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01 Dec 2015 description

Children Account for 20% of Maritime Arrivals to Europe in 2015: IOM and UNICEF

Germany - A new data brief produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre and UNICEF shows that children make up at least one in five of the 870,000 refugees and migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea so far this year.

27 Nov 2015 description
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JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK, 27 November 2015 – The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, according to new data released today by UNICEF.

AIDS is the number one cause of death among adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally. Among HIV-affected populations, adolescents are the only group for which the mortality figures are not decreasing.

In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the highest prevalence, girls are vastly more affected, accounting for 7 in 10 new infections among 15-19 year olds.

26 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Child brides in Africa could more than double to 310 million by 2050 - UNICEF

NEW YORK/LUSAKA, Zambia, 26 November 2015 – If current levels persist, the total number of child brides in Africa will rise from 125 million to 310 million by 2050, according to a UNICEF report released at the African Union Girls Summit in Lusaka, Zambia, today.

25 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

L’engagement de l’UNICEF en faveur de l’équité - donner une chance équitable à chaque enfant, partout, et notamment aux plus défavorisés – repose sur la conviction qu’il s’agit d’un principe juste et sur la preuve que cela fonctionne en pratique. Ce rapport démontre qu’il est nécessaire de combler les inégalités persistantes en matière d’équité, parce que le cycle des inégalités n’est ni inévitable ni insurmontable et parce que le coût de l’inaction est trop élevé.

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Le programme pour l’équité

24 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children will bear the brunt of climate change: UNICEF

More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence, 160 million live in high drought severity areas

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 24 November 2015 – More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, UNICEF said in a report released ahead of the 21st United Nations climate change conference, known as COP21.

23 Nov 2015 description
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Sistemas educativos en América Latina y el Caribe no se adaptan al cambio ni logran la inclusión de los niños, niñas y adolescentes

UNICEF presenta estudio sobre aprendizaje

20 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Universal Children's Day: Give children on the move a fair chance

Inequity, violence and rights abuses are driving forces behind the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe

GENEVA / BELGRADE, 20 November 2015 – Nearly 14 million children and adolescents in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan face war, conflict and injustices every day, fuelling the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.

19 Nov 2015 description

UNICEF: Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition

NEW YORK, 19 November 2015– Lack of access to toilets is endangering millions of the world’s poorest children, UNICEF said today, pointing to emerging evidence of links between inadequate sanitation and malnutrition.

11 Nov 2015 description
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Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990 – UN

Report from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division highlights progress

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 November 2015 – Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group reported today.

10 Nov 2015 description
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Children’s lives at stake as El Niño strengthens: UNICEF

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 10 November 2015 – An estimated 11 million children are at risk from hunger, disease and lack of water in eastern and southern Africa as a result of a strengthening El Niño, which is also causing droughts and floods in parts of Asia, the Pacific and Latin America, UNICEF warned on Tuesday.

04 Nov 2015 description

La survenance de la maladie à virus Ebola (MVE) s´est avérée être un choc sans précédent pour la population guinéenne. Entre mars 2014, date de la déclaration officielle de l´épidémie et le 31 août 2015, le nombre de cas de MVE confirmés s´établit à 3.337, dont 52,4% sont des femmes.

01 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

This report summarizes findings from two studies undertaken as part of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA), funded by the Government of the Netherlands.

Conflict analysis has been integrated into the Burundi Country Office research strategy, with these initial studies looking at specific issues. The first examines the inter-generational transmission of violence and the interconnections between macro and micro dynamics of violence, while the second examines the effects of conflict and violence on children and adolescents.

24 Sep 2015 description
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Building an evidence culture

The Office of Research – Innocenti has just released the third edition of its annual publication Best of UNICEF Research 2015. With each edition learning about a key element in a global development organization’s effort to gather evidence increases.

Over the course of its existence Best of UNICEF Research has grown in terms of the quality of research represented, the range and complexity of research questions addressed and in the programmatic and geographic scope of the submissions.

23 Sep 2015 description

22 September 2015 - UNICEF, the World Health Organization and the World Bank Group today released updated estimates on child malnutrition, including stunting, wasting and excessive weight. These figures update the child malnutrition numbers in recently released 2015 Global Nutrition Report and today’s new estimates include data from 62 new surveys from 57 countries.

The key new figures reflect the downward trend reported on in the GNR:

The new 2014 data reveals that 159 million children are stunted, 50 million are wasted and 41 million are overweight. [1]

17 Sep 2015 description

LONDRES, 17 septiembre 2015 – Las tasas de mortalidad por malaria han caído un 60% desde el año 2000, lo cual se traduce en 6,2 millones de vidas salvadas, la mayor parte de ellas de niños, según el informe conjunto lanzado hoy por la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y UNICEF.

17 Sep 2015 description

LONDRES, 17 septembre 2015 – Les taux de mortalité dus au paludisme ont baissé de 60 % depuis 2000, ce qui se traduit par 6,2 millions de vies épargnées, en grande majorité celles d’enfants, selon un rapport conjoint de l’OMS et de l’UNICEF publié aujourd’hui.