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World + 3 others
Strong Girls, Powerful Women: Program Planning and Design for Adolescent Girls in Humanitarian Settings

In most countries, adolescent girls face disadvantages compared to their male peers in family roles, divisions of labor, and access to resources because they are female and young. Even before conflicts erupt or natural disasters occur, adolescent girls’ transition from childhood to adulthood is shaped by rigid expectations that have negative implications for their access to health services, schooling, and other life-shaping opportunities.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia setting the highest humanitarian standards but the rest of the international community must shoulder their share of the burden

John Ging said Ethiopa was "an example of international standard for the treatment of refugees in practice" and asked the international community to share the burden. The refugee appeal is just 25 per cent funded.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 11 others
UN Emergency Fund gives $75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

(New York, 23 July 2014) – United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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World + 8 others
USAID announces new resources to prevent child, early, and forced marriage

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
USAID Press Office
+1.202.712.4320 | Email: USAIDPressOfficers@usaid.gov |​​ Twitter: @USAIDPress

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World + 4 others
New funding to protect millions of girls from child marriage

The UK is driving a major new global push to end child and forced marriage across the world, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today at the UK’s first Girl Summit. placeholder With the goal of ending child marriage in 12 of the most highly affected countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, Britain is working with the UN to deliver a scheme to help 6 million girls worldwide escape child marriage.

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Sudan + 13 others
Climate Prediction Center’s Africa Hazards Outlook July 24 – July 30, 2014

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  • A large area of enhanced rainfall may trigger localized flooding across parts of eastern Sudan.
  • Consistently poor rainfall has led to deteriorating ground conditions across northeastern Nigeria and western Chad.

1) The potential for significantly heavy rainfall remains forecast over the River Nile and Kassala provinces of eastern Sudan, which may trigger localized flooding and elevated river levels along the Nile River basin during the next seven days.

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World + 42 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16-22 July

The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Ethiopia Monthly Market Watch June 2014

Highlights

  • The general year-to-year inflation which measures the cost of living compared to the same month last year stod at 8.5%; the fod part of the inflation stod at 6.2% and that of non-fod at 1%.

  • In June 2014, the Ethiopian Government made an adjustmento the retail of prices fuel. The retail prices of petrol increased by 0.8%, diesel by 2.4% while no changes were made on kerosene prices. A liter of petrol at Adis Ababa was sold at US $1.06 while diesel and Kerosene were sold at US $ 0.97 and US$ 0.81 per literespectively.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Weekly Humanitarian Bulletin, 21 July 2014

KEY EVENTS

  • Preliminary results of seven biannual nutrition surveys revealed the need to scale-up emergency nutrition responses in Dembale and Kelafo woredas of Somali region and Mieso woreda of Oromia region.

  • The development of a new camp (Pamdong) in Gambella, which was selected on 16 July, is being expedited.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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South Sudan + 3 others
IOM Regional Response to South Sudan Crisis, External Sitrep 14– 20 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 1.1 million people remain internally displaced across South Sudan.

  • Number of refugees transported by IOM in Ethiopia passes the 150,000 mark.

  • Refugees travelling to Kenya continue to face insecurity along the way.

  • Uganda records an increase in refugee arrivals in this reporting period.

OVERVIEW

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World + 3 others
Strategy for intensifying international efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation for the period 2014–2017

‘Worldwide, around 125 million girls and women have been subjected to genital mutilation. The fight to eliminate female genital mutilation in Norway and internationally is a high priority for the Government. Norway has set the new and ambitious goal of eliminating this harmful practice in the course of one generation,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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World + 7 others
Le Canada se porte à la défense des filles à l’occasion d’un sommet mondial pour mettre fin au mariage d’enfants

Le ministre des Affaires étrangères John Baird a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’il assistera au Sommet sur les filles 2014 à Londres, au Royaume-Uni, afin d’appuyer les efforts mondiaux déployés pour mettre fin aux mariages précoces et forcés ainsi qu’à la mutilation génitale des femmes.

« Le mariage d’enfants est un problème mondial qui exige une action concertée de tous les pays, a déclaré le ministre Baird. Son élimination donnera aux femmes et aux filles l’autonomie dont elles ont besoin pour contribuer au développement et à la prospérité de leurs collectivités. »

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Ethiopia Working to Eradicate TB within 20 Years

Addis Ababa July 19/2014 Ministry of Health said that it is working to eradicate tuberculosis (TB) from Ethiopia within 20 years, well ahead of the international target date set for 50 years.

While visiting the renovated TB capture laboratory of the Saint Peter’s Specialized Hospital on Friday, July 18, 2014, Minister of Health, Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, said Ethiopia plans to eradicate tuberculosis earlier than the internationally target date set by World Health Organization to eliminate the disease in 50 years. The plan is to eradicate TB from Ethiopia within 20 years.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
Ethiopia Gambella Refugee Camps (new arrivals): Nutrition Situation (as of July-2014)

Key Response Activities:

Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) programs have been established by nutrition partners to treat acute malnutrition in the camps and on arrival at reception centres.

There are two main components of the CMAM:

1.Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

2.Targeted Supplementary Feeding Program (TSFP) for the treatment of Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM).

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Ethiopia + 1 other
IOM SLO Response to South Sudan Crisis in Ethiopia: External Situation Report 24 June - 08 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

• During this reporting period, there was a steady reduction of the number of refugees entering Ethiopia from South Sudan.

• Movement by air for vulnerable refugees is ongoing in Ethiopia as boat movements is ongoing.

• Total number of refugees moved by IOM passes the 147,924 mark.

GENERAL OVERVIEW

  • The number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia has passed 158,164 (according to UNHCR: 03 July), making Ethiopia the biggest receiving country of South Sudanese refugees.

International Organization for Migration:

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