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Khartoum, 27 April 2017. The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan, Ms. Marta Ruedas, today welcomed the decision by the Government of Sudan to open a third humanitarian corridor, the second in as many months, for aid to be delivered from Sudan to famine-struck South Sudan.

27 Apr 2017 description

Sécurité

La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure précaire. Le 19 avril, une attaque kamikaze a fait morts à Kolofata, parmi lesquels le kamikaze, un gendarme et deux civils. Les autorités de défense appellent à respecter les mesures de sécurité édictées et à rester vigilant.

Développements majeurs

27 Apr 2017 description

L’agriculture et le développement durable sont essentiels afin de lutter contre les défis posés par la migration

26 avril 2017, Rome - La FAO et l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations ont été chargées de co-présider le Groupe mondial des Nations Unies sur la migration (GMG) en 2018.

Cette décision fait suite à la réunion des directeurs du GMG (22 entités onusiennes) qui s'est tenue à Genève mardi dernier.

27 Apr 2017 description

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  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) deployed Internet connectivity and security telecommunications services at the first humanitarian hub in Gwoza.

  • The first Local ETS Working Group in Maiduguri took place on 7 April and participants from five agencies attended.

  • The ETS carried out a mission in Damaturu between 15-17 March where over 35 humanitarians were trained on radio communications procedures.

27 Apr 2017 description

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  • An estimated 25,000 people have been displaced from Kodok, Tonga and surrounding villages.

  • Displaced people are in urgent need of clean water and other life-saving assistance.

  • Protection of civilians is a paramount concern.

  • 32 aid workers had to relocate from Kodok and Aburoc due to insecurity.

Upper Nile: Situation on the West Bank

27 Apr 2017 description

On 19 April, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hosted a ceremony at the Siblin Training Centre to open a gymnasium that was rehabilitated through funds from the European Union (EU).

The ceremony was attended by the Head of the Cooperation Section at the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, Dr. Alexis Loeber, and the UNRWA Deputy Director of Programmes in Lebanon, Gwyn Lewis, in addition to senior UNRWA staff and Siblin Training Centre students.

27 Apr 2017 description
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27 April 2017, Addis Ababa – At a ceremony organized today, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, handed-over 2 ambulances to the Gambella Regional Health Bureau. The ambulances were purchased with the generous funding of the Embassy of Sweden as part of the project entitled “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and Response to the South Sudan Refugees and Surrounding Host Communities in Gambella Region,” implemented through UNFPA support from January 2015 to June 2016.

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Mosul, Iraq, 27 April 2017 - Hamam Al Alil Field Hospital, the second in a chain of trauma field hospitals, opened its doors to treat casualties from West Mosul as part of a joint initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the Federal Ministry of Health, Ninewa Department of Health, and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

27 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTERVIEW D’EXPERT – La situation sécuritaire et humanitaire dans les Provinces des Kasaï est grave, avec un impact alarmant sur des milliers d’enfants. Quatre questions à Aude Rigot, Chef des urgences de l’UNICEF en RDC pour faire le point sur la crise au Kasaï, la situation des enfants et la réponse de l’UNICEF dans cette urgence.

Quels sont les conséquences de la crise au Kasaï pour les enfants ?

27 Apr 2017 description

26 Apr 2017 by Clotilde Goeman, Regional Technical Advisor, Climate Change Adaptation and International Waters

In the run up to the Ocean Conference in June, this blog series explores issues related to oceans, seas, marine resources and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14, Life below water.

27 Apr 2017 description
report CARE

30 year-old Kopila Nepali pulls out a large piece of iron rod and starts taking measurement to cut them into even sizes. She is currently preparing rods to construct strong pillars that would make her client’s house strong.

The last few months have been busy for Kopila as the demand for skilled masons like her have been increasing after the earthquake.

She is usually seen on different construction sites mixing concrete in right proportion, pouring them in different stages of construction and taking measurements of walls, woods and rods.

27 Apr 2017 description

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  • In March, WFP welcomed a contribution of USD 700,000 from the Government of Japan, which will provide food assistance to almost 50,000 people in need. An additional USD 700,000 was received from CERF.

27 Apr 2017 description

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  • WFP together with UNDP organised a Partnerships Coordination Meeting to enhance synergies around humanitarian and development interventions of partners in Tavush Province. The event followed WFP’s initiative on a Framework of Cooperation in Tavush which mobilized USD 400,000 for school infrastructure development.

  • WFP launched CBT reaching 74 schools and 7500 primary school-age children in the Tavush Province

27 Apr 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

IRBIL, April 26 (KUNA) -- The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has distributed clothes funded by Kuwait to over 5,000 displaced Iraqi families south of Mosul.

IOM media representative Sara Ali told KUNA on Wednesday that the distribution came within the Kuwaiti grant.

Families from Mosul are in need for the aid, where they left all of their belongings in their homes, she said. She noted that the IOM has expanded the camps at Qyara, supported by Kuwait, by adding over 2,000 extra tents.

27 Apr 2017 description
report The Irrawaddy

By Saw Yan Naing 26 April 2017

MAE SARIANG, Thailand — Some 10,000 community workers in nine refugee camps on the Thai-Burma border will be affected by financial cuts as funding declines, according to sources from the refugee community and aid agencies.

The cuts were announced at a meeting held by the international humanitarian agency The Border Consortium (TBC) in Mae Sot last weekend.

The reduced stipend for camp community workers will begin in July, said Saw Tu Tu, a leader within the Karen Refugee Committee (KRC) who attended the meeting.

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AMMAN, 27 April 2017– Ishmael Beah, author, former child soldier and UNICEF Advocate for Children affected by war, wrapped up a three-day visit to Jordan today to help amplify the voices of vulnerable young people affected by the conflict in Syria.

Beah, who is internationally renowned for his books, A Long Way Gone, A Memoir of a Child Solider,’ and Radiance of Tomorrow, A Novel, was in Jordan to develop the advocacy skills of nearly 50 young people from Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. Many of them have seen their lives upended by the six year-long war in Syria.