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Bringing Education to South Sudan, One Village at a Time

Report
Voice of America

Karin Zeitvogel

More than three years ago, President Salva Kiir pledged to build schools in all of South Sudan's 10 states within 100 days of independence.

That has not happened, says former "Lost Boy" Michael Kuany. So Kuany has taken things into his own hands.

Around seven years ago, Kuany went back to his village in Jonglei state and asked the people there what he could do to help them. He expected them to ask for food. They asked for something else.

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Iraq + 2 others
Geographical Divide in Maternal Health for Syrian Refugees

By Shelly Kittleson

DOHUK, Iraq, Sep 19 2014 (IPS) - At the largest refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan, young Syrian mothers and pregnant women are considered relatively lucky.

The number of registered Syrian refugees surpassed 3 million in late August, with the highest concentrations in Lebanon (over 1.1 million), Turkey (over 800,000), and Jordan (over 600,000). In all of the above, serious concerns have been expressed about the availability of healthcare services for expectant mothers.

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Liberia + 12 others
Ebola Virus Disease Emergency Appeals (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Africa Coordination) - Emergency Appeal Operation Update No 1

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Summary
To help National Societies combat the unprecedented Ebola outbreak affecting West Africa, IFRC has launched large-scale international Emergency Appeals in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Additionally, it is supporting smaller preparedness and response operations financed under the IFRC’s Disaster Response Emergency Fund (DREF) in Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Togo, Benin, Central African Republic, Senegal, Chad and Gambia.1

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Kenya + 1 other
Kakuma Operational Update 11th – 17th September 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 17th September 2014, Kakuma had received 43,253 asylum seekers from South Sudan. This brings the total camp population to 178,210. As at 15th September 174,398 refugees had been registered by UNHCR and DRA.

  • A delegation from WFP Ethiopia, UNHCR Ethiopia and the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) conducted a day mission to Kakuma.

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Protecting Myself, Protecting the Nation: Ebola Awareness and Risk Mitigation for Police Officers in Sierra Leone

Report
GOAL

Sierra Leone has been in the midst of a major public health emergency since May 2014 as a result of the 2014 Ebola crisis. The outbreak is the largest in history, and the first in West Africa.

Since the President declared a State of Emergency on July 30th, Police Officers have been deployed to quarantine houses, and to secure checkpoints, hospitals and clinic facilities. They have done so with little or no training on the nature of the outbreak, how to minimize their personal risk of infection, or how to perform their duties in these highly unusual circumstances.

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Chad + 1 other
Chad Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 04 | 1 June - 30 July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A new site has been opened to accommodate Chadian returnees who fled CAR via Cameroon.

  • Two flights with urgently needed relief supplies arrived in the south of Chad.

  • Profiling shows the importance of durable solutions for the people who fled CAR to Chad.

  • Introduction of free health care for children and pregnant mothers remains a challenge in Kanem region.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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‘Epidemic diseases, food shortages’ in Kass camps, South Darfur

Report
Radio Dabanga

KASS (19 Sep.) - The displaced people living in El Batari camp in Kass locality, South Darfur, have complained about the bad health conditions, the spread of diseases, and the lack of health care from the authorities in the camps.

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Niger + 1 other
Niger: Population Movement - Emergency Appeal n° MDRNE013

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This Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 1,062,406 to enable the IFRC to support the Red Cross Society of Niger (RCSN) to assist 80,000 beneficiaries for 9 months with a focus on essential food and non-food items, shelter, health and water and sanitation. Needs assessment and scenario planning undertaken by the humanitarian agencies and the authorities indicate this number will increase as the insecurity in northern Nigeria continues.

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Gaza: Red Cross Red Crescent calls for prompt action and sustainable solutions to address urgent needs

Joint statement, Geneva/Gaza. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is calling for an urgent response to the pressing humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip.

During a three-day meeting in Gaza City, hosted by the Palestine Red Crescent Society, representatives from the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement emphasized the importance of ensuring that people have access to crucial support as the first step towards a sustained recovery.

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Regular press briefing by the Information Service, 19 Sep 2014 - Deaths of children in Syria (WHO)

Christian Lindmeier, for the World Health Organization (WHO), spoke about an incident during a recent measles vaccination campaign in Syria. WHO was still relying on second hand information on the ground, and trying to get a clarification. WHO had dispatched a team of three to get the information verified on the ground.

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Humanitarian Bulletin Somalia August 2014 | Issued on 19 September 2014

Latest findings show that 43,800 children in Somalia are so severely malnourished they will die if they do not receive medical treatment and therapeutic food.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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2014-2016 Revised Strategic Response Plan Nigeria (August 2014)

In addition to escalating conflicts, a cholera outbreak has demonstrated the frailties of Nigeria's health system. The imminent rainy season and a worrying trend in measles are also likely to challenge such capacities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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IOM South Sudan Humanitarian Update 37 (11 -17 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IOM launches a new protection program to provide psychosocial support to conflict affected populations with the PoCs

  • Biometric Registration exercises completed in both the Bor PoC and Juba Tongping and UN House PoCs

International Organization for Migration:

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IOM Provides Transportation Assistance to Displaced Persons in Erbil, Iraq

Iraq - On 16 September, IOM transported 210 internally displaced persons (IDPs), (36 families), from Khabat, a city on the road between Mosul and Erbil, to a newly built camp in Ainkawa, a neighborhood of Erbil, where they received IOM family non-food item (NFI) kits. The displaced families fled violence in Mosul and surrounding villages.

International Organization for Migration:

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IOM South Sudan Bentiu Medical Clinic Opens Amid Flooding

South Sudan - An IOM health clinic built in August and now fully operational is making a huge difference for the 47,000 displaced Sudanese by the fighting who have found refuge in the UN compound of Bentiu in South Sudan. The maternity unit is of particular value as the continuous flooding increases the likelihood of waterborne diseases for new born babies.

International Organization for Migration:

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Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER), 19 September 2014, vol. 89, 38 (pp. 409-420) [EN/FR]

Contents

  • 409 Global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis: progress report, 2013

  • 418 Children: reducing mortality

Sommaire

  • 409 Programme mondial pour l’élimination de la filariose lymphatique: rapport de situation 2013

  • 418 Enfants: réduire la mortalité

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Pakistan: Daily Emergency and Response Situational Information Report, 18 September 2014

Update includes the following:

Sindh Updates ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1

PDMA Sindh Updates ................................................................................................................................................................................................ 1

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Schools on wheels come to Taiz

Report
Yemen Times

Mohammad Al-Khayat (author)

Shakeeb Jaber did not imagine a day when he would be able to read and write. But when the impossible became possible, the 12-year-old was over the moon.

“When I used to see children going to school, carrying their papers and notebooks, I used to feel ashamed, asking myself: Why can’t I go to school like them? I never imagined that I would be able to read and write until the Mobile School came along,” Jaber reminisces.

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KF concludes its relief campaign in Kurdistan region of Iraq

ERBIL, 18th September, 2014 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KF) has concluded its relief campaign in Iraq's Kurdistan region, which continued for several days.

An official source at the KF said that over 500,000 displaced persons across Kurdistan benefited from the assistance. The KF team unveiled that the aid comprised food parcels, children and women kits, blankets, household items, in addition to one million pure water bottles.