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Education for All

Thanks to a three-year-long inclusive education project in Sierra Leone funded by the U.K. government, Handicap International is ensuring that children with disabilities have the chance to go school. In Sierra Leone, as in many other developing countries, children with disabilities are typically excluded due to long-held stigmas and a lack of disability-specific resources.

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Access to education – Rebuilding after Haiyan

Sitting here in the air conditioned bubble of the departure lounge of Iloilo airport, waiting to fly back to Manila, my thoughts go back to some of the people I met in in Iloilo.

One place in particular comes to mind.

CBM works with partner RBI (Resources for the Blind), who ensure that children with visual impairments – and they may also have hearing, learning or mobility difficulties – have the chance to access education.

In November, Typhoon Haiyan destroyed many of the buildings that are used for these classes, effectively ending education for the children.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 1 - 14 April 2014

Syria: IOM distributed essential NFI kits to 14,355 Internally Displaced Persons from Aleppo, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

Iraq: IOM teams in coordination with the local council conducted vulnerability assessments of 45 Iraqi returnee households in Al-Qadisiyah governorate.

Jordan: 5,449 Syrian refugees were transported from the Rabaa’ al Sarhan Screening Centre to Za’atri camp.

Lebanon: IOM is providing livelihoods support to 90 Lebanese returnee households through business counselling and in-kind grants.

International Organization for Migration:

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Pakistan: Post return assessment in Tirah Valley - consultation with returnees and mission conducted from 25 to 29 March 2014

I. Background

Maidan Tirah valley is part of Bara sub-division of Khyber agency, it is an area located at its confluence with Orakzai and Kurram agencies, and in the North it borders Nangarhar province of Afghanistan through Kukikhel valley. The valley is surrounded by high ridges and the houses are mostly scattered. The valley has three entry routes: from Khyber agency (route DwaToi to Bara); from Khurram agency (route Haider Kandao – Sadda); and from Orakzai agency through Aranhanga Pass – Kohat.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February - Food Security

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Syrian refugees continued to arrive in large numbers to neighbouring countries during the month. In Lebanon, food sector members responded efficiently to the influx in Arsal in early February using contingency stocks, while in Jordan a peak of 800 refugees a day were arriving in late February and so the daily distribution of bread at Za'atari camp was increased by half a tonne.

In Turkey, the e‐Food Card Programme was expanded to an additional camp, increasing the number of benefciaries by 20,000 to 140,000 people per month.

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World + 39 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 8 – 15 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Basic Education Project helps special needs students

A year of preschool made possible by CFSI’s Basic Education Project has given Mindanao siblings Sokrie and Hanipa Cosain a new outlook on life and their parents new hope for their children’s future.

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Turkey + 1 other
UNHCR Turkey Syrian Refugee Daily Sitrep 15 April 2014

Highlights

● On 14 April 2014, AFAD - the Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Government of Turkey - announced that the total number of Syrians registered and assisted in 22 camps located in 10 provinces was 222,639. AFAD reported that during the period of 13-14 April 2014, a total of 86 Syrians were admitted and registered in the camps and 359 Syrians have voluntarily returned to Syria.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 28 March - 10 April 2014

REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • More than one million Syrian refugees have approached UNHCR for assistance in Lebanon. Refugees from Syria now equal one-quarter of the resident population. The host country has experienced serious economic shocks due to the conflict in Syria, including a decline in trade, tourism and investment and an increase in public expenditures.

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ACT Alliance: Rapid Response Fund Payment Request No. 5/2014 - Intense Tropical Cyclone “Helen” in Madagascar

Report
ACT Alliance

Funds Sent To: SAF/FJKM

Amount Sent: US$ 51,422

Date: 11 April 2014

Details of Response

Emergency: Intense Tropical Cyclone “Helen” in Madagascar

Date of Emergency: 30 March 2014

ACT Requesting Member(s): SAF/FJKM

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

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Disability and development: Eleventh Report of Session 2013–14

Prioritise disability in development work, warn MPs

MPs say development goals will remain out of reach unless DFID urgently steps up its work on disability.

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Hidden victims of the Syrian crisis: disabled, injured and older refugees

More precise targeting and registration of refugees and better training of staff will ensure humanitarian assistance is accessible, appropriate and effective, says new report.

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Viet Nam + 1 other
AusAID supports Tieng Giang in climate change resilience

Recently, the Australian Agency for International Development and Oxfam provided a fund of over 18 billion VND to coastal communities in the districts of Go Cong Tay and Tan Phu Dong (Tien Giang province) in an effort to raise the capacity to respond to climate change.

Beside material support, the project aims to learn the lesson from project implementation and further help coastal communities of Tien Giang province to increase the resilience and mitigation in disaster risk, implement community-based policies of natural resource management in Tien Giang.

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Egypt + 1 other
Egypt: RRP6 Update - February 2014: Protection

225 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance since the beginning of 2014

HIGHLIGHTS:

• UNHCR continues to advocate and engage with the relevant Egyptian authorities to maintain a favorable protection space and meet the protection needs of Syrian refugees in Egypt. The Government has adopted a practice of releasing Syrians arrested for invalid visas or residency permits after a short period provided they agree to register with UNHCR and renew their residency permits.

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Egypt: RRP6 Update - February 2014: Education

58,762 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt

HIGHLIGHTS:

• Caritas' Support Education Training for Inclusive (SETI) Centre launched an online directory of Community and Government Centres which provide services for children with disabilities.

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Syrian children with disabilities are back to learning, at Homs school club

By Kumar Tiku and Razan Rashidi

HOMS, Syrian Arab Republic, 7 April 2014 – Ramez, 10, walks up to the whiteboard and writes his name.

Next comes Hiba, who is asked to identify objects that start with the letter G in Arabic that are pictured on the whiteboard. She identifies gazr (carrot), earning praise from the teacher. The other children in the class clap, in unison.

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Displacement Tracking Matrix - Response to the Anbar Crisis, March 2014

IOM's Displacement Tracking Matrix highlights displacement trends and profiles humanitarian conditions in the areas in which the displaced have temporarily settled.

International Organization for Migration:

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Comoros: Cyclone Hellen Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation n° MDRKM005

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Since 24 March, Comoros was hit by heavy rains, particularly on the island of Anjouan. The storm alert as a result of cyclone Hellen in the Mozambique Channel was issued on 26 March. Based on the intensity of the rain and the strong winds the Comorian civil security increased the alert to yellow 29 March. In the following days the rain intensified and spread to Grande Comore and Moheli, exacerbated by Cyclone Hellen.