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10 Feb 2016 description

Organisation hopes to give bereaved children a brighter future.

By Mostafa al-Jalal

A civil society group working in Idlib and the surrounding countryside is helping hundreds of local children who have lost family in the conflict.

The al-Huda charitable organisation was set up in late August 2012 after Kfar Nabel was liberated from the government forces. It distributes funds to each bereaved child and is aiming to establish a community centre where orphans can receive dedicated help.

09 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF and partners continue to respond to flooding and AWD/cholera outbreaks.

• The round five of the Polio National Immunization Day conducted in Central and Southern Somalia, as well as in Puntland. A measles campaign also took place in Somaliland during the reporting period.

Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs

09 Feb 2016 description

RICHMOND, VA – A severe shortfall in aid funding is putting thousands of children at risk in Ethiopia as the country deals with its worst drought emergency in decades. The drought and resulting food shortage are expected to continue well into 2016. ChildFund International is in urgent need of millions of dollars in additional funding to provide emergency food rations for 300,000 people over the next six months.

09 Feb 2016 description
  • There are ten weeks to go until the globally synchronized switch from the trivalent to bivalent oral polio vaccine, an important milestone in achieving a polio-free world. Read more here.

09 Feb 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12236

7618th Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

Despite Territorial Losses, Terrorists Still Attract Financing, Would-be Fighters

Despite recent territorial losses inflicted upon Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the international community urgently needed “unity and action” to combat the continuing threat posed by the terrorist group, the ranking United Nations political official stressed today as he briefed the Security Council.

09 Feb 2016 description

USAID’s new activity will optimize the power of health communication to transform Ethiopia’s public health system

09 Feb 2016 description

Thousands of families, fleeing the violent attacks and air strikes in the mostly Turkmen populated Bayirbucak region in the NW of Syria, crossed through the Turkish border, in an operation coordinated by AFAD.

February 3, 2016, Hatay / Recent attacks on the mostly Turkmen populated Bayirbucak region of Syria, forced thousands of Syrian Turkmens and Arabs to sought refuge in Yamadi, near the Yayladagi border of Turkey.

09 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Japan

Second Secretary Takuhiro Watanabe attended the turnover ceremony February 5, 2016 for “The Project for Construction of Shelter Home for Women and Children” in the Municipality of Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay. This is part of the Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP).

09 Feb 2016 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,601,799 Swiss francs to support the Croatian Red Cross (CRC) to respond to the needs of 175,000 vulnerable migrants over the coming six months. The CRC’s operation will focus on the distribution of food and non-food items (NFIs); the distribution of hygiene items and provision of psychosocial support; protection activities, including screening and referral; restoring family links (RFL) and National Society capacity building.

09 Feb 2016 description

Despite huge commitments for increased investments and robust evidence on what works for improving the nutritional status of millions of children, the level of investments remains inadequate compared to the needs.

2014: ODA disbursements to basic nutrition are too modest

09 Feb 2016 description

Yesterday, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) inaugurated the UNRWA Qalqilya Basic Girls’ School in Qalqilya, located in the northern West Bank.

09 Feb 2016 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

  • Sea arrivals to Greece reduced to an average of 13,500 per week in January, from 22,500 in December. Numbers fluctuate from 0-5,000 per day. Service provision becomes inadequate when high numbers of migrants arrive and when onward transport to the mainland is disrupted causing temporary build ups to occur. Similar issues occur at Idomeni, where there are recurrent border closures.

  • The conditions migrants find in Greece are still mostly inadequate, whilst conditions further along the route have improved.

09 Feb 2016 description

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti’s third consecutive year of drought, exacerbated by the global El Niño weather phenomenon, has driven people deeper into poverty and hunger, and doubled the severely food-insecure population, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

Some 3.6 million Haitians are facing food insecurity, among them more than 1.5 million people who are severely food insecure. This was a key finding from an Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA) conducted by WFP, the Food and Agriculture Organization and National Food Security Coordination.

09 Feb 2016 description

Syria: The military offensive in Aleppo governorate has displaced more than 40,000 people since late January, and the number of displaced is reported to be increasing. There is concern that a siege of opposition-held areas of Aleppo city is imminent. An estimated 20,000 newly displaced Syrians are stuck at the Bab al Salam crossing along the Syria–Turkey border, as Turkey has denied them entry into Turkish territory.