Five in six children under two not getting enough nutrition for growth and brain development - UNICEF
NEW YORK, 14 October 2016 –Five in six children under two years old are not fed enough nutritious food for their age, depriving them of the energy and nutrients they need at the most critical time in their physical and cognitive development, according to a new UNICEF report.
Young girls still facing heavy responsibilities and violence
by YVES WILLEMOT
Girls between 5 and 14 years old spend 40 per cent more time, or 160 million more hours a day, on unpaid household chores and collecting water and firewood compared to boys their age, according to a report released by UNICEF ahead of International Day of the Girl on 11 October.
Girls spend 160 million more hours than boys doing household chores everyday
The El Niño induced drought resulted in 15 percent drop in regional cereal production from 29 million tonnes in 2015 to 26 million tonnes in 2016 which is about 11 percent decrease compared to the five-year average1 . Southern parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar as well as most of Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia have been significantly affected by this drought.
Approximately 40.8 million people (22.5% of rural population) will be food insecure in Southern Africa up to March 2017.
Nearly 385 million children living in extreme poverty, says joint World Bank Group-UNICEF study
This situation analysis is the first ever study in Myanmar to provide a systematic understanding of the experiences of children with disabilities and their families, informed by robust, qualitative evidence.
The 2015/ 2016 global El Niño event was officially declared in March 2015, peaked in December 2015 and came to an end in May 2016. It resulted in unseasonably low precipitation levels and increases in temperature by as much as 3 degrees Celsius on average. These weather abnormalities have resulted in what has been characterized as “the worst drought in 50 years” for Southeast Asia.
El presente informe es parte de la Iniciativa Global por los Niños Fuera de la Escuela, coordinada por el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) y el Instituto de Estadísticas (UIS) de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), en la cual se analizó la exclusión y los riesgos de abandono escolar en 25 países, con la intención de determinar cuántos y quiénes son los niños fuera de la escuela, y cuántos se encuentran en riesgo de abandonarla.
UNICEF: Cerca de 50 millones de niños viven fuera de sus lugares de origen
Más de la mitad, 28 millones, forzados a huir de sus hogares por los conflictos y la violencia
Près de 50 millions d’enfants « déracinés » dans le monde – UNICEF
28 millions d’enfants déplacés de force par les conflits et la violence, à l’intérieur comme à l’extérieur de leurs frontières
Nearly 50 million children “uprooted” worldwide – UNICEF
28 million forcibly displaced by conflict and violence within and across borders
Boko Haram violence in Lake Chad region leaves children displaced and trapped
Download the report and multimedia content here: http://uni.cf/2bVEGu6
DAKAR, 25 August 2016 – Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today.
1.1 Food security situation
Overall food security classification shows that half of the population in Karamoja (50%) is food insecure, of which 12% were found to be severely food insecure. While these findings suggest a marginal increase in food insecurity at regional (Karamoja) level since June 2015, there were marked district level variations:
Significant deterioration in Kaabong, Kotido, Napak & Abim districts;
Marked improvement in Moroto & Nakapiripirit districts;
Risking it all to escape gang violence and poverty
UNICEF reports on the harrowing journey of refugee and migrant children from Central America
NEW YORK, 23 August 2016 – Every month, thousands of children from Central America risk being kidnapped, trafficked, raped, or killed as they make their way to the United States to seek refuge from brutal gangs and stifling poverty, and there is no sign this trend is letting up, UNICEF said in a report released today.
Three out of every four children in Tanzania experience poverty, according to the report Child Poverty in Tanzania which was launched 11 August 2016 by the Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning, the Hon. Dr. Ashatu Kijaji, at the Mwalimu Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam.
UNICEF Australia renews calls for the Federal Government to provide a resettlement plan for asylum seeker children and families on Nauru
New study and allegations of abuse highlight the need for a permanent solution
A new discussion paper examines research findings and evidence on parenting of adolescents in eastern and southern African countries. The paper aims to shed new light on how adolescents are raised, what social and structural factors affect parenting and where families turn for support in this important region.
IPC analysis conducted from 24 to 30 May 2016 for all 10 districts of Lesotho based on primary data collected by LVAC and partners in May 2016 and secondary data collected from Jan. 2016 onwards. Projected analysis requires an update in October 2016.
KEY FOOD INSECURITY OUTCOMES AS OF MAY 2016
Despite current analysis corresponding to harvest/post-harvest period, 19% of households had poor food consumption, and 45% had borderline food consumption.