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19 Jan 2017 description

"Migrants are often forced into lives of despair in their host communities because they cannot gain access to financial, healthcare and government services"

NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros will partner with Mastercard Inc on a venture they said could help migrants, refugees and others struggling within their communities worldwide to improve their economic and social status.

19 Jan 2017 description

Promover la nutrición a través de las escuelas puede generar beneficios que van más allá de las aulas

16 Jan 2017 description

On 29 December, 152 migrants received return assistance home to Mali and on 20 December, IOM assisted 140 Nigerian migrants return home.

IOM has provided desks, chairs and mobile classrooms to 14 schools in Sabha and 9 in Al Qatrun serving a total of 12,994 students.

IOM has completed three first aid training courses for actors involved in life saving operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has released its fourth Flow Monitoring Statistical report

Situation Overview

15 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

14 Jan 2017 description

Key messages

· The number of refugees in Turkey has reached over 3 million people, making Turkey the host country with the largest refugee population in the world.

· About 90% of Syrian refugees in Turkey remain outside of camp settings with limited access to basic services. The European Commission is providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable refugees, particularly to those living outside of camps.

13 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

12 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

12 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Amin, de 18 años, se convirtió en refugiado cuando su familia huyó de Siria al Líbano hace cinco años. Desde entonces, no ha vuelto a pisar una escuela. Debido a que su padre no pudo conseguir estatus legal ni trabajo, la responsabilidad de mantener a la familia de siete cayó sobre Amin. Cuando dejó su escuela en Homs cursaba apenas el séptimo grado. De la noche a la mañana, el niño de 13 años pasó de las aulas al trabajo en la construcción donde empezó a ganarse la vida transportando bloques de cemento para nuevos edificios de apartamentos. “Llevo aquí cinco años.

12 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Amin a 18 ans. Il est réfugié au Liban depuis que sa famille a fui la Syrie il y a cinq ans et n'a pas mis les pieds à l'école depuis son arrivée dans le pays. Sans permis de séjour, son père n’a pas de travail et c'est à Amin que revient la responsabilité de soutenir matériellement sa famille de sept personnes. Quand il a dû quitter son école à Homs, Amin avait 13 ans et était en classe de cinquième. Il travaille aujourd’hui dans le bâtiment et transporte des blocs de ciment pour construire de nouveaux immeubles d'habitation.

12 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Amin, 18, became a refugee when his family fled Syria for Lebanon five years ago. He has not set foot in school since. With his father unable to get legal status or work, responsibility for supporting the family of seven fell to Amin. A seventh grader when he left his school in Homs, the then 13-year-old became a construction worker, hauling cement blocks for new apartment buildings. “I’ve been here five years and lost five years of my life,” he said.

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

11 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

10 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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

06 Jan 2017 description

Fatima and Zahed escaped Syria to Turkey in the fall of 2014, after war destroyed their homes in Kobane, Syria. Zahed, 34, had been a primary school teacher in Kobane. Fatima, 28, was also interested in teaching. “I was in my first year at the University of Aleppo, and working part-time in a school.” The war interrupted her plans.

05 Jan 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

It's been three months since the "Jungle" refugee camp in Calais was closed and hundreds of minors arrived in the UK. Abigail Frymann Rouch reports from London on how young African refugees are acclimatizing.

03 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2017 Requirements: US$3,500,000

31 Dec 2016 description
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Following 9 months of joint efforts with UNRWA, UNDP presents the “WASH-friendly School Toolkit” to serve as an activity guide for all service providers aiming to transfer WASH-related life skills to children (6 to 17 years), particularly health educators and teachers in UNRWA schools.

31 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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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.