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23 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

Monday 23 October 2017 (Fiji and Pacific Islands) – Preparing for and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) during disasters and emergencies is a critical issue for the Pacific, with rates of violence against women already double the global average during non-disaster times.

22 Oct 2017 description

The activities proposed hereafter are still subject to the adoption of the financing decision ECHO/WWD/ BUD/2017/01000

AMOUNT: EUR 82.5 million

22 Oct 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) In 2014, Salesian missionaries opened Don Bosco Center in the city of Bukavu located in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Operated by two Salesian priests and one Salesian brother, the center is located near the main town square and a prison, giving missionaries the ideal location to meet the many street children who spend time in the square washing cars, carrying luggage and parcels, stealing and begging.

22 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

Demecia Yat de Xol was just 28 years old when she was forced into sexual slavery in the small village of Sepur Zarco by the Guatemalan military. On 26 February 2016, at age 61, Doña Demecia sat in Guatemala’s High-Risk Court, waiting for a verdict. She was accompanied by ten other survivors—respectfully referred as “the Sepur Zarco Grandmothers”.

Justice, at last

22 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

MOZOGO, CAMEROON — Boko Haram’s renewed campaign of suicide bombings in Far North Cameroon has bred suspicion that remains even as attacks have died down. Local communities are currently blocking 400 former Boko Haram hostages from returning home.

Hundreds of former Boko Haram hostages and fighters are lining up to be served food at Mozogo, on Cameroon’s northern border with Nigeria. They look tired and hungry.

22 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

This submission relates to Articles 28 and 38 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and focuses on the protection of students, teachers, and schools during armed conflict.

In its 2010 Concluding Observations under the Optional Protocol on the involvement of children in armed conflict, this Committee called upon Sri Lanka to:

22 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

Six Somali civilians were killed in a landmine explosion on Sunday, just days after the country’s deadliest attack killed hundreds.

Officials in Lower Shabelle region confirmed to VOA Somali that two women and four men died after an improvised explosive device hit a minibus at Daniga village about 35 kilometers north of Mogadishu.

Deputy Governor of Lower Shabelle Ali Nur Mohamed says the victims were traders bringing farm produce and were travelling from Afgoye to Bal’ad.

22 Oct 2017 description

Abstract

Background

Gender-based violence (GBV) represents a major cause of psychological morbidity worldwide, and particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Although there are effective treatments for common mental disorders associated with GBV, they typically require lengthy treatment programs that may limit scaling up in LMICs. The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of a new 5-session behavioural treatment called Problem Management Plus (PM+) that lay community workers can be taught to deliver.

22 Oct 2017 description

Overview

o This Reserve Allocation Strategy is issued by the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), in consultation with the Clusters and Advisory Board of the IHF, to set the IHF funding priorities for the Hawiga Response Plan.

o A total amount of up to USD 20 million is available for this allocation. This allocation strategy paper outlines the allocation priorities and rationale for the prioritization.

o This allocation paper also provides strategic direction and a timeline for the allocation process.

22 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Overview

On Wednesday, 20 September 2017, UNICEF and Save the Children co-hosted a No Lost Generation event at UNICEF House in New York in the margins of the UN General Assembly opening week. The event was organized with the support of the European Union Madad Trust Fund.

22 Oct 2017 description

Over 11 million Yemeni children are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the devastating conflict that has ravaged the country since March 2015. Facing the largest food security crisis in the world and an unprecedented cholera outbreak, deprived of access to basic WASH, health and nutrition services, children are unable to fulfil their potential. Every 10 minutes, at least one child dies of preventable causes like malnutrition, diarrhea, and respiratory tract infections.

22 Oct 2017 description
  • The spill-over of the Mali crisis to neighbouring countries continues. On 21 October, a police station was attacked by an armed group in Ayorou (Tillabery region), where some 10 000 Malian refugees live. At least 10 policemen were killed and several wounded.

  • The continuous security deterioration in this region has an immediate impact on the living conditions of the population, including the provision of basic services. It also reduces access by humanitarian organisations.

22 Oct 2017 description

Frente a la coyuntura que afecta a la población de la costa Pacífica de Nariño, la entidad brinda ayuda humanitaria de emergencia y prioriza la ruta de reparación integral para víctimas directas e indirectas. Informe Especial.

SAN ANDRÉS DE TUMACO

22 Oct 2017 description

La Dirección Territorial de Caquetá y Huila de la Unidad para la Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas realizó en Neiva la Jornada de reparación integral de personas con discapacidad víctimas del conflicto, en el marco de las jornadas con enfoque diferencial que hace la subdirección de reparación individual.

NEIVA

22 Oct 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

Farmers in North Darfur’ Kutum locality complain that large tracts of farmland have been destroyed by herders driving livestock onto farms, while their complaints to the police and Unamid go unanswered.

Several farmers independently told Radio Dabanga that they are powerless to prevent the armed herders from driving their livestock including camels and cattle onto farms. They say that especially in Si Janna, Folo, Wadi Zuma, and Wadi Tali, fields of millet, sorghum, okra, watermelon, and Faggous cucumber have been destroyed.