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30 May 2016 description

Recommendations

To lift education in Amedi district, a holistic approach is needed. Organizing transport is the most efficient way to get out of school children in school. Both teachers and students labeled this as the most common reason to be out of school. However, just driving back and forth between villages and schools is not enough.

30 May 2016 description
report Save the Children

As the conflict in Syria edges towards its sixth year, and the conflict in Iraq continues, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian youths have been forced to flee from their homes and are living in camps or in host communities in Iraq.

30 May 2016 description

Introduction

Internal displacement monitoring center estimates that at least 3,276,000 Iraqis were internally displaced as of 15 January 2015 and its figures were based on estimates published by the United Nation agencies, including Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nation Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), as well as data published by International Organization for Migration (IOM) and national and local authorities.

30 May 2016 description
report Qatar Charity
  • Niger comes third in the countries aided by Rohama Qatar delegation

  • Nasser Al Megheiseb: What distinguishes Rohama initiative is that it focuses on the developmental aspect of the regions it aids.

Supported by QC, the delegation of Rohama initiative finished its exploratory trip to Niger so as to check upon the Nigerians and to aid 400 families that suffer from poverty. The delegation provided the villages and orphanages with some food supplies and basic needs.

30 May 2016 description

The current Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika and other entry points in Kigoma region. The population was relocated to Nyarugusu camp, which was already host to 65,000 persons of concern, mainly DR Congolese. The camp quickly ran out of capacity to host the new population, prompting the opening of a new camp, Nduta, in Kibondo district on 07-Oct-2015. Nduta's capacity has been put at 60,000.

29 May 2016 description
report UN News Service

29 May 2016 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the “invaluable partnership” between Rotary International and the United Nations, telling delegates gathered in Seoul, Korea, for the organization's annual international conference that Rotarians had been instrumental in working with the UN to defeat polio.

29 May 2016 description

Addis Ababa May 27/2016 Some seven children who were abducted by the Murle ethnic group of South Sudan have returned home safely.

This will bring the number of children freed from the abductors to 63.

Upon their arrival at Gambella Airport, Chief Administrator Gatluak Tut said the effort to bring back all the kidnapped children will be strengthened further.

According to him, the agreement between Ethiopia and the South Sudanese government to collaborate in resolving the problem peacefully will guarantee the return of the children and looted cattle.

29 May 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Sunday 5/29/2016 - 10:03 GMT

Thousands of civilians have fled an offensive by the Islamic State group against non-jihadist rebels in northern Syria into territory controlled by a US-backed Kurdish-led alliance, a monitor said on Sunday.

The offensive against the towns of Marea and Azaz threatens to overrun the last swathe of territory in the east of Aleppo province held by non-jihadist rebels and bring IS to the doorstep of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin.

29 May 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Sunday 5/29/2016 - 10:48 GMT

by Ella IDE

A week of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean culminated Sunday with 700 migrants feared dead and survivors giving harrowing testimony of dozens of small children drowned.

Survivors brought to safety in the Italian ports of Taranto and Pozzallo told the UN's refugee agency (UNHCR) and Save the Children how their boat sank on Thursday morning after a high-seas drama which saw one woman decapitated.

29 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

“Declaration of Intent” signed at Ministry of Interior

ROME, 27 May 2016 – With 16,478 refugee and migrant children having arrived by sea in Italy in 2015 and more than 5,000 having entered the country already this year, UNICEF and the Government of Italy today announced a new collaboration to improve their care and protection.

29 May 2016 description

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in cooperation with the UN Offices and the Higher Relief Committee delivered humanitarian relief aid convoy (56 trucks) to Qudsaya and Al-Hammeh Areas in Rural Damascus on 22/05/2016.

The relief aid to Qudsaya consisted of food and non-food items like food parcels, flour, education sets, nutrients items for children and mediciines; while the relief aid to Al-Hammeh consisted of medicines and medical items.

29 May 2016 description

In Numbers

2.2 million people displaced

2.5 million people food insecure in north-east Nigeria.

4 countries affected

USD 74 million urgently required to meet the most immediate needs in the four countries over the next six months through August.

Highlights

  • Insecurity in the area continues amid Boko Haram attacks leading to further displacements of populations both in Nigeria and into the neighboring countries.

29 May 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

MANABI, Ecuador – After her home was destroyed on 16 April, by the first, and largest, of the three devastating earthquakes to hit Ecuador in the span of one month, Jeanette Reyes, age 29, couldn’t take long to mourn the destruction of her possessions.

She had to get her three kids, ages 4, 7 and 8, to a makeshift shelter at a church in her town in Manabi, a coastal province in the eastern part of the country, before nightfall.

29 May 2016 description

Kyiv, Ukraine (26 May 2016) – In 2016, the Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine, the United Nations in Ukraine, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) will undertake joint efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian aid, and more medium to long-term recovery assistance to people living in conflict-affected areas in eastern Ukraine. Nine projects are funded by the Government of Japan totalling USD 13.64 million.

29 May 2016 description

The number of refugees at the point at which the Iraq, Syria, and Jordan borders meet is still increasing. When Tzu Chi volunteers held a distribution in February, there were 1,500 people, but now there are over 12,000. On the latest visit, Tzu Chi volunteers brought clothes and shoes to refugees and children.

At 4 am in the morning, Tzu Chi volunteers in Jordan left Amman from the border of Iraq and Syria, which is about 375 kilometers away. During the six-hour trip, the volunteers had to endure the desert dust.

28 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Acute malnutrition has reportedly caused the death of a number of children and elderly people from Blue Nile, in a refugee camp in South Sudan during the past week. UNHCR has relocated the first Sudanese refugees from Yida camp.

Other children are suffering from the shortage of food and nutritients, a camp coordinator in Yusuf Batil told Radio Dabanga.

“There is a severe shortage of food and medicines in the camp. Hopefully humanitarian organisations will speed up the delivery of aid and medicines,” the coordinator said.