Summary of WFP assistance:
In this issue:
UN-SPIDER at a glance
UN-SPIDER compiles list of satellite resources in response to Nepal earthquake
UN-SPIDER holds training course for Bhutan officials
UN-SPIDER concludes training workshop in Bangladesh
Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and the Pacific: Successful first training
UN-SPIDER experts publishes article on space-based information and ecosystems
UN-SPIDER participates in Engage2015 Conference
News from our Regional Support Offices
The 2014 Annual report of the ICRC is an account of field activities conducted worldwide. Activities are part of the organization's mandate to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war, and to promote respect for international humanitarian law.
Facts and figures
26.2 million people had access to water and sanitation improved.
Read more on water and shelter.
9.12 million people were provided with basic aid such as food.
Read more on aid distribution.
During June-July-August 2015, Below average precipitation is very likely over southern Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, extreme southern Mali, Western half of Côte d’Ivoire, coastal part of Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria.
Below average precipitation is likely over Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire, extreme Southern-West Ghana, lake chad region, extreme southern of South Sudan and Ethiopia, northern-east DCR, northern Uganda, and Kenyan from May to August
Aide humanitaire aux réfugiés sahraouis, la crise oubliée
L'année 2015 marque les 40 ans de cette crise oubliée. Les réfugiés sahraouis, estimés à plus de 165 000 personnes par les autorités algériennes, vivent depuis plusieurs générations dans des camps répartis autour de la ville de Tindouf, au sud-ouest de l'Algérie, et dépendent intégralement de l'aide internationale pour l'accès aux services essentiels (eau, assainissement, hygiène, alimentation/nutrition, soins de santé, soutien aux personnes vulnérables...).
7435e séance – matin
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
COUVERTURE DES RÉUNIONS
Par la résolution 2218 (2015), adoptée à l’unanimité ce matin, le Conseil de sécurité a décidé de proroger le mandat de la Mission des Nations Unies pour l’organisation d’un référendum au Sahara occidental (MINURSO) jusqu’au 30 avril 2016.
7435th Meeting (AM)
Deciding to extend by one year the mandate for the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), the Security Council adopted today a resolution calling on all parties to continue to show political will to enter into a more intensive and substantive phase of negotiations to resolve the territorial dispute.
Forty years after the Sahrawi refugee crisis began the social pressures on the men and women who live in these camps and the problems concerning their humanitarian situation are becoming ever more unbearable. Today, their voices must be heard.
Oxfam has worked in the Sahrawi refugee camps since the 1970s. Based on this experience, the report gives tangible insights in their way of living, their aspirations and their growing frustration over what they consider the inability of the international community to uphold their rights.
Humanitarian situation and needs
The Sahrawi refugees are the result of an unresolved political conflict with humanitarian consequences, which have to be addressed in line with the humanitarian principles of neutrality and impartiality.
The Sahrawi refugee situation is defined as a forgotten crisis by the European Commission, meaning that it receives little funding from the international community.
1 - May 2013: The Nigerian Government declares The State of emergency in Borno , Yobe and Adamawa states, 3 northeastern states of Nigeria hit by attacks of armed groups.
2 - November 2014: New attacks occur on November 5 in Malam Fatori (3km from Bosso) and November 24 in Damasak (35km from Diffa )
3 - January 2015: 3,000 Nigerian soldiers are deployed in the border area of Nigeria.
More resources and fresh policies needed to get children into school
BEIRUT, Lebanon, 15 April 2015 – Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in every four children and young adolescents (more than 21 million) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
Le droit à l’éducation est un droit pour lequel l’Algérie a déployé beaucoup d’efforts au fil des années. Le budget de l’éducation a été multiplié par dix depuis 1990 permettant une éducation gratuite à plus de 8 millions d’élèves répartis à travers prés de 23 000 établissements scolaires pour les cycles primaire et moyen.
The last decade has seen an increase in enrolment, a decrease in disparity and rising levels of government funding for education. Of particular note, pre-primary enrolment rates have dropped dramatically. Despite this, far too many children drop out of lower secondary education.
In the last decade, the countries of the Middle East and North Africa have invested considerable resources and political capital to bring more children into the classroom.
Most impressively, out-of-school rates for primary school children have plummeted, often by as much as half, bringing hope and new opportunity to millions.