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20 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

**Tuesday 19 September 2017 **

The following is a joint blog by Kevin Watkins and Kate James, Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Pearson.

The world is witnessing the highest levels of human displacement on record since World War II. Of the unprecedented 65.3 million people forced from their homes, almost one-third are refugees, seeking protection from violence or persecution.

19 Sep 2017 description

Vienna, Austria, September 19, 2017. The 160th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved nearly US$250 million of new development funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

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.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP-supported nutrition and school feeding activities face serious funding shortfalls and will be suspended as of September if no new resourcing is received. A meeting was held with the local donor community outlining the shortfall and the impact that programme suspension would have on the vulnerable populations in Karamoja district.

13 Sep 2017 description
  • 2,005,631 Total South Sudanese refugees in the region as of 15 August (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload)

  • 574,871 South Sudanese refugee arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 15 August

  • 275,187 Refugees in South Sudan and 2 million IDPs as of 31 July

Regional Highlights

12 Sep 2017 description
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RÉSUMÉ ANALYTIQUE

Jusqu’à trois quarts des enfants et des jeunes victimes de mauvais traitements, de traite et d’exploitation sur les routes migratoires de la mer Méditerranée – UNICEF, OIM

Les enfants d’Afrique subsaharienne sont davantage touchés que les autres groupes de migrants, une différence a priori liée à la discrimination et au racisme

Le rapport appelle l’Europe à ouvrir des voies de migration sécurisées et légales

12 Sep 2017 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For 17-year old Mohammad, who traveled through Libya to seek asylum in Italy, violence and persecution back home meant the choice was clear: “We risked our lives to come here,” he says, “we crossed a sea. We knew it is not safe, so we sacrificed. We do it, or we die.”

11 Sep 2017 description

Over 3.5 million refugee children miss out on school, report finds

UNHCR calls for education of refugees to be a fundamental element in humanitarian response.

GENEVA – More than 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report published today.

11 Sep 2017 description

Yangani Primary School in the Bidibidi refugee settlement has 5,000 students and a staff of just 38

By Catherine Wachiaya in Bidibidi refugee settlement, Uganda

At first light, teacher Patrick Abale leaves his tent, pitched among others on the edge of Yangani Primary School in the Bidibidi settlement in northern Uganda.

He strides towards the administration block, drops off his books in the office he shares with the school principal and turns to look at the first few pupils arriving.

07 Sep 2017 description

While students around the world go back to school, millions of children that fled conflict and drought in East Africa have no classes to attend.

“We decided to flee Burundi because there was war. I miss the school where I was studying in Burundi. I had enough materials: shoes and clothes, pens, eraser and a school bag,” says ten-year-old Nyongere at Nduta refugee camp in Tanzania. But this year he has no school to attend.

06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 17 August 2017, the number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda crossed the one million mark. Despite scaled up response efforts, unmet needs persist for an estimated 614,135 children (61 percent of the South Sudanese refugee population).

  • After a prolonged dry spell, Karamoja region is receiving improved rainfall. The nutrition situation is likely to continue improving if the current rainfall pattern persists. UNICEF monitoring data shows a slight reduction in the number of severely malnourished children in July 2017.

06 Sep 2017 description

In July, close to 2,000 newly arrived Burundian refugees and asylum seekers were recorded in the region. The largest number was recorded in Rwanda with 600 newly arrived Burundian refugees. The average monthly number of arrivals across the major hosting countries stood at approximately 500.

In Tanzania, a High-Level Dialogue was organized between UNHCR and Government of Tanzania on 9 August 2017 setting out steps to strengthen the country’s refugee protection and assistance, with a focus on Burundian refugee caseload of more than 243,000.

06 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Malnutrition rates remain high as South Sudan approaches the end of the lean season, with the number of people targeted for humanitarian assistance in 2017 having increased from 5.8 million to 6.2 million as per the mid-year review of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). UNICEF dispatched US$ 2.3 million worth of nutrition supplies in August to address the current critical situation.

06 Sep 2017 description

Between them, those shortlisted for this year’s prestigious humanitarian award have helped thousands uprooted from their homes and forced to flee.

GENEVA - From promoting education among refugees in western Uganda to welcoming LGBTI asylum-seekers fleeing persecution in Central America, the five runners-up for this year’s annual UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award illustrate the commitment and dedication of those who support people displaced by war and conflict.

06 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 11,910 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda between the 2 nd and 29th of August at an average daily rate of 425. The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda has now exceeded one million, and stands at 1,012,475.

  • New arrivals report that heavy rains, flooded rivers and worsening road conditions are making it difficult for South Sudanese refugees fleeing fighting in their country to reach safety in Uganda.

03 Sep 2017 description
report ActionAid

The current report is the synthesis of the participatory research carried out as part of the Tax, Privatisation and Right to Education multi country project, and is based on the national reports produced by ActionAid in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Pakistan respectively. It aims to shed light on how much families pay for education in these four countries and how these direct and indirect fees could be eliminated to enable access to education.