8188TH MEETING (PM)
The Security Council, acting unanimously today, adopted a resolution demanding parties to Syria’s seven-year-long conflict to cease hostilities without delay for at least 30 consecutive days, ensuring a “durable humanitarian pause” to enable weekly humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations of the critically sick and wounded.
GENEVA — The U.N. children’s fund reports at least 90,000 children have been forced to flee their homes in the face of escalating inter-communal violence in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ituri Province.
Ituri’s Djugu territory in northeastern D.R.C. has been the scene of recent carnage and displacement, with tens of thousands of people fleeing their homes in fear of their lives.
The U.N. children’s fund reports ethnic violence in this province has displaced an estimated 66,000 children internally and sent another 25,000 seeking refuge in neighboring Uganda.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has recalled a unit of police officers from Wau and confined them to base after a preliminary investigation into allegations of sexual exploitation.
UNMISS has a zero tolerance, no excuses, and no second chances approach to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA). Our priority is to put the victims' rights and dignity first and ensure that there is transparency and accountability for such actions.
The UN says nearly 400,000 civilians are trapped the Eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus, the latest battleground in a series of bloody rebel defeats in Syria’s cities. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces and his Russian allies seem poised for a major ground offensive on the besieged insurgent enclave. What do we know?
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Addis Ababa, 23, February 2018 - A high level joint WHO/AFRO-UK delegation has been visiting Ethiopia since 20 February 2018. The delegation is led by Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa and Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for England. Dr Moeti and Dame Sally Davies are accompanied by senior officials from DFID, the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England and senior officials of the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO).
Dozens of people were killed and wounded in bloody battles between the two factions of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), respectively led by Abdelaziz Adam El Hilu and Malik Agar in Sudan’s Blue Nile state this week.
The fighting has also reportedly led to displacement of about 9,000 people to the Wadaka area in El Kurmuk locality, close to the border with South Sudan.
This week the two SPLM-N factions issued two separate statements blaming each other for the bloodshed.
In Caceres, Colombia, 1,484 people have been displaced as a result of violence between armed groups. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) urgently calls for the protection of the indigenous and rural populations who have been seriously affected by the recent violence.
In 2012 inter-communal and inter-religious conflict between majority Buddhist and minority Muslim communities forced some 129,000 people from Muslim communities to flee their homes in Rakhine State, Myanmar. In some cases entire villages were relocated to congested camps for Internally Displaced People (IDPs). Su Li Pha Ran, located in Pauktaw Township, is one of them.
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to 23 February 2018 (TAB A)
B. Current Situation
24 February 2018
I. SITUATION OVERVIEW
A. Chronological of Events and Eruption Notifications from 13 January to 22 February 2018 (TAB A)
B. Current Situation
23 February 2018
13,698 Refugees received non-food items during the reporting period.
2,498 Refugee new arrivals registered in Unity during the reporting period
9,142 Refugees reached with human rights awareness campaign during the reporting period
INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN
286,256 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 January 2018.
1.9 million IDPs in South Sudan including 204,247 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 12 February 2018
Humanitarian access to northern Rakhine remains constrained, limiting relief actors’ ability to conduct needs assessments and implement activities.
Preparations for refugee repatriation are ongoing, despite continued insecurity.
Relief actors prepare for upcoming cyclone and monsoon seasons in Cox’s Bazar.
KEY DEVELOPMENTS ￼￼￼￼￼
The present report is the forty-eighth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of resolution 2258 (2015), paragraph 5 of resolution 2332 (2016) and paragraph 6 of resolution 2393 (2017), in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
44% of the displaced households were uprooted from Abyei Town in 2011
51% indicate the intention to return within the next 6 months, whereas 21% indicate to leave in more than 6 months, and 28% in more than one year
78% intend to return to their place of the origin or their former habitual residence. Major motives are the challenging living conditions in the place of displacement combined with perceived safety and security in the place of origin / former habitual residence.