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27 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • In August, WFP assisted 100 percent of planned beneficiaries across Nsanje, Chikwawa and Balaka districts, through cash and in-kind distributions, though with only with half rations due to insufficient funding.

  • Food security continues to worsen with unusually high maize prices and people continuing to adopt negative coping measures to meet their food needs.

27 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • An agreement between the XPRIZE Foundation and WFP Tanzania has been signed for the Global Learning XPRIZE pilot in Tanzania. The project aims to develop an open-source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.

  • WFP’s Refugee Operation is facing a funding shortfall of USD 9.6 million between September and December 2016. A reduction in the rations distributed may begin as early as October if funding is not available.

27 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Mehdi Meddeb

Children living with albinism in the Democratic Republic of Congo often face discrimination and exclusion from their peers, causing some of them to skip school or drop out altogether. Learn how UNICEF is working with the Ministry of Education to make sure that albino children and other vulnerable students get the support they need to stay in school.

23 Sep 2016 description

Forced Migration

The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.

23 Sep 2016 description

By: William Spindler

The number of people fleeing violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution in Burundi has passed the 300,000 mark some 18 months after the political crisis in the central African nation erupted in April last year.

22 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

by FLAVIEN MULUMBA

For nearly a decade, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has made progress in several areas, including health, education and the protection of young women. If we look at these developments in detail, we see that not all children benefit in the same way from such advances. In order to achieve equity for all children in the DRC, it is important to conduct a thorough analysis about disparities and inequalities between these children.

22 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

par FLAVIEN MULUMBA

Depuis bientôt une décennie, la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) a fait des progrès dans plusieurs domaines dont la santé, l’éducation et la protection de la jeune fille. Au regard de ces avancées, on remarque que tous les enfants n’en profitent pas de la même manière. C’est pour cela qu’il est important de mener une analyse en profondeur de la situation l’équité des enfants en RDC.

21 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

20 Sep 2016 description

Facts & Figures

  • Population: 4.8 million people - Human Development Index ranking: 187 of 188 countries (UNDP)

  • Number of internally displaced (UNHCR): over 384 000, including over 49 000 in the capital Bangui - Number of Central African refugees (UNHCR): 473 400 in neighbouring countries - 2.3 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance - Around 2.5 million people are food insecure - 2.4 million children are affected by the crisis (UNICEF)

19 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP’s main priority is to provide food assistance to refugees and the vulnerable host communities, and to build national capacity to design and manage home-grown hunger solutions.

  • A total of USD 10.4 million is urgently required in the next six months (September 2016 – February 2017) to maintain food assistance to the growing number of refugees in the camps.

  • School feeding in camps and in food-insecure districts ensures children attend school, receive nutritious meals and reduce dropout rates.

19 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

by YVES WILLEMOT

A l’occasion du démarrage en RDC de la campagne porte à porte, l’UNICEF rappelle que la scolarisation des enfants est la responsabilité de tous.

Campagne de porte à porte

19 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

par YVES WILLEMOT

A l’occasion du démarrage en RDC de la campagne porte à porte, l’UNICEF rappelle que la scolarisation des enfants est la responsabilité de tous.

Campagne de porte à porte

15 Sep 2016 description

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a publié aujourd’hui un rapport montrant que plus de la moitié - 3,7 millions - des six millions d’enfants en âge d’être scolarisés et relevant de sa compétence ne vont pas à l’école.

Quelque 1,75 million d’enfants réfugiés ne vont pas à l’école primaire et 1,95 million d’adolescents réfugiés ne sont pas scolarisés dans l’enseignement secondaire. Les réfugiés sont cinq fois plus susceptibles d’être déscolarisés que la moyenne mondiale.

15 Sep 2016 description
report World Bank
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Rooted in 10 conflicts, majority of refugees have been hosted by 15 countries, says new World Bank report

WASHINGTON, September 15, 2016—Forced displacement is a crisis centered in developing countries, which host 89 percent of refugees and 99 percent of internally displaced persons, says a new World Bank report. At its root are the same 10 conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world.

15 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Les mariages précoces en RDC ayant longtemps été considérés comme une bénédiction, aujourd’hui, nos communautés commencent à comprendre que ces pratiques ne sont que des antivaleurs qu’il faut à tout prix éradiquer. À cette prise de conscience s’ajoute un besoin de convaincre les familles et les parents d’adopter des comportements appropriés en se détachant des pesanteurs socioculturelles néfastes que les parents peuvent ressentir en choisissant de ne pas marier leurs enfants trop tôt.