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09 Oct 2015 description
report CARE

Out of school and into marriage: 39,000 girls forced to marry every day

Girls in 26 countries are more likely to be forced into marriage than to enroll in secondary school, research from CARE has found.

The report, Vows of Poverty, has been released to mark the International Day of the Girl on 11 October and provides a snapshot of the forces that drive girls into marriage and out of school.

The report found:

07 Oct 2015 description


Calm is gradually returning in Bangui following the eruption of violence on 26 September in which at least 42 people were killed, over 300 injured and 37,000 displaced. Businesses, public transport and other activities are slowly resuming in the city centre. However, there are still barricades on certain roads and criminal activities have been reported in various neighbourhoods. Population movement and humanitarian access are still difficult due to insecurity.

06 Oct 2015 description

WHO has an essential role to play in supporting Member States to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies with public health consequences. An Emergency Response Framework (ERF) was developed to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities in this regard and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies. Ultimately, the ERF requires WHO to act with urgency and predictability to best serve and be accountable to populations affected by emergencies. ERF describes WHO’s internal grading process for emergencies.

06 Oct 2015 description

Afghanistan: The humanitarian situation in Kunduz is deteriorating as fighting for control of the city continues. Aid organisations have withdrawn, after a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital was bombed in an airstrike, killing 22 and injuring 37.

Burundi: At least eight civilians were killed in Bujumbura over the weekend as political violence persists, and people continue to flee. Some 128,000 people are reliant on food assistance: in some of the areas affected by insecurity, food prices are up to 95% higher than average.

06 Oct 2015 description

These maps show displacements of populations in the Sahel due to ongoing regional crises, including Boko Haram-related violence in northeast Nigeria, the conflict in the neighbouring Central African Republic, and the unrest in northern Mali.

05 Oct 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Soixante-dixième session
25e & 26e séances plénières, matin & après-midi

La Syrie et les changements climatiques de nouveau au cœur du débat

01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Oct 2015 description
  • The week, WHO removed Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries following all samples in the polio laboratory being tested negative for wild poliovirus for a whole year following the most recent case on 24 July 2014. This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free. More.

01 Oct 2015 description

Les perspectives actuelles sont favorables pour des récoltes moyennes à bonnes au Sahel

Messages clés

  • La régularité des pluies depuis mi-juillet dans les zones soudaniennes et sahéliennes a résorbé une bonne partie du retard d’installation de la saison et le développement des cultures et des pâturages est en général satisfaisant. Toutefois, les pluies intenses en août-septembre ont occasionné des inondations localisées.

01 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.

In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.

30 Sep 2015 description


Le 23 septembre, le président Michel Kafando et son gouvernement de transition ont été réintégrés, mettant fin à un coup d'État par les forces de la garde présidentielle une semaine plus tôt. Le gouvernement a ordonné le démantèlement et le désarmement de la garde présidentielle et gelé les avoirs du leader du coup.


30 Sep 2015 description

On 23 September, transitional President Michel Kafando and his government were reinstated, ending a coup by the presidential guard forces a week earlier.
The government has ordered the dismantling and disarmament of the presidential guards and frozen the assets of the coup leader.

29 Sep 2015 description

El Salvador: More than 100,000 farmers are estimated to be affected by crop losses due to a prolonged dry-spell. Up to 60% of the total maize crop has been lost in the affected areas. An estimated 156,000 people are facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes, mainly in eastern and western regions.

29 Sep 2015 description
  • As of 24 September, the funding gap of the coordinated appeals framework is $11.7 billion, meaning that almost 60 per cent is not covered. In total, $19.8 billion are required for 2015. $8.1 billion have been received which includes $1.5 billion newly reported to the Financial Tracking Service (FTS) in September.

29 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 28 September 2015 - An estimated 500,000 newborn lives have been saved and 100 million women and their newborns protected from the deadly disease, maternal and newborn tetanus, thanks to a ten-year long partnership between Pampers® and UNICEF that helped achieve this milestone.

The partners marked the tenth anniversary of their work today by celebrating the contributions of their joint effort that has helped in the elimination of maternal and newborn tetanus in 17 countries, with the success of the ‘1 Pack = 1 Vaccine’ initiative.

29 Sep 2015 description


  • 2.5 million people displaced by crisis in Lake Chad Basin. Over 2.1 million IDPs reported in Nigeria alone across several states.

  • Elections in October in Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire and CAR. Burkina elections likely to be postponed.

  • Ebola infections in Sierra Leone and Guinea decline, no new outbreak in Liberia.

  • More than 300,000 people affected by floods in Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone

28 Sep 2015 description


  • Tchad : des dizaines de milliers de déplacés sans assistance humanitaire (French.China.Org.Cn, 23/09/15)

  • Lake Chad – new violence, new displacement (UNHCR, 24/09/15)

  • Lac Tchad: la Croix-Rouge cherche à intensifier son action face à la crise humanitaire (CICR, 16/09/15)

  • Finding a new family in a refugee camp in Chad (UNICEF, 17/09/15)

  • Boko Haram: près d' 1,5 million d'enfants déplacés en six ans (Swissinfo.ch, 18/09/15)

26 Sep 2015 description


24 Sep 2015 description
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Key messages

  • Humanitarian air services are a lifeline for millions of vulnerable people in humanitarian crises where quick and safe access is vital to save lives.

  • Due to the lack of reliable roads, ports and other infrastructure, access to many crises by land or water is difficult, if not impossible. Humanitarian air services are often the only way to get access to remote places and reach people in need.

  • In addition to transporting humanitarian supplies and workers, humanitarian air services perform medical and security evacuations.