By Kamrul Hasan Khan
Through training and standardized assessments, UNICEF and the European Union are working to address malnutrion among the most vulnerable populations in Bangladesh.
NETRAKONA, Bangladesh, 30 June 2015 –The signs of severe malnutrition were plain to see in 14-month-old Omi – an extremely bony appearance, low weight, infections and a distaste for food – but her mother, Lucky Akter, thought she was fine.
Au 14 juin 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre (AOC) a enregistré envi-ron 9503 cas et 182 décès (Let. = 1.9%) de choléra dans 7 pays. Cependant, à la semaine 24, seuls 4 pays (Cameroun, R.D. Congo, Ghana et Nigeria) ont notifié les 172 nouveaux cas dont 0 décès. Les données de la semaine 24 indiquent une persistance des cas en R.D. Congo et une relance de nouveaux cas, conséquence prévisible des inondations survenues à Accra le mois dernier.
Kyiv, July 3, 2015 - Today, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), together with the National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, presented the results of the project "Improvement of the psychosocial responses to children and families in eastern and central regions of Ukraine" which was launched in November 2014.
Rockets launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, and subsequent Israeli Air Force airstrikes in response, were reported on the nights of 4, 7 and 24 June with no casualties or damages on either side.
MONROVIA/DAKAR/GENEVA, 3 July 2015 – Responding to Liberia’s first confirmed cases of Ebola in more than three months, UNICEF has begun distributing emergency supplies in the affected communities including tents for isolating those under quarantine, hygiene kits and chlorine and buckets for handwashing stations.
The nineteen faces in the room showed a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Many of these young people were about to do something for the very first time: operate a video camera. “This is a totally new experience for me, I’ve never held a video camera before!” 21-year-old Saron told me eagerly.
The Cluster Approach
The cluster approach was established in 2005 following an independent Humanitarian Response Review, to address gaps and to increase the effectiveness of humanitarian response by building partnerships. Thus, the cluster approach has been implemented for 10 years now.
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Kiwanja, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 25 June 2015 – “I have a very good life now but in the past, my life was hard. I couldn’t even buy myself soap. If my mother didn’t give me soap, I wouldn’t wash my clothes. Now, I can buy myself lotion, clothes and soap. At times, I get a lot of money and buy my mother some food,” Ghislain Muhindo says with a smile on his face.
By Eliane Luthi
Responding to an outbreak of cholera among Burundians who fled to Tanzania, UNICEF helps health workers track and monitor new cases through mobile phone technology.
KABONGA, Burundi, 1 July 2015 – “It was on the Monday that we came back that she started to feel sick,” remembers Uziya Nyabenda, speaking of her daughter, Esta. “On Wednesday she began having heavy diarrhea and vomiting, so we brought her to the health centre. I suspected it was cholera – and I was afraid.”