20 July 2016, Blantyre, MALAWI - World Vision, the World Food Programme (WFP) and government of Malawi will implement a food aid programme worth at least US$56 million to reach 1,039,049 people – over 80 percent of which is food aid.
· El Nino is having a devastating impact on children in the Southern Africa region forcing them into early marriage, child labour and out of school, reveals a World Vision report released today
· The EU and its Member States urgently need to fund child protection programmes in the region
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BRUSSELS, 12 July 2016 – Today at the United Nations children joined world leaders to launch a new partnership and fund to make ending violence a public priority and a collective responsibility. End Violence Against Children - The Global Partnership brings together governments, including EU Member States, foundations, the UN, civil society, the academia, the private sector and young people in driving action toward achieving the new global target to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children.
(Juba, South Sudan)-
The violence comes on the eve of July 9- the 5th independence anniversary.
World Vision staff are hunkered down in the Juba headquarters following an outbreak of armed fighting within the capital. At one stage shooting took place in the streets outside the World Vision compound.
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