At Sawakin hospital in Sudan’s Red Sea State, at least six people have died, including a child, as a result of acute watery diarrhoea within three days.
Medical sources have attributed the outbreak of watery diarrhoea in Red Sea State to the environmental degradation and contamination of water and food.
The sources told Radio Dabanga that medical suppliers in Port Sudan are reluctant to enforce of the Ministry of Health’s directives of sending medicines and perfusion salts to the rural hospitals. The give no reasons for the lack of supply.
KANDAHAR - Raising awareness about women’s rights and gender-based violence was the aim of a series of UN-backed radio debates in the country’s southern province of Zabul.
Panellists in the radio programmes, supported by the Kandahar regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) as part of broader campaign against gender-based violence, discussed multiple aspects of women’s rights and gender-based violence in and around Zabul.
Lives of hundreds of thousands of Somali children are at stake as millions of people continue to grapple with the threat of renewed famine that has put at risk the fragile recovery efforts and gains made in Somalia since the 2011 famine, warns World Vision Somalia.
Luxembourg, 18.01.2017 – La signature d’un accord-cadre sur trois ans entre le département international de la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise et la Direction de la coopération au développement du ministère des Affaires étrangères permettra d’améliorer l’habitat de communautés dont le cadre de vie et le milieu sont menacés et de réduire l’impact des aléas naturels et socio-économiques.
Turkey hosts highest number of child refugees in the world. Education is their only lifeline
NEW YORK/GAZIANTEP, Turkey, 19 January 2017 – Nearly half a million Syrian refugee children are currently enrolled in schools across Turkey. But despite a more than 50 per cent increase in enrolment since last June, over 40 per cent of children of school-going age – or 380,000 child refugees – are still missing out on an education, UNICEF said today.
(Nairobi) – Des membres de la ligue des jeunes du parti au pouvoir au Burundi, connus sous le nom d’Imbonerakure, ont brutalement tué, torturé et sévèrement battu des dizaines de personnes à travers le pays au cours des derniers mois, a déclaré Human Rights Watch aujourd’hui. Les meurtres et autres mauvais traitements reflètent l’impunité généralisée dont bénéficient les membres des Imbonerakure et la réticence du gouvernement à poursuivre ou à contrôler ce groupe.
18 janvier 2017 – Trois mois après l'ouragan Matthew en Haïti, le nombre de personnes confrontées à la faim et à l'insécurité alimentaire dans les départements de Grande'Anse et du Sud - les zones les plus touchées - a diminué régulièrement, passant d'environ 1 million à 400.000, s'est félicité mercredi le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM).
By Anthony Lake
18 January 2017
What’s the most important thing children have? Their brains. And yet, we’re not caring for children’s brains the way we care for their bodies. This should concern all of us – including business leaders.
The first 1,000 days of life – from conception to age three – open a critical and singular window of opportunity. During this period, children’s brains can form 1,000 neural connections every second – a once in a lifetime pace never matched again – and these connections are the building blocks of every child’s future.
UN should impose targeted sanctions
(Nairobi) – Members of the Burundi ruling party’s youth league, the _Imbonerakure_, have brutally killed, tortured, and severely beaten scores of people across the country in recent months, Human Rights Watch said today. The killings and other ill-treatment reflect the widespread impunity for _Imbonerakure_ members and the government’s unwillingness to prosecute or rein in the group.
The man who raped Maureen was a friend of her father’s.
At the age of 11, she had left her home to work as a “house girl” for this family friend. In return, he purchased food for her family and paid Maureen’s school fees, which can be a barrier to education for girls in Malawi.
“We used to call him our uncle because of the good relationship they had,” the young Malawian woman said last year.
But then everything went wrong.
“His wife went out for a night, and that night he raped me,” Maureen said. “I didn’t tell anyone. I had no one to talk to.”
US$450 Million in IDA grants to fund the critical health and nutrition needs and expand support for key social service institutions
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In January, the polio programme is contributing to the protection of more than 4 million children against measles.
A mass vaccination campaign to protect more than 4 million children (4,766,214) against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria started on 13 January. The polio eradication infrastructure has been on hand to help with this feat of logistics from data management to training, social mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, supportive supervision and waste management.
ABUJA, Nigeria – A brutal attack by Boko Haram forced Zainab Abubakar, 28, and her six children to flee their home in northern Nigeria. “I was one month pregnant when I left Gamboru Ngala,” Ms. Abubakar told UNFPA from the Dalori displacement camp in Maiduguri. “During my escape, I lost my pregnancy.”
Ms. Abubakar’s tragic miscarriage took place in 2014, but the Boko Haram crisis continues to drive women and girls from their homes – and from access to basic health care.
PORT-AU-PRINCE – Three months after Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in Grande-Anse and Sud - the most affected areas - has declined steadily from approximately 1 million to 400,000, a recent assessment shows.
By Casie Tesfai and Jeanette Bailey
In South Sudan, an acutely malnourished child may have to travel up to eight hours along unpaved roads, through swamps and mud, under threat of violence, to reach a medical clinic where treatment can be administered. To complete a full course of treatment, this journey must be repeated once a week for three months or longer.
“Changing the World of Refugee Girls Through Education”: this is the aim of a partnership between Procter & Gamble (P&G), UNESCO and Save the Children showcased during the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, on 17 January.
Marking the launch of the commitment, P&G brought together a panel to raise awareness of the extreme vulnerability of refugee girls and to secure solutions to their future through education and skills development.
UNESCO welcomes the announcement by the Iraqi authorities of the retaking of Mosul University by Iraqi military forces. During the period of occupation by ISIL/Daesh, the University of Mosul suffered considerable physical damage, and its academic staff and students were subject to grave violations of the right to education.
TANGANYIKA, HAUT-LOMAMI, HAUT-KATNAGA : Près de 74 000 personnes déplacées suite aux violences communautaires depuis la mi-décembre
New funding through Gavi will help start-up Nexleaf Analytics provide real-time data solutions for cold chain equipment performance and maintenance in developing countries