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02 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Indrias G. Kassaye

With the number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone dwindling but still dangerous, care centres for children are a vital measure for ensuring their protection and preventing further transmission.

02 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Issa Davies

As birth registration in Sierra Leone has fallen since the start of the Ebola outbreak, a campaign reaches out to register children under age 5 and at the same time to provide polio vaccinations.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 31 July 2015 – Abass Mansaray, a 48-year-old farmer in Blama town, in eastern Sierra Leone, beamed proudly while displaying the small yellow paper that has just been given to his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Isata, by local health officials.

02 Aug 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 31 July 2015, a total of 1,396 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,280 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.2%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 116 cases including one death (CFR 0.86%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

01 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

1 August 2015 – The top UN children's representative in Myanmar reminded candidates from more than 80 political parties running in historic elections 99 days from today “to make new commitments for children” to improve spending for health, education and social welfare that remains the lowest in the Southeast Asian region.

01 Aug 2015 description

51 % of the casualties are women and children

Introduction:

During this month, the rate of targeted women and children by government forces has increased significantly. The percentage of targeting civilians has reached 51%, which is strong indicator that government forces deliberately and indiscriminately targets civilians.

01 Aug 2015 description

At the invitation of the Government of the Philippines I conducted an official visit between 21 and 31 July 2015. At the outset I would like to sincerely thank the Government of the Philippines for its cooperation with my mandate during the preparation and conduct of my visit.

01 Aug 2015 description

Dover, United Kingdom | AFP | Saturday 8/1/2015 - 02:45 GMT

by Robin MILLARD

For the hundreds of migrants who make it across the English Channel, a stark detention centre in a former fortress overlooking the sea often represents the bitter end of a long journey.

Recent arrivals have been bussed in to the Dover Immigration Removal Centre, a former citadel which looms above the port and is surrounded by a moat, high fencing, barbed wire and security cameras.

01 Aug 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Over the hot summer months UNICEF is continuing to provide a water, sanitation and hygiene response in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Syria UNICEF, with sector partners, is supporting water access in areas where control of water is increasingly being used in the war in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Dara governorates. UNICEF is providing water trucking, rehabilitation of wells and fuel to power systems.

01 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

31 July 2015 – The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has engaged in widespread and systematic human rights violations of the most serious kinds in Syria and Iraq, brutally forcing some 8 million people to “assimilate, flee or face death,” according to a United Nations expert.

“These violations may amount to genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and widespread attacks on the civilian population,” according to Ben Emmerson, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.

01 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 29 July 2015, Kakuma had received 46,315 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The transit centre has been temporary closed due to insecurity at the border.

01 Aug 2015 description
report UN Security Council

Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2217 (2015), by which the Council extended the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) to 30 April 2016 and requested me to report to the Council every four months beginning on 1 August 2015. The report provides an update on the situation in the Central African Republic since my report of 1 April 2015 (S/2015/227) and on the implementation of the mandate of MINUSCA
31 Jul 2015 description

Situation Update

As of 30 July 2015, a total of 1,383 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 3.04%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,268 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.23%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 115 cases including one death (CFR 0.87%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.

31 Jul 2015 description

Interim Report of The Findings From The Quantitative Baseline and the Qualitative Fieldwork - MQSUN Report

The DFID Programme to Accelerate Improved Nutrition for the Extreme Poor in Bangladesh aims to improve nutrition outcomes for children, mothers and adolescent girls by integrating the delivery of a number of nutrition-specific (or direct) interventions with the livelihood support provided to extremely poor people by three existing programmes in Bangladesh.

31 Jul 2015 description

In the Bafatá region of eastern Guinea-Bissau, more than 28,500 children between six months and five years old have been vaccinated against measles by the country’s Ministry of Health and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The vaccination campaign lasted five days, from 11 to 16 July and, according to preliminary data, 97% of the children in the area have been vaccinated.