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Garowe, Puntland, Somalia, 23 October 2017 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is pleased to announce a US$5.6 million grant for Puntland. The grant will be implemented by the Puntland Ministry of Education to address the north-eastern state’s wide ranging education needs and challenges. UNICEF is the grant agent, and the European Union is the coordinating agency for the GPE across Somalia.

23 Oct 2017 description

Khartoum, October 19, 2017 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of International Cooperation (MIC) and the Federal Ministry of Health have reached today an agreement on improving health facilities and the quality of services provided by hospitals in Eastern Sudan.

23 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Since 25 August 2017, an estimated 589,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, increasing the total Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar to 802,000. New arrivals are living in spontaneous settlements with increasing need of humanitarian assistance, including shelter, food, clean water, and sanitation. Poor road networks and insufficient drainage in the displacement sites make it difficult to reach new arrivals with urgent support.

23 Oct 2017 description

People on the Northern Marianas island of Rota are being warned to prepare for an approaching tropical storm.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

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Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
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Monitoring & Evaluation

In March 2007, to complement the Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF), the United Nations Peace Fund for Nepal (UNPFN) was created to mobilize resources to the UN system in Nepal in support of activities of clear, short-term relevance to the peace process. Key features of the UNPFN include:

23 Oct 2017 description
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CHAI NAT: The Royal Irrigation Department on Monday began redirecting water from the rising Chao Phraya Dam reservoir into the Tha Chin River to ease the hardship of people living in downstream areas that are already flooded.

However, this caused the Tha Chin River to overflow, inundating at least 50 houses along the river in Wat Sing district of this Central Plain province.

Residents raced against time to evacuate their belongings to higher areas as the water in their houses was over 50cm deep and still rising.

Downstream from the dam, the flooding continued.

23 Oct 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

By SURACHAI PIRAGSA

BURI RAM: Farmers in Khan Dong district were left with no choice but to harvest their crops prematurely as water from the overflowing Moon River spread over at least 2,000 rai of paddy fields at four villages in the north of the province, and was continuing to rise.

Runoff from Nakhon Ratchasima has poured into the Moon River, which has burst its banks in several districts in neighbouring Buri Ram province. In Khan Dong district more than 2000 rai of cropland has been flooded.

23 Oct 2017 description

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, continue to closely monitor developments in Kenya, in the light of the forthcoming presidential election.

23 Oct 2017 description

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras should end the Greek government’s “containment policy” of confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands, 19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations said in an open letter released today.

23 Oct 2017 description
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By Joe Harrison, Program Manager, Asia/Middle East on October 20, 2017

Since Aug. 25, over half a million Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar’s Rakhine State for an area just slightly south of Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, and those who made it across the border to Bangladesh are in desperate need of medical care.

23 Oct 2017 description

REACH, in partnership with the Nigeria WASH Sector and Global WASH Cluster carried out a baseline assessment on WASH related vulnerabilities amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and non-displaced populations in multiple Local Government Area (LGA) capitals in Borno State.

This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the WASH baseline assessment.

23 Oct 2017 description

REACH, in partnership with the Nigeria WASH Sector and Global WASH Cluster carried out a baseline assessment on WASH related vulnerabilities amongst Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and non-displaced populations in multiple Local Government Area (LGA) capitals in Borno State.

This factsheet provides an overview of key findings from the WASH baseline assessment.