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World + 24 others
Forced Migration Review No. 45: Crisis

Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.

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World + 7 others
The Right to Learn: Community participation in improving learning

The past decade has witnessed unprecedented progress in education, with millions more children in school. But there is a growing crisis in learning. Millions of children in school are unable to read, write or calculate,

The Right to Learn showcases the work of five organisations working to support local action to improve schools – UWEZO in East Africa, Equal Education in South Africa, Ação Educativa in Brazil, ASER in India and ASER in Pakistan.

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Zimbabwe + 3 others
Zimbabwe Humanitarian Bulletin 01 - 30 November 2013

A severe funding shortage has affected ongoing food and cash assistance programme, prompting partners to distribute half rations in efforts to spread the limited resources.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Ethiopia + 6 others
USAID announces seven new awards to respond to gender-based violence globally

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced seven new awards worth nearly eight million dollars to address gender-based violence. USAID Chief Scientist Dr. Alex Dehgan announced the awards at an event at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where participants discussed how innovative technology can address violence. The awards will enable USAID missions to address gender-based violence by applying country-specific strategies across a range of sectors.

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AIDS in South Africa: Grants fight 'sugar daddy' peril

11/26/2013 00:01 GMT

PARIS, November 26, 2013 (AFP) - Government grants to help poor children in South Africa also play an important role in reducing HIV risk from "sugar daddies" who prey on teenage girls, a study said on Tuesday.

In a wide-ranging probe published in The Lancet Global Health, researchers in Britain and South Africa interviewed 3,500 teenagers and followed this up with another interview a year later.

Agence France-Presse:

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World + 17 others
UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women Announces over USD 8 million in grants in 18 countries and territories

UN Women

(New York, 22 November) - The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today announced USD 8 million in grants to 17 initiatives in 18 countries and territories. First-time grant recipients include organizations from Antigua and Barbuda, Mauritania, Myanmar and Kosovo (under UNSCR 1244). These new grants are expected to reach 2.3 million beneficiaries between 2014 and 2017.

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Malawi + 13 others
Humanitarian Trends in Southern Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

The study found that, contrary to perceptions that southern Africa has a homogeneous and ‘low-risk’ profile, the region is exposed to a range of environmental and social pressures.

International Organization for Migration:

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Women in South Africa are living in a war zone

This year has been especially horrific for the women of South Africa.

On October 15, two little girls, aged 2 and 3, were found in a public toilet in Diepsloot, a settlement in the north of Johannesburg, according to news reports. The girls, both cousins, who had been abducted in broad daylight, had been raped and strangled.

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Afghanistan + 15 others
USAID FrontLines – September/October 2013


About FrontLines

Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah

These Docs Aim to Save Moms' Lives Many Times Over

Saving Lives Profile: Stopping Post-Partum Bleeding

Saving Lives Profile: Pinpointing Preeclampsia with a Simple Red Dot

Saving Lives Profile: Que Vivan Las Madres, Long Live the Mothers

Saving Lives Profile: Senegal's Mother Mentors

Podcast: Saving Lives at Birth -- Up for the Challenge

On a Higher Mission: University “Development Labs” Accelerating to Answer World’s Toughest Challenges

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World + 2 others
On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning

# dayofthegirl

NEW YORK, 11 October 2013 – To mark the second International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF today highlighted the power of innovation to get more girls in school and improve the quality of learning for all children.

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World + 2 others
À l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la fille, l’UNICEF souligne l’importance de l’innovation pour l’éducation


NEW YORK/KINSHASA, 11 octobre 2013 – Pour célébrer la seconde Journée internationale de la fille, l’UNICEF a mis en lumière aujourd’hui le pouvoir de l’innovation, capable de scolariser davantage de filles et d’améliorer la qualité de l’apprentissage pour tous les enfants.

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World + 21 others
Young People Today. Time for Action Now

UNESCO calls for strengthened sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for young people in Eastern and Southern Africa

A UNESCO report and United Nations-led campaign were launched today urging ministers from Eastern and Southern Africa to respond to continuing high levels of HIV infection, unintended pregnancy and low HIV prevention knowledge impacting on the region’s 158m adolescents and young people.

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World + 6 others
Getting to zero: How we can be the generation that ends poverty

Our generation can end extreme poverty. We can finish the job the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) began.

That’s the exciting conclusion of Save the Children’s major new report, Getting to Zero: How we can be the generation that ends poverty. If incomes become a bit more equal and governance improves, 850,000 children’s lives could be saved every year by 2030 in Sub-Saharan Africa alone.

But what does ‘improving governance’ mean?

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Zimbabwe + 2 others
Zimbabwe Humanitarian Bulletin 01 July - 31 August 2013

Humanitarian partners are targeting 1.8 million people - about 82 per cent of those in need of food assistance during the lean season between January and March 2014.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Fewer infant deaths in a rural South African hospital


MQANDULI, 12 September 2013 (IRIN) - Mothers and children in South Africa are still dying in alarming numbers, and the country is among only a few worldwide where child deaths are rising. But a rural hospital in the Eastern Cape province has managed to drastically reduce infant mortality rates over the past six years, against the backdrop of a health system that is virtually at a standstill.


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The World We Want to See: Perspectives on Post -2015

Christian Aid

Give Us a Voice Over New Development Goals, Say People Living In Poverty

Decisions on a new global plan for ending poverty and protecting the environment must be informed by the voices of poor people, Christian Aid Chair Rowan Williams says in a new report today.

Urging governments to step up their commitment to both the existing Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the new goals that will follow them, he says: ‘We are looking at the kind of world we can envisage in 10 or 20 years’ time.