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Forward

Education unlocks the potential of young minds, and helps new generations realise their dreams for the future. However, we are facing a global education crisis. Millions of children are out of school, or in school but not learning. We must put education at the top of the agenda.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12946

SECURITY COUNCIL
8020TH MEETING (AM)

Calling upon all parties in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and north-east Nigeria to urgently take steps that would enable a more effective humanitarian response, the Security Council today expressed its grave concern about the unprecedented level of global humanitarian needs and the threat of famine currently facing more than 20 million people in those countries.

01 Aug 2017 description
  • Somalia grant of US$ 34.8 million set to benefit 804,000 individuals

  • South Sudan grant of US$ 43.8 million set to benefit 300,000 individuals

  • Pastoralists and agro-pastoralist households among the target beneficiaries; Women, children, elderly and disabled to be prioritized

27 Jul 2017 description

Baidoa, 27 July 2017 - The UN held a capacity-building workshop for thirty mental health professionals from institutions in Baidoa, the capital of Somalia’s South West state.

The training was held between 24 and 26 July 2017 and provided basic preparation for handling psychiatric disorders. Participants included staff from Baidoa central prison, the city’s psychiatric hospital, and the Baidoa Disarmament, Demobilisation and Rehabilitation centre.

28 Jun 2017 description

Record numbers of people are fleeing war, drought, and famine in South Sudan and Somalia. People with disabilities or injuries are forced to take enormous risks to reach a place of safety. Handicap International is working hard to make sure that thousands of people in similar situations across East Africa receive immediate card and long-term support. Collectively, we have a responsibility to ensure that all refugees live safe, independent, and dignified lives.

22 Jun 2017 description

By Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien

Each year, millions of people are forced from their homes by armed conflict, human rights violations and natural disasters. Some cross borders and seek protection and assistance in other countries as refugees, but the majority remain internally displaced within their country.

08 Jun 2017 description

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Last year broke records, but for all the wrong reasons. More people were forcibly displaced than at any time since the Second World War. Huge numbers needed humanitarian assistance to meet their most basic needs. Our budget, as a result, was the largest yet.

03 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

172,504 The camp population as at 15 May.
The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

7,442 Total number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in 2017.

10,133 The total number of new arrivals registered in 2017.

30,896 The population currently hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement.

2,357 The number of registered South Sudanese Unaccompanied children in Kakuma as at 15 May.

FUNDING USD 65M

PRIORITIES

 Movement of new arrivals from Nadapal transit centre to Kakuma

 Monitoring of new arrivals trend

30 May 2017 description

Introduction

This Supplementary Appeal outlines UNHCR’s expansion plans for the operation in Libya and presents funding requirements to meet the increased humanitarian and protection needs of conflict affected populations, both Libyan and non-Libyan.

04 May 2017 description

by Bertha Wangari, Information and Communications Assistant, EU Humanitarian Aid.

A growing number of Somali refugees who have lived for decades in Kenya’s Dadaab camp are returning to Somalia via a repatriation program run by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR. Dadaab refugee camp is one of the biggest camps in the world. Citing security concerns, the government of Kenya has announced its intention to repatriate Somali refugees and close Dadaab camp which has hosted refugees for over 25 years.

03 May 2017 description

PROVIDING HOPE THROUGH CHOICE

Protection
Targeted cash grants for refugees; including survivors of SGBV, child protection cases and refugees with specific needs.

Multipurpose
Multi-purpose grants to support protection outcomes for most vulnerable IDPs; including persons with specific needs and survivors of SGBV.

Shelter/NFIs
Targeted cash-based assistance, purposed as rental subsidy for those in displacement, or shelter repair grants for returnees.

Background

01 May 2017 description

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria, and Yemen, with more than 20 million people at risk. Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East Africa region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

What can you tell us about the scale of this crisis?

25 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

IGAD and Somali Refugees p. 2

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 3

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 4

Focus on the operation

Afar region: great hospitality in an inhospitable environment p. 5

“Services are limited due to funding constraints.”

Eritrean Asiya leaves shame aside and joins school p. 7

Refugee Voices

23 Apr 2017 description

A severe food crisis is advancing across East Africa, Nigeria and Yemen. In this interview, Xavier Duvauchelle, Handicap International’s desk officer for the East African region, explains the scale of the disaster and how our teams on the ground are responding.

13 Apr 2017 description

By Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General, WHO

13 APRIL 2017 - Today we begin the launch of “Ten years in public health 2007-2017” – a report that chronicles the evolution of global public health over the decade that I have served as Director-General at WHO.