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21 Nov 2014 description

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 21 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has sought to allay the concerns of hundreds of thousands of refugees facing food ration cuts in northern Kenya and stressed that these are not linked to the repatriation of Somalis.

"We call for calm in camps. The reduction of food rations is purely as a result of funding constraints and should not in any way be linked to the planned pilot project that will support refugees spontaneously returning to Somalia," Raouf Mazou, UNHCR's representative in Kenya, said in Nairobi this week.

21 Nov 2014 description
report Radio Okapi

Les responsables d’écoles sont interdits d’exclure les élèves pour le retard ou le non payement de la prime des enseignants. Cette mesure concerne tous les établissements scolaires de la sous-division provinciale de l’Enseignement Primaire, secondaire et professionnel (EPSP) d’Isangi II en Province Orientale, a annoncé mercredi 19 novembre, le chef de ce secteur, Jean Baptiste Ramazani.

21 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 20th November 2014, Kakuma had received 44,282 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 179,126. As at 16th November 177,070 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA, with South Sudanese making up 49% of the registered population.

21 Nov 2014 description

Les actes de violence contre les femmes et les filles font trop souvent les manchettes des journaux de par le monde. Mais parallèlement aux affaires qui font les gros titres, des milliers d’autres incidents se produisent tous les jours, sur tous les continents, dans tous les pays. Selon l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, la violence sexiste tue autant de femmes âgées de 15 à 44 ans que le cancer. Les ravages causés par ces violences dépassent ceux des accidents de la circulation et du paludisme.

21 Nov 2014 description
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(Addis Ababa/Jeddah/N'Djamena, 21 November 2014): A high-level mission today wrapped up a week-long visit to Chad raising attention for the human suffering and calling for more engagement of the international community in the Central African Country.

21 Nov 2014 description

World Toilet Day, which is celebrated every year on the 19 December, is an opportunity to inspire action and underscore the urgency needed to end open defecation, especially for women and girls who are particularly vulnerable. As the main provider of sanitation facilities in Gendrassa and Kaya refugee camps in Maban, Upper Nile State, ACTED celebrated World Toilet Day with a ‘learn from your neighbour’ theme. The day’s celebrations were held in the areas of the camps that had the cleanest and best maintained latrines.

Dramas, songs, dances and prizes

21 Nov 2014 description

Following the December 2013 outbreak of violence, 1.8 million people have fled their homes . Many have crossed into neighboring countries (estimated 463,000 people have fled to neighboring countries of Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Sudan individuals). 1.4 million individuals remain internally displaced and most are seeking shelter in remote rural areas across the country. Displacement patterns remain fluid, driven by violence, access to emergency assistance and floods. There are currently 102,265 internally displaced persons (IDPs) sheltering in UN bases across South Sudan.

21 Nov 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An immunisation campaign targeting more than 3.2 million children in all 10 states has been successfully completed in seven states. Efforts are underway to immunise children in the three conflict-affected states of Jonglei, Unity and Upper Nile.

  • Clashes in Malakal, raise concerns as gunshot wounds and other weapon-related injuries are the leading cause of mortality, accounting for 23% of deaths in the Protection of Civilian (PoC) site.

21 Nov 2014 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Response highlights

• 86% of the estimated caseload of children with SAM had been admitted for therapeutic care - with a recovery rate of 82% (September 2014).

• 40,032 caregivers of SAM affected children in the Sahel have received hygiene kits and key messages.

• 33,622 children 6 months -15 years received their measles vaccination in returnee sites (91% of UNICEF Target).

• Preventative mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services were integrated into maternal and child health services in all returnee sites.

21 Nov 2014 description

Un nouveau projet pour réduire la pauvreté et stimuler la croissance économique dans les zones de l’après crise

21 Nov 2014 description

New project to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth in post-crisis zones of the country

Rome, 21 November 2014 – The Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance a project that aims to improve food security in six regions in the west by increasing smallholder farmers’ access to services, technologies and markets while strengthening the resilience of their production systems to climate change.

21 Nov 2014 description

(Pweto, northern Katanga, 20 November 2014): Three years after a cycle of violence started displacing and affecting the livelihoods of over half a million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mineral-rich Katanga Province, there is an urgent need for greater attention on its humanitarian crisis, the United Nations’ top humanitarian official said today.

21 Nov 2014 description

The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Crimea and Donbas in Eastern Ukraine has now exceeded 460,000, according to Ukraine’s State Emergency Service.

Of these, some 160,000 have registered with the authorities, according to the Ministry of Social Policy. As winter sets in, the conflict, in which over 4,000 people have died and over 9,000 have been wounded, shows no sign of abating.

21 Nov 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Province Orientale: Raids and ambushes by suspected FRPI militia in South Irumu continue. In addition to extortion and looting house-hold goods, more than 100 rapes and 25 killings have been reported during the last 2 months. About 80,000 people are still in pendular displacement in the area. Government announcements of the surrender of a FPRI leader and his militia has led to hopes for an end to the violence and a demobilization in November. UNICEF is preparing to receive a large number of children as a part of this demobilization process.

21 Nov 2014 description

(Pweto, nord du Katanga, le 20 novembre 2014): Trois ans après qu’un cycle de violence ait déplacé plus d'un demi-million de personnes et affecté leurs moyens de subsistance , il y a un besoin urgent d'une plus grande attention sur la crise humanitaire qui affecte le Katanga, riche province minière de la République Démocratique du Congo, a déclaré aujourd’hui le responsable de l’action humanitaire en RDC.

21 Nov 2014 description

Contents

517 Global routine vaccination coverage, 2013
522 Progress towards poliomyelitis eradication – Nigeria, January 2013–September 2014

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517 Couverture de la vaccination systématique dans le monde en 2013
522 Progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite au Nigéria, janvier 2013-septembre 2014