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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya Country Office Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report March 2014 (Including UNICEF’s response to South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma)


  • As of 7 April 2014, Kakuma refugee Camp hosts 33,399 South Sudanese refugees. 65% of those are children under 18 years. UNICEF through partners on the ground continues to provide technical and material support. Funding remains the key bottleneck across all sectors;

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Syria Crisis Monthly humanitarian situation report - 18 March – 17 April 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt


• During the reporting period, UNICEF participated in four inter-agency convoys in Syria, reaching 2,800 families in Douma, in Rural Damascus; 3,500 families in Sarmada and 4,000 families in Saraqib in Idleb; as well as 3,000 families in Termalleh and 1,000 in Al Ghanto, in Homs.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 11 - 18 April 2014

Regional highlights:

· UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-LAS Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi have urged Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in June 2014, and pledged to continue seeking and building on any opportunity to resolve the three-year civil war.

· Local authorities in south Lebanon and the Bekaa reported the arrival of some 500 individuals from Mazraat Beit Jin and Aasal Al-Ward during the reporting period.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR Regional Update 11, 14 – 17 April 2014


  • SOUTH SUDAN: The Opposition fighters are mobilizing for a campaign to capture the oil fields in Paloch that are still pumping – the last major source of revenue for the Government. A battle for Paloch would thrust South Sudan into still more chaos.

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Mali + 3 others
Rapport du Secrétaire général sur les enfants et le conflit armé au Mali (S/2014/267)


Soumis en application des résolutions 1612 (2005), 1882 (2009), 1960 (2010), 1998 (2011) et 2068 (2012) du Conseil de sécurité, le présent rapport fournit des renseignements concernant les six formes d’atteintes graves commises sur la personne des enfants au Mali entre janvier 2012 et décembre 2013.

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Mali + 3 others
Report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Mali (S/2014/267)


The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolutions 1612 (2005), 1882 (2009), 1960 (2010), 1998 (2011) and 2068 (2012). It provides information on the six grave violations against children in Mali covering the period from January 2012 to December 2013.

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Books in local languages enhance child learning

World Vision

Emily Wallace
Education Resource Adaptation Trainer
World Vision International

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Mapping the Education Response to the Syrian Crisis


This report presents a snapshot of the education response to the Syrian crisis. The report provides an overview of the context, key issues, services offered and barriers to education service delivery in Syria proper as well as in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Northern Iraq/Kurdistan and Egypt. The data presented in this report are based on a survey of the INEE members and partners, and information shared by members of the INEE Working Group on Minimum Standards and the INEE Steering Group. This document is current as of December 2013.

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Thailand + 1 other
Applying the INEE Minimum Standards to Education in a Protracted Refugee Situation: Part II

An interview with Simon Purnell, ZOA, Thailand

In the second portion of this interview, Mr. Purnell highlights how the INEE Minimum Standards have guided ZOA’s work to secure funding, train and coordinate actors in the camps and create a standardized framework for the new consortium as ZOA transitions out of Thailand in 2014.

See more interviews with INEE Working Group members here.

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Children return to school in the North

More than 80 per cent of pupils have returned to school, but the insufficient numbers of teachers remains a major challenge. Many schools also need to be repaired or reconstructed.

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Teacher Helped by School Meals Inspires Girls in Malawi

Alice Kankhwala was one of the first students to receive WFP school meals in 1999. Fifteen years later, she is now a teacher, inspiring young girls to follow her example and complete their education too.

Alice Kankhwala could have been like many Malawian girls who never get an education. She could have been married young in country where half of the girls are brides by their 18th birthday. She could have been sent to work to help her farmer parents.

“Growing up, we were never sure if we would even have a meal at all,” she says.

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Boletín trimestral del PMA en Bolivia Enero - Marzo 2014

Galletas energéticas, carpas y botes: respuesta humanitaria inicial del PMA ante inundaciones

La Paz — En respuesta a la emergencia nacional por las graves inundaciones que afectan a parte importante del oriente boliviano, en estrecha coordinación con el Viceministerio de Defensa Civil (VIDECI), gobierno municipales y otras agencias humanitarias del sistema de las Naciones Unidas en Bolivia, el PMA activó sus mecanismos de respuesta humanitaria otorgando 906 carpas, cuatro botes y 30 toneladas métricas de galletas energéticas .

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Back to school

[ACTED News] – Amidst all the election turmoil and uncertainty about the nation’s future, ACTED teams in Afghanistan, are supporting 4,000 primary school girls to go back to school at the beginning of the academic year. This programme is part of DFID’s Global Girls Education Challenge; aimed at helping the most marginalised out of school girls attain an education.

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Contributing to Haiyan recovery

As well as preparing emergency relief supplies immediately following typhoon Haiyan, CBM partner the Association of Disabled Persons Iloilo (ADPI) Cooperative is helping in recovery efforts by producing chairs for schools on Panay Island, Philippines. A teacher and children at one of the schools expresses her gratitude for their donations.


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« Nous essayons de faire disparaître la violence » : le défi de l’enseignement en plein conflit

Nguinissara Rita est institutrice de primaire sur un site pour personnes déplacées à Bangui. Environ 2,3 millions d’enfants sont affectés par la crise actuelle en République centrafricaine.

Par Suzanne Beukes

En République centrafricaine, où un système d’éducation déjà précaire a été encore fragilisé par un conflit prolongé, une enseignante montre son engagement envers ses élèves – et son pays.

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Bad weather adds to misery in South Sudan


By Faith Kasina | 22 April 2014

“The wind came and took everything,” said Marta Awili, a mother of five in one of South Sudan’s relief camps in the capital Juba.

In less than an hour what she had called home was washed away.

“I could see the clouds quickly gathering. I brought the children from the nearby school back to the house,” she said. “All of a sudden, there was thunder and the rain came down with so much force. My roof started leaking.”

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PAM Afrique de l’Ouest Newsletter - avril 2014

Au sommaire :

  • Le Sahel menacé par l’oubli et la banalisation, un éditorial signé par la directrice régionale du PAM, Denise Brown

  • Les Nigériens nourrissent les Nigériens, une initiative gouvernementale soutenue par les Nations Unies et L’union européenne.

  • Centrafrique : L’économie à genou, une crise humanitaire de longue durée