Children

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Más de 6,500 niños recibirán alimentación del PMA en escuelas rurales de Pando

COBIJA –El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) comenzará la entrega de alimentos entre 145 escuelas de seis municipios pandinos para alimentar a 6,527 niños y niñas como parte de un programa de alimentación sostenible que también brindará asistencia técnica a los gobiernos locales y vinculará a los pequeños agricultores a dicho programa para vender su producción.

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Helping more Haitian mothers and babies survive childbirth

f you can get more pregnant women to come in for prenatal visits and to give birth at a clinic, more women and their babies will survive childbirth and the vulnerable days following a baby’s entry into the world.

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New vaccines for India’s children: A promise fulfilled

On July 3, 2014, the Prime Minister of India announced that three new vaccines, including an indigenously developed rotavirus vaccine, would be provided to all children in India. The other two vaccines are the inactivated polio vaccine and the rubella vaccine. With this announcement by the Prime Minister, a ray of hope shines bright for children who have been affected by rotavirus diarrhea, estimated at around 1 million hospitalizations annually in the country.

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Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, on the first-ever World Day against Trafficking in Persons, 30 July 2014

28 July 2014

The trade in and exploitation of human beings through trafficking is one of the gravest violations of human dignity that exist. The purposes of trafficking in persons range from forced and bonded labour to various forms of sexual exploitation, forced marriages, removal of organs and other contemporary practices similar to slavery.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #14 - 25 July 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine are jointly developing a school-based mine awareness education campaign to be launched from 1 September. The urgency for the campaign was underscored by 20 July mine explosion in Lysichansk town, Luhansk oblast, which severely wounded two children, of which one later died in hospital. Unexploded ordinances (UXOs) and unmapped mines continue to endanger children’s lives.

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CWS Expanded Appeal: Unaccompanied Children Crisis

Appeal Code: 76-628-B Revised Appeal Goal: $309,818

FUND SUPPORT URGENTLY NEEDED

Situation:

As noted in our original July 17, 2014, appeal, the situation of unaccompanied children fleeing violence in Central America and seeking safety in the United States has become dire, requiring a robust humanitarian response.

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Afghanistan + 1 other
Displaced Pakistani families find warm welcome in neighbouring Afghanistan

GULAN CAMP, Afghanistan, July 28 (UNHCR) – She walked for three days and three nights. Her daughters-in-law have boils and calluses on their feet from the long trek and are relieved to be treated in the camp clinic. Gul lifts her salwar – loose pleated trousers – to show a scar forming on her heel and says, "at least I am alive. My children and grandchildren are alive and we are safe."

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Female genital mutilation: When a harmful traditional practice becomes a crime

28 Jul 2014 by Ignacio Artaza, UNDP Country Director, Egypt

Recently I visited Fayoum and Aswan, Egypt, and met with women, men and girls who are actively advocating against female genital mutilation (FGM). A father told me that when he understood that FGM had no religious basis, and was an inherited traditional habit, he actively started advocating against it.

A female community activist I spoke to explained that until recently she had to meet families in secret to share her message against FGM, whereas now she is invited to speak openly.

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No Eid for Gaza's Children

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Francine Uenuma 202.640.6810 (O), 202.450.9153 (M)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2014) — Instead of celebration, Gaza's children have woken up to an Eid marked by death and destruction, seemingly with no end in sight.

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Évaluation Multisectorielle RRM Rapport Préliminaire - Bambari (22 juillet 2014)

Commune de Bambari

Population : 456 ménages déplacés à Bambari (41 486 habitants à Bambari en 2012)

Méthodologie utilisée : L’équipe, constituée d’enquêteurs et de responsables techniques,a utilisé la méthodologie standard RRM. La collecte de données qualitatives et quantitatives a été obtenue à travers des observations directes, des enquêtes individuelles, des groupes de discussion et des rencontres avec les personnes clés (maire, chefs de quartiers, responsable du centre de santé, etc.).

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Iraq + 1 other
Lost Generation or Generation Now? Kurdish Region of Iraq – June 2014 1 Lost Generation or Generation Now? Getting Syrian Refugee and Host­ Community Adolescents Back on Track in the Kurdish Region of Iraq

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Mercy Corps

The conflict in Syria and exodus of Syrians to neighboring countries is now in its fourth year. The length of this conflict tragically reminds us of the lives lost, as well as Syrian refugee and host community children and adolescents who lack education opportunities, face serious social tensions and suffer from unfulfilled potential and productivity.

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Turkey + 1 other
Understanding the needs of Syrian and Turkish adolescents in Gaziantep, Turkey to support personal resilience - Report

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Mercy Corps

Now in its fourth year, the conflict in Syria has reache d a boiling point: Mercy Corps ech oes UNICEF’s recent call to action by the international community: in its No Lost Ge neration report, UNICEF highlights the critical education and protection needs of the 4.6 million childre n and adolescents inside Syria and in th e neighboring countries affected by the ongoing crisis. Mercy Corps works with over one million young people in over 20 countries, including Turkey, Iraq,

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Southern Africa Weekly Report Map, 22 - 28 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

Madagascar:

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Syria Crisis Common Context Analysis

Introduction

The Syria crisis was declared a level-three (L3) humanitarian emergency in January 2013. A humanitarian appeal was launched in June 2013, the largest ever launched by the United Nations.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Uganda - Karamoja: WFP & UNICEF Food Security and Nutrition Assessment, June 2014

Reduced access to food as a result of lack of sufficient livelihood and income generating options and high food prices are the main causes of household food insecurity.

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WHO Rapport de situation # 09 | Mise à jour, 14 - 21 juillet 2014

FAITS SAILLANTS

EPIDEMIE DE PESTE dans la Zone de santé de Logo (Ituri, Nordest de la RDC). A la date du 18 juillet 2014, 17 cas avec 7 décès (taux de létalité: 41%) ont été enregistrés. Plus de 389 contacts sont actuellement suivis, grâce à l’appui fourni par l’OMS, MSF-CH et l’ONG Maltezer. L’OMS s’est engagée à fournir les matériels de protection, tout en renforçant la surveillance et les actions de prévention dans la communauté. L’épidémie, confirmée après analyse au laboratoire de Bunia (Chef-lieu de l’Ituri), est présentement sous contrôle (OMS).

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Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

07/28/2014 20:19 GMT

by Mai YAGHI

GAZA CITY, July 28, 2014 (AFP) - Bloodshed in and around Gaza surged Monday with a strike killing eight Palestinian children and a mortar shell leaving dead four in Israel, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of devastating violence.

It was a bloody start to the three-day Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr which began on Monday, with international demands for an end to the fighting falling on increasingly deaf ears.

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