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30 Sep 2016 description

Amman, Jordan/New York, September 29, 2016—At least 59 war-wounded Syrians, including 11 children between the ages of three and 14-years-old, have been denied medical evacuation to Jordan in the past three months, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Thursday.

29 Sep 2016 description
report Save the Children

Children in Aleppo are in so much danger from bunker-busting ‘earthquake bombs’ that they cannot even go to schools that have been moved underground.

Schools in Eastern Aleppo were due to re-open for the new school year tomorrow [Saturday], but as the city continues to suffer a ferocious assault they will remain closed, depriving almost 100,000[1] school-age children of an education, and leaving them in fear for their lives.

29 Sep 2016 description

Carolyn Perrin, MCC Senior Program Officer in the Monitoring and Evaluation Division

MCC’s investment in school infrastructure in Niger helped improve academic outcomes, especially among girls, according to a new impact evaluation by Mathematica Policy Research.

29 Sep 2016 description

By Soraya Dali-Balta, IFRC

For more than five years, Jordan has been home to at least 600,000 Syrian refugees spread across difference governorates, with the majority living with host communities in Amman. After five years of conflict, it has become more difficult for local and international organizations to maintain support for refugees and host communities.

Ammar Al Nasser and his family of five – including his children and elderly mother – rely primarily on the the support of the Jordanian National Red Crescent Society.

29 Sep 2016 description
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WASHINGTON-September 27, 2016 – A $224 million Program will provide access to and enhance the quality of the Lebanese public education system. One hundred thousand additional Lebanese children and Syrian refugees between ages 3-18 will be enrolled over the lifetime of the Program.

29 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

ABUJA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 29 September 2016 – UNICEF has revised its humanitarian appeal for Nigeria from US$ 55 million to US$ 115 million to assist an additional 750,000 people who can now be reached across conflict-affected areas in the northeast of the country.

As new areas open up to humanitarian assistance, the true scale of the Boko Haram related crisis and its impact on children is being revealed.

29 Sep 2016 description

Polio this week as of 27 September 2016

29 Sep 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 29 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Noting that malaria “remains a serious threat” in the Americas that has resurged where efforts against the disease have weakened, health ministers from across the Region today adopted a new plan for malaria elimination over the next four years, urging countries to intensify the fight against the disease.

29 Sep 2016 description

Washington, D.C., 29 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Health authorities from the Americas endorsed a new strategy to control arboviruses, a group of mosquito-transmitted viruses that includes Zika virus as well as dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever, at the 55thDirecting Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

29 Sep 2016 description

Partners continued to provide critical health care services to vulnerable refugees

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In Turkey, 3RP Partners provided medical devices to fully equip the hospital in Suruc refugee camp, which currently hosts some 28,000 Syrian refugees. Partners also provided transportation to 865 refugees in Adiyaman camp to enable them to access health services in Adiyaman’s city centre and Gaziantep. Furthermore, 35 patients with chronic illness were transported from the camps to the hospitals in Adana, Gaziantep and Malatya.

29 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

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Bruxelles, le 29 septembre 2016

Le Commissaire européen à la coopération et au développement, Neven Mimica, effectue une visite d’un jour au Mali. A cette occasion, il signera le lancement de plusieurs projets de coopération et s’entretiendra avec les plus hautes autorités maliennes.

29 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 29 September 2016

On behalf of the European Commission, Commissioner for International cooperation and Development Neven Mimica has announced new support for the people of Mali. At the core of the Commissioner's official visit to Mali today is the EU's assistance for the stabilisation and development of the country.

29 Sep 2016 description

These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2016, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.69 million refugees by end-2016.

29 Sep 2016 description
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The Directorate of General Security (GSO) in Lebanon replaced the pledge not to work by the pledge to abide by Lebanese laws as part of the residency renewal requirements. The USD 200 fee is, nevertheless, still necessary. UNHCR is also advocating for all GSO offices to accept the UNHCR registration certificates instead of proof of a Lebanese sponsor for the residency renewal, because of reports connecting the sponsorship to exploitation of refugees.

29 Sep 2016 description

Bulawayo, 29 September 2016 -The Office of the President and Cabinet and the United Nations System in Zimbabwe jointly convened today some 150 partners representing Government at central, provincial and district levels, traditional leaders, development partners and NGOs in Bulawayo.

29 Sep 2016 description
report UN News Service

28 de septiembre, 2016 — La FAO acogió con beneplácito la aprobación por el Congreso Nacional de Honduras la semana pasada de la Ley de Alimentación Escolar y consideró que se trata de una muestra más de la importancia que dan los países de América Latina a la lucha contra el hambre.

La normativa garantizará que todos los niños de los centros educativos públicos del país tengan acceso a alimentos sanos, inocuos y nutritivos.