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Niger + 1 other
A Malian refugee girl in Niger chooses school over marriage

For Malian refugee girls in northern Niger, early marriage poses risks for girls’ health and for their education. But a new movement is helping them stay out of marriage and stay in school.

INTIKANE, Niger, 1 July 2014 – Aïchatou Mohamed attends primary school in Intikane, in northern Niger, where more than 10,000 refugees from Mali are living. Aichatou likes school and is always on time. Ranked third in her class, she was elected by her schoolmates to represent the pupils at the school management committee, alongside the parents and the administration.

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World + 21 others
Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children: West and Central Africa Regional Report

West and Central Africa has the world’s highest out-of-school rate, at 28 per cent, which means that about 19 million primary school-age children in this region are excluded from education.

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Chad + 4 others
Cross-border polio campaign in Chad aims to contain regional propagation from Cameroon

Chadian authorities and partners, who have campaigned rigorously against polio over the past two years, remain determined to keep the polio-free status of the country.

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Niger + 1 other
UNICEF Niger Situation Report, March 2014

Highlights

  • As of 9 March 2014 (week 10), 46,054 children under the age of five benefited from the integrated treatment for Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). 11.2% of these cases (5,194) were reported to have severe medical complications and these children were admitted into intensive care/inpatient facilities while 40,854 children were treated as outpatients.

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World + 33 others
2014 Action humanitaire de l’UNICEF pour les enfants - Vue d’ensemble

L'UNICEF demande 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour aider 59 millions d'enfants en situation d'urgence

Le plus important appel d’urgence jamais lancé. Près de 40 pour cent à destination de la Syrie et la région

GENÈVE, 21 février 2014 – L’UNICEF a demandé aujourd'hui près de 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour apporter une aide humanitaire vitale à 85 millions de personnes, dont 59 millions d'enfants, en 2014. Ces personnes vivent dans 50 pays en conflit ou frappés par des catastrophes naturelles et autres situations d'urgence complexes.

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World + 33 others
Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2014 Resumen

59 millones de niños viven en situaciones de emergencia en 50 países

UNICEF necesita 2.200 millones de dólares para ayudar a estos niños y sus familias. Es su mayor llamamiento de emergencia de la historia y casi un 40% responde a las necesidades de Siria y la región

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EU and UNICEF boost their partnership to improve child and maternal health and to save more children - Joint press release

Urgent aid to the Central African Republic also discussed at UNICEF Executive Board meeting

NEW YORK, 4 February 2014 – The European Union announced today that it has allocated €320 million ($431 million) through UNICEF to improve the health and nutrition of children and women in 15 developing countries and to help speed progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

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Communiqué de presse commun - L’UE et l’UNICEF renforcent leur partenariat pour améliorer la santé des enfants et des mères et pour sauver plus d’enfants

La question d’une aide humanitaire d’urgence pour la République centrafricaine a également été discutée lors de la réunion du Conseil d’administration de l’UNICEF

NEW YORK, 4 février 2014 – L’Union européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui l’octroi de 320 millions d’euros (431 millions de dollars É.-U.) par l’intermédiaire de l’UNICEF pour améliorer la santé et l’alimentation des enfants et des femmes dans quinze pays en développement et pour permettre d’accélérer les progrès vers la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD).

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Niger + 2 others
UNICEF Niger Situation Report January - December 2013

HEADLINES

  • UNICEF renewed its Letter of Understanding (LoU) with UNHCR for another year to continue to support refugees in the sectors of Education, Protection, Nutrition, WASH and Communication for Development in 2014.

  • As of end December 2013, the estimated number of Malian refugees and returnees is 54,894 people located in Tillabéri camps (Abala, Ayorou and Mangaize) and in Tahoua refugee hosting areas (Intikane, Tazalit).

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UNICEF Niger Situation Report, November 2013

HEADLINES

  • UNICEF is renewing its LoU (Letter of Understanding) with UNHCR for another year to continue to support refugees in the sectors of Education, Protection, Nutrition, WASH and Communication for Development in 2014.

  • UNHCR, in collaboration with the Institute for Training and Demographic Research, released a study on demographic, economic and socio-cultural profile of Malian refugees in Niger that will inform UNICEF and its partners in adapting their humanitarian response.

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UNICEF Niger Situation Report, 28 October 2013

Highlights

· As of 23 October, UNICEF, in collaboration with partners supported 7,572 households affected by floods in the areas of Dosso, Ouallam, Niamey, Kollo, Zinder, Tillaberi and Agadez with the provision of NFI kits valued at US$682,115.

· As of today, according to the Humanitarian Coordination Cell (CCH), humanitarian needs have been covered.

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Schools in the Niger try a new approach to bring more girls into classrooms

A child-friendly and girl-friendly programme, promoted by UNICEF, is mobilizing mothers who never had the opportunity to complete school to ensure their daughters get an education.

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Les écoles du Niger tentent une nouvelle approche pour amener plus de filles en classe

Au Niger, l'UNICEF promeut les écoles « amie des enfants et des filles » qui encouragent l'intégration des filles. Télécharger cette vidéo

Par Nathalie Prévost