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Kenya Education Cluster Annual Report 2013

Education was interrupted and school time lost in areas affected by disasters such as conflict, floods and drought in Kenya. These disasters put many children at risk, exposing them to dangerous and rapidly changing situations. The education cluster was reactivated in 2013, and carried out several activities to strengthen emergency preparedness and response so as to ensure continuity of education in emergencies

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Summary Report: Final Evaluation of the Unconditional Cash and Voucher Response to the 2011–12 Crisis in Somalia

Executive Summary

On 20 July 2011, the United Nations declared a famine in parts ofSomalia; the crisis affecting some 3.1 million people, 2.8 million of whom were in southern and central Somalia. The causes? A series of failed rains and a rapid increase in food prices, complicating an already impossible situation characterised by ongoing civil war and insecurity, lack of humanitarian access, politicisation of aid by Al Shabaab and donor policies, and the absence of effective and accountable government.

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Community-based approach addresses acute malnutrition in Somalia

So much of this was new to me,” says Khadra Ibrahim. Her tidy home is fashioned from corrugated metal, tins hammered flat and sturdy tree limbs. Her daughters Happy, 2, and Nimo, 4, play outside while she feeds baby Ubah. “I didn’t know how important it was to breastfeed or how just washing my child’s hands with soap can stop illnesses that cause them to become malnourished.”

By Mike Pflanz

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UNICEF Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2013

Prefacio del Director Ejecutivo

Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2013

A primera vista, Fatima aparentaba tener unos 4 o 5 meses. Pero, en realidad, acababa de cumplir su primer año de vida. Estaba entre los 126.000 niños con desnutrición aguda grave tratados en uno de los 425 centros nutricionales establecidos por el Ministerio de Salud de Chad en 2012 como parte de la expansión de la atención en todo el Sahel. Se llegó a cientos de miles de niños con la atención necesaria para salvar sus vidas. Tristemente, no se pudo llegar a otros muchos.

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Action humanitaire de l’UNICEF pour les enfants 2013

** Il faut 1,4 milliard de dollars É.-U. maintenant pour les enfants qui vivent dans des situations de crise humanitaire, affirme l’UNICEF**

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UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2013

UNICEF has appealed for almost US$1.4 billion to meet the immediate, life-saving needs of children in 45 countries and regions gripped by conflict, natural disasters and other complex emergencies this year.

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The classroom offers a 13-year-old Somali refugee sanctuary from the rigours of life in Kenya's Dadaab camp

By Thomas Nybo

DADAAB, Kenya, 27 December 2012 – Hawa Osman, 13, never attended school until she arrived at what’s described as the world's largest refugee camp, here in northeast Kenya.

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A well offers hope for the future in rural Kenya

By Thomas Nybo

DADAAB, Kenya, 20 December 2012 – It’s been years since Fatima Suthi has seen rain. The 51-year-old mother of eight lives near the Dadaab refugee camp in northeastern Kenya.

Ms. Suthi has been struggling to survive in a land where water is scarce. Drought here has killed all of her livestock and forced her, like other pastoralist families, to adjust.

With water comes hope

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UNICEF leads Child Health Days to stem the tide of preventable childhood diseases across Somalia

By Ban Dhayi

BOSSASO, Somalia, 10 December 2012 – The journey to defeat the diseases that kill thousands of children every year in Somalia starts in the chilly light of dawn.

UNICEF correspondent Susannah Price reports on a programme to end preventable child deaths in Somalia.

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UNICEF and the European Union take action to tackle undernutrition in Asia and Africa

The EU and UNICEF have joined forces to protect more than 30 million children’s lives by improving nutrition security in five Asian and four African countries

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For villages in Turkana, Kenya, a new initiative that brings clean water to the community is life-changing

At Namukuse Village, in Turkana Central District, northwestern Kenya, sandy landscape leads to the shores of Lake Turkana. The lake is the fourth largest in Africa and a source of livelihood for the fishing community that lives along its shores. Yet, despite the huge water resource at its doorstep, access to safe drinking water has been a problem for the community for many years.

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In Somalia, UNICEF supports efforts to push back against a tide of violence against women and girls

A man broke into the shelter where Mayeda’s family was living and raped her young daughter. “It is very easy for these gangs to come to our place and do whatever they want,” she says... Young girls and women forced to leave their homes face another ordeal once they arrive at IDP camps.

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Months after famine conditions have ended, health centres across southern Somalia help children suffering from malnutrition

Months after famine conditions have ended, health centres across southern Somalia help children suffering from malnutrition.

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CNN and UNICEF raise awareness of the silent emergency of child stunting

New York, United States of America, 16 October 2012 – CNN has partnered with UNICEF to put the international spotlight on the global crisis of stunting, or low height for age in children. About 165 million children under the age of 5 suffer from stunting, with more than 90 per cent of them living in Africa and Asia.

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La Commission Européenne et l'UNICEF donnent la priorité aux enfants en cas d'urgences

Le lancement du portail Internet UE-UNICEF souligne les objectifs communs

NEW YORK / BRUXELLES, 11 septembre 2012 - La Commission Européenne (CE) continuera de mettre la priorité sur les financements en faveur des enfants lors des urgences humanitaires, en dépit des défis économiques, a assuré aujourd'hui devant le Conseil d'administration de l'UNICEF Mme Kristalina Georgieva, Commissaire européenne chargée de la coopération internationale, de l'aide humanitaire et de la réaction aux crises.

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UNICEF and European Commission put children first in emergencies

NEW YORK / BRUSSELS, 11 September 2012 – The European Commission will continue to prioritise funding for children in humanitarian emergencies, despite the economic challenges, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva, assured UNICEF’s Executive Board today.

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Aid trickles into Somalia's drought hit Baidoa region as militant group Al-Shabaab moves out

By Eva Gilliam

BAIDOA, Somalia, 3 August 2012 - Until just three weeks ago, Nuriya Moallim and her family of nine children and grandchildren had managed to stay in their village in southern Somalia. Despite the failed rains and the drought of 2011, they persevere at home.

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Field Diary: Recovering from a brush with death in Somalia

One year ago, on 20 July 2011, the United Nations declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia, the flashpoint in a humanitarian crisis gripping the Horn of Africa. After an outpouring of international support, the famine ended in February 2012, and countless lives across the region were saved. But 8 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya remain in need of humanitarian assistance, and UNICEF’s relief efforts must continue. Freelance journalist Abdi Aziiz Abdi Nur, in Mogadishu, Somalia, reports on those affected.

By Abdi Aziiz Abdi Nur

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In Somalia, fuel-efficient stoves prevent sexual violence and generate income for vulnerable families

One year ago, on 20 July 2011, the United Nations declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia, the flashpoint in a humanitarian crisis gripping the Horn of Africa. After an outpouring of international support, the famine ended in February 2012, and countless lives across the region were saved. But 8 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya remain in need of humanitarian assistance, and UNICEF’s relief efforts must continue.

By Silje M. Heitmann

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Field Diary: A mourning mother in Mogadishu

One year ago, on 20 July 2011, the United Nations declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia, the flashpoint in a humanitarian crisis gripping the Horn of Africa. After an outpouring of international support, the famine ended in February 2012, and countless lives across the region were saved. But 8 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya remain in need of humanitarian assistance, and UNICEF’s relief efforts must continue. Freelance journalist Abdikhaadir Abdulle, in Mogadishu, Somalia, reports on those affected.

By Abdikhaadir Abdulle