Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Thursday 9/29/2016 - 23:01 GMT
Bunker-busting bombs are putting children in so much danger in Syria's Aleppo that they won't even be able to return to underground schools when classes resume this weekend, a charity said Friday.
The "ferocious assault" on Aleppo could deprive almost 100,000 school-age children of an education, said Save the Children, which supports 13 schools in the northern battleground city, including eight underground.
Families returning to newly accessible areas face immense humanitarian challenges including food shortages, X malnutrition, lack of livelihoods, and limited access to water, sanitation and health services.
To improve coordination for effective delivery of humanitarian response the President of Nigeria has appointed an inter-ministerial task force led by State Minister of Budget and National planning.
Carolyn Perrin, MCC Senior Program Officer in the Monitoring and Evaluation Division
MCC’s investment in school infrastructure in Niger helped improve academic outcomes, especially among girls, according to a new impact evaluation by Mathematica Policy Research.
By Soraya Dali-Balta, IFRC
For more than five years, Jordan has been home to at least 600,000 Syrian refugees spread across difference governorates, with the majority living with host communities in Amman. After five years of conflict, it has become more difficult for local and international organizations to maintain support for refugees and host communities.
Ammar Al Nasser and his family of five – including his children and elderly mother – rely primarily on the the support of the Jordanian National Red Crescent Society.
WASHINGTON-September 27, 2016 – A $224 million Program will provide access to and enhance the quality of the Lebanese public education system. One hundred thousand additional Lebanese children and Syrian refugees between ages 3-18 will be enrolled over the lifetime of the Program.
Faits saillants :
Mise en œuvre de riposte à l’épidémie de Rougeole dans le district de santé (DS) de Kolofata ;
Premier tour de la riposte à l’épidémie de Polio au Nigéria avec des implications pour le Cameroun;
Epidémiologie de la rougeole de 2008 à 2016 : 40 épidémies en moyenne par an depuis 2008 ;
Nouveau foyer de grippe aviaire au Cameroun dans la ville de Bafoussam
ÉPIDÉMIES ENREGISTRÉES DANS LE PAYS
EPIDEMIES DE ROUGEOLE
ABUJA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 29 September 2016 – UNICEF has revised its humanitarian appeal for Nigeria from US$ 55 million to US$ 115 million to assist an additional 750,000 people who can now be reached across conflict-affected areas in the northeast of the country.
As new areas open up to humanitarian assistance, the true scale of the Boko Haram related crisis and its impact on children is being revealed.
Total affected population: 14.8 million
Total affected children (under 18): 7.3 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 4.5 million
Total children to be reached in 2016: 2.1 million
2016 programme targets
Polio this week as of 27 September 2016
Washington, D.C., 29 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Noting that malaria “remains a serious threat” in the Americas that has resurged where efforts against the disease have weakened, health ministers from across the Region today adopted a new plan for malaria elimination over the next four years, urging countries to intensify the fight against the disease.
Washington, D.C., 29 September 2016 (PAHO/WHO) — Health authorities from the Americas endorsed a new strategy to control arboviruses, a group of mosquito-transmitted viruses that includes Zika virus as well as dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever, at the 55thDirecting Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).
Partners continued to provide critical health care services to vulnerable refugees
In Turkey, 3RP Partners provided medical devices to fully equip the hospital in Suruc refugee camp, which currently hosts some 28,000 Syrian refugees. Partners also provided transportation to 865 refugees in Adiyaman camp to enable them to access health services in Adiyaman’s city centre and Gaziantep. Furthermore, 35 patients with chronic illness were transported from the camps to the hospitals in Adana, Gaziantep and Malatya.
Commission européenne - Fiche d'information
Bruxelles, le 29 septembre 2016
Le Commissaire européen à la coopération et au développement, Neven Mimica, effectue une visite d’un jour au Mali. A cette occasion, il signera le lancement de plusieurs projets de coopération et s’entretiendra avec les plus hautes autorités maliennes.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 29 September 2016
On behalf of the European Commission, Commissioner for International cooperation and Development Neven Mimica has announced new support for the people of Mali. At the core of the Commissioner's official visit to Mali today is the EU's assistance for the stabilisation and development of the country.
These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2016, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.69 million refugees by end-2016.
The Directorate of General Security (GSO) in Lebanon replaced the pledge not to work by the pledge to abide by Lebanese laws as part of the residency renewal requirements. The USD 200 fee is, nevertheless, still necessary. UNHCR is also advocating for all GSO offices to accept the UNHCR registration certificates instead of proof of a Lebanese sponsor for the residency renewal, because of reports connecting the sponsorship to exploitation of refugees.
Bulawayo, 29 September 2016 -The Office of the President and Cabinet and the United Nations System in Zimbabwe jointly convened today some 150 partners representing Government at central, provincial and district levels, traditional leaders, development partners and NGOs in Bulawayo.