Authors: Athena Kolbe
5 février 2016 – De hauts responsables des Nations Unies ont appelé à l'élimination totale des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) d'ici à 2030, les qualifiant de « pratique violente » qui meurtrit les filles pour la vie, met leur santé en danger et les prive de leurs droits et de leurs chances de réaliser pleinement leur potentiel.
While I was in Turkey during a recent visit (mid-January), I met a new group of CARE’s Information Volunteers as they began their first day of training. They are all Syrian refugees and their role is to provide other refugees with information about their rights, advice on services available to them, psychological support, and information about risks they and their families might face – such as child marriage.
Total arrivals in Samos (Jan 2015 - 03 Feb 2016): 109,326
Total arrivals in Samos during Feb 2016: 248
Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 83
Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 152
% of arrivals in Samos compared to total in Greece (2016) : 7%
Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 800
Estimated departures to Mainland (Based on estimates provided by authorities): 0
New statistical report on female genital mutilation shows harmful practice is a global concern – UNICEF
NEW YORK, 5 February 2016 – At least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation in 30 countries, according to a new statistical report published ahead of the United Nations’ International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
Posté le février 5, 2016 par Mamadou Cissé
Mamu Mushiya est une mère de famille de 38 ans qui vit à Miabi, territoire situé à 35 km de la ville de Mbuji-Mayi, dans la province du Kasai Oriental en République Démocratique du Congo. Mère de 9 enfants, Mushiya est mariée à un creuseur de diamant. La vie n’a pas été facile pour elle et sa famille après la faillite de la MIBA dont les activités constituaient l’ossature de la vie économique et sociale du Kasaï-Oriental.
Joint Press Release
Juba, South Sudan, 4 February 2016 – The Government of Japan, based on its commitment to support the people of South Sudan and through partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), delivered three ambulances to health facilities in three conflict-affected locations where there are 250,000 women of reproductive age in need of obstetric services.
An Emergency Committee was convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) on 1 February 2016. Following the advice of the Committee, the Director-General announced the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil to be a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.
Guinea was declared Ebola free on 29 December. As of 27 January 2016, Guinea has reached Day 30 of the phase 3 countdown, which is a total of 90 days, ending on 27 March.
Guinea is closely working with Sierra Leone on cross border intervention to strengthen surveillance as new cases are reported in neighboring Kambia.
As of 27 January 2016, two new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Sierra Leone. On 14 January 2016, the first confirmed case of Ebola was announced in the district of Tonkolili. The new case stems from a 22 year old female who died on 12 January 2016. While symptomatic, the index case traveled to Port Loko and Kambia, resulting in quarantined communities across the three districts. The aunt of the index case, who took care of her and was placed under quarantine, was also confirmed positive on 20 January 2016.
Summary of WFP assistance: WFP in Tajikistan contributes to the food security, social protection and resilience goals of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2010-2015 and supports the United Nations Millennium Development Goals 1, 2 and 3. WFP’s activities reach approximately 500,000 vulnerable and food insecure people every year.
Summary of WFP assistance: In July 2015, WFP Sudan launched a two-year Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO, 2015-2017), valued at USD 693 million and aiming to reach 5.2 million people in total. Between July and December 2015, WFP intended to reach nearly 3.5 million beneficiaries. Following long-standing efforts to bring improved food security to vulnerable communities in Sudan facing complex emergencies, the new PRRO supports a gradual shift from relief operations to recovery and resilience activities.
WFP assistance in Jordan focuses on providing food assistance to Syrian refugees and supporting the Government towards improving the quality of life for Jordanians, creating income generating opportunities and guaranteeing social welfare. WFP’s support comes at a time when the country is faced with a chronic economic crisis, further exacerbated by the Syrian refugee crisis. WFP’s assistance is aligned with the national development goals of “strengthening principles of social justice and equal opportunity” and “reducing the poverty rate in Jordan”.
Summary of WFP assistance: WFP’s goal in the Kyrgyz Republic is to support the Government to improve food security and nutrition and build resilience of vulnerable populations against the impact of recurrent natural disasters and economic shocks.
Optimisation of the Primary School Meals Programme
Summary of WFP assistance: The governments of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan, with the support of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), agreed upon a four year Solutions Strategy in 2012 to support voluntary repatriation, sustainable reintegration, and assistance to host countries. Despite efforts to facilitate the repatriation of refugees living in Iran, a significant number of poor and food insecure refugee households continue to require humanitarian support, including WFP food assistance.
AMMAN / GENEVA (4 February 2016) – United Nations human rights expert Maria Grazia Giammarinaro today welcomed Jordan’s strong commitment to fight trafficking in persons, but urged the Government to further strengthen its legal framework and adopt prevention measures, especially related to regular channels for migration and employment, and protection of workers’ rights.
FAO, UNICEF and WFP launch joint resilience strategy to improve well-being of Karimojong
KAMPALA – Three United Nations agencies in Uganda are implementing a new multi-year resilience strategy to help transform the lives of vulnerable people in the Karamoja region of North Eastern Uganda.
GENEVA (5 February 2016) – The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, today called for an immediate end to hostilities that have triggered new protection and humanitarian concerns in Darfur. He warned that, in the last two weeks, tens of thousands of civilians have been forced to flee their homes in the Jebel Marra area of Darfur after a new escalation of violence.