1. KHOST & PAKTIKA UPDATE
The Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) have been implemented in Ambesia Induk, a village in Parigi Moutong district, Central Sulawesi. Although most of the villagers work as coconut and cocoa farmers, they care of their children's education. In the last six months, there are 3 ECCDs that have built in the village such as Sumber Manis, Sopi Indah, and Nurul Haq.
As of 19 November 2014, according to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 5,152. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,240 and 956 have been discharged from treatment (survivors). The government estimates that around 22 percent of cases are children and youth (0-17 years).
- The World Health Organization recommends a student-toilet ratio of 1:30 for boys and 1:25 toilets for girls.
- Of the 620 registered government public primary schools in Nakuru County, 482 do not meet this requirement.
- Nakuru County has a total of 9,655 toilets against a total student population of 323,447.
- The acute shortage of toilets has forced children to miss some lessons especially after their mid-morning break as the queues at the few available toilets are too long.
By JOYCE KIMANI
A summary of the ICRC's activities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between July and September 2014.
Abu Dhabi 27 November 2014: The UAE Ministry of International Cooperation and Development (MICAD) signed an agreement today with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to support the UNICEF Ebola Outbreak Response through providing the necessary humanitarian assistance.
Les attaques perpétrées par les groupes armés au nord-est du Nigéria ont entrainé des flux importants de populations à Diffa dans le courant du mois de novembre.
D’importants besoins humanitaires persistent au moment où le nombre de personnes déplacées continuent d’augmenter.
2½ years in Amman, poor health and wish for education.
Sayah H. Mutawi is 65, and lives with his wife Khawla (57) and daughter Faizah (16) and his wife’s two sisters in a two bedroom apartment in downtown Jordan. Barefoot, Sayah takes us into the main lounge room where his wife is lying in a large bed, with one of her sisters perched by her side.
In Jordan between January and October 2014, the RRP6 has delivered humanitarian assistance to 620,000 refugees and over 600,000 vulnerable Jordanians, combined with resilience and capacity support to communities, government services and institutions.
As of October 2014, the RRP6 Jordan is over 60% funded of a 1 billion USD appeal. The total appeal budget is divided 32% between camps and 68% for urban and rural areas. This compares to 20% of the total refugee population in camps and 80% living in host communities.
Rumbek North has witnessed the worst floods compared to previous years. Not only crops have been submerged in flood waters since August, but also houses/tukuls many of which collapsed as a result.
The County is also affected by the prevailing insecurity and inter-communal tensions in the State and therefore, received forced returnees and IDPs from Rumbek Center.
More than 20,000 people have been affected by both floods and insecurity.
Informal sites and formal camps have been established or re-opened in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) between mid-June and the end of August 2014 to host internally diplaced persons (IDPs). REACH Initiative launched an assessment to profile sites and camps that had reached at least 50% capacity by the end of September. This factsheet presents a multi sector comparison of the vulnerabilities, needs and concerns reported by displaced persons living in eleven settlements in Diyala, Duhok, Erbil, Ninewa and Sulyamaniyah governorates.
Moki Edwin Kindzeka
YAOUNDE— Cameroon officials say Boko Haram attacks have led to the closure of at least 130 schools near its northern border with Nigeria. Most students have left the area for safer places in the country’s interior.
Cameroon education officials say violent raids and kidnappings by the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram are taking their toll.
1. ALERT STATUS OF MAYON VOLCANO
- In November, WFP is targeting 3,872,600 beneficiaries: 44,600 under Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200305 and 3,828,000 under PRRO 200636.
Yemen is the poorest country in the Arab region and is the 8th most food-insecure country in the world.
According to the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, 14.7 million people, more than half of the Yemeni population, require humanitarian assistance in 2014. These needs remain largely unchanged from 2013.
By Jeffrey Moyo
HARARE, Nov 26 2014 (IPS) - With the ruling Zimbabwe Africa National Union Patriotic Front party in Zimbabwe seized with internal conflicts, attention to key development areas here have shifted despite the imminent end of December 2015 deadline for global attainment of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The eight MDGs targeted to be achieved by 31 December 2015 form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and the world’s leading development institutions.
ISLAMABAD: “Out of the 13,000 schools in Balochistan, only 2,500 are for girls,” said Balochistan Additional Secretary Education Mohammad Tayyab Lehri.
He was speaking at the concluding ceremony of the five-year project ‘Balochistan Educational Programme’ carried out by Save the Children with support from Embassy of the Netherlands.
Mr Lehri said Balochistan was a province with a vast expanse of territory and there was a need to provide education to children closer to their homes.
PARTNERSHIPS FOR QUALITY OF LIFE
In the past financial year we have continued our commitment to working through partnerships that improve the quality of people’s lives.
Activités des Composantes de la MONUSCO
Activités de l’Equipe-pays
A total of 130,204 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,610 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,070 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.
In Kiryandongo, the Chief Justice, Stephen Kavuma made an unannounced 3 hour visit to the settlement on 20 November, to see first hand how refugees live and talk with UNHCR staff.