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22 Sep 2016 description

Khartoum, 22 September 2016- The United Nations welcomes the release yesterday by the Government of Sudan of twenty one children allegedly associated with armed groups. These children, who have been in the custody of the government security forces, were captured during fighting between the Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement in Darfur, in 2015.

09 Sep 2016 description
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Highlights

• Since early June, more than 200,000 people are affected by heavy rains and flooding, with at least 108,000 children. The most affected states are Kassala,
South Darfur, Al Gezira, Sennar, West Kordofan, Gedaref, South Kordofan and White Nile.

02 Sep 2016 description
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NUEVA YORK, 1 de septiembre de 2016 – Según ha revelado hoy UNICEF, en los 10 países con mayores índices de desescolarización en educación primaria, al menos dos de cada cinco niños (un total de 18 millones) no van a la escuela.

02 Sep 2016 description
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NEW YORK, 1er septembre 2016 – Dans les 10 pays affichant les pourcentages d’enfants n’ayant pas accès à l’éducation primaire les plus élevés, près de 2 enfants sur 5, soit 18 millions, ne sont pas scolarisés, a déclaré aujourd’hui l’UNICEF.

C’est le Libéria qui enregistre le plus fort taux d’enfants non scolarisés avec près des deux tiers des enfants en âge de suivre une éducation primaire qui n’ont pas accès à l’école. Le Soudan du Sud occupe le deuxième rang : 59 % des enfants ne peuvent pas bénéficier d’une éducation primaire et 1 école sur 3 est fermée en raison du conflit.

01 Sep 2016 description
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NEW YORK, 1 September 2016 – In the top 10 countries with the highest rates of children missing out on primary education, nearly 2 in every 5 children – 18 million - are out of school, UNICEF said today.

Liberia is home to the highest proportion of out-of-school children with nearly two-thirds of primary-aged children not accessing school. The second highest is South Sudan, where 59 per cent of children are missing out on their right to a primary education and 1 in 3 schools is closed due to conflict.

31 Aug 2016 description

“The UN Constitutional” team is pleased to present the fifth issue of its newsletter featuring articles by constitutional experts, reports from the field, and a digest of recent constitutions-related publications. In this edition, we interviewed the former Nepali Constituent Assembly chair on his role in this unique process. We also explore the importance of ‘context’ in constitutional assistance efforts, and consider the links between the SDGs and gender equality provisions in constitutions.

23 Aug 2016 description
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Overview on Education in Emergencies (EiE) in Sudan 2016

North and Central Darfur

The gap in education is still very high with some 3,400 school aged children identified as being in need of learning facilities in Sortony, North Darfur following their recent displacement from Jebel Marra. This translates to 68 temporary classrooms alongside teaching and learning related materials. The government approval for construction of these classrooms was granted after advocacy by UNICEF, sector partners and the Ministry of Education.

10 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

• The 2016 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was launched on 12 July, requesting US$952 million to support 4.6 million people targeted for humanitarian assistance. The plan is 22 per cent funded, with a further US$741 million still needed to support the 2016 humanitarian response.

• Sudan became the first country in the African meningitis belt to introduce meningitis A as part of routine immunisations. This will prevent vulnerable children from contracting the disease and reduce outbreaks.

10 Aug 2016 description
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INTRODUCTION

Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.

06 Jul 2016 description
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The Situation

  • Ethiopia has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. The main rainy season (kiremt rains) that is vital for producing over 80 per cent of Ethiopia’s agricultural yield – in an industry that employs 85 per cent of the country’s workforce – failed in 2015, and a powerful El Niño weather event continues to wreak havoc on children’s lives and their families’ livelihoods.

06 Jul 2016 description
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In the midst of rising global and regional emergencies, the lights have dimmed on Darfur’s crisis. This year marks 13 years of conflict in the Darfurs. As the world and Africa in particular commemorates the Day of the African Child on the theme ‘Crisis an Conflict in Africa; protecting the rights of all children’, the objective is to bring back attention to the children of Darfur. Some 1.9 million children are displaced countrywide, of which 1.6 million are in the Darfur region. There is already a generation of childhood lost and another at risk.

By Alastair Beach

06 Jul 2016 description
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In the midst of rising global and regional emergencies, the lights have dimmed on Darfur’s crisis. This year marks 13 years of conflict in the Darfurs. As the world and Africa in particular commemorates the Day of the African Child on the theme ‘Crisis an Conflict in Africa; protecting the rights of all children’, the objective is to bring back attention to the children of Darfur. Some 1.9 million children are displaced countrywide, of which 1.6 million are in the Darfur region. There is already a generation of childhood lost and another at risk.

by Alastair Beach

06 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights:

  • Sudan continues to be the largest recipient of South Sudanese refugees in the region with 231,581 South Sudanese refugees (out of which, 162,107 are children) registered as of the end of June. Since the start of 2016, 72,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in White Nile, East & South Darfur, as well as South and West Kordofan states. UNICEF Sudan and South Sudan exchange information regularly on new arrivals from both sides of the border.

29 Jun 2016 description

More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country

Joint FAO-UNICEF-WFP News Release

29 June 2016, Juba - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan - well over one-third of the population - will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies warned today.

22 Jun 2016 description
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Situation in numbers

1.69 million People internally displaced since 15 December 2013
(OCHA, Humanitarian Snapshot 5 May 2016)

907,447* Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years

Outside South Sudan
725,876 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013
(UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 15 June 2016)

17 Jun 2016 description
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“Neither safe nor sound”: Sexual exploitation, trafficking and abuse engulfing the lives of children in the camps of Calais and Dunkirk

LONDON/PARIS, 16 June 2016 – Children experience sexual exploitation, violence and forced labour on a daily basis in the camps of Northern France, according to the findings of Neither Safe Nor Sound.pdf), a new UNICEF France and UNICEF UK study.

10 Jun 2016 description

Progress of Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) - 2016

In 2016 the Protection Sector Strategic Response Plan, Child Protection sub sector (CP) is focused on interventions aimed at saving the lives of the most vulnerable children and pre- venting and addressing child recruitment, family separation, sexual and physical violence, and psychosocial support need- ed in critical priority localities of Sudan.

10 Jun 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Sudan is now the largest recipient of South Sudanese refugees in the region with some 69,045 (48,332 children) having sought refuge since January 2016 alone, marking a 75% increase compared to the same period in 2015.

  • Since the onset of the escalation in violence in the Jebel Marra area in January 2016, UNICEF has been working with the Ministry of Health and succeeded in sustaining crucial operations at the nutrition centres throughout the period of conflict.

31 May 2016 description
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The Situation

• Ethiopia has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. The main rainy season (kiremt rains) that is vital for producing over 80 per cent of Ethiopia’s agricultural yield – in an industry that employs 85 per cent of the country’s workforce – failed in 2015, and a powerful El Niño weather event continues to wreak havoc on children’s lives and their families’ livelihoods.