· In Syria, access to humanitarian assistance for children in hard-to-reach areas continues to remain a significant challenge. The UN estimates that up to 2 million children are still not being reached due to deteriorating security, shifting frontlines, capacity limitations and administrative hurdles.
Guatemala, 28 de Julio 2015
Fuente: Siglo XXI
Un contingente de alimentos valorado en unos Q50 millones, donado por el gobierno brasileño arribó al país este fin de semana y será utilizado para atender a las familias damnificadas por los efectos de la canícula prolongada en el área del Corredor Seco, informó Fidel Ponce, viceministro de Seguridad Alimentaria del Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Alimentación (MAGA).
En un masivo evento que despidió a las cuadrillas en la Plaza de la Constitución, se reunieron 1.200 jovenes chilenos de la organización TECHO, que sumados a 300 voluntarios paraguayos, iniciarán los Trabajos de Invierno 2015, con el apoyo del Fondo Chile contra el Hambre y la Pobreza.
El acto, realizado el pasado viernes 24 de julio, contó con la presencia de autoridades como la Presidenta de la República Michelle Bachelet, el Representante Residente del PNUD en Chile, Antonio Molpeceres, y el Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile, Heraldo Muñoz.
In line with its commitment to improving the lives of the poor, Al-Khair Foundation (AKF), the third largest Muslim charity in the United Kingdom, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The GBP 500,000 (US$ 777,605) agreement will see UNRWA and AKF working together to provide education to besieged children in the Gaza Strip, including the potential to reconstruct schools, in line with the UNRWA #SOS4Gaza campaign.
(Baghdad, 28 July 2015): The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande today welcomed a contribution of US$10 million from the Government of Japan for life-saving and stabilisation activities in Iraq. “We are so grateful for this contribution. Just yesterday, we announced that humanitarian organizations have been forced to close 184 frontline health facilities. Japan's generosity will help us to keep many programmes open for the next several months", Ms. Grande said.
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While political and security challenges persist in Central African Republic (CAR), the living conditions of Centralafrican refugees in neighbouring countries require continued attention. Assistance needs are likely to last as no return intentions are reported so far, due to the uncertainty of the political process in CAR ahead of the elections scheduled in October 2015.
The Saudi relief ship ‘Path of the Goodness’ arrived in the Yemeni port of Aden carrying 3,540 tons (7.8 million lbs.) of food and medical supplies. The aid ship arrived under the supervision of The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and in coordination with the evacuation and humanitarian operations section at the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense.
Sierra Leone launches Ebola Recovery Programme
In Guinea, Boke no longer an Ebola active prefecture
Dans le prolongement de la visite du Président Hollande en mai dernier, et des entretiens à Paris du Ministre haïtien de l’Education nationale et de la formation professionnelle, M. Nesmy Manigat avec la Ministre française de l’Education nationale, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche, Madame N.Vallaud Belkacem et de la Secrétaire d’Etat à la coopération et à la francophonie, Madame A. Girardin, une première mission s’est rendue à Port-au-Prince du 20 au 24 juillet.
NAIROBI -- In remarks made during the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, President Barack Obama announced that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. government’s development finance institution, plans to join Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the Women Entrepreneurs Opportunity Facility (WEOF). As part of the planned commitment, OPIC intends to finance up to $100 million in new projects under the facility.
Three years ago, on 27 July 2012, Zaatari refugee camp was formally opened in Jordan. It was set up to help accommodate the large numbers of refugees seeking protection from the conflict in neighbouring Syria, some 12 kilometres to the north. Today, the camp houses more than 81 000 refugees and is the second-largest refugee camp in the world. Since the opening of the camp, the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) has provided €6.25million to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to assist vulnerable population living in Zaatari camp.
366,000 refugee school-aged children are registered with UNHCR;
The Minister of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) called for support to meet the ministry’s objective of enrolling 200,000 refugee children in public schools, and providing another 100,000 with non-formal education;
The last school year saw 106,735 refugees enrolled in the Lebanese public education system;
Kathmandu, July 27: The Poverty Alleviation Fund has contributed Rs. 2.253 million to the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund to support the survivors of the April 25 quake.
Vice-president of PAF Yubaraj Pandey handed over the amount to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today. The amount includes Rs. 144,000 collected by the PAF staffers and the remaining from partner and community organizations related to PAF. RSS
27.07.2015 – GIZ is assisting the Palestinian territories to strengthen the economy by providing demand-oriented training for skilled workers and helping them find jobs.
While the overall nutrition situation is showing improvement in coastal, North West and South East Counties with an expected decrease in the acutely malnourished children requiring treatment, the nutrition situation is expected to worsen in Isiolo, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties as a result of poor rains. The total caseload for acutely malnourished children requiring treatment in the ASAL and urban areas is expected to decrease from 304,083 as of February 2015 driven by improvements observed across ASAL counties.
The on-going El Niño phenomenon will continue to negatively affect rainfall patterns until the first quarter of 2016.
The relief food beneficiary figure is expected to increase for the remainder of 2015. The HRD midyear review is tentatively scheduled to be launched in mid-August.
Following the cholera outbreak in South Sudan, health partners in Gambella are working with the Government to implement preventive and control measures, including awareness raising and drug pre-positioning by UNICEF.
Juba, 27 July, 2015-- The Embassy of Japan in South Sudan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are pleased to jointly announce the launch of a project in the Republic of South Sudan: “Food Security, Emergency Flood Response and Recovery” implemented under the auspices of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.