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Summary findings of Nutrition Survey Using SMART methods For Typhoon Yolanda affected areas of Regions VI, VII and VIII, The Philippines - February-March 2014

1. Introduction

On 8 November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, hit the Philippines. In its wake, 14.1 million people have been affected and 4.1 million displaced. Infrastructure, water and sanitation, food security and medical services have been badly affected, as well as the shelter and security of domestic households.

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Insights: Child Rights in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Promoting equitable access to justice for all children

UNICEF: Justice still out of reach for millions of children

GENEVA, 13 March 2014 — Millions of children across the globe have their rights violated, but only a few are able to seek recourse to improve their situation in a timely, fair and effective way, UNICEF said today.

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Under Siege: The devastating impact on children of three years of conflict in Syria [EN/AR]

Syria’s children are living today through the most damaging conflict for children in the region’s recent history. More than 5.5 million Syrian children now see their future besieged by war. It is estimated there are up to one million children who live under siege and in hard-to-reach areas that UNICEF and other humanitarian partners cannot access on a regular basis. This report takes stock of the impact that three years of violence and rights violations have had on children, and it assesses the longer-term crisis facing the region.

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Kenya Education Cluster Annual Report 2013

Education was interrupted and school time lost in areas affected by disasters such as conflict, floods and drought in Kenya. These disasters put many children at risk, exposing them to dangerous and rapidly changing situations. The education cluster was reactivated in 2013, and carried out several activities to strengthen emergency preparedness and response so as to ensure continuity of education in emergencies

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UNICEF Country Office Annual Report 2013 : Myanmar

In 2013, Myanmar continued its reforms on multiple fronts- political, administrative and economic. The international community further lifted sanctions and increased its assistance.

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The State of the World’s Children 2014 in Numbers: Every Child Counts – Revealing disparities, advancing children’s rights

UNICEF is pleased to share with you The State of the World’s Children in Numbers: Every Child Counts – Revealing disparities, advancing children’s rights.

The report marks the thirtieth anniversary of the State of the World’s Children’s standardized, global statistical tables. It presents the latest data on the situations of children along with a brief essay discussing the numbers and their potential to spur positive change for the world’s 2.2 billion children.

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La Situation des enfants dans le monde en chiffres – Chaque enfant compte : Dévoiler les disparités, promouvoir les droits de l’enfant

Les dernières données de l’UNICEF dévoilent les disparités et démontrent le besoin d’innover pour faire progresser les droits de l’enfant

À l’approche du 25e anniversaire de la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant, un nouveau rapport reconnaît que d’énormes progrès ont été accomplis mais considère que pour toucher les enfants qui n’en ont pas bénéficié, il faudra se focaliser davantage sur les disparités.

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El estado mundial de la infancia de 2014 en cifras - Todos los niños y niñas cuentan

Los últimos datos de UNICEF revelan disparidades y muestran la necesidad de innovar para promover los derechos de la niñez

Se acerca el 25º aniversario de la convención sobre los derechos del niño y es posible constatar las mejoras logradas; sin embargo, llegar a los niños que se encuentran en las zonas más remotas exigirá concentrarse más firmemente en las disparidades

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Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children – South Asia Regional Study covering Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

A staggering 27 million children are out of school in South Asia

Kathmandu, 28 January 2014 - A new study released today by UNICEF’s Regional Office for South Asia and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) finds that a staggering 27 million children between the ages 5-13 are out of school in four countries of South Asia.

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A snapshot of water and sanitation in the Pacific - 2013 sub-regional analysis and update


Improved water and sanitation coverage in the Pacific sub-region is very low

  • The Pacific sub-region, consisting of 14 Pacific island countries and Papua New Guinea, has a much different water and sanitation profile than the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region as a whole

  • In the Pacific sub-region, both sanitation and water coverage is far below the East Asia average

  • At 30 per cent in 2011, sanitation coverage is the same as Sub-Saharan Africa, and lower than any other region in the world

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A snapshot of water supply in East Asia and the Pacific - 2013 regional analysis and update


The East Asia and Pacific Region has made good progress in drinking water supply over the last 21 years:

  • The proportion of people using improved water supplies increased by 23 per cent between 1990 and 2011, a greater rate than in most other regions

  • More than half of the population of the region now have access to piped water on the premises

  • 693 million more people use improved drinking water than 21 years ago, the majority of them in China

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A snapshot of sanitation and hygiene in East Asia and the Pacific - 2013 regional analysis and update


The East Asia and Pacific Region has made gains over the last 21 years:

  • The proportion of people using improved sanitation increased by 37 percentage points between 1990 and 2011 (more than double the rate of the world as a whole)

  • In 2011, 836 million more people use improved sanitation than in 1990, the majority of them in China

  • 5 percent of the regional population still practice open defecation

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Situation Analysis of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector in Relation to the Fulfilment of the Rights of Children and Women in Afghanistan, 2013

  1. Executive summary


This report establishes the situation of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sector in relation to the fulfillment of the rights of children and women in Afghanistan, 2013.

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After Yolanda: What Children Think, Need and Recommend

Children widely ignored in Philippines recovery, reveals report

20 December 2013: Children must be central to recovery plans after the devastating Philippines storm, a new report finds.

Nearly 6 million children have been caught up in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan – accounting for 41% of those affected.

Yet the study by leading children’s charities including Plan International revealed no systematic effort to canvass or have their views heard.

Serious risks

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Syria Crisis: Education Interrupted - Global action to rescue the schooling of a generation

A new report highlights that since 2011 nearly 3 million children from Syria have been forced to quit their education as fighting has destroyed classrooms, left children too terrified to go to school, or seen families flee the country.

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Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequities and trends in birth registration

One in three children under-five do not officially exist - UNICEF

UNICEF releases new birth registration report on its own 67th birthday underscoring the importance of counting every child

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Towards an AIDS-Free Generation: Children and AIDS - Sixth Stocktaking Report, 2013

New 2013 Stocktaking Report on Children and AIDS raises the alarm on adolescents, but shows that new infections could be halved by 2020 with targeted and increased investment.