Save the Children’s search and rescue ship, the Vos Hestia, is returning to Italy with more than 290 refugees and migrants on board, rescued in two separate operations off the North African coast on Wednesday 26th October. Sadly, the bodies of 20 men and women, who perished before rescuers could save them, were also recovered.
The tragic loss of life comes as new figures suggest more than 3,800 people have drowned crossing the Mediterranean so far in 2016 - making it the deadliest year on record.*
BAMYAN - Ways to advance the social and economic standing of Afghan women by promoting good governance were explored by a panel of experts at a UNAMA-backed event in central Bamyan province.
The event drew 15 women from a range of fields from across Bamyan, a mostly rural province located in Afghanistan’s highlands region characterized by mountainous and semi-mountainous terrain.
Sughra Attayee, a leading women’s rights activist in the province, said that for positive change to happen, it is necessary for women to work together to build networks of advocacy groups.
Résumé analytique et recommandations
La République démocratique du Congo n’est pas un État failli, du moins pas pour tout le monde. C’est un échec pour la grande majorité des Congolais qui souff rent du délabrement des services de sécurité, de santé et d’éducation. À l’inverse, pour les élites dirigeantes et leurs partenaires commerciaux, qui cherchent à extraire ou trafi quer les ressources de manière illicite au détriment du développement du pays, le Congo est un État effi cace.
The report on the Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analysing Resilience, published in August, identified areas least resilient to climate change. This will assist WFP and partners to implement adaptation activities, which will help communities to recognize, capitalize and build their own resilience.
Funding gaps are currently jeopardizing the implementation of all activities. Considering current level of funding, three regions out of seven will be prioritized for PRRO and two provinces out of four will be targeted for CP.
Government carried out an evaluation of the pilot-project for the introduction of locallyproduced yoghurt in the school canteens in Sahel. A workshop for the validation of evaluation findings was held in Dori (Sahel region) on 27 September.
As Sierra Leone works to recover from challenges caused by the Ebola outbreak in mid-2014, WFP continues to support sustainable improvements in smallholder farmers' lives and livelihoods under Purchase for Progress (P4P). A key part of these efforts are collaborative efforts with UN Women and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to support the empowerment of women farmers, as well as strengthen household nutrition.
By Sasha Lezhnev
Executive Summary and Recommendations
The Democratic Republic of Congo is not a failed state—for everyone. It is a failure for the vast majority of Congolese who suffer from abysmal security, health care, and education services. However, it is an efficient state for ruling elites and their commercial partners who seek to extract or traffic resources at the expense of Congo’s development.
WFP supports a national survey on food consumption to provide government authorities with key information on the food security and nutrition situation in Cuba.
WFP provides assistance to strengthening drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the inclusion of vulnerability indicators for food security and nutrition in drought risk assessments.
WFP has been closely monitoring the evolution of Hurricane Matthew, which is expected to hit eastern Cuba the first days of October.
WFP is supporting the Government with the Liberia Zero Hunger Strategic Review to review critical gaps and assess priorities to reach Zero Hunger by 2030.
The refugee population continues to decline due to the repatriation exercises conducted by UNHCR. By the end of 2016 it is estimated around 12,000 refugees will remain.
Eighty households displaced by floods in Port Loko and Kailahun districts received food assistance for one month to help them cope with the shock. Meanwhile, six flood-affected slum communities in Freetown were jointly assessed by WFP and the Office of National Security. A total of 119 households were identified for food assistance.
MONTEVIDEO/PANAMÁ, 25 octubre 2016 – Los Estados deben dar mayor visibilidad a las desigualdades que diariamente “excluyen, humillan y matan” a niñas, adolescentes y mujeres pidió hoy la Directora Regional de UNICEF para América Latina y Caribe, María Cristina Perceval, en su intervención durante la XIII Conferencia Regional sobre la Mujer de América Latina y el Caribe que se celebra estos días en Montevideo (Uruguay) y es organizada por la Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe (CEPAL).
While chronic child malnutrition fell over the last decade, anaemia has experienced an upward trend since 2011, affecting 43 percent of children.
High exposure to recurring disasters threatens the food security of vulnerable populations.
The new Government aims to reduce chronic child undernutrition from 14% to 8%, and to eliminate extreme poverty and child anemia by 2020.
• 7,100 IDPs in South Kordofan’s Abu Kershola locality need humanitarian assistance.
• Over 21,000 people vaccinated against measles in Abyei, following an outbreak declared by the Ministry of Health in September.
• According to an inter-agency mission, 3,650 IDPs have returned to Himeida village from IDP camps in West Darfur and refugee camps in Chad, since April 2016
• 60 per cent of the South Sudanese refugees who have arrived in Sudan in 2016 have taken refuge in East Darfur
Bangui, 21 octobre 2016. Trois organisations Non Gouvernementales opérant dans les préfectures de la Ouaka, Ouham-Pende, Nana Gribizi et l’Ouham ont reçu ce matin du bureau pays des Fonds des Nations unies pour la Population(UNFPA) un important lot de matériels médicaux et kits pour porter une assistance médicale d’urgente urgence dans le cadre du Dispositif Minimum d’Urgence en Santé de Reproduction (DMU-SR) et des réponses aux Violences Basées sur le Genre/ EAS aux populations affectées par les dernières poussées de crises qui secouent la République Centrafricaine.
Bangui, 22 October 2016. Three non-governmental organizations operating in the prefectures of Ouaka, Ouham Pende, Nana Gribizi and Ouham received today from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) a large batch of medical devices and kits for carrying an urgent medical emergency assistance under the Minimum Initial Service Package on Reproductive Health (MISP). This will also help to respond to Gender Based Violence / SEA cases recorded during recent outbreaks of crises in the Central African Republic.
Plusieurs années de sécheresse, exacerbées par le phénomène El Niño, auront un impact à long terme
27 octobre 2016, Rome - Dans le sud de Madagascar, les effets de la grave sécheresse provoquée par le phénomène El Niño sur la production agricole, où près de 850 000 personnes sont en situation de grave insécurité alimentaire, vont vraisemblablement se poursuivre jusqu'en 2017. Pour y faire face, il est essentiel d'intensifier les interventions humanitaires.
Iriba, 11 October 2016 - In Chad, socio-cultural traditions and gender roles limit educational opportunities for refugee girls. Child marriage and forced marriage are widely practiced, causing many girls in secondary school to drop out early. Girls are also charged with domestic duties such as retrieving water, providing for the family, and taking care of children. These responsibilities along with societal and familial pressures lead to high dropout rates that are not seen amongst boys.
- Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt - A Palestinian child was killed in Beit Ummar village, north of Hebron. - 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
- Israeli forces targeted the border areas in the Gaza Strip. However, no casualties were reported.
- Israeli forces conducted 56 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one in the Gaza Strip.
Consecutive years of drought amplified this year by El Niño will have lasting impact - nearly 850,000 people need urgent humanitarian assistance
27 October 2016, Rome - The impact of severe El Niño-induced drought on crop production in southern Madagascar, where nearly 850,000 people are acutely food insecure, is likely to persist into 2017 and requires an intensified humanitarian response.
Cotonou, 25 octobre 2016. - L’Agence belge de développement (CTB), venant en appui à la Direction Départementale de la Santé du Mono et du Couffo (sud Bénin), a offert, les 13 et 14 octobre 2016, un important lot de matériels aux centres de santé de la région. Cette action a pour but de réduire la mortalité maternelle et infantile en garantissant le bon déroulement de chaque accouchement et en permettant que les meilleurs soins soient administrés aux nouveaux nés en cas d’urgence.