2,300 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
based on referrals to EKKA (as of 13 January 2017)
1,312 Total number of places available in UAC shelters
(filled, pending assigned cases as of 13 Jan., including 154 vacant places in the process to be filled)
1,301 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter
(as of 13 January) including:
• 277 in closed reception facilities
• 18 in protective custody
By Anthony Lake
18 January 2017
What’s the most important thing children have? Their brains. And yet, we’re not caring for children’s brains the way we care for their bodies. This should concern all of us – including business leaders.
The first 1,000 days of life – from conception to age three – open a critical and singular window of opportunity. During this period, children’s brains can form 1,000 neural connections every second – a once in a lifetime pace never matched again – and these connections are the building blocks of every child’s future.
COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE – Pour le développement cérébral des enfants, les premiers moments comptent. L’UNICEF a lancé #LesPremiersMomentsComptent, une nouvelle campagne soutenue par la Fondation LEGO destinée à sensibiliser davantage sur l’importance des 1000 premiers jours de la vie d’un enfant et sur les répercussions des premières expériences sur le développement cérébral.
1000 jours cruciaux pour le développement des enfants
NEW YORK, le 10 janvier 2017 – L’UNICEF lance ce jour #LesPremiersMomentsComptent, une nouvelle campagne soutenue par la Fondation LEGO destinée à sensibiliser davantage sur l’importance des 1 000 premiers jours de la vie d’un enfant et sur les répercussions des premières expériences sur le développement cérébral.
Special measures urgently needed to protect these vulnerable children from trafficking, exploitation and abuse
LAMPEDUSA, Italy, 13 January 2017 – Some 25,800 unaccompanied or separated children arrived to Italy by sea in 2016 – that’s more than double the 12,360 who arrived during the previous year. These children account for a staggering 91 per cent of all the 28,200 children who reached Italy’s shores in 2016 as refugees or migrants.
2016 was a year of challenges and upheaval across the globe. The ongoing migration and refugee crisis has uprooted nearly 50 million children worldwide, leaving them vulnerable to violence and exploitation. Conflict and natural hazards continue to take a toll on children, with nearly 1 in 4 living in areas affected by crisis.
Regional Office 2017 Requirements: US$7,200,000
NUEVA YORK, 10 de enero de 2017 - UNICEF lanzó hoy #LaPrimeraInfanciaImporta, una nueva campaña que recibe apoyo de la Fundación LEGO dirigida a aumentar la concienciación sobre la importancia de los primeros 1.000 días de la vida de un niño y el impacto de las primeras experiencias sobre su cerebro en desarrollo.
Children and women in West and Central Africa remain vulnerable to multiple threats, including insecurity, conflict, drought, flooding and epidemics. In the Central African Republic and the Lake Chad basin, widespread violence and armed conflict characterized by grave human rights violations have led to mass displacement both internally and across borders.
One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has affected more than 51 million people and placed more than 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in 10 countries in the region.In 2016, more than 1 million children were targeted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and water shortages, protection concerns and the deterioration of basic social services remain key concerns.
Total people in need:16.1 million
Total children (< 18) in need: 5.2 million
Total people to be reached in 2017: 7.2 million
Total children to be reached in 2017: 3.8 million
Regional Office 2017 Requirements: US$3,500,000
2017 Requirements: US$6,106,400
2,300 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
based on referrals to EKKA (as of 28 December)
1,256 Total number of places available in UAC shelters
(filled, pending assigned cases as of 28 Dec., including 114 vacant places in the process to be filled)
1,443 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter
(as of 28 December) including:
•309 in closed reception facilities
•15 in protective custody
- 21,000 estimated number of refugee and migrant children across Greece. Among them 2,300 UAC.
- 2,413 children have been relocated from Greece, as of end of December. Among them 191 UASC relocated or in the process to be relocated (4 November 2015 – 31 December 2016).
- 44 accompanied children have been returned to Turkey through the EU-Turkey agreement (20 March- 31 December 2016).
Innovation in education: learning from experience
By Jo Bourne, Nicholas Burnett
Scaling up an innovation for maximum use and maximum benefit is never easy. The road to success is bumpy, and good ideas inevitably stumble into barriers – especially when the purpose of the innovation is to improve children’s learning experiences.
But innovation that can be effective, scaled up and replicated is precisely what is needed to tackle the challenges of the global learning crisis.
In 2017, children in Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) will face continued risks related to armed conflicts, economic stagnation and political and social instability. In eastern Ukraine, children are facing the consequences of a three-year conflict that is overwhelming social services and protection systems. In Turkey, unprecedented numbers of refugee, migrant and other highly vulnerable children are challenging the capacities of government services. Across Europe, refugee and migrant children require special protection.
Total people to be reached in 2017: 200 million
2017 programme targets
- At least two rapid diagnostic tests available for global use
- 200 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean reached with key messages on prevention
- Up to two candidate vaccines available
Care and support
- A model of integrated and holistic care and support for children with congenital Zika disorders developed
The introduction of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection (CPMS) in Humanitarian Action created the opportunity for renewed focus on the physical dangers and injuries that children experience during emergencies as a specific life saving child protection need. Standard #7 on Dangers and Injuries states that girls and boys are protected against harm, injury and disability caused by physical dangers in their environments, and the physical and psychological needs of injured children are responded to in a timely and efficient way.
In November, the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) announced that more than 490,000 Syrian refugee children are now enrolled in temporary education centres (TECs) and public schools across Turkey – a 50% increase compared to the previous school year.