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10 Mar 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On 20 January the Federal Government of Somalia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a clear reflection of its commitment towards protecting and promoting the rights of its children and a major milestone following years of advocacy by UNICEF and other UN and international partners.

  • UNICEF continued to respond to the measles outbreak through support to delivery of routine immunization services.

04 Mar 2015 description

CLUSTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • In 2014, a total of 393,413 acutely malnourished children received nutrition support. (SAM - 151,043 and MAM 242,370) and over half a million caregivers reached with IYCF messages.

  • Interim FSNAU Nutrition post Deyr 2014/2015 analysis reveals the nutrition situation in Somalia is improving but the current median rate in South Central region is still above the “critical” ≥ 15% GAM.

19 Feb 2015 description

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

NAIROBI, 19 February 2015: Somalia is marking six months since the last polio case was seen in the country following an outbreak that affected 199 people, mostly children.

06 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· According to FEWSNET, an estimated 1.5 million people remain acutely food insecure, mostly in pastoral and marginal agricultural areas. Compared to 2013, this food insecure population is 75% higher. Key food insecurity drivers are the cumulative effects of below-average rainfall reasons, food prices rising to above their five-year averages, conflicts in some pastoral areas, and crop diseases in the high potential areas.

03 Feb 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· UNICEF continued to response to the measles outbreak with 9,965 cases reported in 2014, mostly from Banadir, Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle. With funding from CERF and CHF, UNICEF is delivering emergency vaccination campaigns for children under-5 in newly accessible areas to contain the outbreak.

· The Federal Parliament passed a motion approving the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), marking a major milestone following years of advocacy by UNICEF and other UN and international partners.

30 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF is requesting US$111,705,413 to meet the humanitarian needs of women and children in Somalia in 2015.

20 Jan 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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NEW YORK, 20 January 2015 – As the world enters into the 26th year of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Somalia has become the 194th state party to ratify the Convention, setting a course to improve the lives of its youngest citizens.

“By ratifying the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the government of Somalia is making an investment in the wellbeing of its children, and thus in the future of its society,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.