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UNICEF launches US$3.1 billion appeal to reach more children in emergencies
Over 60 million children at risk in “new generation” of crises
GENEVA, 29 January 2015 - UNICEF is launching a US$3.1 billion appeal – its largest ever – to reach 62 million children at risk in humanitarian crises worldwide – a US$1 billion jump in funding needs since last year’s appeal.
Snapshot 21-27 January
Nigeria: Boko Haram attacks continue, with Borno state capital Maiduguri and nearby military bases targeted on 25 January. Security forces pushed BH back from Maiduguri, but further attacks are expected. BH also raided villages in Michika local government area, Adamawa state. There are reports that BH has forbidden the use of vehicles in areas under its control.
By Breda Gahan
HIV and AIDS theory and practice in developing countries is sometimes dominated by the power of Western ideas, worldviews, actors, tools, models, and frameworks. Consequently, the resulting interventions may too rarely be locally rooted, locally driven, or resonant with local context.
Poorest students receive up to 18 times less public education resources than the wealthiest, says UNICEF
UNICEF calls on governments, donors and the private sector not only to invest more, but also to invest more wisely in education
Snapshot 14–20 January
Cameroon: 50,000 people are estimated displaced due to the recent increase in Boko Haram (BH) attacks in the northern regions. In the past week, an attack on a military base in Kolofata resulted in 143 BH killed, subsequently, BH kidnapped 80 people from one village – with three killed and 24 later released. The conflict has escalated regionally, with Chad pledging military support in Cameroon’s fight against Boko Haram.
Un nouveau rapport montre pourquoi les méthodes habituelles ne mèneront pas à l’éducation primaire et secondaire pour tous
Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF
New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education
One of the most systematic ways to protect children from disasters is to protect their education. Safe schools programmes include measures to protect children’s lives by building safe infrastructure, as well as educating children around early warning, evacuation, and wider disaster risk reduction.
This report investigates the economic argument for investing in safe schools. It reviews the existing evidence on the cost-effectiveness of safe schools interventions and identifies measures which have higher cost-benefit ratios.
Thank you IKEA customers and co-workers! The IKEA U.S. Soft Toy Campaign 2014 raised almost $1.2 million.
Nigeria: Violence has escalated significantly in the northeast. Boko Haram killed more than 2,100 people in the first 11 days of the year. Most were killed in an attack on the town of Baga and surrounding settlements in Borno state, on Lake Chad. Up to 20,000 people were displaced. Other attacks took place in Maiduguri, Damaturu, and Potiskum.
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Taking Stock, Looking Forward
Graziano da Silva se reúne con ministros del nuevo gobierno en su visita a Brasilia
31 de diciembre de 2014, Roma - Brasil ha aportado 17 millones de dólares EEUU adicionales para proyectos emprendidos en el marco de su actual asociación con la FAO, resaltando así el papel del país latinoamericano como contribuyente clave en la lucha contra el hambre a nivel regional y mundial.
IN THIS ISSUE
Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah
Introduction: Next Leg of the Marathon
The Women of Afghanistan: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Powering a New Silk Road: Helping Connect Supply with Demand in South and Central Asia
Equal Vote, Equal Voice: Afghan Women Racing to Win
A Riveting Career: One Female Engineer Who Is Building Afghanistan’s Future
Afghan Midwife Delivers for Her Community
From Charikar to the World
Director-General Graziano da Silva will meet new cabinet ministers in Brasilia
31 December, 2014 Rome - Brazil has added $17 million in funding to projects undertaken in its ongoing partnership with FAO, highlighting the Latin American country's role as a key regional and global contributor to the fight against hunger.
Snapshot 17 December – 6 January
Nigeria: A series of suspected Boko Haram attacks in Borno and neighbouring states have resulted in more than 80 deaths, 225 kidnapped, hundreds of homes burneds and thousands displaced.
Central African Republic: Nearly 200,000 people need nutrition assistance. Over 36,000 people are trapped in seven enclaves across the country; a group of 474 Fulani who fled to Yaloke months ago and now cannot leave are in particular need.
December saw a significant deterioration of the security situation – compared to the previous month – in nine countries or conflict situations in the world, including in South Asia (Pakistan and India), and East Africa (South Sudan and Kenya). There is a risk of increased violence in the coming month in Sudan, where major offensives are anticipated on the heels of a failure in the peace talks; in Sri Lanka, in the context of the 8 January elections; and in Haiti, where the current president could rule by decree unless parliament's mandate, due to expire on 12 January, is extended.
Exposure to conflict affects children in several ways, ranging from direct killings and injuries, to more subtle, yet persistent and irreversible effects on schooling, health, nutrition, future opportunities and well-being. Children’s educational attainment is particularly compromised by exposure to violence. Conflict-affected countries include over 20% of all children of primary school age, but account for around half of all out-of-school children of primary school age (UNESCO, 2011, 2013).
The 2013 Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts (PBEA) programme Consolidated Annual Report draws from detailed reports prepared by UNICEF country and regional offices, as well as UNICEF section and partner reports.