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20 Apr 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

• Food Cluster: 8.5 million emergency beneficiaries and 4.5 m ex-public work clients received emergency food commodities.
During the last quarter of 2017, IDPs were also targeted for emergency food distribution. There were delays in food distribution especially in Somali region. One round was dropped and two rounds were carried over to the first quarter of 2018. As a result, out of nine only six rounds of food distribution were completed within 2017.

20 Apr 2018 description

In Numbers

538,400 projected severely food-insecure persons (IPC Phase 3 & 4) (source: Cadre Harmonisé projections for 2018 lean season)

10.9 percent global acute malnutrition in children under 5 (source: SMART 2017)

US$ 43 m* six months (April-Sept 2018) net funding requirements, representing 70,6 % of total needs

Operational Context

Mauritania is a lower middle-income country in the Sahel, with a population of 4.4 million (UNFPA, 2017) living over a vast but mostly arid 1,030,700 km2 territory.

20 Apr 2018 description

In Numbers

1.9 m food insecure people

230,000 Children suffering from moderate acute malnutrition

153,286 People targeted by WFP in 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP concluded its local rice purchases for its school canteens this month. A total of 663.5 mt of parboiled rice were bought from women parboiler cooperatives since January 2018.

20 Apr 2018 description

In Numbers

USD 0.1 m six months (March-August 2018) net funding requirements, representing 45% of total

Operational Updates

  • WFP continues to support capacity-strengthening initiatives, working with the Government to train staff from PNASE and key ministries and departments. WFP provides technical assistance to the PNASE personnel to manage its own school meals programme through ongoing implementation of activities identified and recommended by SABER workshop and decentralized evaluation in 2016.

20 Apr 2018 description

In numbers

448.19 mt of food assistance distributed in March 2018

3,350 returnees and vulnerable hosts registered to participate in livelihood activities from March to June 2018

US$ 1.18 m six months (April-September 2018) net funding requirements

129,000 people assisted in March 2018

Operational Updates

20 Apr 2018 description

In Numbers

384 mt of food assistance distributed (in March)

USD 24,238 cash-based transfers made

USD 2,452,709 six months (April-September 2018) net funding requirements

137,907 people assisted in March 2018

Operational Updates

20 Apr 2018 description

Thousands of people have lost their lives and millions of people were affected by the crisis due to the conflicts between Syrian government and demonstrators, which has started in March 15th, 2011 and has spread nation-wise with the demonstrations in April 2011. More than 5.5 million people had to leave the country and 13.1 million people were internally displaced or were in need of humanitarian aid. As of March, more than 3.5 million Syrians live in our country which is the largest host country of Syrian refugees. More than 3.3 million of them live in city centers.

20 Apr 2018 description

Bridgetown, Barbados, March 29th, 2018 (CDEMA) - In an effort to strengthen the resiliency of schools and by extension the education sector in the Caribbean, the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) is launching the Model Safe Schools Programme (MSSP) and National Safe Schools Programme Committees in six of the CDEMA’s Participating States.

20 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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Summary and recommendations in Arabic - Arabic version

Expulsions by Municipalities Appear Discriminatory, Lack Due Process

(Beirut) – At least 13 municipalities in Lebanon have forcibly evicted at least 3,664 Syrian refugees from their homes and expelled them from the municipalities, apparently because of their nationality or religion, while another 42,000 refugees remain at risk of eviction, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

19 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

• With support from UNICEF, 7,065 unaccompanied and separated refugee children have been provided with psychosocial support, referrals and access to basic services based on the Best Interest Determination.

• UNICEF in collaboration with partners ensured provision of safe water and sanitation facilities for 93,926 refugees including children in schools, Child Friendly Spaces and in health facilities.

• UNICEF supported the treatment of 265 children under five with severe acute malnutrition, and the cure rate was 81 per cent

19 Apr 2018 description

El Comisionado Nacional de los Derechos Humanos, Roberto Herrera Cáceres, condenó hoy los hechos violentos en escuelas y colegios, contra estudiantes y maestros de educación, repudió la impunidad y alertó sobre desplazamientos forzados de familias.

19 Apr 2018 description

OPERATIONAL PRIORITIES

Protection

  • Protection services are provided to refugees living in urban communities and include physical safety, special protection for children against exploitation and abuse, assistance for persons with specific needs, legal protection, psychosocial support, and SGBV prevention and response.

  • Strengthening of targeted services and assistance for persons with specific needs is a priority.

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19 Apr 2018 description

by Anastasia Moloney | @anastasiabogota | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 19 April 2018 14:42 GMT

Aid groups and authorities have declared an "humanitarian emergency"

By Anastasia Moloney

BOGOTA, April 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of Colombians have fled their homes amid fresh clashes among armed rebels and a lockdown on transport and trade in the volatile northeast Catatumbo region, the Organization of American States (OAS) and aid agencies said on Wednesday.

19 Apr 2018 description

13,515 Refugees in Lóvua

24,762 Refugees receiving assistance in Lunda Norte

3,364 Households Persons with disabilities

57% Children <18 years old Unaccompanied and Separated Children

50% Women

720 Households headed by women

6,287 Refugees under education age

41 Villages occupied vs 53 planned

19 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

DSG/SM/1161
19 APRIL 2018

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Global Business Coalition for Education event on “Innovative Partnerships and Financing: Making Education Work for the Next Generation”, in Washington, D.C., today:

It is a pleasure to be here at the World Bank/International Monetary Fund (IMF) spring meeting, and to speak on the critical topic of making education work for the next generation.

19 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

We were inspired by the strength and love of a mother who pushed a heavy wheelchair more than a kilometer on a sandy path to take her child to school every day.

Ilídio was born in a country where opportunities for children with disabilities are very limited. For a long time, he stayed at home with his mom, or all by himself. But now he goes to school. He has friends to play with. He is learning how to write, and can even speak two languages. Ilídio dreams of driving a car one day!

19 Apr 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Since mid-2017, ongoing conflict has led to displacement from and within Deir-ez-Zor governorate, totalling an estimated 230,000 persons from July to mid-December. The recent de-escalation of conflict in parts of the governorate has allowed limited humanitarian access for the first time since 2014. The situation in the governorate remains fluid, with spontaneous returns in certain areas as well as IDP arrivals.