the Al Ma’ra National Hospital in Ma’arrat An Nu’man town in Idleb Governorate, resulting in the suspension of that facility’s services and placing hospital staff and patients at risk.

17 Apr 2018 description

Highlights

  • According to the March 2018 Cadre Harmonisé (CH) findings the number of people facing acute food insecurity in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States has significantly reduced over the past year from 4.7 million (March to May 2017) to 2.6 million (October to December 2017) to 2.3 million (March to May 2018). The food and nutrition insecurity situation analysis report also projected that the figure might increase to 3.2 million people during the lean period of June- August 2018.

17 Apr 2018 description

TOP LINE CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Humanitarian needs remain staggering in terms of scale, severity and complexity:

Against the continued backdrop of high levels of violence and systemic violations of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL), no amount of humanitarian assistance and protection services can offset the lack of a political solution.

16 Apr 2018 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

TENSIONS HAMPER HUMANITARIAN MOVEMENTS

Humanitarian movements to and within several towns were disrupted following the 10 April crackdown by UN peacekeepers on armed vigilantes in the capital Bangui. The crackdown prompted sympathetic armed groups to urge retaliation against the UN mission. Armed groups also warned aid workers in some towns against venturing out. At least 145 people and eight peacekeepers were wounded and 31 others, including a peacekeeper, were killed in the skirmishes in Bangui’s PK5 neighbourhood.

16 Apr 2018 description

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, April 15, 2018, SAMS-supported Al-Mara’a Hospital in Idlib was subjected to unlawful attacks carried out by armed factions that lasted more than seven hours. Heavy armed clashes started in the vicinity of the hospital and soon moved inside the building, instilling fear and panic in medical staff and their patients, and causing material damages, including the destruction of the hospital’s blood bank.

16 Apr 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Central African Republic
13 March 2018: A Catholic bishop accused UN peacekeeping troops of sexual abuse against internally displaced women and girls in his diocese adjoining the Catholic cathedral in Bangassou city, Mbomou prefecture, and warned that they could be guilty of crimes against humanity. Source: National Catholic Reporter

13 Apr 2018 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid has issued the following statement in response to deadly attacks on staff members from two South Sudanese NGOs, including a partner organisation:

"Last weekend a staff member of UNIDO, one of Christian Aid's partners in South Sudan, was shot and killed near Leer in Unity, where they had been working in a health facility.

"In a separate attack a staff member of Hope Restoration, an organisation close to Christian Aid, was killed in Bentiu, also in Unity.

12 Apr 2018 description

On Friday, there will be a humanitarian conference in Geneva on the crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). We asked the NRC’s Secretary General, Jan Egeland what this conference means for over 13 million Congolese who are in acute need.

Q: What is the message NRC wants to share ahead of this conference?

12 Apr 2018 description

Highlights
- Key health shelters of Ghouta response are covered by health sector partners (national authorities, SARC, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR, IMC and national NGOs).
- A total of 2 Emergency Health Points, 10 Mobile Health Units, 54 Medical Mobile Teams, 2 PHC centers, 1 Dressing Room, 3 stabilization centers, ambulances are deployed. More are needed.
- Health supplies are being delivered to SARC and MoH to cover the shelters.
- Health supplies are pre-positioned to send with IA convoys inside the remaining parts of besieged area.

12 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After one year on the job, the Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer speaks about the huge disparities he sees, aid worker security and his personal commitment to Afghanistan.

  • While the number of mine casualties is on the rise, funding for mine action in Afghanistan dropped by 65 per cent over the past five years.

  • ACBAR’s Twinning Program successfully teams up international and national NGOs to build capacities to the benefit of both counterparts.