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29 Aug 2016 description
report AlertNet

Charities working in the worst affected regions of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh said trafficking was widespread in the aftermath of previous disasters

By Nita Bhalla

NEW DELHI, Aug 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women and children in India's flood-hit eastern region are at risk of being preyed upon by human traffickers and sold into slavery in middle class homes, restaurants and shops, and even brothels, aid workers warned on Friday.

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29 Aug 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

"If they do not want to talk to us directly, let them pick an internationally recognised non-governmental organisation," Nigeria's president says

ABUJA, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Nigeria would let Boko Haram choose a non-profit organisation as an intermediary in any talks on the release of about 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from the northeastern village of Chibok in 2014, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday.

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28 Aug 2016 description

Israel's unwillingness to investigate violations of international law in the Gaza Strip

Between 7 July 2014 and 26 August 2014, for almost 51 days, Israel launched a military offensive in the Gaza Strip codenamed "Operation Protective Edge" (OPE). The operation killed 2,251 Palestinians, the vast majority of them civilians, and of whom 299 were women and 551 were children. The operation also caused massive destruction to 18,000 homes and other civilian property, including hospitals and vital infrastructure.[1]

28 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF celebrates its 25th anniversary in Venezuela working in partnership with public agencies, civil society and the academia, implementing its 2015-2019 programme

28 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

En su 25 aniversario en Venezuela, UNICEF trabaja en alianza con organismos públicos, la sociedad organizada y la academia implementando el programa 2015-2019

28 Aug 2016 description

El 29 de julio 135 personas (35 familias), entre ellas 69 mujeres, 66 hombres y 53 menores de edad, se desplazaron de la vereda Zaragoza (municipio El Carmen) debido a la presencia de un Artefacto Explosivo Improvisado (AEI), cuya detonación afectó dos viviendas, y a los combates entre el Ejército y un Grupo Armado no Estatal en la carretera, que es la única entrada y salida de la vereda.

28 Aug 2016 description

La Corporación de Municipalidades de la República de El Salvador (COMURES) se complace en presentar el informe de resultados de la Consultoría: “Diagnóstico sobre situación de los municipios de El Salvador para responder a la Niñez y Adolescencia y otros sectores vulnerables, incluyendo alternativas de financiamiento para implementación de la Ley de Protección Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia (LEPINA)”, coordinado por esta Gremial con auspicio del Fondo de la Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF).

28 Aug 2016 description


• Malnutrition affects 2.7 million people including a million children under the age of five.
Only 35 per cent of children with severe acute malnutrition are being reached and of those, only 25 per cent are actually cured.

• Despite access constraints, conflict and displacement, Medair delivers critical nutrition support in the South

t• More than 5,000 people Afghans are returning from Pakistan per day

28 Aug 2016 description
report Save the Children

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (August 27, 2016) — Save the Children is concerned about the fate of civilians being evacuated from the besieged town of Daraya, Syria. The movement of people to other areas of Damascus and to Idlib is ongoing today, with six buses apparently leaving this afternoon.

28 Aug 2016 description
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87,000 IDPs from Falluja and surrounding areas since May

49,800 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas since March

83,000 IDPs from Shirqat, Al Qayyarah and surrounding areas since June

3.385 million IDPs since January 2014

233,900 Iraqi refugees in the region


UNHCR’s overall appeal of USD 584 million for IDPs and Iraqi refugees in the region is 38% funded including recent announcements and projections


28 Aug 2016 description


  • Of the estimated 4,400 total new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia, over 78% were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,221 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,231 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centres.

27 Aug 2016 description

Najran, Saudi Arabia | AFP | Saturday 8/27/2016 - 15:28 GMT

A rocket fired from Yemen killed a three-year-old boy Saturday in the Saudi border region of Najran, a civil defence official said, in the latest cross-border attack by Iran-backed Yemeni rebels.

Major Ali al-Shahrani, civil defence spokesman in southwest Saudi Arabia, told reporters a nine-year-old brother of the boy was also wounded when a Katyusha rocket hit their family's home.

27 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Par Alexandre Brecher

En recueillant trois jeunes filles déplacées à la suite de l’attaque de leur village par Boko Haram, François Sakotai ne se doutait pas que ce geste généreux serait à l’origine d’un miracle : la réunion d’une mère avec ses enfants.

DZAWANDAI, Cameroun, 25 août 2016 – Lorsqu’on lui demande son âge, François Sakotai se contente de sourire. « Je ne sais pas, répond-il, 70 ans, 80 peut-être ? Tout ce que je sais, c’est que je suis vieux. Je suis vieux et j’étais seul, jusqu’à ce qu’Élisabeth, Delphine et Waibai arrivent chez moi. »

27 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council

26 AUGUST 2016

At its fifty-eighth meeting, on 17 May 2016, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq (S/2015/852), agreed to address the following message through a public statement issued by the Char of the Working Group.

To all parties to the armed conflict in Iraq:

27 Aug 2016 description
report UN News Service

26 August 2016 – In the first full, completed, cross-line delivery via road in August, inter-agency convoys have reached some 75,000 people in al-Waer in Syria’s Homs province with life-saving humanitarian assistance, the United Nations humanitarian arm has reported.

27 Aug 2016 description

New York, 26 August 2016 - The Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) remains concerned about the lack of progress in finding a lasting solution to the political and institutional deadlock in Guinea-Bissau..