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11 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

On UNICEF’s 70th anniversary, one in five children in the region needs humanitarian aid, providing a stark reminder of agency’s critical mandate to protect children

AMMAN, 11 December 2016 – Nearly one in five children across the Middle East and North Africa is in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, according to UNICEF.

11 Dec 2016 description
report Government of Japan

H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairpersons of the School Construction Committees concerned signed the grant contracts for five projects today. Under these contracts, Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme will provide a total of US$ 719,857 as follows:

  1. The Project for Construction of Nga Pyaw Taw Village Basic Education Primary School in Letpadan Township, Bago Region (US$ 101,071);

11 Dec 2016 description

The cities of Sirte and Sebha will receive a package of $US 10 million dollars aimed at rebuilding the battered health and education sectors as well as water and power supplies for their residents, estimated at about 250,000 before most of them fled the fighting.

The decision to allocate the money was made today at a board meeting of the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) initiative, which is chaired by the GNA with member representatives of the donor countries, and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.

11 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children

The world’s largest children’s organization was established on 11 December 1946 to bring help and hope to children suffering in the aftermath of WWII

For multimedia content visit: http://uni.cf/2gG7LZg
For the Then and Now photo series visit: http://uni.cf/2gbAE3e

10 Dec 2016 description

Main Points

  • Active screening of children under five in most affected areas of Grand’Anse and Sud point to alarming levels of malnutrition and the need for immediate response. 

  • Close to 98% of the 806,000 severely food insecure people in need of assistance have received food distributions. In addition, some 120,000 people have also received food as part of WFP’s second round of distributions. 

10 Dec 2016 description


  • Augmentation des écoles fermées dans le centre et le nord du pays par rapport à l’année dernière

  • Aggravation de l’insécurité alimentaire au niveau national

  • Légère baisse du taux de malnutrition aiguë globale

  • Fin de l’alerte sur les inondations liée à la crue du fleuve Niger

Plus d’écoles fermées en lien avec l’insécurité

10 Dec 2016 description


  • More schools are closed in the north and centre of the country compared with last year

  • Food security deterioration at the national level

  • Slight decline in the prevalence of global acute malnutrition

  • End of the Niger River flood alert

More schools closed in relation to insecurity

10 Dec 2016 description


  • Mosul military operations enter their second month; the ongoing fighting is taking a high toll on civilians.

  • Humanitarian partners are providing assistance wherever access allows.

  • Well-funded and effective humanitarian assistance will be critical as the crisis deepens; humanitarian partners are revising funding priorities for the coming year.

About 90,000 people flee from Mosul

Civilians are bearing the brunt of ongoing fighting as the crisis deepens

10 Dec 2016 description

Thale Jenssen

"We had to run because we did not want to die," says Laydi Viviana (9) from Colombia. She tells about when armed groups hid on opposite sides of her village, Caimito, and the villagers were caught in the crossfire. The whole village was forced to flee at once.

When Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos receives the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday 10 December, he receives it on behalf of the entire Colombian population, including 8.2 million victims of the armed conflict. Laydi Viviana is one of them.

Hid under the bed

10 Dec 2016 description
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  • At present, at least 35,000 individuals remain displaced from east Aleppo to several areas in Aleppo. An estimated half of them reside in collective shelters.

  • All 8,500 IDPs that temporarily displaced to Sheikh Maqsoud returned to their houses in their original neighborhoods east of Sheikh Maqsoud, now under Kurdish control.

  • There are protection concerns that require verification for the remaining IDPs in Aleppo amidst verbal reports of arrest and confiscation of personal documentation.

10 Dec 2016 description
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Management response to the Evaluation of the Pilot Project of Result-Based Aid in the Education Sector in Ethiopia

Executive Summary

This report presents the results of an independent, three-year evaluation of a pilot project intended to improve access to and the quality of lower secondary education in Ethiopia through the use of resultsbased aid (RBA), an innovative approach to development. RBA is an aid partnership between a donor and a recipient government in which the disbursement of aid is tied to results achieved rather than activities completed or outputs produced. The amount of aid provided is directly related to the magnitude of the outcomes achieved.

10 Dec 2016 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

10 Dec 2016 description



UN-Habitat City Profiles are formulated to offer a cross-sectoral perspective on urban vulnerabilities that will inform interventions by local authorities, humanitarian agencies and others to alleviate poverty. They also aim at contributing to an analytical knowledge base that will facilitate nuanced medium to long term public sector planning and investment agendas.


09 Dec 2016 description

Ce 08 décembre 2016, le Ministère de la Femme, Famille et Enfant en collaboration avec le Ministère des Affaires étrangers et commerciales du Canada, le PNUD, l’UNFPA, la MONUSCO / Bureau Conjoint des Nations Unies pour les Droits humains (BCNUDH) ont organisé la quatrième réunion du comité de pilotage du Programme de lutte contre les violences sexuelles « Tupinge Ubakaji ».

09 Dec 2016 description
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  • Drought conditions prevail in Puntland as well as several parts of Somaliland, central and southern regions. Water shortages are reported in all drought-affected regions, increasing the risk of an acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera outbreak. With populations on the move in search of water and pasture, an estimated 35,000 children are at risk of dropping out of schools. The drought will further aggravate the malnutrition crisis with an increase in enrolment in nutrition programmes.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Esta nueva cifra revela por qué la labor de UNICEF en favor de los niños más vulnerables es todavía absolutamente necesaria, 70 años después de su fundación

NUEVA YORK, 9 de diciembre de 2016 – Un total de 535 millones niños y niñas –casi uno de cada cuatro– viven en países afectados por conflictos o desastres, a menudo sin acceso a ningún tipo de atención médica, educación de calidad o una nutrición y protección adecuadas, dijo hoy UNICEF.

09 Dec 2016 description

Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016

New arrivals from Mali in 2016

Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 December 2016)

12, 586
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 December 2016)

of potable water available per person per day

USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation

09 Dec 2016 description

For more than five decades, the armed conflict in Colombia has prevented the country’s youth from building a future. Now, they might soon be given a seat in the classroom.

In Colombia’s rural areas, the armed conflict has prevented children and youth from attending school, according to a new report by the Norwegian Centre for Conflict Resolution (NOREF) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

“Getting these children back to school will be key to secure peace and stabilisation in Colombia,” said NRC’s country director in Colombia, Christian Visnes.

09 Dec 2016 description


  • Significant funding shortfalls continue to threaten WFP’s ability to maintain assistance to refugees and vulnerable populations in drought-affected and urban areas. New funding is urgently required to avert possible breaks in cash-based transfers for refugees in January 2017.

Operational Updates