Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:32 GMT
By Kieran Guilbert
LONDON, Feb 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The addition of highly nutritious foods and supplements to the diets of poor mothers could help reduce child mortality and malnutrition in Africa and South Asia, food experts said on Thursday.
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I. Executive Summary
This report carries out a rigorous literature review around four key areas:
Is education seen as a ‘high priority’ amongst emergency affected populations?
To what extent is schooling disrupted by different types of emergencies? And how are different groups affected?
What are the economic and human costs of emergencies on education? And what are returns to investment in education in emergencies?
What is the nature of funding for education in emergencies?
The report finds that:
L'ONG CARE met les filles et les femmes au cœur de ses programmes et renforce leur autonomie en favorisant leur accès aux ressources, à l'éducation et à la santé. CARE implique les hommes et les garçons dans ses actions afin de changer durablement les attitudes à l'égard des femmes lorsque leurs droits sont bafoués. Découvrez quelques exemples de nos actions à travers le monde :
For the first time, under the presidency of Chile, the upcoming biannual debate on the protection of civilians, to be held on 27 January 2015, will focus on the protection challenges and needs faced by women and girls in armed conflict and post - conflict settings.
Human Rights Council
Agenda items 3 and 5
Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development Human rights bodies and mechanisms
I. Mandate and introduction
1. In its resolution 22/16, the Human Rights Council requested the Advisory Committee to prepare a research-based report on best practices and main challenges in the promotion and protection of human rights in post-disaster and post-conflict situations.
Snapshot 18-24 February 2015
Myanmar: 90,000 people are now reported to have been displaced by continuing violence between government troops and multiple armed groups in Kokang, Shan state. Aid organisations have been subject to attack – seven people were wounded in two separate incidents.
A new report has highlighted critical flaws in the Department for International Development's ability to respond to children in armed conflict.
The inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Protecting Children in Armed Conflict highlights a fundamental lack of understanding, policy and strategy within the UK government to provide effective support to children living in armed conflict and contribute towards ending cycles of violence.
Key findings from the report include:
The 3rd Conference of African Ministers responsible for Civil Registration organized by the African Union (AU) and the Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), with the support of partners including UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, was held at Yamoussoukro (Côte d’Ivoire) from 9 to 13 February 2015. UNFPA reaffirmed its support to States in strengthening their civil registration and vital statistics system.
Every day there seems to be a different country in the news with a new tragic headline: Nigeria. Ukraine. Afghanistan. Yemen. And of course, Syria.
Last year, we saw an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises around the world, and thanks to supporters like you, we've been on the ground helping people survive and continue working toward a better future despite unimaginable circumstances.
Honduras - This week IOM staff in Honduras met with US diplomats and USAID officials to coordinate actions aimed at strengthening the response of the Honduran Government to the current child migration crisis in the Northern Triangle of Central America (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.)
IOM facilitated a visit by U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Tim Kayne and U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, James Nealon, to the Centro de Atención al Migrante Retornado – the Reception Center for Returned Migrants (CAMR by its Spanish acronym.)
Japan - The Japanese Government has committed additional funds to support IOM’s operations in the face of increasingly complex humanitarian crises.
From its “supplementary budget FY2014,” the Japanese Government will avail a total of US$31.5 million to support IOM activities for vulnerable migrants, internally displaced persons, returnees and affected communities.
New report proposes steps for protecting children in alternative care
Some 250 children have arrived in Italy over the past week, as part of the growing flow of migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
Since the start of the year, more than 700 children have made the dangerous boat journey to Europe, around 200 of them unaccompanied minors.
The number of migrants arriving on Italy’s shores is up 60 per cent year-on-year from January 2014.
“I always wanted to go to school,” said Azra Misbih-ul-huda, 17, who lives in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. “ When this free education mobile learning project was launched in our area I was very excited […]I said to my mother I need to be educated and my mother eventually agreed because she said I had helped her a lot and I deserved it. Up until then I had been living in the village helping my mother with daily chores.”
Leaders from around the world are All In to end the AIDS epidemic among adolescents
UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, PEPFAR, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the MTV Staying Alive Foundation and youth movements represented by PACT and Y+ join President Uhuru Kenyatta to launch All In, a new platform for action against the adolescent AIDS epidemic.
L’ONUSIDA, l’UNICEF, l’UNFPA, l’OMS, le PEPFAR, le Fonds mondial de lutte contre le sida, la tuberculose et le paludisme, la Fondation MTV Staying Alive et des mouvements de jeunes représentés par PACT et Y+ se sont retrouvés autour du Président Uhuru Kenyatta pour lancer l’initiative **All In*, nouvelle plateforme d’action contre l’épidémie de sida des adolescents.*
These updates cover emergencies Oxfam is currently responding to around the world, although please note they don’t intend to be comprehensive.
Snapshot 11–17 February 2015
Myanmar: Fighting between the Myanmar army and the MNDAA, an insurgent group in the Kokang area of Shan state, displaced tens of thousands of people. Some fled into central Myanmar, while between 30,000 and 50,000 are thought to have crossed into Nansan, Yunnan province, China.