Committee on the Rights of Persons
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Colombia on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Yemen’s situation is negatively impacted by halt in the peace negotiation, ongoing hostilities and worsening economic situation. The escalated conflict, higher prices of fuel and basic goods, and a considerable cash shortage are deeply affecting national systems – particularly the health system. Enormous humanitarian needs in Yemen are expected to increase in the coming months.
Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report
23 Aug 2016
New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.
Persisting insecurity impedes humanitarian access in Bambari, Ouaka province.
Since January, over 173,000 people received emergency food assistance.
Refugees in Bambouti require access to basic social services including schools and health facilities.
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) allocates USD 9 million to the CAR.
Upsurge of violence hinders humanitarian access to the people in need of assistance
This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 1 June to 30 June 2016.
On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia launched the revision of the joint Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). The revised HRD estimates that 9.7 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of emergency food assistance until the end of the year. This is a decrease from the 10.2 million people estimated at the beginning of the year. Similarly, the estimated number of children that require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016 decreased from 458,000 to 420,000.
The recent surge in violence in the West Bank has dramatically affected the lives of Palestinians, including Palestine refugee children. Between October 2015 and July 2016, 84 Palestinian children, including 12 Palestine refugee children, were killed – 6 out of the 12 fatalities occurred in West Bank refugee camps. Furthermore, as of 10 August, 1,146 Palestinians have been displaced as a result of demolitions, including at least 542 children; 406 of the displaced were Palestine refugees, including at least 187 children.
Shelter and Infrastructure construction in Erbil and Sullaimaniya Governorates
KURDS NGO partnership with UNHCR
KURDS Erbil Office in close coordination with funding agency (UNHCR), implemented the following activity in Erbil Refugees Camps:
1- Stone Cladding works for the Retaining wall
Complementary works for Phase 4 and construction Retaining wall: This project started on first of February and the implementation process completed in July, 2016
The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) is a charity, independent and non-profitable organization and was formed in 2005 in the Kurdistan Region capital city Erbil. BCF dedicates its works and project on humanitarian efforts and helping poor people as well as refugees. The Barzani Charity Foundation gives great importance to education children and providing medical needs and equipment to disabled people across Kurdistan Region.
Overview on Education in Emergencies (EiE) in Sudan 2016
North and Central Darfur
The gap in education is still very high with some 3,400 school aged children identified as being in need of learning facilities in Sortony, North Darfur following their recent displacement from Jebel Marra. This translates to 68 temporary classrooms alongside teaching and learning related materials. The government approval for construction of these classrooms was granted after advocacy by UNICEF, sector partners and the Ministry of Education.