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18 million EU grant for primary education in Sudan

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Radio Dabanga

KHARTOUM (27 Aug .) -

The EU Delegation to Sudan and Unicef launched two newly EU-funded programmes to strengthen access to quality primary education in the states of El Gedaref, Red Sea, Kassala, Blue Nile, South Kordofan, and the Darfur States, in Khartoum on Tuesday.

The objectives of the two projects are to increase children’s access to primary education, to improve its quality, and to help Sudan make direct progress towards the Millennium Development Goal targets for education, the EU Delegation stated in a press release on Tuesday.

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Monthly Report: Referral of Patients from the Gaza Strip, July 2014

Summary: July 2014

The sharp escalation of violence in Gaza after July 7 resulted in 1418 killed and 8265 injured (as of July 31), widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure, including health facilities, and remains ongoing. The number of patients referred for routine specialized medical care was low due to the severe security restrictions on patient access within Gaza and to outside facilities, as well as the Ministry of Health priorities of addressing the emergency health situation and treating casualties.

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Security Council, in Presidential Statement, Recommits to Addressing Sahel‘s Complex Challenges while Commending Regional Initiatives

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UN News Service

SC/11535

Security Council
7249th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council today, reiterating its concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel region, reaffirmed its continued commitment to address the complex security and political challenges in the region.

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Uttar Pradesh Floods Joint Rapid Needs Assessment Report

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Sphere India
  1. Executive Summary

The eastern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh is facing severe floods. Due to regular rainfall and the occasional discharge of water from the Nepal side of the border, all major rivers in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh have been flooded. The main rivers affecting the population are the Sharada, Ghaghara, Sarayu, Rapti. Most rivers are displaying erratic trends (irregular rise and fall), eroding the banks (esp. Ghagra River) with devastating effects for local villages and causing widespread damage to property.

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Q&A – Gaza ceasefire

What is the situation on the ground in Gaza?

50 days of conflict has put the entire civilian population of Gaza on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe. Over the last seven weeks, an average of 12 children were killed and 77 were injured every day - 25 of whom were left with permanent disabilities. On a daily basis, an average of six schools were shelled, 435 families lost their homes, and 37 children were orphaned. All of Gaza's children, who make up half of the 1.8 million population, need some form of psychosocial support, according to the UN.

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The Effects of Drought in La Guajira

The prolonged drought in the Department of La Guajira in recent years has exacerbated the levels of undernutrition within the population, including children under 5 years of age. La Guajira is currently on alert due to the prevalent effects of food scarcity, lack of water and livelihoods insecurity. The World Food Programme (WFP) offers its support to the Government of Colombia.

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UNICEF distributes half a million mosquito nets amid heavy rains and violence in CAR

BANGUI, Central African Republic, 27 August 2014 – Amid heavy rains and violence UNICEF and partners have distributed more than half a million mosquito bed nets reaching every home in Bangui to protect families from malaria - the leading killer of children under 5 in Central African Republic.

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International Medical Corps Delivering Critical Mental Health Care for Families Affected by Violence in Gaza

August 27, 2014 - Los Angeles, Calif. – In response to the humanitarian emergency in Gaza, International Medical Corps has deployed medical staff to respond to casualties of the conflict. Having operated in Gaza since 2008, the organization is assessing immediate humanitarian needs and providing mental health and psychosocial support to families affected by the violence.

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Ghana pledges its support to ending the AIDS epidemic

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UNAIDS

The President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, pledged the support of the government to ending the AIDS epidemic not only in Ghana but in Africa as a whole during a meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé on 22 August.

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Shortage of schools critical

Report
The Zimbabwean

by Pamenus Tuso

The newly elected Mangwe junior MP, Sarudzai Tigere, says the shortage of primary schools in her constituency is critical and has led to children either dropping out of school or being forced to walk long distances every day.

Tigere, a lower sixth student at Empandeni girls high school, was elected the junior MP for the constituency in June. She said she was very worried about the many children who were dropping out of school due to poverty and subjected to child labour in the form of daily rural household chores such as water and firewood fetching.

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Security Council, unanimously adopting Resolution 2173 (2014), renews mandate of African Union-United Nations hybrid operation in Darfur (SC/11536)

Security Council

7250th Meeting (AM)

Text Calls for Realigning Mission’s Activities, Improved Protection of Civilians, Humanitarian Aid Workers

The Security Council this morning extended the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) for 10 months, until 30 June 2015, while it requested further realignment of the mission’s activities in accordance with recent strategic reviews.

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Displaced students to get free education in Lakki schools

LAKKI MARWAT: The district education department is prepared to accommodate the displaced students of North Waziristan Agency in the public sector schools, according to an official.

He said that thousands of displaced tribal people including men, women and children migrated to the district when army launched operation Zerb-i-Azb against terrorists in North Waziristan.

DAWN Group of Newspapers:

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HIV Groups in Kenyan Slum Organize Self-Help

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Voice of America

Lenny Ruvaga

NAIROBI—Kenyans living with HIV or AIDS in Kibera, Nairobi's largest slum, are finding support groups essential to coping with the health, economic and social challenges they face.

Peter Oduor is a teacher at Kibera’s Tumaini primary school. Five years ago, he tested positive for HIV. He believes most of the slum's residents are susceptible to the virus because of poverty.

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IOM Libya Updated Situation Report Vol. 4/2014 (as of August 24th, 2014)

Context Analysis

International Organization for Migration:

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Lebanon plans law to stem growing child marriage trend

08/28/2014 03:21 GMT

BAALBEK, August 28, 2014 (AFP) - At 13, Samiha left school and the home she shared with 10 people near Baalbek in eastern Lebanon to live in a tent with her new husband, a 41-year-old tradesman.

"I didn't feel anything, I didn't have a choice," she said of the marriage, arranged by her father.

"The first night, when I followed him into the bedroom, I was terrified. I couldn't move."

That night, without knowing anything about sex, she fell pregnant.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

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UNICEF and The OECS deepen cooperation to advance Child and Social Development in the region

OECS Commission, Castries Saint Lucia, August 27th 2014 - The OECS and UNICEF deepened their collaborative efforts on Tuesday August 26th 2014 through the signing of a new Programme Cooperation Agreement to the tune of US$1.165M.

This agreement is expected to further facilitate protection programmes in the region regarding the rights of children. Education and Lifelong Learning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Social Statistics, Early Childhood Education as well as Child and Social Protection are the intervention areas in the new Programme Cooperation Agreement (PCA).

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 27 August 2014, 08:00 hrs)

Highlights

  • An open-ended ceasefire brokered by the Egyptian government and agreed by the armed groups in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority and Israel entered into force yesterday at 19:00.

  • The Palestinian fatality toll has reached 2,104 of whom 1,462 have been identified as civilians, including 495 children, according to preliminary assessments.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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Sudan militia recruit more than 3,000 minors in South Kordofan

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Radio Dabanga

NUBA MOUNTAINS (27 Aug.) - The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) reported that government forces have recruited more than 3,000 young men in the Nuba Mountains, South Kordofan. They have been transferred to military camps, to be trained and integrated into the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF).