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23 Feb 2017 description
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22 février 2017 – Au moins 65.000 enfants ont été libérés par des forces armées et des groupes armés au cours des dix dernières années, s'est félicité le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), alors que les 'Engagements de Paris' pour mettre fin à l'utilisation des enfants dans les conflits célèbrent leur 10e anniversaire.

22 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights

  • The trend of increased numbers of refugees and migrants on the Central Mediterranean route continues in 2017 - more than 80 per cent of all sea arrivals during the first 6 weeks of the year were registered in Italy.

  • Major risks confronted by refugee and migrant children and women along this route remain to be detention, extortion, gender-based violence, abuse, exploitation and drowning at sea.

21 Feb 2017 description
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NEW YORK/PARIS, 21 February 2017 – At least 65,000 children have been released from armed forces and armed groups in the past 10 years, UNICEF said today as leaders from around the world gather in Paris on the anniversary of the Paris Commitments to end the use of children in conflict.

16 Feb 2017 description

Washington, DC, Atlanta, Panama City, February 16, 2017 (PAHO/WHO/CNLA/UNICEF) – Cartoon Network and its partners the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) are launching a new Public Service Announcement aimed at educating children in Latin America and the Caribbean about controlling the spread of the Zika virus, which continues to affect vulnerable populations in the region.

15 Feb 2017 description

WASHINGTON, DC, ATLANTA, CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 9 de febrero de 2017 (OPS/OMS - CNLA - UNICEF) – Cartoon Network América Latina, junto a la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF), lanza hoy un nuevo anuncio de interés público para educar a los niños de Latinoamérica y el Caribe sobre cómo evitar la propagación del virus del Zika, que sigue siendo una amenaza en la región.

15 Feb 2017 description
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Key figures

  • 21,000 estimated number of refugee and migrant children across Greece. Among them 2,200 UAC

  • 2,792 children have been relocated from Greece, as of end of January Among them 233 UASC relocated or in the process to be relocated (4 November 2015 – 31 January 2016)

  • 53 accompanied children have been returned to Turkey through the EUTurkey statement (20 March- 31 January 2016)

06 Feb 2017 description

Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February 2017

It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a lifetime.

It increases the risk of deadly complications during pregnancy, labor and childbirth, endangering both mother and child.

It robs girls of their autonomy and violates their human rights.

05 Feb 2017 description
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3 février 2017 – Alors que l'Union européenne se réunit pour un sommet à Malte, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) a réclamé vendredi une action urgente pour assurer la sécurité des enfants le long de la route des migrants en Libye et en mer Méditerranée.

04 Feb 2017 description
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Ahead of EU summit, agency calls for urgent action to keep children safe along Libya migrant route

NEW YORK/GENEVA/BRUSSELS, 3 February, 2017 – A record number of refugee and migrant deaths in the Central Mediterranean over the past three months, including an estimated 190 children*, has prompted an urgent appeal from UNICEF to leaders of European Union member states meeting in Malta.

01 Feb 2017 description
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535 millones de niños viven en países afectados por conflictos o desastres naturales

UNICEF hace el mayor llamamiento de fondos de su historia, 3.300 millones de dólares, para atender a los niños en emergencias durante 2017

01 Feb 2017 description
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Key Facts

2,200 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 27 January 2017)

1,282 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 27 Jan., including 152 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,350 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 27 January) including:

317 in closed reception facilities

01 Feb 2017 description
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La malnutrition constitue une « menace silencieuse » pour les enfants, d’après l’appel de l’organisation pour l’année 2017

NEW YORK/GENÈVE, le 31 janvier 2017 – Quelque 48 millions d’enfants pris dans les pires conflits et urgences humanitaires dans le monde bénéficieront des fonds que l’UNICEF va lever grâce à l’appel qu’il lance ce jour pour 2017.

31 Jan 2017 description
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NEW YORK, 31 January 2017 – A life–saving service for vulnerable children caught up in crises is now available to government, aid agencies and social service workers through an open source app developed by UNICEF and its partners.

The app known as Primero, facilitates the secure collection, storage and sharing of data to improve child protection, incident monitoring and family reunification services by key players in the humanitarian sector.

31 Jan 2017 description
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UNICEF seeks $3.3 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in conflict and other crises

Malnutrition poses “silent threat” to children, agency’s 2017 appeal says

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 31 January 2017 – 48 million children living through some of the world’s worst conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies will benefit from UNICEF’s 2017 appeal, which was launched today.

31 Jan 2017 description
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NEW YORK/DHAKA, 31 January 2017 – “The needs of refugees have never been greater. Worldwide 28 million children have been uprooted by conflict, driven from their homes by violence and terror. They need our help.

“UNICEF is committed to continuing our work with governments and other partners around the world to help some of the most vulnerable children everywhere, from Syria to Yemen to South Sudan.

22 Jan 2017 description
  1. Rationale

The purpose of this review is to inform UNICEF Head Quarters (HQ), Regional Office (RO), Country Offices (CO), and the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) and Cluster partners on how the transition of cluster coordination structures into national coordination platforms can be strengthened. The report is written with UNICEF as the principal audience and therefore concentrates on UNICEF specific issues, processes and mechanisms.

21 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

  • For the first time since the beginning of the refugee crisis in Turkey, there are more Syrian children in school than out – as of November, over 490,000 Syrian children are currently enrolled in formal education, a 50% increase in enrolment since the end of the previous school year in June 2016.

  • Over 100 Temporary Education Centres (TECs) were upgraded or provided with essential furniture in December, bringing the total number of TECs supported in 2016 with this intervention to 259.

21 Jan 2017 description
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Backlogs and brutal weather compound hardships facing stranded children

NEW YORK, 20 January 2017 – With no sign of a let-up in the extreme cold weather and storms sweeping Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses -- and even death from hypothermia, UNICEF said today.

21 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

  • The past year was a turning point in the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, marked by changing migration trends, more dangerous journeys and shift in the profiles of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, including women and children. Moreover, in 2016 the number of unaccompanied and separated children crossing the Central Mediterranean doubled compared to the previous year.