Snapshot 29 April–5 May 2015
Nepal: The death toll from the earthquake has reached 7,250, with more than 14,000 injured. Aftershocks are still occurring, and some villages have still not been reached. 300,000 homes are estimated to need rebuilding or repair.
Yemen: The estimated number of IDPs has doubled since 17 April to reach 300,000, as conflict continues. Food distribution, health, and WASH systems are on the verge of collapse, due in large part to severe fuel shortages.
The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is pleased to present its quarterly update for the period January to March 2015 in a modified format that reflects IDMC’s new strategic objectives and expected outcomes. 2015 is a transitional year for IDMC during which we will meet our running commitments and at the same time engage in activities within the new strategic framework. These reports will of course continue to keep you updated on progress made towards achieving our goals.
In India, unseasonal rains damaged 8.5 million hectares of crops, mainly wheat. The Government has responded mainly by increasing input subsidies and facilitating the processing of insurance claims.
Thailand has launched a loan relief programme for affected farmers through the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives.
In Pakistan, potato prices have fallen by 45 percent year on year as farmers switch from growing wheat to potatoes.
Educate A Child, a global programme of Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in Paris, France. The purpose of this MoU is to collaborate and engage in projects and activities that support access to primary education. These projects will contribute to the reduction of the number of out of school children in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, where approximately half the world’s out of school children reside.
Develops a basic concept of internationally oriented, context-related and process-oriented peace education with clearly defined target groups. Against this background, the author presents a comprehensive and practical approach to peace education in crisis and conflict regions, the aim being to promote conflict transformation. In this context, a fundamental distinction is made between direct peace education (encounter, inspiration, training) and structural peace education (pilot projects, curricula, implementation).
Snapshot 22–28 April 2015
Nepal: The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 25 April has affected 8 million people. As of 28 April, 5,057 people have been reported dead, and more than 8,500 injured. Hundreds of thousands of people are living in tents, while the villages closest to the quake’s epicentre remain inaccessible.
By Valentina Ieri
UNITED NATIONS, Apr 18 2015 (IPS) - Despite commitments by the international community to achieve universal primary education by 2015, funds for education have been decreasing over the past ten years, according to a report released Friday by the global advocacy campaign ‘A World at School’*.*
‘We are facing an unprecedented situation in the Mediterranean region, where a growing number of refugees trying to reach Europe are losing their lives in the attempt. There have been further tragedies in the last few days. Several boats have capsized, and hundreds of people have drowned. Norway is providing NOK 50 million for measures to help refugees and migrants in transit countries in Africa, with a view to preventing even more people from embarking on the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
NEW YORK, 21 April 2015 – UNICEF and ING, a Dutch multinational banking and financial services corporation, today announced the renewal of a decade-long partnership that to date has provided access to better quality education for more than 1 million of the world’s hardest-to-reach children.
During the past 10 years, ING has inspired its employees and customers worldwide to raise funds for UNICEF, helping to improve children’s access to education in remote communities in Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Nepal and Zambia.
Snapshot 15–21 April 2015
Iraq Violence has displaced 14,000 families in and around Ramadi: 7,000 in Anbar; 5,000 in Baghdad, 2,000 on their way to Baghdad. Checkpoints and insecurity hamper IDP movement. UNICEF estimates 8.29 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, up from 5.2 million in February.
First ever UN resolution passed on School-Related Gender Based Violence: “Learning without Fear”
Paris – Fifty-eight countries have signed up to the first ever UN resolution on school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), “Learning without fear”, during UNESCO’s Executive Board meeting on 16 April.
Canada is committed to ensuring the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children and youth have access to quality education
April 16, 2015 - Washington, D.C. - Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
More resources and fresh policies needed to get children into school
BEIRUT, Lebanon, 15 April 2015 – Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in every four children and young adolescents (more than 21 million) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
In the last decade, the countries of the Middle East and North Africa have invested considerable resources and political capital to bring more children into the classroom.
Most impressively, out-of-school rates for primary school children have plummeted, often by as much as half, bringing hope and new opportunity to millions.
Snapshot 9–14 April 2015
Afghanistan: Security incidents have spiked in early April, after the announcement that more NATO troops would remain in the country than originally scheduled. NATO convoys were targeted in Nangarhar and Kabul on 10 April. On the same day, five NGO staff were found dead, having been abducted in Uruzgan province in early March.
CHILE: About 164,140 people have been affected by flooding and mudslides.
OCHA deployed an UNDAC team and staff from the regional office to support relief efforts.
PARAGUAY: About 5,000 people were affected by a strong storm in the northern part of the country. OCHA is processing an application for emergency funds to support the authorities in the response.
CHILE: Cerca de 164,140 personas están afectadas por inundaciones. OCHA ha desplegado un equipo UNDAC y personal desde la oficina regional para apoyar las tareas de respuesta.
PARAGUAY: Unas 5,000 personas fueron afectadas por un fuerte temporal en el norte del país. OCHA gestiona fondos de primera emergencia para apoyar a las autoridades en la respuesta
América Latina ha logrado reducir la diferencia de calidad de la educación impartida entre el campo y la ciudad en los últimos 15 años, según datos del informe Educación para Todos 2000-2015.
GENÈVE, 10 avril (HCR) – Une campagne menée cette année par la Fondation IKEA dans les magasins du groupe mondial d'ameublement a récolté 10,8 millions d'euros qui permettront d'améliorer la vie des réfugiés grâce à des projets éducatifs et à la distribution de produits à énergie renouvelable comme des lampes solaires.