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09 Feb 2016 description

A new publication details the framework for New Zealand Aid Programme investments for the next four years.

New Zealand Aid Programme Investment Priorities 2015-19 [PDF, 2.6 MB] outlines how we will focus our aid, capability and policy engagement around 12 priorities to deliver sustainable development and reduce poverty in partner countries.

09 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • Intensified fighting between the Government of Syria (GoS) and its allies and Non-State Armed Opposition Groups (NSAG) in Aleppo governorate cause displacements of tens of thousands of people

  • Humanitarian assistance affected by fighting and border closures; aid organisations are working to respond to the thousands of internally displaced and in need. According to initial assessments up to 80 percent of the displaced are women and children

08 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Humanitarian Context

• Due to the security situation, humanitarian access to people in need remains highly difficult in the Far North Region and in some areas close to the border with Central Africa Republic. This results in difficulties for UNICEF and humanitarians partners to procure assistance to people in need.

08 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The third round of the national vaccination campaign in response to the polio outbreak started on 25 January, targeting 4.75 million children from the age of 2 months to 10 years.

  • An extensive training programme is being held for health professionals, school principals and others to reinforce the vaccination campaign to increase coverage rates. UNICEF has intensified its communications strategy to increase awareness amongst parents and schools.

08 Feb 2016 description

ABIDJAN – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir reçu 35,6 millions de dollars du programme gouvernemental américain McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition pour permettre au PAM de maintenir un programme de cantines scolaires durable en Côte d’Ivoire pour les cinq prochaines années.

08 Feb 2016 description

In this issue
- Cross-border Humanitarian Assistance P. 1
- Cluster Response Progression P. 2
- Cluster Response Overview P. 2
- Humanitarian Pooled Fund P. 7

Cross-border Humanitarian Assistance Overview

08 Feb 2016 description

In preparation for the London Conference for Syria and the Region on 4 February, the Malala Fund commissioned Development Initiatives to undertake analysis on the current levels of humanitarian financing directed towards education for the Syrian emergency.

This briefing paper, Humanitarian assistance to education for the Syria emergency, presents an analysis of humanitarian funding to the Syria emergency, with a focus on the education sector.

08 Feb 2016 description

ABIDJAN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed US$35.6 million from the U.S. Government’s McGovern–Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program to enable WFP to maintain its sustainable School Meals Programme in Ivory Coast for the next five years.

08 Feb 2016 description
report Redhum

Perú, 07 de Febrero 2016

Fuente: Radio Programas del Peru

08 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 236,464 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.

08 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

Economic Effects of War and Peace in the Middle East and North Africa

08 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank
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LONDON, February 4, 2016—World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim today announced that the World Bank Group will be tripling its commitment to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the next five years to nearly US$20 billion to address the consequences of conflict and to help countries recover and rebuild.

Speaking at the UK’s Supporting Syria and the Region conference, Kim said, “It is imperative that we rise to the challenge of the humanitarian crisis at hand, and that we do so in a way that supports development for generations to come.”

08 Feb 2016 description

The Jordan Compact: A New Holistic Approach between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the International Community to deal with the Syrian Refugee Crisis07/02/2016 Jordan has assumed a heavy burden due to its hosting of refugees and is carrying out a global public good on behalf of the international community. The latest refugee influx due to the war in Syria has stretched already limited resources and imposed severe stress on Jordan’s economy, host communities, fiscal position and public services.

07 Feb 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet
  • Group runs seven unofficial schools teaching 3,000 children

  • Schools are in rebel-held areas under heavy government attack

  • They are sited in basements with some shelter from bombardment

By Estelle Shirbon

LONDON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - At the unofficial schools run by Syrian activist group Kesh Malek in opposition-held districts of Aleppo, the children don't go outside to play during breaks in case a barrel bomb should drop from the sky.

06 Feb 2016 description

Humanitarian Overview

Over 15 million people have been displaced due to conflict in Syria and Iraq.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented at least 260,000 Syrians killed in the conflict since it began in 2011. The UN reported at least 26,600 Iraqis killed from 2014-2015 due to acts of terrorism and violence.

89% of Syrian and Iraqi refugees remain in the region.

13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, including 4.5 million people living in hard to reach areas.