SdeM: Thank you, we are waiting for Yacoub El Hillo who is on his way, because we want to give him a chance today, as it is his last day, as you know, in his current capacity and therefore, we had at the humanitarian task force the opportunity of thanking him and to wish him also the best for his new mission elsewhere. And when he will be there, we will definitely give him the floor.
Twenty years ago, Graça Machel’s report “Impact of armed conflict on children”, asked the international community to come together to address the plight of children affected by war.
For two years, Machel had travelled to conflict zones and met children, families, humanitarian workers and Government officials to better understand what boys and girls were going through.
Ramallah, August 11, 2016—Israel’s parliament approved a new law last week enabling Israeli authorities to imprison minors as young as 12 years old when convicted of serious violent crimes.
3,618 Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises
1,636 Registered females.
1,299 Registered children and adolescents
Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Friday 8/25/2016 - 23:02 GMT-4
by Aminu ABUBAKAR
Starving and alone, five-year-old Umar was left for dead in a camp for internally displaced people in northeast Nigeria.
The reason? He is the son of a Boko Haram fighter.
It took a Boko Haram widow to rescue Umar. Fatima Salisu had been held captive by the insurgents for 16 months and was forced to marry an Islamist fighter before she escaped to the camp outside the northeastern city of Maiduguri.
Justice Secretary Defends Killing Suspected Drug Dealers, Users
By Phelim Kine
Five-year-old Danica May became the youngest reported victim of the Philippine government’s abusive “war on drugs” on Tuesday.
• Over 1,000 households were visited with hygiene and cholera prevention messages in urban Juba and UN House on 22 August.
• 15,595 children and 3,522 caregivers have been reached with lifesaving messages, including mine risk education, prevention of family separation, appropriate care for children, and cholera prevention since the start of the response.
• School attendance is high in POC3, however, physical space is likely to become a concern as additional families are relocated from Tomping.
• The province of Caylloma, in Arequipa was affected by a 5,2 magnitude earthquake on Sunday August 14th at 21:58.
• The seven most affected districts are Chivay, Achoma, Coporaque, Ichupampa, Maca, Madrigal y Yanque.
• As a result, there are 1,498 uninhabitable and 1,366 affected houses.
• Water supply collapsed in two districts. Shortage of water is also registered in the other five districts.
Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that the it organized first aid courses and of psychosocial support programs for displaced families (IDPs) at Hursham, Kourkosk and Dar Shokran camps, which is home to more than 3,000 displaced families in Erbil governorate.
UK works with Sierra Leone to provide education for girls forced to leave school during Ebola crisis.
Across Iraq, 96,565 Syrian refugees living in 10 camps continued to benefit from routine access to water, sanitation and hygiene services, while 17,967 Syrian Refugee children in camp schools and CFS continued to benefit from access to functional latrines. 14,682 Refugees living in the community benefited from access to water, bringing the total number of off camp refugees assisted in 2016 to a total of 29,038 people.
73% of targeted children (aged 5-17) (boys/girls) are enrolled in formal education (primary or secondary)
25,892 consultations are provided to the Syrian Refugees in primary health care services
Syrian refugees still have an access to free of charge primary health care services which are provided by DoH or NGOs with support from UNHCR and other UN agencies. The handover process of camp based primary health care center (PHCC) from NGOs to DoH is ongoing. Shortage of medicines especially medicines for chronic diseases.
2,820 Syrians arrived in KR-I through Pheshkabour border. Readmissions of preauthorized temporary returns including medical reasons (71%); first time admissions under 15-day visa for medical reasons (21%); first time admissions for family visit purposes (8%) and admission on asylum grounds (0%).
• The State Ministry of Health (SMoH) has reported high rates of malnutrition in West Darfur over the past few months.
• Over 200,000 people have been affected by heavy rain and flooding since early June, according to HAC.
• On 20 August, the first group of 105 South Sudanese refugees was relocated from Khor Omer to Kario camp in East Darfur.
• On 17 August, the UN held a press conference in Khartoum to mark World Humanitarian Day.
Spike in severe acute malnutrition admissions in West Darfur
In July 2016, WFP provided 66,000 displaced people with Immediate Response Rations (IRRs). The majority of these were fleeing fighting between Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Anbar and Mosul corridors. Hundreds of families continue to be displaced daily in the Mosul corridor.
WFP Honduras has one of the largest Cash Based Transfer (CBT) portfolio in the Latin American region. Beyond the relief and recovery operation, CBT is now also enhancing food assistance in climate change adaptation and mitigation activities.
WFP partners with the Government of Honduras to manage an innovative Home Grown School Feeding programme ensuring diversified and nutritious school meals to children. In collaboration with municipalities and farmers associations, WFP provides fresh products such as eggs and vegetables.
In July, WFP assisted 686,597 people: 639,540 Syrian refugees, 19,584 Palestinian refugees from Syria, 265 Lebanese and Syrians through livelihood activities. 27,208 vulnerable Lebanese were assisted through the Government of Lebanon’s National Poverty Targeting Programme (NPTP).
Preliminary results of the 2016 “Vulnerability Assessment of Syrian Refugees” highlight sustained food insecurity among refugees.
The #ShareTheMeal campaign ended after raising an additional USD 500,000.
The EMOP providing assistance to Egyptian returnees who fled the conflict in Libya started in July in Sohag Governorate. A total of 16,768 people received their vouchers.
WFP Egypt negotiated two contracts with the Ministry of Supply to source the shortage of rice.
WFP has successfully completed second Year of the European Union (EU) funded project ‘Enhancing Access of Children to Education and Fighting Child Labour in the Arab Republic of Egypt’.
On 13 July, WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Amman. During her visit, the Executive Director travelled to the north-eastern border and met with HRH Prince El Hassan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and key donors to discuss WFP’s current and future objectives in Jordan.
On 31 July, WFP hosted a children’s film festival in Za’atri refugee camp, in cooperation with the Sharjah International Children’s Film Festival (SICFF), who donated USD 13,613 to school feeding in the camp.