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26 May 2016 description
report Save the Children

By Madhu Rathnayake, Save the Children’s Communications Officer in Sri Lanka

The scene reminds me of Venice. But this is no holiday. The boat we’re travelling on is carrying us along lanes and roads which were once used by cars. Heavy rain – the most severe in 25 years – has hit Sri Lanka, causing disastrous flooding in 19 districts. Over 100,000 have been forced from their homes; tragically, at least 100 have died.

It’s the end of my first day on the emergency response mission, navigating roads that have been cut off by flooding, and it’s been tough.

26 May 2016 description

MANAGUA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nicaragua received from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia some 234 Metric Tons of dates, a nutritious fruit with a high nutritional content and numerous health benefit, for its distribution among Nicaraguan school children.

The contribution, which is worth US$528,000, will be distributed to 162,000 children in 12 municipalities of the North Caribbean Autonomous Region, Jinotega and Matagalpa for a period of 160 days through the Ministry of Education’s School Meals Programme.

25 May 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Rina Chandran | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 23 May 2016 13:32 GMT

MUMBAI, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's worst drought in decades is hurting women and lower-caste Dalits disproportionately, with impacts ranging from malnutrition to early marriage to prostitution, activists say.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

25 May 2016 description
report Redhum

Honduras, 25 de Mayo 2016
Fuente: La Tribuna

El número de niños inmigrantes no acompañados detenidos en la frontera suroeste de EE.UU. sigue aumentando y ha superado las cifras registradas en 2015, según se desprende de los datos publicados por la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CPB, por su sigla en inglés).

A falta de cuatro meses para que concluya el año fiscal 2016, que comenzó el 1 de octubre de 2015, 32.952 niños no acompañados han sido detenidos por las autoridades fronterizas, frente a los 39.970 que se registraron en todo el año fiscal anterior.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council

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7696th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

During its recent visiting mission to the Horn of Africa, Council members reaffirmed the Security Council’s support for the ongoing political process in Somalia and met with top officials to address the region’s security and humanitarian challenges, co-leaders of the mission told the 15-member body in their briefing this morning.

25 May 2016 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns today’s suicide attack in an outlying western suburb of Kabul which killed eleven civilians and injured ten.

The suicide bomber detonated against a shuttle bus transporting employees of the Maidan Wardak provincial court. The blast, that occurred in the Pul-e-Bagh Daud Area of the Paghman District of Kabul Province, killed and injured civilian passengers of the bus and bystanders in the area, including six children.

25 May 2016 description

El Municipio de Quibdó, desde el Hospital Ismael Roldán, se prepara técnica y humanamente para atender a la población vulnerable que requiera los servicios de rehabilitación integral.

25 May 2016 description

Con el fin de promover el intercambio de experiencias y conocimientos, y la construcción de estrategias conjuntas de prevención y respuesta frente a las prácticas nocivas para la salud y la vida de las niñas y mujeres embera, se realizará un histórico encuentro entre las autoridades estatales, autoridades indígenas, mujeres y parteras de los departamentos de Risaralda y Valle del Cauca, en la vereda Cajones, del municipio de Florida, Valle, los días 24 y 25 de mayo del 2016.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

La iniciativa "La educación no puede esperar" busca proporcionar educación de calidad en los próximos cinco años para 13,6 millones de niños y jóvenes en situaciones de emergencia y crisis prolongadas.

Estambul, 23 de mayo de 2016 – Varias organizaciones mundiales y nacionales lanzaron hoy la iniciativa “La educación no puede esperar", un nuevo fondo para coordinar mejor el apoyo a la educación para los niños y los jóvenes afectados por situaciones de emergencia humanitaria y crisis prolongada, e impulsar la inversión en este terreno.

25 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Nicolas Meulders

Jeannette, enfant pygmée : ‘Jamais je n’aurais pu imaginer jouer un jour avec des enfants bantous’

25 May 2016 description

Good morning ladies and gentlemen of the media, and welcome to the United Nations weekly press briefing broadcast live on UN radio Miraya from UN House, in Juba. Also a warm welcome to our radio listeners who have tuned in and the media from Torit.

25 May 2016 description

Discours de Mme la Ministre de la Santé et de l'Hygiène Publique

Monsieur le Président ;

Mme la Directrice Générale ;

Distingués délégués ;

Mesdames et Messieurs

Permettez-moi de féliciter le Président et les membres du bureau de la 69ième Assemblée mondiale de la santé pour la confiance placée en eux à travers leur brillante élection.

25 May 2016 description
report Council of Europe

Unaccompanied minor refugees’ local participation and inclusion are the focus of a meeting at the European Youth Centre held by the Council of Europe’s Youth Department and an international network Voices of Young Refugees in Europe (VYRE) on 23-27 May 2016.

25 May 2016 description

GENEVA (25 May 2016) – Two United Nations human rights experts today urged the Ethiopian and South Sudanese authorities to redouble their efforts to free all the children abducted in the western Ethiopia’s Gambella region during cross border attacks by armed men.

25 May 2016 description

Oslo, Norvège | AFP | mercredi 25/05/2016 - 15:16 GMT

Le célèbre chirurgien congolais Denis Mukwege s'est inquiété mercredi d'une augmentation des violences sexuelles contre les enfants, certains en bas âge, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), y compris hors des zones de conflit.

25 May 2016 description

The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, May 23, signed a new partnership agreement on promoting nutrition in Africa with Jamie Cooper, Chair of Big Win Philanthropy, and Zouera Youssoufou, CEO of the Dangote Foundation. The partnership was reached at the Bank’s 2016 Annual Meetings in Lusaka and will boost economic returns from the AfDB’s US $33-billion investment portfolio by reprogramming suitable investments in sectors ranging from agriculture to education, to generate nutritional benefit for children.

25 May 2016 description
report Save the Children

Food supplies and medicine is running out, leaving sick children an the elderly at particular risk.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 - 12:16pm

Save the Children is increasingly concerned about the fate of up to 50,000 civilians prevented from escaping the new military offensive around the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah, and calls for safe routes to be urgently established to allow children and their families to flee.

25 May 2016 description

25 May 2016

Joint statement by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence against Children and the Chairperson of the Committee on the Rights of the Child

25 May 2016 description
report World Vision

BRUSSELS, 25 May 2016 - Following the World Humanitarian Summit, 23rd – 24th May held in Istanbul, World Vision was pleased with the level of participation and commitments to its core priorities especially around education in emergencies, humanitarian financing, innovation and partnering.

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May 25th, 2016

AMDA Emergency Relief Bulletin #11: Kumamoto Earthquake (Japan)