1.772.535 registered Syrian refugees as end of June 2015.
Registration of camp and non-camp Syrian refugees continued to take place during June 2015 under the supervision of Ministry of Interior - Directorate General of Migration Management. As of 15 June 2015, 1,772,535 Syrians were biometrically registered. Since the beginning of 2015, UNHCR has delivered 11 additional mobile registration trucks to the Government of Turkey to support continuous registration efforts of the Turkish authorities.
By Sharmina Manandhar
Community health volunteers provide a crucial link to health services across Nepal, where a UNICEF-European Union intiative has helped to bring a big drop in malnutrition.
MANGALSEN, Nepal, 28 July 2015 – It is a happy day for Madan Sunar and his family. After a three-month stay in hospital, the 4-year-old from Achham district, in the Far-Western region of Nepal, is finally going home with his parents and 2-year-old brother.
Islamabad : Pakistan continues to be confronted by a series of regional and localized challenges of different natures compounded by recurrent natural disasters (such as floods, earthquakes and droughts, cyclones and landslides etc.). These disasters have devastating consequences, including also widening of the ‘gender’ gaps between women and men.
by Sandra Krause | Director, Reproductive Health Program, posted: July 28, 2015
Over the last decade there has been some terrific progress in the development sector, most notably in the recognition of women as drivers of change and the importance of their political, economic and social participation in society. We’re even seeing recognition of the importance of sexual and reproductive health not only as a human right but as an important factor in economic development.
By Maherin Ahmed
During the rainy monsoon months, up to 70 percent of Bangladesh gets inundated, making it tough for coastal communities to rebuild their lives.
Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Tuesday 7/28/2015 - 20:05 GMT
Nigeria's army said Tuesday it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country's northeast.
Army officials said the operation to free the captives took place in the town of Dikwa in Borno State, which had fallen to Boko Haram twice since April, and was recaptured by Nigerian troops last week.
Malabo, 20 July 2015. In an effort to provide a sub-regional scope to address cross border issues, the Mano River Union (MRU) and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the margins of the International Conference on Africa’s Fight against Ebola.
The MoU provides the framework for the identification and implementation of activities to be undertaken in or by the four member states, namely Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
7491st Meeting (AM)
The Security Council today decided to authorize the Member States of the African Union to maintain the deployment of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 30 May 2016, agreeing with the Secretary-General that conditions would not be appropriate for a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country until the end of that year, at the earliest.
The Ebola virus disease (EBOLA) outbreak in West Africa has the worst death toll since the disease was diagnosed in 1976. It also has far-reaching socioeconomic consequences.
21,426 consultations are provided to the Syrian Refugees in primary health care services
• Access to comprehensive primary health care services including maternal and child health remained stable during the first semester of 2015, the under 5 mortality rates remains low at 0.12/ month. Health centres are functioning in all 10 camps; in total more than 178,000 patients visited health centres in camps and consultation rates reached an average of 3.7 consultations/ refugee/ year (expected range: 1-4).
Livelihoods activities for the Syrian refugees and members of host communities cover mainly three areas:
1• Income Generation opportunities: Increased employment opportunities through income generation/employment creation activities. Livelihoods Assessment for Syrian Refugee Erbil camp population is on-going including local labor market assessment, skills survey and camp business market survey completed for Basirma, Qushtapa, Darashakran and camp. Final assessment to be released in early August
7492nd Meeting (AM)
Reiterating its strong condemnation of terrorist attacks, human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law by Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin region, the Security Council today stressed the need to bring to justice those responsible.
Distinguished members of the Security Council,
With much regret, my inaugural statement to the Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria continues where my predecessor left off, chronicling yet another month of grim statistics to convey the horrors of a brutal conflict and the immense suffering of beleaguered civilians, particularly women, children, the elderly and those living with disabilities.
23 July 2015: Almost 3 months ago, on 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake destroyed parts of Nepal, killing over 8,800 people. It was followed by a second earthquake on 12 May.
In the aftermath, Plan International has provided aid to nearly 196,000 individuals, including almost 82,000 children in some of the hardest-hit areas.
The needs of the 3 million children affected by the devastating earthquakes must be prioritised, says Plan International.
One of the tragic consequences of the armed conflict in the west of the Central African Republic is that families have become separated and dispersed as they fled. When they weren't trapped in their villages or neighbourhoods, thousands of people sought refuge from the violence in neighbouring countries or camps for people displaced within the country. Many of them – adults and children alike – have no news of their loved ones.
UN Agency Updates
Gifty Jemal Hussein was a typical smallholder farmer in Ethiopia. She grew Ethiopian banana, corn and a few coffee plants in her backyard to feed her family and earn a meager income to make ends meet.
Harvests were low and unpredictable. Land was limited. This was life.
But 2013 was different.
By Louise Redvers
DUBAI, 28 July 2015 (IRIN) - Aid agencies have no problem agreeing that gender-sensitive programming is a good idea, but few have come up with concrete methods for evaluating the impact it has on those it is supposed to be helping.
The humanitarian sector’s Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) “Gender Marker” rates aid proposals on whether they ignore, take into account, or prioritise Gender Equality Programming (GEP).