Currently, large numbers of refugees and migrants are crossing Serbia by bus from the Preševo area in the south, to the north-western town of Sid, from where they take the Tovarnik or Bapska border crossings into Croatia. In recent days up to 2,000 refugees and migrants have been travelling through Sid on a daily basis.
The WHO Office in Serbia is working with national and local authorities, and supporting nongovernmental organizations, providing guidance on basic health services, and distributing medical supplies.
A monthly summary of activities by REACT members in Tajikistan
NEW TECHNOLOGY INCREASES MONITORING & EVALUATION EFFICIENCY IN THE FIELD
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 9 Oct 2015 13:57 GMT
Author: Sebastien Malo
LONDON, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world has abandoned the Yazidi people of northern Iraq, leaving women and girls from the minority group to be brutalised at the hands of Islamic State, two Yazidi sisters told a conference in London.
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733,312 Total number of refugees
36,939 Number of Unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children
52.7% Percentage of women and girls
59.6% Percentage of Children
The United States contributed an additional US$ 21.1 million to support UNRWA efforts to respond to the humanitarian needs of Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) in the region. The United States is the largest bilateral UNRWA donor, with this latest contribution bringing the total US contribution towards the 2015 UNRWA Syria Emergency Appeal to nearly US$ 97.5 million.
The Commissioner said the attack was launched by elements of SPLA –IO who came from Panyijar (Unity State).Attack on Manteu Barracks, according to the Commissioner, is a proof that it was the SPLA-OI (rebels).
12 persons were killed in the attack (1 female, 11 male) out the 11 men one is a soldier and the rest are said to be civilians. 50% of the 25 wounded were reported brought to Rumbek State hospital while the rest are being treated in Maper (CUAMM PHCC. This was observed by the team)
Following reported bombings and claims of displacement in Raja Town. The Inter-Cluster Working Group (ICWG) in WBeG State requested OCHA to facilitate and lead and IRNA mission in the county to verify claims of displacement and assess the general Humanitarian and protection situation of both old and new caseloads of IDPs in the County.
The IRNA team had two major objectives:
• Plus de 10 000 personnes déplacées (chiffres à confirmer) sont arrivées dans les sites de Kanaba et de Kabizo dans le Territoire de Rutshuru
• Plus de 18 000 enfants ont bénéficié d’un appui d’urgence en éducation dans le Territoire de Beni
Kiev, Ukraine | AFP | Friday 10/9/2015 - 16:40 GMT
Global health groups accused Ukraine on Friday of being critically late and ineffective in responding to Europe's first polio outbreak since 2010.
The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed in late August that two Ukrainian children had been crippled by the virus in the former Soviet state's southwestern Zakarpattya region.
Both the WHO and the Kiev government blamed the cases -- the first in Ukraine since 1996 -- on low vaccination coverage throughout the war-torn state.
By Jason Patinkin
NYAL, 9 October 2015 (IRIN) - South Sudan's latest peace deal is unravelling as fighting picks up and a new declaration by President Salva Kiir threatens the most delicately struck parts of the agreement. Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and rebel leader Riek Machar, a Nuer, signed a peace deal last month meant to end 21 months of fighting when a power struggle between the two degenerated into violence marked by army massacres of Nuer in the capital, Juba.
• Humanitarians deliver assistance to hardest-hit areas in Unity before fighting resumes.
• After three months of negotiations, humanitarian partners and supplies were able to travel by river to Wau Shiluk.
• Clashes and insecurity in Central and Western Equatoria forced thousands of civilians to flee their homes.
• If additional funding is not urgently received, aid workers will be un- able to reach millions of people at risk of hunger, disease or death.
UN agencies concerned further delay puts 1.8 million children’s lives at risk
KYIV/COPENHAGEN/GENEVA, 9 October 2015 – Six weeks after the polio outbreak in Ukraine, UNICEF and WHO have stepped up calls for an immediate first round of nationwide polio vaccination.
Ukraine’s Ministry of Health confirmed two cases of polio on 1 September. They were found in children living in Zakarpatska region, in southwest Ukraine. Both children, aged 10 months and 4 years, were not vaccinated against the disease.