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République Démocratique du Congo : Bulletin humanitaire numéro 03 | mars 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 13 ONG internationales se sont retirées de la PO au cours de 9 derniers mois
  • Conflits intercommunautaires dans le Katanga : plusieurs violations des droits rapportés.
  • Près de 2 millions de dollars sont nécessaires pour financer l’action humanitaire dans Kalehe et Shabunda (Sud-Kivu).
  • Le stock de contingence de prise en charge du choléra déjà consommé à 75% alors que l’épidémie continue au Sud-Kivu.

PROVINCE ORIENTALE : LES PARTENAIRES SE DESENGAGENT DES UELE

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Jordan + 1 other
RI Marks the One Year Anniversary of its Educational Program in the Zaatari Refugee Camp

More than 600 Syrian children in the Zaatari refugee camp recently came together for a day of festivities to mark the first year anniversary of Relief International’s (RI) educational program inside the camp. They were joined by RI partners, friends, and parents. It was a day for the students to experience the simple joys of being a kid.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Même avec le système de rotation, les enfants syriens ne sont pas tous scolarisés au Liban

FAYDA, Liban, 17 avril (HCR) – « Mademoiselle Hanane » est debout dans la boue devant ses élèves, qui sont ses cousins. Elle se retourne et écrit avec un morceau de calcaire sur la porte d'un abri de fortune près de son propre abri. La porte est son tableau, c'est sa classe et elle y enseigne l'anglais. Elle écrit les lettres de l'alphabet en anglais, puis elle les prononce à haute voix. La classe répète chaque lettre à l'unisson.

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Access to education – Rebuilding after Haiyan

Sitting here in the air conditioned bubble of the departure lounge of Iloilo airport, waiting to fly back to Manila, my thoughts go back to some of the people I met in in Iloilo.

One place in particular comes to mind.

CBM works with partner RBI (Resources for the Blind), who ensure that children with visual impairments – and they may also have hearing, learning or mobility difficulties – have the chance to access education.

In November, Typhoon Haiyan destroyed many of the buildings that are used for these classes, effectively ending education for the children.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Even with shifts, only some Syrians in Lebanon get into school

FAYDA, Lebanon, 17 April (UNHCR) – "Miss Hanan" stands in the mud before her class – her cousins. She turns and writes with a chunk of chalky rock on the door of a makeshift shelter next to her own. The door is her chalkboard, this is her classroom and her class is learning English. She writes the letters of the English alphabet and then pronounces them loudly. The class repeat each letter in unison.

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IOM Regional Response to the Syria Humanitarian Crisis, 1 - 14 April 2014

Syria: IOM distributed essential NFI kits to 14,355 Internally Displaced Persons from Aleppo, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

Iraq: IOM teams in coordination with the local council conducted vulnerability assessments of 45 Iraqi returnee households in Al-Qadisiyah governorate.

Jordan: 5,449 Syrian refugees were transported from the Rabaa’ al Sarhan Screening Centre to Za’atri camp.

Lebanon: IOM is providing livelihoods support to 90 Lebanese returnee households through business counselling and in-kind grants.

International Organization for Migration:

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Iraq + 1 other
Syria Crisis Response - IOM Iraq Bi-weekly Report, 1 April - 14 April, 2014, Issue no. 83

OVERVIEW

45 Iraqi returnee families from Syria in Qadissiya governorate received NFI assistance and participated in a health awareness session.

AWARENESS SESSION

These families also attended a health awareness session hosted by IOM. The representative of the Ministry of Health conducted the session, focusing on key health issues and advice for the newly returned families. Of particular focus were women’s and children’s health issues, especially the importance of check-ups and vaccines.

International Organization for Migration:

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Pakistan: Post return assessment in Tirah Valley - consultation with returnees and mission conducted from 25 to 29 March 2014

I. Background

Maidan Tirah valley is part of Bara sub-division of Khyber agency, it is an area located at its confluence with Orakzai and Kurram agencies, and in the North it borders Nangarhar province of Afghanistan through Kukikhel valley. The valley is surrounded by high ridges and the houses are mostly scattered. The valley has three entry routes: from Khyber agency (route DwaToi to Bara); from Khurram agency (route Haider Kandao – Sadda); and from Orakzai agency through Aranhanga Pass – Kohat.

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Central African Republic Situation Report No. 21 (as of 16 April 2014)

The new sites host 10,000 people, raising the number of IDPs in Bangui to 219,000. Due to insecurity, shelter assessments cannot be carried out in some neighbourhoods.

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Comoros: Anjouan Island Cyclone Hellen Snapshot (as of 16 April 2014)

Cyclone Hellen:

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South Sudan Conflict Interrupting Children's Education

Report
Voice of America

Children displaced by four months of fighting in South Sudan not only face a greater risk of disease and malnutrition, but their education is also being compromised.

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South Sudan Crisis Response Displacement Tracking Matrix Round II Report, April 2014

INTRODUCTION

Following the outbreak of conflict in December 2013 between government and opposition forces, an estimated 803,200 people have been displaced throughout South Sudan. CCCM partners have reached over 244,152 IDPs, establishing site management and coordination structures to facilitate the delivery of assistance and the immediate identification of gaps.

International Organization for Migration:

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Lebanon + 5 others
Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ February 2014 - Education

FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS:
Enrolment rates in formal education among school‐aged children across the region remain extremely low, with some 44 per cent enrolled in school across the five refugee hosting countries. This figure ranges from 83 per cent in Egypt, 55 per cent in Jordan, 42 per cent in Turkey, 35 per cent in Lebanon, and 31 per cent in Iraq.

Critical investments in school infrastruc ture and capacity are therefore continuing. In Iraq, access has increased with the completion of five new schools, including one secondary school, in three camps in Dohuk Governorate.

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Yemen takes a major first step in reaching marginalized communities

SANA”A, April 15 - UNICEF in collaboration with the Social Welfare Fund (SWF) of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MoSAL), today launched the mapping of muhamasheen communities (locally known as Akhdam) in Taiz Governorate. This survey, which is expected to reach some 10,000 households, is the first of its kind in Yemen, specifically targeting the most marginalized population.

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Afghanistan: Conflict-induced Internal Displacement - Monthly Update, March 2014

IDPs profiled by the IDP Taskforce in March

During March 2014, 5,297 persons (871 families) were profiled by the IDP Taskforces. Of those profiled 2,973 persons (56%) were displaced in February, 578 persons (11%) in January 2014, 653 persons (12%) in December, 538 persons (10%) in November, 210 persons (4%) in October, and 227 persons (4%) in September 2013 while 118 persons (2%) were displaced before September 2013.

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Central African Republic: Multi-cluster/sector initial rapid assessment (MIRA), January 2014 - Executive Brief

Key Messages

  • The upsurge in violence in December has caused massive displacement in the Central African Republic. More than 700,000 new cases of displacement have taken place since September 2014 (including over 500,000 in Bangui), while abuses against the civilian population are pervasive. The economy is reeling, undermining people's livelihoods. Health and education service provision has collapsed due to looting, and lack of supplies and stuff.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Assisting Nicaragua earthquake survivors

Report
Convoy of Hope

After a series of earthquakes shook Nicaragua this week, our Disaster Services team is mobilizing support in the country through our established feeding program centers to assist survivors.

In Mateare, one of the regions most affected by the initial earthquake, in country staff are coordinating with the Nicaraguan government by distributing 1,000 bags of groceries to 1,000 families. The government is facilitating the delivery of the bags.

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Chad + 1 other
334 Sudanese refugee students sit exams in Chad

Report
Radio Dabanga

ABECHE (15 Apr.) - From the refugee camps of eastern Chad, 334 Sudanese students are currently sitting for their Sudanese Certificate examinations.

Speaking from the Sudanese-Chadian Friendship School in the Chadian city of Abeche, the Chief Proctor delegated by the Sudanese government, El Zein Hamadoun, reported to Radio Dabanga that the exams are going well and have entered their fourth day without any problems.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #18, 14 April 2014

Highlights

 Over 3.7 million people in the country, including almost 740,000 children under five, are at high risk of food insecurity. Malnutrition rates are also on the rise, with partners estimating that the lives of as many as 50,000 children could be at risk unless nutrition programmes are urgently funded and scaled up.