The extraordinary contribution of US$500 million from the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to relief operations in Iraq in June 2014 came at a time of increasing population displacements and unprecedented humanitarian needs. The contribution represented more than 60 per cent of humanitarian funding received last year for Iraq— more than all other donors combined—and covered nearly half of the relief requirements in the country.
Date : L’évaluation s’est déroulée du 24 au 28 août 2015
Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities. In Syria, where there are still 2 million children out of school or at risk of dropping out, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. BtL in Syria aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign.
MONROVIA, Liberia, 3 September 2015 – UNICEF today welcomed the announcement that Liberia has once again achieved zero Ebola transmission, and expressed hope that the country will now be able to focus on recovering from the outbreak, which has taken a severe toll on the lives of thousands of children and their communities.
ISLAMABAD— Hundreds of schoolgirls were taken to a hospital after breathing in poisonous gas in Herat Thursday. This is a third incident of gas poisoning this week. Officials suspect foul play.
For the third time this week, hundreds of parents in Afghanistan’s Herat province sat in a hospital waiting for their daughters to get better.
Officials say the three incidents were suspiciously similar. They now think the gas leaks at the three girls' schools may have been deliberate.
On 26 August, President Salva Kiir signed the compromise peace deal in presence of regional leaders in Juba. President Kiir called upon the international community to help South Sudan implement the agreement.
The cholera outbreak continued in Central Equatoria State (South Sudan).
Since the outbreak, 1,681 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.74 per cent) have been reported.
Erika became the fifth named storm of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season on August 24, 2015. Erika began impacting the CDEMA Participating States from Wednesday, August 26 and degenerated to a trough of low pressure on Saturday, August 29, 2015.
Date : L’évaluation multisectorielle s’est déroulée du 26 au 28/08/2015.
Zone d’évaluation : Localité de Minime, Commune de Niem-Yéléwa, Sous-Préfecture de Bouar, Préfecture de la Nana-Mambéré.
The Coordination Meeting on the Recovery of the flood-affected states and regions was held on 24 August, Monday in Nay Pyi Taw. President U Thein Sein (left) states that though the emergency needs of the affected population are being met, these are temporary solutions. Recovery and rehabilitation needs must be considered.
Butembo, le 03 septembre 2015 (caritasdev.cd) : Une délégation de 5 Caritas est partie mardi 1er septembre 2015 de Musienene à Masereka, localité située à 2.500 mètres d’altitude et à 55 km au sud-Est de Butembo dans la Province du Nord-Kivu, pour se rendre compte de l’amélioration effective de l’accès et de la qualité de l’éducation des enfants.
UNICEF is partnering with the Central and District Child Welfare Boards and 13 NGOs who have deployed 170 social workers covering all 14 affected districts to prevent family separation. 7,411 children identified as vulnerable in the 14 most affected districts. Out of these children, 318 have so far been provided with emergency support. Assessment of the identified children is ongoing for referral to short and long term support. Central Child Welfare Board with support from UNICEF, has assessed 121 registered Child Care Homes hosting 3,309 children.
On 30 August 2015, UNAMID’s Civil Affairs Section (CAS) officially handed over three newly constructed classrooms, offices and toilet facilities to the administration of the Northern Shangil Tobaya Basic School for Girls. The handover was attended by some 500 school girls, teachers, community leaders, the Government of Sudan military commander in the area, UNAMID staff North Darfur as well as the Director of Education, Shangil Tobaya Administrative Unit.
Syria’s civil war is the worst humanitarian disaster of our time. The number of innocent civilians suffering — more than 11 million people are displaced, thus far — and the increasingly dire impact on neighboring countries can seem too overwhelming to understand.
But one fact is simple: millions of Syrians need our help. And the more aware people are of the situation, the more we can build a global response to reach them. Our lifesaving work is only possible with your knowledge and support.
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