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537,000 Yemeni Kids Risk “Severe Malnutrition” – UNICEF

Posted by feww on October 18, 2015

Humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Yemen

Ongoing crisis in Yemen has caused “alarming malnutrition levels” among children due to the limited availability of and lack of access to food due to blocked or damaged delivery routes and restrictions on food and fuel imports caused by the conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

“To address increasing malnutrition levels, aid agencies have scaled up assistance and treated 97,000 children for severe acute malnutrition in the past six months, while 65,000 children have been treated for moderate acute malnutrition,” said a senior official at UN HQ.

Some 537,000 children, or one out of eight children under age five, are now at risk of severe acute malnutrition in Yemen, compared to 160,000 children before the conflict, UNICEF estimates.

In addition the millions of civilians suffering from the violence, “almost 1.3 million children under five are moderately malnourished compared with 690,000 children prior to the crisis.”

“Yemen’s alarming malnutrition levels are aggravated by the limited availability of, and lack of access to food, due to blocked or damaged delivery routes and restrictions on food and fuel imports,” UNICEF said.

  • As of October 2, 2015, unremitting violence in Yemen have left at least 505 children dead, 702  injured and more than 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition.
  • Nearly 10 million children—80 per cent of the country’s under-18 population—need urgent humanitarian assistance.
  • More than 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes.

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Death Toll in E. Ukraine Exceeds 6,000

Posted by feww on March 2, 2015

About 2 Million Ukrainians Displaced

The estimated number of people killed in eastern Ukraine since April 2014 has now passed the 6,000 mark, in spite of successive ceasefires, the UN Human Rights Office announced Monday.

“More than six thousand lives have now been lost in less than a year due to the fighting in eastern Ukraine,” said UNHCR.

Between mid-April 2014 and 28 February 2015, some 5,809 people were killed and 14,740 others wounded in eastern Ukraine. Of these, 1,012 were killed and 3,793 wounded between 1 December 2014 and 15 February 2015. Given that full reports on casualties, especially near Donetsk airport and in the Debaltseve area, are still pending, the UN Human Rights Office estimates that the total number of people killed in eastern Ukraine by 2 March has almost certainly exceeded 6,000.

Internal Displacement

There are now more than one million registered internally displaced people in Ukraine, according to UNHCR and OCHA.

The State Emergency Service, responsible for accommodation of IDPs reported that the number of people displaced from the east had reached 731,422 people as of 15 February (711,209 from Donetsk and Luhansk regions and 20,213 from Crimea), This figure includes 133,178 children and 328,770 persons with disabilities.

External Displacement

According to data provided by the Russian Federation’s Federal Migration Service (FMS), as of 23 December, 245,510 Ukrainians have applied for international protection.

Of these, 236,765 people were granted Temporary Asylum (TA) status, while 237 people received full refugee status. A further 244,326 people have applied for other forms of legal stay. [UNHCR – December 31, 2014]

Total number of Ukrainians refugees and asylum seekers in neighboring countries—Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Romania Republic of Moldova, and the Russian Federation—now exceeds 800,000, according to various reports.

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Ghost Town: Diffa in Niger ‘Virtually Empty’

Posted by feww on February 13, 2015

Violence spreading from NE Nigeria into Chad, Cameroon and Niger

Violence is spreading from north-east Nigeria into neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger, exacerbating the refugee exodus across the region, said said the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) on Friday.

“In Niger, fighting broke out last week between the Niger armed forces and Nigerian insurgents in the town of Bosso, which is located near Lake Chad in the southern region of Diffa. This has been followed by a series of attacks in Diffa town against civilians, including by suicide bombers. With fear and panic spreading fast, large parts of the population of Diffa are moving further west, towards the city of Zinder,” said UNHCR.

Boko Haram attacks against Diffa and Bosso, both located about 1,300km south of the capital, Niamey, prompted the Niger government to declare a state of emergency in the southeast.

Diffa is a city and Urban Commune in SE Niger, near that border with Nigeria, with a population of about 50,000 in 2011.

“W fear that the scale of displacement is high: Prior to the attacks Diffa had a population of 50,000 – today the town is virtually empty,” a spokesperson for UNHCR told reporters.

He warned that there are serious shortages of food and clean water, across the region.

“This situation is being further exacerbated, as shops remain closed and humanitarian actors have had to significantly reduce their activities in the Diffa region because of the general insecurity. At present there are no humanitarian actors left in Bosso,” he said.

In May 2013, the Nigerian government declared a state of emergency in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, and more than 157,000 people fled the country including at least 100,000 people who crossed the border into Niger.

[An additional 1 million people are internally displaced inside Nigeria, according to the country’s National Emergency Management Agency.]

“We are extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation, as several thousand people are at present without any assistance. We are working with authorities to securely deploy aid workers as soon as possible and at the same time we are preparing for rapid evaluation and response assessments,” the UNHCR spokesman said.

“In Cameroon, the situation is as worrying,” he added, citing reports of killings, abductions and violence in the country’s Far North region near the border with Nigeria. There are more than 40,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon.

In Chad, some 3,000 Nigerian refugees were registered as of the end of last year. A further 15,000 have fled into Chad since to escape attacks in and around the north-east Nigerian town of Bagakawa.

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4,000+ Killed in Ukraine Conflict: UN

Posted by feww on November 1, 2014

GLOBAL CONFLICTS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES &
‘STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE’
STATE TERRORISM
WAR CRIMES
MASS MURDER
MASS DISPLACEMENT
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
HUMANITARIAN CATASTROPHE
SCENARIOS 911, 909, 717, 606, 444, 411,
222, 220, 219, 201, 200, 071, 069, 04, 02
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5.2 million affected, 4,000 killed, 9,000 wounded, 1 million displaced

The death toll in Ukrainian conflict has doubled since mid-August, from over 2,000 to at least 4,035¹ as of October 29, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

UN Situation Report No.18 as of 31 October 2014

Ukraine Disaster Summary

  • At least 4,035 people have been killed (including 298 from flight MH-17) and 9,336 wounded in eastern Ukraine (source: OHCHR/WHO).
  • More than 99,000 IDPs have registered under the recently adopted Government Decree 509.
  • About 5.2 million people live people living in conflict-affected areas.
  • Some 442,219 people have been internally displaced (source: SES).
  • At least 488,466 people have fled to neighboring countries. “Of these, 400,996 have sought refuge in Russia. Most have left with few belongings and are in need of shelter, food and non-food assistance, placing pressure on neighboring regions,” said OCHA.

Overview of Population Displacement

unocha Ukraine refugees

¹[This is a very conservative estimate of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine and World Health Organization based on available official data. These totals include: Ukrainian armed forces casualties as reported by the Ukrainian authorities; 298 people from flight MH-17; and casualties reported by civil medical establishments and local administrations of Donetsk and Luhansk regions: civilians and some members of armed groups (without distinguishing them). OHCHR and WHO believe that actual fatality numbers are considerably higher.]

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Death Toll in Ukraine Conflict Reaches 2,086 – UN

Posted by feww on August 13, 2014

GLOBAL CONFLICTS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES & ‘STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE’
STATE TERRORISM
MASS MURDER
HUMANITARIAN CATASTROPHE
SCENARIOS 909, 444, 222, 219, 200, 069, 04, 02

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The number of people killed in eastern Ukraine has doubled since July 31 to 2,086, according to the UN estimates, said to be “very conservative.”

“This corresponds to a clear escalating trend,”  UN human rights spokeswoman told Reuters.

In addition to the 2,086 killed, about 5,000 others have been wounded.

The figures comprise civilians, self-defense forces and Ukrainian military. However, those are “very conservative estimates,” said the spokeswoman.

N early a million people have abandoned their homes, including 730,000 people that have fled across the border into Russia, and at least 110,000 others who have been internally displaced in the conflict, according to reports.

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