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28 Aug 2016 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact: Media@savechildren.org

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 27, 2016) — Save the Children is concerned about the fate of civilians being evacuated from the besieged town of Daraya, Syria. The movement of people to other areas of Damascus and to Idlib is ongoing today, with six buses apparently leaving this afternoon.

28 Aug 2016 description

Islamabad, 25 August 2016 - The International Monitoring Board (IMB) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative has recognized major improvements in performance of the Pakistan polio eradication programme, a transformation from its position three years ago.

28 Aug 2016 description

Pakistan is getting ever closer to achieving its target of polio eradication through exemplary coordination and collaboration of federal and provincial governments at political and administrative level.

27 Aug 2016 description

Najran, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saturday 8/27/2016 - 15:28 GMT

A rocket fired from Yemen killed a three-year-old boy Saturday in the Saudi border region of Najran, a civil defence official said, in the latest cross-border attack by Iran-backed Yemeni rebels.

Major Ali al-Shahrani, civil defence spokesman in southwest Saudi Arabia, told reporters a nine-year-old brother of the boy was also wounded when a Katyusha rocket hit their family's home.

27 Aug 2016 description

Des membres du Gouvernement, les Agences du Système des Nations Unies, les membres du corps diplomatique, les partenaires au développement, des représentants d’organisations de jeunesse, du secteur privé et de la société civile ont pris part à cette cérémonie présidée par le Ministre de l’Economie, du Plan et de la Coopération, M. Félix Moloua et le Représentant Spécial Adjoint, Coordonnateur Résident du Système des Nations Unies, Coordonnateur Humanitaire et Représentant Résident du PNUD, M. Fabrizio Hoschchild.

27 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Par Alexandre Brecher

En recueillant trois jeunes filles déplacées à la suite de l’attaque de leur village par Boko Haram, François Sakotai ne se doutait pas que ce geste généreux serait à l’origine d’un miracle : la réunion d’une mère avec ses enfants.

DZAWANDAI, Cameroun, 25 août 2016 – Lorsqu’on lui demande son âge, François Sakotai se contente de sourire. « Je ne sais pas, répond-il, 70 ans, 80 peut-être ? Tout ce que je sais, c’est que je suis vieux. Je suis vieux et j’étais seul, jusqu’à ce qu’Élisabeth, Delphine et Waibai arrivent chez moi. »

27 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12492 26 AUGUST 2016

At its fifty-eighth meeting, on 17 May 2016, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq (S/2015/852), agreed to address the following message through a public statement issued by the Char of the Working Group.

To all parties to the armed conflict in Iraq:

27 Aug 2016 description
report UN News Service

26 August 2016 – In the first full, completed, cross-line delivery via road in August, inter-agency convoys have reached some 75,000 people in al-Waer in Syria’s Homs province with life-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported.

27 Aug 2016 description

New York, 26 August 2016 - The Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) remains concerned about the lack of progress in finding a lasting solution to the political and institutional deadlock in Guinea-Bissau..

26 Aug 2016 description

Canada announces comprehensive, coordinated approach to support Canadian interests and UN peace efforts

August 26, 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada is taking concrete actions to prevent and respond to conflicts abroad and to support UN peace operations in building a more peaceful and prosperous world.

26 Aug 2016 description

Le Canada annonce une approche globale et coordonnée pour soutenir les intérêts canadiens et les efforts de paix des Nations Unies

Le 26 août 2016 - Ottawa, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada

Le gouvernement du Canada prend des mesures concrètes pour prévenir les conflits à l’étranger et réagir à ceux-ci, ainsi que pour soutenir les opérations de paix des Nations Unies (ONU) afin de bâtir un monde plus paisible et plus prospère.

26 Aug 2016 description

Fahima's sister, brother-in-law, nephew and niece died when the boat taking them from Turkey to Lesvos capsized. Her nephew's body is still missing, leaving Fahima and her remaining family unable to close this painful chapter of their lives.

There seemed little point in asking Fahima where her missing relatives had been heading when they left for Europe earlier this year, because she already knew that they never made it. All she wanted now was to find the last of their bodies and bring them home to Afghanistan.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Bogotá D.C., 25 de Agosto de 2016. UNICEF Colombia saluda especialmente a los equipos negociadores en La Habana por su arduo trabajo y perseverancia para llegar a esta etapa del proceso y se une a lo expresado el Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, “felicita a las numerosas organizaciones y a los ciudadanos y ciudadanas de Colombia que han contribuido a las conversaciones con sus propuestas y aliento”.

26 Aug 2016 description
report Caritas

Though the flood water had receded, the post-traumatic stress is high among the survivors of flood in Assam. These calamities significantly impact children’s psychosocial well-being and development. Caritas India provided psychosocial support to the survivors in the relief camp of Chotu Nilibari village to overcome their difficult situation. A child friendly space was also setup for allowing children to express their feelings and emotions.

26 Aug 2016 description

MINSK, 26 August 2016 - Ambassador Martin Sajdik, the Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office in Ukraine and in the Trilateral Contact Group on the implementation of the peace plan in the East of Ukraine, made the following press statement after today's meeting of the Trilateral Contact Group ‎and its four Working Groups in Minsk today:

Working Group on Economic Issues:

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West and Central Africa Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group (August 2016)

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 26 August 2016 -“ Today is another sad and dangerous day for the children in Syria, in particular those living in Aleppo.

“Every child there – everyone affected – needs an immediate pause to the fighting in Aleppo, and every second of every minute counts when it comes to protecting and saving the lives of children.

“UNICEF continues to be at the ready to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance, including medicines, vaccines and nutritional supplements.

26 Aug 2016 description

Between 7 July and 26 August 2014, the Gaza Strip experienced the deadliest and most devastating round of hostilities since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967; two years on, most people and institutions are still struggling to cope with their immense losses, reports the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Besides the massive damage to the enclave’s infrastructure – including hospitals, water and electricity networks, and streets – some 12,500 housing units were totally destroyed and around 6,500 …

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

ATHENS/GENEVA 26 August 2016 – With the sudden increase of arrivals, hundreds more refugee and migrant children are becoming stranded in Greece with critical needs such as education and protection, says UNICEF. 

26 Aug 2016 description

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Saturday 8/27/2016 - 01:39 GMT

by Reagan Mashavave and Fanuel Jongwe

by Reagan Mashavave and Fanuel Jongwe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe after police fired teargas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations.