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04 Mar 2015 description

The Papua New Guinea National Disaster Office is seeking 3 million US dollars in relief assistance for the Western Highlands and Jiwaka provinces which have been hit hard by floods and landslides which have killed seven people.

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04 Mar 2015 description

ABU DHABI, 3rd March 2015 (WAM) --- The Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has distributed more humanitarian aid to thousands of Iraqi refugees who recenly fled the violence to Iraq's Kurdistan Region.

ERC's fresh aid, which is part of its response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis, included food supplies, winter aid and basic supplies for children and mothers at refugee camps strewn around Erbil City.

Some new refugees took refuge at schools, mosques as well as in structures that do not meet the minimum health standards.

04 Mar 2015 description
  • Implementation period: 2011 – 2020

  • Project budget: $500 million

OVERVIEW

04 Mar 2015 description
  • Implementation period: September 2014 – September 2019

  • Project budget: $54 million

The “Increasing Access to Basic Education and Gender Equality” activity supports Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education (MoE) at all levels (central, provincial, and district) to help deliver primary education through community-based schools. Approximately 100,000 children in ten provinces are participating in the program.

04 Mar 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Abuses Against Children Still Rampant

(New York) – Egypt recently took two steps to promote the rights of children, but serious violations by authorities against children still demand urgent attention, Human Rights Watch said today.

04 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Marge Francia

UNICEF’s Observational Interim Care Centres provide new hope for children under quarantine and a new mission for the Ebola survivors who serve in them.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 3 March 2015 – Picturesque mountains and lush greenery adorn the fields surrounding the Observational Interim Care Centre (OICC) in which James Kamara* and his six siblings pass day 18 of their quarantine. A soft breeze flows through the bright yellow building, carrying the laughter of children.

04 Mar 2015 description

New York – The recruitment and use of child soldiers continues to be a major challenge in South Sudan, despite commitments by the Government and the opposition led by Riek Machar to protect children from the impact of conflict, stated Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.

04 Mar 2015 description

IKRAM JUNAIDI

ISLAMABAD: Refusal of polio vaccination to children declined in the country this year, an encouraging development but not significant enough to raise hopes for quick eradication of the crippling disease.

Data available by Dawn says that 36,510 parents refused the vaccine in February compared with 54,061 in January.

Greatest resistance to the national immunisation campaigns was observed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa - where almost 26,000 parents refused the vaccine in February – and the least in Punjab, 798.

04 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

Keith Hansen
High Level International Conference on Ebola
Brussels, Belgium
March 3, 2015
As Prepared for Delivery

Your Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to affirm the unwavering commitment by the World Bank Group to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone end the Ebola epidemic and rebound from this crisis.

04 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank

Education in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia has been severely affected by the Ebola outbreak, with school closures having affected 5 million children at the height of the crisis. The World Bank Group (WBG) is helping these countries to reopen schools or prepare for reopening. This support comes amid fears that hard-won education gains achieved in a fragile environment will be tragically eroded.

04 Mar 2015 description

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues, albeit with decreasing intensity. The virus has infected more than 23,700 people across the region since the outbreak was declared 11 months ago. While the number of new patients in Liberia is declining, numbers are still fluctuating in both Guinea and Sierra Leone. A total of 99 new confirmed cases were reported across the three worst affected countries during the week up to 22 February 2015.

03 Mar 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The humanitarian situation remains fluid and unpredictable with the health response concentrated in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.

  • A new cholera outbreak was reported in Ikotos Country, Eastern Equatoria State. A total of 43 cases and three deaths (CFR 7%) were reported between 11 and 19 February. Health partners responded swiftly to contain the outbreak.

03 Mar 2015 description

3 March 2015 - To help settle social disputes among displaced communities, a three-day workshop on conflict management was recently conducted at the UNMISS protection site in the Unity State capital Bentiu.

The workshop, organized by UNMISS Civil Affairs section, aimed to equip different categories of internally displaced persons (IDPs) with skills to help resolve conflicts in the site.

IDP categories included traditional leaders, civil society representatives, women and members of the Informal Mediation and Dispute Resolution Mechanism (IMDRM).

03 Mar 2015 description

Region

  • Unrest: There are growing concerns about the destabilising impact of the presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire scheduled to take place in May 2015, particularly along it’s borer with Liberia where the capacity of local security officials is weak (Conciliation Resources, 27/03/2015).

  • Number of cases: 23,913 cumulative reported cases across the region, including 9,714 deaths, as of 28 February (WHO, 02/03/2015).

03 Mar 2015 description

General Overview

  • Completeness for weekly reporting in week 8 of 2015 was 83% compared to 70% for the corresponding week of 2014.

  • ARI, malaria, AWD, ABD and suspect measles are the top causes of morbidity among IDPs.

  • During week 8 of 2015, ARI was the top cause of morbidity among IDPs and registered a proportionate morbidity of 17% and incidence of 53 cases per 10,000 population.

03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

EDUCATION

03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

POPULATION

03 Mar 2015 description

This Indicator Report provides a monthly snapshot of the regional response to the South Sudan Situation. The indicators included report on the Post 15 December 2013 South Sudan caseload only. The report is prepared through collaboration with the reporting country and the Regional Support Hub, Nairobi.

The notes below provide further contextual information on various sector indicators:

POPULATION

Since the influx of Dec 2013, 28,831 SSD children have been received, making up over 64% of the total population received.