WHY DOES THIS MATTER?
Because an educated girl is a healthier girl, a girl who will care for her children, who will earn more income,who will reinvest that income into her family, her community, and her country.
For every extra year a girl stays in school her income can increase by 15 to 25%.
Educated women invest 90% of their income into their family.
Educated mothers are more than twice as likely to send their children to school.
Educated women lead to thriving societies.
Posted by Tom Staal on Tuesday, December 1st 2015
It’s hard to believe that what began as a simple cry for opportunity and human rights has become the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time.
265,833 Registered refugees as of 31 October
9,146 Registered asylum seekers as of 31 October
2,305,048 Internally Displaced People as of 14 October
71,780 New arrivals to Yemen in 2015 as of 31 October
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 1 Dec 2015 12:16 GMT
Author: Kieran Guilbert
By Kieran Guilbert
DAKAR, Dec 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of schools in northeast Nigeria have reopened for the first time in a year and a half, though many teachers and pupils are reluctant to return because of persistent violence in the region, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
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European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 1 December 2015
Today’s € 350 million aid package under the EU Trust Fund is the single biggest EU measure in response to the Syrian refugee crisis to date. It will provide urgently needed aid to 1.5 million refugees and overstretched host communities in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq.
KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS
Recurring natural disasters such as droughts, floods, combined with volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.
Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon and causes internal displacements.
Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases.
L'Ambassade des Pays-Bas au Burundi vient d'accorder un financement de 17,5 million Euro en faveur du «Programme conjoint d'appui à l'amélioration de la santé sexuelle et reproductive des adolescents et des jeunes au Burundi.
Snapshot 25 November–1 December 2015
Cameroon: New data indicate that 158,316 people are internally displaced – this is 65,000 more than the previous estimate. The vast majority have been displaced by Boko Haram-related violence, with fewer than 15% displaced by flooding and other natural disasters. Movement stays within Far North region, and Logone-et-Chari hosts around 60% of all IDPs.
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 16,266 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 49 per cent of them are children under the age of 18 years. For the period 12th to 19th November, 2015 saw the entry of a total of 278 new refugees higher than the previous week’s 179 new arrivals
The Italian Development Cooperation has approved a 760,000-EUR voluntary emergency contribution to Unicef for educational projects in Jordan within the framework of the No Lost Generation Initiative created on behalf of children affected by the Syrian crisis and, in particular, in support of the Unicef project.
On 8th November, attacks killed 4 people in Ngouboua and injured 14 others.
On 9th November, a state of emergency was declared in Lac Region and was extended up to March 22nd, 2016.
The estimated number of IDPs is approximately 53,639 of which 59.5% have already been registered.
Following the decision to relocate the IDP site of Kousseri and the refugee camp of Dar es Salam, the activities of humanitarian partners have on the whole slowed somewhat.
De nouveaux attentats ont eu lieu à Ngouboua le 8 novembre, faisant quatre morts et 14 blessés.
L’état d’urgence a été déclaré dans la région du Lac le 9 novembre et prolongé jusqu’au 22 mars 2016.
Le nombre estimé de personnes déplacées internes s’élève à environ 53 639 dont 59,5% a déjà été enregistré.
Suite aux annonces de relocalisation du site de Kousseri et du camp de réfugiés de Dar es Salam, les activités des partenaires humanitaires ont dans l’ensemble quelque peu ralenti.
Participants in the regional consultation and dialogue on Education 2030 Framework for Action for West and Central Africa agreed to move forward the Education 2030 Agenda in their respective countries.
- 26,342 persons of concern
- 136% increase since January 2015
- 56% of children, including 216 Identified separated and unaccompanied minors
- 407 people with disabilities, 35% of these are children
- 3 in 10 households are headed by women
- 1,110 women at risk
- 10,023 Shelters built since opening
• An earthquake shock the District Jailolo, West Halmahera, North Maluku province, from 16 November to 25 November 2015.
• 9610 people displaced are scattered in 19 villages in the district of Jailolo West Halmahera.
• West Halmahera Regent establish emergency response situations for 14 days (21-11-2015 to 6-12-2015).
• 75 personnel of the joint team deployed to assist emergency response.
• 100 school kits distributed by DMC Dompet Dhuafa in the Bobanehena village.
How a school curriculum-based approach can work
In October, a total of 68 partners reported a response in 254 different locations; the number of people reached by protection monitoring team continues to increase with more then 49,000 people reached; over 500,000 people have assisted with food.
Although education is a basic right for all, for thousands of children growing up in Iraq attending school is not a reality.
Iraq remains an extremely dangerous place to live. Over a million people are internally displaced and in Baghdad, terrorist incidents occur almost daily.
There are more civilian casualties because of conflict in Baghdad than anywhere else in Iraq.
This summer also saw flooding that devastated parts of central Iraq, destroying an entire camp.