AFP | July 31, 2011
Armed men shot and killed a Somali lawmaker in Mogadishu on Sunday, officials and witnesses said, in the latest violence to hit Somalia’s war-ravaged capital.
Posted in Africa, Civilian Casualties, Gunfire, Horn of Africa, Somalia, Targeted Death, Targeted Injury, Terrorists, United Nations, tagged aid agencies, al Shabaab, Civilian Casualties, horn of Africa, Mogadishu, Somalia, UN, UNICEF, World Food Programme on July 31, 2011 |
Posted in Civilian Casualties, Displacement, Foreign Aid, Government, Health Care, Internal Displaced Persons, Libya, Middle-East, Military, Shelling, United Nations, tagged children, Civilian Casualties, civilians wounded, humanitarian crisis, ICRC, innocent victims, Libya, shelling, UN, UNICEF on April 13, 2011 |
By: Harriet Sherwood
April 11, 2011
Tens of thousands of children trapped in intense fighting in Misrata are in serious danger amid concern over a humanitarian crisis in the only city in western Libya not under the control of Muammar Gaddafi.
At least 20 children, mostly under the age of 10, have been killed in the besieged city in the past month, according to Unicef, the UN children’s agency. Many more have been injured by gunfire or shrapnel from mortars and tank shells. (more…)
Posted in Civilian Casualties, Clusters/Mines, Government, Health Care, Iraq, Middle-East, NGOs, Unexploded Ordinances (UXO), United Nations, tagged innocent victims, Iraq, Iraqi government, landmines, NGOs, Ottawa Treaty, UN, UNICEF on April 11, 2011 |
United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq Press Release
Baghdad, Iraq, 5 April 2011 – To commemorate Global Mine Action Day, the Iraqi Ministry of Environment and the United Nations in Iraq held today a press conference on mine action in Iraq at the UNAMI Headquarters in Baghdad. Representatives of national, regional and international media outlets in Iraq listened and interacted with the Deputy Minister of Environment, Dr Kamal Latif, the Head of Humanitarian and Development Office at UNAMI, Mr. Daniel Augstburger, and Major General Hadi Athab, Director of Military Engineering at the Ministry of Defence, who briefed them on Iraq’s continued commitment to building awareness on the dangers of landmines and clearing the country from explosive remnants of war, while supporting the victims who have been affected by them. (more…)
Posted in Africa, Foreign Aid, Health Care, Internal Displaced Persons, Libya, Military, NATO/Allies, NGOs, Protesters, United Nations, tagged aid workers, cease-fire, humanitarian situation, Libya, UN, UNHCR, UNICEF, United Nations, WHO on April 8, 2011 |
April 6, 2011
The top United Nations relief official today voiced serious concern about the dire humanitarian situation inside the north-western Libyan city of Misrata, where thousands of residents are short of food, water, medicines and other basic supplies after weeks of intense fighting.
Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, called on parties to the fighting in Libya to cease fire so that aid workers can rush supplies to those in need. (more…)
Posted in Body Count, Displacement, Government, Internal Displaced Persons, Laws, Trials, Military, Refugee Camps, Southeast Asia, Sri Lanka, Uncategorized, United Nations, tagged child soldiers, death certificates, detention camps, rehabilitation services, Tamil Tigers, trials, UN, UNICEF on May 26, 2010 |
By Charles Haviland BBC News, Colombo. 17:16 GMT, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:16 UK
A United Nations agency has confirmed the closure of both the facilities which housed children who had been involved with the separatists.
Since the war ended, the government has been holding around 10,000 former Tamil Tiger members or fighters. (more…)