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17 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ,15 de julio de 2018 - UNICEF hace un llamado urgente para que, en ocasión del reinicio del ciclo escolar el día 16 de julio, se realicen los esfuerzos necesarios para garantizar que todas las niñas, niños y adolescentes del país puedan ejercer su derecho a la educación en un ambiente protector. Además, manifiesta su profunda preocupación por el impacto que los hechos de violencia en Nicaragua tienen sobre los niños, niñas y adolescentes.

17 Jul 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries operate 10 centers throughout Myanmar to help those who are poor, marginalized and in need of education. One project that recently received donor funding through Salesian Missions is the Human Dignity Street Children project at Don Bosco Youth Center in Mandalay.

17 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA, 14 de julio de 2018 – “La conclusión ayer de las negociaciones intergubernamentales sobre el Pacto Mundial para la Migración Segura, Ordenada y Regular es un gran logro para las niñas, niños y adolescentes.

El Pacto debería ayudar a gestionar mejor la respuesta global ante la migración internacional y abordar los desafíos que enfrentan los casi 50 millones de niños desarraigados en todo el mundo.

17 Jul 2018 description

It’s 7.30 in the morning and the clouds in the sky are holding back the heat. Soon it will rise, forcing people under the trees to find relief in the shade. The day starts early in Am Timan, in the east of Chad. Am Timan hospital, which MSF has worked in since 2006, is already bustling with people. A chorus of babies’ wails echo out from the paediatric ward – the first sign that the little patients are all awake.

17 Jul 2018 description

SITUATION

  • While food security has improved significantly in many areas of Somalia that were worst affected by drought in 2017, sustained humanitarian assistance remains critical for the most vulnerable populations, particularly internally displaced persons and poor pastoralists in northwestern Somalia. Similarly, while the prevalence of malnutrition is likely lower than in July 2017, poor food availability and limited access to health services is likely driving global acute malnutrition levels above 15 percent in some areas.

17 Jul 2018 description

NIGER

At least 100 houses collapsed in Tahoua after heavy rainfalls hit the city on 15 July. There is little information available on needs although damages are said to be extensive. In 2018, at least 170,000 people are expected to be affected by floods during the rainy season, usually ranging from June to October.

Similar heavy rains are also affecting the bordering state of Katsina in Nigeria, where at least 44 people were killed, 20 people have been reported missing and 500 houses have been damaged in the city of Jibia.

17 Jul 2018 description

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.

17 Jul 2018 description

Delphin Kolie Bienvenu S. Camara, Alexandre Delamou, Abdoul H. Béavogui, Veerle Hermans, Jeffrey K. Edwards, Guido Benedetti, Claude P. Muller, Johan van Griensven, Rony Zachariah

Abstract

Introduction

The 2014–15 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was disruptive for the general health services in the affected countries. This study assessed the impact of the outbreak on the reported number and management of malaria in children under-five in rural Guinea.

Materials and methods

17 Jul 2018 description

CAMEROON

SUSPECTED CHOLERA CASES NEAR 50, SIX DEAD

Forty-nine suspected cholera cases and six deaths have been reported in North and Central regions of Cameroon, according to the Health Ministry. The cases were first reported in May in North region. The authorities and humanitarian actors are working to curb the spread of the infection.
Epidemiological surveillance, treatment and preventive measures are underway. Seventyfive community health workers are to be trained and a multi-sector response is being organised.

17 Jul 2018 description

Ciclo escolar se desarrolla con éxito en albergues, afirma ministro de Educación

Ciudad de Guatemala, 16 jul (AGN).- El ciclo escolar en los albergues con los estudiantes guatemaltecos que fueron damnificados por la erupción del volcán de Fuego el pasado 3 de junio, se desarrolla con éxito, aseguró hoy el ministro de Educación, Óscar Hugo López.

“Hasta ahora el ciclo escolar ha ido desarrollándose con bastante éxito”, enfatizó el funcionario durante una rueda de prensa al término de la reunión del Gabinete de Gobierno.

17 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum, Sudan, 17 July 2018 - Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a national immunization campaign to maintain the country's polio-free status.

The National Immunization Days (NID) will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a total of 4.2 million children under five years of age.

17 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary

This report contributes new evidence on why and how sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) risks increase during humanitarian disasters. It details how humanitarian actors can better prevent and respond to such escalation of SGBV, and better meet the needs of affected women, girls, men and boys.

17 Jul 2018 description

Résumé

Depuis août 2016, la région du Kasaï a vu l’une des escalades de violence les plus dramatiques de l’histoire congolaise. Une lutte localisée pour le pouvoir coutumier s’est rapidement répandue dans quatre provinces, alimentée par le ressentiment suscité par la marginalisation économique et politique, et aggravée par le recours disproportionné à la force par le gouvernement pour réprimer la révolte. En l’espace d’un an, 1,4 million de personnes ont été déplacées et des douzaines de milices armées ont été formées.

17 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Attributable to Abdel-Rahman Ghandour, Special Representative of Unicef for Libya

TRIPOLI,17 July 2018- “UNICEF is horrified at reports that six children were found dead in an abandoned truck on the way to Zwara in north-western Libya.

“Too many children are needlessly losing their lives on these deadly journeys as they search for education, opportunities and simply a better future.

17 Jul 2018 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 58 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia

  • Humanitarian crisis in in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Hepatitis E outbreak in Namibia

  • Cholera outbreak in Cameroon

  • Ebola virus disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

17 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 14,406 mt of food assistance distributed
  • USD 52 m six months (July - December 2018) shortfall for the Nigeria component of EMOP 200777
  • 1.2 m people assisted in May 2018

Operational Updates

17 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 179.6 mt of food assistance distributed
  • US$ 0 cash based transfers made
  • US$ 7,914,883 six months (May-Oct 2018) net funding requirements, representing 64% of total
  • 17,176 people assisted in May 2018

Operational Updates