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- United Nations, World Bank, and Humanitarian Organizations Launch Innovative Partnership to End Famine [EN/AR]
- ECOWAS forum urges modernisation of hydromet and disaster risk management services
- Crop Prospects and Food Situation, No. 3, September 2018
- African Risk Capacity Becomes a Member of the World Economic Forum
- A Future Stolen: Young and out of school
The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.
The Latin America and Caribbean region is increasingly impacted by natural disasters as well as population movements. In 2017, more than 15.6 million people - including 8 million children were affected by natural disasters.1 Hurricanes resulted in aggravating the humanitarian situation of more than 1.4 million people in Cuba, Haiti and the Eastern Caribbean islands. Mexico was severely hit by two major earthquakes in September 2017, while floods and landslides further exacerbated the needs of vulnerable children and their families in Colombia and Peru.
The 2018 United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Tuberculosis and the current revision of the Roadmap for childhood tuberculosis together present an important moment to consolidate and advance advocacy, commitment, resource mobilization and joint efforts by all stakeholders to provide health care and address the burden of TB among children
What evidence is there on the impact of school health programmes/initiatives on: enrolment, retention/dropout of students, learning outcomes; health and nutritional benefits of students, families and communities by type of institution?
If possible, break down results by type of institution (primary, secondary, and tertiary) as objectives may vary by age group.
Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 57,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 233 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.
As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania continues to receive Malian refugees and to support refugees and vulnerable host communities.
Every year, UNICEF and its partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) generate a wealth of knowledge in the region and evidence of the results from programmatic interventions. The purpose is to inform national dialogues around the design and implementation of child-friendly policies and to improve interventions, thus contributing towards full implementation of the rights of all children across the MENA region.
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The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is made up of 190 National Societies, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). The Movement is neutral and impartial and provides protection and assistance to people affected by disasters and conflicts.
The second 2017 meeting of the Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG), the principal advisory group to the WHO Regional Offce for Africa took place at the Protea Balalaika Hotel Sandton, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 5–7 December 2017. The meeting focused on progress towards regional immunization goals, maternal & neonatal tetanus elimination, polio eradication & end-game strategy, challenges facing middle-income countries, cholera control and immunization research in the African Region.
Manipadma Jena interviews the Deputy Director and Water Sector Lead at the Global Green Growth Institute's (GGGI) Investment and Policy Solutions Division, PETER VOS.
STOCKHOLM, Sep 12 2018 (IPS) - Today just over two billion people live without readily available, safe water supplies at home. And more than half the world’s population, roughly 4.3 billion people, live in areas where demand for water resources outstrips sustainable supplies for at least part of the year.
As western governments reduce funding for refugees in East Africa, aid programmes are being forced to shut down, leaving refugees in crisis. "Fast and furious budget cuts are hitting the East Africa aid sector hard. If more funding isn't found, malnutrition will rise, schools will close, and water -borne diseases will break out. Rich nations should step up to support countries that are still accepting refugees. We have a window to avoid a refugee catastrophe in East Africa if we act now," warned Nigel Tricks, Regional Director of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
THIS COMMON FORM OF GENDER DISCRIMINATION LEADS TO STRESS, DISCOMFORT, AND VIOLENCE
"Funding has always been an issue but we have never seen it as challenged as it is now," says UN deputy chief Amina Mohammed
By Manipadma Jena
STOCKHOLM, Sept 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Funding for international efforts to build resilience to climate change and meet other development goals is faltering, warns United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed.
"It is a tough world right now out there. Everyone is backsliding," she said in an interview.
The European Union, through the EU Trust Fund for Africa, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) co-finance a project in Niger which helps local authorities identify development and infrastructure measures and strengthen their capacity to better address the consequences of migration. More than 150 000 people will benefit from better access to basic services which will also create 1 500 jobs.
Foreword from the Regional Director
Welcome to the August edition of the UN Migration Agency Bulletin for the East and Horn of Africa.
Like in many parts of the globe, migration continues to dominate debates in our region. On 6 August, IOM and its partners, launched a Regional Migrant Response Plan for the Horn of Africa and Yemen appealing to the international community for USD 45 million. It is the first of such plan to be launched ever.
Author Karen Villholth Principal researcher; also Coordinator of the global partnership GRIPP, Groundwater Solutions Initiative for Policy and Practice, International Water Management Institute
Las mujeres son afectadas de manera desproporcionada por las emergencias, debido a las desigualdades de género existentes, por lo que es importante involucrar a todas las personas de la comunidad, particularmente a las mujeres, niñas, niños y personas con discapacidad en todas las etapas de los programas de gestión de emergencias, ya que aportan valiosas perspectivas, capacidades y contribuciones a la intervención en situaciones de emergencia.