A total of 130,204 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 82,610 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,070 in Kiryandongo and 6,5551 in Kampala.
In Kiryandongo, the Chief Justice, Stephen Kavuma made an unannounced 3 hour visit to the settlement on 20 November, to see first hand how refugees live and talk with UNHCR staff.
To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, UNAIDS published Women living with HIV speak out against violence, a collection of powerful essays written by women living with and affected by HIV. Intimate partner violence affects one in three women globally and has been shown to increase the risk of acquiring HIV, while research shows that preventing such violence can reduce HIV incidence by 12%.
Detentions at Erez
A patient remains in Israeli detention after being taken from Erez checkpoint enroute to his hospital treatment. Apatient’s companion was detained and interrogated for 11 days before being turned to Gaza; his father returned to Gaza without accessing medical treatment (page 7).
Access restrictions increase
A total of 129,913 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013, including 81,934 in Adjumani, 11,969 in Arua, 29,490 in Kiryandongo and 6,5201 in Kampala.
An ECHO multi-sectoral team carried out a mission in Adjumani, Arua and Kiryandongo 9-13 November to monitor the quality of activities it funds, identify gaps in the response to the refugee crisis, assess ECHO’s added value and discuss its funding strategy for 2015.
Baghdad, 26 November 2014 – At the launch of the ‘16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence’ between 25 November and 10 December, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Nickolay Mladenov said “My wholehearted thoughts go on that day particularly to the hundreds of abducted women and girls who are suffering unspeakable abuses and atrocities by terrorist groups”.
The total cumulative number of reported cases across the region has reached 15,319, including 5,444 deaths (Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone each reported over 17-18 November). However, the numbers of registered cases and deaths seem to underestimate the real magnitude of the outbreak.
The unprecedented nature, scope, and complexity of this regional crisis have outstripped the health system’s capacity for response and control.
GUATEMALA. – Alrededor de 11,000 hogares de todo el departamento de Totonicapán que tienen niñas y niños en edad para incluir alimentación complementaria en su dieta (entre 6 y 23 meses), se beneficiarán con la alianza para fortalecer las acciones de Nutrición del Plan del Pacto Hambre Cero, que formaliza hoy Catholic Relief Services –CRS Guatemala– y el Programa Mundial de Alimentos en Guatemala –PMA–, en coordinación con la Secretaría de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional –SESAN.
Addis Ababa November 25/2014 Ethiopia could save as many as 76,800 mothers and babies each year if it continues its 'aggressive' efforts to develop and implement effective strategies to improve maternal and newborn health, a new finding estimated.
The Lancet Every Newborn Series 2014, launched here yesterday, stated that Ethiopia could save more mothers and infants by addressing challenges related to health workforce, financing, and service delivery, which are the most common barriers to improve survival in high-burden countries.
Le Haut Commissariat des Nations unies pour les réfugiés a lancé une campagne annuelle appelée communément “16 jours d’action contre la violence sexuelle et de genre”, mardi 25 novembre, à son centre de transit de Kavimvira (Sud-Kivu). Elle consiste à sensibiliser les communautés d’Uvira contre le mariage des enfants. Le HCR estime que 15 millions de filles de moins de 18 ans sont mariées chaque année.
As conflict continues in Syria, millions of people are in desperate need of assistance. The UK has committed £700 million of support in response to the humanitarian crisis, including food, medical care and relief items for over a million people in Syria and the region.
60th & 61st Meetings (AM & PM)
Offering a range of solutions for moving the Middle East peace process forward, while regretting the steps backward due to escalation of violence in recent months, the General Assembly adopted six draft resolutions today by recorded vote on the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East overall.
Agenda item 105
Crime prevention and criminal justice
Note by the Secretariat
By its resolution 2014/18 of 16 July 2014, the Economic and Social Council recommended to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolution:
United Nations Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
GENEVA, November 25 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday condemned child marriage and said his organization must do its utmost to help stop the practice, which affects an estimated 15 million girls every year. His remarks came in a short ceremony in Geneva to mark the annual 16 Days of Activism against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, where he said it was UNHCR's duty to counter child marriage.
In mid-July, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) South Sudan Communication Specialist Kate Donovan visited the Malakal Protection-of-Civilian site with a group of journalists. They were there to chronicle the trials of people struggling to survive in the nearly unimaginable squalor inside the confines of the United Nations (UN) compound, where they had come seeking protection from the fighting that included targeting of civilians.
Today, 24 November 2014, marks the start of the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV). The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) prioritises gender-sensitive aid and supports projects which address gender-related issues. To unpack GBV in the humanitarian context, ECHO's Regional Information Officer for Central, East and Southern Africa, Malini Morzaria, caught up with our Nairobi-based Global Gender specialist, Eliana Irato.
WASHINGTON, 25 novembre 2014 – Les administrateurs du Groupe de la Banque mondiale ont approuvé aujourd’hui un crédit de l’Association internationale de développement (IDA)* d’un montant de 70 millions de dollars pour aider la Côte d’Ivoire à améliorer le déploiement et la qualité des services de santé dans certaines régions du pays, en particulier les services de santé maternelle, infantile et juvénile et les services de nutrition.