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26 Apr 2018 description

27,000+ Under 5 refugee children received polio vaccination in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

11,000+ Under 5 children received the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme in Unity during the reporting period.

25,000+ Primary school pupils enrolled in Upper Nile during the reporting period.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

292,314 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 March 2018.

1.85 million IDPs in South Sudan including 202,776 in UNMISS Protection of Civilians sites as of 19 March 2018

26 Apr 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa. Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centres).

26 Apr 2018 description

Juba 25 April, 2018 - The Ministry of Health of South Sudan with support from WHO and partners joined the rest of the African and Global community to celebrate the 8th edition of the African vaccination week (AVW) under the theme ‘Vaccines work: Do your part!’. This event provided a unique opportunity to highlight the need for collective actions to ensure universal access to immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases regardless of the wide spread conflict and insecurity in South Sudan.

26 Apr 2018 description

UNHCR’s overarching protection and solutions goal in Lebanon is to preserve a dignified life for refugees while working towards ensuring an end to their displacement facilitate their realization of durable solutions outside the country.

26 Apr 2018 description
report UN Security Council

Parallèlement à la réunion de haut niveau de l’Assemblée générale sur la consolidation et la pérennisation de la paix, le Conseil de sécurité a tenu, cet après-midi, une séance d’information au niveau ministériel sur le même thème, présidée par le Ministre des relations extérieures du Pérou, M. Néstor Popolizio Bardales. Au début de la réunion, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, M. António Guterres, a déclaré que la consolidation et la pérennisation de la paix requièrent des partenariats solides au-delà des Nations Unies, pour appuyer des solutions nationales.

26 Apr 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – Local armed forces in the northern Iraqi district of al-Ba’aj, issued an order in February 2018 that relatives of male Islamic State (also known as ISIS) members could not return, Human Rights Watch said today.

26 Apr 2018 description
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DHAKA, APRIL 25, 2018 — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), is providing an additional $50 million in humanitarian assistance for vulnerable people fleeing the Rakhine State crisis. This brings the United States’ response to the crisis in Burma and Bangladesh to more than $163 million since August 2017, and total humanitarian assistance for displaced people in and from Burma to more than $255 million since the start of FY 2017.

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• UNICEF has finalized its monsoon preparedness/operational plan to mitigate the risk of floods and landslides, and to respond during the monsoon with a budget of US$10million.

• A Diarrhoea Treatment Centre (DTC) is now operational in Leda, Teknaf Upazila treating up to 20 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) per day from both host and refugee communities. Four more DTCs will be operational in the next few weeks.

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13316

Security Council
8243rd Meeting (PM)

With the adoption of landmark resolutions on the concepts of peacebuilding and sustaining peace imminent, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged Member States to strengthen their focus on conflict prevention, address its root causes and embark on a “quantum leap” in funding those critical activities, in a briefing to the Security Council this afternoon.

25 Apr 2018 description

SG/SM/19006-GA/12012

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly high-level meeting on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, in New York today:

Thank you for this opportunity to renew our joint commitment to build and sustain peace. I welcome your high-level attention to this issue, at a key moment for our collective efforts, and at a time when peace is fragile and at risk in many places around the world.

25 Apr 2018 description

Sobrevivientes del conflicto armado recibieron socialización sobre Protocolo de participación efectiva de las víctimas, como mecanismo que facilita sus derechos de representación e interlocución con el Estado colombiano.

EL RETORNO

En el municipio de El Retorno, ubicado a 34 kilómetros de la capital del Guaviare, la Unidad para las Víctimas socializó los componentes del Protocolo de participación efectiva, a las víctimas que residen en este territorio.

25 Apr 2018 description

“Nuestro sueño es producir a bajo costo y distribuir en todo el Guaviare panela y miel, porque tenemos todas las ganas de salir adelante y transformar nuestras vidas”, cuenta Juan Antonio Castro, excombatiente de FARC, bajo el fuerte sol de la vereda de Colinas, ubicada a 56 kilómetros del municipio de San José del Guaviare, en Guaviare.

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN Women

Remarks delivered by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Yannick Glemarec at a parallel session during the EU-UN Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”, seeking to raise awareness on the added value of women's engagement in the economic recovery of the region. The side event took place on Wednesday, 25 April, at the Council of the European Union in Brussels.

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

Women’s engagement in the labour market is critical for recovery.

25 Apr 2018 description
report UN News Service

Después de un periodo de éxitos sin precedentes en la lucha mundial contra el paludismo, los progresos se han estancado e incluso retrocedido, según la Organización Mundial de la Salud. Venezuela es el país con el mayor aumento de casos en el mundo, un 69%. Preocupa el hecho de que los migrantes propagan la enfermedad a otros países de Latinoamérica.

25 Apr 2018 description

Millions of vulnerable families living across the Sahel are exposed to recurrent shocks, exacerbated by climate change, which undermine their fragile food security and nutrition situation.

25 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, rural families in the Philippines struggled to regain their livelihoods after a succession of strong typhoons, drought and conflict decimated crops, farm animals and productive assets. Missing the imminent planting season would have meant that agriculture-dependent families would have gone without income for at least three months – relying solely on food assistance.

25 Apr 2018 description

ANKARA, Turkey – When Rima’s* father passed away, her happiness and independence died as well, she says.

She was just 13 years old and living in Syria at the time. Her uncles took charge, imposing strict rules. They forced her to drop out of school at 14, and forbade her from leaving the home.

“It was like a house arrest,” she said.

25 Apr 2018 description

In 2017, IOM continued to respond to the needs of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and affected communities across Syria through its operations from Damascus, Gaziantep and Amman. Over the course of the year, IOM provided assistance – in the form of Non-Food Items (NFIs), Shelter, Logistics, Coordination, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCM), Early Recovery and Livelihoods, Protection and Health - to over 800,000 individuals in Syria.