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28 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF celebrates its 25th anniversary in Venezuela working in partnership with public agencies, civil society and the academia, implementing its 2015-2019 programme

28 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

En su 25 aniversario en Venezuela, UNICEF trabaja en alianza con organismos públicos, la sociedad organizada y la academia implementando el programa 2015-2019

28 Aug 2016 description

La Corporación de Municipalidades de la República de El Salvador (COMURES) se complace en presentar el informe de resultados de la Consultoría: “Diagnóstico sobre situación de los municipios de El Salvador para responder a la Niñez y Adolescencia y otros sectores vulnerables, incluyendo alternativas de financiamiento para implementación de la Ley de Protección Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia (LEPINA)”, coordinado por esta Gremial con auspicio del Fondo de la Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF).

28 Aug 2016 description

Resumen

  • El sismo ocurrido el 14 de agosto de 2016 de magnitud 5.2 ML, afectó 12 distritos de la provincia de Caylloma, declarándose en Estado de Emergencia (D.S. N° 062-2016-PCM) a 7 de ellos el 16 de agosto y declarándose en Estado de Emergencia (D.S. N° 065-2016-PCM) a 5 de ellos el 25 de agosto.

  • El último reporte del COEN - INDECI (Informe de Emergencia N° 624) reporta 10,967 personas afectadas en mayor o menor medida.

27 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Par Alexandre Brecher

En recueillant trois jeunes filles déplacées à la suite de l’attaque de leur village par Boko Haram, François Sakotai ne se doutait pas que ce geste généreux serait à l’origine d’un miracle : la réunion d’une mère avec ses enfants.

DZAWANDAI, Cameroun, 25 août 2016 – Lorsqu’on lui demande son âge, François Sakotai se contente de sourire. « Je ne sais pas, répond-il, 70 ans, 80 peut-être ? Tout ce que je sais, c’est que je suis vieux. Je suis vieux et j’étais seul, jusqu’à ce qu’Élisabeth, Delphine et Waibai arrivent chez moi. »

27 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12492
26 AUGUST 2016

At its fifty-eighth meeting, on 17 May 2016, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq (S/2015/852), agreed to address the following message through a public statement issued by the Char of the Working Group.

To all parties to the armed conflict in Iraq:

27 Aug 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

The infrastructure and equipment of basic and secondary schools in West Kordofan has deteriorated while the salaries of teachers are insufficient to meet the requirements for a monthly living.

Teachers from El Muglad told Radio Dabanga that the infrastructure of their schools remain poor. “Some schools are built of straw or wood, while others are built of fixed materials but they have collapsed because of lack of maintenaince.”

27 Aug 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster On 14 August at 21:58, a 5.3 earthquake (on the Richter scale, III-IV on the Mercalli Intensity Scale) struck Peru, affecting the province of Caylloma in particular. The epicentre was located at a depth of 8kmm some 10 km south-west of Chivay, Arequipa (coordinates: latitude - 15.64 and longitude - 71.68).

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF, in collaboration with the Playing for Change Foundation and the Ecuadorian band Cocoa Roots, provided psychosocial support to children and adolescents in Chamanga (Esmeraldas). Craig Woodson, Playing for Change facilitator, developed instruments with recycled material in a workshop with 20 children and adolescents and ten teachers, an activity in a regional initiative that seeks to promote children’s right to participate in cultural and artistic activities and to strengthen their role as agents of change.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

ATHENS/GENEVA 26 August 2016 – With the sudden increase of arrivals, hundreds more refugee and migrant children are becoming stranded in Greece with critical needs such as education and protection, says UNICEF. 

26 Aug 2016 description

(Bangui, 26 August 2016): On 16 August, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, released US$9 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support life-saving assistance for the people affected by persisting violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). This brings CERF support to CAR and the neighboring countries since the beginning of the crisis in 2013 to $100 million.

26 Aug 2016 description
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(Bangui, 23 août 2016) : Le 16 août, le Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence, Stephen O'Brien a alloué la somme de 9 millions de dollars américains, du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF), pour soutenir des opérations d'assistance vitale en faveur des personnes affectées par la persistance de la violence, en République centrafricaine (RCA).

26 Aug 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian responders are delivering critical aid to all provinces in Libya.

  • Returnee figures are rising, with IDPs continuing to require urgent assistance.

  • The top priority needs for Libya remain health care and essential medicines, support to detention centres, migrants, and IDPs.

  • Food supplies are at risk, with WFP forced to scale back operations due to lack of funding.

Assistance reaches all provinces of Libya

26 Aug 2016 description

As a young girl, Agnes fled a notorious Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army, but through educational opportunities she was able to pursue her passion for fashion. She now gives back to refugees as the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) fashion and design teacher in Kampala – where they work to be self-reliant.

Here, she shares about her experiences traversing life from displacement to fashion expert.

Question: Can you tell me a little bit about your background?

26 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • There is a marginal improvement in food consumption for people assisted through relief operations, but in spite of the good progress, needs will remain high to the end the year. The situation remains critical for 10.2 million people in need of food assistance.

  • There is an imminent pipeline break for cereals in September. WFP currently requires USD 158 million to support 7.6 million people affected by drought for the rest of 2016.

26 Aug 2016 description
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  • Nutrition surveys in Turkana show very high prevalence of moderate and severe acute malnutrition.

  • The Kenyan Government and UNHCR started a head count for all refugees in Dadaab.

  • Preliminary findings of the asset-creation evaluation are out.

  • WFP hosted a delegation from southern Africa to learn about linking farmers to schools.

26 Aug 2016 description
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  • Heavy fighting broke out in Juba on 7 July; although a ceasefire has since been declared, the situation remains tense and unpredictable. Fighting has also been reported in other parts of the country.

  • Efforts to scale up food assistance to populations facing rising food insecurity are ongoing. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal, air drops of food assistance recently commenced.