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11 Dec 2017 description

Location: Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus City, Al-Mujtahed neighborhood

HF Name & Type: Damascus hospital - MoH (Al-Mujtahed)

Incident: Among several mortars hit Damascus today, one mortar reportedly hit Damascus hospital - MoH (Al-Mujtahed), which hit the roof of the cardiac ICU.

  • Another mortar hit the street near the fence of the hospital.

Prior Health Facility condition: Intact, fully functioning, Inpatient capacity is 412 actual beds including 42 ICU beds.

09 Dec 2017 description
  • International NGOs working in Kabo (North of the country) have suspended their activities due to insecurity and are relocating their staff. This re-location follows the killing of a staff member of an international NGO on 7 December (the fourteenth humanitarian worker killed in CAR since the beginning of 2017) and the robbery of a compound of another INGO the following night.

  • The suspension of humanitarian activities in Kabo will have a negative impact on about 100 000 people - both IDPs and local population - who had been receiving international assistance.

09 Dec 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11990

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
PLENARY
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 69TH MEETING (PM)

More people than ever before, displaced by conflict and natural hazards, required aid and relief from the international community, the General Assembly heard today as speakers stressed the need to strengthen coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations.

“The great privilege of having a voice in these hallowed halls comes with a huge responsibility to our people,” said General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák (Slovakia).

08 Dec 2017 description

Bangui, le 8 décembre 2017 – La communauté humanitaire en République centrafricaine continue de payer un lourd tribut à la hausse de la criminalité dans les régions du Nord, du Sud et du Sud-Est. A Kabo dans la préfecture de l’Ouham (Nord), depuis le 8 décembre, plusieurs Organisations nongouvernementales ont été contraintes de suspendre temporairement leurs activités en raison d’agressions ciblées et un humanitaire y a trouvé la mort le 7 décembre.

08 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• More than 45 people were reportedly killed, including six aid workers, in an attack by armed men in Duk County, Jonglei.

• Continued reports of armed clashes in multiple locations of the country in the past weeks, affecting thousands of people.

• Women and girls are experiencing unprecedented levels of violence in South Sudan’s conflict.

• The humanitarian response in the Greater Baggari area, Wau County continues, despite challenges.

• South Sudan’s conflict has left a large number of people with disabilities.

08 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Dans leurs coins de refuge, des populations privées de tout et sans assistance

07 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• IDPs in CAR increase by 50 percent since January, UN reports

• Relief actors record 13 aid worker and 14 peacekeeper deaths in CAR in 2017

• Relief actors in Bangassou suspend operations due to insecurity; nearly 500,000 people in need

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

07 Dec 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL
8124TH MEETING (AM)
SC/13107

Half the Population Will Need Food by 2018 Says Emergency Relief Coordinator

The precarious security situation in South Sudan was a matter of grave concern, the Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations told the Security Council today, urging it to use all means necessary to demand a change of course from leaders and parties to the conflict.

07 Dec 2017 description

Today, ERC Lowcock briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan. He expressed concern that as the conflict in enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis continues to intensify.

07 Dec 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Les activités des groupes armés perturbent des opérations humanitaires dans le Lubero et le Masisi

  • Plus de 13 000 déplacés bénéficient d’aide humanitaire dans le Territoire de Beni

Aperçu de la situation

La province du Nord-Kivu reste caractérisée par un contexte instable dû aux activités des groupes armes. Ceux-ci non seulement causent plusieurs mouvements de population mais aussi limitent l’accès et l’action humanitaire dans certaines zones.

07 Dec 2017 description

As delivered

This is my first briefing to the Security Council on South Sudan and I would like to focus on four issues: the humanitarian outlook for the coming months, humanitarian access constraints, current aid delivery, and the help we seek from the Council to guarantee free and consistent access to all those who need humanitarian assistance and protection. I agree with - and will try not to repeat - what was said by Jean-Pierre.

07 Dec 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Scope

This document provides technical information and guidelines on passive security measures. These measures are intended to mitigate possible adverse consequences in the event of an attack using conventional weapons or unauthorized intrusion. These are appropriate and actionable measures designed to protect against the various risks the ICRC faces in the field.

07 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

While clashes in the streets of the capital subsided, airstrikes were reported on 5 and 6 December. A tense calm has returned to parts of Sana’a, allowing some civilians to venture outside their residences to seek medical care and supplies. Others have decided to leave the city in search of safety, concerned over how the security situation may evolve. Some residents are still reluctant to leave their homes, despite the need to re-stock and seek assistance in fear of renewed fighting or new airstrikes.

06 Dec 2017 description

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 — A week of heavy violence, coupled with a crippling blockade preventing vital supplies into the country, shows new levels of disregard by warring parties for the civilian population, medical facilities and patients, says the international medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

05 Dec 2017 description

DESTACADOS

  • En diez meses, la cifra de desplazados 2017 superó el total del año 2016

  • Las restricciones al acceso afectan a comunidades y organismos humanitarios

  • Persiste el incremento de ataques contra civiles, particularmente homicidios y amenazas

Los defensores y defensoras de derechos humanos desempeñan un papel clave para la construcción de la paz

Por: Todd Howland, Alto Comisionado de la ONU para los Derechos Humanos en Colombia

05 Dec 2017 description

Weekly picks

Yemen

The humanitarian situation has been deteriorating rapidly in Sana’a and surrounding governorates following heavy fighting between Houthi and Saleh forces.

At least 125 people have been killed and more than 230 wounded in the last seven days. Civilians are trapped in their homes, unable to move to safer locations. Food, WASH, and health needs have been reported.

05 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Targeted violence and armed clashes result in aid worker and civilian deaths

  • WFP convoy transports emergency food assistance from Sudan to Aweil, South Sudan

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Dec 2017 description

Thousands of civilians are in need of humanitarian assistance following an attack in Duk Payuel village last Tuesday which killed at least sixty-eight people and left 19 critically injured.

Local authorities and a team from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) visited the scene of the deadly attacks in the Jonglei region of South Sudan, which has forced some 13,000 displaced civilians to flee to neighbouring villages.