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22 Jul 2017 description

Country Priorities

In Rwanda, ACORD’s overarching goal is to engage communities in the construction of a just and equitable society where people coexist in peace and dignity, and become responsible for their own development. The objective is to strengthen the livelihoods of the rural population, in particular marginalised and vulnerable groups, and their capacity in achieving inclusive and sustainable livelihoods through resilient ecosystems, productive employment, and entrepreneurship.

22 Jul 2017 description

Country Priorities

ACORD in Uganda works in partnership with the poor and the marginalised to change conditions undermining social justice through participatory people-centred practical work, research and advocacy. To this end ACORD is implementing programmes focusing on resilient livelihoods, rights and responsibilities promotion, and peace building and conflict resolution. ACORD also provide life-saving support to Burundian, Congolese, and South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

22 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

Marie*, 15 ans, était enceinte de huit mois et demi quand les premières contractions sont apparues après qu'elle ait bu un médicament traditionnel. La structure de santé la plus proche se trouvait à 17 kilomètres du village où elle habitait en République centrafricaine (RCA). Dans cette situation, les seules options sont habituellement de marcher ou d’attendre au bord de la route et de faire du stop. Marie a pu se rendre à la clinique à moto, mais c'était un choix risqué qui aurait pu provoquer des contractions supplémentaires.

22 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

DAKAR, le 18 juillet 2017 – Zayatou Malam Hassan, âgée de trente ans, affirme avoir « souffert énormément » lors de sept grossesses compliquées, dont l'une a donné lieu à l’accouchement d’un mort-né chez elle, avant de s'inscrire au programme 1000 Jours d'ALIMA, un programme qui revisite la conception des soins mère-enfant en offrant un ensemble gratuit et complet de soins pré et postnataux aux femmes enceintes et à leurs enfants, jusqu'à l'âge de deux ans.

22 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

Fifteen-year-old Marie* was eight and a half months pregnant when she went into early labor after drinking traditional medicine. The closest health facility was 17 kilometers away from the village where she lived in the Central African Republic (CAR). Usually the only options are to walk, or wait, and hitch a ride on a passing car. Marie was able to go by motorbike, but this was a risky choice that could have further triggered contractions.

22 Jul 2017 description
report ALIMA

DAKAR, July 18, 2017 - Thirty-four-year-old Zayatou Malam Hassan says she “suffered enormously” through seven difficult pregnancies, including a stillbirth at home, before being enrolled - during her eighth pregnancy - in ALIMA’s 1,000 Days program, which rethinks maternal-child care by offering a free, comprehensive pre- and post-natal care package to pregnant women and their children, up until the age of two.

22 Jul 2017 description
report UN News Service

21 juillet 2017 – De hauts responsables des Nations Unies ont souligné récemment l'importance d'un partenariat solide entre l'Organisation et les États membres pour faire avancer les efforts visant à prévenir et à combattre l'exploitation et les abus sexuels.

« Ensemble, nous avons renforcé nos efforts », a souligné le Secrétaire général adjoint chargé de l'appui aux missions, Atul Khare, lors d'une réunion au siège de l'ONU la semaine dernière avec plus de 60 États membres contributeurs de troupes.

22 Jul 2017 description

3,8 millions de personnes sont désormais déplacées en République démocratique du Congo

(Kinshasa / New York / Genève, 21 juillet 2017) : Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence, Stephen O'Brien, a terminé une mission de quatre jours en République démocratique du Congo (RDC) en demandant au monde « de ne pas oublier la RDC, où des millions de filles, garçons, femmes et hommes souffrent de la violence, de maladies et de la malnutrition ».

21 Jul 2017 description

3.8 million people are now displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo

(Kinshasa/New York/Geneva, 21 July 2017): The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, today wrapped up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by calling on the world “not to forget the DRC, where millions of girls, boys, women and men are suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.”

21 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

SANA’A, Yemen – The cholera outbreak in Yemen is spreading at an unprecedented rate, with an average of 5,000 people infected every day, and nearly one person dying every hour, according reporting from the United Nations. In less than three months, more than 330,000 suspected cases of cholera have been reported, with nearly 1,800 deaths.

21 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• During the first half of 2017, close to 93,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores mainly through the Central Mediterranean Route - around half of them arrived in just May and June 2017. While barely one in six of sea arrivals this year are children, the number of unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) coming to Italy is on the rise with 11,406 newly registered UASC between January and June 2017.

21 Jul 2017 description

Key points:

  • Food consumption improves for households who rely on their own production

  • Maize grain prices have fallen far below April levels

  • Lower cereal prices see purchasing power increase across the country

  • Negative coping levels are lowest in Blantyre, Mwanza, Neno and Balaka

  • Negative coping levels are stable across households headed by men and women, and among wealth groups

  • New admissions of malnourished patients continue to fall

21 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 21 July 2017—UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is appealing for $308 million to deliver life-saving work in 2017 to support about 38 million people, including more than 5.6 million pregnant women across 56 countries in conflict or natural disasters. The funds will provide life-saving sexual and reproductive health services, as well as programmes to address gender-based violence in countries such as Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Nigeria and Yemen.

21 Jul 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date: 21 July 2017

(1) Yemen

21 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • IOM displacement tracking matrix (DTM) Round XVI (May 2017) estimates a total of 1.74 million people are still internally displaced across the three north eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

  • As of 12 June, UNHCR have registered 19,227 refugee returnees in Banki alone since the beginning of the year increasing the population of Banki to around 43,000 people.

21 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

UNFPA Somalia continues to scale up efforts in ensuring that no woman or new-born dies during birth and protecting women and girls from gender-based violence (GBV) even in the current drought situation ravaging Somalia.