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DepEd to conduct summer programs for students affected by Yolanda, Zamboanga siege

From the Department of Education

Summer enhancement programs will be conducted in Eastern Visayas and Zamboanga City to bridge the learning gaps in schools because of the devastation brought by natural and man-made calamities, the Department of Education (DepEd) announced.

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NDMO intensifies repatriation work to enable schools to resume

Authorities of the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) are working around the clock to repatriate flood victims to their homes to allow schools used as evacuation centers to reopen for classes.

NDMO is currently working in partnership with displaced people and school authorities to develop a repatriation plan to address the current situation.

Already, five schools formerly used as evacuation centers including White River, Mbokona, Mbua Vale, Naha and Koloale School have been closed with all evacuees supported to return to their homes.

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UNICEF Zimbabwe CO Situation Report # 5, 20 March – 4 April 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF response is 12% funded and unmet needs of flood affected children include psychosocial support, safe learning spaces and good nutrition.

  • UNICEF response is 12% funded and unmet needs of flood affected children include psychosocial support, safe learning spaces and good nutrition.

  • The relocation of women, men and children to the proposed settlement site is largely being resisted by families who require secure tenure of land and financial compensation before moving.

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Malawi Monthly SitRep #3, March 2014

Highlights

  • Most parts of Malawi experienced dry spells for more than 10 days in March 2014 with Karonga district in the northern region facing the worst effects of this dry spell so far. It is likely that yields for the current season will be seriously reduced in the worst affected areas because the maize crop was at the critical flowering stage.

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Impulsan acciones para optimizar la implementación del Plan Nacional de Alimentación Escolar en tres distritos de Paraguay

Asunción, 11 de abril de 2014.-Con el objetivo de informar sobre los avances de los estudios realizados sobre la alimentación escolar y las nuevas normativas vigentes en relación a las compras de la Agricultura Familiar, el Ministerio de Educación y Cultura (MEC), a través de la Dirección de Alimentación Escolar, dependiente de la Dirección General de Gestión Social y Equidad Educativa, en conjunto con el Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganadería (MAG), el Ministerio de Salud Pública y Bienestar Social (MSPyBS) y la Secretaría Técnica de Planificación (STP), con la cooperación técnica de la Org

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Monaco vient en aide à la population centrafricaine

La Principauté de Monaco a récemment débloqué une aide de 70 000 euros pour venir en aide aux personnes touchées par le conflit en République Centrafricaine.

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“Estudiemos felices sin lombrices"

1.3 millones de niños y niñas serán desparasitados en Honduras para garantizar un mejor aprovechamiento del Programa Alimentación Escolar.

Con la presencia de la Primera Dama de Honduras Ana de Hernàndez, Pasqualina Di Sirio Representante del PMA, Lisandro Rosales Ministro de Desarrollo e Inclusión Social, Yolani Batres Ministra de Salud y autoridades locales, se realizó el lanzamiento de la Campaña de Desparasitación 2014 en la escuela Republica de Venezuela en Choloma, Cortés.

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Central African Republic Situation Report No. 22 (as of 23 April 2014)

Food distributions and medical, nutrition, NFI and WASH support are provided through an emergency allocation of US$250,000 from the Common Humanitarian Fund.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Central African Republic: Humanitarian Dashboard (as of 23 April 2014)

SITUATION OVERVIEW

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Souriez, vous êtes vaccinés!

by SÉRAPHIN NTIKALA

Lors de la couverture médiatique de la campagne intégrée de vaccination contre la rougeole et la poliomyélite organisée du 18 au 22 mars 2014 à Kindu, chef-lieu de la province du Maniema en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), je rencontre avec l’équipe de superviseurs de l’UNICEF, Kanyoloka Mutoro Aloma, un garçon de 7 ans qui amène ses trois petits frères, dont un bébé de 6 mois, au site de vaccination du centre de santé Basoko.

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World + 7 others
Reading in the Mobile Era

UNESCO study shows effectiveness of mobile phones in promoting reading and literacy in developing countries

UNESCO has published a report explaining how mobile technology is used to facilitate reading and improve literacy in developing countries. The report was published today, 23 April, on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Regional differences in the conditions of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Report
Lebanon-Support

New analysis underlines the importance of considering the geographical location of camps when developing policies or designing aid programmes for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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Rapport d'évaluation des besoins du secteur éducatif dans la sous-préfecture de Bambari - avril 2014

Les épisodes successifs du trouble politico-militaire que connait la Centrafrique depuis décembre 2012 ont sérieusement aggravé la situation humanitaire dans le pays. Le secteur éducatif n'échappe pas aux nombreux impacts de cette crise. Conscient de cette situation, Triangle G H a conduit une évaluation avec pour objectif d'améliorer sa compréhension et de mesurer les impacts de la crise sur le système éducation, d'identifier les besoins, d'adapter ses activités et de faciliter la planification de sa réponse.

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Sudan + 3 others
Humanitarian Bulletin Sudan Issue 16 | 14 - 20 April 2014

More than 6,700 people fled their homes over the past week following clashes between security forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement – North.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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World Bank to help Democratic Republic of Congo strengthen management of health and education systems

Report
World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved support to the Democratic Republic of Congo as the country strives to strengthen management of its health and education systems and make rapid and sustainable progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.

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South Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #19, 21 April 2014

Highlights

 Following heavy fighting in Bentiu (Unity State) on 14 and 15 April, the number of people displaced inside the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site increased to 23,000, up from 4,000 just a week ago. With the current water supply, IDPs are receiving less than two liters of water per person per day. There is now just one latrine per 317 people.

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Iraq + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response / Iraq: Monthly Information Kit - April 2014, No. 4

Prologue

The objective of issuing this Information Kit (iKit) on monthly basis is to offer an updated and instant overview about the current humanitarian operations of Refugee Response for the Syrian crises started since 2011.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya Country Office Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report March 2014 (Including UNICEF’s response to South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma)

Highlights

  • As of 7 April 2014, Kakuma refugee Camp hosts 33,399 South Sudanese refugees. 65% of those are children under 18 years. UNICEF through partners on the ground continues to provide technical and material support. Funding remains the key bottleneck across all sectors;