The Borno Government has concluded arrangements to introduce conditional cash transfers to parents enrolling their children and wards in schools to revive education in the state. The State’s Commissioner for Education, Mr Inuwa Kubo, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Thursday. According to him, the state government is determined to revive education in the state, through conditional cash transfers to parents enrolling their wards in schools.

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The Republic of Sudan is a multi-ethnic country located in the north-eastern part of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2016 the country's population was estimated at 39.57 million, the fourth largest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, with 66 per cent living in rural areas. Much like Iraq, Palestine, Syria and Yemen, nearly half of Sudan's population are under the age of 18, and 5.9 million are children under age 5.

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The agency’s 711 schools, provide free basic education for Palestinian refugee children in the West Bank - including East Jerusalem - Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. They opened in September for the start of the year, not knowing if they would be able to keep them open until even the end of this month.

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The city of Ioannina in north-western Greece has concluded the first important steps towards establishing a pilot model of service integration to better meet the needs of its people. After last year’s initial discussions facilitated by WHO, 4 new primary health care units have been established and now local authorities have moved on to preparing the ground for integrated care by building the capacity of stakeholders.

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Forty years since the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA) for promoting and implementing Technical Cooperation amongst Developing Countries and some 30 years after the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), much has been achieved.

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The Turkish Red Crescent will support Bosnia and Herzegovina in dealing with a recent refugee crisis developing near the border with Croatia, said a representative of the charity group. The head of the Delegation of the Red Crescent to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Goksen Yenigul, met Friday with Elvir Karalic, the representative of the charity organization "Pomozi.ba" in Bosnia. Hundreds of migrants on Wednesday clashed with Bosnian police while trying to cross the border into neighbouring Croatia.

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The United Nations Development Programme has engaged over 600 conflict-affected youths and women from Borno State to support the implementation of intensive community clean-up and waste management activities and delivery of sanitation-related services under the European Union-funded Sustainable Waste Management and Environmental Protectionist project. The cash-for-work project is being implemented in the state by the UNDP to enable the beneficiaries earn cash through engagement in environmental cleanup exercise. At the launch of the project yesterday in Maiduguri, Ms.

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Costa Rica - Consejo Nacional de la Persona Adulta Mayor, CONAPAM (National Council of the Elderly)

El Consejo Nacional de la Persona Adulta Mayor es un órgano rector en materia de envejecimiento y vejez en Costa Rica, que busca garantizar el mejoramiento en la calidad de vida de las personas adultas mayores mediante la formulación y ejecución de las políticas públicas integrales que generen la creación de condiciones y oportunidades para que las personas adultas mayores tengan una vida plena y digna.

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Given that the frequency and severity of natural disasters as a result of climate change are likely to increase, and that, by 2050, 22% of the world’s population will be aged 60 or over, it is increasingly important that humanitarian action not only responds to the specific needs and vulnerabilities of older people, but also recognises and builds on their capacities to contribute to humanitarian preparedness and response.

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