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report AlertNet

Author: Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, Nov 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's worst recorded Ebola outbreak and militant violence in West Africa may have shut down schools across the region but governments should see conflict and crisis as an opportunity to reform and improve education, an expert said on Wednesday.

Read the story on the Thompson Reuters Foundation

25 Nov 2015 description
report European Union


The EU and Nepal are partners and friends. Education, sustainable rural development and democratic governance are our main fields of cooperation in which we will invest €360 million during the period of 2014¬-2020 in supporting Nepal’s vision to transform into a more prosperous democratic country with better opportunities for all. The recent earthquakes have dramatically reminded us that natural disasters are a constant threat to achieving these goals.

25 Nov 2015 description

Key messages

  • One of the world's worst man-made humanitarian crises continues to unfold in South Sudan. After more than 20 months of fighting, a peace agreement was signed in August, but there is still no sign of peace in the country.

  • More than 2.2 million people are displaced due to the civil war. They have fled both within South Sudan and to neighbouring countries. The majority of refugees are children.

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  • The overall nutrition situation remains critical with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence above the emergency thresholds in the conflict affected areas. More than 230 000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
  • An estimated 30 000 people in Unity State who are already experiencing catastrophic food insecurity are of extreme concern. The situation could potentially deteriorate into famine unless urgent humanitarian assistance can be provided.
25 Nov 2015 description

GENEVA (25 November 2015) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday deplored the decision by Burundian authorities to suspend ten non-governmental organisations, including several organizations working on peace and human rights issues, including torture and the rights of women and children.

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Baghdad, 25 November 2015 - Iraq joined the United Nations and the rest of the world today to mark the start of the world campaign for 16 Days to Eliminate Gender-Based Violence. The campaign continues until 10 December when the world celebrates Human Rights Day. The 16 days against gender-based violence puts the human rights of women and girls at the center of world and Iraqi attention.

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  • Since the 3rd of October 2015, Israeli occupation forces have killed 97 Palestinians in the oPt, including 21 children and 4 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

  • Israeli occupation authorities hold the bodies of 30 Palestinians killed since last October.

  • Children and women make up 26.8% of killed Palestinians and 17% of wounded persons according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

25 Nov 2015 description

By Khalid Bin Majid, Pakistan Red Crescent Society

On November 25 - the first day of the internationally-recognised 16 Days of Activism to prevent gender-based violence, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society launched a landmark Women's Forum at its National Headquarters in Islamabad.

The Forum addresses the specific experiences of Pakistani women and girls in times of disaster (whether natural or human induced), such as distinct healthcare needs in emergencies, or vulnerabilities due to early warnings that do not reach women while they are at home.

25 Nov 2015 description

A. Aim of this guidance

 The note outlines benefits, risks, options, and resources for supporting appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in children under 2 years of age in refugee and migrant transit situations in Europe.

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The unprecedented influx of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region poses a public health challenge that needs to be addressed in a timely and effective manner. An effective response to this challenge will require strengthening of national and regional health systems to ensure that all refugees and migrants have easy access to the needed health services. In dealing with such a challenge, the principles of equity, solidarity, human rights and dignity must be adhered to.

25 Nov 2015 description

Guiding principles

The following principles will guide the response for refugees and other people on the move:

Access, Equity and Integration

  1. UNHCR seeks to ensure that all refugees and other people on the move; women, men, girls and boys , have access to essential health services at equal levels to that of nationals.

  2. Support mechanisms and safety nets for refugees, asylumseekers and migrants with specific needs are in place so that they can access services equitably.

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  • 736,317 Total number of refugees
  • 37,859 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
  • 52.8% Percentage of women and girls 60.1% Percentage of Children
25 Nov 2015 description
report AlertNet

By Tom Esslemont

BAMBARI, Central African Republic, Nov 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After gunmen burned down her village in scrubland of Central African Republic's Ouaka region, Marceline Wanou fled into the forest with her two young sons, hoping to return in a few days.

Nine months later Wanou has yet to go back, spending six months struggling to survive in the forest until a team of aid workers in July discovered her and 350 other members of her community, badly malnourished with many barely able to walk.

25 Nov 2015 description

The European Commission is set to step up in 2016 its funding for education in emergencies to 4% of the EU's overall humanitarian budget.

25 Nov 2015 description
report CRIN

This report is part of CRIN's access to justice for children project, looking at the status of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in national law, the status of children involved in legal proceedings, the legal means to challenge violations of children’s rights and the practical considerations involved in challenging violations.

25 Nov 2015 description


 The total population of new Burundians in Tanzania stands at almost 113,000.

 Nyarugusu Refugee Camp has over 91,000 refugees making it one of the world’s largest refugee camps in the world.

Situation Update

Refugees to arrive into Tanzania on a daily basis, as political instability continues in Burundi.

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6,000 Refugees registered since the outbreak of the crisis
2,612 Registered females.
2,277 Registered children and adolescents.


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November 2015

Two years ago, Hamidou Samakan, chief of the village of Yarou Plateau in Mali, noticed significant changes in the neighbouring village of Gouna. The village was clean and there were no faeces to be seen. People were building affordable latrines, sweeping common areas, and chlorinating their drinking water.

Back in Hamidou’s village, people were still defecating in the open. Few households had latrines, and diarrhoea and under-nutrition were common.