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Represented by the Ministry of Education’s Director General for International Cooperation, the Government of Tunisia participated in the Global Child Nutrition Forum (GCNF) in Montreal together with WFP Tunisia staff. Tunisia demonstrated the high level of commitment to establishing country-operated sustainable school feeding programs.
This report is a comprehensive presentation of all data on migration gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for July-August.
Number of returnees: 2,173 Somali refugees returned to Somalia
Core Relief Items: 781 CRIs distributed to 576 households (2,180 returnees)
Reinstallation grants: 1,091 returnees provided with reinstallation grants
Shelters: 285 shelters constructed
Community-based projects: 2,570 beneficiaries
Update on achievements
Nadhour Central kitchen’s main building construction under the National School Meals Programme is ongoing. Operating the Central kitchen will enable the distribution of nutritious meals to the first 10 satellite schools selected in the pilot region.
The Community Based Organisation (CBO) composed of 20 rural women has received legal status. The newly formed CBO reflects community participation and local ownership of the WFP-developed Sustainable School Meals Pilot project.
- Number of returnees 1,970 Somali refugees returned to Somalia
- Core relief items 429 CRIs distributed to 392 households (1,282 returnees)
- Reinstallation grants 1,876 returnees provided with reinstallation grants
- Shelters 184 shelters and 64 latrines constructed
- Community-based projects 1,694 beneficiaries of community-based projects
Number of returnees: 2,151 Somali refugees returned to Somalia
Core relief items: 674 CRIs distributed to 513 households (1,975 returnees)
Education: 283 newly enrolled students
Reinstallation grants: 2,434 returnees provided with reinstallation grants
Shelters: 140 shelters constructed
Community-based projects; 1,979 beneficiaries of community-based projects
WFP has collaborated with the Tunisian Institute of Strategic Studies (ITES) to conduct a strategic review of the food and nutrition security in the country. On June 14, the findings of the study were shared during a one-day conference attended by 30 different national and international stakeholders including the Minister of Agriculture.
This report is a comprehensive presentation of all data on migration gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for May -June.
This report is a comprehensive presentation of data on migration patterns across Libya gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for April-May.
3,769 Somali refugees returned to Somalia
1,414 core relief items distributed to 1,139 households (3,864 returnees)
549 newly enrolled students
3,433 returnees provided with reinstallation grants
26 shelters and 40 latrines constructed
2,209 beneficiaries enrolled in community-based projects
UPDATE ON ACHIEVEMENTS
On 20 April, WFP and the Ministries of Education and Agriculture hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop on school gardens. The Minister of Education, senior government officials and the president of the Tunisian Agriculture and Fishery Union, together with more than 200 participants, exchanged ideas about how school gardens can provide multiple benefits for children and local communities.
RABAT, 15 May 2017 – According to a recent UNICEF analysis covering 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa , poverty continues to impact at least 29 million children – one in four children in the region. These children are deprived of the minimum requirements in two or more of the most basic life necessities including basic education, decent housing, nutritious food, quality health care, safe water, sanitation and access to information.
WFP, the African Development Bank and the Tunisian Ministry of Education are discussing ways to foster synergies in collaboration with the Tunisian Government in the shared efforts to build a stronger education sector and enhanced social safety nets.
The first food and environment classes were held in a newly established school garden developed with WFP support. The garden will serves as a hub for community participation, nutritional, environmental and agricultural education for children and adults.
The Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region aims at enhancing the effectiveness and broadening the coverage and impact of school meals programmes as a key social protection instrument in support of poor and vulnerable children and marginalized communities. It embraces both crisis situations as well as more stable but vulnerable contexts, strengthening resilience and providing opportunities for more inclusive development pathways and social stability.
The Tunisian investment in the National School Meals programme was showcased as a leading example during an event to present the Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa. The initiative conceives school meals as a costefficient investment which can drive mutuallyreinforcing social protection, education, and nutrition outcomes; while promoting community resilience.
Children in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region1 have witnessed remarkable progress in development during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era. Starting from comparatively advanced levels, many countries made further progress in implementation of their children’s rights agenda since the beginning of the 21st century. However, progress has been uneven – among countries as well as within countries.
As part of a WFP developed, multi-dimensional approach to nutritious school meals, a school garden is established in Nadhour, Zaghouan governorate. Trees have been planted, and the irrigation system and a greenhouse have been set up. The garden will supply the school canteens with fresh home-grown vegetables.