Toggle text

World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

Toggle text

Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) EU Children of Peace (ECHO/CHD/BUD/2014/91000) Last update: 24/07/2014 Version 2

AMOUNT: EUR 6 712 500

0 . MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

Education needs of conflict affected children remain a severely underfunded sector in humanitarian assistance worldwide, although half of the 57 million children without access to education live in conflict-affected areas. Provision of education in conflict settings can be lifesaving, as life-saving items and messages can be passed on to children and schools can be a safe place where children is accounted for and protected from risks.

Toggle text

World + 8 others
Improving Children’s Lives, Transforming the Future – 25 years of child rights in South Asia

New York, 11 September 2014 – According to a new UNICEF report released today there has been progress in the health and well-being of children in South Asia over the last 25 years, but glaring inequalities remain.

"More than 2 million children in South Asia die from preventable causes before their fifth birthday ever year and more than 35 percent of the region's children have chronic malnutrition,” said Karin Hulshof, Regional Director for UNICEF in South Asia.

Toggle text

World + 20 others
Gains made protecting children in situations of armed conflict overshadowed by new global crises, Special Representative tells Security Council

SC/11552
Security Council
7259th Meeting* (AM)

Acknowledgement of Abuses Not Enough Survivor Says, Calling for Perpetrators to Be Held Accountable

In an all-day debate in the Security Council, over 60 speakers urged accelerated action to prevent and ensure accountability for the killing, recruiting and other abuse of children in situations of armed conflict that continued despite greater awareness of the scourge.

Toggle text

World + 48 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 3–9 September

preview

Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.

Toggle text

World + 7 others
Pas de « rentrée des classes » pour 30 millions d’enfants touchés par des conflits et des crises, rappelle L’UNICEF

Une grave pénurie de fonds entrave encore davantage les efforts déployés pour que les enfants continuent à apprendre

NEW YORK, 8 septembre 2014 – Alors que les élèves un peu partout dans le monde retournent à l’école, un chiffre record de conflits et de crises privent des millions d’enfants de leur droit à l’éducation.

Toggle text

World + 10 others
Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (A/69/212)

The present report is submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to its resolution 68/147 on the rights of the child, in which it requested the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict to submit a report to the Assembly on the activities undertaken in discharging her mandate and on the progress achieved in advancing the children and armed conflict agenda.

Toggle text

World + 9 others
08 September – Open Debate Security Council Statement

Madame President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Toggle text

World + 7 others
No “back to school” for 30 million children affected by conflict and crisis: UNICEF

A record number of emergencies means that more children than ever are at risk. Even though education is a life line in times of crisis, emergency education programs are severely underfunded.

Toggle text

"Plaquer la faim" pour la Coupe du Monde de Rugby 2015

LONDRES – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) et l'International Rugby Board (IRB) se sont alliés pour lever des fonds et sensibiliser le public dans le cadre de leur partenariat contre la faim pour la Coupe du Monde de Rugby 2015 en Angleterre.

A l’horizon du troisième plus grand événement sportif du monde, qui débutera le 18 septembre 2015, notre objectif est de relever le défi « Un Million de Repas », qui récoltera des fonds pour permettre au PAM de fournir des repas aux enfants dans les écoles des pays en développement.

Toggle text

WFP And IRB Team Up To Tackle Hunger At Rugby World Cup 2015

LONDON – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Rugby Board (IRB) have launched an ambitious push to raise funds and awareness as part of their Tackle Hunger partnership at Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.

The focus of the drive in the build up to the world’s third-largest sporting event, which kicks off on September 18, 2015 will be a Million Meal Challenge, to raise funds for WFP to provide meals to school children in developing countries.

Toggle text

World + 9 others
Improving links between smallholder farmers and school feeding programmes

Home Grown School Feeding programmes implemented by governments with the support of partners, including WFP, are increasingly providing assured markets for smallholder farmers. At least half of the 20 P4P pilot countries report linking smallholder farmers’ organizations to school feeding programmes. By strengthening government ownership and fostering community engagement, this should enhance sustainability.

Toggle text

Amazing support from People's Postcode Lottery

Report
War Child UK

We’re delighted to confirm that players of People’s Postcode Lottery have awarded an extra £133,934 to War Child’s emergency work this month.

This brings the total amount received this year to a whopping £233,934.

These essential funds enable us to reach the most vulnerable children who are living with the effects of war every day.

Toggle text

World + 46 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 27 August–2 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

Toggle text

Sexuality education: UNFPA helps prepare teachers

COMPREHENSIVE SEXUALITY EDUCATION: PREPARING TEACHERS TO CLOSE THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS GAP FACED BY LEARNERS

Johannesburg, 28 August 2014 – Young people in East and Southern Africa (ESA) face many challenges today. Nearly two thirds lack basic knowledge to access crucial sexuality education and health information to protect themselves from issues related to HIV and early pregnancy. With adolescents and young people making up over one third of the region’s population, it is critical we act now.

Toggle text

Global Education Targets: Are They Missing the Point?

Report
World Bank

SUBMITTED BY ARIEL FISZBEIN ON WED, 08/27/2014
CO-AUTHORS: EDUARDO VELEZ BUSTILLO

Toggle text

One third of Latin Americans risk falling into poverty, says UNDP

UNDP calls for universal social protection, with more emphasis on health and education to avoid social and economic setbacks

San Salvador, August 26 2014 - Although poverty in Latin American and the Caribbean has been cut nearly in half in the last decade, many have been unable to enter into the middle-class: the population at risk of falling into poverty reaches 200 million, according to a new study released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) here today.

Toggle text

World + 48 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 20-26 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

Toggle text

Libya + 1 other
With migrants in Benghazi under the bombs

The money that the Church provides to help foreign migrant workers caught in the fighting in Libya is needed to buy bread, send the children to school, pay return trips home and treatment in hospital, said to MISNA Monsignor Sylvester Magro, Apostolic Vicar of Benghazi.

Toggle text

World + 47 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 13 - 19 August

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.