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11 Dec 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

  • 85,000 PEOPLE ARE CURRENTLY DISPLACED

  • 81% OF DISPLACED PEOPLE ARE IN EMERGENCY CAMPS

  • 43,000 MORE SPACES ARE AVAILABLE NOW TO SHELTER DISPLACED PEOPLE IN EMERGENCY CAMPS

  • 239,000 PEOPLE IN NEED, IN AND OUT OF CAMPS, HAVE BEEN REACHED BY FIRST-LINE EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

  • 1.2-1.5m PEOPLE COULD BE AFFECTED OVERALL BY THE MILITARY OPERATIONS

  • US$284m* REQUESTED FOR THE FLASH APPEAL TO PREPARE AHEAD OF THE MILITARY OPERATION

11 Dec 2016 description
report SUDO (UK)

Human Rights Abuses in Sudan over the Month of October 2016 Overview

11 Dec 2016 description

PETER ARIIK KUOL

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Friday commemorated the International Human Rights Day with the community of Maleng-Agok under the theme: “Stand up for someone’s rights today.”

Speaking at the event, UNMISS Head of Field Office in Rumbek, Mr. Kwame Dwamena Aboagye, dismissed the notion and perception that human rights are alien to South Sudan.

11 Dec 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2016

11 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

On UNICEF’s 70th anniversary, one in five children in the region needs humanitarian aid, providing a stark reminder of agency’s critical mandate to protect children

AMMAN, 11 December 2016 – Nearly one in five children across the Middle East and North Africa is in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, according to UNICEF.

11 Dec 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

OUR global village is in the middle of the 16 Days of Activism for the Elimination of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls, a campaign period focused on promoting zero tolerance for this societal scourge.
Since 1991, the international campaign has been one of the most unifying action in this human rights issue with more than 3700 organisations in more than 160 countries actively participating annually in the campaign

11 Dec 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

By Abraham Gelaw

AFAMBO, Afar Region, Ethiopia – Fatuma Ahmed was married off when she was just 13 years old, in 2011. Like most girls from the remote Afar Region of Ethiopia, she had undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) when she was only a baby, and it was expected that her scars would open up during her wedding night.

11 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Japan

H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairpersons of the School Construction Committees concerned signed the grant contracts for five projects today. Under these contracts, Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme will provide a total of US$ 719,857 as follows:

  1. The Project for Construction of Nga Pyaw Taw Village Basic Education Primary School in Letpadan Township, Bago Region (US$ 101,071);

11 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Japan

On December 7th, the signing ceremony of Exchange of Notes for three projects amounting to three billion and five hundred eighty-one million Japanese Yen (approx.31.4 million USD) was held in Nay Pyi Taw.

H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed the Exchange of Notes with H.E. U Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance for two projects, with Ms. Naoe YAKIYA, Deputy Country Director, World Food Program (WFP) Myanmar for the third project.

10 Dec 2016 description
report UN News Service

10 December 2016 – A global effort to end violence against women is now underway: 16 days of activism began on 25 November with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against and will continue through 10 December, Human Rights Day galvanizing the work of UN Women’s ‘Orange the World’ campaign and the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women initiative.

10 Dec 2016 description

Pediatric specialist Marco Olla worked in Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) malnutrition projects in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. Here, he describes the scope of the crisis in Maiduguri, the medical impact of malnutrition on children, and the treatment provided by MSF teams.

As a pediatrician, how would you describe the current emergency in Borno?

10 Dec 2016 description

Thale Jenssen

"We had to run because we did not want to die," says Laydi Viviana (9) from Colombia. She tells about when armed groups hid on opposite sides of her village, Caimito, and the villagers were caught in the crossfire. The whole village was forced to flee at once.

When Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos receives the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday 10 December, he receives it on behalf of the entire Colombian population, including 8.2 million victims of the armed conflict. Laydi Viviana is one of them.

Hid under the bed

10 Dec 2016 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

10 Dec 2016 description

by Coco Liu | @cocojournalist | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 9 December 2016 14:43 GMT

Some urban refugees are away from camps because there are no such places in their hosting countries

By Coco Liu

09 Dec 2016 description

Pakistan, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, remains one of the world’s three polio-endemic countries. While the circumstances vary from one to another, the primary reason why these three have been unable to eliminate the virus is their shared lack of blanket vaccination coverage. According to Elias Durry, the World Health Organization’s chief expert on tackling polio, there is little to no hope of eradication without progress in this area.

09 Dec 2016 description

Ce 08 décembre 2016, le Ministère de la Femme, Famille et Enfant en collaboration avec le Ministère des Affaires étrangers et commerciales du Canada, le PNUD, l’UNFPA, la MONUSCO / Bureau Conjoint des Nations Unies pour les Droits humains (BCNUDH) ont organisé la quatrième réunion du comité de pilotage du Programme de lutte contre les violences sexuelles « Tupinge Ubakaji ».

09 Dec 2016 description

BAGHDAD – In the single largest humanitarian aid delivery in eastern Mosul since the current conflict began, the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday provided food, dignity kits, water purification tablets, jerry cans, baby hygiene kits and more for 42,000 people in eastern Mosul. For the first time in over two weeks, security conditions have allowed humanitarian agencies to reach families living in the suburbs of eastern Mosul, many of whom are in desperate need of assistance.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

KHARKIV, Ukraine – Tetiana* and her husband were abducted and savagely abused after conflict broke out in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine. After months of torment, they and their nine children were driven from their home and forced to start over in a new city. Yet the violence seemed to follow them – and this time, it came from within their family.

09 Dec 2016 description

Por segundo día consecutivo, se continuó con la gira de reuniones con alcaldes y Concejos Municipales en el marco de la Estrategia Nacional para la Prevención de la Desnutrición Crónica, en los municipios de San Pedro Carchá, Senahú y Cobán en Alta Verapaz; San Juan Ermita en Chiquimula; Nebaj, Sacapulás y Uspantán en Quiché; Cuilco, San Idelfonso Ixtahuacán y San Miguen Acatán en Huehuetenango; Todos Santos Cuchumatán en Huehuetenango, así como en Jocotán y Chiquimula, Chiquimula.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Esta nueva cifra revela por qué la labor de UNICEF en favor de los niños más vulnerables es todavía absolutamente necesaria, 70 años después de su fundación

NUEVA YORK, 9 de diciembre de 2016 – Un total de 535 millones niños y niñas –casi uno de cada cuatro– viven en países afectados por conflictos o desastres, a menudo sin acceso a ningún tipo de atención médica, educación de calidad o una nutrición y protección adecuadas, dijo hoy UNICEF.