From 14-20 May, Sri Lanka received heavy rainfall due to atmospheric disturbances and the formation of Tropical Cyclone Roanu. On 15-16 May, some parts of the country received the highest rainfall for the season.
By Rebekka Opfermann
At first glance, the School No. 12 in Slovyansk, Eastern Ukraine, looks like any other school. Proud parents drop off their sons and daughters first thing in the morning; children chase balls, play games and chatter excitedly and busy teachers rush in and out of the staff room.
Donors continue to support expansion, improvement of Jordanian education system
AMMAN (May 26, 2016) – The European Union, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and United States, together with UNICEF, today announced their support to the Government of Jordan’s landmark commitment, made at the Syrian Conference in London earlier this year, to educate every child in Jordan in the 2016/2017 school year.
For UNICEF Somalia, 2015 was a year of highs and lows. We saw positive progress for children and their rights but also the devastating loss of four of our colleagues in an attack in Puntland.
In October, Somalia became the 196th country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This is excellent news for children.The Convention provides an important framework for policy and legislation on children’s rights. UNICEF immediately started working closely with the federal government to ensure its implementation.
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La iniciativa "La educación no puede esperar" busca proporcionar educación de calidad en los próximos cinco años para 13,6 millones de niños y jóvenes en situaciones de emergencia y crisis prolongadas.
Estambul, 23 de mayo de 2016 – Varias organizaciones mundiales y nacionales lanzaron hoy la iniciativa “La educación no puede esperar", un nuevo fondo para coordinar mejor el apoyo a la educación para los niños y los jóvenes afectados por situaciones de emergencia humanitaria y crisis prolongada, e impulsar la inversión en este terreno.
Jeannette, enfant pygmée : ‘Jamais je n’aurais pu imaginer jouer un jour avec des enfants bantous’
On 21 May, cyclone Roanu made landfall in the Southern coastal areas of Bangladesh affecting 700,000 people.
Immediate needs for the affected population are food, water, shelter and livelihood. Government is distributing food and will provide small cash grants shortly.
The Government of Bangladesh has officially asked for support from the international community and clusters have been activated.
By Aicha Chir Nour
In Chad, the Daresalam refugee camp hosts more than 5,000 refugees from Nigeria and Niger. Here, every individual has fled atrocities and violence that plague their countries. The camp’s school is the only place where Yande Tchari, 17 years old and in first grade, feels safe. “Only in class am I able to take my mind off things. School gives me the opportunity to learn always something new,” she says.
In response to the drought emergency, the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs), supported by humanitarian partners, including UNICEF, have increased the number of outpatient therapeutic feeding programme sites (OTP) by 1,211 (from 13,271 in March 2015 to 14,482 in March 2016) and the number of stabilization centers (SC) by 336 (from 1,013 in March 2015 to 1,349 in March 2016).
The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) reports that as of 24 May 2016, over 258,400 people are affected by floods, landslides, heavy rain caused by Cyclone Roanu during the past 10 days.
DMC reports 94 people as dead and 107 people still missing, mainly due to the landslide in Aranayake, Kegalle district. Thirty-two (32) people are reported as injured.
Within the Lake Chad Basin crisis, Cameroon is the second country most affected by displacement after Nigeria. In the last month an increase of 20,000 IDPs in the Far North has been reported bringing the number to 190,591 people.
Since the beginning of 2016, 1,361 refugee children under 5 and 9,952 Cameroonian children <5 with SAM have been admitted to therapeutic care.
• The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura visited South Sudan from 6 to 9 May to encourage the Government to uphold its commitments to addressing sexual violence outlined in the Joint Communique signed in October 2014 and the Unilateral Communique signed in December 2014 by the then SPLA-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar. UNICEF is supporting the Government in developing an implementation plan while continuing to work with civil society actors in prevention and response to sexual violence.
· According to the CCCM cluster, there are 107,625 people displaced (refugees, returnees and IDPs) of whom 37% are not registered yet in the Lake region.
· Global acute malnutrition in displacement sites in the Lake region continue to be alarming. WFP screening data shared at the end of April show that among children under five screened in 8 displacement sites in the Lake region, an estimated 6% suffered from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) and nearly 18% from Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM).
Education Cannot Wait aims to provide 13.6 million children and youth in emergencies and protracted crises with quality education over the next five years
ISTANBUL, 23 May 2016 – Global and national organisations today launch a new fund to better coordinate support for, and drive investment in, education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.
• In Syria UNICEF reached around 139,700 people in 31 hard to reach locations in April with life-saving interventions and critical services, as well as supplies for at least 94,000 beneficiaries in three of the 19 besieged areas.
As of 28 April there were 3.3 million displaced individuals in Iraq, at least 47 percent of whom are children under 18 years old.
The influx of IDPs into Mahkmour district continued. With new arrivals the estimated number of total IDPs is 6,000 people. The number of IDP families also increased in Anbar Governorate, particularly in Al Wafaa and Kilo 18 transit sites in Ramadi District due to continued military operations in Heet and Kubaisa.
• As of 09:00hrs on Sunday, 22 May 2016, Disaster Management Center (DMC) reports that 348,476 people had been affected by floods, landslides and heavy rain in 22 districts out of total 25 districts in the country.
• Eighty-two people had been reported dead with 118 people still missing, particularly following landslides that occurred on 17 May 2016 in Aranayaka, Kegalle district.
UNICEF is contributing to an ongoing Vulnerability Assessment that will provide data on the magnitude and locations of malnutrition cases countrywide, and will identify water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs among the affected population.
NEW YORK/ISTANBUL, 20 May 2016 – The world is witnessing the highest level of humanitarian need since the Second World War. For the first time in the 70-year history of the UN, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has convened the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.
He has put forward an Agenda for Humanity, calling on global leaders to commit to action and reduce humanitarian suffering.
UNICEF will be: