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24 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FEWS NET projects elevated risk of Famine in Somalia, despite mitigating impact of humanitarian assistance

  • UN releases revised 2017 HRP for Somalia, requesting $1.5 billion to respond to humanitarian needs through December

  • USG announces more than $64 million in new humanitarian assistance for Somalia and Somali refugees in the Horn of Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

24 May 2017 description
report UN Women

The Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Yannick Glemarec, will participate at the fifth Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (24-26 May) in Cancun, Mexico, which will convene more than 5,000 delegates to discuss how to prevent disasters and reduce the loss of lives, as well as economic and infrastructure losses.

24 May 2017 description

On 24 May, UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, addressed the Conference: Victims of ethnic and religious violence in the Middle East, in Madrid, Spain. The event took place in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Sr Alfonso Maria Dastis Quecedo, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Mr Ayman H. Safadi and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq, Dr Ibrahim Al-Jaafari.

24 May 2017 description

SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8

EVENT: Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.

PROGNOSIS:

The Guyana Hydrometerological Service has forecasted that cloudy to overcast conditions with light to moderate showers and frequent rains are expected throughout the country tonight. Both flood affected Regions, Regions 7 and 8 may also experience thundershowers.

AREAS AFFECTED

Region 7

24 May 2017 description

SUBJECT: Flooding in Regions 7 & 8

EVENT:Flooding in villages in Regions 7 (Cuyuni/Mazaruni) and 8 (Potaro/Siparuni) as a result of heavy rainfall.

PROGNOSIS:

Flood waters have started to recede in most of the flood affected communities in Region 8, however the water levels remains relatively constant in Region 7.

24 May 2017 description

Central African Republic

Populations in the Central African Republic remain at risk of mass atrocity crimes committed by ex-Séléka rebel factions, "anti-balaka" militias and other armed groups.

BACKGROUND:

Despite a period of relative stability following the peaceful election of President Faustin-Archange Touadéra in February 2016, populations in the Central African Republic (CAR) remain at risk of mass atrocity crimes.

24 May 2017 description

South Sudan

Despite the August 2015 peace agreement, ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan poses a direct threat to populations who are being targeted on the basis of ethnicity and presumed political loyalties.

BACKGROUND:

24 May 2017 description

1 - Key Development(s)/changes (if any)

NSTR

2 - Key Success/Progress made during the month (of the Sector)

WFP: In April, WFP was able to distribute food parcels to 40,290 people in need throughout Libya. The lower number is due to a partial pipeline break caused by lack of funding. WFP is currently working on visibility materials for social media, communications and reporting in order to effectively relay the situation in‐country and WFP's response.

24 May 2017 description

1 - Key Development(s)/changes (if any)

*The MoE has led the Education Sector Working Group for the past three meetings.

*On 18 April 2017, a new Minister of Education (Dr. Osman Abed Al‐Jalil Mohammad Amhammad) was appointed by the Preseidency Council of the Government of National Accord to replace Dr. Mohammad Khalifa Al‐Azabi.

*Partners for Sirte humanitrain intervention were idenfied.

*Scaling up of Education Response in 7 towns/cities in the South (Sabha, Obari, Ghat, Morsq, Alshati’, Timenhint & Samno) was carried out by UNICEF.

24 May 2017 description

by Suresh Babu | International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

  • Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

During times of conflict, building robust food systems can improve access to food

About 20 million people face starvation in four countries: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria, the United Nations says. Armed conflict, combined with drought and natural resource degradation have led to the breakdown of resilience in the food system in these areas.

24 May 2017 description

The vision of the Ukraine Education Cluster is to ensure that all children and young people affected by conflict have equitable access to relevant, quality education in a safe and protective environment.

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Baghdad, 24 May 2017 - A national conference bringing together civil society representatives to gauge the political aspirations of Iraqis for the post-Daesh phase and to promote the merits of national reconciliation convened in Baghdad today, drawing from the findings of a series of cross-country roundtable discussions by academics, journalists, activists as well as tribal and religious leaders over the past five months.

24 May 2017 description

Crisis overview

6.9 million people are living in areas with inadequate health services in the northeast, including more than 68% of the 1.8 million IDPs living in host communities across Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states. The lack of qualified staff and essential medicines, and the destruction of medical facilities all continue to hamper the implementation of interventions.

24 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • In April, WFP Jordan submitted the transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (t-ICSP) to headquarters for review. The t-ICSP for 2018 will bridge the gap until the Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) is developed.

  • In support of the National School Feeding Programme, WFP supported over 338,600 schoolchildren aged between 5 to 12 years attending government schools in Jordanian communities. WFP is providing 80 g of fortified date bar per child for each day of attendance through the Directorates of Education.