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16 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


One in four of the world’s school-aged children – 462 million – now live in countries affected by crisis. Of these children, 75 million are in the most desperate need of support: they are either in danger of or already missing out on their right to education. During crises, children are particularly at risk of missing out on their education, yet schools provide a safe space and a vital routine for children during times of major upheaval. Education gives children the building blocks to rebuild their lives and, eventually, their country.

28 Apr 2016 description

Presentan UNICEF y CONEVAL análisis sobre pobreza y derechos sociales de niñas, niños y adolescentes en México

28 Apr 2016 description

Iraq is experiencing a double crisis of displacement. Syrian refugees, which currently total over 244,5271 individuals, have fled the armed conflict in Syria and have sought refuge primarily in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Compounding this crisis is the larger scale internal displacement of Iraqis who continue to flee areas controlled by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the subsequent military operations by government and allied forces to regain territory.

21 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Low public spending, ineffective social protection policies and programmes are hampering progress for children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

GENEVA, 20 April 2016 — Children who are falling furthest behind in society benefit the most when countries invest in more effective social protection, according to a new UNICEF Report launched today.

18 Apr 2016 description

Education and healthcare at risk for children in Afghanistan

KABUL - Children in Afghanistan increasingly struggle to access healthcare and education, the UN said in the report released today, ‘Education and Healthcare at Risk – Key trends and incidents affecting children’s access to healthcare and education in Afghanistan.’

15 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF dice que más de 250.000 niños y niñas sufren desde 2013 los efectos del conflicto en Colombia, a pesar de las conversaciones de paz

BOGOTÁ/NUEVA YORK, 19 de marzo de 2016 – Más de 250.000 niños y niñas han sufrido los efectos del conflicto en Colombia desde que las conversaciones de paz entre el Gobierno y el principal grupo de la oposición armada del país (FARC-EP) comenzaran hace tres años, dijo UNICEF en un informe publicado hoy.

12 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Executive Summary

Rationale and objectives of the meeting

In the East Asia and the Pacific Region (EAPR), despite economic growth and achievements in health and nutrition indicators, maternal and child undernutrition rates and burden remain extremely high. The annual estimated number of cases of severe wasting in EAPR countries is over six million, but the indirect coverage of the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) is less than 2%. Prevention and management of acute malnutrition is therefore a large unfinished agenda in this region.

29 Mar 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Yemen's children of the brink as country risks becoming a failed state

Six children are killed or injured every day and children as young as 10 years old recruited to fight

28 Mar 2016 description

Children in South East Asia face a ‘double burden’ of obesity and undernutrition, new report finds

Bangkok, 28 March 2016 – A joint report from UNICEF, WHO and ASEAN has shed new light on the nutrition situation of children across South East Asia. The report finds that several ASEAN countries are facing simultaneous crises of over and undernutrition, with some children overweight while their peers suffer from stunting and wasting. This ‘double burden of malnutrition’ is happening in middle income countries such Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

23 Mar 2016 description

The report’s findings are mainly based on the Integrated Living Conditions Surveys (ILCS) for the period 2008 – 2014. The ILCS is carried out each year by the National Statistical Service of the Republic of Armenia (NSS RA). In addition, an extensive literature review and secondary data sources were used to describe the country’s recent socioeconomic trends and risks. The nutrition analysis is based on the ILCS 2014 anthropometric data and the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) for the period 2000 – 2010.

19 Mar 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Over 250,000 children affected by Colombia conflict since 2013, despite peace talks – UNICEF

BOGOTA/NEW YORK, 19 March 2016 – More than 250,000 children have been affected by the conflict in Colombia since peace talks between the Government and the country’s main armed opposition group (FARC-EP) started three years ago, UNICEF said in a report released today.

An estimated 1,000 children were used or recruited by non-state armed groups during the same period, the children’s agency also said, based on verified United Nations and national data.

14 Mar 2016 description
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1 in 3 Syrian children have grown up knowing only crisis as conflict reaches 5 year point – UNICEF

AMMAN/NEW YORK, 14 March 2016 - An estimated 3.7 million Syrian children – 1 in 3 of all Syrian children - has been born since the conflict began five years ago, their lives shaped by violence, fear and displacement, according to a UNICEF report. This figure includes more than 151,000 children born as refugees since 2011.

11 Mar 2016 description
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Designing Social Protection Frameworks for Somaliland
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Designing Social Protection Frameworks for Three Zones of Somalia

Somalia has seen large-scale population displacement, deterioration of infrastructure and decline in access to services, all of which have limited the livelihood opportunities of poor Somali households. Declining access to natural resources and increasing frequency of drought cycles are making it increasingly difficult for rural households to maintain their livestock and crop production levels. This has eroded people’s capacities to cope through traditional means and left large parts of the population vulnerable to particular life cycle risks.

03 Mar 2016 description

This report lays out by country significant pieces of work that contribute to ending child marriage in eight countries of South Asia.

It starts with an overview of major regional initiatives, and then it covers government, UN and civil society/NGO initiatives by country. A final matrix identifies key strategies per initiative. A number of policies, key studies, and national plans are included as well for a better understanding of the legal foundation of child marriage and adolescent empowerment work.

26 Feb 2016 description

Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and UNICEF collaborated to conduct a Rapid Conflict Pulse survey (poll) using the U-Report SMS messaging, the data for which was collected from 2-8 September 2015. The objective was to fill a gap in field research on community level perceptions in regards to social cohesion, security, and capacities for violence prevention normally conducted as part of quarterly Conflict Scans that had been temporarily postponed due to a risk of insecurity for participants due to the political climate in Burundi.

16 Feb 2016 description

Girls released from Boko Haram captivity rejected by society - new report

Girls and women kidnapped by Nigeria's insurgent group, Jamāʻat Ahl as-Sunnah lid-daʻwa wal-Jihād (JAS), commonly known as Boko Haram, face mistrust and persecution upon their return to society – according to new research by International Alert with UNICEF, released today.

Kimairis Toogood, Peacebuilding Advisor for International Alert in Nigeria, said: