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25 Jul 2016 description

POPULATION OF CONCERN

247,339 Syrian refugees

KEY FIGURES

3,197
newly registered children provided psychosocial services

180%
Increase in the number of Syrian refugee cases being reactivated.

257
persons are still waiting for decisions by resettlement countries following submission for resettlement in 2015

25 Jul 2016 description

RESUMEN

Logros frente a los Objetivos Estratégicos

En 2015 se dio respuesta humanitaria a 844.000 personas, la mayoría de ellas ubicadas en las áreas geográficas priorizadas en el SRP, con especial atención en la población con mayores necesidades humanitarias (personas desplazadas, víctimas de violencia basada en género, indígenas, afrodescendientes, NNAJ afectados por el conflicto armado o por desastres).

25 Jul 2016 description

South Sudan human rights activist Angelina Daniel has challenged the government to deliver on its commitment to prevent sexual violence and other abuses against women, especially in times of conflict. She was reacting to a spate of cases of sexual violence during the recent fighting in Juba.

The call by Angelina came a day after fresh reports emerged that a group of women and young girls were sexually violated as they came out of the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site at UN House to look for food to feed their families.

25 Jul 2016 description

Cinq Volontaires des Nations Unies se lancent dans des projets de volontariat allant de la promotion à l’alphabétisation à des activités génératrices de revenus en partenariat avec des associations et ONG locales en République démocratique du Congo.

25 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN

Samuel Okiror

Uganda has received 30,000 refugees in just three weeks and reception facilities are overflowing. Recent fighting in South Sudan has caused a new wave of arrivals, putting pressure on its southern neighbour, which was already hosting half a million refugees.

Read the full article on IRIN

25 Jul 2016 description

More than 80% of the entries (86%) and exits (81%) are women and children. More exits than entries (62% exits verse 38% entries) have been registered. This may be due to the fact that many people are finding it difficult cope with the living condition in the Cathedral. Moreover, food has not been distributed since the onset of the displacement in late June. The MTT indicates that families who are exiting are moving into the relatively and/or moderately safer neighborhoods including Hai Selam, Hai Jezeera, Hai Kosti and Hai Jebel to re-enroll children in school.

25 Jul 2016 description

During the reporting week, more IDPs have entered the UNMISS Site compared to exits. Entries accounted for 84% of the movements, and 84% of the entries were women and children. More than 90% of the new arrivals reported coming into the UNMISS site for security reasons. The trend analysis for the reporting week indicates a sharp increase starting on 21 July which may be attributed to the general food distribution that started on 20 July. Most of the entries are from outside Wau town, including 26% from Ngoku.

25 Jul 2016 description

Health: Movement to Ngisa clinic is still restricted due to insecurity. This week, a new clinic was established in Nazareth to serve IDPs and the host community. Routine vaccination of children and women of reproductive age or pregnant continued at the Cathedral and SSRC sites. Vaccination services will start at Nazareth next week. Eleven health promotion sessions were conducted at the Cathedral and SSRC, with 3,036 individuals receiving health messages on prevention of diarrhoea, handwashing, malaria, personal hygiene and antenatal care.

25 Jul 2016 description

GENEVA (22 July 2016) - Members of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Ms Yasmin Sooka (Chair), Mr Ken Scott and Dr Godfrey Musila have begun their operations with initial meetings in Geneva this week.

The three-person Commission, appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council on 14 June, plan to visit South Sudan and Ethiopia in September 2016 to hold meetings with government officials, opposition leaders, civil society and South Sudanese citizens as well as intergovernmental organizations, and regional leaders.

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  • The cost of living in South Sudan sustained rising trends during the reporting month. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in June by 310% year-on-year, the highest in the world and historic ever recorded in the country. The recent fighting in Juba disrupted markets and trade, significantly reducing food availability and consequent remarkable increase in food prices in the capital to as high as 45-80% for legumes, 12-58% for cereals and up to 70-80% for fuel within one week following the cessation of hostilities.

25 Jul 2016 description

Monday, 25th July 2016

Lilongwe – The UN in Malawi deplores in the strongest terms, the practice of ritual cleansing ceremonies involving sex with young girls that continue to occur in different communities across Malawi and as recently reported from Nsanje District.

These practices are a violation of the rights of the girl child with immediate and long term psycho-social, physical, biological and health impacts. They directly lead to the high teenage pregnancies, early marriages, school dropouts and increased risk to HIV.

25 Jul 2016 description

Summary

Bentiu protection of civilian site (PoC) was established in December 2013 with currently over 102,000 people seeking protection in the site. Humanitarian partners and UNMISS are working together with the community to improve the living condition in the PoC area.

25 Jul 2016 description
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The UNAMA Report for the half of 2016 draws a grim picture in terms of Afghan civilian casualties noting that the highest number of civilian casualties have occurred so far this year since reporting began in 2009. Even more concerning is that children compose one-third of civilian casualties, which is also the highest figure for children killed or wounded in the same period since reporting began.

25 Jul 2016 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 979,346 (increased from CHF 833,945) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 27,000 people (5,400 households) for 12 months, with a focus on livelihoods including nutrition and food security, and community preparedness and risk reduction. The revised plan reflects an increased number of beneficiaries, an increase in activities, and a refocused geographic scope (from 20 to 17 provinces).

25 Jul 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Liberian midwives are being trained as surgeons to assume the role of maternal health doctors killed by Ebola.

Before the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, the country had a total of 50 doctors for its population of 4.3 million.

In comparison, there are 50 doctors available to every 100,000 people in the US.

Read the full story on Al Jazeera.

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The 2016 Kenya Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Survey (CFSVA) aims to give the first 47-county overview of food security and nutrition in Kenya since the process of devolution began in 2013.

The data and analysis for the report is drawn from the 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (KDHS), which was designed to monitor and evaluate population and health situations in Kenya. It marks the first time that food security indicators have been included in any DHS survey.

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July 25th, 2016 ― Doha: In one year of the agreement between Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) and its Somali counterpart, numerous relief and development projects were implemented for the benefit of victims of drought, amid deteriorated economic, security, and living conditions.

In total, these projects helped more than 175,000 direct beneficiaries, let alone hundreds of thousands of indirect beneficiaries from local communities.

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  • WFP requires additional resources before the end of July to provide school meals to 18,000 school children attending schools in the rural and suburban areas near of Djibouti-city. The new school year begins in September. Without additional funding at the start of the school year, in September, school attendance will most likely be affected.

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