As of 18 August, 31 cases of Cholera have been confirmed in some parts in the Western Kathmandu. No deaths reported so far. UNICEF, together with the Government and the Health sector have responded to this situation with the mobilisation and training of Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), water quality testing and hygiene promotion in the affected areas and nearby camp sites.
An estimated 81,877 are refugee children between the ages of 3 – 17 years. Of these 59,357 are school age boys and girls between ages of 6 to 17 years.
· 106,735 refugee children enrolled in formal public education, of which 44,507 in the first shift and 62,228 in the second shift. The total number of Palestinian children returning from Syria (PRS) registered in UNRWA schools is 6.527 and the number of Palestinian children residing in Lebanon (PRL) is 31,646.
By Indrias Kassaye
For the residents of one village, the end of quarantine brings joy and relief – but also uncertainty about what comes next.
LAYA GBORAH, Sierra Leone, 14 August 2015 – The closure of Camp Hope on 31 July in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district was cause for celebration – muted, yes, because Ebola is not yet defeated nationwide, but it was the end of quarantine facilities there for villagers who had potentially been exposed to the deadly virus.
By Malene Kamp Jensen
In spite of the destruction around them, young Syrians hold on to the hope that they can make a difference and build a better future.
HOMS, Syrian Arab Republic, 10 August 2015 – Just minutes after entering Homs, one is reminded of the horrors civilians have witnessed here in this central Syrian city. Chunks of the Old City lie in ruin, its streets littered with debris. Only a trickle of people have returned. The sounds of war are heard through large booms that ricochet across the city.
Since long before 2006, the year Capoeira-Congo was created, thousands of abandoned or unjustly rejected youth have been roaming the streets of the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa, left to their own fate.
Bien avant 2006, année de la création de l’association Capoeira-Congo, des milliers des jeunes abandonnés ou rejetés injustement, peuplaient les rues de la capitale de la République Démocratique du Congo, Kinshasa, abandonnés à leurs tristes sorts.
Monsoon-induced rains have increased risks of landslides and flash floods in the country. Multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains have hit four districts on 30 July, resulting in 37 fatalities.
682 women and children have been intercepted from being trafficked from the border areas and strategic locations.
• Kasai Occidental: In May and June 2015, the humanitarian community noticed a new influx of expelled Congolese living illegally in Angola. The total number of deportees is 21,804. Around 12,000 people returned to DRC through the territory of Tshikapa and 9,839 through the territory of Luiza. A response plan has been prepared by the humanitarian team but is underfunded.
• North Kivu: Clashes between armed groups resulted in the displacement of more than 15,000 households in total.
Of the 44,000 school age children between ages of 6 to 14 years, 68% (29,182 boys and girls) are enrolled in basic education. (74% in camp and 62% out of camps)
An estimated 81,021 are refugee children between the ages of 3 – 17 years. Of these 58,821 are school age boys and girls between ages of 6 to 17 years.