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30 Apr 2017 description

The continued strategic priority for the Sector is to provide assistance to meet the ongoing basic needs of Syrian refugees , based on a multi-sectoral household profiling and identification methodology, specific to each country.

The Sector continues to aim to provide assistance to the poorest populations to ensure that they can meet their survival needs in a manner that allows choice and promotes dignity.

30 Apr 2017 description

In February 2017, 3RP partners continued to support the scaling up of access opportunities for refugee and host-community children and youth, with some of the highlights noted below.

26 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 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.

26 Apr 2017 description

SCHOOL MEALS CAN PROMOTE NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIFE STYLES TO ACHIEVE ZERO HUNGER

MEXICO CITY – The VIII Regional School Meals Seminar concluded today in Mexico City with a call to intensify efforts to exploit the full potential of school meals in helping to eradicate malnutrition in the region.

26 Apr 2017 description

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO –Bajo los auspicios del Gobierno de la Ciudad de México (CDMX) y del Sistema para el Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF), junto al Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) y a la Red de Alimentación Escolar de América Latina y el Caribe (La-RAE), se celebró hoy la clausura del VIII Seminario de Alimentación Escolar para América Latina y el Caribe.

26 Apr 2017 description
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La alimentación escolar en América Latina y el Caribe cuenta una historia de políticas publicas al servicio de las comunidades, y que priorizan un desarrollo integral de las niñas y niños de la región.

26 Apr 2017 description

Les conflits armés et les autres situations de violence privent les enfants de biens de première nécessité – nourriture, eau potable, logement – et de la chance de jouer et de se développer à leur propre rythme. Malgré la protection que leur confère leur droit international, les enfants sont exposés à toutes sortes de risques.

25 Apr 2017 description

By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, and Karen Mundy, Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education

25 Apr 2017 description

MEXICO CITY. –The combined impact of undernutrition and overweight/obesity, also known as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition,” contributed to the loss of billions of dollars to the economies of Latin America, according to a ground-breaking report released on Monday.

25 Apr 2017 description
report UN News Service

24 avril 2017 – Plus de 25 millions d'enfants dans 22 pays affectés par les conflits sont aujourd'hui absents de l'école, a dénoncé lundi le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF).

Les enfants non-scolarisés en raison des conflits représentent environ 22% des enfants en âge de scolarisation, de 6 à 15 ans, a précisé l'agence onusienne dans un communiqué de presse.

25 Apr 2017 description

La Doble Carga de la Desnutrición y la Obesidad le Cuesta Miles de Millones a América Latina, dice Nuevo Reporte

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO. –El impacto combinado de la desnutrición y el sobrepeso/ obesidad, también conocido como la “doble carga de la malnutrición”, contribuye a la pérdida de miles de millones de dólares en las economías latinoamericana, según un reporte innovador lanzado el día de hoy.

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia averaged 7,800. An average of 6,700 (86%) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities. The others were staying rough in Belgrade city centre, in the North near the Hungarian border and in the West near the border with Croatia.

22 Apr 2017 description

Executive summary

The present publication takes stock of literacy initiatives world-wide over the last five decades and analyses how literacy campaigns, programmes and policies have changed to reflect the evolutions in our conceptual understanding of literacy.

20 Apr 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

UNITED NATIONS, New York – A study published today in The Lancet shows that improving the physical, mental and sexual health of adolescents, at a cost of about $4.60 per person per year, would yield more than 10 times as much in benefits to society. Investments in adolescents’ education and human rights would also have enormous benefits relative to costs, the findings demonstrate.

20 Apr 2017 description

This document presents the basic needs approach that UNHCR is pursuing and expanding across operations when providing multi-purpose cash grants to refugees in collaboration with partners.

What is a Basic Needs Approach?

UNHCR defines the basic needs approach as a way to enable refugees, based on their socio-economic vulnerabilities, to meet their basic needs through means to survive and access to services. Anchored in a rights-based approach and delivered in partnership, it is an integral part of protection and solutions.

20 Apr 2017 description
report Theirworld

Ewan Watt
Online Editor, Theirworld

A new finance mechanism is needed to deliver education for all by 2030 - including every refugee and displaced child - the United Nations envoy said.

It may not have the catchiest name. But the International Finance Facility for Education is a bold plan that can help to make history.

With global co-operation, the IFFEd is the vital ingredient that could get every child in the world into school and learning.

19 Apr 2017 description
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ZDC Prevention Toolkit

The Americas Regional Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), through its Zika Response Team, has adapted an interactive toolkit and teaching guides for Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya Prevention to the regional context by translating the materials to Spanish and adding a Seasonal Calendar for Vector Control to the toolkit. Additionally, the Zika Response Team will host a webinar with national societies in the region to socialize the toolkit.

18 Apr 2017 description
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DTM Round 8 Key figures

The first two months of 2017 were characterized by continued dynamism in IDP and returnee mobility patterns in Libya as some small new displacements and large patterns of return were observed.

11 Apr 2017 description
report UN News Service

11 April 2017 – In 2012, Malala Yousafzai made headlines all over the world when she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out on the right of education for girls. But instead of silencing her, the brutal attack only served to embolden the Pakistani teenager, who has used her voice to promote the right of every child to safe, free and quality primary and secondary education.