Snapshot 24–30 June 2015
Burundi: Turnout at the parliamentary elections was low. Voting stations were targeted and there was a spate of grenade attacks in the capital: several people were injured. Around 1,000 Burundians are leaving the country every day: 62,000 refugees are now in Tanzania, 45,000 in Rwanda, and 10,600 in DRC.
South Sudan: Households in some areas of Unity and Upper Nile states are suspected to be facing Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) food security outcomes. 5–8% of the country’s population are suffering severe acute malnutrition.
The pace of general and food inflation in the region slowed in May increasing 2.7 and 2.5 percent, respectively.
In Afghanistan, greater internal displacements of food insecure populations are expected in the coming winter because of insufficient food availability and barriers to food access.
Stabilization policy efforts in India continue to mitigate the price volatility of vegetables, in particular for onion and potato.
By Alister Doyle
OSLO, June 29 (Reuters) - Armed conflicts deprive about 30 million children of education worldwide and governments need to step up investments to make schools safer, partly by widening use of the Internet, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg said on Monday.
Selon un nouveau document du Rapport mondial de suivi sur l'Éducation pour tous (GMR) de l’UNESCO, 34 millions d’enfants et d’adolescents ne sont pas scolarisés dans les pays touchés par un conflit. Les plus vulnérables sont les plus durement atteints : pour les plus pauvres, la probabilité de ne pas être scolarisé est deux fois plus grande dans les pays en conflit que dans les pays en paix.
Ces dernières années ont été marquées par des crises humanitaires majeures en République Centrafricaine, au Sud Soudan, en Syrie, en Irak, et dans les régions touchées par le virus Ebola. Plus près de chez nous, l’est de l’Ukraine est en proie au chaos, suspendu à un fragile cessez-le-feu. Ces crises mobilisent comme jamais jusqu’alors l’ensemble de la communauté humanitaire qui doit faire face à de multiples conflits inscrits dans la durée.
Les ressources humaines et financières de nos organisations sont durement éprouvées alors même que les besoins grandissent.
$2.3 billion required to send children to school in war-torn countries
A new paper by UNESCO’s Education For All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) shows that 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict-affected countries. The most vulnerable are the hardest hit: the poorest are twice as likely to be out of school as their counterparts in peaceful countries. The paper shows that $2.3 billion is required to place them in school - ten times the amount that education is receiving from humanitarian aid right now.
Les écoles et les universités devraient être des sanctuaires d’apprentissage où les jeunes esprits peuvent se sentir en sécurité pour s’informer, étudier, réfléchir, rêver et développer pleinement leur potentiel. C’est tout cela qui est menacé lorsque des forces armées convertissent des écoles en un élément du champ de bataille et utilisent des institutions consacrées à l’éducation pour en faire un usage militaire.
In a statement delivered in Geneva today, the Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the support of her Office for the recently completed Safe Schools Declaration and Guidelines, which aim to protect schools and universities from military use during armed conflict.
The Special Representative said she and her Office would continue to “strongly advocate” on behalf of children in conflict situations to persuade as many Member States as possible to commit to the Declaration, which has already received 46 endorsements.
El informe Progreso para la Infancia destaca las lecciones extraídas de los ODM
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NUEVA YORK, 23 de junio de 2015 – La comunidad mundial defraudará a millones de niños y niñas si no otorga a los más desfavorecidos un lugar preponderante en su nueva hoja de ruta para el desarrollo durante los próximos 15 años, advirtió hoy UNICEF.
Le rapport « Progrès pour les enfants » met en avant les leçons tirées des OMD
NEW YORK, 23 juin 2015 – La communauté mondiale faillira à ses devoirs envers des millions d’enfants si elle n’accorde pas à ceux qui sont le plus défavorisés la priorité dans sa nouvelle feuille de route pour le développement au cours des 15 ans à venir, a averti l’UNICEF aujourd’hui.
Snapshot 17–23 June 2015
Yemen: 2.3 million more people are food insecure than in March – the total is now at 12.9 million people. 279 children have been killed and 402 injured in the conflict, out of almost 2,600 total deaths and 11,000 injured. 53 health facilities have been damaged. Peace talks have ended with no agreement.
This paper on education in emergencies and protracted crises is a background paper for the Oslo Summit on Education Development held 6-7 July 2015. The summit aims at mobilizing a strong and renewed political commitment for global education, focusing on four areas: investments in education, girls’ education, education in emergencies, and quality of learning.
A child’s chance to survive and thrive is much greater in 2015 than it was when the global community committed to the MDGs in 2000.
Data show significant progress in areas such as child survival, nutrition, motherto-child transmission of HIV and primary school enrolment, among others. These are impressive achievements, but they are only part of the story.
Over 30 million children are now displaced by war and conflict. «We must increase our efforts to protect, help and bring new opportunities and hope to the youngest and most vulnerable victims of war», says NRC´s Secretary General, Jan Egeland. Children make up 52 percent of the 59.5 million people displaced by war today, according to the new Global Trends Report from UNHCR, which was launched earlier this week.
“We are failing”
During the 2015 Strategic Response Plan (SRP), The Sahel output indicators were defined in consultation with the regional sector focal points to provide a standard measure of performance for the Sahel. Country Cluster focal points provided their annual targets for each country and started to report on their cluster achievements for each of the output indicators on a monthly basis.
In countries around the globe, Salesian missionaries are assisting close to 400,000 refugees and internally displaced persons whose lives have been affected by war, persecution, famine and natural disasters such as floods, droughts and earthquakes. Salesian programs provide refugees much needed education and technical skills training, workforce development, healthcare and nutrition. Each year, June 20 marks World Refugee Day, a day that honors the plight of millions of refugees and internally displaced people around the globe.
Global response in 2014
UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:
• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;
New five year education programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo will help girls and boys get the skills they need to succeed.nternational Development Secretary Justine Greening and First Lady Michelle Obama came together in London today to launch a global push to make sure girls in poor countries get the education they deserve.
Snapshot 10–16 June 2015
Ebola in Sierra Leone and Guinea: Weekly Ebola case incidence has risen for two consecutive weeks. Guinea recorded 16 new cases in the week to 7 June, five from unknown chains of transmission. Sierra Leone recorded 15 cases, the highest weekly total since late March. It has extended the state of emergency for 90 days.