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26 Sep 2018 description

Office of Press Relations
Telephone: +1.202.712.4320 | Email: press@usaid.gov

Today, the Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Honorable Mark Green, and the Secretary of State for the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Penny Mordaunt, M.P., announced 23 intended finalists for Creating Hope in Conflict: A Humanitarian Grand Challenge, at the 2018 edition of the Concordia Annual Summit in New York City.

26 Sep 2018 description
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Erbil, Iraq; 26 September 2018 - Survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) can now dial “119” to receive support, counselling, and referrals to community-based services and resources in the region.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- As of August, the child protection component of the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education programme for refugees – designed to identify enrolled children’s protection concerns and facilitate their access to specialized services – reached nearly 44,000 children in 15 provinces.
- Together with the Southeast Anatolia Administration and the Development Foundation of Turkey, UNICEF organized 17 circuses in host communities in Şanlıurfa and Mardin to promote social cohesion and youth participation.

25 Sep 2018 description

Debarati Guha-Sapir, professor, Francesco Checchi, professor

Science must prevail

25 Sep 2018 description
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Baghdad, 25 September 2018 - The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a contribution of NZD 250,000 (USD 160,000) from the Government of New Zealand and is grateful for the deployment of an in-kind Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Threat Mitigation Advisor to support explosive hazard management activities in Iraq.

25 Sep 2018 description

In 2017, around one in three school-age Syrian children were out of school inside Syria and the five host countries. Barriers to access and effective learning are complex and include beyond the education sector, a wide range of protection and socio-economic issues that contribute to negative coping mechanisms, such as child marriage, recruitment by armed forces, and child labour. No Lost Generation (NLG) partners have been working together to address challenges that children affected by the Syria crisis and their families face to access quality education opportunities.

24 Sep 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 24 September 2018

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We are here today because we all recognize that today’s humanitarian crises are pushing tens of millions of adolescent girls closer to the sharp edge of vulnerability. Humanitarian assistance must respond to the specific needs, vulnerabilities and capacities of adolescent girls if it is to be effective.

24 Sep 2018 description

Question

What are the general lessons from peace agreements that illustrate why peace agreements may or may not work? What are the favourable conditions for a successful power sharing agreement? Issues of interest include 'do no harm' principles, secondary benefits, how to incentivise elite actors.

1. Overview

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 278 mt of food assistance distributed
- US$276,580 cash based transfers made
- US$1.7 m six months (September 2018 - February 2019) net funding requirements
- 30,053 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Context

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- Since January UNICEF and partners trained 693 teachers (353 females) on education in emergencies. In August, 437 teachers participated in UNICEF-supported training sessions.
- Since the start of the year, UNICEF has delivered more than 2,800 tonnes of water treatment materials countrywide, contributing to an estimated 10 percent of the national annual requirement.

24 Sep 2018 description

Arrivals
This week, 667 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 1,578 arrivals and from last year’s 1,029 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 95, compared to 225 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands
Over 18,300 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Iraq (23%), Afghanistan (22%) and Syria (20%).

24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

Every year, UNICEF and its partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) generate a wealth of knowledge in the region and evidence of the results from programmatic interventions. The purpose is to inform national dialogues around the design and implementation of child-friendly policies and to improve interventions, thus contributing towards full implementation of the rights of all children across the MENA region.

23 Sep 2018 description
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Kalar, Iraq, 23 September 2018 – Police officers in Garmiyan Administration have completed a two-day training course organized by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) on core human rights principles relating to police work.

23 Sep 2018 description
report European Commission

The European Union has started as a peace project and has successfully transformed a war-torn and conflict-prone continent into a global actor in peacebuilding and conflict resolution. The European Union promotes peace across the globe by addressing the root causes of conflict, contributing to creating the necessary conditions for the reconstruction of societies and supporting the recovery of affected civilians. The International Day of Peace reminds us that peace is not a given.