TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT NEEDS OF WOMEN, GIRLS, BOYS AND MEN MAKES HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE MORE EFFECTIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE TO ALL AFFECTED POPULATIONS.
Rwanda continued to receive a steady influx of refugees from Burundi. The total number has now reached 71,485.
The shelter strategy is being revised to accommodate the large number of refugees in hangars, tents and semi-permanent facilities.
Alternative modes of providing water to the growing number of refugees are being put in place, while working on permanent/sustainable solutions.
Negotiations are ongoing to ensure refugee children’s participation in national education examinations.
Since fighting escalated in April, the World Food Programme (WFP), with help from partners, has assisted more than two million people in Yemen by providing over 25,000 metric tons of food assistance.
Yemen in Numbers
- Population - 26.7 million
- Internally displaced - 1.3 million
- Severe food insecurity - 6.1 million
- People reached with food assistance since April - 2.5 million
Reaching Yemen and those in need
· The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose this week from 3,303 to 3,324, with 21 new confirmed cases, including twelve from Conakry, seven in Forécariah, and two in the prefecture of Coyah (WHO Ebola Situation Reports, 20 July 2015).
· Among the 12 cases reported in Conakry, 11 were from the commune of Ratoma and 1 from the commune of Matoto while for prefecture of Forécariah, 6 were from the sub-prefecture of Benty and 1 from the sub-prefecture of Allasoya.
· In the week to 19 July 2015, there were four confirmed Ebola cases, down from 14 cases the previous week. The two cases reported in Western Area Urban district came from Patton Street and Lumley areas of Freetown (the only two areas reporting cases out of 48 wards in the district). Two cases reported from Port Loko district came from two (Mamusa and Marampa) out of 11 chiefdoms.
Situation analysis and change in context
Interview with María Simón, coordinator of the MSF project in Acapulco
29 July 2015
• The average household monthly expenditure on health in 2014 was USD 90 month (UNHCR Health Access and Utilization survey).
• Recent outbreaks of vaccine preventable diseases including measles and mumps have been reported.
• It is estimated that around 20% of displaced Syrians in need of hospital care are not able to access it translating to 20,000 persons per year.
• Over 800,000 doses of oral polio vaccinations were administered to children of all nationalities throughout Lebanon.
Objectives Substantial progress has been made in improving immunisation coverage for at least the routine vaccines across the world.
The proportion of the world’s children who receive recommended vaccines, in other words, global vaccination coverage , has remained steady for the past few years . It is estimated that immunisation currently averts at least two to three million deaths every year. However , it is also clear that in some parts of the world, immunisation coverage rates are stagnating or, even worse, declining.
• Sexual and Gender Based violence (SGBV) in Lebanon affects disproportionately women and children. Since 2014, in almost nine out of ten reported cases survivors have been women and girls. One in four reported cases of SGBV is from a child survivor. Over the past year, the most commonly reported types of violence are domestic violence, sexual violence, as well as forced marriage.
• The sector is now working in 185 of the 251 cadasters identified as most vulnerable.
• The 36 conflict mitigation mechanisms established so far have engaged over 1,173 community representatives, with a good participation of women (40%), providing communities with a space and mechanisms to deal with tensions.
• Nearly 3,000 youth from all communities have been engaged through 138 initiatives promoting tolerance, civic engagement and peaceful conflict resolution.
7495th Meeting (AM)
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations special political mission for Iraq for another year until 31 July, 2016.
· There are currently six confirmed cases in this most recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Margibi and Montserrado counties. Two of these are deceased, two have been discharged from an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), while the remaining two will be discharged as soon as they test negative. There is still no definitive information on the original source of transmission.
· As of 21 July 2015, there are 22 contacts being followed up in Margibi and 17 contacts in Montserrado.
• Population: 50.6% male to 49.4% female
• Population by Age: 65yrs 5%
• Average household size: 6 (5 in KRI)
• Female headed households: 10%
• Polygamous households: 12.3% women with co-wife
• Literacy Rates 15-24 yrs: male 84.1%; female 80.5%
• Infant Mortality rates: 28 per 1000 live births
A recent assessment of extension and nutrition services in Malawi investigates how this idea is being operationalized in Malawi and its FTF focus districts/Zone of Influence (Sigman 2014) The assessment — based on interviews with those in the public, private, and civil society sectors and a review of related literature — pinpoints key issues to be considered in the development and implementation of integrated agriculture and nutrition services in a coordinated and collaborative manner.
58 Children detained on charges of “involvement in armed groups” following fighting in Kayanza province (UNICEF, 28 July)
14 Children sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment on charges of “involvement in armed groups” (UNICEF, 28 July)
Over 177,000 Seeking asylum in neighbouring countries (UNHCR, 28 July)
1 New cholera case in Burundi since last reporting period, bringing the total to 181 confirmed cases (Ministry of Health, 28 July)
The present report is the seventeenth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014) and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014), in which the Council requested me to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.
World Day Against Trafficking in Persons - Thursday 30 July 2015
GENEVA (28 July 2015) – Speaking ahead of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro calls for sweeping changes in policy and on perception of trafficking. Fighting trafficking is not just about law enforcement, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children reminds governments across the world.
Marking the announcement of the Reaching All Children through Education (RACE) enrolment process for the upcoming school year, through vital support by the international community under the leadership of the Minister of Education Elias Bou Saab, a press conference was held with UK Minister of State for International Development, Desmond Swayne MP, Ross Mountain, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and World Bank Regional Director, Ferid Belhaj.
Over 81,000 Burundians have fled into Tanzania since end April according to UNHCR reports dated July 26, bringing the total refugee population at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp to over 146,000 (51% female, 49% male). Sixty percent of the new Burundian influx are children. Refugees continue to be hosted in mass shelters and family tents at Nyarugusu Refugee Camp. An alternate location for the new refugees has not yet been announced.