The campaign to get every Syrian refugee children into school in Turkey has been boosted by a funding package announced today by the European Union.
More than $1.5 billion is being delivered to help those who have fled from conflict - including about $550 million of extra spending on education.
Turkey has taken in more than 700,000 Syrian refugee children - more than any other country. But 400,000 of them are still out of school.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 28 July 2016
The EU is delivering on its commitment to speed up the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey bringing the total amount mobilised to more than €2 billion to finance actions in the field of health, education, socio-economic support as well as humanitarian assistance for Syrian refugees
Facts & Figures
Since fighting erupted in December 2013:
- More than 1.61 million internally displaced people according to UN estimates
- Over 200 000 people seeking refuge at UN Mission compounds (UNMIS)
- Over 831 000 South Sudanese refugees & asylum seekers in neighbouring countries (UNHCR)
- 55 aid workers killed by warring parties (UNOCHA)
- About 4.8 million people experiencing food shortages
- Number of refugees from neighbouring countries in South Sudan: over 263 000 (UNHCR)
DAMASCUS, 28 July 2016 – UNICEF deplores yesterday’s shocking attack which reportedly killed more than 50 people, including many children, in the northern Syrian city of Qamishli. Local hospitals are overwhelmed treating more than 150 injured people. UNICEF is informed that 32 children are being treated at the main hospital in Qamishli city, many with serious injuries.
Over 15 residences and 20 shops were reportedly destroyed, and injured civilians remain trapped under the rubble as rescuers continue to work to save lives and recover bodies.
by Hélene Komerwa
« Tous ensemble » pour sauver les adolescents contre le VIH et la tuberculose
Le ministre de la Santé publique de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), Félix Kabange Numbi a lancé officiellement samedi à Kinshasa au siège du PNMLS (Programme National Multisectoriel de Lutte contre le Sida) l’initiative « All In ou Tous ensemble » pour la riposte au VIH et à la tuberculose en vue de sauver les adolescents et les jeunes de 10 à 19 ans.
By Mohammed Khuzai, Iraqi Red Crescent Society
Since early July, heavy fighting in Shirqat city in the Iraqi governorate of Nineveh has led to a great wave of displacement. More than 5,000 families were forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in Tikrit, the administrative centre of Salah Eddine province. Many displaced families stayed in buildings and schools as temporary accommodation, while others stayed at relatives’ houses. A camp was also established to host displaced families between Mosul and Tikrit.
The humanitarian situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate. As a result of military operations in Fallujah and Northern provinces of Ninewa and Salah al Din in May and June 2016, over 150 000 people have been displaced. According to the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Iraq accelerated military operations in the Mosul corridor could increase the number of displaced in country by two additional million. Since January 2014, 3.4 million Iraqis have been internally displaced.
Il faut continuer sur cette voie en menant des enquêtes et en engageant des poursuites en justice
Sustain Momentum With Investigations, Prosecutions
Needs of people across the Lake Chad Basin are amongst the highest in the world and, as national and local capacities to address the situation have become ever more stretched, the time has come most urgently to increase international aid in the region.
Le programme conjoint « Tupinge Ubakaji » (lutte contre l’impunité, d’appui aux victimes des violences basées sur le genre et d’autonomisation des femmes à l’Est de la RDC) coordonné par le PNUD accompagne le gouvernement congolais dans la lutte contre les violences sexuelles, notamment à travers des soutiens à des hôpitaux.
Contribuer au renforcement de la cohésion sociale en utilisant le sport comme vecteur de sensibilisation et de rapprochement entre les communautés, tel est l’objectif des tournois de football “Vacances Foot 2016’ qui ont démarré le 25 juillet à Bossangoa, organisés par la MINUSCA, avec l’appui de l’Inspection préfectorale de la jeunesse et des sports de l’Ouham.
Jusqu’au 06 aout 2016, dix équipes féminines et masculines de jeunes issus des quatre arrondissements de la ville vont se disputer « le trophée de la paix et de la cohésion sociale ».
N´DJAMENA (Chad), 28 July 2016 – The European Union’s humanitarian aid and civil protection department and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) are strengthening UNICEF response to multiple crisis in the Sahel belt in Chad with two grants of 4 500 000 and 350 000 Euro, which will support the treatment of over 45 000 severely malnourished children and the measles vaccination of close to 475 000.
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation continuously provides humanitarian project for the survivors, including rice distribution, medical care, training courses, temporary houses, etc. The most important relief mission for Haiti is rebuilding four schools for the children in disaster area.
A New School, A New Beginning
In Thailand, Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation has been holding regular free clinics on behalf of refugees in Bangkok for one and a half years. To ensure these refugees can seek medical assistance with ease, Tzu Chi provides variety of services at free clinic for refugees. For example, volunteers babysit their children at the medical outreach, helping the children learn through games and activities.
N’DJAMENA (Tchad), le 28 juillet 2016 – La direction générale de la protection civile et des opérations d’aide humanitaire européennes (ECHO) et le Département du Développement International du Royaume-Uni (DFID) renforcent la réponse de l’UNICEF à la crise multiple dans la bande sahélienne au Tchad grâce à deux subventions, à hauteur de 4 500 000 et 350 000 euros. Ces financements permettront le traitement de 45 000 enfants souffrant de malnutrition sévère et la vaccination contre la rougeole de près de 475 000 enfants.
By:Ashraf El Nour
7748th Meeting (AM)
Speakers Hail Regional Military Efforts, Call for More International Support
Violence by Boko Haram had led to massive forced displacement and a widespread humanitarian crisis in West Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, senior United Nations officials told the Security Council today, as speakers called for increased international support for regional efforts to combat terrorism and meet the needs of 9.2 million people facing unimaginable desperation across four countries.
Growing Numbers of Children Killed or Injured in Conflict
Deputy Director, Asia Division
The conflict in Afghanistan continues to take a worsening toll on the country’s already long-suffering civilian population.