KEY MESSAGES REGIONAL CHOLERA STRATEGY
The “shield and sword” concept, a common language for a proactive, cross-border and multi-disciplinary strategy to prevent the spread of cholera
An evidence-based and multi-sectorial approach targeting high-risk populations, locales, periods and practices
Intervention at a national, cross-border and regional level both before and during outbreaks as well as over the long-term
Building bridges between emergency response and development programs
As G7 leaders gather in Taormina, Sicily, UNICEF urges them to adopt six-point action agenda to keep refugee and migrant children safe
TAORMINA, Italy, 25 May 2017 – At least 200 children have died along the dangerous Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy so far this year – a rate of more than one child per day – according to the latest estimates from UNICEF. The updated child death figures come as leaders of G7 countries gather in Sicily, a major locus for the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.
ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.
New project will monitor needs of vulnerable children, says UNICEF
BRUSSELS , 19 May 2017 - A grant from the European Commission of Euro 955,809.00 to UNICEF is expected to give a much needed boost to the efforts of the Greek authorities to provide better protection to over 20,000 vulnerable refugee and migrant children stranded in the country.
Between January and April 2017, 45,011 people entered Europe by sea- 90 per cent of them arrived in Italy. While the proportion of children among sea arrivals in the first four months of 2017 has decreased by ten per cent compared to the same period last year, the number of children on the Central Mediterranean Route, who arrive unaccompanied or separated, is on the rise with 5,500 newly registered UASC- one thousand more than the same period of time last year.
2,150 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 15 May 2017)
1,294 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 May, including 113 vacant places in the process to be filled)
1,013 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 May) including:
173 in Reception and Identification Centers
61 in protective custody
El 62% de los niños migrantes y refugiados de Centroamérica y el Caribe es víctima de trata
Presentado hoy informe de UNICEF sobre los motivos para migrar y los riesgos que enfrentan en el camino los niños y niñas migrantes y refugiados
• En todo el continente Americano, hay 6.3 millones de niños migrantes o refugiados
• Antes de la Cumbre del G7 UNICEF hace un llamado a la acción a los líderes del mundo para mantener seguros a los niños y niñas refugiados y migrantes Acceda al informe:
Five-fold increase in number of refugee and migrant children traveling alone since 2010 – UNICEF
Ahead of G7, UNICEF urges world leaders to adopt six-point action agenda to keep refugee and migrant children safe
“He said to me if I didn’t sleep with him he would not bring me to Europe. He raped me.” – Mary, 17-years-old from Nigeria
This interactive dashboard visualizes the latest child malnutrition estimates for the period 1990-2016. These estimates of prevalence and numbers for child stunting, overweight, wasting and severe wasting are derived by United Nations (UN), Millennium Development Goal (MDG), Sustainable Development Goal (SDG),UNICEF, WHO and World Bank regions, as well as World Bank income group classifications.
À l’approche du G7, l’UNICEF exhorte les dirigeants mondiaux à adopter un plan d’action en six points pour garantir la sécurité des enfants réfugiés et migrants
NEW YORK, le 17 mai 2017 – Le nombre d’enfants réfugiés et migrants se déplaçant seuls a atteint un niveau historique dans le monde. D’après un nouveau rapport de l’UNICEF publié aujourd’hui, ce nombre a presque quintuplé depuis 2010. Au moins 300 000 enfants non accompagnés et séparés ont été enregistrés dans environ 80 pays en 2015 et 2016, contre 66 000 en 2010 et 2011.
RABAT, 15 May 2017 – According to a recent UNICEF analysis covering 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa , poverty continues to impact at least 29 million children – one in four children in the region. These children are deprived of the minimum requirements in two or more of the most basic life necessities including basic education, decent housing, nutritious food, quality health care, safe water, sanitation and access to information.
What is expected?
Italy: Assessing the experiences of unaccompanied children leaving the reception system
In 2016, the number of unaccompanied and separated children arriving in Italy has more than doubled. Over 15,000 children have been accommodated in the Italian reception system as of February 2017. However, an additional **5,252 unaccompanied and separated children have dropped out of both primary and secondary reception centres in southern Italy **since registration, in order to continue their journeys or try their luck elsewhere.
UNICEF work on data for children is based on a simple premise: We believe that smart demand, supply and use of data drives better results for children. When the right data are in the right hands at the right time, decisions can be better informed, more equitable, and more likely to protect children’s rights. Effective use of data can help us not just track results for children, but also shape those results with better insights about what’s working, what’s not, which children are thriving and which are being left behind.
NEW YORK / GENEVA, 4 May 2017 – Nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, including an estimated 24,600 children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress caused by living in a protracted state of limbo, UNICEF warned today. Despite having a legitimate right to join families in destination countries in Western Europe, like Germany or Sweden, most stranded asylum seekers do not know whether or when they will be permitted to move forward.
Between January and March 2017, one in four of the 29,758 refugees and migrants entered Europe by sea were children. During the same period of time, close to 25,000 children have claimed asylum in Europe, while around 24,600 remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans.
NEW YORK, 26 April 2017 – UNICEF procured 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to children in nearly 100 countries in 2016, reaching almost half of the world’s children under the age of five. The figures, released during World Immunization Week, make UNICEF the largest buyer of vaccines for children in the world.
Ciudad de México, 24 de abril 2017 - Esta mañana se inauguró el Foro Interamericano de Sistemas Nacionales de Protección Integral de Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes, el cual busca incentivar el intercambio de experiencias y lecciones aprendidas sobre los programas, planes y estrategias nacionales en materia de protección de derechos de la infancia que se han desarrollado en América Latina, el Caribe y Estados Unidos.