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An Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres

As organizations working to protect the rights of children in armed conflict, we are dismayed by your reported decision to “freeze” any new additions of parties to conflict that commit grave violations of children’s rights to the annexes to your 2017 annual report to the United Nations Security Council on children and armed conflict. We urge you to reconsider, and issue an updated list with your report, including all perpetrators responsible for patterns of grave violations against children in 2016.

02 Jun 2017 description
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Statement by UNICEF Regional Director, Geert Cappelaere, following his visit to the war-torn country

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SANAA/DJIBOUTI/AMMAN, 2 June, 2017 – “I have just concluded a trip to Yemen to oversee UNICEF’s response to the unprecedented cholera outbreak that is gripping the country.

01 Jun 2017 description

The Security Council would consider, for the first time, a comprehensive approach to mine action, among a range of priority themes expected to dominate its work this month, Sacha Sergio Llorentty Solíz (Bolivia), its President for June, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

01 Jun 2017 description

1 Jordan was the largest resettlement operation globally with 19,299 resettlement departures in 2016

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (89) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

90 Percentage of refugees in Jordan who are of Syrian nationality, 93 percent of whom are living under the poverty line

1 in 5 Refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan receive cash assistance to help meet essential needs like shelter and food

Population of concern

A total of 736,396 individuals

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

01 Jun 2017 description

The 2017 Global Peace Index finds that the world became more peaceful in the last year, however, over the last decade it has become significantly less peaceful.

01 Jun 2017 description
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Humanitarian update:

  • On April, the UN and the governments of Sweden and Switzerland held a high-level pledging conference in Geneva to mobilize funding in support of the YHRP 2017. The YHRP needs $2.1 billion to provide humanitarian assistance for an estimated 12 million people in Yemen. The conference succeeded in getting around $1.1 billion pledges https://docs.unocha.org/sites/dms/Yemen/Yemen%20pledges.pdf .

01 Jun 2017 description
  • The world's largest food security crisis is now taking place in Yemen, with more than 17 million people food insecure and nearly 7 million at high risk of famine, according to UN USG Stephen O'Brien's statement to the UN Security Council on 30 May. He added that the country is spiralling down towards a “total collapse”, with people under a “triple threat”: conflict, famine and cholera outbreak.

01 Jun 2017 description
  • The cholera epidemic is raging with more than 55 000 cases and 500 fatalities since 27 April.

  • Airlifts of drugs and supplies in response to the outbreak continue. Over the last seven days, five cargo planes chartered by humanitarian organizations landed in Sana’a to deliver much needed chlorine, IV fluids and antibiotics.

01 Jun 2017 description

African countries top list of neglected crises

Central African Republic tops the Norwegian Refugee Council´s yearly list of the world´s ten most neglected displacement crises, followed by Democratic Republic of the Congo.

“The international community has not only forgotten these crises, but has never really shown sufficient willingness to contribute to a solution. Many of the displaced people have fled their homes multiple times, and each time they get increasingly vulnerable,” said Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council Jan Egeland.

31 May 2017 description
report Save the Children

EN DEUDA CON LA NIÑEZ

Al menos 700 millones de niños y niñas en el mundo —y probablemente cientos de millones más— han dejado de disfrutar de su niñez demasiado temprano. Esto se debe a una variedad de causas, como enfermedades, conflictos, la violencia extrema, el matrimonio infantil, el embarazo precoz, la malnutrición, la exclusión de la educación y el trabajo infantil.

31 May 2017 description
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DES ENFANCES VOLÉES

Au moins 700 millions d’enfants à travers le monde (et sans doute des centaines de millions d’autres) sortent de l’enfance trop tôt. Les principales raisons incluent les problèmes de santé, les conflits, la violence extrême, le mariage des enfants, les grossesses précoces, la malnutrition, la privation d’éducation et le travail des enfants.

31 May 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available now. The Yemen Red Crescent Society (YRCS) is responding to the recent cholera outbreak with support from Movement partners.

31 May 2017 description
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STOLEN CHILDHOODS

For at least 700 million children worldwide – and perhaps hundreds of millions more – childhood has ended too soon. The major reasons included poor health, confl ict, extreme violence, child marriage, early pregnancy, malnutrition, exclusion from education and child labor.