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31 Jan 2015 description
report UN News Service

30 January 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council today condemned the terrorist attacks on towns in the northern part of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, which killed and injured dozens of Egyptian soldiers and people.

“The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attacks in North Sinai on 29 January, which killed dozens of people, including civilians, and injured scores of others,” said a statement issued through his spokesperson.

30 Jan 2015 description

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Thursday 1/30/2015 - 19:23 GMT

by Haitham El-Tabei

Egypt's army and jihadists clashed in Sinai Friday, leaving two children dead, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi flew home early from an African summit after militant attacks killed at least 30 people.

The top brass vowed to hunt down those behind the violence.

Health officials said a six-month-old baby was hit in the head by a bullet during the clashes and a six-year-old was killed in a rocket blast in the Sinai Peninsula.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

BEIRUT, 30 January 2015 – A top European humanitarian official visited a public school in Lebanon, supported by European Union funding through UNICEF. The European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Mr. Christos Stylianides, accompanied by the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon Ambassador Angelina Eichhorst and UNICEF Representative in Lebanon Mrs. Annamaria Laurini, visited the intermediate public school in Geitawi, Beirut today.

30 Jan 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

●Lack of financial resources impedes home reconstruction in Gaza, despite progress in the assessment and clearance of cases.
●Relaxation in eligibility criteria for exit permits from Gaza via Israel alongside ongoing closure of Gaza’s crossing with Egypt.
●Over 1,200 displaced in the West Bank in the context of Israeli home demolitions during 2014, a six-year high.

DECEMBER FIGURES

29 Jan 2015 description

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In Egypt, RRP partners continued the implementation of the socio‐economic assessment, with interviews being carried out in Greater Cairo and preparations underway for the start of interviews in Alexandria and Damietta. Training was also carried out on Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and Livelihoods for 16 caseworkers from partner agencies implementing the graduation project. At the end of the third quarter of 2014, almost 550 individuals had been employed and 370 supported to start a business.

29 Jan 2015 description

1/30/2015 - 00:22 GMT

by Jay DESHMUKH / Abdelhalim ABDALLAH

Militants fired a barrage of rockets and set off a car bomb Thursday killing at least 26 people, mostly soldiers, in Egypt's North Sinai province, where security forces are battling a raging Islamist insurgency.

Jihadists have regularly attacked security forces in the Sinai Peninsula since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted by then army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in July 2013.

29 Jan 2015 description

NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In Egypt, 97,312 beneficiaries were reached with food assistance in November, with more than USD 2.7 million injected into the local economy through food vouchers during the month.

29 Jan 2015 description

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS:

Projects to enhance social cohesion take on a wide variety of forms across the region. In Egypt, the Outa Hamra (Red Tomatoes) Troupe, composed of Egyptian, Syrian, and European artists, gave a performance during October on personal stories and songs from different cultures to a large audience from the Syrian and Egyptian communities. The troupe’s performances are part of a Community Support Project (CSP) which aims to engage impacted Egyptian communities and refugees from different countries through theatre and other artistic events.

29 Jan 2015 description

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In Egypt, RRP6 partners have extended support to the Ministry of Health and Population Expanded Program on Immunization for its national anti‐Polio campaign during October. The campaign targeted more than 17 million children under five, including some 27,000 refugee children. The support was in the form of disseminating information about the campaign through SMS, Facebook and flyers. This is the second round of national anti‐Polio campaign in 2014.

29 Jan 2015 description

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS:

Distribution of food assistance across the region was carried out as planned, without the reductions in voucher values or beneficiaries expected as a result of funding shortages.