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20 Sep 2017 description

Mogadishu, 19 September 2017 – The AU Mission in Somalia has trained sixty officers from the Somali security forces in the prevention of recruitment and use of child soldiers in conflict.

The two-week training supported by the British government and the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, through the Dalhousie University of Canada, drew participants from the Somali military, police and intelligence services. Representatives of non-governmental organizations, federal and regional level member states, also participated in the training which ended today.

20 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-sixth session
11-29 September 2017
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

Note by the Secretariat

20 Sep 2017 description

On this issue

  • UN Migration Agency Launches Study to Help Scale up Formal Remittances to Ethiopia

  • Another 180 Migrants Forced from Boat Today, a Day after 50 Somalis, Ethiopians were Drowned by Smugglers off Yemen

  • 50 Ethiopian Migrants Stranded in Puntland Return Home with UN Migration Agency Assistance

19 Sep 2017 description

Background

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

August data collection in Bay was conducted through a quantitative survey between 29 - 30 August, focusing only on those waterpoints in the region that are charging for water. The assessment has followed the official district boundaries of the region.

19 Sep 2017 description
infographic World Health Organization

HIGHLIGHTS

  • During the month of August, 917 cholera cases, with no death, were reported across the country as compared to 6 383 suspected cases including 20 associated deaths (CFR: 0.31%) reported in July 2017.

  • The cumulative number of cholera cases reported from January to August 2017 is 77 133 including 1 159 associated deaths with a case fatality rate of 1.5% reported in 52 districts of the country.

19 Sep 2017 description

Key Indicators
- 190,212 internally displaced persons received NFI kits since January 2017
- 49,668 internally displaced persons received shelter materials, including the emergency shelter kit this year
- 17,600 Individuals from refugee and Yemeni host communities accessed essential health care services this year

Operational Context

19 Sep 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

19 September 2017

19 Sep 2017 description

This autumn, the Government will present Sweden’s largest aid budget ever. In a time when aid is needed more than ever, the money will be used to address the biggest challenges of our time: the humanitarian crisis, sustainable development, peace and human rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and achieving the 2030 Agenda.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Around the world, there are too many refugee children who haven’t just lost their homes, they’re also losing their futures every single day.

More than half of all the refugee children in the world – 3.5 million children – aren’t in school.

19 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

By: Valeria Sau

An unprecedented drought is affecting East Africa and it is not expected to end any time soon. That means there are more hard times ahead – but from what I saw on my recent visit, the people of South Sudan and Somalia are determined (with CARE’s help and thanks to the generosity of the UK public) to get through it.