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24 Nov 2014 description

21 NOVEMBRE 2014 ¦ GENÈVE - D’après une nouvelle série d’articles publiée par The Lancet, les efforts actuellement déployés pour prévenir la violence à l’encontre des femmes et des filles sont insuffisants. On estime que, dans l’ensemble du monde, une femme sur trois a subi des violences physiques ou sexuelles infligées par son partenaire et que 7% des femmes seront victimes d’une agression sexuelle perpétrée par un autre que leur partenaire à un moment donné de leur vie.

24 Nov 2014 description

By: Winnie Kamau, IFRC

With World Humanitarian Summit consultations for eastern and southern Africa having taken in October, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is preparing its contributions on issues it wishes to influence. In eastern Africa, that involves working with the Kenya Red Cross Society to conduct community consultations in the urban Mathare slums of Nairobi, and the rural Magarini slums in Malindi.

24 Nov 2014 description

Since Typhoon Yolanda hit Philippines on Nov.8th, 2013, AMDA has been supporting the affected people through different activities such as medical missions, distribution of food items and others. In collaboration with local officials, AMDA was able to support local elementary school and preschool students by distribution of school items and stationaries in Leyte from July to October, 2014, which was funded by students of 33 high schools in Hiroshima.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Food for the Hungry

PHOENIX (Nov. 20, 2014) – On December 1, individuals around the world will unite for World AIDS Day. Established by the World Health Organization in 1988, World AIDS Day is dedicated to the fight against HIV, showing support for people living with HIV and commemorating people who have died from the disease.

24 Nov 2014 description

Peshawar, Pakistan | AFP | Monday 11/24/2014 - 09:35 GMT

Taliban gunmen wounded a polio health worker in northwest Pakistan on Monday, at the start of a fresh campaign to vaccinate children against the crippling disease, officials said.

Two attackers fired bullets at the vaccinator as he came out of a health centre in Shabqadar district, around 30 kilometres (20 miles) north of Peshawar, the main city of restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

24 Nov 2014 description

KABUL, 24 November 2014 - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns in the strongest terms yesterday’s suicide attack in Yahyakhail district in the south-eastern province of Paktika.

On 23 November, a suicide attacker detonated an improvised explosive device in a sports field killing at least 50 civilians who were attending a volleyball match and injuring at least 60 others. Many children were among the dead and injured.

24 Nov 2014 description

El presidente Otto Pérez Molina, en una visita de trabajo al municipio de Ciudad Vieja, departamento de Sacatepéquez, encabezó el acto de la tercera entrega en el año de Mi Bono Seguro, que beneficia a ocho mil 251 familias de la región. En la actividad, realizada este sábado en Ciudad Vieja, el mandatario expresó su confianza en que las madres de familia beneficiadas darán buen uso a esta ayuda económica de los programas sociales del gobierno.

24 Nov 2014 description

El presidente Otto Pérez Molina supervisó la entrega de Mi Bono Seguro que beneficia a seis mil 358 madres de familia y la entrega de raciones de alimento a las familias afectadas por la sequía, como parte de las actividades de una gira de trabajo por el departamento de Jutiapa. El mandatario, acompañado de funcionarios y autoridades locales, encabezó este sábado un acto en el parque central de Jutiapa de las acciones sociales del gobierno que favorecen a la población más necesitada.

24 Nov 2014 description

El presidente Otto Pérez Molina efectuó una gira de trabajo por Baja Verapaz, en la que encabezó la entrega de Mi Bono Seguro para un total de 17.156 madres de familia del departamento. La actividad se realizó en el municipio de Cubulco, donde supervisó la tercera entrega de la boleta que acredita la transferencia monetaria condicionada del programa a 3.438 usuarias en situación de pobreza y pobreza extrema de este poblado.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Frontier Post

QUETTA: Two more polio cases were reported in Balochistan on Saturday, taking the number of polio victims to 14.

According to health officials, polio virus was detected in an 18-month-old girl Bibi Amina who is a resident of Killi Tarkha, Quetta.

The second case was confirmed in Balochistan’s Khuzdar district.

Shah Zaman, a resident of Chandni Chowk in Khuzdar, fell prey to the virus even though he was administered polio drops, according to health officials.

24 Nov 2014 description

In a graduation Ceremony Swedish Committee for Afghanistan certified 21 new midwifes on successful completion of two years midwifery education in Samangan. New midwifes were swearing the oath of loyalty to the midwifery profession and providing qualitative and equal health services to women. This was the fourth batch of graduated midwifes in Samangan province.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Rotary

Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus.

The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012.

"We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC.

24 Nov 2014 description
report UN Women

Because the risk of violence against women and girls increases in the aftermath of a disaster, UN Women is supporting training for first responders and disaster-risk-reduction planners in Fiji to prevent, recognize and address violence in emergencies across the Pacific.

Date : 20 November 2014

24 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Dabanga

EAST JEBEL MARRA(23 Nov.) -

A rebel movement has claim to have killed 18 Sudanese troops during an attack on a military base in East Jebel Marra today. A local resident reported that the clash resulted in the deaths of two children.

The Sudan Liberation Movement for Justice, led by Taher Hajar (LJM-TH) attacked the military base of Khazan Tunjur today (Sunday), spokesman Mohamed Ahmed Yagoub told Radio Dabanga. “The rebels destroyed the base and seized control of the entire area.” He added that they captured two Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) troops.

24 Nov 2014 description
report Invisible Children

On the morning of November 21st, a 30-year-old South Sudanese man returned from LRA captivity with a 16-year-old Central African girl in Obo, Central African Republic (CAR). The young girl was reportedly abducted three years ago in Bakouma, CAR while the man was abducted near Juba, South Sudan.

23 Nov 2014 description

23 November 2014 - A national measles/rubella vaccination campaign implemented in Yemen from 9 to 20 November 2014, during which around 11 161 314 children from 9 months to 15 years were vaccinated with measles/rubella vaccine with a coverage of 98%. In spite of the political unrest and security turmoil in many areas, the vaccination teams were able to reach everywhere through agreement arranged beforehand and cooperation with local community and community leaders.

23 Nov 2014 description
report UN News Service

21 novembre 2014 – Le gouvernement du Niger a pris des mesures significatives pour éradiquer l'esclavage et les pratiques analogues à l'esclavage, mais de nombreux défis restent à relever, a dit vendredi la Rapporteuse spéciale des Nations Unies, Urmila Bhoola, au terme de sa première mission dans ce pays.

23 Nov 2014 description

11/24/2014 - 06:42 GMT

by Emal HAIDARY

Scores of people wounded in a horrific suicide attack at a volleyball game in eastern Afghanistan were flown to hospital in Kabul, officials said Monday, as families mourned 50 killed in the blast.

In the country's deadliest single attack since 2011, the bomber detonated his explosives among packed crowds watching a tournament featuring three local teams in the volatile province of Paktika.

23 Nov 2014 description

AFP | Sunday 11/23/2014 - 13:18 GMT

A Jerusalem court on Sunday charged an Israeli border policeman with manslaughter in the May shooting to death of a young Palestinian during a West Bank demonstration.

"A charge of manslaughter has been filed against the defendant," a court transcript said.