Yangon, 9 October 2015 – The Government of Japan has pledged US$ 10,000,000 to UNICEF to assist children’s education in areas severely affected by floods in Myanmar.
Registration/accreditation requirements for UN and NGOs operating in non-government-controlled areas continue to hamper the delivery of critically urgent humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected areas and, on 23 September, the de facto authorities in Luhansk requested the immediate departure of all international humanitarian organisations.
Malawi is facing the worst drought and subsequent food crisis in almost a decade, with UNICEF raising concerns over the potential increase of SAM, especially among children under 5, in the coming months. The State President released an emergency response plan on Monday 21st September, and urged all donors and development partners to do what they can to alleviate the situation.
posté le OCTOBRE 7, 2015 par ELEANOR HAC
Les 22 et 24 septembre 2015, notre délégation UNICEF RDC s’est rendue dans des communes de la ville-province de Kinshasa dans le cadre de sa campagne « Porte-à-porte » pour inscrire les enfants en dehors de l’école et âgés de 6 à 7 ans en première année d’école primaire. Voici mon récit de ces visites fort enrichissantes.
Situation in Numbers
1.4 Million children displaced by the conflict (1.2 million in Nigeria and 265,000 in Niger, Cameroon, Chad)
208,000 Children without access to education
+83,000 Children lack access to safe Water
23,000 Children separated from their families in North East Nigeria
Children at risk
Sub-regional Humanitarian Overview
Throughout North East Nigeria and across the border regions in Cameroon, Chad and Niger, children are in critical danger. Insecurity caused by the conflict between the armed group 'Islamic State's in West Africa’, commonly known as ‘Boko Haram’, military forces and civilian self-defense groups in North East Nigeria has escalated into a worsening humanitarian crisis.
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 14,464 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 50% of them are children under the age of 18 years. The period of September 18-24, 2015 saw a total of 74 new refugees up from the last week’s 27 with a daily new arrival of 11 individuals.
By Indrias G Kassaye / 6 October 2015
Quick thinking by head teacher Abdul Kamara saved Kroo Bay Community Primary School’s children from disaster. Moments before the deluge, 150 students and the school’s eight teachers were inside, busy with the day’s lessons.
“I was inside and I could see the rain coming down heavy,” said Abdul. “I went out to see how the water was rising. When I saw how close the water was to the school, I instructed the teachers to remove the kids. A few minutes later, I saw the water enter the school.”
ANKARA, October 2, 2015 –A ceremony was held today, by the Ministry of National Education and UNICEF at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Primary school where Syrian students are also studying,to introduce the Provincial Action Plans that have been developed for the provinces hosting high numbers of Syrians. The Plans aim to increase the enrollment rates of Syrian children, enhance the quality of education and support the most disadvantaged Turkish and Syrian students in target provinces.
NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, 1 October 2015 – More than 2 million children whose lives have been torn apart by the conflict in Syria will have better access to education in safe environments through an agreement signed today by the European Union (EU) and UNICEF.
The grants worth €62 million ($69 million) will scale up UNICEF and the EU’s joint response in providing boys and girls with access to education in protective and empowering environments in Syria, Lebanon and Turkey.
§ The Government of Tanzania has identified two new sites (Nduta and Mtendeli) to relocate an estimated 50,000 Burundian refugees (35,000 in Nduta and an initial 15,000 in Mtendeli). The relocation is due to start on October 7th, 2015.
HARGEISA, Somaliland, 1 October 2015 - Schoolchildren in Somaliland are among thousands of pupils from around the world who have been taking part in the World’s Largest Lesson learning about the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
By UNICEF Connect
Violence. Loss. Displacement. 5 years into the Syrian crisis, the lives of millions of children and families have been devastated by the brutal conflict. Thousands have lost their lives and countless more have been injured. Millions have been forced to flee their homes in a country now left in ruins and over 422,000 people are currently living under siege. More than 7.6 million Syrian children are in need of help.
This report summarizes findings from two studies undertaken as part of the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (PBEA), funded by the Government of the Netherlands.
Conflict analysis has been integrated into the Burundi Country Office research strategy, with these initial studies looking at specific issues. The first examines the inter-generational transmission of violence and the interconnections between macro and micro dynamics of violence, while the second examines the effects of conflict and violence on children and adolescents.
• Inversión aumentó en diez por ciento respecto al 2013.
• Metas en salud y educación destacan en informe de gasto público.
Lima, 29 de setiembre del 2015.- La ministra de la Mujer y Poblaciones Vulnerables (MIMP), Marcela Huaita Alegre, informó que la inversión en niños, niñas y adolescentes del país, se incrementó en un diez por ciento respecto al año 2013, de acuerdo al Reporte Anual de Gasto Público en Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes en el Perú – 2014.
UNICEF is continuing to support the response at both Siaka Stevens and Atouga stadiums.
UNICEF provided support to the health assessment conducted by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, which will guide partners in readjusting the response.
UNICEF is supporting the sensitization of the general population at both camps on 1) protection issues and in particular protection against sexual exploitation and abuse; and 2) Ebola related messaging.