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20 Oct 2017 description
report United Nations

ORG/1657

En dépit de la complexité croissante du contexte de sécurité et de l’augmentation sans précédent des attaques directes contre les Nations Unies, le nombre des victimes du personnel civil de l’Organisation des Nations Unies* a diminué, selon le Secrétaire général António Guterres.

19 Oct 2017 description
report United Nations

ORG/1657

Despite the increasingly complex security environment and an unprecedented rise in direct attacks against the United Nations, the number of its civilian personnel* casualties has fallen, Secretary‑General António Guterres reports.

19 Oct 2017 description

During the first two weeks of September, Watchlist conducted field research in northern Uganda with South Sudanese refugees on attacks on medical facilities and personnel and denial of humanitarian access in South Sudan. Interviews were conducted in several refugee settlements throughout northern Uganda, including Bidi Bidi, Imvepi, and Rhino, with current and former health workers, community leaders, and persons who had been unable to access lifesaving health care in South Sudan, due in part to attacks on clinics and hospitals.

19 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. Dans sa résolution 2301 (2016), le Conseil de sécurité a prorogé le mandat de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) jusqu’au 15 novembre 2017 et m’a prié de lui rendre compte de la situation tous les trois mois. Le présent rapport est soumis en application de cette résolution.

II. Principaux faits nouveaux

19 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. By its resolution 2301 (2016), the Security Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 November 2017 and requested me to report on a quarterly basis on its implementation. The present report is submitted pursuant to that resolution.

II. Major developments

19 Oct 2017 description

By António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 2017 (IPS) - I will travel to the Central African Republic early next week to spend United Nations Day with a peacekeeping operation in order to pay tribute to peacekeepers across the world.

19 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

  • Clashes between armed groups and attacks against humanitarian organisations have a negative impact on humanitarian space and operations are becoming increasingly complex to organize. Airlifting food may become the only option to deliver life-saving assistance to affected populations in Zemio, Bangassou and Obo.
    This is expected to substantially increase the cost of WFP emergency operations in Central African Republic.

18 Oct 2017 description

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is impacted by sporadic security-related incidents as reported in various territories and provinces around the country. From June to September 2017, there were more than 250 security incidents in 170 locations, featuring conflicts and over land control and exactions against civilians, which resulted in more than 900 casualties. In this insecure environment, humanitarian actors need to ensure acceptance of communities and risk-adapted programming to continue delivering assistance to people in need.

18 Oct 2017 description
report UN News Service

18 October 2017 – Speaking to the press at United Nations Headquarters, in New York, Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he will be travelling to the Central African Republic early next week.

The Secretary-General will be spending United Nations Day with the Organization's Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the country, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, to pay tribute to the work of peacekeepers around the world who show tremendous courage in volatile environments.

18 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to paragraph 33 of Security Council resolution 2316 (2016), in which the Council requested an annual report on the situation with respect to piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia.

18 Oct 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Suspension des interventions humanitaires au Sud-Lubero due à la dégradation de l’accès sécuritaire

  • Hausse de prix des denrées alimentaires suite à la dégradation du tronçon Masisi-Nyabiondo

Aperçu de la situation

La situation de la province du Nord-Kivu reste dominée par l’activisme des groupes armés provoquant des mouvements de population et limitant l’accès humanitaire.

18 Oct 2017 description

Genève /Bamako (CICR) – A la suite d’une intrusion d’hommes en armes dans l’une de ses résidences à Kidal, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) se voit contraint de suspendre une partie de son assistance en faveur des populations de cette région du nord du Mali.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond

Introduction

This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cholera transmission declines countrywide, persists in Budi and Juba counties

  • WFP reaches 4.5 million people with food assistance to date in 2017

  • Relief actors record 830 humanitarian access incidents from January–September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ar Raqqah offensive displaces nearly 268,800 people since April; up to 8,000 people remain in two neighborhoods in city of Ar Raqqah

  • Humanitarian convoys reach city of Dayr az Zawr following SARG military advances into the city in September

  • USG humanitarian assistance to Syria reaches nearly $7.5 billion since start of Syria crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description

Publication of the United Nations report on violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by the FPRC coalition and the UPC in Haute-Kotto and Ouaka between 21 November 2016 and 21 February 2017

17 Oct 2017 description

CAR

2 million people in CAR remain in need of food assistance, and 1.1 million people are food insecure (in IPC Phase 3: Crisis and IPC Phase 4: Emergency). Although the Global Hunger Index 2017 shows a general long-term progress in reducing hunger worldwide, CAR's hunger score remained around the mark of 50.9 for the past 17 years. The GHI places CAR at extremely alarming levels of hunger and malnutrition taking into account its levels of undernourishment and mortality rate.

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15 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu/Nairobi – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society (SRCS) mourn the loss of life of four SRCS volunteers killed amongst many others following the huge explosion that detonated in a very busy street of Mogadishu yesterday. This figure may rise as there are a number of volunteers still missing.

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Persistent insecurity across much of CAR threatens humanitarian access and leaves tens of thousands of people in need of emergency assistance

  • Clashes among various armed groups displace more than 191,000 people from February to August

  • USAID/FFP contributes $7.8 million to respond to growing and urgent food insecurity in the region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS