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Polio drive postponed for want of security


KARACHI: The health authorities postponed the ninth round of one-day special polio campaign on Sunday in ‘sensitive’ neighbourhoods of the city for a week as they could not get the security cover for host of reasons, officials said on Sunday.

The special campaign on Sundays was launched two months ago especially to target areas where children had missed out polio boosters because of security situation.

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Iraq Polio Campaign April 2014: Post-campaign monitoring


Following the April 2014 national polio campaign in Iraq, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society, supported by WHO Iraq country office, conducted a post-campaign monitoring survey to determine routine and campaign polio immunisation coverage. 120 surveyors worked over two days to survey a total of 3,811 children under five and 2,373 households, in 19 provinces and 57 districts.

The results of the survey are presented in this report, as well as conclusions and recommendations to inform future rounds of polio immunisation in Iraq and the region.

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AMDA Reconstruction Activity for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

After AMDA's emergency relief activities for the affected people from Typhoon Yolanda, AMDA shifted our activities towards reconstruction.

On March 30th, 2014, Leyte Medical Society in partnership with AMDA held a medical mission at Manlurip elementary school in San Jose, Tacloban City. During the medical mission, Leyte Medical Society provided medical care to local people and conducted feeding program for children in the area.

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Netherlands + 2 others
Bright Eritrean refugee in Sudan selected to study in the Netherlands

KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 17 (UNHCR) – When Mohammed Humed fled from Eritrea to the famous Sudanese tourist destination of Kassala, he was not going on holidays. He was looking for a better life, one providing safety and peace.

"We left because we could see there was no freedom or sustainable future," said Mohammed, who is now 17-years-old and has succeeded in the three years since arriving in eastern Sudan better than he ever could have expected.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
UAE-funded food programme in Afghanistan adds iodine to salt to reduce deaths

Kabul: A large-scale Food Fortification Programme in Afghanistan, funded by the UAE's Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) and implemented by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), is providing iodine to 29 salt factories in Afghanistan in an effort to reduce deaths and disabilities associated with nutritional deficiencies, particularly among women and children.

29 factories across Afghanistan produce around 130,000 tonnes of salt per year which need to be purified and mixed with iodine.

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Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF supports emergency response for children in Sudan with 89 tons of life-saving supplies

Sudan Tribune

Khartoum, 18 April 2014 --- Today in Khartoum airport, UNICEF received 89 tons of life-saving supplies to support the humanitarian response to children affected by emergencies in various hot spots throughout Sudan. These supplies were airlifted as Sudan faced unexpected high numbers of displaced children in the first quarter of 2014 in what is clearly another major crisis for Sudan’s children. In some cases, children account for 70 per cent or more of the newly displaced in Darfur and of the South Sudanese seeking refuge in several states throughout the country.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Camp Update - 08 April – 15 April 2014

Current Situation:
In the past week, 1,097 asylums seekers were received at the Nadapal border to Kakuma camp. As of 14th April, a total of 34,301 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived through the border point. The total estimated camp population is 165,000

Movement of new arrivals from South Sudan continues to be hindered by rains that have resulted in lower numbers arriving at the Nadapal border. The daily arrival trends are illustrated:

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Radio Show Produced by Darfuri Children Officially Launches

On 15 April 2014 in El Fasher, North Darfur, UNAMID, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Affairs, officially launched Voices of Children, the first Darfuri radio programme made by children, for children. The programme, produced by six children from El Fasher and the Zam Zam and Abu Shouk camps for displaced people, is broadcast in a format designed to provide entertainment and information, and encourage the involvement of children in the peace process.

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Australia provides $20 million for children affected by Syrian crisis

Today I am announcing that Australia will provide $20 million for children in Lebanon and Jordan who have fled across borders as refugees due to the Syrian crisis.

The funding will be provided to the United Nations’ ‘No Lost Generation’ initiative to help build better futures for these children by improving their education and addressing the violence and displacement they have faced.

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UNFPA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Boost Family Planning in Developing Countries

UNITED NATIONS, New York — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding to help increase access to family planning information, contraceptives and services in developing countries, particularly for young people.

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Solomon Islands Humanitarian Situation Report #5, 15-21 April 2014

Salient Points

  • Two weeks after torrential rain and river overflow in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Malaita and Isabel Provinces caused massive flooding, damages and displacement on 3 and 5 April 2014, flood waters are receding leaving behind acres of mud and debris

  • Destruction or serious damage has been widespread to families, residential and business communities, farmers and related livelihoods, and infrastructure, including water sources, and schools

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SRSG Zerrougui Condemns Grave Violations Comitted Against Children in South Sudan

Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, strongly condemns the attack of Thursday on the Internally Displaced Persons sheltering at the UN Protection of Civilians site in Bor, in South Sudan’s Jonglei State.

“Children continue to be victims of the recent conflict in South Sudan and this must stop,” said the Special Representative.

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Ibba resident learn legal aid, rights and land issues

16 April 2014 - Aiming to assist residents with legal concerns, the Western Equatoria State Law Society and UNMISS completed a two-day workshop today in Ibba County on legal aid, human rights and land issues.

The first of its time in Ibba, the activity drew 60 participants, including chiefs, youth, police and women.

“I am so grateful to the law society in WES (Western Equatoria State) and UNMISS to organize such a vital workshop in Ibba,” said Commissioner Brigade Nagomoro, who opened the event.

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One of three Darfur child bomb victims dies, two cling to life

Radio Dabanga

ANKA (20 Apr.) - The nine-year-old Khaled Isa Mohamed has died of severe head wounds he received last Sunday when a bomb he and two friends found at a roadside in North Darfur detonated.

As previously reported by Radio Dabanga, Khaled, along with the sisters Amina Abdulah Salem (12), and Hawa Abdulah Salem (10) found the bomb and began to play with it, when it exploded. The bomb is a suspected remnant of repeated aerial bombardments of the area.

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Côte d'Ivoire + 1 other
Les autorités frontalières s’engagent à resserrer les liens de fraternité et à lutter contre les violences faites aux enfants

Les autorités administratives, politiques, les leaders communautaires et des chefs religieux ivoiriens et maliens se sont engagés à resserrer les liens de fraternité et d’amitié entre les deux peuples vivant dans les régions frontalières et à lutter contre l’impunité en matière de violences faites aux enfants. C’était à l’issue d’un atelier thématique initié par l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI), le jeudi 17 avril 2014, à Pogo, ville frontalière du Mali, à 760 km au nord d’Abidjan.

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Les populations de Pinhou sensibilisées sur les violences basées sur le genre et la maltraitance infantile

« Les enfants sont à protéger, compte tenu de leur état de vulnérabilité. Nous devons les encadrer et les scolariser pour leur devenir futur. Eloignons-les des travaux champêtres qui pourraient être un frein à leur développement » : c’est en ces termes que s’est exprimé le représentant du bureau de l’Information publique de l’Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d’Ivoire (ONUCI), Pierre Aby, au cours de la rencontre de sensibilisation de la Mission onusienne avec les populations de de Pinhou, localité située près de Duékoué, à 514 km au nord-ouest d’Abidjan.

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Equateur : 700 cas de malnutrition enregistrés en un mois à Ikela

Radio Okapi

Sept cents cas de malnutrition sont enregistrés depuis le début du mois d’avril dans la zone de santé d’Ikela, une cité située à plus de 1000 kilomètres de Mbandaka (Equateur). Selon le médecin chef de zone qui a livré ce chiffre jeudi 17 avril, la sous-alimentation est à la base des cas élevés de cette maladie qui touche les enfants de moins de cinq ans.

Deux aires de santé sont plus touchées par cette malnutrition. Il s’agit de Yaloya et Yaloketo, a indiqué le médecin chef de zone de Santé d’Ikela.

Radio Okapi:

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Nigeria gunmen raze teachers residence at girls school

04/20/2014 13:02 GMT

KANO, April 20, 2014 (AFP) - Gunmen in northern Nigeria set fire to staff residential building at a girls' secondary school on Sunday but the 195 students sleeping in their nearby dormitories were unharmed, police and a teacher said.

The attack in Bauchi state came less than a week after Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped 129 teenage schoolgirls from the Chibok area of Borno state in the northeast. Forty-four of those girls have since escaped.

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Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 - 16 April 2014)

A Palestinian woman from 'Ayda refugee camp, north of Bethlehem, died of tear gas inhalation at home.

Israeli forces continued to open fire in the border area of the Gaza Strip.
8 civilians, including 2 children and 5 stone collectors, were wounded. 7 paramedics suffered tear gas inhalation.

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Jordan + 1 other
Kuwait offers USD 2mln grant for building new school in Jordan's Tafilah

TAFILAH, Jordan, April 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Jordan Hamad Al-Duaij laid here Saturday the foundation stone for a Kuwaiti-funded charitable school project at a total cost of USD 2 million in the southern governorate of Tafilah.

In statements to KUNA on the sidelines of the foundation stone laying ceremony, Ambassador Al-Duaij said that the grant for the school is offered upon instructions from His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Kuwait News Agency:

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