• During the first half of 2017, close to 93,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores mainly through the Central Mediterranean Route - around half of them arrived in just May and June 2017. While barely one in six of sea arrivals this year are children, the number of unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) coming to Italy is on the rise with 11,406 newly registered UASC between January and June 2017.
Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere
Un enfant sur 10 présente un handicap. Les conflits armés et les catastrophes intensifient davantage les handicaps chez les enfants. Dans toute communauté affectée par une crise, les enfants et adultes handicapés font partie des plus marginalisés, et pourtant ils sont souvent exclus de l’aide humanitaire.
Les Principaux engagements en faveur des enfants dans l’action humanitaire constituent un cadre de travail destiné à fournir une aide humanitaire à tous les enfants, quelque soit leur statut ou leur situation.
One in every 10 children has a disability. Armed conflict and disasters further increase disabilities among children. Within any crisis-affected community, children and adults with disabilities are among the most marginalized, yet they often are excluded from humanitarian assistance.
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 17 July 2017 - With thousands of refugees and migrants being pulled from the Mediterranean Sea each week, UNICEF is warning that a proposed code of conduct for NGOs carrying out search and rescue missions could put many lives at risk – especially those of children.
17 JULY 2017 | GENEVA - Worldwide, 12.9 million infants, nearly 1 in 10, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, according to the most recent WHO and UNICEF immunization estimates. This means, critically, that these infants missed the first dose of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP)-containing vaccine, putting them at serious risk of these potentially fatal diseases.
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 aims to ‘Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ and comprises six technical targets relating to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene, wastewater management, water efficiency, integrated water resource management and protection of aquatic ecosystems.
12 JUILLET 2017 | GENÈVE | NEW YORK - Quelque 2,1 milliards de personnes, soit 30% de la population mondiale, n’ont toujours pas accès à des services d’alimentation domestique en eau potable et 4,5 milliards, soit 60%, ne disposent pas de services d’assainissement gérés en toute sécurité, d’après un nouveau rapport commun de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et de l’UNICEF.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a widespread and well-recognised threat to the health, wellbeing, opportunities and lives of women and girls world-wide. The risks and realities of GBV are greatly exacer-bated when a disaster strikes. Recognising the need for broad-based, fast and mutually responsible action to address GBV prevention and response in humanitarian responses, six key global-level humanitarian agencies have convened the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP).
La OMS y UNICEF publican las primeras estimaciones mundiales sobre agua, saneamiento e higiene en relación a los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible
12 DE JULIO DE 2017 | GINEBRA | NUEVA YORK – En todo el mundo, alrededor de 3 de cada 10 personas, o 2.100 millones de personas, carecen de acceso a agua potable y disponible en el hogar, y 6 de cada 10, o 4.400 millones, carecen de un saneamiento seguro, según un nuevo informe de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y de UNICEF.
2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water at home, more than twice as many lack safe sanitation
WHO, UNICEF release first global estimates for water, sanitation and hygiene for the Sustainable Development Goals
13 JULY 2017| GENEVA | NEW YORK – Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.
19,000 estimated number of refugee and migrant children across Greece. Among them 2,300 UAC
6,732 children have been relocated from Greece, as of end June. Among them 270 UAC (4 November 2015 – 30 June 2017)
69 accompanied children have been returned to Turkey, in the framework of the EU- Turkey statement (20 March 2016- 30 June 2017)
Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, l’UNICEF et l’International Rescue Committee (IRC) ont présenté ce jour une feuille de route visant à améliorer la situation des jeunes réfugiés et migrants qui arrivent ou vivent en Europe sans parents ou adultes responsables.
Europe: new Roadmap to improve the situation of unaccompanied and separated refugee and migrant children
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, UNICEF, and IRC, the International Rescue Committee, today issued a Roadmap for action to improve the situation of refugee and migrant children arriving and staying in Europe without their parents or care givers.
What needs to be done?A joint way forward
Through a series of wide ranging consultations with practitioners (psychologists, social workers, teachers, guardians), governments, European Union (EU) actors, and unaccompanied children in Europe, UNHCR, UNICEF, and the IRC have produced a roadmap which encompasses a number of key recommendations.
Act and Protect
The significant number of unaccompanied children arriving to Europe in recent years has put enormous pressure on European states, despite strong standards.