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28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners have launched the “Back to School” campaign for the academic year 2016/2017 in Jordan in early August with similar initiatives ongoing across other Syria crisis countries to encourage increased and equitable access to quality education and learning for all children including young Syrian refugees.

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HIGHLIGHTS

 5,304 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan on the 26rd and 27th September. The average rate of new arrivals from South Sudan for September is 2,829 per day, compared to 1,594 and 1,727 per day in August and July respectively.

 Increasing cases of inter-ethnic hostilities are reported in the settlement, including between nationals and refugees. UNHCR, together with partner agency, are addressing such incidents.

28 Sep 2016 description

Guatemala, 27 de Septiembre 2016
Fuente: Diario de Centro America

Para reparar los daños ocasionados por las lluvias en distintas escuelas del país, el Ministerio de Educación coordina con la Unidad de Construcción de Edificios Escolares, de la cartera de Comunicaciones, y busca el apoyo de la iniciativa privada, indicó el jefe de esa cartera, Oscar Hugo López.

Traslado

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP School Meals Programme was selected as one of Nusa Tenggara Timur Province Best Practices for health category.

  • Through the new Country Programme (CP), WFP will contribute to the Government’s plans to reduce food insecurity for 11 million Indonesians, improve nutrition and strengthen emergency preparedness.

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Prime Minister of Bhutan graced the South Asia School Feeding Regional Meeting with his presence. The meeting brought together Government and WFP Officials from Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
    Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka that was held in Paro, Bhutan.

  • An “Outcome Statement” to jointly pursue work towards improving the national school feeding programmes in all participating countries was produced by the participants to the first South Asia Regional Meeting on School Feeding.

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • The Country Office expects to receive super cereal+ around mid-September which will allow resumption of activities for stunting prevention and moderate acute malnutrition treatment. The prolonged pipeline break could put nutrition gains at risk.

  • The CO is stepping up preparations for the rollout of the cash based transfers through mobile phones which aims at supporting malnourished people living with HIV and TB and their households during their treatment.

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • In August, WFP Chad welcomed its Regional Director, Mr. Abdou Dieng. His visit was an opportunity to highlight the challenging situation faced by long-term Sudanese refugees in Eastern Chad where levels of funding for humanitarian assistance and reliance are declining.

28 Sep 2016 description

The Kingdom of Belgium has contributed EUR 7 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s efforts to meet the education and shelter needs of Palestine refugees. This comes in addition to the EUR 6.25 million (US$ 7.14 million) that Belgium contributed earlier this year towards the UNRWA Programme Budget, which supports the Agency’s core programmes and services.

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

FOREWORD

This situation analysis is the first ever study in Myanmar to provide a systematic understanding of the experiences of children with disabilities and their families, informed by robust, qualitative evidence.

28 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP requires funding urgently to respond to unfolding nutrition crisis in northern Kenya

  • The number of people found to be acutely food insecure doubled to 1.25 million

  • The refugee population in Dadaab reduced by 58,000 after a verification exercise.

WFP Assistance

28 Sep 2016 description

Manbij, Syria | AFP | Wednesday 9/28/2016 - 09:51 GMT |

by Ayham al-Mohammad

Children rushed out into the schoolyard for break time on the first day of classes in the Syrian town of Manbij, ignoring the Islamic State group insignia on a nearby wall.

They were savouring more than just the late September sun: it was their first normal schoolday after two years of brutal jihadist rule over their hometown.

28 Sep 2016 description

ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have launched the fifth edition of the Pakistan Education Atlas.

“The updated, credible and detailed information [in the Atlas] can assist the Government and development actors operating in the education sector of Pakistan in making informed policy and programme decisions,” said Haseeb Athar, Secretary for Federal Education and Professional Training, speaking at the launch of the report last Tuesday.

28 Sep 2016 description

In Numbers

6.3 million people severely food insecure in areas affected by Boko Haram

4 countries affected

2.6 million people displaced, with 1.9 mil-lion IDPs in Nigeria alone

9.2 million people in need of assistance

Highlights

  • WFP is scaling up its assistance to provide life-saving assistance to more than 1.6 million people in desperate need in the Lake Chad Basin.

  • WFP provided food and nutrition support to more than 600,000 people in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad.

28 Sep 2016 description

Alors que l’année scolaire 2016-2017 vient de débuter, la Mission Multidimensionnelle Intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République Centrafricaine (MINUSCA) constate que des groupes armés occupent encore les bâtiments de certaines écoles ou installent des barrières à proximité de plusieurs établissements scolaires. Ces pratiques empêchent ainsi près de 10.000 enfants de bénéficier de leur droit à l’éducation qui est obligatoire pour tous les enfants centrafricains.

28 Sep 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

As of 15 September 2016

161,581 Total Burundian population of concern

158,863 Total Burundian population post influx

63,878 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

53,497 Total population in Nduta Camp

44,008 Total population in Mtendeli Camp

198 Total population in Lumasi Transit Site

HIGHLIGHTS

28 Sep 2016 description

73% of targeted children (aged 5-17) (boys/girls) are enrolled in formal education (primary or secondary)

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS:

Schools are currently closed and refugee summer school activities are being conducted throughout KRG, including catch-up classes, sports competitions, art and drama. At the same time and in preparation for the upcoming school year, a Back-to-School campaign including banners, radio and social media messaging is being implemented.

28 Sep 2016 description

BAMAKO – Alors que les écoles ouvrent leurs portes la semaine prochaine au Mali, près de 180,000 enfants dans environ 1,000 écoles à travers le pays risquent de ne pas bénéficier de repas scolaires à cause des contraintes financières du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM), l’artisan principal de cette initiative. Si un financement de 3 million USD n’est pas trouvé en urgence, le PAM va devoir susprendre son programme de repas scolaires au Mali.