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In northern Nigeria, a little cash goes a long way towards getting girls to school

By Patrick Moser

Tens of thousands of girls in north-western Nigeria will benefit from a cash transfer programme aimed at helping cover the costs of sending them to school. The newly launched UNICEF initiative is funded by the UK Department for International Development.

WURNO, Nigeria, 24 October 2014 – Since their father died a few years ago, Aisha and Asmau have had to contribute to their family’s income, hawking by the roadside.

The two girls live in a crude, single-room mud and tin hut with their younger brother, their mother and their grandmother.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 23 October 2014

Highlights

  • The number of Palestinian child casualties from the recent Gaza war continues to rise, as children with serious injuries are still being treated in hospitals, and as further verification of earlier incidents is ongoing. Between 8 July and 26 August, at least 538 Palestinian children were reported killed during the hostilities in Gaza.

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report (01 August - 30 September 2014) [EN/FR]

Highlights

  • Ebola: an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease was declared by the DRC Minister of Health on August 24, 2014, in a remote rural area in north-western Equateur province’s Boende health zone (HZ). As of 18 October there were 68 cases of which 2 suspected, 28 likely and 38 confirmed. There have been 49 deaths total, of which 28 likely and 21 confirmed. There are currently 2 patients in isolation in Lokolia. Since the declaration of the outbreak, UNICEF has joined efforts with the Government and partners to rapidly respond (details, p. 8).

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 9, September 2014

Highlights

  • More than 7,751 suspected measles cases have been reported in 2014 with thousands of unvaccinated Somali children at risk of disability or death. UNICEF will vaccinate 520,000 children under-5 in the outbreak areas of Lower Juba, Banadir and Puntland in October. UNICEF seeks funding for a national campaign to vaccinate 5 million children under-15.

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Kyrgyzstan + 1 other
Humanitarian Partners in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Test Disaster Preparedness to Trans-Boundary Risks

(Khujand, 24 October 2014) – Central Asia’s first of its kind simultaneous simulation exercise on two sides of the Kyrgyz-Tajik border is taking place between 22 and 24 October. Government representatives, United Nations agencies, international and local NGOs, and the Red Cross / Red Crescent movement in each country will test their respective emergency preparedness plans in case of a disaster with effects spilling over the border.

JOBS

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Partnerships Specialist - NOD Level

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2014 UN Children's Fund

Background

UNICEF Tanzania is recruiting a Partnerships Specialist who, under the direct supervision of the Chief of Communication, Advocacy and Partnerships, will be responsible to support the coordination, planning, development management and implementation of the Country Office’s Private Sector Engagement Strategy to mobilise the corporate sector for child’s rights through corporate social responsibility engagement as well as to leverage and raise resources for the Country Programme, in close collaboration with relevant programme staff.

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Field Support Specialist - NOC Level

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2014 UN Children's Fund

Background

UNICEF Tanzania is recruiting a Field Support Specialist who will be working under the leadership/ guidance of Chief Field Office Iringa, responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes within the UNICEF supported districts of Mbeya, Iringa and Njombe Regions from the field office base in Iringa. This post also has a sectoral focus on Health as well as cross–sectoral responsibilities.

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Conseiller en sécurité, NO-1,

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2014 UN Children's Fund

Purpose of the Position

Sous la supervision générale de l’agent de sécurité, le titulaire du poste est responsable de toutes les fonctions de sécurité liées aux programmes de l’UNICEF en Guinée.

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Coordonnateur préfectoral Communication de Développement, NO-1

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2014 UN Children's Fund

Purpose of the Position

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Spécialiste de la Recherche (Socio anthropologue), NO-3

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2014 UN Children's Fund

Purpose of the Position

Sous la supervision générale du superviseur, et en étroite collaboration avec le spécialiste en communication, le spécialiste en communication pour le développement (données sociales pour le changement de comportement) sera responsable de la conception, formulation, gestion, exécution, suivi et évaluation de la stratégie de changement comportemental et de mobilisation sociale ainsi que d’un plan d’action et d’appui au programme pays.

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