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10 Feb 2016 description

USAID partners to end extreme poverty and to promote resilient, democratic societies while advancing our security and prosperity. Our work reflects American values and our commitment to a world where everyone has the opportunity to live in peace and prosperity.

FY 2017 BUDGET REQUEST HIGHLIGHTS

As a core pillar of American leadership and power, global development works together with defense and diplomacy to advance our interests and values abroad, and to protect the American people at home.

09 Feb 2016 description
  • There are ten weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.

08 Feb 2016 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Between January and December 2015, open sources reported 29 times on administrative decisions by states (26) or non-state actors (3) that affected aid agencies’ abilities to deliver aid. Seven reports referred to newly introduced bills, laws or regulations and 22 described specific measures using existing laws or regulations that affected the work of humanitarian organisations or their local partners.

08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP’s assistance in Somalia focuses on enhancing the resilience of vulnerable populations to shocks, providing protective safety nets and saving lives. WFP recognizes that gender inequality directly affects the ability of nations to become free from hunger and food insecurity and has integrated gender-sensitive programming throughout its activities. In 2015, WFP targeted 1.93 million vulnerable Somalis in food insecure areas through nutrition, livelihood, relief and social safety net programmes under the PRRO.

06 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, le 5 février 2016 – Au moins 200 millions de filles et de femmes en vie aujourd'hui ont subi des mutilations génitales dans 30 pays, d'après un nouveau rapport statistique publié à l'approche de la Journée internationale de la tolérance zéro à l'égard des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) des Nations Unies.

05 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • In Ethiopia, the number of new arrivals from South Sudan has significantly dropped and on average one refugee arrives in Gambella daily. The new arrivals enter thorough Pagak, Burbie, Akobo or Raad.
    The total number of new arrivals from South Sudan since 15 December 2013 is 226,473 individuals (221,280 in Gambella and 5,053 in the Benishangul-Gumuz Region). 71% of the adult refugee population are women and girls and 68% are children. The cumulative number of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia is 281,205.

05 Feb 2016 description

Kenya, 04 February 2016 – UN-Habitat has joined in the implementation of Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Program (KISEDP), a Turkana-based initiative that seeks to facilitate collaboration and coordination between the Kenyan Government, UN agencies, development actors, NGOs, private sector and civil society to build sustainable services and economic opportunities in Kalobeyei, a new settlement in Kenya that is expected to accommodate more than 60,000 refugees and host communities.

04 Feb 2016 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By DPPS

The government on Thursday released Sh1 billion to conclude the resettlement of all remaining internally displaced people (IDPs) in the country.

This brings to Sh17.5 billion the total amount spent by the government to resettle IDPs since 2008.

The IDPs were displaced during the 2007-2008 post-election violence and forest evictions.

Addressing representatives of IDPs at his Karen residence, Deputy President William Ruto said the last batch of funds would be wired to the accounts of the affected people beginning Friday.

04 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- El Niño“drought effect” likely to have a long-lasting impact as people’ resilience continues to be eroded
- Ethiopia battling worst drought in decades
- Drought, food in security and power shortages stalk southern Africa region
- Cholera, a preventable disease, kills thousands across eastern and southern Africa
- Protracted conflicts to complicate humanitarian situation
- Funding shortfalls paralyse humanitarian responses

04 Feb 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

49,337 South Sudanese refugees received since December 2013.

2,341 UAMS in Kakuma Camp.

433 Newly arrived children immunized at reception centre Litres of water provided per person during reporting period

7,500 Number of roofed durable shelters for new arrivals

FUNDING

USD 18.9 MILLION Requested for the operation

PRIORITIES

  • Monitor trends of new arrivals

  • Maintenance of water network to ensure improved supply