28/11/2015 - 16:48 GMT
Le dernier patient connu d'Ebola en Guinée, une petite fille d'un peu plus d'un mois dont la mère est décédée, est sortie samedi du centre de traitement de Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) à Conakry, après sa guérison, a constaté un journaliste de l'AFP.
La fin de l'épidémie pourra être déclarée dans le pays 42 jours (deux fois la durée maximale d'incubation du virus) après le second test négatif si aucun cas n'est signalé d'ici là, soit fin décembre, selon l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé et MSF.
BANGUI, République Centrafricaine, 27 Novembre 2015 – Près de trois ans après le début des violences, 1,2 millions d’enfants ont un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire en République Centrafricaine.
Au moment où le pays s’apprête à accueillir le Pape François dimanche, pour une visite de deux jours dont l’un des objectifs est de promouvoir la réconciliation, l’UNICEF appelle toutes les parties au conflit à permettre un accès inconditionnel aux organisations humanitaires qui cherchent à atteindre les populations affectées par la crise.
The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remains extremely serious two years after the current crisis erupted in December 2013 . Some 2.7 million people – or more than half of the population – are in need of assistance, and over 1.2 million children now need urgent aid, according to Unicef.
This entry posted by Julie Lafrenière, Women’s Rights Specialist at Oxfam Canada, on 25 November 2015.
FEATURE - ‘Ebola is under control!’ headlines affirmed the other week. The disease has made no new victims in Sierra Leone since the outbreak started in April 2014. But the recovery process will still take a long time: not only have people died, but the economy has been severely disrupted and survivors, especially children, are left without care or protection. Mr Siapha Kamara, CEO of our partner SEND West-Africa, tells us about the struggles of rebuilding and the heroism of his staff.
Erbil, 28 November 2015 – Kurdistan Region joined the United Nations and the rest of the world on Thursday, 26 November, to mark the start of the world campaign for 16 Days to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence. The 16 days against gender-based violence puts the human rights of women and girls at the centre of the world’s and Iraq’s attention. In Kurdistan region, the campaign of this year brings attention to the difficult situation of displaced girls, women, and their right to education.
BANGKOK, Nov 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Myanmar military offensive against ethnic rebels in the country's east has uprooted more than 10,000 people, rights groups said, accusing the army of bombing schools and Buddhist temples, firing on civilians and raping women.
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General strongly condemns the attack last night by unknown assailants on the residence of the Ngok Dinka Paramount Chief in Abyei town, during which one Ethiopian peacekeeper from the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) and a young girl were killed. At least three civilians were also wounded.
Le 25 novembre, l’OMS se joint à ses partenaires pour appeler à l’élimination de toutes les formes de violence faites aux femmes et aux filles, afin de garantir leur santé, leur bien-être et le respect de leurs droits humains.
«L’OMS condamne fermement les violences faites aux femmes et aux filles et soutient les efforts des partenaires et des pays visant à ce que ce type de comportement ne soit plus considéré comme normal. La garantie de l’égalité entre les femmes et les hommes est un élément crucial de ces efforts», a déclaré le Dr Margaret Chan, Directeur général de l’OMS.
Poverty, machismo and sexual violence is rife in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCN) of Nicaragua. Rape cases are often ignored and convictions rarely made, while some communities feel their only option is to settle their case by a traditional justice system that can victimise those attacked.
Through its Girl Power Project, Plan International Nicaragua is working with communities to ensure girls and young women are protected…
JUBA, South Sudan/NAIROBI, Kenya/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 27 November 2015 – Continued violence and the impact of brutal fighting has taken an increasingly heavy toll on the lives of children in South Sudan, Ishmael Beah said today, as the UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War wrapped up a one week visit to the country.
BANGUI, Central Africa Republic, 27 November 2015 – An estimated 1.2 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance nearly three years after conflict erupted in the Central African Republic.
As the nation prepares to welcome Pope Francis Sunday for a two-day visit aimed at promoting reconciliation, UNICEF is calling on all parties to the conflict to grant unrestricted access to organizations seeking to aid those affected by the crisis.
Conscients du rôle fondamental que joue l’éducation dans le devenir des peuples, le Ministère de l’Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle (MENFP) et la Direction de la Protection Civile (DPC) – en partenariat avec le PNUD et l’UNESCO ont lancé au cours de ce mois de novembre le projet « Renforcement de la résilience aux désastres de la population haïtienne à travers la promotion d’une éducation formelle à la GRD”.
The preliminary ndings of Vasyr 2015, as well as the data from the household proling exercise continue to highlight the increasing diculties of Syrian refugees in meeting their basic needs. To complement the risk of increased vulnerability due to an approaching winter, the sector has completed and started to implement the winter support plan, along with endorsing packages and a methodology as per the 2014’s lessons learnt and recommendations.
During the reporting period, 4 major events took place:
1) A sandstorm hit the region in early September leading health actors to activate contingency measures to prevent, cope with and respond to the health impacts of the sandstorm. For example, health partners in the North and Akkar distributed protective dust masks to refugees, participated in raising awareness on how to cope with dust and sandstorms,shared awareness guidelines and identied and referred cases in need of health care.
MSF hadn’t expected to build wooden shelters in Calais. The refugees who ended up at the “Jungle” site didn’t expect to stay for long. Calais was to be just one phase of their journey, but it has become nearly impossible to continue on to England. With winter approaching, MSF will provide shelters to protect them from the cold, in collaboration with a project initiated by volunteers.
Freedom of religion is a fundamental right that exists only on paper in Pakistan. Each year thousands of Christians, forming 13% of the total population, suffer at the hands of religious bigots who use blasphemy as an excuse to ruin their life. Christian girls are increasingly being forced to convert to Islam. According to a report released by Pakistani NGO Aurat Foundation on 13 July 2015, around 1,000 girls are forced to convert to Islam every year in Pakistan. The victims of these forced conversions are largely girls from the Pakistani Christian and Hindu communities.
AGIR - the Global Alliance for Resilience Initiative - was launched during the Sahel food and nutrition crisis of 2012 with the aim of achieving 'Zero Hunger' in the West Africa Sahel region by 2032. The EU was closely involved in establishing AGIR and continues to provide support.
More than 10 years since the start of the Darfur conflict, violence and insecurity continue to cause displacement, despite the Doha Peace Agreement1 . More than 2.5 million people live internally displaced in Darfur due to the fighting between government forces and rebel groups and intertribal conflict. Since the beginning of the year, 223 000 people were uprooted from their homes.