Protection and Human Rights

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02 Mar 2015 description

26 February 2015 - In an effort to reduce criminal activities among youth, UN Police (UNPOL) and partners today held a crime prevention awareness session at a secondary school in the Eastern Equatoria capital Torit.

The four-hour interactive session, held in collaboration with the UN Development Programme and South Sudan police, was attended by 300 students and 33 teaching staff of Torit Day Secondary School.

02 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 27 February 2015, Kakuma had received 45,222 asylum seekers from South Sudan. As at 28 February, 180,674 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49.8% of the registered population.

02 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

According to the Ministry of Health, as of 23 February 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 9,265, with 4,057 related deaths.

Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to only two new confirmed EVD cases in the past week in Montserrado County.

5,779 children have been identified as directly affected by EVD (3,798 identified by the government and the rest by partner organisations).

02 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· As of 24 February 2015, according to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases is 8,308, with 3,113 deaths. During the past week there were 71 new confirmed cases of EVD.

02 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 143,806 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 90,3431 in Adjumani, 12,728 in Arua, 33,229 in Kiryandongo and 7,506 in Kampala. There were 1,203 new arrivals during the reporting period.

02 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola went up to 2,762 in week eight, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases rose to 3,155. The number of deaths resulting from confirmed cases of Ebola climbed to 1,704 and the total number of deaths to 2,091.

02 Mar 2015 description

Highlights
● On 24 February, the revised Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Ukraine was launched, appealing for USD 316 million for 3.2 million of the most conflict- affected people.
● People in bunkers in Donetsk lack access to potable water, sanitation facilities and hygiene supplies. Several locations in the east still do not have access to water.
● An estimated 2,000 people have returned to Debaltseve; many who remained are traumatized. The UN and humanitarian partners are providing humanitarian assistance.

02 Mar 2015 description

Données clées

49 813 Réfugiés recensés par les autorités

41 571 Réfugiés vérifiés et préenregistrés par le HCR depuis Mai 2013.

32 621 Réfugiés vivant au camp de Minawao

8242 Réfugiés pré-enregistrés dans les zones frontalières de la région de l’Extrême Nord

9766 Nouveaux arrivés enregistrés par le HCR depuis Janvier 2015.

Développements majeurs

02 Mar 2015 description

Key Findings

  • Livelihoods have been affected by the crisis and opportunities are expected to further decrease. Poor households and families affected by the loss of a member are facing food insecurity.

02 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• $529 million was pledged to respond to the crisis in South Sudan and the region.

• The “Back to Learning” campaign was launched amidst continuing challenges to edu - cation.

• The Logistics cluster urgently needs funding to ensure sus - tained humanitarian response.

• Rapid response missions were ongoing in Northern Jonglei.

Figures
# of internally displaced people 1.5 m
# of refugees in neighboring countries 505,300

02 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The Israeli government’s withholding of an estimated USD 375 million in Palestinian tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Government, has led to increased tensions in the State of Palestine. This is jeopardizing the regular provision of public services and exacerbating the tense relations between the Palestinian Government and Hamas over the provision of services in the Gaza Strip.

02 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • On 22 February, Montserrado County reported one confirmed case for the past eight days for the first time.

  • Reports indicate that some schools do not follow the safe protocol procedure for the reopening of school. School reopening is progressive and some may effectively start classes on March 2nd

  • Two Community Care Centres in Grand Cape Mount and Sinoe Counties were completed and turned over to Medical Team International (MTI) for operation

02 Mar 2015 description

KARACHI: The wall of a government-run girls’ school and two vehicles were damaged in a bomb blast here on Sunday, police said.

They said an explosive device weighing about half a kg was placed near the boundary wall of Government Primary School for Girls at Gul Mohammad Kalmati Goth near Murtaza Chowrangi.

Two cars parked near the school-building were also damaged when the device containing ball bearings exploded, SP Akhtar Farooq said.

02 Mar 2015 description
report Voice of America

Nina DeVries
February 27, 2015 4:03 PM

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE— With schools closed for months because of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, the country is trying to find other ways to educate children, including daily broadcasts. But orphans present a particular challenge.

A Freetown woman is helping to meet that challenge by opening her home to orphans and other vulnerable children and giving them classes and free meals.

01 Mar 2015 description

Highlights

  • Close to 2.5 million IDPs identified across Iraq; improved methodology cited

  • 8,000 families displaced in al-Baghdadi subdistrict

  • Polio and measles campaign targeting 5.9 million children across the country kicks off

  • Ashti IDP camp (Arbat Extension, Sulaymaniyah) to be completed in April

  • A total of over 19.4 million litres of kerosene have been distributed to over 186,680 IDP families by the government and cluster partners

28 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Forced recruitment and other grave child violations continue. Last week, 89 children were forcibly recruited from Wau Shiluk, however, it is believed that the number may be much higher. Some witnesses have noted that at least some of these children are receiving military training. Reports of forced recruitment in other parts of the country were also received this week and UNICEF and partners are now working to verify the number of children who may have been forcibly recruited and to advocate for their release.