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26 Apr 2017 description
report Theirworld

Hundreds of schools have been bombed or closed - but the international community has not done enough to support education, according to Save the Children.

International leaders are failing to help reopen schools and get children back into education in Yemen, according to a charity.

Save the Children said education continues to suffer greatly due to the ongoing war, with little international financial help - despite 1660 schools having been bombed or closed.

Many more schools are at imminent risk of closure because teachers have not been paid for six months.

26 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between January and March 2017, one in four of the 29,758 refugees and migrants entered Europe by sea were children. During the same period of time, close to 25,000 children have claimed asylum in Europe, while around 24,600 remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans.

26 Apr 2017 description

OCHA ROLAC produces this report in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period of 13 April to 24 April 2017. This will be the last summary report unless there is a significant change in the situation.

Main Points

  • Sea temperature changes brought on by El Niño have unleashed heavy rainfall throughout Peru, Colombia and Ecuador in the first quarter of 2017.

  • Rainfall persists in some areas but has begun to let up in others.

26 Apr 2017 description

This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).

KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 17 APRIL 2017)

26 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

305,298*
South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 March

1,769,241*
Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 March 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

265,921
Refugees in South Sudan

1.9 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 214,979 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site

FUNDING

26 Apr 2017 description

Mikri Poli, a new community centre for refugees and migrants opens its doors today in Ioannina. The space, located in the village of Platanos, will offer a range of free educational, cultural and recreational activities for adults and children from all backgrounds, as well as support to access social services.

Asylum seekers and Greek individuals will also have the opportunity to interact, plan and run their own activities and events at the centre. The facilities include two classrooms, a computer lab, a family support room, a child care area, a kitchen and a lounge area.

26 Apr 2017 description
report IRIN

KATHMANDU, 26 April 2017

The year following two earthquakes that devastated Nepal saw a spike in desperate people falling into the clutches of human traffickers. Two years later, with the country’s infrastructure and economy still in ruins, NGOs say human trafficking is still on the rise.

26 Apr 2017 description

WASHINGTON/GENEVA (26 April 2017) : Two experts on freedom of expression of the United Nations and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights condemned today the practice of censorship and internet blocking in Venezuela, as well as the detention, attacks and stigmatization of journalists and media workers covering the recent protests in the country.

26 Apr 2017 description

Bogotá - Dos personas que estaban en poder del Ejército de Liberación Nacional (ELN) desde mediados de marzo de este año fueron entregadas hoy al Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR) en zona rural del departamento del Chocó.

26 Apr 2017 description

Mogadishu, 24 April 2017 - A three-day workshop to discuss the modalities of implementing Somalia’s New Policing Model in HirShabelle state commenced today in Mogadishu.

The workshop contributes to the operationalization of a broader agreement known as the National Security Architecture, which was jointly endorsed by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and the presidents of the federal member states in Mogadishu on 16 April. The New Policing Model was reaffirmed by the political agreement on Somalia’s National Security Architecture.

26 Apr 2017 description

Mogadishu, 24 April 2017 - Somali women parliamentarians attended the opening of the first annual consultative conference since the conclusion of the 2016 electoral process to discuss their roles in legislative assemblies.

The conference was opened by the Speaker of the House of the People, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, and participants have been drawn from the federal parliament and regional assemblies, the executive branch of the federal government and civil society.

26 Apr 2017 description

by Dominik Stillhart, Director of Operations, ICRC

We are on the brink of a humanitarian mega-crisis unprecedented in recent history. The spectre of famine looms large over parts of Africa and the Middle East.

We must act now. What is needed is a broad and massive scaling up of support from the international community. If we treat this as "business as usual", the long-term cost in human lives will only rise.

The consequences of not dedicating the resources to avert these disasters and address their root causes could affect us all.

26 Apr 2017 description

Vienna, Austria. On April 25, the OPEC fund for International Development (OFID), in cooperation with Sotheby's, hosted a benefit art auction in support of the Austrian Red Cross program: “Learning aid for refugee children and German courses for adults,” raising over €60,000. OFID has supported a number of initiatives aimed at promoting the integration of refugees in its host city of Vienna, and last year centered its 40 year anniversary celebrations around the plight of the refugees.

26 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

• En una primera etapa se enfocará en fortalecer tres principales ejes: salud y nutrición materna e infantil; desarrollo infantil temprano, y protección de las niñas, niños y adolescentes.

• 20 por ciento de las niñas y niños de México nacen en hospitales del ISSSTE

26 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

Geneva, Switzerland, 25 April 2017

Mr. Chair, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) would like to thank OCHA, the esteemed Governments of Sweden and Switzerland for organizing today’s landmark event on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. UNFPA is honored to participate in this event.

26 Apr 2017 description

This report is for the general public and the media.

SUMMARY

Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy, Russian Federation. The Observer Mission (OM) continues to operate 24/7 at both Border Crossing Points (BCPs). The overall number of border crossings by persons increased at both BCPs.

OPERATIONAL REMARKS

The OM is currently operating with 20 permanent international staff members, including the Chief Observer (CO). The Mission is supported administratively by a Vienna-based staff member.

26 Apr 2017 description
report IRIN

STOCKHOLM, 26 April 2017

As Syria’s warring parties take stock of US President Donald Trump’s cruise missile strike and of his warnings against the use of chemical weapons, the dominant theme seems to be one of confusion. Has Trump’s policy toward Syria changed, or was the missile attack strictly about deterrence? If so, what was it intended to deter, and what would cause Trump to strike again?

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