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Chad: Discours du Coordonnateur Humanitaire à l’occasion de la Journée Mondiale de l’Aide Humanitaire 2016

22 August 2016 - 1:52pm
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Chad Country: Central African Republic, Chad, Sudan
  • Excellence Monsieur le Secrétaire Général du Ministère de la Femme, de l’Action Sociale et de la Solidarité Internationale,

  • Excellence Mesdames et Messieurs les Représentants du Corps Diplomatique,

  • Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants des Ministères, des Institutions et Services Etatiques,

  • Mesdames et Messieurs les Chefs de Missions et Représentants des Organisations Non Gouvernementales et des Agences du Système des Nations Unies,

  • Mesdames, Messieurs les Chefs de Délégation du Mouvement de la Croix Rouge,

  • Distingués Invités,
    C’est un plaisir et un honneur de m’adresser à vous aujourd’hui, pour cette 8ème Journée Mondiale de l’Aide Humanitaire.

Je souhaiterais tout d’abord partager avec vous un extrait du message du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies, en cette journée. Et je cite :

« Aujourd’hui, 130 millions de personnes ne doivent leur survie qu’à l’aide humanitaire – un nombre encore jamais atteint. Si elles étaient regroupées, ces personnes dans le besoin formeraient la dixième nation du monde en termes de population.

Pour autant qu’ils soient impressionnants, ces chiffres ne reflètent qu’un aspect de la réalité et derrière les statistiques se cachent des individus, des familles et des communautés dont les vies ont été détruites. Il s’agit de gens ordinaires : des enfants, des femmes et des hommes, obligés quotidiennement de faire des choix impossibles. Ce sont des parents qui doivent choisir entre acheter de la nourriture ou des médicaments pour leurs enfants; des enfants qui doivent choisir entre aller à l’école ou travailler pour aider leurs familles; des familles qui doivent choisir entre rester chez elles et vivre sous les bombardements ou prendre le risque de s’échapper par la mer.

Les solutions aux crises qui ont plongé ces personnes dans des situations extrêmement difficiles ne sont ni simples, ni rapides. Mais nous pouvons tous agir – aujourd’hui, et chaque jour. Nous pouvons faire preuve de compassion, nous pouvons protester contre l’injustice, et nous pouvons nous employer à changer les choses. », fin de citation.

Journée Mondiale de l’Aide Humanitaire

Comme vous le savez, la Journée Mondiale de l’Aide Humanitaire a été créée en 2008 par l’Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies. La date du 19 août a été choisie en hommage aux victimes de l’attentat contre le bureau des Nations Unies à Bagdad, en Iraq, le 19 août 2003, au cours duquel 22 personnes avaient perdu la vie, y compris Sergio Vieira de Mello, Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire Général en Iraq.

En ce jour, je souhaite unir ma voix à celle du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies afin de vous remercier, vous la Communauté humanitaire du Tchad, et célébrer vos efforts et votre dévouement pour venir en aide à ceux qui en ont besoin. Je rends également hommage aux communautés, au Gouvernement du Tchad, aux bailleurs de fonds, et à tous les individus, qui, d’une manière ou d’une autre, contribuent à alléger les souffrances humaines.

Situation au Tchad

Au Tchad, tout comme à l’échelle mondiale, le nombre des individus affectés par les crises ne cesse d’augmenter. Dans le pays, plus de 4,3 millions de personnes sont affectées par l’insécurité alimentaire, soit environ 30% de la population totale. Près de 410 000 enfants de moins de 5 ans souffrent de malnutrition aigüe.

Le nombre de personnes déplacées par les conflits, l’insécurité et les catastrophes naturelles continue d’augmenter. Si nous prenons l’exemple du Lac, en août 2015, environ 75 000 personnes en déplacement étaient estimées dans la région du Lac, répartis sur 22 sites entre Baga-Sola et Bol. Un an après, ils sont plus de 120 000, répartis sur plus de 180 lieux de déplacement. Face à ces besoins accrus et cette situation complexifiée, la réponse humanitaire a su s’adapter : de neuf partenaires en 2015, aujourd’hui, une trentaine de partenaires interviennent dans la région du Lac, et l’accès humanitaire s’est étendu bien au-delà de l’axe Bol-Baga-Sola, jusqu’aux zones frontalières.

Comme vous le savez, il n’y a pas que la région du Lac qui doit faire face aux mouvements de population. Dans l’est du Tchad, plus de 300 000 réfugiés soudanais vivent toujours dans des camps, certains depuis plus d’une décennie. Au sud, ce sont 83 000 retournés et 73 000 réfugiés centrafricains qui ont besoin d’assistance. Ces populations déracinées ont besoin d’aide, et sont trop souvent négligées par l’attention médiatique, opérationnelle ou financière. Aujourd’hui, nous devons nous réengager auprès d’elles, afin de mettre un terme à leurs souffrances. Nous devons également soutenir la solidarité des populations hôtes, qui partagent leurs maigres ressources et infrastructures. Ces communautés d’accueil sont les premiers acteurs humanitaires, et en cette Journée, nous leur rendons hommage.

Les populations au Tchad sont également affectées par les urgences sanitaires, dans un contexte d’accès quasi inexistant aux services de santé primaires. Il est douloureux de constater qu’un enfant sur sept meurt avant d’atteindre cinq ans ou qu’une femme sur cent meurt en couche, faute d’accès aux soins. Au cours d’une récente visite au Lac, j’ai été frappé de constater le manque total d’accès aux soins et aux médicaments dans certains villages. Il en est de même pour tous les services sociaux de base : à Abougoudam, à côté d’Abéché, où je me suis rendu début juillet, les enfants se pressaient autour d’un puit, le seul point d’eau à 25 kilomètres à la ronde. L’accès à l’eau est un défi majeur dans tout le pays : rappelons-nous que le Tchad est l’un des pays avec le plus faible taux d’accès à l’eau potable au monde.

Dans ce contexte, il est impératif de renforcer les liens entre action humanitaire et développement alors que les crises humanitaires sont liées au contexte de faible développement. Seule une action intégrée qui couvre les besoins urgents tout en répondant aux causes profondes des crises, permettra d’améliorer le développement humain au Tchad.

Sommet Mondial de l’Humanitaire et Objectifs de Développement Durable

Cette approche intégrée fait écho aux engagements pris au cours du Sommet Mondial de l’Aide Humanitaire.

En effet, cette Journée Mondiale de l’Aide Humanitaire est particulière car elle se déroule juste après un moment charnière dans l’histoire de l’action humanitaire : le Sommet Mondial de l’Humanitaire, qui a eu lieu les 23 et 24 mai 2016 à Istanbul, en Turquie. J’ai moi-même participé à cet évènement historique, aux côtés de 9 000 autres participants, représentants des Etats, des Nations Unies, des ONG nationales et internationales, des organisations de la société civile, le secteur privé, le monde académique et les médias.

Le Sommet Mondial de l’Humanitaire marque le début d’un processus de transformation profonde de l’action humanitaire via l’adoption d’un Programme d’action pour l’Humanité autour de cinq grands engagements :

  1. Faire preuve de volonté politique pour prévenir et faire cesser les conflits
  2. Faire respecter les normes qui protègent l’humanité
  3. Ne laisser personne de côté
  4. Améliorer les conditions de vie – fournir une aide ne suffit plus, il faut mettre fin au dénuement
  5. Investir dans l’humanité

En plus du Sommet Mondial de l’Humanitaire et du lancement de l’Agenda pour l’Humanité, l’année 2016 marque le premier anniversaire de l’adoption des 17 Objectifs de Développement Durable, qui visent à éradiquer la pauvreté, lutter contre les inégalités et protéger notre planète.

Des engagements à l’action

A présent, nous devons mettre en œuvre ces deux programmes de façon coordonnée, en renforçant les solutions innovantes et les partenariats entre acteurs humanitaires et acteurs de développement. Il est temps de concrétiser les promesses et de passer à l’action. Ce sera un effort commun.

Pour cela, la mobilisation de tous les acteurs est capitale. L’Etat tout d’abord, a un rôle essentiel à jouer. Notre action en tant qu’acteurs humanitaires se fait toujours en appui à celle de l’Etat, car c’est à lui que revient la responsabilité première pour la protection de sa population. Je salue d’ailleurs les efforts et l’engagement du Tchad afin de maintenir la paix et la stabilité dans la région. Je remercie également le Gouvernement pour sa coopération avec les acteurs humanitaires, pour nous faciliter l’accès aux zones les plus reculées. J’appelle à présent à la mise en œuvre des initiatives et plans de réponse qui permettront la mise en place de solutions à moyen et long termes pour les personnes vulnérables.

La mobilisation des bailleurs de fonds est également primordiale. Aujourd’hui, le plan de réponse humanitaire reste largement sous-financé malgré la générosité de nos bailleurs. Un financement de la réponse à hauteur de 35% environ – la mise à jour est en cours et j’invite d’ailleurs tous les partenaires à partager en toute transparence l’état de leurs financements – reste malheureusement insuffisant pour venir en aide aux populations dans le besoin. Par ailleurs, nous avons besoin de diversifier et multiplier les sources de financement, et j’en appelle à votre générosité afin de nous permettre de fournir une assistance à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin.

Enfin, et tout particulièrement en ce jour, je voudrais à nouveau remercier et rendre hommage à chacun d’entre vous, membres de la communauté humanitaire au Tchad. Chaque jour, votre énergie et votre courage permettent de braver les dangers et les difficultés, afin de fournir une assistance à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Je vous en suis reconnaissant, et c’est un honneur pour moi d’œuvrer à vos côtés afin de soutenir les populations du Tchad.

Certes, la Journée Mondiale de l’Aide Humanitaire a lieu le 19 août. Mais notre responsabilité collective, membres d’une seule et même humanité, est quotidienne. Je saisis l’opportunité de la Journée Mondiale de l’Aide Humanitaire et lance un appel, aux côtés du Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies et au nom de la Communauté humanitaire au Tchad, à une solidarité renouvelée avec les populations affectées par les crises au Tchad.

Je vous remercie.

Uganda: URCS committed to respond to South Sudan refugee Situation

22 August 2016 - 11:21am
Source: Uganda Red Cross Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda

Uganda Red Cross Volunteers on June 26th braved the night, cold and bloody boarder of Nimule – Connecting Uganda to South Sudan in rescue of refugees fleeing uncertainty when fighting broke out in Wau, South Sudan forcing thousands of people to flee to Uganda. The situation has since been tense and alarming. Hundreds of lives have been claimed in the fights and many more rescued because of the presence of Humanitarian support from key players like Uganda Red Cross.

Uganda Red Cross Volunteers have been working around the clock to support those in need, evacuating the injured, offering first aid to the wounded, and referring many others to nearby hospitals. In partnership with UNHCR, UNICEF, Office of the Prime Minister, URCS has been able to participate in registration of new arrivals, transferring people from transit centers to settlement Camps, preparation of meals for the victims, supporting medical teams to vaccinate little ones with polio and Measles vaccines, as well as carrying out tracing services to restore family links for those who need to trace for their loved ones.

URCS has availed tarpaulins to accommodate increasing number of refugees especially at the reception points, as well as Trucks to transfer others from reception centers to settlements camps. The process is not easy, the work is tough but the spirit of service compels the URCS Volunteers.

“The numbers are overwhelming but our team is dedicated to serve and we will do our best to serve every one. We pray that you join hands and support this operation because we don’t know when this will end and we still need more resources to meet the un-predictable needs of these people” says Robert Kwesiga, Secretary General – URCS.

Today, URCS records reveal over 26,000 people hosted in Camps as refugees. According to a Report by UNHCR, July 2016, since the fight started, about 8,337 arrive to Uganda every day.
This fighting is not the first of the kind in the same Country. It has been nearly two and a half years of fighting in south Sudan and Uganda is host to almost half a million refugees as victims of war. These include refugees from Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Sudan, and Ugandans who have fled their homes due to inter-tribal conflicts. The Red Cross remains with a big challenge, at the fore-front with the mandate of rescuing, and saving the lives of these vulnerable people.

The current situation is very alarming. There is heavy congestion at the reception centers with thousands of children and women in the open yet most of the communities in Northern Uganda are experiencing heavy rains. This brings fear for serious health threats such as Cholera. Gaps are still being assessed and discussed with UNHCR for possible integration in the already ongoing SSRO project that is being implemented in three settlements of Maaji, Mungula and Boroli in the areas of WASH, livelihood and food security and peace and conflict management.
The need is overwhelming. URCS needs more resources to address this Humanitarian Cause!

Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma New Arrival Registration Trends 2016 (as of 22 August 2016)

22 August 2016 - 6:49am
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Kenya: Kenya: Kakuma Camp Population Statistics (as of 22 August 2016)

22 August 2016 - 6:45am
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen, Zimbabwe

United Republic of Tanzania: Refugee Situation in Tanzania - Daily Statistical Report (Saturday, 20-Aug-2016)

22 August 2016 - 6:26am
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania

Sudan: Sudan: Arrivals from South Sudan | 1 – 15 August 2016

22 August 2016 - 4:33am
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: South Sudan, Sudan

Sudan: Possible Flood Water & Saturated Soil over Abu Hamad Area, River Nile State, Sudan (19 Aug 2016)

22 August 2016 - 2:37am
Source: UNOSAT, International Charter Space and Major Disasters Country: Sudan

Analysis with SPOT-6 Data Acquired 14 August 2016 & Sentinel -1 Data Acquired 29 May 2016

This map illustrates satellite-detected possible flood water & saturated soil over Abu Hamad area in River Nile State, Sudan, extracted from Spot-6 imagery of 14 August 2016. UNOSAT analysis shows an increase of floods water / saturated soil around Nileside west and Abu Tin areas. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT

Sudan: IOM Sudan Weekly Flood Update 12-18 August, 2016

21 August 2016 - 1:41pm
Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Sudan

Sudan: IOM Sudan Cumulative Flood Update till August 18, 2016

21 August 2016 - 1:37pm
Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Sudan

Sudan: Central Darfur govt. begin restoring services in Jebel Marra

21 August 2016 - 9:16am
Source: Radio Dabanga Country: Sudan

The High State Committee for the support of Jebel Marra in Central Darfur has reported the arrival of medical equipment and shelter materials to Golo and Rokoro.

Jebel Marra witnessed extensive destruction and displacement during the first months of this year owing to fighting between government forces and rebel combatants.

Mohamed Mousa Ahmed, Deputy Governor of Central Darfur, told reporters in Zalingei last week that more than 1,600 displaced villagers have returned to the areas of Golo and Rokoro. The restoration of health and education services, as well as the provision of clean drinking water, has commenced.

He said that the security situation is improving, and the markets have re-opened and started to recover from the attacks, especially in Golo in central Jebel Marra.

The armed forces have cordoned-off the area with a substantial number of security reinforcement troops, to prevent the rebel combatants from returning to the region.

The deputy governor added that check points have been established along the roads leading from Nierteti to Rokoro, to secure the safe arrival of commercial and relief convoys.

Sudan: Sudan’s peace talks to resume next September: government

21 August 2016 - 9:10am
Source: Sudan Tribune Country: Sudan

August 20, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Talks between the government and the armed groups over cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access agreements in Sudan’s Two Areas and Darfur will resume next September, said the Sudanese government on Saturday.

Last Sunday the African Union High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) suspended sine die the two tracks for the humanitarian truce after the failure of the parties to strike a deal over the two matters. from 9 to 14 August.

However, Presidential Assistant Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamid who heads the negotiating team for the talks with the SPLM-N said on Saturday that the African Union decided the resumption of the peace talks within two weeks without further details.

Hamid who was addressing a briefing for local leaders from the Blue Nile and South Kordofan on the outcome of the last round of talks, further criticized the SPLM-N saying they only meant to obstruct because the "humanitarian assistance is not a valid reason to boycott the national dialogue process".

Hamid was referring to the SPLM-N demand to bring 20% percent of the humanitarian assistance to the affected areas directly from Ethiopia. The Sudanese delegation rejected the demand insisting all the aid should come via the government controlled areas.

The cessation of hostilities and the humanitarian assistance are part of the confidence building conditions before the participation of the armed and political opposition groups in the national dialogue inside Sudan to discuss constitutional reforms.

Hamid further said civilians in the Two Areas have suffered from war and related violence and it is time to end the armed conflict. He called on the SPLM-N to listen to the voice of reason and to sign a lasting peace agreement.

Opposition sources confirmed the resumption of the peace talks next month, adding that it may take place in mid-September because the Sudan Call groups have to meet before in Addis Ababa to coordinate positions.

On Monday; Hamid will hold another meeting with the leaders of political groups participating in the government sponsored national dialogue in Khartoum to brief them on the last round of talks with the holdout groups.

On 8 August, Sudanese Revolutionary factions and the National Umma Party signed the Roadmap Agreement, five months after its endorsement by the government.

In a statement issued last week, the mediation said an agreement on the Two Areas is only impeded by the difference over the humanitarian access. However it pointed to several obstacles preventing the signing of a deal on Darfur.

(ST)

Sudan: Possible Flood Water & Saturated Soil over Al Jazeera Area, Al Jazeera State, Sudan (20 Aug 2016)

21 August 2016 - 5:36am
Source: UNOSAT, International Charter Space and Major Disasters Country: Sudan

This map illustrates satellite detected possible flood water & saturated soil over Al Jazeera Area, in Al Jazeera State, extracted from Radarsart-2 imagery (12.5 m) acquired on 18 August 2016. According to satellite derived analysis some areas within Al Jazeera State seem to be flooded. Possible flooded agricultural areas and saturated soils are particularly visible over Eastern Al Jazeera Locality. The exact limit of flood waters is uncertain because of the low spatial resolution of the satellite data used for this analysis. Detected water bodies likely reflect an underestimation of all flood-affected areas within the map extent. This analysis has not yet been validated in the field. Please send ground feedback to UNITAR - UNOSAT.

Satellite Data (1): Radarsat-2 Imagery Dates: 18 August 2016 Resolution: 12 m Satellite Data (2): TerraSAR-X Imagery Dates: 10 October 2009 Resolution: 3 m Copyright: DLR e. V. 2016, Distribution Airbus DS Geo GmbH Source: DLR

Road Data : UNDP/ Google Map Maker / OSM / ESRI Other Data: UNCS, NASA, NGA Analysis : UNITAR - UNOSAT Production: UNITAR - UNOSAT Analysis conducted with ArcGIS v10.3

Sudan: Situation Analysis Preliminary Report - Floods in Khartoum, Sudan - August 2016

20 August 2016 - 8:40am
Source: UNOSAT Country: Sudan

Situation Overview

The current rainy season in Sudan, which started in early June and is expected to continue until November this year, has resulted in torrential rains that heavily impacted several parts of the country, causing about 114 deaths and affecting more than 161,700 people. 14,700 houses were destroyed and another 10,800 damaged nationwide (UN OCHA, 14 Aug 2016).

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), floods are common in Sudan during the rainy season. The predominant types of floods are localised floods caused by exceptionally heavy rains (flash floods), and widespread floods caused predominantly by overflow of the Nile and its tributaries, as well as the Gash river. Though flash floods are generally short in duration, these events can cause major damage to villages, urban and agricultural areas located in catchment and drainage zones.

In the State of Khartoum, rainfall accumulation over the past days resulted in flooding of the Nile river and its two major tributaries, the White and the Blue Nile.

UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UN OCHA activated the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters on 08 August 2016 to assist with satellite based impact assessment covering the flood affected areas. Priority Areas of Interest (AOIs) for satellite imagery acquisition have been selected based on information about the situation on the ground received from UN OCHA in Sudan and from the Government of Sudan.

The present situation analysis report exposes the possible flood water and saturated/wet soils in the State of Khartoum, and the potential impact over agricultural areas.

Preliminary flood analysis was conducted by comparing the post-crisis satellite imagery with available pre-crisis imagery. All the completed, current and future mapping activities done by UNITAR-UNOSAT as well as other satellite mapping groups can be viewed through GDACS/SMCS.

Sudan: Security situation calm in South Sudan’s Wau

20 August 2016 - 7:49am
Source: Sudan Tribune Country: Sudan

August 19, 2016 (WAU) – Mayor of Wau town municipal council in South Sudan’s newly created Wau state, Akol Akol Ajith, said the security situation in Wau town has returned to normal following, owing it to the newly appointed governor, Andrea Mayar Acho.

He said the security organs operating in the town have been doing their level best throughout the night during their patrols.

“Since the incident of June 25, 2016, the town of Wau did not again witness any insecurity; the situation is normal but only what remains now is hunger, the remaining insecurity is now caused by thieves, those who are stealing at night,” said Ajith.

“Our civilians are now enjoying their night hours, if there is any gunshot at night, these are our night patrol dealing with the night robbers, therefore, our people should not panic,” he said.

The official further added that civilians who fled and were seeking shelter and protection at the United Nations compounds, in churches and schools have now started returning to their homes, indicating the security situation is stable.

“I want to tell our residents in Wau town that those who are at the UN and in the church are just going there during the day of receiving their food ration, nobody now [is] sleeping in these places; they are just going there to receive their food,” he said.

He further said that many of those who fled to UNMISS are people have lost their belongings and depend on the UN to provide them with basic necessities.

He also said the state government has done enough in protecting the civilians’ lives by offering strong security against robbers at the residential areas.

(ST)

South Sudan: East Africa Seasonal Monitor - August 19, 2016

20 August 2016 - 4:44am
Source: Famine Early Warning System Network Country: Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Yemen

Above-average rains remain favorable to cropping in northern areas, but flooding risks remain

KEY MESSAGES

  • Total rainfall since mid-July has been above average in most northern areas of East Africa, including most of Sudan, western and northern Ethiopia, South Sudan, Djibouti, and Yemen, and is contributing to mostly favorable cropping and rangeland conditions.

  • Despite favorable cropping prospects due to above-average rainfall in many areas, excessive rainfall has led to reports of flooding in parts of Sudan, Ethiopia, and South Sudan. In worst-affected areas, flooding has displaced households, damaged infrastructure, and damaged crops.

  • However, rainfall since mid-July has been below average in southeastern South Sudan, and parts of southwestern and northeastern Ethiopia. In northeastern Uganda, rainfall has been erratically distributed and slightly below average, with crop prospects remaining poor following a long dry spell in May and early June.

  • Based on short-term forecasts, heavy rainfall is expected to continue over the western Ethiopian highlands, Sudan, and South Sudan, which further increases the risk of flooding, particularly along the Gash River Basin in Ethiopia and eastern Sudan. Potential La Niña conditions by September could increase rainfall over northern parts of the region.

World: Aid in Danger - Aid workers reported assaulted or injured - between January 2015 and June 2016 (As of 16 August 2016)

19 August 2016 - 10:05am
Source: Insecurity Insight Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, World, Yemen, Zambia

In 2015, open sources reported 207 aid workers as assaulted or injured in 95 severe incidents. - During the first six months of 2016, 43 severe incidents reported 97 aid workers as assaulted or injured.
- 2 aid workers raped in South Sudan and Tanzania.
- 1 aid worker sexually assaulted in Zambia.

These data has been prepared by the Aid in Danger project by Insecurity Insight using the Security in Numbers Database. Reported events based on open source reporting between January 2015-June 2016, as of 16 August 2016. Data collection is ongoing and these numbers may change as new information is made available. More information www.insecurityinsight.ordaidindanger/

World: Aid in Danger: Aid workers reported killed, kidnapped, injured or assaulted between January 2015 and June 2016 (as of 16 August 2016)

19 August 2016 - 9:57am
Source: Insecurity Insight Country: Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Myanmar, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, World, Yemen, Zambia

816 aid workers reported killed, kidnapped, injured or assaulted between January 2015 and June 2016

In 2015, open sources reported 515 aid workers killed (179), kidnapped (129) and assaulted or injured (207) in 234 severe incidents. During the first six months of 2016, open sources reported 301 aid workers killed (129), kidnapped (75) and assaulted or injured (97) in 122 severe incidents.

World: Aid in Danger: Aid workers reported kidnapped between January 2015 and June 2016 (As of 16 August 2016)

19 August 2016 - 9:48am
Source: Insecurity Insight Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, World, Yemen
  • During the first six months of 2016, 25 severe incidents reported 75 aid workers kidnapped.
  • 76% of kidnapped aid workers were released (155).
  • 23% aid workers were released following community-led mediation in Afghanistan (23) and Somalia (12).
  • 3 aid workers were released after an undisclosed ransom payment in Somali.
  • Ransom demands reported in DRC and Nigeria.
  • 2 aid workers rescued by police (Afghanistan and Kenya).
  • 81 Afghanistan 48 DRC 18 Somalia 17 Sudan 15 Mali 5 Nigeria 4 Yemen 3 CAR 3 Libya 2 Burkina Faso 2 Kenya ft' 2 South Sudan Syria 2 Ukraine

Reported events based on open source reporting between January 2015-June 2016, as of 16 August 2016. Data collection is ongoing and these numbers may change as new information is made available. More information www.insecurityinsight.org/aidindanger/

World: Aid in Danger: Aid workers reported killed between January 2015 and June 2016 (as of 16 August 2016)

19 August 2016 - 9:47am
Source: Insecurity Insight Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Malaysia, Mali, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World, Yemen

308 aid workers reported killed between January 2015 and June 2016

In 2015, open sources reported 179 aid workers killed in 101 severe incidents. During the first six months of 2016, 61 severe incidents reported 129 aid workers killed.

  • 134 aid workers killed in incidents attributed to Non-State Actors.
  • 82 aid workers killed in incidents attributed to State Actors.
  • For the remainder, no further information is currently available.
  • 14 aid workers were reported killed following their abduction in Afghanistan (7), South Sudan (3), Honduras, Kenya and Syria (1 each).

World: Aid in Danger - Infrastructure (January 2015 - June 2016) as of 16 August 2016

19 August 2016 - 9:37am
Source: Insecurity Insight Country: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Greece, Guinea, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, World, Yemen

Open sources reported damage to, loss of or the destruction of a wide range of humanitarian infrastructure on 160 occasions between January 2015 and June 2016.

In 2015, open sources reported damage to, loss of or the destruction of 114 aid infrastructure in 108 incidents. During the first six months of 2016, open sources reported damage to, loss of or the destruction of 61 aid infrastructures in 52 incidents. Infrastructure events report damage to, loss of or the destruction of assets, property or buildings of an aid agency through burglary, looting, raids, robbery, theft and military operations.

  • Ambulances and other Emergency Vehicles Compounds and Offices Convoys, Motorcycles and Vehicles
  • Equipment (computers, laptops, mobile phones, hard drives) and Warehouses
  • Fuel Barges Guesthouses and Residences
  • Health Clinics and Hospitals Loss of Supplies in Transit
  • Project Sites and Protection Sites