(Oslo, 24 January, 2017) — Disruptive technologies and digital infrastructure have the potential to solve some of the world’s most pressing risks and to transform industries. These include safeguarding the planet's soil and water, and improving inequality and education.
The USAID's Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) supports the ongoing payment application activities of partners, including utility payments, teacher salary payments, GIRoA salary payments, fee payments, and mobile money e-vouchers. FAIDA has begun discussions with Ministry of Education (MoE) finance department. Afghan Wireless Communication Company (AWCC) has already started teacher salary payments (1st quarter 2015), in coordination with New Kabul Bank (NKB) as all teachers already had a bank account with NKB.
Introduction: the historical role of Palestinians in Syria
16,000 children return to school with support from UNICEF
BAGHDAD, 24 January, 2017 — As fighting subsides in East Mosul, 30 schools reopened on Sunday with help from UNICEF, allowing over 16,000 children to resume their education.
Some schools in the area were closed for up to two years, and girls were largely banned from getting an education.
KEY FIGURES As of 5 January 2017
202,197 Total Burundian population of concern
199,757 Total Burundian population post influx
63,951 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)
86,819 Total population in Nduta Camp
50,736 Total population in Mtendeli Camp
691 Total population in Lumasi Transit Site
Durante este periodo el Congreso de la República refrendó el nuevo Acuerdo de Paz entr e el Gobierno y las FARC-EP. Sin embargo, la presencia y accionar de otros actores armados como el ELN, EPL y los grupos armados posdesmovilización (GAPD), han seguido generando afectaciones con alto impacto humanitario.
Par Florence Walikete
L’éducation de la petite enfance établit les bases de la paix en République centrafricaine
UNV has had a longstanding presence in Syria and has maintained its representation in Damascus, although it has had to halt the deployment of UN Volunteers to the country for security reasons. Instead, UNV has focused its response on supporting a marginalized segment of refugees who fled the conflict: Palestinian refugees, now twice displaced from Syria to Lebanon.
Over 230,000 conflict-affected Syrian refugees have sought refuge in Iraq since the start of the war in Syria. Among these, over 111,000 reside in Erbil governorate and almost 30,000 reside in Sulaymaniyah governorate in both camp and non-camp settings. ACTED’s Communicating with Communities activities in Erbil and Sulaymaniyah governorates in Iraq ensure that refugees and internally displaced people have access to unbiased information on their rights and obligations as well as the services and assistance that are available to them.
• As of 22 January 2017, 160,260 people were displaced by the Mosul crisis. This is a reduction from a peak of 162,042 people displaced on 18 January, following significant returns from Hasansham camp to areas of origin in different neighbourhoods of eastern Mosul city. This is the first time since the crisis began that the number of people displaced had dropped in absolute terms due to return movements.
1.6 million people remain internally displaced in the North East, of whom 55 per cent are children.
Over the first two weeks of January 2017, more than 2,700 children with SAM have been admitted for treatment.
Emergency PHC services have reached 197,224 people affected by the conflict and UNICEF supported the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA) to reopen the MCH clinic in Damasak in Mobbar LGA, Borno State, after being inaccessible for over 3 years.
In 2016, there were verified reports of over 2,300 grave violations against children by armed forces and groups throughout Syria. Of these, killing and maiming of children and recruitment and use of children were the most prevalent violations. The actual numbers are likely to be much higher.
Heavy and torrential rainfall has been forecast for Thailand’s southern provinces over the next 48 hours, adding to the challenges faced by more than 1.1 million people already affected by the deadly flooding that started almost two months ago.
Thailand’s Meteorological Department issued the warning today, saying there was a risk of flash flooding, landslides and storm surges up until Wednesday night. Waves of up to three metres are predicted in the lower Gulf of Thailand, with all ships warned to take caution.
By Florence Walikete
Early childhood education lays a foundation for peace in the Central African Republic.
Since early July, fighting across Greater Equatoria has displaced hundreds of thousands, disrupted market activity, and denied humanitarian services to people in need. Due to the fluid nature of the conflict, humanitarian access has become a major problem, and, as of October 2016, Torit in Eastern Equatoria is the only major town with a substantial humanitarian presence. Insecurity has made road travel outside of town dangerous, and humanitarians are unable safely access surrounding rural areas.
In order to avoid pipeline breaks, WFP Nicaragua is in the process of procuring commodities for the first school meals distribution of 2017. All components of the food basket have been secured, thus ensuring the distribution of full rations at the beginning of next year.
As WFP transitions to a new Regional Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) to address the Syrian refugee crisis in Lebanon, funding for basic food assistance through cashbased transfers is currently only secured until mid-February.
During December, WFP continued its life-saving assistance at the north-eastern border (berm). As of 31 December, 9,065 households received food and non-food items representing 58 percent of the estimated stranded population.
As part of the inter-agency winterisation campaign,WFP distributed in-kind food through its partner ACTED in Azraq camp covering the entire camp population. At Za’atari camp, around 30 welcome meals were provided to refugees who have been affected by severe weather conditions as part of the same campaign.
While chronic child malnutrition fell over the last decade, anaemia has experienced an upward trend since 2011, affecting 43 percent of children under three.
High exposure to recurring disasters threatens the food security of vulnerable populations.
The new Government aims to reduce chronic child undernutrition from 14% to 6.4% and to eliminate extreme poverty and child anemia by 2021.
The DIPECHO IX project was finalized on 31 December 2016.
DIPECHO X will continue strengthening logistics capacities of the government, to continue activities of DIPECHO IX.