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17 Oct 2018 description
report The Guardian

In aftermath of Haiti abuse scandal, NGOs will be able to vet prospective employees using Interpol and national policing databases

The UK is to help launch a global register of dangerous criminals with the aim of preventing them finding their way into the aid sector, in the wake of the aid abuse scandal, it has been announced.

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17 Oct 2018 description
report IRIN

“All the assumptions we make are being overturned”

By Irwin Loy

Indonesian government restrictions on foreign aid workers in disaster-hit Sulawesi are forcing some humanitarian groups to rethink their response plans – and spurring a larger debate about how the aid sector prepares for crises around the world.

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16 Oct 2018 description

Abuja/Geneva (ICRC) – A second health worker held hostage in Nigeria has been murdered.

It's utterly devastating that we have to write that sentence.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) received information indicating that Hauwa Mohammed Liman has been killed by her captors in a despicable act of cruelty.

Hauwa is the second abducted health worker in Nigeria to be murdered in the last month.

16 Oct 2018 description

SG/SM/19304
16 OCTOBER 2018

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is appalled and strongly condemns the killing of an aid worker from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in north-east Nigeria on Monday. The aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman, had been held hostage since Marchand was killed by her captors.

16 Oct 2018 description
report UN Security Council
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Summary

The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1612 (2005) and subsequent resolutions, is the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in South Sudan. It contains information on the six grave violations against children that occurred between 1 October 2014 and 30 June 2018, the context in which they took place and identifies, where possible, the perpetrators.

16 Oct 2018 description
report European Union

On 15 October 2018, the Council discussed and adopted conclusions on the Central African Republic.

In its conclusions, the Council underlines that the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is still very fragile and that the EU remains engaged in support of the country. The EU emphasises the need to continue working, through its various instruments, to help the CAR get back on the road to stability, peace and development and to meet the aspirations of its entire population for lasting peace and reconciliation.

15 Oct 2018 description

Key issues in the past week:

• The number of people displaced by conflict this year has surpassed a quarter of a million.

• More than 263,330 people are currently displaced due to the drought across four provinces.

• According to the latest IPC report, the number of people in emergency phase of food insecurity has almost doubled to 3.3 million in the past year.

11,200 New IDPs reported in the past week

524,800 Total verified IDPs in 2018

15 Oct 2018 description

New York, 15 October 2018 – The level of violence and brutality endured by children in South Sudan is dismaying said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Ms. Virginia Gamba, as a new report shows that more than 9,200 children were verified by the United Nations as victims of grave violations in the close to four years covered by the report (October 2014 – June 2018).

15 Oct 2018 description
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Geneva/Abuja (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is making an urgent public appeal to the Nigerian Government and to communities and individuals with influence to work toward the release of two committed medical workers abducted in north-eastern Nigeria earlier this year. Speed and urgency are critical. A deadline that could result in the killing of another health-care worker is less than 24 hours away.

15 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight
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Less than two months after an earthquake hit Indonesia’s Lombok island, a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck Central Sulawesi province on 28 September, triggering a deadly tsunami. More than 1,900 people were killed, and the death toll is likely to rise.

12 Oct 2018 description
  • The number of new Ebola cases each day has more than doubled since the start of October, likely influenced by the recent forced suspension in programming

  • As of October 9, there have been 194 cases and 120 deaths from this Ebola outbreak

  • The Ebola response is at a critical moment. IRC teams are highly concerned that the number of new cases could continue to escalate

  • Recent transmission within a school opens up new front in the fight against the disease

11 Oct 2018 description

BAMAKO/GENEVA (11 October 2018) - The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Alioune Tine, has expressed extreme concern about the continuing deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in the north and centre of the country.

10 Oct 2018 description

1,434 INJURED
10 TRAUMA STABILISATION POINTS
245 ESSENTIAL DRUGS IMMEDIATELY NEEDED
253 ESSENTIAL DISPOSABLES IMMEDIATELY NEEDED

Highlights

  • The latest figures provided by the Ministry of Health (MoH) indicate that during the demonstrations between 23rd September and 6th October, 14 Palestinians including four children were killed and 1,434 were injured by the Israeli forces.

09 Oct 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

A person’s security can be affected by his/her ethnicity, ethical or religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or role within an organisation among other things. Each staff member has his/her own specific profile, and each profile will result in different risk levels, depending on the context in which a staff member works.

09 Oct 2018 description

Executive Summary

An aid worker’s personal security is impacted by the interplay between where the aid worker is, who they are, and their role and organisation. As employers, aid organisations have a duty of care to take all reasonable measures to protect their staff from foreseeable risks, including those that emerge due to an aid worker’s personal characteristics – for example, biological sex, gender, ethnicity, cognitive and physical abilities, sexual orientation, etc.

09 Oct 2018 description

L’actualité humanitaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) reste marquée par la persistance des déplacements forcés de population et par la poursuite des actes de violences contre les humanitaires dans plusieurs préfectures. Les acteurs humanitaires poursuivent l’assistance multisectorielle en faveur des personnes affectées, notamment la réponse à l’épidémie d’hépatite E.

Violence contre un humanitaire

Préfecture de l’Ouham Péndé