We, Shana, Daniella and David, Young Reporters from Ituri, went to meet students from one of the schools in Mandro, a town near the city of Bunia. The goal was to immerse ourselves into the movement for the schooling of vulnerable children in Ituri.
Too many vulnerable children in Ituri do not go to school
What can we do so that all children, even the most vulnerable, such as those who have lost their father or mother or whose parents cannot afford school fees, can go to school?
Nous, Shana, Daniella et David, Enfants Reporters de l’Ituri, avons effectué une descente à la rencontre des élèves dans une des écoles de Mandro, une localité environnante de la ville de Bunia. Le but était de nous imprégner de l’action pour la scolarisation des enfants vulnérables en Ituri.
Trop d’ enfants vulnérables en Ituri ne vont pas à l’école
17 October 2016
- The tropical cyclone with international name "HAIMA" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as a Typhoon and was named "LAWIN" with maximum sustained winds 175 kph and gustiness of up to 215 kph, moving west-northwest at 22 kph. Moderate to heavy rains were experience within the 600 km diameter of Typhoon (TY) "LAWIN".
18 October 2016
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
Persons that benefited from the Accommodation for Relocation project since November 2015
Accommodation places with services for relocation candidates/other asylum seekers established since January in line with UNHCR policy on alternatives to camps. Cash/voucher assistance granted to 5,804 relocation candidates.
Accommodation places for unaccompanied children established by UNHCR in Greece
Inondations : plus de18 000 sinistrés p.1 Taux moyen de malnutrition à 30 % depuis 2010 p.2 Rentrée des classes et risque de suspension des repas scolaires p.3 Sensibilisation aux risques de mines p.3 Migrations irrégulières au Mali p.4 Niveau de financement du plan de réponse humanitaire p.6
Assistance aux sinistrés des inondations et risques liés à la cure du fleuve
Risque de suspension des repas scolaires pour faute de financement
In this issue
More than 18 000 people affected by floods p.1 Average rate of malnutrition to 30% since 2010 p.2 Back to school and risk of suspension of school meals p.3 Awareness of the risks of mines p.3 Irregular migration to Mali p.4 Level of funding of the humanitarian response plan p.6
Assistance to flood victims and flood forecasts
School meals at risk of suspension due to lack of funding
La situation sécuritaire est relativement calme dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord. Toutefois, elle a été marquée par deux tentatives d’incursion de Boko Haram en territoire camerounais dans le département du Mayo Sava, à Magdemé et à Kerawa. Les membres des comités de vigilance ont riposté à ces attaques avec des armes de fabrication artisanale en attendant que la force mixte multinationale n’intervienne pour les repousser. Un combattant BH a été tué.
The pilot cash transfers for the school meals programme started in September 2016 in 24 schools.
A Lead Convenor for the national strategic review which will inform the Country Strategic Plan (2018-2022) has been identified and endorsed by the Government.
WFP’s evaluation team shared a report which identifies the actions needed to continue implementing the development project.
The decentralized evaluation mission recommended to extend the current project for 3 additional years in order to focus on developing the capabilities of the Government to assume the transition successfully.
The geographical isolation and small size of the country negatively affects resource mobilization WFP WFP Assistance efforts.
WFP and representatives from the Government participated in the 2016 Global Child Nutrition Forum in Armenia, which was hosted by the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger. The forum focused on building powerful and durable national school meal programmes.
During the lean season, assistance was provided to 250,000 people, including children 6-59 months, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Due to lack of funds school children will receive reduced rations for the upcoming school year starting in October. If immediate funding is not secured the gains that have been made could be jeopardized.
In September, WFP assisted 703,185 people: 650,282 Syrian refugees, 15,344 Palestinian refugees from Syria and 37,559 vulnerable Lebanese were assisted through the Government of Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme (NPTP).
Extensive preparations are underway for the new e-card distributions in October. WFP and its partners will replace all existing blue e-cards with new red e-cards which will be used by UNHCR, UNICEF, Lebanese Cash Consortium and WFP.
6,569 people fled to Uganda from South Sudan between 21st and 23rd October. In October, an average of 2,376 new arrivals have fled to Uganda every day. Refugees are increasingly using informal border points to cross in to Uganda.
Bidibidi settlement, which was opened around two and a half months ago, is already one of the largest refugee-hosting areas in the world, and is home to 163,898 South Sudanese refugees following the relocation of 5,240 new arrivals from different border points.
Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.
Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.
Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.
Cairo, 24 October 2016
European Union supports Egypt in collaboration with UNICEF to expand educational opportunities and enforce child protection systems
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo allocates an additional 4 million euro in humanitarian aid for the hosting of Syrian war refugees in Jordan. He announced this today during a humanitarian working visit to Jordan. Deputy Prime Minister De Croo, together with HM Queen Mathilde, visited a refugee camp and a UNICEF project that focusses on education for the most vulnerable refugee children.
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Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification
The County is currently experiencing major vegetation deficit with Tana North (Bura) Sub County being the worst hit by the current dry spell. Excessive vegetation deficit and water scarcity have been noted in the county.
No rainfall received in the county for month,
Today, Commissioner Christos Stylianides is concluding his second visit this year to Iran. During his three-day stay, the Commissioner met with the national authorities, including the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister of Interior and representatives from the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants Affairs (BAFIA) and visit humanitarian projects across the country. He also discussed humanitarian issues in the wider Middle East region.