PASIG CITY, Aug. 16 – Cognizant of the State’s responsibility to maintain the neutrality of schools as zones of peace, and to protect learners, teachers, personnel, and community members from attack by state and non-state armed groups, the Department of Education (DepEd) fully accepts and strongly endorses the Safe Schools Declaration.
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1,986,025* Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 31 July (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)
560,688* South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 July
275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July
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New Arrivals: The number of asylum-seekers from Burundi who entered Tanzania in July 2017 stands at 525 individuals, which equates to an average daily admission of 17 individuals. This is up on the figures for June 2017, where 377 individuals arrived in the country with an average daily arrival rate of 12 individuals.
The Burundi refugee situation in Tanzania began late April 2015. The months that followed saw significantly high number of persons of concern arrivng in Tanzania, mainly through Kagunga, a tiny border village along Lake Tanganyika, and other entry points in Kigoma region.
• The UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) has been deployed on Friday 18 September for an initial period of three weeks to support the ongoing assessments, coordination and reporting efforts.
• By 19 August, UNFPA will have finalised inventory information on the stock status at the Central Medical Store level. The results of the inventory status will be compared with findings of the rapid assessment to inform procurement of reproductive health commodities
Nepal experienced incessant rainfall beginning 11 August 2017, triggering widespread flooding and landslides in 35 of the country’s 75 districts.
Weather has now improved and water levels have receded in all rivers.
Monsoon flooding and landslides have so far claimed 131 lives (including 27 children), injured at least 30 people, affected 301,453 families and displaced 44,683 families throughout the country particularly in Terai (southern plain area bordering India). Thirty two people have been reported missing.
Bangui, le 19 août 2017 – La République centrafricaine traverse à nouveau depuis le début de l’année 2017 une période d’instabilité notamment marquée par une forte recrudescence de la violence, la hausse du nombre de déplacés et des attaques devenues plus fréquentes contre les acteurs humanitaires. Depuis janvier 2017, le nombre de personnes ayant besoin d’assistance humanitaire est passé de 2,2 en janvier à 2,4 millions en juin. Aujourd’hui, 600 000 personnes sont déplacées.
On a hot, flat, stony plateau outside Kismaayo, hundreds of people pack into a settlement for internally displaced persons (IDPs). Bashir Muhamed Muktar stands at a water point, helping weary ladies lift jerry cans of water. Over the last five years, he has witnessed a raft of humanitarian crises that have affected many communities in Somalia’s Jubbaland state. Mr. Muktar could have easily opted for another profession but decided to work as a humanitarian aid worker in one of the harshest environments in the country.
Ridwaan Abdi remembers vividly his life in Somalia with his parents during the civil war.
“I was about four years of age, and we would lineup to receive nutrition biscuits,” Ridwaan recalls. “I know what it feels like to have no food, no shelter, and no access to water. I was one of the thousands of children who experienced real hunger.”
Ridwaan says his childhood experience influenced his choice of career.
“What I witnessed living in Mogadishu during the civil war greatly determined my decision to become a humanitarian worker,” he remarks.
Lattakia, Syrian Arab Republic, 2 August, 2017– When violence started to force families out of their homes in northern rural Idleb back in late 2014, Dr. Khaled, a UNICEF health and nutrition facilitator in Idleb was among the first to respond.
This report is produced by Office of the Resident Coordinator Nepal in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 16 to 18 August 2017.
Following the floods, there are significant concerns about the possibility of disease outbreaks, with affected people facing challenges in accessing adequate health care.
Yemen today continues to traverse a critical and agonizing period as civilians pay a terrible price of an unending power struggle. Those who survive the fighting face death by famine or disease as the economic situation continues to deteriorate and the humanitarian conditions worsens.
Majority of IDPs intend to stay in their current place of displacement
There are no health facilities in Pading center or the three IDPs sites
2 functional boreholes in Pading center. No boreholes in the three IDPs sites
Use of stagnant water for drinking, cooking and washing across the three IDP sites
No schools accessible to IDPs living in Pading center or the three IDPs sites
17,367 IDPs registered in Ajio, Kerwa and Logo sites
79% of IDPs intend to stay in their current place of displacement
21% of IDPs intend to return to their place of origin