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24 May 2016 description

OVERVIEW

This Financial Resource Requirements (FRRs) report is the budget document accompanying the Polio Eradication & Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018 (PEESP) of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).

24 May 2016 description

Highlights

· Food stocks are stretched and WFP requires USD 117 million for the next six months to meet the needs of new arrivals and existing refugees, particularly in Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

· Deteriorating food and nutrition security, driven by high food prices and the declining economic situation is affecting South Sudanese across the country.

24 May 2016 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children is urging the Greek authorities to ensure today’s evacuation of Idomeni informal camp in northern Greece remains peaceful, and that children are provided with the protection they need during the process.

The aid agency also expressed its concern over a lack of basic and specialised services, particularly for children travelling alone, in the facilities to which refugees and migrants are being relocated.

24 May 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Tuesday 5/24/2016 - 09:19 GMT

The death toll from a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in the heartland of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime has risen to 154, a monitor said on Tuesday.

More than 300 people were also wounded in the Monday attacks in the Mediterranean coastal cities of Jableh and Tartus, some of them critically, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Most of the dead were civilians, among them eight children.

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May 24, 2016 - Istanbul, Turkey - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, an additional $331.5 million in humanitarian assistance funding that will help meet immediate life-saving needs and address unprecedented humanitarian challenges.

24 May 2016 description

Le Gouvernement Princier a répondu à l’appel d’urgence lancé par le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) pour apporter une assistance alimentaire et nutritionnelle aux 50 000 réfugiés maliens du camp de Mberra, situé au Sud-Est de la Mauritanie.

Accueillis depuis 2012 dans le camp de Mberra, ces réfugiés ont fui le conflit dans le Nord Mali et dépendent de l'aide humanitaire pour répondre à leurs besoins essentiels, notamment alimentaires.

24 May 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Provide Justice for Army Abuses in Western Regions

(Nairobi, May 24, 2016) – South Sudanese government soldiers have carried out a wide range of often-deadly attacks on civilians in and around the western town of Wau, Human Rights Watch said today. Soldiers have killed, tortured, raped, and detained civilians and looted and burned down homes.

24 May 2016 description

Disclaimers:

-This Q&A is for outreach/front line workers as a reference to address questions from refugees.

-This Q&A is not to be distributed to refugees although it is accesible in www.refugees-lebanon.org where refugees can view it.

-This Q&A is also to be used for all available humanitarian hotlines in Lebanon.

1. What is the Accelerated Learning Programme?

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Idomeni, Greece | AFP | Tuesday 5/24/2016 - 06:40 GMT

by Vassilis Kyriakoulis

Hundreds of Greek police on Tuesday began clearing the squalid Idomeni camp, a migrant flashpoint on the Macedonia border where thousands of people have been camped out for more than three months.

The overcrowded camp packed with desperate refugees and migrants has become a potent symbol of the human suffering and chaos as Europe struggles to cope with its worst migrant crisis since World War II.