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- Horn of Africa Drought Response Issue No. 08 (31st January 2018)
- Top UN humanitarian official in Somalia: ‘we are not out of the woods yet’ on drought relief efforts [EN/SO]
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- SWALIM supports mapping of groundwater sources for priority humanitarian interventions in Somalia
- Somalia on edge of slipping back towards famine if aid is pulled out
Polio this week as of 13 March 2018 New on www.polioeradication.org: For International Women’s Day, we highlighted the critical role that women play in global polio eradication efforts. Dr Adele Daleke Lisi Aluma works to reach children who have never been vaccinated, whilst in Somalia, women are the face of polio eradication. In Nigeria, dedicated female mobilizers are ending polio, one home at a time.
We also launched the Gender and Polio section of our website.
New on http://polioeradication.org/: Reaching all children in the Lake Chad basin.
23 February marked 64 years since the first large-scale trial of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). Developed by Joseph Salk, IPV was found to be safe and effective, and is now part of routine vaccination programmes worldwide. Each year, it confers lifelong protection against polio to millions of young children.
This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Mali. The update additionally provides information regarding the status of the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict conclusion negotiations on the Secretary-General’s reports on the situation of children and armed conflict in Colombia and Somalia.
This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mali and Somalia. The update also notes that in March, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict is set to formally adopt the Afghanistan conclusions and receive the Secretary-General’s country specific report on Iraq.
by Larry Attree, head of policy at Saferworld.
The global threat from Islamist militancy keeps on spreading. Armed groups have pledged support for ISIS in 19 countries, and the Taliban, al-Shabaab, and al-Qaeda all remain undefeated. Meanwhile, refugees are fleeing conflict in numbers not seen since World War II.
A reboot of the global war on terror could only make things worse.
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Cholera continued to threaten public health and claim lives in the countries of Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR).
During this year, a total of 49,519 suspected cases of cholera including 12 related deaths (CFR: 0.02%) were officially reported to WHO by three Member States in the EMR.
This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Mali, and Somalia. The update also reiterates key recommendations to the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict ahead of the conclusion negotiations on Afghanistan, still pending.
The preliminary findings of Component 1 of SAVE are beginning to emerge, shedding new light on how humanitarian access is affected by insecurity. While it is well understood that access is reduced and constrained in violent environments, there has never been an attempt to measure these effects – in part because the humanitarian footprint itself has never been fully quantified. Component 1 is attempting to full this evidence gap.
Rotary is releasing $40.3 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, three countries where the disease has never been stopped.
The funds will help build on gains Rotary and its partners have been making in the fight to eradicate polio. Nigeria hasn’t seen a polio case since 24 July and the World Health Organization could remove it from the list of polio-endemic countries as soon as September if no cases are reported. Nigeria would have to go another two years without a case to be certified polio-free.
NEW YORK, New York, 9 March 2015 — The People of Japan contributed US $ 15 million to the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action to support humanitarian demining in five regions. The announcement of this generous support was made public by the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in March.
The five humanitarian demining programmes that will receive funds from Japan in 2015 are in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gaza, Somalia and South Sudan.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 17, 2015 — Ahead of this week’s White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, a new three-country report by global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps evaluates key contributors to youth engagement in conflict, finding that experiences of injustice, rather than unemployment or poverty, propel young people to take up arms.
This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Central African Republic (CAR), Mali, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. In particular, the update provides recommendations on preparations for MINUSCA, which will be fully deployed by 15 September 2014.
This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali / Sahel Region, Somalia, and the Philippines. It includes recommendations in particular for adequate child protection capacity when supporting the AU International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA), as a response to the urgent protection needs.
World Polio Day - 24 October! Partners, governments, civil society and communities worldwide are today marking World Polio Day, as efforts to eradicate this disease once and for all are being intensified. More
In Syria, reports of suspected polio cases have emerged. A cluster of hot cases is currently being investigated, and has prompted planning for a comprehensive outbreak response across the region. See ‘Syrian Arab Republic’ section below for more.
CDC Continues to Support the Global Polio Eradication Effort
The eradication of polio is an important priority for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are closer than we have ever been to eradicating polio and it is critical that we take advantage of this opportunity.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As a senior United Nations official in Afghanistan during the 2001 invasion, Antonio Donini saw firsthand the damage done as a result of humanitarians allying themselves with warring parties.
Read the full report on AlertNet.
Multi-country immunization campaigns took place this week (26-29 April) across West Africa. Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone all participated, aiming to reach nearly 30 million children under the age of five years with oral polio vaccine (OPV).
Government of Japan Steadfast in Support of United Nations Mine Action Work
NEW YORK, New York, 18 March 2013 — Japan donated 18 million US dollars to the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action, continuing its strong commitment to UN Mine Action work. The Government of Japan is committed to improving the lives of communities in today’s most effected countries.
This month’s update highlights children and armed conflict concerns and provides recommendations for the protection of children in the situations of Afghanistan, the Central African Region, Mali, Somalia and South Sudan. It includes recommendations in particular for enhancing the protection of children in the renewals of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).
The Security Council would hold 15 open meetings this month — including debates on the situations in Afghanistan, Haiti and Kosovo — the Russian Federation’s top United Nations delegate said today, as he briefed the press at Headquarters on the work programme as his country assumed the Council’s rotating presidency.
“We are focused on concrete and urgent topics of the current international agenda,” Vitaly Churkin said, adding that the Council would also hold 17 closed consultations.