Yemen has endured 5 years of devastating conflict leaving the country highly vulnerable to the risk of COVID-19 among other risks. Less than 50% of health facilities are functioning in Yemen while 19.7 million people are in need of healthcare.
On 15 February, strikes on Al Jawf governorate in northern Yemen killed 31 civilians, and injured dozens. 11 aid organisations in Yemen are sharing a joint statement to express their concern.
On January 31, the US issued an official statement announcing a change in US landmine policy. HI, along other organisations of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), is outraged by this decision to revive the use of mines.
22 years after the entry into force of the Treaty, the Fourth Review of the Convention on the Prevention of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction has started this Monday in Oslo and will last until the 29th of November.
Published today, the Landmine Monitor 2019 reports a fourth consecutive year of exceptionally high casualties caused by landmines, particularly explosive remnants (ERW) and improvised mines.
On Monday, 18 November, at the United Nations in Geneva, States’ delegations, militaries, UN agencies and civil society will gather to start negotiations on a political declaration against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas.
For the eight year in a row, international campaigners from all over the world and engaged to promote disarmament convened for a two days meeting bound to share experience, lessons learnt and practices but also to join efforts and face together common challenges.
Humanity & Inclusion was in NY (US), to encourage states to join the joint statement on the use of explosive weapons delivered by Ireland during the debate on conventional weapons of the UN General Assembly’s 1st Committee.