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21 Oct 2017 description

The nutrition sector reached 2,280,184 children under five years and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) in need from January to August of 2017 with curative and preventative nutrition services. This includes 1,097,332 children under five and PLW screened for acute malnutrition. 20,424 children under 5 years and 4,794 PLW were identified with acute malnutrition and treated. Additionally, 1,656,701 children under five and 135,248 PLW received micronutrient supplementation and 637,654 PLW were counselled on infant and young child feeding (IYCF).

21 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

I was last in Sarajevo almost 20 years ago. Back then, the Bosnian war was only recently ended and the scars – both physical and emotional – were still very raw.

Like millions of others, I had watched the horrendous siege of Sarajevo every night on the TV news. My complacent confidence in humanity’s intrinsic decency had been devastated by what I had seen, as well as by the massacre in Srebenica and the widespread use of rape as a weapon of war.

“I HAD FELT POWERLESS THEN, IN THE FACE OF INTOLERABLE HUMAN SUFFERING…”

21 Oct 2017 description

The first tsunami drill at schools in the Solomon Islands mobilized nearly 400 students and teachers, testing the schools’ emergency management plans and newly constructed evacuation routes.

The tsunami evacuation drill was held in two schools - Titiana Community High School and Babanga Primary school, in the tsunami-prone Western Province. It was supported by the government of Solomon Islands and Japan, and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

21 Oct 2017 description

Executive summary

Since 25 August 2017, more than half a million people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar. People have moved into settlements/ camps, several spontaneous settlements have come up and many are with host communities. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency with increasing needs for food, health, shelter, water and sanitation, as well as protection and education.

20 Oct 2017 description

A study from 2011 estimates that 18% of girls and 8% of boys worldwide have experienced sexual abuse. This constitutes a major public health problem. Health providers, in many cases, are the first line of response for victims of sexual violence. It is crucial that they are trained to help survivors in the best way possible: empathetically, respectfully, and according to their needs.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

Since the onset of the current phase of the South Sudan conflict in December 2013, nearly 3 million people have been displaced. Two million people have fled to neighbouring countries, and another 1.9 million others remain internally displaced. The ongoing conflict in South Sudan, combined with increasing food insecurity, as well as economic crisis, are contributing to heightened protection risks for children.

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017

• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas

• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

To date, UNICEF has provided humanitarian assistance in the areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Protection, Nutrition, Health and Education to 179,789 children and their families in the most affected districts of Piura.

• UNICEF, Action Against Hunger, Plan International and COOPI have reached 24,000 people through the installation of 174 latrines and handwashing stations, the distribution of 2,453 safe drinking water kits and ceramic filters, and 6,708 hygiene and vector control kits.

20 Oct 2017 description
report World Vision

Este reporte ha sido diseñado para ayudarle a entender e interpretar fácilmente los resultados de la Encuesta de Protección Infantil 2017 de World Visión.

Los detalles de la metodología, tamaño de la muestra y fechas en las cuales esta investigación se realizó se incluyen a continuación:

En este reporte usted verá los resultados regionales agregados para todos los países encuestados. Los países incluidos en esta encuesta son:

OBJETIVOS CLAVES:

20 Oct 2017 description

More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the end of August from neighboring Myanmar. Handicap International is stepping up its humanitarian aid effort in response to this crisis, which is unprecedented in the region. Since August 25, the organization has already supplied humanitarian assistance to 15,000 people. Nearly 700 people have already been given rehabilitation care, 4,000 have received emergency psychological support, and we have recorded nearly 6,000 extremely vulnerable individuals.

Our Actions

20 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank

The rapid assessment allowed the identification of populations in need of urgent assistance, including over 30,000 children in affected schools.

Synopsis

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – “My sister was killed after gang rape in front of me, and they threw hot water on my body,” Fatima*, 30, told a case worker at a UNFPA-supported women-friendly space in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border since 25 August, escaping brutal violence amid the escalating crisis in Myanmar’s Rahkine State.

They’ve joined the 300,000 Rohingya refugees who had already fled into Bangladesh, compounding one of the fastest-growing humanitarian crises in recent times.

20 Oct 2017 description

The offensive on Raqqa, in northern Syria, which started in June 2017, ended on 17 October when the Syrian Democratic Forces(SDF), supported by the international coalition, took control of the city that had been cleared of fighters from Islamic State (IS) group. The end of the battle to control Raqqa however, doesn’t mean that the war in this part of Syria is over, or that people are no longer suffering.

How did people flee from Raqqa?

20 Oct 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

77th Working Group

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:

20 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoP program assists more than 262,600 displaced households to return to FATA

  • Seasonal monsoon rains and flooding in August result in more than 160 deaths countrywide

  • USAID provides nearly $9.4 million in additional multi-sector humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Women

In Niger, the Diffa Region bordering Nigeria is home to more than 300,000 refugees who have been driven from their homes by massacres, abduction and rape by Boko Haram militants. Women and children are 70 per cent of displaced persons, and have experienced widespread sexual violence. Women refugees and survivors also lack means to an income. UN Women and UNHCR are working in partnership with local organizations to ensure that the humanitarian response addresses these specific needs and risks of survivors.

20 Oct 2017 description

- Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social (IMAS) invertirá más de ₡186 millones en subsidios que serán otorgados a 356 familias de la región.

- Permanecen abiertos 6 albergues, donde están siendo atendidas 93 personas.

- 97% del servicio eléctrico fue restablecido y AyA trabaja en el suministro de agua potable para más de 45 mil personas.

20 Oct 2017 description

Situation Overview

Civilians continue to be impacted by conflict, insecurity, political instability and collapsing economy. An estimated 1.3 million people require humanitarian assistance. There are periodic escalations of armed conflict, which increase the humanitarian needs.

Although IS no longer holds significant territory in Libya, the humanitarian situation, economic conditions, and governance vacuum pose a continued risk of resurgence.