I can still hear my children’s worried voices from the backseat. ‘Mom, do you think they will be nice? What if I won’t make any friends?’
It was the fall of 2001, my daughter was four, my son was six. We had just moved to Syria and were driving to their first day of school and pre-school outside of Damascus, full of the same nervous anticipation that millions of other children and parents feel every year on the first day of class.
By Rosie Scammell
ROME, 27 July 2015 (IRIN) - A leafy street in Rome is transformed into a hive of activity every lunchtime as Eritrean migrants queue up to collect a plate of food outside the Baobab cultural centre run by the local diaspora community.
The youthfulness of the faces is striking. Many fled Eritrea to avoid being conscripted into indefinite military service, but none will admit to being under 18 for fear the authorities will place them in a centre for unaccompanied migrant children, dashing their hopes of reaching northern Europe.
According to WHO, as of 26 July 2015, a total of 1,375 cholera cases including 42 deaths have been reported in Juba County and in Bor, Jonglei State for an overall case fatality rate (CFR) of 3.0 per cent. This includes:
Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Tuesday 7/28/2015 - 20:05 GMT
Nigeria's army said Tuesday it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country's northeast.
Army officials said the operation to free the captives took place in the town of Dikwa in Borno State, which had fallen to Boko Haram twice since April, and was recaptured by Nigerian troops last week.
Malabo, 20 July 2015. In an effort to provide a sub-regional scope to address cross border issues, the Mano River Union (MRU) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the margins of the International Conference on Africa’s Fight against Ebola.
The MoU provides the framework for the identification and implementation of activities to be undertaken in or by the four member states, namely Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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With no humanitarian solutions to the crisis in Syria, the immense suffering of its people would only worsen until a political settlement ended the conflict, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.
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The Security Council today decided to authorize the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 30 May 2016, agreeing with the Secretary-General that conditions would not be appropriate for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country until the end of that year, at the earliest.
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan, July 28 (UNHCR) – Three years after the opening of Za'atari refugee camp, months of late night studying by the light of a lantern have paid off for one Syrian student after she achieved the highest grade in her faculty at the local Jordanian university she attends.
Of the 44,000 school age children between ages of 6 to 14 years, 68% (29,182 boys and girls) are enrolled in basic education. (74% in camp and 62% out of camps)
An estimated 81,021 are refugee children between the ages of 3 – 17 years. Of these 58,821 are school age boys and girls between ages of 6 to 17 years.
21,426 consultations are provided to the Syrian Refugees in primary health care services
• Access to comprehensive primary health care services including maternal and child health remained stable during the first semester of 2015, the under 5 mortality rates remains low at 0.12/ month. Health centres are functioning in all 10 camps; in total more than 178,000 patients visited health centres in camps and consultation rates reached an average of 3.7 consultations/ refugee/ year (expected range: 1-4).
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High temperatures and the rapid melting of snow and glacier ice between 1 – 22 July 2015 triggered mudflows and floods in the mountainous regions of Tajikistan. According to preliminary assessments, the abrupt increase of air temperature in many mountainous areas of Tajikistan intensified the glaciers` melting and caused floods as well as water level increase in nearby rivers.
· In Syria, access to humanitarian assistance for children in hard-to-reach areas continues to remain a significant challenge. The UN estimates that up to 2 million children are still not being reached due to deteriorating security, shifting frontlines, capacity limitations and administrative hurdles.
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Reiterating its strong condemnation of terrorist attacks, human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, the Security Council today stressed the need to bring to justice those responsible.
L’évaluation RRM s’est basée sur la méthodologie standard d’évaluation RRM en RCA. Elle s’est donc organisée autour de la collecte de données quantitatives et qualitatives, à travers des groupes de discussions, des entretiens avec des informateurs clés et une enquête auprès d’un échantillon de 91 ménages présents dans le village.
Distinguished members of the Security Council,
With much regret, my inaugural statement to the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria continues where my predecessor left off, chronicling yet another month of grim statistics to convey the horrors of a brutal conflict and the immense suffering of beleaguered civilians, particularly women, children, the elderly and those living with disabilities.
L’évaluation a porté sur le groupement de Bémal et le village de Bepikassé, situé respectivement à environ 52 km et 62km de la ville de Paoua sur l’axe Paoua-Bembéré. Le groupement de Bémal compte sept (07) quartiers et le village de Bepikassé, en compte deux (02).
Mener une évaluation multisectorielle RRM de type MSA dans la localité de Bémal et Bepikassé afin d’évaluer la situation humanitaire.
23 July 2015: Almost 3 months ago, on 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed parts of Nepal, killing over 8,800 people. It was followed by a second earthquake on 12 May.
In the aftermath, Plan International has provided aid to nearly 196,000 individuals, including almost 82,000 children in some of the hardest-hit areas.
The needs of the 3 million children affected by the devastating earthquakes must be prioritised, says Plan International.
Goma, 24 July 2015: The commemoration of the African Child Day on 16 June gave rise to a month-long activism for child protection, initiated by MONUSCO with contributions from UNICEF and partner NGOs. The session was closed with sensitization and cultural activities organized by the Child Protection Section and the United Nations Mine Actions Service (UNMAS).
One of the tragic consequences of the armed conflict in the west of the Central African Republic is that families have become separated and dispersed as they fled. When they weren't trapped in their villages or neighbourhoods, thousands of people sought refuge from the violence in neighbouring countries or camps for people displaced within the country. Many of them – adults and children alike – have no news of their loved ones.