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21 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Cours de rattrapage et la rentrée scolaire 2014-2015

Le 20 novembre 2014 était la journée officielle de la rentrée scolaire 2014 - 2015 déclarée par le Ministre de l’Education Nationale et de l’Enseignement Technique (MENET). A l’exception de la préfecture de l’Ouham où le début de l’année scolaire 2014 - 2015 est prévu exceptionnellement pour le 5 janvier 2015, les écoles dans le reste du pays commencent progressivement à rouvrir leurs portes pour accueillir les élèves.

21 Dec 2014 description

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Sunday 12/21/2014 - 13:43 GMT

A teenager was accidentally killed during a Saudi raid against "terrorists" in a town populated by minority Shiites, residents of the area said on Sunday.

The interior ministry said it killed four militants during Saturday's operation in Awamiya town to arrest the suspects who shot dead a soldier a week earlier.

But residents gave the toll as five and said they included a youth aged 16 or 17.

21 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Preparation of the new El Redis 2 and Debat Bosin sites is expected to be completed by the 25th of December, with basic services (reception space, shelters, water and latrines) being made available. The relocation is then scheduled to take place 26th and 31st December 2014.

The Khartoum relocation (from Shagara to Bantiu site) has been delayed this week due to delivery of substandard shelter poles. Replacement possibilities are currently being explored, and movement is expected to take place immediately following resolution of this issue.

21 Dec 2014 description
  1. KHOST & PAKTIKA UPDATE: WINTERIZATION

The second tranche of winterization assistance began in Gulan Camp and Spera district with tool kits, plastic sheeting, bamboo poles and screens. At the same time, charis, blankets, mats, sweaters, tool kits and wheelbarrows have been distributed to 3,168 families in Paktika. NRC has distributed winterization kits to 130 families in Shamal/Lakan while also providing 176 bukharis to heat the temporary schools in Gulan camp as well as in host communities.

21 Dec 2014 description

Kunar, Afghanistan | AFP | Sunday 12/21/2014 - 11:52 GMT

A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.

Seven civilians died when a bomb hit a pickup truck travelling from Asadabad, the capital of the eastern province of Kunar, to Nari district near the border with Pakistan on Saturday.

21 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2014—The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved US$170.2 million for women and adolescent girls to expand their access to reproductive, child and maternal health services in five countries in Africa’s Sahel region and the Economic Community of Western African States (ECOWAS).

The Sahel Women’s Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project will also help promote regional knowledge and data on proven gender development programs.

21 Dec 2014 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, 18 décembre 2014 - Le Conseil des administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un financement de 226,5 millions de dollars au profit de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Ce montant est destiné à renforcer le système sanitaire du pays, afin d’améliorer les services de santé destinés aux mères et aux enfants. Il s’agit aussi de soutenir le plan de préparation de la RDC face à Ebola et de lui permettre d’être mieux à même de gérer une nouvelle flambée du virus.

21 Dec 2014 description

As the mother of six boys, a farmer and the leader of her farming group, Judith is the perfect example of a local saying - Empower a woman, and you empower an entire community.

Judith has a lot to smile about.

Just a few years ago, a bad harvest would have meant hunger for her family and the entire community. Now, thanks to her participation in a World Food Programme-supported project for local farmers, she and many of her neighbours have learned useful tools such as collective marketing that have allowed them to sell their crops at higher prices.

21 Dec 2014 description

During their joint visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on 16 September, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, and United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown welcomed the commitment of the DRC at the highest level to education. This joint visit was designed to support national mobilization for education and strengthen cooperation with the international community. The DRC Government has placed education at the heart of its fight against poverty and its national strategy for economic and social development.

21 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Since last week, 124 new cases have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 2,416 (2,127 confirmed; 263 probable and 26 suspected cases).

  • The case fatality rate is still high at 63%, with 1,525 deaths among the 2,416 total cases.

21 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Manuel Moreno González

In Chad, just across the border from the Central African Republic, refugees and returnees remain in desperate need of assistance, and too afraid to go back, for fear of continuing violence.

GORE, Chad, 19 December 2014 – Ten-year-old Assia Issa has delicate facial features and intelligent, bright eyes, and she speaks with a confident voice that would make anyone pay attention. Her voice is a melody in itself, leaving an indelible impression, along with her words.

21 Dec 2014 description

KEY POINTS

  • UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has started his visit to West Africa in Ghana.

  • A warehouse with supplies for the EVD operation caught fire yesterday morning at the main humanitarian logistics base in Conakry, Guinea.

  • In Sierra Leone, WFP has started distributing food baskets to prevent households from going to local markets during the Western Area Surge.

21 Dec 2014 description

17 December 2014 - Aiming to assist an educational system that is constantly disrupted by conflicts, UNMISS Korean engineers today handed over a classroom block to Lualdit Primary School in Bor County, Jonglei State.

They also supplied the school with needed materials, including pens, books, desks, blackboards and rulers.

21 Dec 2014 description
report UN Security Council

CS/11714

7349e séance – après-midi

Il appelle les protagonistes de la crise à faciliter l’exécution du mandat de la MINUSCA Le Conseil de sécurité a exhorté, aujourd’hui, les autorités de transition à accélérer les préparatifs « ouverts à tous » du Forum de Bangui pour la réconciliation nationale qui doit se tenir en janvier 2015, le but étant de forger un consensus au niveau national.

20 Dec 2014 description

Contact: Erik Gustafson 202.682-0208

December 19, 2014 – Washington, DC - A flight carrying more than five tons of emergency winter aid and 1,000 soccer balls left the United States today for delivery to extremely vulnerable children and families displaced by ISIS in Iraq.

20 Dec 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· Tensions are still high in the State of Palestine. A number of assaults were reported on both Palestinians and Israelis in the West Bank and Israel, with noted increase in settler violence, incidents involving youth, and the violent death of Cabinet Member Mr. Ziad Abu Ein during a confrontation with IDF in a peaceful ceremony on Human Rights Day. A number of incidents were reported in Gaza including UXO explosions and fire opened on fishermen.

20 Dec 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Around 1.4 million people are displaced within South Sudan. Another 448,500 have fled to neighboring countries.
  • Acute respiratory infection surpassed malaria as the main cause of illness among displaced people.
  • The conflict has caused unprecedented displacement of millions of cattle
    from conflict-affected areas into areas outside usual pastoral lands, altering disease patterns.

3.8 million People to be assisted by the end of the year

20 Dec 2014 description
report UN News Service

19 December 2014 – In eastern Ukraine, the situation remains ‘extremely serious’ for more than 1.7 million children affected by the escalating crisis, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today as it appealed for funds to continue its humanitarian response in the country.

20 Dec 2014 description

On 23 November, the town of Damassack in northern Nigeria was attacked by the militant group Boko Haram. Thirteen-year-old Hadja Chetima Gambo was at school at the time. In the ensuing panic, the school emptied as everyone scrambled to find a safe place to hide.

Read the full story on the OCHA website.

20 Dec 2014 description
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Urgent actions for children in 2015

• International support to the Central African Republic must be maintained. A reduction of the assistance could reverse all of the gains made in 2014. In 2015, UNICEF will need about US $72 million to promote the protection of children, access to social services for the most vulnerable, and the promotion of peace and reconciliation.

• Children in CAR are exposed to health risks such as tuberculosis, measles, yellow fever, polio and malaria, which remains the most common cause of infant mortality.