By Jorge Alvarez-Sala
SIEM REAP, Cambodia, 4 September 2015 – Yuen Roun is 37 years old, has two children and a big debt that obliged her husband to migrate from Cambodia to Thailand a few weeks ago.
Roun’s family lives in Veal village, Siem Reap province. They are landless farmers so they work as daily labourers for other (poor and nearly poor) neighbours.
Yangon, August 3rd 2015 – Vulnerable children in Myanmar face a ‘double catastrophe’ as floods add to the hardship faced by children living in poverty and those recovering from violence and conflict, UNICEF has warned. Myanmar has suffered heavy rain for weeks, with winds and rains from Cyclone Komen that made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 July, adding to the damage in recent days.
1,081 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance since the beginning of 2015
57,656 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt
By Indrias G. Kassaye
With the number of new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone dwindling but still dangerous, care centres for children are a vital measure for ensuring their protection and preventing further transmission.
By Issa Davies
As birth registration in Sierra Leone has fallen since the start of the Ebola outbreak, a campaign reaches out to register children under age 5 and at the same time to provide polio vaccinations.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 31 July 2015 – Abass Mansaray, a 48-year-old farmer in Blama town, in eastern Sierra Leone, beamed proudly while displaying the small yellow paper that has just been given to his one-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Isata, by local health officials.
Over the hot summer months UNICEF is continuing to provide a water, sanitation and hygiene response in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Syria UNICEF, with sector partners, is supporting water access in areas where control of water is increasingly being used in the war in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Dara governorates. UNICEF is providing water trucking, rehabilitation of wells and fuel to power systems.
2014 IN REVIEW
The small victories which motivate us
Message from Koenraad Vanormelingen, Representative UNICEF Mozambique
By Chris Niles
Kidnapped by militants and held captive for months on end, a mother and son are reunited with the boy’s father. While the family now lives safely in a camp for displaced people, the emotional wounds remain – as they do for tens of thousands of children in Iraq affected by conflict.
ERBIL, Iraq, 30 July 2015 – Farhan*, 3, looks like any toddler, splashing about in a tiny plastic paddling pool, his arms darkened by the sun and a mischievous glint in his eye.
MONROVIA, Liberia 31 July 2015 – UNICEF is supporting a drive by the Liberian Government to register more than 70,000 children whose births were not recorded during the Ebola crisis, leaving them vulnerable to marginalization and exclusion.
BY EVANS MORI ON 30 JUL 2015
The influx of Burundians seeking refuge in Tanzania since the unrest in their own country began is enormous – we’re looking at a figure above 80,000, more than half, children. And of those children, over 952 are unaccompanied by any known adult – their parents or a guardian – and 1,732 have been separated from their parents or other family members. We classify them as ‘unaccompanied’ or ‘separated’ to distinguish between circumstances; 4 per cent of them are under five.