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The Israeli occupation authorities continue to deny Palestinians of Gaza access to adequate medical care in the West Bank and Israel, preventing or delaying the passage through Erez crossing, and thereby putting the lives of dozens of critically ill Palestinian patients at risk. The patients are attempting to reach hospitals that are in close proximity to Gaza, where the healthcare services are crippled due to Israel’s closure and blockade. On 14 January 2017, a 17-year-old child with a congenital heart defect from Gaza City, died after his crossing request was refused.
January 22nd, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has sent a relief delegation to Somalia, to make a needs assessment and launch a relief response for the victims of drought and civil war in the city of Galkayo.
The response would involve relief, development, and health projects for internally displaced people (IDPs), with funding from Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
The delegation consisted of Naglaa Al-Hajj, Head of International Development, and Ezz Al-Din Al-Galal, Head of Africa Office in Doha headquarters.
Many of the victims being treated after the refugee camp bombing this week are children
By Kieran Guilbert
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, Jan 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Lying in a bed in the surgical ward of a hospital in northeast Nigeria, his torso barely visible under heavy bandaging, a 10-year-old boy stares blankly at the ceiling as nurses rush past.
An ISIL advance on Deirez-Zor that started on 15 January has effectively cut the besieged enclave in two as of 17 January, and resulted in the death and injury of scores of civilians
The areas of Deir-ez-Zor under the control of the government of Syria, in which some 93,500 live, have been besieged by ISIL since July 2014, depriving people from regular access to food, medicines and other essentials.
As many as nine Nigerian Red Cross Society volunteers remain in critical condition and dozens of others are receiving psychological and medical care after Tuesday’s accidental military strike on a displacement camp in Nigeria’s volatile northeast.
160,000 People are currently displaced
85% of displaced people are in emergency camps
6,600 Family plots are available now to shelter displaced people in emergency camps
565,000 People in need, in and out of camps, have been reached by first-line emergency assistance
1.2-1.5m People could be affected overall by the military operations
A la semana epidemiológica N° 2 (8 al 14 de enero de 2016) se han notificado un acumulado de 220 casos clínicos de dengue y 1 casos sospechosos de dengue grave. En la presente semana 26 municipios notificaron 110 casos de dengue y 1 casos sospechosos de dengue grave.
19 Jan 2017 Écrit par Niakaling SISSOKO
L’Ambassadeur du Canada au Mali a remis ce matin 19 janvier 2017 les clés de 25 ambulances médicalisées au représentant du Ministre de la santé et de l’Hygiène Publique. La cérémonie a eu lieu au Ministère de la santé et de l’Hygiène Publique en présence de plusieurs personnalités.
The people of Syria and Lebanon show great readiness to help others, says Christian Reuter, secretary-general of the German Red Cross. He recently spoke with DW's Kersten Knipp.
DW: Mr Reuter, in recent days you've been traveling through Syria, including to the city of Homs. What is your impression of the city?
By Annie Hylton/Guest Blogger — January 20, 2017
An Inter-Cluster mission led by UNOCHA and comprising Food Security, Logistics, Health, WASH, Child Protection, and Shelter-NFIs, accompanied by a WFP Security Officer, visited Gogjali and Al Samah neighbourhoods on 10 January. Child Protection also reported on Education.
GENEVE (19 janvier 2017) - Le Comité des droits de l'enfant a examiné, hier après-midi et aujourd'hui les rapports présentés par la République démocratique du Congo au titre de la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant et de son Protocole facultatif sur la vente d'enfants, la prostitution des enfants et la pornographie mettant en scène des enfants.
For the first time since the beginning of the refugee crisis in Turkey, there are more Syrian children in school than out – as of November, over 490,000 Syrian children are currently enrolled in formal education, a 50% increase in enrolment since the end of the previous school year in June 2016.
Over 100 Temporary Education Centres (TECs) were upgraded or provided with essential furniture in December, bringing the total number of TECs supported in 2016 with this intervention to 259.
Since 14 January, an estimated 1.8 million people in Aleppo city and eastern rural Aleppo have been cut off from their main source of water supply following a technical failure in Al Khafse water station. The UN is supporting the response to the water crisis.
More than 121,350 people who from east Aleppo city have been officially registered. Of those, 65,345 remained or re-registered in east Aleppo, 50,929 are registered as sheltering in west Aleppo, and 5,077 remain in the Jibreen collective shelter.
The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined third to fifth periodic report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as well as its initial report on the implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography.
Comité des droits de l’enfant
Examen des rapports soumis par les États parties en application de l’article 44 de la Convention
Le Gouvernement de la RDC a présenté et défendu le 21 janvier 2009, son 2è rapport périodique sur la mise en œuvre de la Convention relative aux Droits de l’Enfant devant le Comité des Droits de l’Enfant (CRC/C/COD /2).
Committee on the Rights of the Child
Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention
On 21 January 2009, the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo presented its second periodic report on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC/C/COD /2) to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, and responded to the Committee’s questions on the subject.
Backlogs and brutal weather compound hardships facing stranded children
NEW YORK, 20 January 2017 – With no sign of a let-up in the extreme cold weather and storms sweeping Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses -- and even death from hypothermia, UNICEF said today.