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28 Aug 2015 description

An international seminar in Beijing from 1 to 5 September will launch two new projects to boost progress on gender equality in girls’ and women’s education in Africa and Asia.

27 Aug 2015 description

LIMA –More than 200 participants including government representatives, regional and international school feeding experts, public and private organizations and associates, from 17 countries from the region, will participate in the VII School Feeding Seminar for LAC, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of August 2015 in the Peruvian capital.

27 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 11 August – 25 August 2015

Haiti: Insecurity has increased since legislative elections. Violence and intimidation were reported at many polling stations and a second round of voting is planned, following low voter turnout. Food security has deteriorated as a result of prolonged drought conditions since the beginning of 2015: poor households in Sud, Sud-Est, Nord-Est and Artibonite will remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) food security outcomes through December. Recent cholera rates are triple those of the comparable time period in 2014.

26 Aug 2015 description
  • And how SOS Children's Villages works for them

“The eradication of poverty and inequality will be measured by how children live better with their families, without violence and with love.” - Rodrigo, 14, youth activist from SOS Children's Villages Chile speaking at the UN in March 2015

In four short months the Millenium Development Goals will be history and the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals will take their place as the global development challenge for the next 15 years.

26 Aug 2015 description

LIMAMás de 200 personas incluyendo a delegaciones de gobiernos, expertos regionales e internacionales de alimentación escolar, organizaciones públicas y privadas y otros socios, provenientes de 17 países de la región, participarán en el VII Seminario de Alimentación Escolar para América Latina y el Caribe que se realizará del 26 al 28 de agosto de 2015 en esta capital.

26 Aug 2015 description
report InterAction

Submitted by Temi Ibirogba on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:29pm

The first thing that may come to mind when thinking about children in armed conflict is the use of child soldiers. Images of small boys and girls with faces covered in dirt and war paint, awkwardly hugging rifles close to their bodies that seem almost as tall as them, fill our minds.

26 Aug 2015 description
report ActionAid

Oriana Lauria

How much water do you need to survive? How many people don't have access to water? And what does that mean, anyway? These aren't questions we usually ask ourselves, even if magazines or tube announcements constantly remind us to 'stay hydrated'. But it's World Water Week, and everyone is talking about water. Here are four top facts you need to know about water, and how ActionAid is helping communities gain access to it.

25 Aug 2015 description


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.

25 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA/SKOPJE Macedonia, 25 August 2015 - UNICEF has established a child-friendly space with a mobile team near Geveglija town, at the border with Greece to provide much needed support to women and children on the move through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

The child-friendly space has been set up within the compounds of the migrant rest area established by UNHCR. A mobile team from the local NGO LaStrada is helping to reunite children with their families and to provide psychosocial support and early childhood development services to the children.

18 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 12 August –18 August 2015

Yemen: The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate. 1.4 million people have become displaced since conflict escalated in March – a 12% increase since early July. Fuel shortages and access issues continue to affect provision of health services. 23% of Yemen’s health facilities are either partially funtional or non-functional.

17 Aug 2015 description

by Sarah Anstett

"Human ingenuity knows few boundaries. We’re learning how to print human organs. Self-driving cars are hitting the roads. And recently we landed a spacecraft on the surface of a comet. And yet, for all of these accomplishments, we still live in a world where 1 in 5 people lack access to electric light.”

11 Aug 2015 description


The Building Evidence in Education (BE2 ) donor working group was launched in 2012 with the aim to engage bilateral and multilateral donors and foundations committed to:

11 Aug 2015 description


The Building Evidence in Education (BE2 ) donor working group was launched in 2012 with the aim to engage bilateral and multilateral donors and foundations committed to:

  • increasing the quality of education research;

  • promoting the use of evidence in education programming; and - strengthening donor research collaboration.

11 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 5-11 August 2015

Burkina Faso: Heavy floods in Ouagadougou, Kadiogo province, and Bobo-Dioulasso, Houet province, in early August affected around 19,780 people. Significant damage to houses and food stocks were reported. Additional flooding in the north could bring the total number of affected to 122,000. More than 1.5 million people are facing Stressed or Crisis food security outcomes in Burkina Faso, especially in the Sahel region in the north.

10 Aug 2015 description

WASHINGTON, August 10, 2015—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today announced that seven school feeding projects, to be supported by the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program in fiscal year 2015, will potentially benefit more than 2.5 million children in Africa and Central America.

Through the McGovern-Dole Program, FAS works with private voluntary organizations and foreign governments in developing countries around the globe to reduce hunger and improve literacy and primary education.

04 Aug 2015 description

Snapshot 29 July–4 August 2015

Pakistan: Flooding has killed 118 people and affected more than 800,000 people in Pakistan. Hundreds of villages have been inundated. Most casualties were recorded in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab, and Azad Jammu & Kashmir.

Myanmar : 46 people have been killed and 156,000–216,000 people are affected by flooding. Sagaing region and Kachin and Shan states have been particularly impacted. Another 350,000 people are estimated affected in Bangladesh and India.

31 Jul 2015 description

Description: In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration – especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.

30 Jul 2015 description

Posted by Tahalia Barrett on Wednesday, July 29th 2015

Picture this: A farmer in Nigeria needs to plow her field, but does not have laborers to do it. Using her mobile phone, she sends an SMS message, and within days, a tractor arrives. She can now plow her field 40 times faster than manual labor, and at one third of the cost. And the tractor owner earns a profit as well.