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New early warning platform for protection and security incidents in the CAR

A new early warning platform for displacement movements, protection issues and security incidents was created by the Information Management Team of the Protection Cluster in the CAR, under the leadership of UNHCR and the co-facilitation of the Danish Refugee Council. The platform, accessible at https://ewarningcar.crowdmap.com, is based on the concept of crowdsourcing. Namely, the online collection of information from local communities, NGOs, international organizations, the media and other actors.

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USAID and UNDP team-up to boost developing countries’ access to climate finance at a region-wide forum

Siem Reap, Cambodia—Government officials from over 20 nations in Asia and the Pacific, including some of the region’s least developed countries, are meeting in Siem Reap today to share with one another how they are strengthening their public financial management systems to better access and manage climate financing for supporting their national aspirations on climate resilient development.

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Matrice de suivi des déplacements (DTM) – Mali Août 2014

Eléments clés

  • 19 499 ménages (101 279 personnes) enregistrés et identifiés par l’OIM dans l’ensemble des régions du Mali. 64 362 PDIs sont dans les régions sud et 36 917 PDIs dans les régions nord.

  • Les mouvements de personnes déplacées vers le nord continuent même si une tendance à la baisse est observée depuis le début de l’année.

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Investing in Adolescent Girls for Africa’s Development

By Hinda Deby Itno and Julitta Onabanjo

H.E. Mrs Hinda Deby Itno, is the First Lady of the Republic of Chad and President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS and Dr. Julitta Onabanjo is UNFPA’s Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.As the United Nations prepares to hold a Special Session of the General Assembly (UNGASS) on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) on Sept. 22, they call for renewed commitment to adolescent girls in Africa, saying, “It is critical that we act now.”

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Lebanon launches its MDGs Report 2013-2014: Slow progress on the poverty reduction and environmental sustainability goals

A year before 2015, Lebanon’s progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) has been challenged by a complicated political situation and spillovers of the Syrian crisis, especially the massive influx of refugees, says the latest Lebanon MDG report The number of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon is compromising achievements made on the health MDGs directly, and other MDGs indirectly.

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The Ebola crisis: reversing development gains in Liberia

15 Sep 2014 by Antonio Vigilante, Deputy Special Representative for Recovery and Governance

As the Ebola crisis continues to take a toll on people’s lives and livelihoods in West Africa, the focus is increasingly not just on the health aspects of the crisis, but also on its social and economic consequences.

Sure, the human and medical aspects of the crisis are still on the front burner, as they should be. The public health care system has all but collapsed, while the number of Ebola cases is increasing exponentially.

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Buenaventura, Colombia: Realidades Brutales

Desplazamiento Forzado y Violencia Sexual Basada en Género

1. INTRODUCCIÓN

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SAACID Monthly Health & Nutrition Bulletin - August 2014

Report
SAACID

SAACID, in partnership with UNICEF, operates a health and nutrition network across Mogadishu City; treating severely malnourished children under 5 years of age, providing counselling and micro-nutrient supplementation to pregnant and lactating women, immunization services, TB treatment, and hygiene promotion. This bulletin provides figures and highlights from this month’s activities.

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Buenaventura, Colombia: Brutal Realities

Forced Displacement and Gender-based Sexual Violence

The report “Buenaventura, Colombia; Brutal Realities”shows that in Colombia, the violence disproportionately impacts women, especially those of afro-Colombian descent and that the tactics of the warring factions systematically use sexual violence as a weapon of conflict. The report, which is released with support from UNHCR, is based on interviews and desk research and can be downloaded here.

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Mali + 2 others
Rethinking Resilience: Prioritizing Gender Integration to Enhance Household and Community Resilience to Food Insecurity in the Sahel

Report
Mercy Corps

Nowhere is answering the question of how to increase resilience more critical than across the Sahel, a region plagued by chronic poverty, food insecurity, drought, ecosystem degradation, and conflict. Mercy Corps conducted field research in Mali, Niger, and Northern Nigeria to examine the differing vulnerabilities and capacities of men, women, boys, and girls to understand what helps build the resilience of individuals, households, and communities. We found numerous structural barriers and unequal power dynamics that need to be addressed to ensure a truly resilient Sahel.

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Security Council press statement on United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

SC/11562
AFR/2968
PKO/436

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Samantha Power (United States):

The members of the Security Council welcomed the seamless transition of authority from the African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic (MISCA) to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 15 September, which took place in accordance with resolution 2149 (2014).

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Pakistan: Protection Cluster Bulletin April - July 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overview of IDPs in KP FATA: as of 31 July 2014, the number of IDP families registered in KP/FATA was 207,472 families.

  • On-going North Waziristan (NWA) IDP protection response

  • Protection Cluster Detailed Assessment in area of displacement and area of return conducted and report issued.

  • Grievance Desk (GD) SOPs reviewed, providing step by step guidance on key issues raised at GDs and streamlining approach among protection actors

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Nord-Kivu: 700 cas du paludisme enregistrés à Nyabiondo

Report
Radio Okapi

Seize personnes sont décédées, depuis trois semaines, du paludisme sur les 700 cas enregistrés en quatre mois dans le centre de santé de Nyabiondo, dans le territoire de Masisi (Nord-Kivu). Le médecin-directeur de l’Hôpital de référence de Nabiondo, docteur Placide Ngango Kubuya, a livré ces chiffres, lundi 15 septembre. Il a indiqué que son établissement enregistre, chaque semaine, au moins un mort dû au paludisme.

Les segments de la population les plus touchés sont constitués des femmes et des enfants de 0 à 5 ans.

Radio Okapi:

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Situation of human rights in Yemen - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (A/HRC/27/44)

The present report is the fifth periodic report on the human rights situation in Yemen submitted by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) pursuant to Human Rights Council resolutions 18/19, 21/22 and 24/32. It provides an updated assessment of the overall human rights situation in Yemen from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014, particularly against the backdrop of the recommendations contained in previous High Commissioner’s reports and Council resolutions 18/19 and 21/22. The

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Brighter beginnings in Burundi

90% of the population of Burundi are subsistence farmers but many women are unable to contribute because they have no childcare options. The emerge poverty free Toddlers’ Day Care Centre in Gitega, Burundi will provide that childcare, and an opportunity to educate the mothers about health and nutrition.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #25, Issued on 12 September 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

  • UNICEF and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched an extended unconditional cash transfer (UCT) programme targeting 5,801 households in the most affected municipalities in Eastern Samar. Each household will receive around US$ 100 per month on top of the regular cash grants provided by the DSWD to poor households.

Typhoon Haiyan