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17 Apr 2015 description

Soon after the birth of her second child, a daughter she named Neema, Tabu Kalama found herself homeless and with no regular income. Ms Kalama had no option but to sleep with her newborn daughter and her 18-month old son in the meagre shelter of palm trees near the beach in Kilifi, in eastern Kenya.

It was June, among the coolest and wettest months there. “I was so worried that the baby would fall sick, and there was nothing that I could do,” Kalama says.

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Attributable to UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Director, Daniel Toole

UNICEF is concerned by reports of a decision by the Governments of Australia and Cambodia to start transferring refugees currently in an Australian-funded processing centre in Nauru to Cambodia for settlement.

17 Apr 2015 description

Nouakchott, Mauritania | AFP | Friday 4/17/2015 - 19:58 GMT

by Hademine OULD SADI

The Al-Qaeda-linked group of notorious one-eyed Algerian militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar claimed responsibility in a recording Friday for a deadly suicide attack on the United Nations in Mali.

Two civilians were killed and nine peacekeepers from Niger wounded when a militant set off explosives as he attempted to drive into a camp used by the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Ansongo, in the northern region of Gao, on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2015 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Friday 4/17/2015 - 18:37 GMT

by Jérôme CARTILLIER

Restoring stability in Libya is the only way to solve the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Friday, as President Barack Obama warned re-establishing peace could not be achieved by military force.

Speaking at a joint White House press conference after authorities in Italy confirmed more than 11,000 migrants had been rescued in the past six days alone, Renzi said the problem would only be solved by peace in Libya.

17 Apr 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Des ONG internationales discutent depuis jeudi 16 avril, autour du Bureau de coordination des affaires humanitaires (Ocha), sur la question de poursuivre ou pas leurs assistantes dans la chefferie de Walendu Bindu, dans le district de l’Ituri (Province Orientale). Ces discussions font suite de la détérioration de la situation sécuritaire dans cette partie de la Province Orientale qui compte des milliers de déplacés de guerre.

17 Apr 2015 description

Once a sleepy border town, Reyhanli, Turkey, is now bursting with Syrian refugees, many of them school-age. More than half a million Syrian refugee children are out of school, and the education crisis is fueling an epidemic of early marriage, child labor and bleak futures.

"I just finished the 12th grade and I don't know what to do," says Abdullah Mustapha, a refugee from the Syrian town of Hama.

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

PROTECTION
MARIAGE DES ENFANTS
ENGAGEMENT AU PLUS HAUT SOMMET DE L’ETAT
LE TCHAD S’ENGAGE POUR ZERO CAS DE MARIAGE DES ENFANTS D’ICI 2020

17 Apr 2015 description

By Hanne Sorine Sorensen, IFRC

Twice a week Amani Muhammed Al-Jamal enters the small house in Rafah in the Gaza Strip, where Mahmoud and Alaf live with their seven children. Three have disabilities and one is deaf.

The three severely disabled children are not getting any education due to the lack of specialised centres in Rafah, while their sibling who suffers from hearing impairment attends a school for deaf children in the area.

17 Apr 2015 description

Canada is committed to ensuring the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children and youth have access to quality education

April 16, 2015 - Washington, D.C. - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

17 Apr 2015 description

The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in cooperation with the local media, will launch on Saturday a donation-raising campaign for Yemeni people, it has announced on Wednesday. The five-day humanitarian effort is part of Kuwait’s solidarity with “brothers in Yemen who are experiencing hard conditions due to developments in the country,” Board Chairman Dr. Helal Al-Sayer said in a press statement. The move is “an urgent and immediate response to calls from brothers in Yemen” to meet their needs of foodstuff and medical supplies, he added.

17 Apr 2015 description
report World Vision

Far away from all forms of urbanization and complexities of city life, where the number of cars is limited compared to the number of goats and cows, is the rural village where Fatmeh, a 23-year-old volunteer with World Vision, lives.

“We have no chairs or sofas, I am sorry, apologizes Fatmeh while taking us inside, to the living room—a room with nothing but some pillows spread across the floor and a stove in the middle.

17 Apr 2015 description

On Wednesday, a suicide bomber attacked a camp of the United Nations mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the outskirts of Ansongo town, killing three civilians – two children and one adult – and wounding 16 people, most of them UN peacekeepers. A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) team was immediately deployed to the area and referred five wounded children to the Ansongo referral hospital, where the organisation has been working since 2012.

17 Apr 2015 description

GENEVA, April 17 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency reported on Friday that pre-election violence and intimidation in Burundi has triggered a recent rise in the number of people seeking asylum in neighbouring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo.

"In all, more than 8,000 Burundians have sought refuge in these two countries over the past two weeks; 7,099 in Rwanda and a smaller number in Democratic Republic of the Congo," UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told journalists in Geneva, adding that mounting violence and insecurity were cited as the reason for fleeing.

17 Apr 2015 description

17th April 2015 – One year after the mass killing of civilians in the oil town of Bentiu, South Sudan – including the killing of people sheltering in the hospital where MSF worked – the violence and displacement continue, while access to basic healthcare and food remains a problem for people living in rural areas outside the town.

17 Apr 2015 description

Una adolescente es secuestrada en su aldea del Iraq y será vendida o entregada a los combatientes del Estado Islámico del Iraq y el Levante (EIIL) como esclava sexual. En un centro de detención de la República Árabe Siria, un hombre sufre una agresión sexual como castigo por sus afiliaciones políticas, presuntas o reales. En Sudán del Sur, una mujer debe elegir entre alimentar a su familia o sufrir el ataque de hombres armados mientras intenta recoger la cosecha.

17 Apr 2015 description

La primera dama, Rosa María Leal de Pérez, continúo sus gestiones en Estados Unidos en favor de la niñez migrante centroamericana no acompañada, al visitar un albergue en Washington establecido por autoridades de ese país. La esposa del presidente de Guatemala acudió este jueves a un albergue en la capital estadounidense, donde conoció de cerca las condiciones en que viven los menores retenidos.

17 Apr 2015 description
report UN News Service

16 April 2015 – During a speech delivered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. this evening, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underlined the gravity of the situation in Yemen, saying the country in “in flames” and pointing out how the current crisis is multiplying the already high levels of suffering and insecurity faced by many in the population.

17 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

•Ebola has killed more than 10,500 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and infected more than 25,500.
•The World Bank Group and its partners continue to fight to get to zero Ebola cases.
•Presidents from the three hardest-hit countries to present Ebola recovery plans this week.

By Melanie Mayhew, Communications Officer

17 Apr 2015 description
report World Bank

Impact of the Ebola Crisis

17 Apr 2015 description

MANAGUA – Thousands of children attending pre-school and primary school in Nicaragua are to receive dates in their school meals thanks to a contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

MANAGUA – Thousands of children attending pre-school and primary school in Nicaragua are to receive dates in their school meals thanks to a contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).