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20 Aug 2018 description

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, UN Member States pledged to ensure “no one will be left behind” and to “endeavour to reach the furthest behind first”.

This paper advances a framework that governments and stakeholders can use to act on their pledge in a way that enables and accelerates progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also seeks to inform the manner in which UNDP works with countries to implement the 2030 Agenda.

20 Aug 2018 description

July Highlights

■ Over 1,700 families arrived in camps across Iraq and over 2,400 families departed camps, including to locations other than areas of origin.

■ UNHCR and partners’ protection monitoring and interventions remains essential, and on several occasions prevented or mitigated forced returns or evictions.

■ UNHCR Iraq has begun rolling out its SGBV prevention initiative Engaging Men and Boys in Accountable Practices (EMAP) in Iraq.


20 Aug 2018 description

In the context of the weekly demonstrations on Friday in the Gaza Strip, on 17 August 2018, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and injured another 130 more, including 34 children, two women, and two paramedics. At least 106 of the injured people were hit by live fire and two are in critical condition according to medical sources at the time of issuing this press release.

20 Aug 2018 description
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Between June and August, Terre des hommes (Tdh), conducted visits to gather information about families who need support to provide for their basic needs such as food, medicine, clothes, heating, etc. The project aims for families who have children in schools where Tdh implements activities that stimulate children to develop their social skills and improve their psychological state, reducing the effects of stress caused by the conflict. Tdh creates child-friendly spaces and trains education specialists to better protect children.

20 Aug 2018 description


A total of 194,891 beneficiaries registered / verified / tracked since the beginning of 2018, in which 134,330 (21,624 IDPs and 113,454 returnees) were properly registered, while the remaining 60,561 individuals were tracked in different locations. Out of the tracked beneficiaries, 11,086 were South Sudanese who crossed the borders to Sudan through Abyie, 47,180 were returnees (33,067 returned to Sudan from Saudi Arabia and 14,113 returned to different areas in North Darfur State) and 2,295 were IDPs in South Kordofan State.

20 Aug 2018 description

The International Organization for Migration – IOM works with national and local authorities also local partners to identify and understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Flow monitoring Point (FMP) is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit. Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been monitoring migration flows at two points in the Agadez region of Niger in Arlit and Séguédine.

19 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The several-fold increase in prices of essential commodities since the beginning of the crisis, combined with the deteriorating economic situation of households have left many Syrians unable to provide for the basic necessities of life including decent clothes for their children.

17 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

Por Carmen Arroyo y Emily Thampoe

NACIONES UNIDAS, 17 ago 2018 (IPS) - Los niños y las niñas con discapacidad tienen cuatro veces más probabilidades de sufrir episodios violentos, y ellas se llevan la peor parte, alerta el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (Unicef).

“Están entre los sectores más marginados de la sociedad. Y si esta sigue viendo antes la discapacidad que al niño, el riesgo de exclusión y de discriminación permanece”, explicó Georgina Thompson, consultora de Unicef, en diálogo con IPS.

17 Aug 2018 description

Years of conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic and eastern Ukraine have had a dramatic impact on health systems in these countries, as well as in places like Turkey – now home to millions of Syrian refugees. Health workers are often on the frontline of escalating hostilities, as they strive to continue delivering medical care amid horrific conditions.

17 Aug 2018 description

Press releases, 17.8.2018 World Humanitarian Day 19 August highlights civilians' dire situation

The World Humanitarian Day will be held next Sunday, 19 August. This year, special attention will be called to the difficult situation of civilians affected by acute conflicts in, for example Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Contrary to the rules of international law, millions of people fall targets of hostilities: civilians are targeted, hospitals and schools are looted and destroyed, and people do not get emergency relief.

16 Aug 2018 description

De janvier à juin 2018, en étroite collaboration avec la Croix-Rouge Malienne, plus de 20 000 personnes déplacées, réfugiées, retournées et sinistrés ont bénéficié d'une assistance en vivres et en biens essentiels de ménage dans le Nord et le centre du pays. Par ailleurs, nos équipes se sont employées à faciliter l'accès à l'eau et à la santé pour les personnes et leurs animaux victimes des effets combinés du conflit armé ou des situations de violences et de la sécheresse.

15 Aug 2018 description

A report recently published by HI and IOM[1] offers an assessment of the situation in the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (POC) Site in South Sudan, where people with disabilities live in difficult conditions and humanitarian services struggle to meet their needs. The report makes a number of recommendations.

15 Aug 2018 description
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In addition to meeting the needs of people living in the camps, the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) holds humanitarian relief activities to meet the needs of Syrian people living in the urban areas as the population of Syrian people living in the urban areas is larger. Activities included psychosocial support and orientation programming for Syrian people.