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01 Sep 2015 description

Kuwait City, 1 September 2015 As prepared for delivery Your Excellencies,
Ministers,
Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen,

Welcome to this fifth meeting of the Syria Top Donors Group.

I start with my sincere and countless thanks to His Highness the Amir and the Government and people of Kuwait for their exemplary and steadfast generosity; their continuing proactive, positive, principled engagement; their willingness to host the International High-Level Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria; and their support in hosting these Top Donors Group meetings.

01 Sep 2015 description
report Alhasan Systems

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Up to the task? Provinces found wanting on climate change policy

Rescue 1122 working for safer communities

Karachi ill-prepared to face quakes, say experts

Save our wetlands to stave off future flooding

As waters recede, some flood-hit people start returning to their homes in Punjab, Sindh

The mighty Indus feeds all the greedy Officials clueless about enraged weather system

Big disaster ahead if new dams not built: Ex-Chief Meteorologist

31 Aug 2015 description

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the assessment team for the valuable role played by them in making this assessment possible.

Assessment Locations and Methodology

The assessment covered urban areas of the Al-Shahr district of Hadramaut governorate. Data was collected through interviews with 60 randomly selected key informants including: IDPs, teachers, businessmen, doctors, labourers, employees, drivers, managers and community leaders. 13% of the key informants were female.

Overview

31 Aug 2015 description

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the assessment team for the valuable role played by them in making this assessment possible.

Assessment Locations and Methodology

31 Aug 2015 description
report Radio Dabanga

After an assessment of nine schools at the camps for the displaced in South Darfur’s Nyala and Bielel localities, the state Ministry of Education and Unicef concluded that 506 classrooms need rehabilitation.

The schools are also short of teacher kits, student kits, and textbooks, according to the assessment conducted between June and the first week of August 2015.

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan reported in its bulletin this week that there 87 schools and 873 classrooms in the nine camps, which provide education to 97,163 children.

31 Aug 2015 description
report CARE

A peace deal signed by South Sudan’s president last Wednesday brings new hope to its people. But are words enough?

South Sudan is the world’s newest nation. However since December 2013 a war has been raging, marked by ethnic killings, gang rapes and child soldier recruitment. Around seven ceasefires have been called, however each shattered within days or hours.

30 Aug 2015 description
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 Violence and armed conflict remain key drivers of displacement in Iraq that has forced about 3.2 million people to leave their homes since January 2014.

 Humanitarian access remains tenuous in hotspot areas in Anbar governorate.

 Emergency response continues to people who have fled towards the Bzeibiz bridge and Ameriyat al Falluja area in Anbar who reside in camps and informal settlements.

 About 80,000 people in Haditha need food, safe water and health services.

8.6 m people in need

28 Aug 2015 description

Summary Indicators

South Sudan is a landlocked country of approximately 640,000km2 . It was formed in 2011, gaining independence from Sudan. It is bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Central African Republic. Abyei region is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, with its final status pending negotiations between the two countries (CIA Factbook, 2015). The country is divided into 10 states, with the capital being Juba.

28 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Critical malnutrition rates in hard-to-reach areas of southcentral Somalia, including Bulo Burto and Xudur

  • More than 20,000 people have fled their homes due to military operations

  • Mid-year review shows some progress towards strategic objectives but more funding is still needed.

For further information, please contact:
Maurizio Giuliano, Public Information Officer a.i., OCHA Somalia, giuliano@un.org, +254-738-999985

28 Aug 2015 description

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  • Suspected Israeli settler arson attack results in two Palestinian deaths in West Bank village.
  • On year after the end of 2014 Gaza hostilities, affected families finally accessing building materials to reconstruct their homes.
  • FAO responds to new outbreaks of ‘bird flu’ in Gaza.
28 Aug 2015 description

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  • Humanitarian needs across Yemen continue to grow as violence escalates.

  • Serious damage to Al - Hudaydah port could deprive millions of people of food and prevent the import of fuel necessary to run health facilities, flour mills, and water and sanitation works.

  • Some form of assistance delivered to 6.9 million people across Yemen’s 22 governorates.

  • Outstanding donor pledges hinder response.

FIGURES

28 Aug 2015 description
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  • Earlier this week, 14 educators and four of their children were killed and 20 people injured in an airstrike on a teacher’s office in Amran, just north of Sana’a. UNICEF’s Executive Director and the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict strongly condemned the targeting of civilian infrastructure and the devastating impact it is having on Yemen’s children.

28 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

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• Across the region, with the start of the school year approaching, UNICEF and partners are gearing up to support learning opportunities.

• In Syria, UNICEF is preparing for the launch of the Back to Learning (BTL) initiative 2015/2016. The BTL initiative aims to reach over 1 million children with education supplies and approximately 5.5 million community members with education messages via media campaign. Unique to this year’s campaign is the launching of the self-learning programme, which targets 315,000 out-of-school children this year.

27 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Response highlights in 2015

• 850,000 people have access to health services and essential medicines in affected areas; a national measles campaign is scheduled for November.

• 10,025 children under five suffering from severe acute malnutrition received therapy with a recovery rate of 87%.

• Over 200,000 people have access to safe drinking water and more than 150,000 displaced people have access to latrines in the sites.

27 Aug 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Despite a receding of floodwaters, the ongoing monsoon continues to risk further flooding and increase the vulnerability of people coping with the effects of the disaster.

  • Multi-Sector/Cluster Initial Rapid Assessment results have been compiled and the Inter-Agency Initial Flood Response Plan finalised.

  • 40% of flood-affected areas continue to have limited humanitarian access as a result of debris, broken roads and bridges.

27 Aug 2015 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 4,131,680

Balance Requested: US$ 4,070,485

Geneva, 27 August 2015

Dear Colleagues,

27 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• 9,500 IDPs in Central Darfur’s Guldo town finally receive food aid.

• 6,600 South Sudanese refugees in White Nile State still need emergency shelter and household supplies.

• 114,000 South Sudanese refugees who arrived in Sudan since mid-December 2013 have received some form of humanitarian assistance.

• 22,000 people displaced due to inter-tribal conflict in North Darfur’s Mellit area need aid.