During the reporting period, a total of three boats carrying 96 individuals arrived in Somalia from Yemen to Berbera, Somaliland (54 persons) and Bossaso, Puntland (42 persons). Out of them, 88 individuals were registered by UNHCR in collaboration with local authorities and partners in Berbera and Bossaso Reception Centers.
During the reporting period, a total of two boats carrying 88 individuals arrived in Somalia from Yemen to Berbera, Somaliland (21 persons) and Bossaso, Puntland (67 persons). Out of them, 52 individuals were registered by UNHCR in collaboration with local authorities and partners in Berbera and Bossaso Reception Centers.
Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities. In Syria, where there are still 2 million children out of school or at risk of dropping out, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. BtL in Syria aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign.
UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria: No end in sight for Syrian civilians
Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 3 September 2015 -- With no end in sight, the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic continues to intensify, subjecting civilians of all backgrounds to crimes against humanity and war crimes, a group of UN experts warned today. These transgressions, which include gross human rights violations, are massive in extent and scope.
MONROVIA, Liberia, 3 September 2015 – UNICEF today welcomed the announcement that Liberia has once again achieved zero Ebola transmission, and expressed hope that the country will now be able to focus on recovering from the outbreak, which has taken a severe toll on the lives of thousands of children and their communities.
NEW YORK, 3 September 2015 – “Heart-breaking images of children’s bodies washing up on the shores of Europe … lying suffocated in the backs of trucks crossing borders … being passed over barbed wire fences by desperate parents.
“As the migrant and refugee crisis in Europe deepens, these will not be the last shocking images to ricochet around the world on social media, on our televisions screens and on the front pages of our newspapers.
“But it is not enough for the world to be shocked by these images. Shock must be matched by action.
By Reshmi Majumdar
Latest evidence from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) recognizes that stunting is not only linked to nutrition, but also to other essential services such as water and sanitation, education, gender equality and social services.
In order, to reduce stunting which currently affects one in three children, the Government of Zimbabwe realized the need of multi-sectoral approach delivered through a community based model to effectively deal with this challenge.
Two children in western Ukraine have been paralyzed by polio, in the first cases of the disease seen in Europe in five years, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday.
Although the infections are a setback in the global drive against polio, the W.H.O.’s director of polio eradication, Dr. Hamid Jafari, said that the outbreak appeared to be small and that similar ones had been quickly snuffed out.
ISLAMABAD— Hundreds of schoolgirls were taken to a hospital after breathing in poisonous gas in Herat Thursday. This is a third incident of gas poisoning this week. Officials suspect foul play.
For the third time this week, hundreds of parents in Afghanistan’s Herat province sat in a hospital waiting for their daughters to get better.
Officials say the three incidents were suspiciously similar. They now think the gas leaks at the three girls' schools may have been deliberate.
On 26 August, President Salva Kiir signed the compromise peace deal in presence of regional leaders in Juba. President Kiir called upon the international community to help South Sudan implement the agreement.
The cholera outbreak continued in Central Equatoria State (South Sudan).
Since the outbreak, 1,681 cholera cases including 46 deaths (CFR 2.74 per cent) have been reported.
Erika became the fifth named storm of this year’s Atlantic Hurricane Season on August 24, 2015. Erika began impacting the CDEMA Participating States from Wednesday, August 26 and degenerated to a trough of low pressure on Saturday, August 29, 2015.
Dr Lisa Searle from Tasmania has recently returned from Haiti where she was setting up a new sexual violence clinic in Port-Au-Prince.
“Marie* was 15 years old and was on her way home from the market when she was raped by a couple of men; people who were unknown to her. When she told her parents her father said: ‘you’ve disgraced the family, you’ve disgraced yourself, you’re never getting married and you can never come home again’. Her father beat her and kicked her out of home.
Weapons used in five countries—a rate unseen since global ban entered into force
The Cluster Munition Monitor 2015, released in Geneva on September 3, finds that cluster munitions have been used in five countries since July 1, 2014. This is most use recorded since the Oslo Treaty banning the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of cluster munitions worldwide came into force in 2010.
Late last month, Invisible Children received encouraging news from Kiliwa, DRC that eight individuals were released from LRA captivity.
The incident: On August 21st, a group of fishermen were met by three armed LRA fighters just east of Kiliwa, DRC. The fishermen were led to the bush to meet with five women and three boys who were being held by the LRA and were asked to bring the captives to the local chief so they could be cared for.