In the aftermath of Typhoon Hagupit, Handicap International’s teams in the Philippines are working in the province of Samar, which was severely affected by the storm. Handicap International’s activities in the province of Leyte continue.
By Ashfaq Yusufzai
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 22 2014 (IPS) - “Our children quitting school is the greatest pain we have suffered during our troublesome lives here,” says Multan Shah, a vegetable-seller in a shantytown of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one of Pakistan’s four provinces.
UNICEF is developing alternative learning methods to fill part of the education gaps created by the Ebola outbreak.
By Helene Sandbu Ryeng Paynesville. Liberia. Seventeen year old Charlesefta Yeebahy is standing in the doorway, leaning on the frame, gazing at the familiar scenery outside her family’s home. “I’m just at home, not doing much. Sometimes I help my mother in the small shop she’s running, but most of the time I’m here doing nothing” she says with a sigh.
In 2014, the Education Cluster supported 65,588 (50 per cent girls) refugee children and 39,282 (50 per cent girls) children in refugee hosting communities and in communities elsewhere in the country.
Sporadic cases of suspected meningitis continued to be reported. The peak season of the disease is during the dry, windy, and hot weather from December to April every year, and ends with the onset of the rainy season.
In C.A.R., more than 1.5 million people remain food in-secure, and require immediate emergency food assis-tance across the country. Recent assessments have shown that the continued violence has taken a heavy toll on livestock and agricultural production, eroding the capacity of people to secure sufficient food.
After several delays due to insecurity, schools were offi-cially open as of 20 November. WFP’s school feeding activities target over 250,000 children for the academic year.
UNICEF 2015 Plan Highlights
• UNICEF will support the continued functionality of and treatment of water in water systems nationwide estimated to reach 16.55 million people through supply of chlorine and repair of water supply systems.
• Polio immunization campaigns will continue nationwide, with 3 national campaigns planned in the first semester of 2015, with further campaigns to be conducted if needed.
UNICEF 2015 Plan Highlights
• The WASH programme will continue the transition from first-phase emergency services to more sustainable, and costeffective systems, and reinforcing WASH services in areas impacted by refugee influx.
• Health programmes will increase access to health care for refugee and impacted host population, including strengthening routine immunization and campaigns especially for polio which continues to threaten the region.
En 2015, l’assistance humanitaire en République Centrafricaine cible 2 millions de personnes dans le besoin, en concentrant la réponse sur les urgences, la protection et le renforcement de la résilience.
Améliorer immédiatement les conditions de vie des nouvelles personnes déplacées, en leurs assurant la protection et en leur fournissant des biens et services sociaux de base.
Forte hausse des attaques contre les écoles ces derniers mois
Innocent Makumba, aged 38, enrolled in the Mazabuka School for Continuing Education in southern Zambia in October 2014 to learn skills needed for construction work. Innocent, along with 50 trainees, will learn bricklaying, carpentry, electrics and plumbing, while building a new school as part of the course supported by UNESCO’s Basic Education for Africa Rise (BEAR) project.
SANA’A – The German government has donated €24 million (US$30 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen to support nutrition, protective safety nets and girls’ education.
From the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the contribution will be channelled through the German development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW).
DAMASCUS, Syria, December 22 (UNHCR) – Excelling at high school is no easy task for teenagers. But for Fatima, an 18-year-old Iraqi refugee student living in Syria, it has been harder than most.
Amid the escalating crisis, Fatima studied for 12 hours every day, from 6am to 6pm, trying to avoid the power cuts. Her hard work paid off when she scored 94.5 per cent on the public high school exam – the second highest score among all refugee students in Syria. "While studying, the only light that was guaranteed was the sunlight every day," she recalls.
(MOGADISHU, 22 December 2014) The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Philippe Lazzarini, has announced today that the Somalia Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) will allocate US$30 million to jump start the response to the most critical humanitarian needs in 2015.
Ongoing conflict in Anbar, Ninewa, Salah alDin and Diyala has triggered new displacement.
23,000 individuals have moved to camps across Iraq in less than a month from other shelter types (including unfinished and abandoned buildings).
Reports continue to be received of IDPs being prevented access to safe areas of Kirkuk, Sulaymaniyah, Erbil and to Khanaqin City in Diyala Governorate.
KEY HUMANITARIAN ISSUES
An estimated 15.9 million people – or 61 per cent of the population – need some form of humanitarian assistance in Yemen, an increase of 8 per cent since last year. The rise is primarily due to expanding conflict, growing arrivals of migrants and refugees, and population growth in areas with poor access to even the most basic services.
Food insecurity and malnutrition
Human Development Department purpose The vision for HDD is for a world where everyone fulfils their potential. We aim to deliver policy and programmes that link clearly to this aim, by giving centre stage to poor people, girls and women and those left behind.