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04 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

New report reveals nearly a quarter of the world’s school-aged children live in crisis-hit countries

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NEW YORK/ KYIV, 4 May 2016 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies.

04 May 2016 description

Research reports and studies May 2016
Susan Nicolai, Romilly Greenhill, Maria Ana Jalles d'Orey, Arran Magee, Andrew Rogerson, Leni Wild, Joseph Wales

75 million children aged 3-18 years, living in 35 crisis-affected countries, are in desperate need of educational support. Education for these children has long been neglected, but there is a growing recognition of its central importance.

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

27 Apr 2016 description
report CARE

At a glance:

  • We directly assisted 2.3 million people across 23 countries.

  • 89 cents of every dollar we spent went straight to our programs overseas.

  • We responded to 11 emergencies.

  • 94 per cent of our staff are nationals of the country they work in.

CARE Australia 2010-2015

26 Apr 2016 description

Overview

People are the real wealth of nations. The opportunities they have and the choices they make determine the course of human development—nowhere more so than in Asia-Pacific, home to half the world’s population. Asia-Pacific’s future, to a large extent, shapes the world’s future.

25 Apr 2016 description

Latest aid figures for education estimated by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, UNESCO, show that levels went down by almost US$600 million, or 4%, between 2013 and 2014. The share of total aid being allocated to education also fell from 9.5% to 8.2%, indicating that the sector is falling further down the list of priorities for donors.

21 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Low public spending, ineffective social protection policies and programmes are hampering progress for children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

GENEVA, 20 April 2016 — Children who are falling furthest behind in society benefit the most when countries invest in more effective social protection, according to a new UNICEF Report launched today.

19 Apr 2016 description

Syria: In recent weeks, clashes between Islamic State and other non-government forces over the border area between Turkey and Syria have intensified. IDPs in camps located along the border are at risk: over 35,000 have fled the area since 14 April and are in need of protection. Additional displacement is likely.

19 Apr 2016 description

LA COMMISSION EUROPÉENNE, vu le traité sur le fonctionnement de l'Union européenne, vu le règlement (CE) n° 1257/96 du Conseil du 20 juin 1996 concernant l’aide humanitaire1, et notamment son article 2, son article 4 et son article 15, paragraphes 2 et 3, vu la décision 2013/755/UE du Conseil du 25 novembre 2013 relative à l'association des pays et territoires d'outre-mer à l'Union européenne (ci-après la «décision d'association outre- mer»)2, et notamment son article 79, vu le règlement (UE, Euratom) no 966/2012 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 25 octobre 2012 …

19 Apr 2016 description

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION of 15.12.2015 financing humanitarian aid operational priorities from the 2016 general budget of the European Union

ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1, and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

17 Apr 2016 description

Washington, D.C., April 15, 2016 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) signed a milestone agreement today that will strengthen their collaboration to support education for refugee children and youth.

15 Apr 2016 description

April 15, 2016 - Washington, D.C. - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced $75.4 million in support of projects in health, education and nutrition, as well to a financing mechanism that can assist countries hosting large numbers of Syrian refugees.

12 Apr 2016 description

Iraq: The humanitarian situation in besieged Fallujah continues to deteriorate. Supply lines have been cut off since December, when government forces surrounded the city. Islamic State is reportedly preventing people from leaving. Prices of basic food stuffs are 500% above December prices for the third consecutive month. Acute shortages of food, medicine and fuel, as well as cases of starvation and suicide, have been reported.

08 Apr 2016 description

by Alina O'Keeffe, AIDF and Dan Swann, Technology Exchange Lab

Humanitarian stakeholders face a number of interconnected current or emerging challenges, including climate change, ever-growing refugee crisis, as well as water scarcity and food insecurity. Science and technological innovations play a critical role in contributing to effective aid delivery and enabling efficient disaster response and development programmes.

07 Apr 2016 description

Así lo señalaron expertos y funcionarios durante un encuentro en Buenos Aires. Destacaron la importancia de garantizar el acceso a la información y a una anticoncepción moderna frente a este virus que afecta a buena parte de las Américas.