National CCCM Cluster
The national CCCM Cluster has continued to remain in the midst of the South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2018 and its resultant call for a proposal by South Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SSHF) exercise.
A Strategic Review Committee convened a meeting that was attended by DRC, INTERNEWS, IOM IMU, CCCM Cluster and OCHA to review partners' proposals using the OCHA SSHF scorecard in tandem with that of the CCCM Cluster.
Education has been at the forefront of the political battles and conflicts that have plagued Afghanistan over the past few decades.
Changing political ideologies have taken a toll on all students as the entire Afghan education system including its staff, buildings, curricula, and attendance, was wiped out.
The current Afghan government has made service delivery a priority to promote social cohesion and trust in public institutions and pave the way for growth and jobs.
But despite these efforts, Afghanistan has been experiencing increased fragility.
The cash amount transferred to benefciaries has started to decrease. While the Emergency Appeal planned for US$32 per person per month, UNRWA was only able to distribute 4 months of assistance during the first semester of 2018. While the first round of 2018 provided US$ 64 per person covering two months, the amount distributed during the second round dropped to US$ 46 per person covering two months. UNRWA is only planning for one additional round until the end of the year, as opposed to four rounds as in previous years.
A Day of Sacrifices and Remembrance
Later in August, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid al-Adha, one of the main Islamic holidays. It is an important time for the Rohingya people, who refer to it as Dõr Eid (big Eid). Unfortunately, marking it in the camps will bring challenges.
On Sunday, 12 August 2018, the Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that chemotherapy would no longer be available to cancer patients in the Gaza Strip due to lack of supplies coming from the Palestinian Authority. According to health officials, the supply of medicines vital for administering chemotherapy has been irregular for the past 18 months. The shortage of these medicines has now peaked at its highest rate of 75 percent out of stock—with 45 types out of the necessary 60 being at zero stock in Gaza.
Youth in Torit in the Eastern Equatoria region took to the streets last weekend to celebrate International Youth Day, voice their many concerns and express their desire to play a bigger role in the future of the country.
“We are calling on the youth of South Sudan in general and in Torit in particular to unite. We want change in the country,” said George James, a local youngster.
From 29 July to 07 August, IOM identified an increase of 1,393 displaced households.
The largest increases being within Amanat Al Asimah, Taizz and Ibb Governorate, with:
763 HH (estimated 4,578 individuals) in Amanat Al Asimah, displaced to Ma’ain, Old City, Shu’aub, Bani Al Harith, Az’zal, Ath’thaorah, At Tahrir and Assafiyah districts.
Households reached Amant Al Asimah by bus using Manakhah road access.
Communiqué de presse, 15.08.2018
15 August 2018, Erbil, Iraq - Youth in Iraq are compelling agents of change; as they become more empowered, they can and should, play a critical role in building back their communities after the three-year war that hit the country.
To make changes, young people need safe spaces to develop and recover as well as find stability. Safe spaces are the physical or virtual spaces where they can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves.
In line with Switzerland's humanitarian tradition and its values of shared responsibility, equal opportunities and sustainable development, at its meeting on 15 August 2018 the Federal Council reached decisions on Switzerland’s contributions to the following four United Nations specialised agencies: the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the agency for gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women.
781,697 Total of refugees and asylum-seekers from the DRC.
4.5M Internally displaced people Source: OCHA
941,000 Planning population of DRC refugees by December 2018.
The figures in this report have been updated to reflect the results of a continuous biometric registration and verification exercise in countries of asylum.
15/08/2018 Afghanistan is experiencing one of the world’s most complex humanitarian emergencies. Ongoing conflict, natural disasters, internal displacement and cross-border movements continue to increase food insecurity. This year, farmers are also suffering from a drought that is affecting the majority of the country.
KINSHASA, 15 août 2018 – La Suède accorde son soutien aux programmes Santé et Protection de l’enfant de l’UNICEF en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) dans le cadre d’un nouvel accord de partenariat d’un montant de 12,2 millions de dollars américains, signé le 8 août 2018 à Kinshasa.
Ce sont au total 1.000 récipiendaires dont 443 femmes qui ont reçu, les 8, 9 et 10 août 2018, leur parchemin des mains des autorités administratives et locales, certifiant ainsi leurs expertises dans les filières telles que l’agriculture, l’élevage, la mécanique, la soudure métallique, la maçonnerie, la menuiserie, la recharge de batteries, le petit commerce, la coiffure, la couture, la boulangerie et l’informatique.