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06 Feb 2016 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate a summer youth program in the municipality of San Benito in the El Petén region of northern Guatemala. The program offers classes in Spanish and English, mathematics, computers, arts and crafts, music and dance as well as provides organized games for participants. Operated out of a Salesian youth center in San Benito, youth in the program are able to get away from difficult home situations or playing on the streets to engage in productive activities in a family atmosphere that fosters peace and stability.

05 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Guinea was declared Ebola free on 29 December. As of 27 January 2016, Guinea has reached Day 30 of the phase 3 countdown, which is a total of 90 days, ending on 27 March.

  • Guinea is closely working with Sierra Leone on cross border intervention to strengthen surveillance as new cases are reported in neighboring Kambia.

05 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 27 January 2016, two new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Sierra Leone. On 14 January 2016, the first confirmed case of Ebola was announced in the district of Tonkolili. The new case stems from a 22 year old female who died on 12 January 2016. While symptomatic, the index case traveled to Port Loko and Kambia, resulting in quarantined communities across the three districts. The aunt of the index case, who took care of her and was placed under quarantine, was also confirmed positive on 20 January 2016.

05 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee December 2015 report identifies additional 32,390 food insecure people in Blantyre, Mangochi, Dedza and Mzimba districts and recommends humanitarian assistance extension to from March to April 2016, funds permitting.

05 Feb 2016 description
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Gender and Malaria
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Gender and TB

These Discussion Papers focussing on Gender and Malaria, and Gender and TB, are intended to support practitioners, civil society and government partners wishing to make the investment case for increased and improved programming that addresses the specific vulnerabilities and needs of both males and females who are affected by or at risk of malaria and TB. The papers summarize the existing evidence base, demonstrating the ways in which gender impacts on Malaria and TB risks and effects (including those that intersect with HIV), and highlighting existing data and implementation gaps.

03 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Central African Republic's constitutional court has certified results from the first round of the country's long-awaited presidential vote, confirming that two former prime ministers will compete in a runoff. On 26 January, the constitutional court ruled that December’s parliamentary elections must be re-run due to irregularities.

03 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance

Through the country programme (CP) 200434 and the regional protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) 2000490 and regional capacity strengthening projects, WFP assists the Government of Nicaragua to implement its Zero Hunger strategy, and strengthen its emergency preparedness and response capacity.

02 Feb 2016 description

A total of USD 172.2 million* in financial requirements for the Yemen Situation, including USD 115.5 million in additional requirements, for the period January - December 2016:

  • USD 12.8 million for Djibouti
  • USD 10.4 million for Ethiopia
  • USD 18.3 million for Somalia
  • USD 1.4 million for Sudan
  • USD 126 million for Yemen
  • USD 3.2 million for Regional and global activities

  • This total includes support costs (7%).

01 Feb 2016 description

New UN Development Framework Kicks Off

CONTENTS

02 Note from the UN Resident Coordinator

03 Intensifying preparedness in response to worsening drought

04 Collective advocacy bears fruit: Constitutional Court outlaws child marriages

05 UN support contributes to key national development priorities

06 UN supports Zimbabwe’s ongoing economic recovery and growth measures

07 A year-long campaign to advance human rights

08 Intensifying advocacy on HIV prevention

01 Feb 2016 description
report Government of Kenya

1 Executive summary

This is the third of six common programme frameworks that have been developed to operationalise the Ending Drought Emergencies (EDE) Medium Term Plan, which is an integral part of the Kenya Vision 2030 Second Medium Term Plan for 2013-17.

31 Jan 2016 description

Gondar, Ethiopia, January 28, 2016– The U.S. Government, through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), handed over a newly built comprehensive outpatient facility that improves the quality of comprehensive outpatient services and education at Gondar University. The United States has provided USD 9.1 million through the U.S. President’s Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) for the construction of the new facility.

30 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Mass screening for malnutrition using social mobilizers continued in Warrap State. A total of 60,707 children have been screened so far, of which 3,278 (5.4 per cent) were identified with severe acute malnutrition and 11,348 (24 per cent) with moderate acute malnutrition. Children identified with malnutrition have been referred for treatment. Expansion of services is ongoing, with 12 newly opened outpatient therapeutic programme sites in the state.

28 Jan 2016 description

Question

Review of literature and identification of case studies for evidence on youth mobilisation and technology. What mobile phone interventions or social media have been used by young people effectively to improve development outcomes for: a) accountability and transparency such as through the collection, monitoring and use of data b) improving delivery of essential services for young people (such as education or SRHR) c) promoting positive lifestyle choices and behavioural change, and d) supporting humanitarian service delivery in crisis situations.

28 Jan 2016 description
report UNAIDS

As Malawi commences its term as a newly elected member of the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB), the President and First Lady have emphasized their commitment to leading the AIDS response in the country and ending AIDS by 2030. The President and First Lady of Malawi expressed their commitment to Malawi's PCB membership, and to work towards a strong Political Declaration at the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, which will take place in June 2016 Meeting, during discussions with UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Jan Beagle.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

AVANT-PROPOS DU DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL DE L’UNICEF

Action humanitaire pour les enfants en 2016

Le nombre d’enfants pris au piège des crises humanitaires dans le monde est stupéfiant et donne à réfléchir. Près de 250 millions de garçons et de filles vivent dans des pays frappés par des conflits violents, qui durent souvent depuis longtemps.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

PRÓLOGO DEL DIRECTOR EJECUTIVO

Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2016

El número de niños atrapados en crisis humanitarias alrededor del mundo es desconcertante y desolador.

Cerca de 250 millones de niños viven en países afectados por la violencia, a menudo conflictos prolongados en el tiempo.

En 2015, millones de niños y familias tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares para huir de la violencia, persecución y miseria, demasiadas veces arriesgando sus vidas en busca de seguridad y de un futuro mejor.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$20,026,000

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 2.8 million
Total affected children (under 18): 1.5 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 882,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 453,500

2016 programme targets

Nutrition
- 34,000 children under 5 years with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) enrolled in therapeutic feeding programmes
- 453,500 children aged 6 to 59 months provided with micronutrient supplementation