Nationally, 7,058 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted to therapeutic treatment programmes since December 2015. Almost 17% (1,162) of these admissions took place in emergency response districts where active nutrition screening is taking place. In these same districts the number of children admitted for SAM treatment has more than doubled from 364 during the period January 2015 to March 2015 to 834 during the period January 2016 to March 2016 (these figures exclude referrals and transfers).
Humanitarian partners continue to mobilize national and international assistance in coordination with local counterparts; multisector assessments (MIRA) are ongoing. The overview of the main needs is better known.
A Flash Appeal (US$72.7 million) has been presented to the donor community and humanitarian partners.
Concern exists regarding the lack of information on the number of people that have been affected but are not in shelters, particularly those in remote areas.
Protéger la survie des enfants et des adolescents (3-18 ans) par l’accès à des environnements d’apprentissage sains et sécurisés.
Renforcer la réadaptation psychosociale, le développement cognitif et l’auto-prise en charge des enfants et des jeunes de 3-18 ans
En este informe de gestión de 2015 de UNICEF Colombia, les presentamos algunos de los principales proyectos, estrategias y acciones que originamos y emprendimos desde UNICEF con el apoyo de muchos de ustedes.
Fighting in Aleppo increases while relative calm continues to prevail in several parts of Syria
More than 40,000 displaced along Turkish/Syrian border
Conditions inside Yamouk Camp worsen
Further progress made in reaching hard-to-reach and besieged locations
Scoping mission to Darayya, undertaken; thousands of civilians in need
Evacuations for 515 people undertaken under Four Towns Agreement
KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS
Recurring natural disasters such as droughts and floods combined with the volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.
Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon, and causes internal displacements. In addition, increasing insecurity in the far North of Cameroon and along the border of CAR hampers humanitarian access.
Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases
DODOMA, TANZANIA – The XPRIZE Foundation with the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today announced a new partnership for the US$15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE – a five-year competition challenging teams to develop open-source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic.
Significant funding shortfalls in UNHCR’s operations put refugees and internally displaced populations at risk in the Central African Republic (CAR) and the sub-region;
In CAR, UNHCR and UNDP identified pilot areas in displaced sites in Bangui to initiate voluntary return assistance;
UNHCR and its partners conducted a large-scale vaccination campaign in Chad, reaching some 11,000 refugee children;
Javier Córdoba Ortega, UNESCO’s Regional Coordinator for the DIPECHO* programme for Education and Risk Management, based at UNESCO’s regional office in Santiago, went to the affected earthquake zone, along with Unicef, with the purpose of cooperating with other organisations to put in place emergency basic educational services.
In Sierra Leone, a new initiative offers classes and resources to pregnant teenage girls, who are otherwise prohibited from attending school. Meet Adama, who became pregnant during the Ebola crisis but refuses to give up on her education.
KAMABAI, Sierra Leone, 28 April 2016 – Stepping into the classroom at the WCA Primary School in Kamabai, Bombali District, you immediately notice two things – all of the students are female, and many of them are visibly pregnant.
In April 2016, UNRWA commenced the second round of its food distribution, which runs until June 2016, and for the first time provides the new and improved food baskets to over 930,000 Palestine refugees. Prior to the distribution, during February and March 2016, the Agency launched an extensive outreach campaign on these new food baskets to ensure that beneficiaries are informed about the changes and their questions and concerns are addressed in a pro-active way.
By Eric Reeves
There are more than 20 million refugees worldwide—and half of them are children. Moreover, according to the UN High Commission for refugees, 86 percent of these refuges are in “countries considered economically less developed.” But international attention has focused disproportionately on the plight of those from the historical Levant, who continue to turn up in various wealthy European countries that have the power to shape international news and perceptions.
Appeal Target: US $9,745,709
Balance Requested: US $6,075,709
The security situation continued to deteriorate throughout March with intense armed clashes in Donetsk, Horlivka and Mariupol areas in particular. This had a negative impact on the water and electricity supply to vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine; the number of causalities has also increased.
In March, 7 incidents were registered in Diffa region with 22 casualties (16 civilians), including 3 girls between ages 12-15 with explosive belts who were killed by security forces before they were able to detonate their explosives.
Entre el 7 y 13 de abril al menos 510 indígenas (83 familias) de las etnias Embera y Wounaan se desplazaron hacia otras comunidades del municipio de Bajo Baudó (Ver Tabla 1), como resultado de los combates entre la Fuerza Pública y un grupo armado no estatal en zona rural del municipio
Presentan UNICEF y CONEVAL análisis sobre pobreza y derechos sociales de niñas, niños y adolescentes en México
ABIDJAN (Côte d’Ivoire), le 28 Avril 2016 – Arrivée au terme de sa mission, Adèle Khudr, Représentante de l’UNICEF, a affirmé que d’importantes étapes ont été franchies en faveur des droits de l’enfant au cours des dernières années en Côte d’Ivoire.