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13 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 20,136 refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 and 47 per cent of them are children under the age of years. The period 14th – 24 th January 2016 saw the entry of a total of 601 new Burundian refugees compared to 390 refugees in the last week of January 8-13,and 151 in the previous week January 1st -7 th before that showing an increase in trends.

12 Feb 2016 description

SG/SM/17532-PKO/559-WOM/2060
SECRETARY-GENERAL
PRESS RELEASE

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General wishes to pay tribute to the first-ever all-female Formed Police Unit deployed to a United Nations peacekeeping operation, which will end its mission in Liberia after nine years. The 125 women and supporting personnel will return to India this weekend.

12 Feb 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

  • 57,300 People receiving UNHCR winterization assistance
  • USD 6.1 million winterization budget
  • 34,100 tonnes of heating coal or m3 wood
  • 29 Quick Impact Projects (QIPs) across Ukraine currently implemented

FUNDING

  • USD 34.8 million requested for the operation in 2016

PRIORITIES

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La crise sécuritaire de 2012 au Mali a provoqué le déplacement de centaines de milliers de personnes à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur du pays. L’année 2015 a été marquée par un certain retour au calme dans le nord du pays, notamment grâce à la signature de l’accord de paix en juin 2015 entre les différentes parties prenantes du conflit, permettant ainsi aux familles déplacées de revenir dans leur région d’origine.

L’amélioration des services sociaux de base

12 Feb 2016 description

The Dost Bakery, a small cake factory, was established in Iraqi Kurdistan in the autumn of 2015. Dost means “friend” in Kurdish, and the bakery is indeed run by ten friends, all women and most of them displaced members of the Yazidi minority, now living in and around the Sharia Camp near the city of Dohuk.

12 Feb 2016 description

Depuis le début de l'année, 2.425 personnes ( soit une moyenne de 78 personnes / jour ) ont été enregistrés au camp de Minawao.

Au 31 janvier 2016, la population totale de réfugiés s'élève à 54.806 personnes. 60% de la population totale du camp à moins de 18 ans et les femmes représentent 53%.

Avec une augmentation continuelle de la population du camp de Minawao, la capacité d'accueil du camp a atteint ses limites et crée de nouveaux besoins.

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Highlights

  • The eighth round of the Displacement Tracking Matrix was conducted in January across 13 states, with results to be released at the end of February.

  • Biometric registration continued in Maiduguri, with 35,842 people registered by the end of January.

12 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • At least 8 people were killed and 50 injured in two suicide attacks which occured in Guité and Mitériné on the shores of lake Chad, in Hadjer-Lamis region.

  • Some 56,000 IDPs have been newly identified on 22 which recently became accessible in the north of Lac region of Chad (Liwa and Daboua subprefectures), according to the findings of a multisector assessment which took place on 14-18 January.

12 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP's assistance focuses on the vulnerable and very poor populations affected by food insecurity and high malnutrition. WFP currently provides food assistance through one protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO), two regional emergency operations and a special operation (SO) to manage the UN humanitarian air service programme.

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COUNTRY STRATEGY

WFP’s strategy for Mauritania (2011-2016) identifies three priorities, which were developed in consultation with the Government, United Nations agencies and other partners.

12 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance: WFP has been providing assistance to children enrolled in primary school, orphans and vulnerable children, people living with HIV and vulnerable populations affected by emergencies such as floods, droughts, and the high food price crisis.

12 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance

WFP has two key objectives in Côte d’Ivoire: (1) Saving lives and livelihoods, and (2) promoting transition and support for a sustainable school feeding programme. The first focuses on the improvement of food security and nutrition in the regions of Tonkpi, Guemon and Cavally (in the west), Tchologo, Poro and Bagoue (in the north) and Bounkani, Gontougo (in the north-east) of the country. It addresses persistent relief needs while promoting the transition to recovery.

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COUNTRY STRATEGY

WFP responds to challenges in Cameroon through a mix of relief, recovery and development operations. Vital emergency support is provided to refugees from C.A.R and Nigeria, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and vulnerable host populations through two regional emergency operations. WFP is also supporting the Government in the implementation of its development and recovery priorities.
WFP has been present in Cameroon since 1978 as a key player for both development and humanitarian assistance.

Summary of WFP assistance:

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Updated 12 February 2016

Travellers should stay informed about Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases and consult their local health or travel authorities if they are concerned.

Based on available evidence, WHO is not recommending any travel or trade restrictions related to Zika virus disease. Countries reporting sporadic Zika infections in travellers arriving from affected countries pose little, if any, risk of onward transmission.

12 Feb 2016 description

The escalation of violent conflict between Armed Groups and the Iraqi government has seen an estimated 3.2 million Iraqis internally displaced as of January 2016 – primarily towards the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). This large scale of internal displacement started in the governorate of Anbar, where violence began and escalated in June 2014, spreading across much of northern and central Iraq.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The campaign on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence took place from 25 November to 10 December, with awareness-raising sessions promoting women’s and girls’ rights organized in IDP camps and urban areas.

  • UNHCR continued to deliver essential assistance to help the displaced families cope with harsh winter temperatures. 108,000 displaced people have received winterization support since 1 October 2015.

UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS

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