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Don de kits scolaires du Contingent marocain aux écoles primaires publiques de Duekoué et Guiglo

Le vingtième contingent du Bataillon marocain a fait un don de kits scolaires, les 15 et 19 septembre 2014, aux élèves des écoles primaires publiques de Baoubly résidentiel, Doumbiadougou de Duekoué et Félix Houphouët Boigny de Guiglo, localités situées respectivement à 502 et 532 km au nord-ouest d’Abidjan.

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Goma: début de l’élaboration de la stratégie nationale d’éducation pour la paix

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Radio Okapi

L’école donne l’opportunité de mettre ensemble les enfants de différentes communautés pendant une période relativement longue. Ce temps doit être mis à profit pour faire passer au sein des jeunes de 6 à 17 ans les messages de paix, estiment le gouvernement et ses partenaires, qui veulent mettre sur pied une stratégie nationale d’éducation pour la paix en RDC. L’élaboration de cette stratégie a été lancée samedi 20 septembre à Goma par la vice-ministre de l’éducation, Maggy Rwakabuba.

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Sud-Kivu : 1300 casques bleus pakistanais décorés

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Radio Okapi

Mille trois cents casques bleus du contingent pakistanais ont été décorés des médailles de mérites samedi 20 septembre au camp pakistanais de Panzi en commune d’Ibanda, à Bukavu (Sud-Kivu). Le commandant de la parade, M. Imran, a indiqué que cette cérémonie de remise des médailles vise à reconnaitre le travail de ses soldats onusiens dans la restauration de la paix en RDC. Ils ont à leur actif plus de 3 600 patrouilles, 39 escortes, 1000 heures de vol sans danger incluant 115 tonnes de cargo.

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Iraq IDP Crisis Situation Report No. 12 (13 September – 19 September 2014)

Highlights

  • The influx of 171,500 IDPs in Najaf, Kerbala and Diwaniya has overloaded water and sanitation infrastructure.

  • IDPs in unfinished buildings, in the open or in schools are the most vulnerable. Systematic planning is needed for IDPs relocation to dignified shelter solutions and for the rehabilitation of schools before educational activities can resume.

  • Since 7 September 900 IDP families have returned from the Kurdistan Region to the Al-Qosh sub-district.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Niger + 2 others
UNHCR Niger - August 2014 Fact Sheet

HIGHLIGHTS

587 Identified unaccompanied or separated minors

3,800 Households provided with cash grants in year

66,605 Persons assisted with NFIs since January

4,000 Shelters distributed since January

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Most, but not all, of Nigeria's students back to school after Ebola lay-off

09/21/2014 21:22 GMT

by Chris STEIN

LAGOS, September 21, 2014 (AFP) - Nigerians students prepared to return to school on Monday after an enforced summer break because of Ebola, but lingering fears over the virus prompted the Lagos state government to announce at the last minute it would keep pupils at home for longer.

In the country's largest city Lagos, Governor Babatunde Fashola late on Sunday said primary and secondary schools in the state would now not reopen until October 8, his spokesman said in a statement.

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Yemen: Clashes in Al Jawf and Sana’a Situation Report No. 1 (as of 21 September 2014 at 16.00)

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • On 18 September, clashes erupted in Sana’a between Al Houthi militants, Government forces and pro-Government armed groups, following weeks of Al Houthi protests in the city. Fighting continued as of 21 September, mainly in the northern half of the city. However, UN DSS reported shelling from Army positions in Faj Attan around noon on 21 September, indicating that conflict may be expanding south.

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NDDRMC Update Sitrep No. 05 re Monitoring Activities on the Alert Status of Mayon Volcano

Alert Level 3 remains in effect as of 8:00 AM, 20 September 2014, which means that magma is at the crater and that hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. Mayon Volanno's seismic network recorded 22 volcanic earthquakes and 77 rockfall events during the past 24-hour observation period as of 1600H 19th September 2014.

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Yemen clashes ground planes, close schools

09/20/2014 14:40 GMT

by Hammoud Mounassar

SANAA, September 20, 2014 (AFP) - Flights to the Yemeni capital were suspended for a second straight day Saturday as the toll mounted from clashes between pro-government forces and rebels despite UN efforts to reach a ceasefire.

Forces allied to the government have been battling to halt Shiite rebels who have swept into Sanaa from their stronghold in the rugged northwestern mountains.

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South Sudan Crisis Situation Report No. 54 (as of 18 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Some 3.1 million people have been reached with humanitarian assistance.

  • Malaria was increasing with the highest incidence in Renk and Malakal, both in Upper Nile State.

  • There was increased insecurity in parts of Jonglei, Lakes, and Upper Nile States - as well as in the area around Bentiu, Unity State.

Situation overview

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Ensuring quality education for young refugees from Syria : Mapping exercise on quality education for young refugees from Syria (12-25 years)

The Syrian crisis has uprooted the largest number of refugees in recent history. Half of the refugee population are children and young people forced to flee from home and rebuild their lives not knowing if or when return may be possible. It is clear that the initial emergency relief initiatives for Syria’s refugee crisis must now evolve to develop longer-term strategies. This mapping exercise focuses in on refugee youth education, a crucial yet often overlooked element in Syria’s humanitarian response. This report addresses the educational status of refugees from Syria aged 12-25 years.

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Ukraine: Situation report No.12 as of 19 September 2014

Highlights

· The long outstanding IDP legislation was not adopted by Parliament on 16 September. The next parliamentary session to review the draft law is scheduled for 14 October. This is a major setback in terms of initiating standardized registration procedures and facilitating IDP access to Government services and humanitarian assistance.

· The UN Resident Coordinator led a high-level donor mission to Kharkiv, Sloviansk and Sviatohirsk from 17 – 19 September to highlight priority needs and response.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Guatemala: Dengue - DREF Final Report

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Summary: 129,671 Swiss francs were allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the National Society in delivering immediate assistance to some 9,500 beneficiaries.

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Iraq + 4 others
Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #6 - Fiscal Year 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID/OFDA airlifts approximately 54 metric tons (MT) of relief commodities from its warehouse in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the city of Erbil

  • U.N. has expended approximately $308 million of the $500 million the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) had pledged to the Iraq response in June

  • Iraqi refugee caseloads continue to increase in Jordan and Lebanon

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Bringing Education to South Sudan, One Village at a Time

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Voice of America

Karin Zeitvogel

More than three years ago, President Salva Kiir pledged to build schools in all of South Sudan's 10 states within 100 days of independence.

That has not happened, says former "Lost Boy" Michael Kuany. So Kuany has taken things into his own hands.

Around seven years ago, Kuany went back to his village in Jonglei state and asked the people there what he could do to help them. He expected them to ask for food. They asked for something else.

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Colombia - Desplazamiento masivo en Guapi (Cauca) Flash Update No. 1 (19/09/2014)

Entre el 9 y el 13 de septiembre, más de 205 personas (42 familias) de las comunidades El Partidero, Buenavista y Calle Honda, en zona rural de Guapi - costa pacífica del Cauca-, se desplazaron al casco urbano del municipio a causa de enfrentamientos entre miembros de las FARC-EP y la Fuerza Pública. El municipio no cuenta con un sitio de albergue con condiciones suficientes para atender la emergencia. La población indígena de El Partidero (12 familias, 49 personas) se alberga en el centro cultural cuya infraestructura no es apta y se presenta hacinamiento.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Colombia – Desplazamiento masivo por incendio en comunidad indígena, Riohacha (La Guajira) Flash Update No. 1 (19/09/2014)

Un incendio ocurrido el 20 de agosto, causó que al menos 165 personas (40 familias), miembros de la comunidad indígena WiwaZanAñi, perdieran sus viviendas, cuatro casas sagradas, la escuela y la enfermería de la comunidad, ubicada en el Corregimiento Juan y Medio -sur oeste del municipio de Riohacha (La Guajira). El incendio presuntamente habría sido causado por un grupo armado no identificado.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Operational Update 11th – 17th September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 17th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,253 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,210. As at 15th September 174,398 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.

  • A delegation from WFP Ethiopia, UNHCR Ethiopia and the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) conducted a day mission to Kakuma.