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04 May 2016 description
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By Diego Brom

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador in April, 12-year-old Micaela and her family were living at the epicentre. Now they are struggling to find food and water, but Micaela still holds on to the hope of returning to school.

PEDERNALES, Ecuador, 3 May 2016 – Micaela Chila, a 12-year-old girl who lives in Pedernales, the epicentre of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on 16 April, calls on people around the world to "help us find food, especially for children."

04 May 2016 description
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New report reveals nearly a quarter of the world’s school-aged children live in crisis-hit countries

Photos and video are available for download here: http://uni.cf/23kesR9
A short film is available here: http://bit.ly/1Y3W8KV

NEW YORK/ KYIV, 4 May 2016 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies.

04 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • In the last week of April, three children were killed, including one 3-year-old girl, bringing the total number of children killed in crisis-related incidents to 29.

  • In collaboration with partners, eight girls formerly living on the street and subjected to repeated sexual violence are now receiving psychosocial and medical support as well as temporary care. The family tracing process is on-going.

02 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 76,603. About 48,450 refugees are living in Mahama camp.

  • Cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children 6-59 months living in the camp continue to decline, with currently 51 children enrolled in treatment programmes.

  • There were no new typhoid cases reported in April, due to an effective health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) response.

02 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • UNICEF and its partners are providing multi-sectoral assistance in 32 internally displaced peoples’ sites and in 70 host villages of the Lake region.

  • As of 29 February 2016, 19,526 children have been admitted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition across the country.

  • 32,500 displaced persons now have access to safe drinking water in the Lake Region thanks to UNICEF interventions.

02 May 2016 description
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• The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the northwestern part of Ecuador in the evening of 16 April 2016 is currently considered the biggest disaster to hit the Latin American region since the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 (OCHA).

• UNICEF and humanitarian partners require US$23 million for their response as part of the $72.7 million appeal launched by the UN and partners targeting 350,000 affected people.

01 May 2016 description
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§ An estimated 1.42 million people are affected (including 756,000 children) by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila. There are an estimated 95,877 Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) caseloads in the 7 most affected provinces, with 44,511 cases of SAM registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.

01 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) approved US$3.14 million to commence immediate, life-saving humanitarian interventions. This funding will enable the World Food Programme and UNICEF to provide food and emergency water and sanitation services to 95,000 of the most vulnerable people.

  • A nutrition Rapid SMART revealed Acute Malnutrition of 3.1% and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) of 2.5%, with all severe cases having oedema in the Hhohho and Lubombo low veld areas.

30 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition’s report was released in March 2016 and presents a serious food security and nutrition situation in the country. The report shifts the severity of the situation from the southern provinces of Maputo, Gaza, and Inhambane to the central provinces of Tete,
    Manica, Sofala and Zambezia where the situation is reported to be much worse by comparison.

29 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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).

29 Apr 2016 description

Planification 2016

Objectif 1

Protéger la survie des enfants et des adolescents (3-18 ans) par l’accès à des environnements d’apprentissage sains et sécurisés.

Objectif 2

Renforcer la réadaptation psychosociale, le développement cognitif et l’auto-prise en charge des enfants et des jeunes de 3-18 ans

Objectif 3

29 Apr 2016 description
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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.

29 Apr 2016 description
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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.

29 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

29 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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.

28 Apr 2016 description

Presentan UNICEF y CONEVAL análisis sobre pobreza y derechos sociales de niñas, niños y adolescentes en México