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23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Government of India and WFP signed a Letter of Intent for a proposal to establish a Centre of Excellence (CENEX) on food and nutrition security. Two working groups were formalized and subsequent meetings are being held to plan next steps.

  • WFP has been invited to share its experiences on fortification and the results of the fortification pilot as inputs for the potential formulation of a national food fortification policy.

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,868 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016

Trends on sea arrivals

Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.

21 Jun 2016 description
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This issue of Southasiadisasters.net on “Building Resilience for All: Lessons from Assam” brings out the initiatives that are currently ongoing in the State of Assam for building a ‘safer and disaster resilient State’. The Government of Assam is committed to create a more disaster resilient and safer Assam, and in this perspective a road map is being devised which also encourages a wide range of organizations to unite together for the development of Assam.

19 Jun 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

There are over 11,000 asylum seekers in the Asian financial hub, some still uncertain about their fate after waiting for more than 15 years

HONG KONG, June 19 (Reuters) - The number of stateless children born to refugees is growing in Hong Kong, where claims from asylum seekers have more than tripled in the last two years, alarming residents and lawmakers.

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15 Jun 2016 description

New Delhi, India | AFP | Wednesday 6/15/2016 - 12:08 GMT

Two years after it was declared polio free, India said Wednesday it was launching an emergency vaccination drive after discovering a strain of the disease that is not covered by its existing inoculations.

Although no actual case of the disease has been detected, health officials said they would vaccinate hundreds of thousands of children living in the southern state where the variety of the virus was found in a sewer during routine checks.

15 Jun 2016 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Regional Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

10 Jun 2016 description

Washington/Londres/Rome – Une analyse contemporaine importante de la pratique de repas scolaires mondial, conçue pour aider à renforcer ces investissements sociaux cruciaux, a été publiée aujourd’hui par le Partnership for Child Development de l’Imperial College de Londres (PCD), le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) et la Banque Mondiale.

10 Jun 2016 description

The 2015 International Annual Report describes how SOS Children’s Villages around the world supported children and strengthened families and communities in 2015 through community-integrated responses in care, education, health and emergency services.

The 573 SOS Children’s Villages around the world in 2015 are described as ‘care and protection hubs’ for their local communities, as they provided a range of locally-tailored services to support vulnerable children.

09 Jun 2016 description

WASHINGTON/LONDRES/ROMA – La Alianza para el Desarrollo Infantil del Imperial College de Londres (PCD por sus siglas en inglés), el Programa Mundial de Alimentos (PMA) y el Banco Mundial han hecho público hoy un importante análisis de las prácticas mundiales en comidas escolares, diseñado para ayudar a fortalecer este tipo de inversión social esencial.

09 Jun 2016 description

WASHINGTON/LONDON/ROME – A major contemporary analysis of global school meals practices, designed to help strengthen these vital social investments, was released today by Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Bank (WB).

09 Jun 2016 description

A new report from the Generation Nutrition campaign – “Nutrition Funding: The Missing Piece of the Puzzle is launched on the third anniversary of Nutrition for Growth.

09 Jun 2016 description
report AlertNet

Plan aims to boost resilience to quakes, cyclones and floods, and save lives by preparing better for disasters

By Nita Bhalla

NEW DELHI, June 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's new plan to tackle disasters fails to address the needs of vulnerable groups, which could lead to millions of women, children, disabled and elderly people as well as lower caste and tribal communities being put at further risk, aid workers said.

03 Jun 2016 description

The humanitarian impact of the 2015-2016 El Niño remains deeply alarming, now affecting over 60 million people. Central America, East Africa (particularly Ethiopia), the Pacific and Southern Africa remain the most affected regions. The El Niño phenomenon is now in decline, but projections indicate the situation will worsen throughout at least the end of the year, with food insecurity caused primarily by drought not likely to peak before December. Therefore, the humanitarian impacts will last well into 2017 .

01 Jun 2016 description

The month saw Venezuela’s political, economic and humanitarian crisis worsen amid heightened tensions between the government and opposition, a situation which could lead to state collapse and regional destabilisation. Another major setback in electing a new president in Haiti prompted fears of further civil unrest. In West Africa, deadly violence in central Mali and south-east Nigeria spiked, while a power struggle in Guinea-Bissau led to a dangerous standoff.

01 Jun 2016 description
report Government of India

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has recommended that drought-affected states reimburse fees and other entitlement of children of farmers and economically-weaker section people studying in private schools for one year.

The Commission has written letters to the chief ministers of 12 drought-affected states to reimburse the fee and education entitlement such as school bags, uniforms, notebooks, under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan.

31 May 2016 description
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Shock at the Scale of Grave Violations Committed Against Children in 2015

New York – In his Annual report on children and armed conflict covering the year 2015, the UN Secretary-General expressed his shock at the scale of grave violations committed against children in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

25 May 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Rina Chandran | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Monday, 23 May 2016 13:32 GMT

MUMBAI, May 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India's worst drought in decades is hurting women and lower-caste Dalits disproportionately, with impacts ranging from malnutrition to early marriage to prostitution, activists say.

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