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04 Oct 2015 description
report Amref Health Africa

Government, Amref Health Africa and Micronutrient Initiative Study Advocates for ORS and Zinc Treatment Kits be delivered to every mother in hard to reach communities using non-health channels

September 29th, 2015. Nairobi, Kenya: - Myths, superstitions and belief in using herbs to treat diarrhea in children under five still persists in Kenya. Such myths and misconceptions concerning diarrhea are part of findings in a study conducted by Amref Health Africa, Micronutrient Initiative and the Kenyan Ministry of Health.

04 Oct 2015 description


  • A total of 587 individuals arrived in Obock on 29 September to various transit points of Obock town. They could not reach Obock Port because of fuel shortages. Boats carrying passengers continue to arrive from Yemen.

  • UNHCR and ONARS (the government refugee agency) registered 209 new arrivals (62 families) on 29 September and 138 individuals on 30 September.

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  • Emergency response is ongoing to curb the cholera outbreak affecting several governorates in southern and central Iraq.

  • Two new camps for internally displaced people have opened in Baghdad providing shelter to nearly 3,500 Iraqis who have fled Anbar in recent months.

  • About 375,000 people have returned to home areas that are largely destroyed by armed conflict. About 20,000 people returned to Salah al - Din between 22 and 29 September .

04 Oct 2015 description

This report presents the Hunger And Nutrition Commitment Index (HANCI) 2014. It seeks to:

1 Rank governments on their political commitment to tackling hunger and undernutrition;

2 Measure what governments achieve and where they fail in addressing hunger and undernutrition – providing greater transparency and public accountability;

3 Praise governments where due, and highlight areas for improvement;

4 Support civil society to reinforce and stimulate additional commitment towards accelerating the reduction of hunger and undernutrition;

04 Oct 2015 description


The journal will be published online twice a year; each issue will feature 4-6 peer-reviewed articles written by researchers and practitioners in the field of EiE. The three sections of the journal are:

04 Oct 2015 description

By: Gopal Ratnam

World leaders must act to end extreme poverty in the next 15 years by addressing economic inequality that stems from wealth concentrated in the hands of a few and exacerbates conflict and instability, World Bank Group President Jim Kim said in an address at the U.S. Institute of Peace.

04 Oct 2015 description

Santa Catarina Pinula, Guatemala | AFP |10/4/2015 - 02:30 GMT

by Henry MORALES

At least 69 people were killed when massive mudslides buried scores of homes on the outskirts of Guatemala's capital city, officials said Saturday, as the death toll continued to climb.

An estimated 300 people were still missing, two days after the landslides suddenly hit, raising the prospect that the number of people who perished in the disaster could rise much higher.

03 Oct 2015 description

GENEVA (2 October 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child welcomes Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child on 1 October 2015 and repeats its call for universal ratification of the Convention.

“We applaud Somalia for ratifying the Convention on the Rights of the Child, as the 196th State to do so,” the Chairperson of the Committee, Benyam Dawit Mezmur, stated. “Ratification is an important step that brings with it a commitment towards implementation,” he added.

03 Oct 2015 description
report Salesian Missions

More than 2,100 youth received better nutrition thanks to a recent shipment of fortified rice-meals to the Salesian organization, Manzini Youth Care, located in the city of Manzini in Swaziland. The donation was made possible through an ongoing partnership between Salesian Missions and Stop Hunger Now, an international relief organization that provides food and life‐saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable.

03 Oct 2015 description

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent needs of the Ukraine conflict's most vulnerable victims with emergency food assistance for 900 children under age three living in areas directly affected by the violence in Eastern Ukraine. Nearly two years of armed conflict has driven 1.5 million Ukrainian people from their homes. UNICEF estimates that nearly 180,000 of those displaced are children. Among the most severely impacted are infants and toddlers, as well as mothers with special needs children.

03 Oct 2015 description

The government of Japan announced on 2 October that it will extend its emergency grant aid to Myanmar.

The funds, which totals US$10 million, will go towards the reconstruction of schools hit by the floods of July and August, as well as the provision of study materials and workshops on disaster risk reduction organised by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

According to a statement issued on Friday, the grant aims to help students in flood affected communities resume their studies as soon as possible.— GNLM

03 Oct 2015 description

Sarah Sewall
Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
New York City
October 1, 2015

03 Oct 2015 description

Asmara, 1 October 2015 – A workshop was conducted yesterday at the NCEW Hall on the draft national policy in regard to children.

The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Labour and Human Welfare. Senior Government and PFDJ officials, representatives of International and Regional Organizations and invited guests took part in the meeting.

03 Oct 2015 description


  • As at 30 September 2015, Kakuma had received 46,653 asylum seekers from South Sudan. During the reporting period, 65 individuals were transported to the camp from Nadapal. As at 27 September, the total registered camp population was 182,210*.

03 Oct 2015 description

10/3/2015 - 03:07 GMT

by Catherine BOITARD

As volunteer doctors, they are accustomed to treating injuries and disease outbreaks in conflict zones -- but now duty calls on Greek soil.

In the mobile Medecins du Monde mobile unit on the island of Lesbos, attending to thousands of refugees and migrants landing from neighbouring Turkey is a round-the-clock affair.

Aching muscles, lower body injuries, pulmonary infections -- with around 350 patients a day, there is little time to dwell on specific patients.

03 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Dr. Cecilia Scharp / 2 October 2015

In 2012, the UN made the announcement that the Millennium Development Goal target on water had been met and over two billion more people now had access to water from ‘improved’ sources. Many people thought: “Wonderful! The images of children and women carrying heavy water buckets on their heads for miles are now going to be a thing of the past! It’s time to celebrate!”

Not so fast…