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01 Jul 2016 description
report A World at School

Turkish students and Syrian refugees are educated together at Istoc Primary School which was visited recently by Theirworld

Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugee children than any other country - more than 700,000 of them.

But 400,000 are out of school and a lack of funding means they will still be shut out of the education system when the new school year starts in less than 100 days.

01 Jul 2016 description

Since 2012, Handicap International has been improving the school enrollment and attendance of 170,000 children with disabilities in nine West African countries through the “Promoting the Full Participation of Children with Disabilities in Education” (APPEHL) project. Sandra Boisseau, who coordinates APPEHL from Dakar, Senegal, explains what the organization is doing to remove obstacles to education for these children.

What is the situation like for children with disabilities in West Africa?

01 Jul 2016 description
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Finland's support to Ukraine 2014-16

During the crisis in 2014–2016, Finland's support to Ukraine has amounted to over EUR 23 million. Finland's support consists of development cooperation projects, funding allocated to international organisations and technical assistance. In addition, Finland supports Ukraine through the EU, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

01 Jul 2016 description
report Government of Egypt

The House of Representatives passed on Sunday 26/6/2016 a presidential decree approving a $20 million grant of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development to finance projects aiming to provide educational facilities in Egypt's host areas for Syrian refugees.

30 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 30 June 2016

The European Commission has today proposed to mobilise an additional €1.4 billion in support for refugees in Turkey, with a view of raising the total amount allocated under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey to €2 billion by the end of July.

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • May/June Boko Haram attacks displace as many as 76,000 people in Niger’s Diffa Region

  • UN reports critical levels of food insecurity and malnutrition in Borno State’s Bama IDP camp

  • CERF contributes an additional $18.5 million in humanitarian assistance for response efforts in Chad and Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

30 Jun 2016 description

The United States announced today a new contribution of nearly US$ 52 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in response to the Agency’s 2016 Emergency Appeal for the occupied Palestinian territory. The US Consul-General, Donald Blome, and UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General, Sandra Mitchell, made the joint announcement during a ceremony in Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem.

30 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • The security context remains stable in the Lac region, but the deployment of Chadian soldiers in Niger and the resumption of military operations could lead to new population movements.

  • Following a new registration mission by the Shelter / NFI / CCCM cluster, there are now 111,683 displaced people, including 74,800 registered and 36,883 estimated displaced people.

30 Jun 2016 description
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Activities

CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 302,515 IDPs living in 287 informal settlements in April.

30 Jun 2016 description

Faits saillants

  • La situation sécuritaire est restée stable dans la région du Lac, mais le déploiement de soldats tchadiens au Niger et la reprise d’opérations militaires pourraient donner lieu à de nouveaux mouvements de population.

  • Suite à une nouvelle mission d’enregistrement du cluster Abris/AME/CCCM, on compte désormais 111 683 personnes déplacées, dont 74 800 déplacés enregistrés et 36 883 déplacés estimés.

30 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Sudan hosts over 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers from Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Eritrea, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen

• Influx from South Sudan continues, with 5,000 arrivals from Raja into East Darfur reported over the past week.

• Response needed for an estimated 17,000 people displaced as a result of violence in Thur, Central Darfur.

• Several casualties reported as a result of inter-communal violence in Um Tajok, West Darfur.

Sudan hosts 360,000 refugees and asylum seekers

30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Situation in Numbers

46,000* People internally displaced in various places within Wau town 35,000* People internally displaced outside of Wau town

*Figures from OCHA Note: these are estimates, as registration of IDPs continues.

Highlights

  • Distribution of food and non-food items is expected to start on the 30th June, pending registration of internally displaced persons (IDPs).

  • Sexual harassment is a major concern in the Protection of Civilian (POC) site, to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

30 Jun 2016 description

6 Education Cluster partners with Completed Ongoing or Planned Activities in 2016

20,000 Conflict affected children having access to education in emergencies programs impelemented by Education Cluster partners

30 Jun 2016 description

4 Education Cluster partners with Completed Ongoing or Planned Activities in 2016

21,000 Conflict affected children having access to education in emergencies programs impelemented by Education Cluster partners

30 Jun 2016 description

The Ukraine Education Cluster works to support the authorities in ensuring access to education for children affected by the crisis. In light of the situation analysis and the needs identified, Cluster partners support education in emergencies in the areas of:

30 Jun 2016 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewsire) Salesian missionaries continue to offer aid and support to those affected by the 7.8 earthquake that killed 660 and left tens of thousands homeless in Ecuador. The earthquake, which struck on April 16, destroyed water systems, collapsed roads, and affected 33 health centers – half of which are still not operational. The hardest hit areas are in the Manabi Province which includes the cities of Manta, Portoviejo and Pedernales.

30 Jun 2016 description

ECOSOC/6778

2016 Session, 33rd & 34th Meetings (AM & PM)
Economic and Social Council Meetings Coverage

30 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

TC Winston Highlights

  • The Fijian Government has placed the total cost of damages at US$1.4 billion (approximately one third of Fiji’s annual GDP)

  • The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) hosted an inter-cluster meeting to address the significant, ongoing needs on Koro Island

  • More than 23,000 people in 120 villages have been reached through eight weeks of integrated family health mobile outreach activities supported by the MoHMS, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO