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01 Aug 2015 description
report UN News Service

1 August 2015 – The top UN children's representative in Myanmar reminded candidates from more than 80 political parties running in historic elections 99 days from today “to make new commitments for children” to improve spending for health, education and social welfare that remains the lowest in the Southeast Asian region.

01 Aug 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Over the hot summer months UNICEF is continuing to provide a water, sanitation and hygiene response in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Syria UNICEF, with sector partners, is supporting water access in areas where control of water is increasingly being used in the war in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Dara governorates. UNICEF is providing water trucking, rehabilitation of wells and fuel to power systems.

01 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 29 July 2015, Kakuma had received 46,315 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The transit centre has been temporary closed due to insecurity at the border.

01 Aug 2015 description

La vereda Guacamayas, perteneciente al municipio de San José de Guaviare, se encuentra ubicada a 27 kilómetros desde el centro de la capital del departamento del Guaviare Esta vereda cuenta con una población campesina aproximada de 200 personas. Cuenta con una la Institución educativa Guacamayas, que con cerca de 80 estudiantes, del grado primero a once, sirve de núcleo educativo para veredas vecinas y como internado para alumnos con poca facilidad de desplazarse diariamente a estudiar.

31 Jul 2015 description
report REACH Initiative

Syria: Household-level study assesses critical humanitarian needs in Aleppo

The conflict in Syria which broke out in 2011 spread to the Aleppo Governorate almost a year later in early 2012. As a result of ongoing fighting, Aleppo- the largest city in Syria- has become fractured between a regime-held “western” section and an opposition-controlled “eastern” section. In March 2015, REACH conducted a household-level humanitarian needs assessment within eastern Aleppo, with a focus on food security and livelihoods.

31 Jul 2015 description
report IRIN

MONROVIA, 31 July 2015 (IRIN) - When pupils in Liberia returned to school in March after a six-month Ebola-enforced closure they thought they would be studying for the next eight months straight, making up for lost learning time.

31 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

La modalidad de aulas multigrado es una excelente estrategia para responder a las necesidades y condiciones propias de las comunidades rurales.

31 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

ƒDuring the weekly Refugee Coordination Meeting,in consultation with all UN and NGO partners, UNHCR and MIDIMAR made the decision to erect hangars and install temporary pit latrines in Mahama camp in order to accelerate relocation of over 15,000 refugees from the reception centres. In the meantime, UNHCR's partners continue to construct semi-permanent structures in the camp as a longer term solution.

31 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

2014 IN REVIEW

The small victories which motivate us

Message from Koenraad Vanormelingen, Representative UNICEF Mozambique

31 Jul 2015 description
report Redhum

Fuente: El Pueblo Presidente

El Gobierno de Reconciliación y Unidad Nacional, anunció la tarde de este miércoles que las clases en las modalidades de preescolar, primaria y secundaria en la ciudad de Managua se reanudarán el próximo lunes 3 de agosto, reiterando con ello el llamado a las familias nicaragüenses a no bajar la guardia ante la relativa calma que se vive actualmente en la capital tras el enjambre sísmico de este martes 28 de julio.

31 Jul 2015 description

Description: In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration – especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.

31 Jul 2015 description

A partnership between companies, governments and civil sector groups is helping to share the benefits of technology with disadvantaged communities in Kenya.

Aiming to increase literacy among children aged 6 to 9, the project Open Space Literacy (OSL) introduces new technologies to student and teacher development, combined with active community involvement. OSL is part of the global effort known as Information and Communications Technologies for Development (ICT4D).

31 Jul 2015 description

Por combates entre Fuerza Pública y ELN / EPL en el corregimiento de Orú, zona rural de El Tarra (Norte de Santander), aproximadamente 289 personas (73 familias) se desplazaron desde el 25 de julio a otras veredas cercanas. Según información preliminar, parte de la población habría retornado de forma temporal, pero por la reanudación de acciones bélicas, se habrían desplazado nuevamente. La continuidad de hostilidades ha dificultado el acceso a la zona y la recopilación de información sobre la situación de la población.

30 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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  • UNICEF is deeply concerned about the intensification of violence in Yemen. Another attempt at a humanitarian pause failed, leaving humanitarian partners unable to scale up implementation in hard to reach areas and further preventing many families from accessing urgently needed basic services.