Civilian casualties remain at record high levels in first half of 2015
KABUL, 5 August 2015 – The Afghan conflict continued to exact a heavy toll on Afghan civilians in the first six months of 2015, with civilian casualties projected to equal or exceed the record high numbers documented in 2014, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today.
Youth living on the streets of South Africa are often faced with severe poverty, lack of education, abandonment, abuse and exploitation. Many have also been affected by HIV/AIDS as the country has been the hardest hit by the epidemic. To address these issues, the Salesian-run Life Choices organization has been providing health education, leadership classes, life skills training and HIV/AIDS services that have impacted more than 138,000 youth since its inception in 2005. Originally started with the support of the U.S.
By Justin Forsyth, Chief Executive, Save the Children
How do you know your parents love you?
For most of us the answer to that is pretty simple. A parent’s love is measured in the lengths they’ll go to keep their children safe and give the best possible chance in life.
That’s what motivates the mums and dads who encourage their children to flee violence and suffering knowing they face horrific journeys across deserts, seas, borders and barbed wire fences – to reach safety. Not greed, not opportunism, but love.
MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur, Aug. 5 -- Close to 900 new classrooms worth over P500 million will be built all over the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) starting this year.
Dr. John Magno, the region’s Department of Education (DepEd) secretary, said P191 million was also earmarked for water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities in ARMM’s schools.
“Bangsamoro children deserve quality teachers and school facilities,” he said.
KABUL 4 August 2015 - The Ministry of Public Health, WHO, UNICEF and partners celebrated World Breastfeeding Week at an event held in Kabul today to raise public awareness on the importance of breastfeeding for the health of children and mothers. World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year during the first week of August in more than 170 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.
Water is essential to human development and prosperity, but many people still live without reliable access to it. As the number of people in the world increases, water scarcity is forecast to worsen. The Safeguarding the World’s Water report documents USAID’s water sector activities that address key global challenges during fiscal year 2014. The report also shares progress made during the first year of implementing its Water and Development Strategy.
August 04, 2015: 70,057 Burundian refugees registered in camps and urban areas, while 127 in Kigali and 842 in Huye remain pending with appointments for registration.
As of August 04th , 2015, the number of registered Burundian refugees had reached 70,057 in Rwanda.
among them 48,032 are hosted in different transit centers and Mahama camp as follow:
· Gashora Reception Centre , in Bugesera District in Eastern Province: 15,108
· Nyamiyaga a reception Centre, in Nyanza in the Southern Province :1,193
According to the WHO, there has been a significant decrease of Ebola cases from 21 confirmed cases in the last reporting period to four new confirmed cases during this week. The new confirmed cases were in Coyah (one) and Conakry (three). The total number of confirmed cases rose to 3,326.
The number of confirmed deaths rose from 2,063 to 2,069 this past week (six deaths including two children), with a total count of 2,520 confirmed and probable deaths.
The WASH cluster, under the lead of UNICEF, provided safe drinking water and hygiene promotion messaging to 175,905 people and 41,400 people benefited from proper management of excreta and solid waste systems including 10,000 children in schools and rural households. Specifically,
UNICEF supported 5,369 person benefited from access to safe water.
As of 3 August 2015, a total of 1,445 cholera cases including 42 deaths (CFR 2.9%) have been reported in Juba and Bor Counties in Central Equatoria and Jonglei States respectively. In Juba County, 1,323 cases including 41 deaths (CFR 3.1%) have been reported from seven Payams (Table 1). In Bor, 122 cases including one death (CFR 0.82%) have been reported from Malou in Makuach Payam and other areas within the County.
(August 4, 2015) — Children from states worst-affected by conflict in South Sudan have spoken out and demanded that their right to learn be respected as a top priority – even in war – according to new research from Save the Children.
4 August 2015 – Voicing concern over the financial situation confronting the United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all donors to urgently ensure adequate and sustainable financing for vital services as soon as possible.
The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is facing what it has described as its “most severe financial crisis ever.” Presently, it requires $100 million to begin the 2015-2016 academic year in some 700 schools for half a million students across the Middle East.
Up to 80,000 children in flood-hit Myanmar are in need of essential hygiene and household items that have been destroyed by floodwaters, says aid agency Save the Children.
Jose Ravano, Acting Country Director for Save the Children in Myanmar says that children are always amongst the most vulnerable following a devastating natural disaster.
“This disaster has left tens of thousands of children vulnerable and we are particularly concerned for their welfare and safety as whole regions have been left under water.”
The security situation in the northeast of Nigeria continues to deteriorate despite measures taken so far by the new administration. Insurgents have been attacking and killing with impunity, almost on a daily basis.
Over 10 civilians were killed by insurgents on 14-15 July in an attack on Gamgara, Niger near Bosso, on the Nigerian border. Following weeks of relative calm, attacks in the Diffa region have increased.
Réfugiés estimés par le Gouvernement Tchadien dans la Région du Lac
Réfugiés nigérians enregistrés à Dar Es Salam
Réfugiés nigériens enregistrés à Dar Es Salam
Personnes à besoins spécifiques assistés
Transfert des réfugiés qui sont sur les îles et dans des zones non accessibles vers le site de Dar Es Salam
On 29 July 2015, UNAMID’s Protection of Civilian and Humanitarian Liaison Section handed over two Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) consisted of two new classrooms, an office and latrines to the Shagra Secondary School for Girls, and the installation of a water supply connection to the areas of Shagra Hilat Abu Baker and Shagra Hilat Musa, located approximately 15 kilometres west of El Fasher, North Darfur.
The two projects were conducted in collaboration with the implementing partner Shagra Women Development Charity Society.