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27 Mar 2015 description
report UN Women

On the last leg of her three-day visit to Sierra Leone, on 24 March UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka launched the UN Women-supported Mano River Union First Ladies Initiative on Maternal and Reproductive Health Services at the Kenema District Government Hospital. The initiative aims to put essential services back on track and rebrand Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services to restore confidence in their use, eroded in the wake of Ebola Virus Disease.

27 Mar 2015 description
report Caritas

Goma, le 26 mars 2015 (caritasdev.cd): Victime de viols à plusieurs reprises, Ombeni a donné naissance à un enfant. Ces viols, qui l’ont déprimée, ont eu lieu à Goma, au Nord-Kivu, dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Les faits remontent en novembre 2008.

27 Mar 2015 description

19 March 2015, the office of MONUSCO/Kisangani, through its Public Information Section in partnership with the NGO “Défense Sociale pour le Progrès et le Développement Rural’’ (DSPDR), held a public awareness session on the culture of peace in the school environment for the students and teachers of the two schools: Institut Mobi and Ecole Primaire Mobi in a village located 30 km in the East of the city of Kisangani.

27 Mar 2015 description

The Vanuatu Government says relief aid has now reached all of the nation's islands since Cyclone Pam struck two weeks ago.

[Radio more on Radio New Zealand International.

27 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

BY MADELEINE LOGAN

Standing in front of the President of the Central African Republic, 16-year-old Abass listed the awful suffering the children of CAR had endured during two years of violence: “the killing of members of our families, the destruction of schools and hospitals in our villages, rape and other violence, separation from our parents, and the recruitment as soldiers.”

He then presented a Declaration from the Children of CAR, imploring the President to reverse the toll of violence and re-build a future of peace and justice.

27 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

In my home country, Pakistan, the lack of access to safe drinking water is a constant problem in rural areas. However, when I came to Ukraine, I was really surprised to discover that in this country, too, some people have to cope with no drinking water for months at a time.

27 Mar 2015 description

Les 200 bénéficiaires du projet ’’Zanmi pou la vi’’, financé par la MINUSTAH à travers sa section réduction de la violence communautaire, RVC, vont désormais partir vers le marché du travail.

Ce projet de formation qui a démarré en avril 2014 et pris fin en mars 2015, visait à favoriser la réinsertion sociale de 100 jeunes en situation de rue et 100 autres liés, attachés et en charge d’activités liées aux bandes armées.

Ils viennent de deux zones défavorisées de la région métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince, à savoir Cité Soleil et Martissant.

27 Mar 2015 description

The French Armed Forces in New Caledonia (FANC) and the French Armed Forces of French Polynesia (FAPF) have been involved since 15 March in rescue operations to populations and in rehabilitation of infrastructures affected by tropical cyclone Pam. They act in cooperation with the French Embassy in Vanuatu, the government of Vanuatu, NGOs and associations on the ground and emergency response teams from New Caledonia and French Polynesia.

27 Mar 2015 description

Promotion d’un environnement électoral apaisé, tolérance politique, renforcement de la cohésion sociale, lutte contre les mutilations génitales féminines et audiences foraines : ces sujets étaient au centre de la rencontre d’échanges que l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI) a eue, le mercredi 25 mars 2015, avec les populations de Banneu, localité du département de Zouan Hounien, dans l’extrême ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire.

26 Mar 2015 description

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Syrian refugees from Kobane and other areas continue to arrive through the Ibrahim Khalil border (3,025 individuals) and Peshkhabour border (450 individuals). Refugees report that conscription in the Kurdish controlled areas, and a deterioration of economic conditions in ISIL controlled areas, form the main reasons for the flight.
Refugees returning to Syria (1,362 individuals) claim family reunification, access to medical care, attending family events, and the high cost of living in the KR as their main reason for departure.

26 Mar 2015 description

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:

• More than 28,000 refugees utilized available primary, secondary and tertiary health care services provided by the Directorate of Health (DoH) and NGO partners with the support of UN agencies. The overall health care utilization rate is increased during winter, more than 50% of consultation for acute conditions are for upper and lower respiratory infections.
An increasing number of scabies cases were reported as well, action plans were developed and implemented with health, WASH and camp coordination partners.

26 Mar 2015 description

Rome, 25 March 2015 – A new US $15.2 million project agreement signed in Rome will aim to reduce rural poverty, vulnerability and inequality in Jordan by creating employment and income-generating opportunities for the rural poor, especially women and youth.

26 Mar 2015 description

Mr. President,

We are in the fifth year of a war in Syria characterized by breathtaking levels of savagery and it is just over one year since this Council adopted resolution 2139. The resolution demanded action by the parties to the conflict, to cease attacks against civilians and facilitate humanitarian access to those in need. We had all hoped that the resolution would compel the parties to reduce the violence and lead to a significant improvement in the situation of people in Syria.

By any measure, however, the situation in Syria has dramatically worsened.

26 Mar 2015 description

Torit, 26 March—UNMISS today trained about forty new Rwandan peacekeepers in Torit on protection of children and armed conflict.

UNMISS Child Protection Unit’s says the course is part of efforts to increase awareness and highlight peacekeepers’ role in the protection of children in armed conflict and crisis situations.

“The idea is to help the troops [peacekeepers] understand the risks children face in conflict and how they can help the children when necessary,” said Child Protection Officer Amos Cassel.

26 Mar 2015 description
report JEN

Za’atari Camp has about 83,500 refugees living in it at the moment. Almost exactly half are women. In the districts where JEN works there are about 3,600 women between ages 12 and 39 years old. Knowledge about how to handle menstruation and other women’s topics is usually shared between mother or aunt and the younger generation. Many women in the camp did not receive any formal education about health or hygiene so they don’t always have accurate information to share.

26 Mar 2015 description
report JEN

JEN has started hygiene promotion activities in earnest from this month under the current on-going project. From among 6 project sites, we share an activity which was hold at an elementary school in Duplessis in Leogane in this article.

During our visit, 5 hygiene promoters explained how to wash hands and reasons why it is important to do it in each grade. After that, children practiced hand washing.

26 Mar 2015 description
report Amnesty

At least six children under the age of 10 were among a reported 25 people killed in Saudi Arabian-led airstrikes in the Yemeni capital Sana’a early this morning, Amnesty International confirmed after speaking to hospital officials and eyewitnesses.

26 Mar 2015 description

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a US$4.2 million contribution from the Government of Japan to support both its emergency response in South Sudan, and its United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in the country.

This contribution is part of the US$88 million Japan pledged at the High Level Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan held in Nairobi last month.