Jolo, Philippines | AFP | Saturday 5/30/2015 - 04:28 GMT
Fifteen people including 10 police officers were wounded in an attack on a mosque at police camp on a remote Philippine island long plagued by Islamic militancy, officials said Saturday.
Successive blasts targeted the mosque inside Camp Kasim on the island of Jolo early evening Friday -- an initial grenade attack followed by a bomb explosion less than 10 minutes later that was intended to target police who rushed to the scene, local authorities said.
The EVD outbreak in Liberia was declared over on 9 May 2015, after 42 complete days elapsed since the burial of the last confirmed case.
To date, 3,323 children are registered as having lost one or both parents/primary caregivers due to Ebola (884 having lost both parents and 2,439 lost one parent).
· There were nine newly confirmed cases of Ebola this week, compared to 27 cases the previous week. Five cases were in Forécariah, three were in Dubréka and one was in Boké. For the first time since July 2014, Conakry has not reported any cases for five consecutive weeks.
29 May 2015 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Burundi today travelled to Tanzania where he hopes an East African community summit over the weekend will help reinforce dialogue among the Burundian parties amid concerns raised by UN agencies that the current political instability and violence puts children at risk and could lead to a humanitarian crisis.
(Oslo, May 29, 2015) -- 37 countries on May 29, 2015, joined an international Safe Schools Declaration that commits them to protect education from attack. In situations of conflict, widespread attacks on schools and universities, their students and staff, as well as the use of school buildings by armed parties is denying education to many thousands of people – with devastating results for individuals and their communities, the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) said. The Declaration was adopted at a meeting hosted by the Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministry in Oslo.
The operation will be in Kigoma Region, located in northwest Tanzania, where WFP currently implements a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO 200603) which assists approximately 70,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi.
Kathmandu, Nepal (May 31, 2015) — As schools throughout Nepal prepare to open for the first time in over a month, it is estimated that close to one million children may not be able to return to their classrooms due to the extensive damage caused by the earthquakes of April 25 and May 12.
More than 32,000 classrooms have been completely destroyed, and an additional 15,000 have been badly damaged and considered unsafe for students and teachers.
A new project in Northern Syria run by SOS Children’s Villages and financed by the European Commission will provide complete care for hundreds of unaccompanied children and reunification services to reunite them with their families if possible.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (May 29, 2015) — An estimated 4.6 million people are currently facing severe hunger in South Sudan, according to the latest IPC (Integrated Food Security Phase Classification) report launched this week.
The statistics demonstrate a significant deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the world’s youngest country, with almost double the number of people now severely affected by hunger as compared to the first quarter of 2015.
29 May 2015 - The latest Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Guinea-Bissau took place in Geneva this year in January, with 151 recommendations adopted by the United Nations Human Rights Council to improve the situation of human rights in the country. The responses of the government are expected by June 2015.
Following 6 consecutive days (21 – 26 May) of zero newly confirmed cases in Sierra Leone, the National Ebola Response Centre has reported 3 new cases in each of the last two days (27 – 28 May).
Increased response efforts in Kamsar (Boké Prefecture, Guinea), including the establishment of a testing laboratory.
Five more children died at the Kakamega County Referral Hospital on Thursday night following a malaria outbreak in the region.
This brings to a total of 12, the number of children who have died at the hospital in the past week since the outbreak. Already, nearly 100 people have been admitted to the hospital.
The children were receiving treatment following an outbreak of malaria, which had earlier killed seven children.
One month on since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal and Plan International emergency teams have reached more than 147,800 children and adults with vital aid – including food, water and shelter. Here, Plan’s Adam Cathro blogs on the emotional impact on children and how child-friendly spaces are supporting their recovery.
“It was a horrifying moment for me. I was so scared and holding my mother tightly,” says 6-year-old Sajita, as she remembers the earthquake.
Posted by Ashley Johnson, Plan Advocacy Manager
It was at this meeting that education ministers from more than 100 countries agreed on a future education agenda that is truly ambitious. It is also an agenda that includes important statements on gender equality that have the potential to transform the lives of girls around the world, both in and out of school.
Plan International was in Korea during the WEF, working to place the unique experiences and needs of adolescent girls at the heart of the decision-making process.
Malgré une diminution graduelle de l’épidémie de choléra, la situation reste préoccupante à l’approche de la saison des pluies
Les départements du Sud-Est, de l’Artibonite, du Nord et du Nord-Ouest risquent de tomber dans une situation de crise alimentaire
Dans le cadre d’un projet de réduction des risques aux catastrophes dans le Nord et le Nord-Est, le Fonds ERRF de OCHA favorise la création d’emplois temporaires pour plus de 3 600 personnes
Résumé de la crise :
L e s villages de Guinikoumba 1 et 2 , situé à 70 Km de Zemio sur l’axe Rafai / Zemio, est en proie aux attaques répétées menées par des éléments d’un groupe armé issu de la rébellion d’un pays voisin de l’Est de la RCA .
Ce groupe armé a commencé à sévir dans la zone depuis plus de deux ans. En 2013, une troupe était sortie à 2km en amont du village pour attaquer un véhicule transpor tant un médecin qui acheminait des vaccins sur Zemio.
Summary: 29 May 2015, Brussels - Syrian refugee crisis: EU Trust Fund launches first response programmes for €40 million, helping up to 400,000 people in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq.
Today, the new EU regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis, held its first board meeting and adopted European response programmes for € 40 million. It will provide aid to 400,000 Syrian refugees and host communities in need in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Iraq, focusing on education, livelihoods and food security targeting especially children and young people.
WASH Cluster partners’ results include 67,328 people, (including UNICEF contribution 54,864 people), with sufficient water of appropriate quality and quantity for drinking, cooking, and maintaining personal hygiene
The same 67, 328 people received sanitation and hygiene supplies (UNICEF contribution 37, 482 people)
HIGHLIGHTS - Since April 2015, UNHCR has been providing over 110 satellite phone call services to some of the South Sudanese displaced in the Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Wau (Western Bahr el Ghazal State) helping families restore contact with their relatives among four of South Sudan's ten states. These satellite calls help IDPs to talk with their families across conflict frontlines and to discover family members they thought were killed in the conflict. Each family is provided with a ten minute time slot, with UNHCR personnel supervising at both ends.