After a year of conflict, internal displacement continues to increase in Ukraine, with 1,228,090 people having fled the eastern part of the country, of whom 154,635 are children (Source: Ministry of Social Policy).
IDPs and other conflict-affected people in the east of the country continue to face hardship and a lack of access to social services. The general humanitarian situation remains deeply worrying.
Situation of displaced people in North-East in numbers
• The Psychosocial Support Programme is operational in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa with 30 new centres having been established in Borno and Yobe. Training was carried out in Adamawa for 34 partners/stakeholders engaged in the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on grave violations of children’s rights.
MARIAGE DES ENFANTS
ENGAGEMENT AU PLUS HAUT SOMMET DE L’ETAT
LE TCHAD S’ENGAGE POUR ZERO CAS DE MARIAGE DES ENFANTS D’ICI 2020
The Iraq Humanitarian Profile (OCHA, 31 March) estimates that 8.29 million people across Iraq are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
As of 26 March, 2.68 million individuals are internally displaced across 3,038 distinct locations in Iraq (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix). The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has increased their planning figure to 2.7 million IDPs.
Although Mali has been declared Ebola free on January 18th, 2015, UNICEF has continued advocating on the importance of prevention efforts, especially in the neighboring districts with Guinea where new cases have been recently confirmed. Social mobilization, together with WASH interventions and reinforcement of the health systems will be of paramount importance also to counter the spreading of other epidemics in the future.
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PRINCIPAUX FAITS SAILLANTS
Education cluster members reached to 53,338 children including 21,129 girls and 32,209 boys in camps off camps and areas of return.
Education cluster KP/FATA agreed to established working group on psychosocial social support. This group will standardize training package for psychosocial social support which can be further adopted by cluster members
Educating cluster members trained 1,109 teachers including 549 female in camp off camp and areas of return.
Depuis les premières attaques du 6 février 2015 perpétrées par Boko Haram à Diffa, les entrées tout comme les sorties dans cette région du sud-est du Niger font l’objet d’un contrôle strict.
At a small UNICEF-supported project on the western fringes of Khartoum, nine-year-old John Lam Kor is sat on a bench discussing his favourite subjects.
“English” he says, when asked what he enjoys studying the most. He then opens up his school rucksack, picks out a textbook and turns to a page dealing with words for various colours.
“Red, brown, green, blue,” he says, making his way through the exercise with a pointed finger. His pronunciation is faultless.
More resources and fresh policies needed to get children into school
BEIRUT, Lebanon, 15 April 2015 – Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in every four children and young adolescents (more than 21 million) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
Tunis, Tunisia, 13 April 2015 –Mr. Mostafa Al Barooni, Mayor of Zintan Municipality and Dr. Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Special Representative in Libya, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the capacity of Zintan municipal council in responding to the needs of displaced children and families and to improve protection and education services.
UNICEF continued to respond to the measles outbreak; 5,647 children (6 months to 15 years) have been vaccinated in Erigavo District in the northern Sanaag region.
The outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea in Jowhar District, in Middle Shabelle region has been successfully responded to highlighting the positive joint collaboration between WASH and health partners.
Armed clashes in Guri Ceel and Galgala caused temporary population displacement; inter-agency assessments are planned for March.
BY SUZANNE BEUKES
Dar es Salaam Camp, Baga Sola, Chad: It is 4:00 in the afternoon, on a day in March. That means it is time for football. As the debilitating heat of the desert sun starts to ease, boys of all ages gather to lose themselves in the intoxication of the beautiful game. For a couple of hours, all is almost forgotten, as the black and white ball jolts around in a small cloud of dust through the cooling sand.
Displacement of families continues as clashes take place throughout the country, with 18 of Yemen’s 22 governorates now affected.
UNICEF successfully airlifted nearly 92 tons of urgent nnutrition, health and WASH supplies in two shipments to Sana’a airport on 10 and 14 April for distribution to partners working throughout the country including in Aden. The two shipments will provide health supplies sufficient for at least 250,000 people for 3 months, and meet the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of at least 56,000 people.
North Kivu—Sukola 2: After a joint FARDC-MONUSCO operation against FDLR in five territories was announced to start in January, some preventive displacements were observed. By the end February, the FARDC had begun targeted and unilateral operations (without MONUSCO) against the FDLR in Rutshuru and Masisi territories. Preventative displacement continues.
No new confirmed cases were reported from Liberia in the past week.
The last decade has seen some progress. Pre-primary out-of-school rates have decreased, although they remain high, and primary rates have fallen to nearly zero. However, there has been no improvement at the lower secondary level.
In total, 119,022 children are out of school (7%), including 54,6095-year-olds who should be in pre-primary (30.3%), 15,033 primary school aged children (1.5%)and 49,380 lower secondary school aged children (10%).
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.
The recent bombing and increased street fighting in Yemen have resulted in more children dying in the past few days than in the whole of 2014. At least 62 children have been killed and 30 maimed as a result of the escalation in conflict since 26 March 15.