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01 Sep 2015 description

Kuwait City, 1 September 2015 As prepared for delivery Your Excellencies,
Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to this fifth meeting of the Syria Top Donors Group.

I start with my sincere and countless thanks to His Highness the Amir and the Government and people of Kuwait for their exemplary and steadfast generosity; their continuing proactive, positive, principled engagement; their willingness to host the International High-Level Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria; and their support in hosting these Top Donors Group meetings.

01 Sep 2015 description

Action has been initiated to provide dry rations for families affected as a result of the cyclone which lashed the Karangawa area in Ampara.

Ampara District Secretary P. Wanigasinghe said that information is being gathered on the houses that have been hindered by the cyclone.It is reported that about 26 houses were impacted following the cyclone which lashed the Karangawa area in Ampara Sunday afternoon.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems


Up to the task? Provinces found wanting on climate change policy

Rescue 1122 working for safer communities

Karachi ill-prepared to face quakes, say experts

Save our wetlands to stave off future flooding

As waters recede, some flood-hit people start returning to their homes in Punjab, Sindh

The mighty Indus feeds all the greedy Officials clueless about enraged weather system

Big disaster ahead if new dams not built: Ex-Chief Meteorologist

01 Sep 2015 description
report AlertNet

By Ellen Wulfhorst

NEW YORK, 31 Aug (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An advocacy group set up by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and Foreign Policy Magazine are launching an annual index to assess the availability and quality of education for girls around the world, organizers said on Monday.

Read the full article on AlertNet.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Jungle Aid

The village has approximately 110 people and they are the most displaced and most vulnerable group we support. Once again, we were reminded of how difficult it is for residents this widely scattered and displaced community to access basic requirements and towns. People have to walk for 2 days to reach Baan Bang Charoen to attend our medical clinic.

31 Aug 2015 description

Appeal history:

  • January 2014 the Government of Kenya declared an impending drought with an estimated 1.6 million people affected.

  • March – May 2014: Poor performance of the long rains leading to increasing food prices and general inflation.

  • Ongoing: Increasing food prices and general inflation.

  • June - July 2014: According to SMART survey results from the Nutrition Information Working Group (NIWG) the nutritional status in the target counties has deteriorated as compared to June 2013.

31 Aug 2015 description

New school facilities are helping nearly 7,000 children from the Kilinochchi District in the northern region of Sri Lanka access education services in a safe and child friendly environment.

Kilinochchi was one of the districts that was worst affected by decades of conflict, which destroyed already sparse school buildings and weakened local education infrastructure.

31 Aug 2015 description
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Kabul, Afghanistan – Minister of Education Asadullah Hanif Balkhi, U.S. Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director William Hammink and UNICEF Deputy Country Representative Dr. L.N. Balaji celebrated an innovative Community-Based Education program on Aug. 30.

31 Aug 2015 description


We would like to thank the assessment team for the valuable role played by them in making this assessment possible.

Assessment Locations and Methodology

The assessment covered urban areas of the Al-Shahr district of Hadramaut governorate. Data was collected through interviews with 60 randomly selected key informants including: IDPs, teachers, businessmen, doctors, labourers, employees, drivers, managers and community leaders. 13% of the key informants were female.


31 Aug 2015 description


We would like to thank the assessment team for the valuable role played by them in making this assessment possible.

Assessment Locations and Methodology

31 Aug 2015 description

The new Law on School Feeding of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, adopted in December 2014, aims to ensure the human right to adequate food, to strengthen the development of local production and increase school attendance rates. The Law n. 622 represents a step forward in the development of food sovereignty and the Living Well (Vivir Bien).

31 Aug 2015 description

The Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has stepped forward with a generous US$ 15 million contribution in support of the critical UNRWA education programme. The pledge comes at a crucial time, as a US$ 101 million funding shortfall had put at risk the start of the school year for the 685 UNRWA schools that serve 500,000 students in Gaza, the West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

31 Aug 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

After an assessment of nine schools at the camps for the displaced in South Darfur’s Nyala and Bielel localities, the state Ministry of Education and Unicef concluded that 506 classrooms need rehabilitation.

The schools are also short of teacher kits, student kits, and textbooks, according to the assessment conducted between June and the first week of August 2015.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its bulletin this week that there 87 schools and 873 classrooms in the nine camps, which provide education to 97,163 children.

31 Aug 2015 description
report Nepalnews.com

Gorkhabazaar, Aug 29: As many as 36 public schools have been merged in Gorkha district after the April 25 ‘Gorkha Earthquake’.

The District Education Officer at the District Education Office, Hari Prasad Aryal said that the schools having very few students in the adjoining areas were merged under the School Merge Policy, 2070 BS.

31 Aug 2015 description
report CARE

A peace deal signed by South Sudan’s president last Wednesday brings new hope to its people. But are words enough?

South Sudan is the world’s newest nation. However since December 2013 a war has been raging, marked by ethnic killings, gang rapes and child soldier recruitment. Around seven ceasefires have been called, however each shattered within days or hours.

31 Aug 2015 description


Typhoon "INENG" (I.N. "GONI") entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on the afternoon of 18 August 2015. It exited PAR at midnight of 23 August 2015.

At 4:00 am today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 215 km Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes (14.5°N, 126.0°E).

31 Aug 2015 description

YALA, 30 August 2015 (NNT) – The Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre (SBPAC) receives development recommendations from religious leaders in the southern border provinces, hoping to implement them for practical development.

The SBPAC Secretary-General Phanu Uthairat has revealed the result of a seminar with religious leaders in the southern border provinces on regional development and other related issues that the religious leaders have provided suggestions which can be practically implemented in the area.

31 Aug 2015 description

Message: Dominica: Evacuation of residents of Petit Savanne. Prime Minister declared nine 9 Special Disaster Areas.