Emergency response is ongoing to curb the cholera outbreak affecting several governorates in southern and central Iraq.
Two new camps for internally displaced people have opened in Baghdad providing shelter to nearly 3,500 Iraqis who have fled Anbar in recent months.
About 375,000 people have returned to home areas that are largely destroyed by armed conflict. About 20,000 people returned to Salah al - Din between 22 and 29 September .
This report presents the Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) 2014. It seeks to:
1 Rank governments on their political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition;
2 Measure what governments achieve and where they fail in addressing hunger and undernutrition – providing greater transparency and public accountability;
3 Praise governments where due, and highlight areas for improvement;
4 Support civil society to reinforce and stimulate additional commitment towards accelerating the reduction of hunger and undernutrition;
ISSUES AND CONTENTS
The journal will be published online twice a year; each issue will feature 4-6 peer-reviewed articles written by researchers and practitioners in the field of EiE. The three sections of the journal are:
By: Gopal Ratnam
World leaders must act to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years by addressing economic inequality that stems from wealth concentrated in the hands of a few and exacerbates conflict and instability, World Bank Group President Jim Kim said in an address at the U.S. Institute of Peace.
Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala | AFP |10/4/2015 - 02:30 GMT
by Henry MORALES
At least 69 people were killed when massive mudslides buried scores of homes on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital city, officials said Saturday, as the death toll continued to climb.
An estimated 300 people were still missing, two days after the landslides suddenly hit, raising the prospect that the number of people who perished in the disaster could rise much higher.
GENEVA (2 October 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomes Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 1 October 2015 and repeats its call for universal ratification of the Convention.
“We applaud Somalia for ratifying the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as the 196th State to do so,” the Chairperson of the Committee, Benyam Dawit Mezmur, stated. “Ratification is an important step that brings with it a commitment towards implementation,” he added.
More than 2,100 youth received better nutrition thanks to a recent shipment of fortified rice-meals to the Salesian organization, Manzini Youth Care, located in the city of Manzini in Swaziland. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable.
Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent needs of the Ukraine conflict's most vulnerable victims with emergency food assistance for 900 children under age three living in areas directly affected by the violence in Eastern Ukraine. Nearly two years of armed conflict has driven 1.5 million Ukrainian people from their homes. UNICEF estimates that nearly 180,000 of those displaced are children. Among the most severely impacted are infants and toddlers, as well as mothers with special needs children.
The government of Japan announced on 2 October that it will extend its emergency grant aid to Myanmar.
The funds, which totals US$10 million, will go towards the reconstruction of schools hit by the floods of July and August, as well as the provision of study materials and workshops on disaster risk reduction organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
According to a statement issued on Friday, the grant aims to help students in flood affected communities resume their studies as soon as possible.— GNLM
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
New York City
October 1, 2015
Asmara, 1 October 2015 – A workshop was conducted yesterday at the NCEW Hall on the draft national policy in regard to children.
The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Human Welfare. Senior Government and PFDJ officials, representatives of International and Regional Organizations and invited guests took part in the meeting.
As at 30 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,653 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 65 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 27 September, the total registered camp population was 182,210*.
10/3/2015 - 03:07 GMT
by Catherine BOITARD
As volunteer doctors, they are accustomed to treating injuries and disease outbreaks in conflict zones -- but now duty calls on Greek soil.
In the mobile Medecins du Monde mobile unit on the island of Lesbos, attending to thousands of refugees and migrants landing from neighbouring Turkey is a round-the-clock affair.
Aching muscles, lower body injuries, pulmonary infections -- with around 350 patients a day, there is little time to dwell on specific patients.
By Dr. Cecilia Scharp / 2 October 2015
In 2012, the UN made the announcement that the Millennium Development Goal target on water had been met and over two billion more people now had access to water from ‘improved’ sources. Many people thought: “Wonderful! The images of children and women carrying heavy water buckets on their heads for miles are now going to be a thing of the past! It’s time to celebrate!”
Not so fast…
Humanitarian Update for North Eastern Afghanistan
2 October 2015
Situation in Kunduz city
2 October 2015 – Two senior United Nations officials today proposed the establishment of a humanitarian fund for education in emergencies that would offer millions of the world’s displaced children their first chance of schooling, as well as bridge the gap between relief assistance and development aid.
“We need a platform for education in emergencies that can fund without having to put the begging bowl around,” Gordon Brown, the Special Envoy for Global Education, told a news conference at UN Headquarters.
2 October 2015 – Peter Sutherland is the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration. A strong advocate for the rights of migrants – and for action to increase the benefits of migration for countries of origin, destination, and migrants alike – he works to foster cooperation on issues such as protecting migrants affected by crises and ensuring their role in the development process. A former Attorney General of Ireland, Mr.
GENEVA (2 October 2015) – A group of United Nations human rights experts* today reiterated their call on Pakistan to reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty and urgently investigate all cases where uncertain age determination processes have led to sentencing of children to death. It is estimated that 8,300 persons are currently on death row in Pakistan, hundreds of them were reportedly sentenced for offences committed as children.