(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco headquartered in New Rochelle, N.Y., recently received a grant from the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) for its Hunger for Education USAID International Food Relief Partnership project in Haiti. The project aims to increase the health and learning capacity of students by implementing school feeding programs in five Salesian centers in Haiti.
By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia
The World Health Organization commends Maldives for its unprecedented efforts to eliminate measles. The launch of the Measles and Rubella campaign today is a demonstration of its strong commitment to rid the country of the disease, a major childhood killer globally as well as in WHO South-East Asia Region.
Addis Ababa February 25/2017 The Ministry of Health planned to vaccinate about 22.8 million children against measles through the national supplementary immunization activity (SIAs) to be conducted between the end of February to mid March.
Children between 9 to 59 months nationwide and 5 to 15 years old in woredas not covered in April 2016 immunization campaign are the targeted beneficiaries, a press release the Ministry dispatched to ENA said.
25 February 2017 – The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent spate of violence in the south-central Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling on the Government to “immediately dispatch a credible and impartial investigation.”
25 février 2017 – Le Conseil de sécurité de l'ONU a fermement condamné vendredi soir les violences observées au cours des derniers mois dans la région de Kasaï, en République démocratique du Congo (RDC), et a réclamé la fin de l'impasse politique au niveau national.
Facts & Figures In 2017:
5.6 million people in need of food assistance
3.9 million people in need of water trucking
3 million acutely malnourished children & women including 300 000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition
1.9 million households need support to keep livestock alive
Almost 10% of the population chronically vulnerable to food insecurity
Budding actors and musicians from the Wind-Up Penguin Theatre Group tour the world performing for refugee children
By: Omar Karmi
LONDON, United Kingdom – The ragged boy lurched forward and fell. Limbs flailed desperately until, at the last moment, they caught, leaving his body dangling precariously over a drop.
• Promesses de contribution à hauteur de $458 millions de dollars américains pour 2017 et $214 millions pour 2018 et au-delà, annoncées par 14 donateurs
• La conférence a donné une voix aux personnes touchées par le conflit et la crise
• Accord pour répondre aux besoins de développement à plus long terme et chercher des solutions durables aux crises
At a conference in Oslo, the UN Refugee Agency presents steps to ensure protection, access and lasting solutions for displaced Nigerians returning home.
By: UNHCR staff
OSLO, Norway – As growing numbers of displaced Nigerians start to return home, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Friday co-presented a way forward for ensuring protection, access and lasting solutions for them.
The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 28.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programmes, emergency response efforts and priority projects.
Facts & Figures
The Danish government is donating DKK 20 million towards Unicef’s efforts to help children and former child soldiers who have fled the terrorist movement Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighbouring countries. Boko Haram has forced 2.2 million people from their homes. The 20 million Danish Kroner donation to Unicef will be announced today at a donor conference in Oslo on the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and the region around Lake Chad.
The Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs says:
Como parte de la coordinación interinstitucional para garantizar la seguridad alimentaria y nutricional en el departamento de Izabal, la Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, gestionó la entrega de raciones de alimentos a los distintos centros y salas de recuperación nutricional.
(23 de febrero de 2017).- El Foro Global de ONU Mujeres en la Ciudad de México debate cómo transformar ciudades más seguras para mujeres y niñas.
El encuentro que reúne más de 200 expertos y líderes de comunidades comparten experiencias, métodos y prácticas adoptadas para crear espacios seguros y empoderar las mujeres.
Health sector funding requirements for 2017
(health partners including WHO)
• Cameroon: US$ 11 646 815
• Chad: US$ 10 669 960
• Niger: US$ 9 000 243
• Nigeria US$ 93 827 598
Total: US$ 125 144 616
Beneficiaries targeted by health partners in 2017
In the Lake Chad Basin, health partners will target more than 8.2 million people in 2017. These include:
• Cameroon 767 000
• Chad 233 000
• Niger 325 000
• Nigeria 6 900 000
We have a humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Region which is truly massive: a staggering 10.7 million people need immediate humanitarian assistance – that is twice the population of Norway as a whole – and who urgently need life-saving relief and protection tonight. And 8.5 million of that 10.7 million are in north-eastern Nigeria around the epicenter of Maiduguri.
Video Shows Soldiers Shooting 13 Alleged Militia Members
by Dr Rick Brennan, WHO Director of Emergency Operations
Oslo, Norway 24 February 2017
As several speakers have noted today, while there are enormous food security, nutrition and protection dimensions to the crisis in the Lake Chad Region, this is also a public health crisis, with rates of death, malnutrition and disease rarely seen over the past 20 years.
Pledges of US$458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018 and beyond announced by 14 donors
The conference gave voice to people affected by the conflict and crisis
Agreement to address longer-term development needs and seek durable solutions to crises