H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairpersons of the School Construction Committees concerned signed the grant contracts for five projects today. Under these contracts, Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme will provide a total of US$ 719,857 as follows:
The Project for Construction of Nga Pyaw Taw Village Basic Education Primary School in Letpadan Township, Bago Region (US$ 101,071);
On December 7th, the signing ceremony of Exchange of Notes for three projects amounting to three billion and five hundred eighty-one million Japanese Yen (approx.31.4 million USD) was held in Nay Pyi Taw.
H.E. Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed the Exchange of Notes with H.E. U Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance for two projects, with Ms. Naoe YAKIYA, Deputy Country Director, World Food Program (WFP) Myanmar for the third project.
UNICEF commemorates 70 years of tireless work for the world’s most vulnerable children
The world’s largest children’s organization was established on 11 December 1946 to bring help and hope to children suffering in the aftermath of WWII
2.1 million affected people, of which 894,000 are children.
1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance.
806,000 people severely food insecure.
On 4 October, Haiti was hit by a category 4 Hurricane. Initial reports revealed that over 175,000 people were displaced and nearly 550 had died.
The National Action Plan to address Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) was officially launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Colombo today.
￼Active screening of children under five in most ￼affected areas of Grand’Anse and Sud point to ￼alarming levels of malnutrition and the need for ￼immediate response. ￼
Close to 98% of the 806,000 severely food ￼insecure people in need of assistance have ￼received food distributions. In addition, some ￼120,000 people have also received food as part ￼of WFP’s second round of distributions. ￼
The crisis currently affecting the Lake Chad Basin countries, and resulting from the Boko haram insurgency, triggered significant displacement of populations. As of 4 November 2016, Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria host an estimated 3,658,722 affected individuals made up of internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees (both in and out of camps), returnees and third country nationals (TCNs).
10 December 2016 – A global effort to end violence against women is now underway: 16 days of activism began on 25 November with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against and will continue through 10 December, Human Rights Day galvanizing the work of UN Women’s ‘Orange the World’ campaign and the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women initiative.
This short advocacy briefing – prepared for UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign activities during 16 Days of Activism against GenderBased Violence in 2016 – aims to highlight some of the costs to national economies and households of violence against women and girls. It also gives some examples of how strategic investments to address this violence can make a concrete and long-lasting difference in lives of women and girls as well as their communities.
More schools are closed in the north and centre of the country compared with last year
Food security deterioration at the national level
Slight decline in the prevalence of global acute malnutrition
End of the Niger River flood alert
More schools closed in relation to insecurity
Mosul military operations enter their second month; the ongoing fighting is taking a high toll on civilians.
Humanitarian partners are providing assistance wherever access allows.
Well-funded and effective humanitarian assistance will be critical as the crisis deepens; humanitarian partners are revising funding priorities for the coming year.
About 90,000 people flee from Mosul
Civilians are bearing the brunt of ongoing fighting as the crisis deepens
Pediatric specialist Marco Olla worked in Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) malnutrition projects in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. Here, he describes the scope of the crisis in Maiduguri, the medical impact of malnutrition on children, and the treatment provided by MSF teams.
As a pediatrician, how would you describe the current emergency in Borno?
"We had to run because we did not want to die," says Laydi Viviana (9) from Colombia. She tells about when armed groups hid on opposite sides of her village, Caimito, and the villagers were caught in the crossfire. The whole village was forced to flee at once.
When Colombia’s president Juan Manuel Santos receives the Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday 10 December, he receives it on behalf of the entire Colombian population, including 8.2 million victims of the armed conflict. Laydi Viviana is one of them.
Hid under the bed
At present, at least 35,000 individuals remain displaced from east Aleppo to several areas in Aleppo. An estimated half of them reside in collective shelters.
All 8,500 IDPs that temporarily displaced to Sheikh Maqsoud returned to their houses in their original neighborhoods east of Sheikh Maqsoud, now under Kurdish control.
There are protection concerns that require verification for the remaining IDPs in Aleppo amidst verbal reports of arrest and confiscation of personal documentation.
This report presents the results of an independent, three-year evaluation of a pilot project intended to improve access to and the quality of lower secondary education in Ethiopia through the use of resultsbased aid (RBA), an innovative approach to development. RBA is an aid partnership between a donor and a recipient government in which the disbursement of aid is tied to results achieved rather than activities completed or outputs produced. The amount of aid provided is directly related to the magnitude of the outcomes achieved.
As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.
UN-Habitat City Profiles are formulated to offer a cross-sectoral perspective on urban vulnerabilities that will inform interventions by local authorities, humanitarian agencies and others to alleviate poverty. They also aim at contributing to an analytical knowledge base that will facilitate nuanced medium to long term public sector planning and investment agendas.
by Coco Liu | @cocojournalist | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 9 December 2016 14:43 GMT
Some urban refugees are away from camps because there are no such places in their hosting countries
By Coco Liu
Pakistan, along with Afghanistan and Nigeria, remains one of the world’s three polio-endemic countries. While the circumstances vary from one to another, the primary reason why these three have been unable to eliminate the virus is their shared lack of blanket vaccination coverage. According to Elias Durry, the World Health Organization’s chief expert on tackling polio, there is little to no hope of eradication without progress in this area.