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30 Jun 2015 description
report UN News Service

30 June 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today said that over the past year in Iraq, it has seen a 75 per cent increase in grave violations against children that include killing and maiming, abduction, recruitment as soldiers, sexual violence, attacks against schools and denial of humanitarian access.

30 Jun 2015 description
report IRIN

Niamey/Dakar , 30 juin 2015 (IRIN) - En novembre dernier, des membres de Boko Haram sont arrivés chez Fanna Liman Mustafa, 25 ans, et ont incendié sa maison de Baga, dans le nord-est du Nigeria. Elle a décidé de fuir au Niger avec ses quatre enfants. Le destin a voulu qu'elle ait de la chance : les militants islamistes sont revenus au mois de janvier et ont massacré des centaines, voire des milliers de civils.

30 Jun 2015 description

La faim : un péril mortel pour les plus vulnérablesdépistage de la malnutrition chez les jeunes enfants de Bamako.

30 Jun 2015 description

Bangui, 24th June 2015 -The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) initiated an investigation procedure following the allegations of sexual abuse perpetrated against street children in Bangui by members of a contingent of the UN Force.

30 Jun 2015 description

29 June 2014 - Citizens of Warrap State were reaping benefits from maintaining peace in the state, UNMISS State Coordinator Leda Limann said today in the state capital Kuajok.

Ms. Limann was speaking at an UNMISS ceremony to hand over a classroom and teachers’ office to the state government.

Using funds from UNMISS Quick Impacts Projects (QIPs), the buildings were constructed by an implementing partner, The Organization for Children’s Harmony (TOCH), at Kuajok Academy Secondary School.

30 Jun 2015 description
report Geneva Call

On 30th June 2015, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-Sudan (SPLM (Sudan)) signed Geneva Call’s Deed of Commitment for the Protection of Children from the Effects of Armed Conflict, and became the first African armed non-State actor (ANSA) to commit to child protection through this tool.

30 Jun 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Preliminary Appeal Target: US$ 470,046 Balance

Requested: US$ 470,046

Geneva, 30 June 2015

Dear Colleagues,

30 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Sana’a, 30 June 2015 – The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s health system, and exposing millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases, says UNICEF. “Children are not being vaccinated – either because health centres do not have electricity or the fuel they need to keep vaccines cold and distribute them, or because parents are too frightened by the fighting to take their children to receive vaccinations,” said Dr Peter Salama, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

30 Jun 2015 description

Ghana - IOM in Ghana has distributed 34 solar lanterns to child survivors of trafficking who were rescued from fishing communities along Lake Volta.

The children have since been rehabilitated, reintegrated and enrolled in schools in their communities across four regions in the country. Most of them were rescued in 2011 and since then have received regular support from IOM including individual counselling and monitoring by an IOM Ghana social worker, who raised the alarm regarding the impact that the current power crisis had on the children.

30 Jun 2015 description

South Sudan - IOM in South Sudan, in close coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners, has completed the second and final round of an oral cholera vaccine campaign at the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Bentiu, Unity State.

Vaccination of the internally displaced population (IDP) in the Bentiu PoC site is critical in the wake of the 23 June declaration of a cholera outbreak in the capital city of Juba. As of 30 June teams in the country have confirmed over 350 cholera cases in Juba county.

30 Jun 2015 description

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has found evidence of widespread human rights abuses allegedly committed by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and associated armed groups during the recent escalation of fighting in Unity State.

UNMISS staff members interviewed 115 victims and eyewitnesses from the Unity state counties of Rubkona, Guit, Koch, Leer and Mayom where the SPLA launched a major offensive against armed opposition forces starting in late April 2015.

30 Jun 2015 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) employs more than 2,800 South Sudanese staff and more than 300 international staff to respond to a wide range of medical emergencies and provide free and high quality healthcare to people in need.

MSF teams are currently running medical projects in six of South Sudan’s ten states and the Abyei Administrative Area. MSF also provides life-saving medical assistance to South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries.

30 Jun 2015 description

Le premier ministre ivoirien, Daniel Kablan Duncun, a procédé, vendredi, à Bouaké, au lancement officiel de l’introduction du vaccin anti-poliomyélite inactivé (VPI) dans le Programme élargi de vaccination (PEV), en compagnie de la ministre de la santé et de la lutte contre le sida, Raymonde Goudou-Coffie, de quelques membres du gouvernement ainsi que des partenaires.

30 Jun 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

By Alister Doyle

OSLO, June 29 (Reuters) - Armed conflicts deprive about 30 million children of education worldwide and governments need to step up investments to make schools safer, partly by widening use of the Internet, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Monday.

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30 Jun 2015 description

Human Rights Council MORNING/MIDDAY

29 June 2015

Holds General Debate on the Human Rights Situation in Palestine and Other Occupied Arab Territories

The Human Rights Council today held an interactive dialogue with the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, followed by a general debate on the human rights situation in Palestine and other Occupied Arab Territories.

30 Jun 2015 description

Selon un nouveau document du Rapport mondial de suivi sur l'Éducation pour tous (GMR) de l’UNESCO, 34 millions d’enfants et d’adolescents ne sont pas scolarisés dans les pays touchés par un conflit. Les plus vulnérables sont les plus durement atteints : pour les plus pauvres, la probabilité de ne pas être scolarisé est deux fois plus grande dans les pays en conflit que dans les pays en paix.

30 Jun 2015 description

Freetown, June 29, 2015 (MOHS) – The National School of Midwifery has held its Graduation and Prize-Giving Ceremony with 27 professional State Certified Midwives of set Twenty-nine.

Delivering the keynote address at the Miatta Conference Centre in Freetown, Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Madam Madina Rahman described the event as a special day for the human resource health sector, communities and families.

She reminded the graduands that their role as midwives is a position of trust to making delivery safe.

29 Jun 2015 description

“Voices of” is a series of community-level consultations led by UNDP in Yemen using inclusive focus group discussions that seek to: identify their fragilities, prioritise opportunities and challenges, and highlight the vulnerability of community livelihoods assets to sustain the crisis.

29 Jun 2015 description

“Voices of” is a series of community-level consultations led by UNDP in Yemen using inclusive focus group discussions that seek to: identify their fragilities, prioritise opportunities and challenges, and highlight the vulnerability of community livelihoods assets to sustain the crisis.

Sharjab is a small community of 397 families (1,042 men, 1,168 women) where youth represent the highest share, the marginalized groups (Muhamasheen) amounts to 6%. Residents of Sharjab are working in farming, livestock breeding, construction works and some are civil servants.

29 Jun 2015 description
report Voice of America

Nick Long

GOMA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO— The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has launched a training program for former child combatants and victims of sexual violence.

Nearly 80 people crammed into a small village hall Friday in Nyiragongo territory in eastern Congo to witness the signing of an agreement to help young victims, and perpetrators, of recent violence rebuild their lives.