Shiraz, Nov 24, IRNA – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Iran Sivanka Dhanapala hailed the measures taken to provide health insurance coverage to refugees in the Islamic Republic saying they are unmatched at the global level.
On a visit to the Fars Province with a group of Tehran-based foreign diplomats, he made the remarks in a meeting with local officials in which he said Iran's endeavors are unparalleled by any country hosting foreign displaced refugees.
Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.
“La gran noticia de la educación fue recibida con mucho anhelo y orgullo. Nuestra proyección es vincular más estudiantes para que ellos también puedan ser multiplicadores del quehacer pedagógico en otras comunidades” Docente Gleiber Riasco, López de Micay
A través del censo que el proyecto Vive la Educación ha desarrollado entre el 2013 y el 2015, se han identificado cerca de 18.509 personas desescolarizadas y 14.613 personas analfabetas en 22 municipios del Cauca y Nariño.
La plateforme des Enfants Reporters de RDC a été créée par le ministère du genre, de la famille et de l’enfant en collaboration avec l’UNICEF. C’est un cadre idéal qui permet aux enfants congolais de participer sur les questions les concernant, comme l’éducation, la santé ou la protection de l’enfant.
On 20 November 2015, the Government of Liberia confirmed three new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia from a family of six members from a suburb in the capital Monrovia. There are no new cases.
A fourteen year old boy was confirmed as having Ebola on 19 November 2015 and was taken to an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia. He died on 23 November 2015. Two other family members were also confirmed as having Ebola the subsequent day and continue to receive treatment at the ETU.
“We must make strategic ruptures and strengthen our shared commitment and mobilization of the whole seamless national and international expertise,” said Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta in her opening speech at the Regional Consultation and Dialogue on the Education 2030 Framework for Action for West and Central Africa. The consultation is taking place in Dakar, Senegal from 23-25 November 2015. It is bringing together some 150 representatives from education ministries, civil society and UN partners.
Mobilization of all the actors for common objectives
First Steering Committee For European Union Funded Project Attended By Key Ministers
CAIRO – The Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation chaired today the first Steering Committee for the European Union (EU) funded project “Enhancing Access of Children to Education and Fighting Child Labour” implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP). The Ministers of Education, Manpower, and Social Solidarity participated in the committee that reviewed the key achievements and main challenges since the starting date of the project in July 2014.
The heads of UNESCO, UNFPA and UN Women sealed a partnership to empower adolescent girls and young women through education, by signing a joint programme agreement on 23 November, 2015, at the headquarters of the United Nations Population Fund in New York.
“This partnership is a model that brings together our respective strengths to break the cycle of exclusion and vulnerability, to ensure that girls benefit from a full cycle of quality education, in line with the promise of Sustainable Development Goal 4,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Every day, thousands of children in situations of emergency are separated from their families and left alone without protection. They are also exposed to attacks, sexual exploitation, forced labour, abuse, forced early marriage and recruitment by armed groups, among other things. Many are deprived from their most basic needs, such as shelter, health care, food or access to education. Today, as we celebrate the Universal Children's Day, the European Commission reinforces its commitment to the protection of children's rights worldwide.
Background of the Gender Profile
Population movements continue to take place in the Lake Chad region as insecurity continues to deteriorate. The humanitarian community estimates at 82,782 the number of refugees, IDPs, returnees and thirdcountry nationals currently displaced in the Lake region. Of these, 52,300 are IDPs from the latest wave of massive displacement which began in July 2015.
In September, UNMAS responded to an urgent request from WFP. WFP were planning to air drop food for the Bentiu Protection of Civilians (PoC) site which supports over 110,000 Internally Displaced People (IDP). WFP feared for the safety of people collecting the delivery as the area was impacted by the presence of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW). UNMAS deployed a team to make the area safe, enabling WFP to deliver 2,700 metric tons of food to the IDP.
PORT VILA, VANUATU – Japan is providing a $5 million grant, administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), to support the Government of Vanuatu’s school rebuilding drive in the wake of Cyclone Pam. ADB and the Government of Vanuatu signed the grant agreement at a ceremony today in Port Vila.
PESHAWAR: More than 400 schools in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas are likely to be closed down in the name of ‘enhancing quality education’ in the region, officials said.
The proposed ‘rationalisation plan’ is aimed at saving cash resources and improving the quality of education in Fata, where hundreds of schools and other educational institutions were destroyed in militancy.
The plan is likely to be implemented in health and livestock sectors, too, sources said.
In the prevailing context of climate change and declining food security in Lesotho, the need to raise children, parents and communities’ awareness on Climate Smart Agriculture technocologies including Conservation Agriculture (CA) and improved Home Gardening and Nutrition is essential.
One of Lesotho’s strategies to boost its agricultural growth is to encourage youth participation in agriculture along with promoting CA. CA entails minimum soil disturbance, soil cover at all times and intercropping or crop rotation. This protects the soil and increases its fertility.