Erbil, 1 April 2015 – A UN convoy carrying life-saving assistance for thousands of people has arrived today in the town of al-Baghdadi in Anbar Governorate, where the conflict has left thousands of residents with very limited access to food, clean water and medicine. UN agencies have been struggling to reach the area because of the siege south of the town.
Three UN agencies took part in the convoy: World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Summary of the Situation in Yemen
As the conflict in the country escalates further, the situation of children affected by grave child rights violations has considerably deteriorated with many children either maimed or killed.
33 refugees have been provided with legal counseling and assistance since the beginning of 2015
• UNHCR is aware of 17 Syrians nationals and 59 Palestine refugees from Syria who are still being held in detention in Alexandria for attempting to depart or enter Egypt in an irregular manner.
MANILA, 1 April 2015 – The Philippines is bracing for Super Typhoon Maysak (local name Chedeng) as it enters the country’s area of responsibility this Lenten week.
According to latest reports, Maysak is located at 1,280 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.7°N, 137.4°E). It has maximum sustained winds of 215 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph. (PAG-ASA Weather Advisory, 1 April 2015).
Maysak is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility in the morning of 2 April, Thursday. Its present course indicates a landfall over the Eastern Bicol region.
Pacific Island Countries
The Pacific is one of the most disaster-prone regions on earth. Climate change is contributing to tropical cyclones, floods, drought and rising sea levels which have resulted in chronic emergency conditions and in an increase in intensity and frequency of acute emergencies. It has also rendered the people of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters, especially the poor, who are more exposed, thus less able to reduce risk and to recover from disasters.
TERMES DE REFERENCE CONSULTATION INTERNATIONALE
Titre de la Consultation : Consultant Photographe/Vidéaste international**Contexte**:
Throughout the country, children and youth affected by the conflict are in psychosocial distress and require urgent psychosocial support (PSS) and mental health programs to promote their wellbeing. In 2014, most PSS programs were centre based, delivered throughout models such as Child Friendly Spaces. In 2015, the Child Protection Sub-Cluster seeks to transition to more innovative age and gender sensitive models for community based psychosocial support activities, including Psychological First Aid.
Duration : 1 Year
Using the global guidance on the All-In strategy and other global and regional initiatives on Adolescent Health and HIV/AIDS, operationalize and implement the core package of interventions for addressing Health and HIV related determinants among adolescent population. Engage with relevant civil societies and private sector to leverage opportunities and resources towards accelerating reduction of AIDS related drivers and vulnerabilities among the adolescent population
UNICEF Somalia country Office invites proposals from qualified institutions/organizations to conduct a wide rapid baseline survey to map access to education in all regions of Central South Somalia.
INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT # 2015/23If you are a committed, creative Syrian and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading child rights organization. UNICEF would like to hear from you.Post Title : Finance Assistant
Contract type : Temporary Appointment
Level of Post : GS6
Post Number : 91658
Duration : 364 days
Duty Station : UNICEF, Damascus
This course is based on the CCCs document, revised in 2009, and is intended to inform all UNICEF staff members and relevant partners about the CCCs and how those commitments can be fulfilled.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
UNICEF is a major humanitarian actor, and it is important that evaluation is undertaken to improve accountability for results and produce organizational lessons learned. The course presents a concrete emergency scenario that guides participants through the evaluation process before, during and after an emergency. It underlines the importance of evaluation to advance UNICEF accountability and leaning goals as outlined in the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action and it provides some concrete guidance.
In this tutorial, you will learn about the structure and features of the Cholera toolkit. You will also get acquainted with the important aspects of the toolkit that make it user friendly.
The UNICEF Cholera Toolkit provides one place where you can find access to resources and tools ready to use for preventing, preparing for and responding to cholera outbreaks.
At the end of this tutorial, you will be able to:
The Integrating Child Rights in Development Cooperation e-learning course is a suite of modules designed to help users gain an overview of critical child rights issues, standards and principles; help them understand the obligations of relevant actors to realize international commitments on child rights and some specific strategies and frameworks to ensure those are put in place at the country level; and build skills for mainstreaming child rights in different sectors and phases of development cooperation programming through the use of specific tools and examples.
UNICEF is releasing a new Ebola Safety e-Course, developed by DHR/OLDS in collaboration with various specialists.
This course provides key facts about the current Ebola outbreak, promotes safe preventative practices, and offers an overview of the support in place for staff.
The course can be of particular interest to colleagues planning to travel to areas currently affected by the outbreak, and those already working in the region. While it contains some UNICEF/UN specific information, most of the course can apply to other humanitarian actors' staff.