Over 588,500 Syrian children were enrolled in temporary education centres (TECs) and Turkish public schools across the country as of end September, representing a 23% increase compared to September 2016.
More than 64,500 refugee children received a conditional cash transfer for education (CCTE) payment in September, bringing the total number of children benefitting from the CCTE to over 136,500.
MSF supports more than 70 medical structures – from hospitals to small health posts – located across Syria, including in Aleppo, Idlib, Homs, and Dara’a governorates.
I. A MONTH IN REVIEW WHAT HAS HAPPENED?
On 7 and 19 September, 2017 Mexico was struck by two earthquakes of 8.2 and 7.1 magnitude on the Richter scale, respectively. The five main affected states were: Oaxaca, Chiapas, Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos. An estimated 7 million children live in these 5 states.
Since the revision of the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) in August 2017, the humanitarian context in Ethiopia has continued to evolve which has led the Government and humanitarian partners to further adjust the HRD requirements. In the food sector the needs have been revised slightly upwards to accommodate an increase in the number of beneficiaries through the inclusion of 4 million former Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP) clients in the HRD.
This report is produced by the United Nations in collaboration with humanitarian partners in Dominica. It covers the period from 15 to 19 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 26 October 2017.
Due to heavy rains on 16-17 October, the Government postponed the first phase of school reopening originally scheduled for 16 October. Eleven secondary schools opened on 18 October and 20 primary schools are scheduled to open on 23 October.
Methodology and limitations
Time period covered: 18-21 September 2017
The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) collaborated in calling DPPB and other woreda officials in 191 priority 1 and 2 woredas in all major regions except Somali region.
Some woredas remain uncovered because of the telephone network and lack of information with DPPB officials
Results presented here have had no further triangulation
The majority of those arriving in Bangladesh from Myanmar are distressed and exhausted women and children. Plan International urges the Government of Bangladesh to facilitate unhindered access to the settlements in Cox's Bazar so the child protection response can be scaled up.
The needs of vulnerable Rohingya children arriving in Bangladesh must be prioritised by the international community. Adolescent girls, in particular, must be protected, as they are one of the groups most at risk of gender-based violence within the camps.
So far in 2017, over 1.1 million individuals have benefited from access to adequate quantity of safe water through improved longer-term water systems. Approximately 331,000 people have gained access to appropriate sanitation facilities and services, and over 505,300 people have access to adequate quantity of safe water through temporary provision. Highlights across the region in July include:
Since the start of 2017, Livelihoods Partners assisted 16,934 refugees and host community members with short-term and/or longterm employment opportunities and 64,101 youth and adults in increasing their employability through job training, internships, job placement and language courses. In addition, 19,398 host community members and refugees have participated in community based activities to promote social cohesion. Highlights across the region in July include:
Northeastern Nigeria's Borno State has been suffering from an outbreak of cholera since August 16, 2017
The most affected area is on the outskirts of the state capital, Maiduguri, in the Muna Garage camp, which home to some 32,000 internally displaced people (IDPs). The town of Maiduguri, and the communes of Dikwa, Mafa and Monguno, are also affected by the outbreak. More than 4,800 suspected cases and 61 deaths (as of Oct. 12, 2017) have been recorded in the country since the outbreak began.
AN ALARMING SITUATION IN THE CAMPS
The Zimbabwe Peace Project has noticed that there is widespread concern about low voter registration turn out for the Biometric Voters Registration. Only about 10% of the total 7 million potential voters have registered.
While the reasons for this are yet to be fully established, the Zimbabwe Peace Project has seen an increase in cases of intimidation and harassment which may be the reason why voters are electing to stay away from the registration process.
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By Wambi Michael
ADDIS ABABA, Oct 20 2017 (IPS) - Index insurance is being promoted as a solution to protect climate affected smallholder farmers in Africa. This type of micro insurance is slowly gaining ground as a way of compensating farmers for lost crops and livestock due to climate change.
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugee in the Near East (UNRWA) in the West Bank confirms that joint work between the Agency and the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH) to contain the diarrhea outbreak in Fawwar camp is ongoing.
As of Wednesday, 18 October, around 330 cases reported to the UNRWA health centre in Fawwar refugee camp suffering from fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. The patients’ age varied between 1 to 15 years. Four cases were referred to nearby hospitals.
The Pakistan polio snapshot gives a monthly update on key information and activities of the polio eradication initiative in Pakistan.
September updates include: