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Ensuring quality education for young refugees from Syria : Mapping exercise on quality education for young refugees from Syria (12-25 years)

The Syrian crisis has uprooted the largest number of refugees in recent history. Half of the refugee population are children and young people forced to flee from home and rebuild their lives not knowing if or when return may be possible. It is clear that the initial emergency relief initiatives for Syria’s refugee crisis must now evolve to develop longer-term strategies. This mapping exercise focuses in on refugee youth education, a crucial yet often overlooked element in Syria’s humanitarian response. This report addresses the educational status of refugees from Syria aged 12-25 years.

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Ukraine: Situation report No.12 as of 19 September 2014

Highlights

· The long outstanding IDP legislation was not adopted by Parliament on 16 September. The next parliamentary session to review the draft law is scheduled for 14 October. This is a major setback in terms of initiating standardized registration procedures and facilitating IDP access to Government services and humanitarian assistance.

· The UN Resident Coordinator led a high-level donor mission to Kharkiv, Sloviansk and Sviatohirsk from 17 – 19 September to highlight priority needs and response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Guatemala: Dengue - DREF Final Report

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Summary: 129,671 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 9,500 beneficiaries.

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Iraq + 4 others
Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #6 - Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA airlifts approximately 54 metric tons (MT) of relief commodities from its warehouse in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the city of Erbil

  • U.N. has expended approximately $308 million of the $500 million the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) had pledged to the Iraq response in June

  • Iraqi refugee caseloads continue to increase in Jordan and Lebanon

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Bringing Education to South Sudan, One Village at a Time

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Voice of America

Karin Zeitvogel

More than three years ago, President Salva Kiir pledged to build schools in all of South Sudan's 10 states within 100 days of independence.

That has not happened, says former "Lost Boy" Michael Kuany. So Kuany has taken things into his own hands.

Around seven years ago, Kuany went back to his village in Jonglei state and asked the people there what he could do to help them. He expected them to ask for food. They asked for something else.

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Colombia – Desplazamiento masivo por incendio en comunidad indígena, Riohacha (La Guajira) Flash Update No. 1 (19/09/2014)

Un incendio ocurrido el 20 de agosto, causó que al menos 165 personas (40 familias), miembros de la comunidad indígena WiwaZanAñi, perdieran sus viviendas, cuatro casas sagradas, la escuela y la enfermería de la comunidad, ubicada en el Corregimiento Juan y Medio -sur oeste del municipio de Riohacha (La Guajira). El incendio presuntamente habría sido causado por un grupo armado no identificado.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Operational Update 11th – 17th September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 17th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,253 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,210. As at 15th September 174,398 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.

  • A delegation from WFP Ethiopia, UNHCR Ethiopia and the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) conducted a day mission to Kakuma.

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L’EPSP et L’UNICEF célèbrent la Journée Internationale de la Paix le 21 septembre 2014

A l’occasion de la Journée Internationale de la Paix le 21 septembre 2014, le Ministère de l’Enseignement primaire, secondaire et professionnel (EPSP) de la République Démocratique du Congo, et le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) réitèrent leur attachement à une paix durable, ainsi qu’à l’importance de l’éducation à la paix.

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Chad + 1 other
Chad Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 04 | 1 June - 30 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new site has been opened to accommodate Chadian returnees who fled CAR via Cameroon.

  • Two flights with urgently needed relief supplies arrived in the south of Chad.

  • Profiling shows the importance of durable solutions for the people who fled CAR to Chad.

  • Introduction of free health care for children and pregnant mothers remains a challenge in Kanem region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Gaza: Red Cross Red Crescent calls for prompt action and sustainable solutions to address urgent needs

Joint statement, Geneva/Gaza. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is calling for an urgent response to the pressing humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip.

During a three-day meeting in Gaza City, hosted by the Palestine Red Crescent Society, representatives from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement emphasized the importance of ensuring that people have access to crucial support as the first step towards a sustained recovery.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia August 2014 | Issued on 19 September 2014

Latest findings show that 43,800 children in Somalia are so severely malnourished they will die if they do not receive medical treatment and therapeutic food.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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2014-2016 Revised Strategic Response Plan Nigeria (August 2014)

In addition to escalating conflicts, a cholera outbreak has demonstrated the frailties of Nigeria's health system. The imminent rainy season and a worrying trend in measles are also likely to challenge such capacities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Schools on wheels come to Taiz

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Yemen Times

Mohammad Al-Khayat (author)

Shakeeb Jaber did not imagine a day when he would be able to read and write. But when the impossible became possible, the 12-year-old was over the moon.

“When I used to see children going to school, carrying their papers and notebooks, I used to feel ashamed, asking myself: Why can’t I go to school like them? I never imagined that I would be able to read and write until the Mobile School came along,” Jaber reminisces.

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Gaza Situation Report 61, 18 September 2014

September 08:00hrs – 18 September 08:00hrs | issue 61

Gaza Situation Reports will now be issued by UNRWA on a weekly basis on Wednesdays. The next report will be issued on Wednesday 24th of September.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 19 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centers for approximately 58,141 internally displaced persons (IDPs).

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Strip: Who does What (as of 04 September 2014)

On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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30 primary schools in Rawalpindi run by one teacher each

RAWALPINDI: When it comes to prioritise the areas for spending public funds, the ruling PML-N has always opted for flashy projects.

A similar trend is also seen in the Rawalpindi district where the provincial government has launched the Rs44 billion metro bus project but virtually closed its eyes towards the education sector.

At a time when the education department is enjoying the strength of around 20,000 schoolteachers, there are 30 primary schools in the district which are being run by only one teacher each, putting the future of the students at a stake.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

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Logistics mechanism for J&K floods

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Sphere India

1. Mapping - Affected areas

The worst affected districts are Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi. It has been reported that 450 villages, with an estimated rural population of 823,281 were flooded, with farmlands being submerged. Except for connectivity between Srinagar and north Kashmir's Ganderbal district, all other districts of the valley - including Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam, Shopian, Badgam, Baramulla and Bandipora - were cut off.

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 3 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

Alert Level 3 remains in effect as of 8:00 AM, 18 September 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volanno's seismic network recorded (142) volcanic earthquakes and 251 rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period.

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Futures under threat: The impact of the education crisis on Syria’s children

From an almost 100 per cent enrollment rate, Syria has now descended to the second worst rate of school attendance in the world with 2.8 million children out of school.