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02 Sep 2015 description

QUETTA: A fresh case of crippling polio disease was confirmed in a five-year-old girl in Quetta on Wednesday bringing the total number of cases to five in Balochistan and 30 in Pakistan during the current year.

According to Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Balochistan, the polio virus has been detected in the Gul Afshan, a 60-month-old girl belonging to Shadizai Union Council of Quetta.

02 Sep 2015 description

Decenas de jóvenes vinculados a procesos pedagógicos con agencias de Naciones Unidas en Colombia participan de las actividades de Paz a la Joven / Respira Paz con el ánimo de ser actores activos en la construcción de una cultura de paz en sus territorios y entornos.

02 Sep 2015 description
report IRIN

GAZIANTEP, 2 September 2015 (IRIN) - In Syria's brutal civil war, the announcement in late January that the country had effectively beaten polio again was a rare bright spot. It was the result of an unprecedented vaccination campaign in almost all areas of the country, including in the vast eastern region controlled by so-called Islamic State (ISIS).

But even this small achievement is now threatened as the Islamist militants have cracked down on aid groups, and others have been scared off by counter-terrorism measures.

02 Sep 2015 description

By John Engedal Nissen, IFRC

The water runs down little one-year old Hasar’s body. Her mother, Ayaat, holds her while her father, Thaen, pours the water from a plastic bottle onto her curly hair to rinse away the shampoo. The bath, a normal activity in her homeland of Syria, is considered a luxurious moment of dignity in her life today as a vulnerable migrant.

02 Sep 2015 description

Thomas Andre Syvertsen

More than 180,000 vulnerable migrants have arrived in Greece this year. At the Elaiones Reception Center for migrants outside of Athens, three times a day, volunteers from the Hellenic Red Cross prepare and deliver food. This past weekend, 528 people arrived in the reception center, mostly families from Afghanistan who have spent the last couple of months on the run.

02 Sep 2015 description

In the context of a systematic policy to evacuate Area "C" in the West Bank for the interest of settlement projects, on Monday, 31 August 2015, Israeli forces demolished "al-Khdeirat" Bedouin community, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem near "Adam" settlement, rendering eleven Bedouin families homeless.

02 Sep 2015 description

On 28 August 2015, the WHO Regional Office for Europe was notified of two confirmed cases of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) in Ukraine. There is a genetic similarity between the two cases, which indicates that active transmission of cVDPV1 is ongoing. WHO and UNICEF are supporting the Ministry of Health of Ukraine to conduct an urgent and robust response.

02 Sep 2015 description
report Voice of America

Gandri Maramba

MASVINGO—Thousands of villagers in some parts of Masvingo province that have been hit hard by the drought are being forced to sell off priced livestock to feed their families as hunger stalks the drought-prone region.

Villagers, who spoke with Studio 7, said they have no other means to survive but to sell livestock to feed their families. This follows poor rains that were received in the drought-prone province as well as some parts of the country.

02 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Gaza, State of Palestine, 31 August 2015 – Salma, a 15-year old adolescent girl, lives in the Gaza Strip, where poverty is rampant and the threat of violence and political turmoil is a daily hazard. For the past 12 months, she has insisted on sleeping in her mother’s bed as she was too frightened to go to sleep alone after the 2014 escalation of conflict.

02 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Leaving the departures terminal in Baghdad airport is like walking into an oven. It is over 50 degrees. I haven’t been to Baghdad for three years. When I last left, I thought the country was on the right track.

Things have, however, taken a sharp turn since June last year – and not in the right direction. More than three million people have been displaced. Many ran for their lives. Children have been abducted, girls raped and tens of thousands of houses looted or seized.

02 Sep 2015 description

Representatives of the United Nations System in Colombia visited shelters in Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario, on the Colombian border with Venezuela, to see first-hand the humanitarian situation as a result of deportation or the return of thousands of Colombians in recent days. Upon request of the Government, WFP is ready to respond to food and nutrition needs.

02 Sep 2015 description
report Redhum

Colombia, 01 de Septiembre 2015

Fuente: Diario El Tiempo

Son 154 las familias fragmentadas luego de la deportación masiva de colombianos.

Una tarea de reunificación familiar adelanta el Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar (ICBF) en medio de la crisis humanitaria que se registra en la frontera colombo-venezolana, tras las deportaciones y expulsiones masivas desde Venezuela.

Según Cristina Plazas, directora de esa entidad, se tiene un registro de 299 niños que todavía están en Venezuela u otros en Colombia, sin uno o dos de sus padres.

02 Sep 2015 description

**Cruz Roja Colombiana continúa en la frontera con Venezuela realizando apoyo humanitario

  • 9.826 es el número de personas entre deportados y ciudadanos que se han marchado voluntariamente desde Venezuela.

  • Cerca de 60 voluntarios realizan atención humanitaria en Cúcuta, Guajira, Arauca, Boyacá, Cesar y Cundinamarca.

  • 95 personas han sido movilizadas por la frontera para atención médica, pacientes que ingresan y salen de Colombia.**

02 Sep 2015 description
report Redhum

Nicaragua, 01 de Septiembre 2015

Fuente: El Nuevo Diario

Niños de 49 municipios recibirán doble ración de alimentos, anunció el Gobierno

El Gobierno de Nicaragua anunció este lunes que reforzará la merienda escolar de los niños que viven en el llamado corredor seco.

02 Sep 2015 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, August 28, 2015 (caritasdev.cd): The program to fight against HIV / AIDS that leads for years Caritas Congo Asbl generated in the first half of 2015 has lessons highlighted during a presentation a workshop was recently held at the Caritas Home Centre in Kinshasa, DR Congo. These lessons are ownership and community involvement to achieve the results as well as knowledge and community involvement on HIV to sustain the achievements of the project, reports caritasdev.cd.

02 Sep 2015 description
report Caritas

Kinshasa, le 28 août 2015(caritasdev.cd) : Le programme de lutte contre le VIH/SIDA que mène depuis des années la Caritas Congo Asbl a dégagé au premier semestre 2015 des leçons apprises qu’a mises en lumière un exposé présenté lors d’un atelier s’étant tenu récemment au Centre d’Accueil Caritas à Kinshasa, en RD Congo. Ces leçons sont l’appropriation et l’implication communautaire pour atteindre les résultats ainsi que la bonne connaissance et l’implication communautaire sur le VIH pour pérenniser les acquis du projet, rapporte caritasdev.cd.

02 Sep 2015 description

La synthèse des notes hebdomadaires de cette semaine a été marquée par 225 accidents de la voie publique suivis de 11 décès. Les décès maternels étaient au nombre de 7 et 41 pour ceux néonataux. La région de Sikasso a connu l’inauguration du centre de santé de référence de Niena et la pose de la première pierre du centre d’hémodialyse par le président de la république, Son Excellence M. Ibrahim Boubacar KEITA.

Les autres activités de routines restent sans particularité. Pour plus de détails télécharger la note de synthèse ci-dessous.

02 Sep 2015 description

This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mali, and Somalia. The update also reiterates key recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the conclusion negotiations on Afghanistan, still pending.

02 Sep 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Filed by: Alyssa Cogan
Digital Content Team

As children around the world are heading back to school, scores of young ones in South Sudan aren’t so lucky.

More than a year and a half of increasingly-vicious civil war has wreaked havoc on the lives of millions across the country, including 3.4 million children, many of whose schooling has been replaced with daily hardships like displacement, hunger, poverty, disease and gender-based violence.

That’s not to mention the trauma they’re likely to confront simply for growing up in a conflict zone.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Save the Children

Night after night in Yemen’s beleaguered capital, Sana’a, I hear the continuous clack-clack-clack of anti-aircraft fire and the low hum of fighter jets overhead.

I’m writing this sat in the corner of my bathroom, the “safe” space farthest from the window. It’s almost midnight and the electricity has cut again, leaving the glow of my laptop screen as the only light.

My thoughts turn to my colleagues and friends, who are almost certainly awake as well with their families.