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30 Aug 2018 description

Shamsa is using 'Trace the Face' to try to locate her son who decided to take the risky journey to Europe.

Each year, thousands of migrants go missing on their way to Europe. Families get separated, loved ones end up in different corners of the world, unaware of where their relatives are and whether they are safe.

30 Aug 2018 description
report Oxfam

Brian McSorely

For World Water Week, Oxfam Engineering Adviser Brian McSorley reflects on the achievements of the Global Solar Water Initiative and the potential of solar water pumps to transform lives and ways of working.

Solar power offers so many possibilities for development and humanitarian aid, from lighting, to internet connectivity and water provision. If you are involved in helping communities access clean water, almost anywhere where Oxfam is working, the following question is a no brainer:

29 Aug 2018 description

A sustained focus on resilience in the past decade has led to broad acceptance of it as a major programmatic priority for programs designed to strengthen the ability of vulnerable households to withstand myriad shocks and stresses. Resilience measurement concepts and methods have improved dramatically together with resilience theory and practice, informed by rich knowledge networks (AgriLinks) and resource materials (

29 Aug 2018 description

Kenyans will be able to share information about police extra-judicial killings and abductions in real time, using a new online portal designed to help human rights organizations hold the authorities to account, Amnesty International said as the world marks the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

29 Aug 2018 description

Par le personnel du HCR  |  29 août 2018   |  English   |  عربي

29 Aug 2018 description

Four million refugee children go without schooling, UNHCR report

Turn the Tide: Refugee Education in Crisis study finds refugee enrolment in school is failing to keep pace with growing displacement worldwide.

While the population uprooted by wars and persecution is on the rise worldwide, the numbers of refugee children enrolled in schools is failing to keep pace, according to a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency released today.

27 Aug 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 60 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Cholera in Nigeria
  • Cholera in Tanzania
  • Typhoid fever in Zimbabwe
  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

27 Aug 2018 description

782,363 Total of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.

4.5 M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA

941,000 Planning population of DRC refugees by December 2018.

BASIC INFORMATION

POPULATION FIGURES

  • The figures in this report have been updated to reflect the results of a continuous biometric registration and verification exercise in countries of asylum.

  • The total figures include additions (new arrivals and births) and subtractions (departures, deaths, noshows during food distributions and deactivations).

27 Aug 2018 description

7,000+ Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items and seeds.

6,500+ Children under 2 years, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers received blanket supplementary feeding supplies in Unity

6,000+ IDPs interviewed during an intention survey in Malakal Protection of Civilian site

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

298,038 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 July 2018.

1.88 million IDPs in South Sudan including 198,444 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 26 July 2018.

27 Aug 2018 description

Kenya remains determined to keep the country free of the polio virus following a finding of a circulating vaccine-derived polio virus in an environmental water sample in Nairobi last April.
Earlier in the month, the Ministry of Health launched Round Two of its planned polio campaign covering 12 counties at risk and targeting 2.8 under five children. Round Zero of the supplemental Immunization Activity was done in Nairobi only targeting 800,000 children while Round One done in July vaccinated 2.5 million children in the 12 counties.

24 Aug 2018 description
  • Summary of new viruses this week: Afghanistan – two new wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) positive environmental samples. Democratic Republic of the Congo – circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 detected in the stool samples of two healthy contacts of two different negative AFP cases. Nigeria – one new case of cVDPV2, and two new cVDPV2 positive environmental samples. Somalia – one new case of cVDPV2. See country sections below for more details.
24 Aug 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Since the outbreak of conflict in South Sudan in December 2013, an estimate of 2.4 million people have been displaced to neighbouring countries. The movement has been fuelled by insecurity, economic crisis and drought, yet is but one of the latest waves of displacement seen over multiple generations. According to estimates, a third of the population of South Sudan remains displaced, of which the vast majority are women and children.

24 Aug 2018 description

Kenya has one of the most dynamic and innovative economies in sub-Saharan Africa. A decade after going through a food crisis and in the aftermath of the drought in 2016-2017, the country aims to achieve self-sufficiency in food products such as maize, tomato, cabbage, rice, beans, milk and meat. This clearly stated ambition of the Kenyan government has received support from the African Development Bank, which sees food security as a catalyst for the growth and development of the country’s productive sectors.

23 Aug 2018 description

As cash transfer programmes increasingly become a standard component of humanitarian responses, aid agencies and donors seek a more comprehensive understanding of delivery mechanisms that are effective, efficient, and offer good value for money, while meeting the preferences of affected people. This research project looks at how recipients of humanitarian cash transfers – including forcibly displaced people – experience cash assistance in different forms and combinations, particularly where these make use of digital delivery mechanisms.

22 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

More than 24,531 cholera / AWD cases and 347 deaths (Case Fatality Rate, 1.4%) have been reported in 10 out of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2018. These countries include; Angola, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 23.5% of the total case load reported this year, followed by Kenya at 23.4%.