Children

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Child marriage takes a brutal toll on Syrian girls

DAMASCUS, Syria – “No girls want this life,” said Nour,* a 12-year-old girl from Aleppo, Syria, who was married to a 30-year-old man earlier this year. “Teenage Syrian girls are being forced into early marriages to save their families.”

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In Tanzania, empowering girls, fighting HIV

By Sandra Bisin

A leadership training programme in Tanzania aims at reducing the vulnerability of out-of-school adolescent girls, who are at high risk for HIV, gender-based violence and unwanted pregnancy.

DAR ES SALAAM, United Republic of Tanzania, 20 October 2014 – Fatuma Djamali was born in 1996 in Ruvuma region, in Tanzania’s southern highlands. Since she was in primary school, her life has been dominated by solitude and fear.

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Iraq + 1 other
Canadian Leadership Helping Protect Children’s Futures in Iraq

Minister Paradis announces Canada's leading role in launching the No Lost Generation initiative in Iraq

October 17, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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Profiling and needs assessment of internally displaced persons (IDPs), 17 October 2014

Summary of findings

KEY UPDATES:

• The number of IDPs has dramatically increased since the beginning of August 2014, from 155,800 on 13 August to 417,246 on 16 September.

• The largest number of IDPs is hosted in the areas immediately surrounding the conflict-affected area: in peaceful areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, as well as in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhe oblasts.

• Many IDPs have returned to northern parts of Donetsk oblast, and following the ceasefire, some IDPs have returned to the conflict-affected area.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report 7th - 13th October 2014

Highlights

  • During the reporting period, an estimated 180,000 people have been internally displaced from Heet City and surrounding areas in Anbar Governorate .

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Chad + 2 others
Chad: Migrants from Central African Republic Situation Report No 8 (as of 30 September 2014)

HIGHLIGHTS

· The relocations of people from the transit sites to temporary camps are hampered by delays in the construction of shelter and water and sanitation infrastructure.

· The government has decided to review the development of Maingama temporary camp to maximize the number of inhabitants and to accelerate shelter construction.

· The resurgence of malaria cases in transit sites and temporary camps continues. They now account for half of the sicknesses registered.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Challenges for Resuming Normal Life After Earthquake: A Qualitative Study on Rural Areas of Iran

Findings showed that social uncertainty and confusion occurs as a result of negligence of some important social aspects in process of returning to the normal life. This issue, in turn, can greatly interrupt the normal developmental processes. Understanding the challenges of life recovery after disasters will help policy makers consider social rehabilitation as a key factor in facilitation of return to normal life process after earthquakes

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Tragedy of even greater proportions in Iraq should be urgently prevented

NEW YORK/GENEVA (20 October 2014) - On Sunday 19 October, the UN Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Human Rights, Mr. Ivan Šimonović, concluded his week-long mission to Iraq by meeting the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region Government.

“I am extremely concerned at the dramatic human rights consequences of the actions of ISIL and associated armed groups on civilians," Šimonović said.

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Katanga: une ONG distribue des moustiquaires imprégnées dans un camp de déplacés des pygmées

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Radio Okapi

L’ONG FIAFED distribue des moustiquaires imprégnées d’insecticide dans le camp de déplacés pygmées de Tchanga Tchanga à Kabalo (Katanga). Cette organisation organise également des analyses de laboratoire pour détecter des cas de malaria dans cette communauté. Elle veut diminuer le taux de mortalité dû au paludisme.

Ce camp de déplacés compte plus de 609 ménages. La majorité de personnes qui y vivent sont des enfants de moins de 5 ans, des femmes enceintes et des vieilles personnes. Elles vivent dans la promiscuité et la précarité.

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Central African Republic: Refugee Situation UNHCR Regional Update 36, 11 - 17 October 2014

HIGHLIGHT

  • The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative (SRSG) and head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), Mr. Babacar Gaye, requested that all concerned parties ensure the implementation of the Brazzaville agreement as he believes that the recent crisis in Bangui is partly due to its non-application. Mr. Gaye believes that enforcement of the agreement, signed on 23 July 2014, would lead to the end of the crisis and provide a way to return to constitutional order.

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Iraq + 5 others
Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) Iraq Crisis (ECHO/-ME /BUD/2014/91000) Last update:07/10/2014 Version 5

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000

MAJOR CHANGES SINCE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE HIP

October 2014: modification n°4

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Liberia + 2 others
Pregnant in the shadow of Ebola: Deteriorating health systems endanger women

Over 800,000 women in the worst-affected countries face increased risks

MONROVIA, Liberia – Thirty-six year old Comfort Fayiah, in Monrovia, Liberia, never imagined her pregnancy would end the way it did – with her giving birth on the side of the road, in a heavy downpour, to twins.

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UN Women Annual Report 2013-2014

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UN Women

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

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UNFPA welcomes agreement on Chibok girls’ release

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes news of a ceasefire agreement that is expected to lead to the release of more than 200 girls who were kidnapped from the north-eastern Nigerian town of Chibok—the Chibok Girls. These girls have languished in captivity long enough, and it is high time they are returned to their families, communities and schools.

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RDC : l’Ituri accueille des déplacés fuyant les atrocités des ADF à Beni

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Radio Okapi

Des centaines de déplacés en provenance du Nord-Kivu affluent depuis samedi 18 octobre dans le district de l’Ituri (Province Orientale). Selon le chef de poste d’encadrement administratif de Komanda, ces personnes, constituées essentiellement des femmes et des enfants, arrivent en petit groupes pour s’installer dans diverses localités des territoires d’Irumu et de Mambasa. Elles fuient les dernières attaques des présumés rebelles ougandais des ADF à Eringeti à la limite entre le Nord-Kivu et l’Ituri.

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In Syria and neighbouring countries “winter puts Syrian families at risk of disease and death”

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CARE

People affected by the conflict have to survive the upcoming cold winter weather with meagre assistance, CARE supports with blankets, winter clothes and cash assistance.

Amman, Jordan (XX, 2014) - As another harsh winter season approaches in the Middle East, CARE International calls for the immediate release of further funding to support millions of people caught up in the conflict in Syria and in neighbouring countries.

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Female Peacekeepers receive training on gender and effectiveness in military organizations

The MONUSCO Force Commander, General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, has established a Gender Field Advisory unit within his team, in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 (31 October 2000) on Women, Peace and Security, and following a request from the MONUSCO Gender section.

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Turkey + 1 other
Humanitarian aid for Kobani’s Kurds from Syria

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Islamic Relief

Amidst increasingly complex conflict in the region, Islamic Relief has provided life-saving aid to Kurds fleeing armed groups in northern Syria.

In late September, over 138,000 people – mainly Kurds – crossed the Turkish border from northern Syria, according to the UN refugee agency. Most of the refugees are women, children, and elderly people, who are exhausted after having walked several kilometres on dusty roads with their luggage.

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Imploring States to Uproot Violence, Exploitation, Online Predators, Speakers Tell Third Committee Children Deserve Childhoods

GA/SHC/4105

Delegates Highlight Protecting Youngest Generation, Conclude Debate on Women’s Advancement

Sixty-ninth session,
16th, 17th & 18th Meetings (AM & PM)

Violence against society’s most vulnerable, in all its forms, needed to be uprooted and eradicated in order to pave a sure path towards sustainable development, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today as it continued its debate on the rights of children, and concluded its consideration of the advancement of women.