Displacement figures continue to grow with 921,640 people now internally displaced in Ukraine (Source: Ministry of Social Policy), of whom 136,216 are children (Source: State Emergency Service).
UNICEF has set up a field office in Kharkiv city to strengthen its response to the situation in the conflict-affected region in the East of Ukraine.
UNICEF is starting mine risk education (MRE) programme in cooperation with Danish Demining Group (DDG). The intervention will reach 500,000 children in Donbass region.
BANGUI , Central African Republic, 21 January 2015 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and UNICEF are supporting the Government to get children back in school in Central African Republic after a year of violence. The GPE’s US$15.5 million investment in education provides critically needed funds to restore the country's education system, which was widely damaged during the recent conflict. The funds are in addition to US$3.69 million provided last year by the GPE to support restoration of basic education services.
The UNDAC Assessment Report of 21 January 2015 indicates that in the three districts most affected by the floods (Nsanje, Chikwawa and Phalombe) 173,700 people are displaced
10 children have been reunited out of the 108 unaccompanied children recorded on 21st January.
12 trucks for a total value of $305,000 have now been dispatched to 7 districts (Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe, Zomba, Blantyre, Mangochi and Machinga).
· As of 19 January 2015, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 7,923. The number of confirmed deaths is 2,788.
· Geeta Rao Gupta, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director visited Sierra Leone to discuss UNICEF’s continuing partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone to eradicate Ebola, as well as long-term plans to ensure the fulfilment of children’s rights in the country.
· According to the Ministry of Health, as of 18 January, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,468. Case incidence has declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to 8 confirmed cases in the 7 days to 18 January 2015.
· According to the WHO reports there is a decline of confirmed cases in the country: 20 cases on the third week of January compared to 76 on the first week; the number of admissions in Ebola Treatment Unit is also declining.
· In partnership with CARITAS, UNICEF has set up 20 social Mediation Councils comprised of religious leaders of all faiths to act on resistance across the country; the social mediation councils have been deployed to communities reporting resistance
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MEHE has approved the opening of 147 second shift schools.
Poorest students receive up to 18 times less public education resources than the wealthiest, says UNICEF
UNICEF calls on governments, donors and the private sector not only to invest more, but also to invest more wisely in education
On December 4, the Federal and Kurdistan Regional Governments, jointly with UN agencies, finalized the second phase of the immediate response plan (IRP II) for the Northern Region of Iraq, which outlines operational requirements until the end of March 2015.
Since the beginning of the IDP Crisis, UNICEF reached 29,714 children with recreational and psychosocial support services delivered through Child Friendly Spaces.
On 8 January, the Gaza Strip was hit by a severe winter storm, which continued for almost a week. Four children aged from 1 to 18 months died due to complications of the freezing weather and poor living conditions. 151 individuals (23 families) have sought shelter in the existing UNRWA Collective Centers, which are currently hosting IDPs.
The number of IDPs in UNRWA Collective Centers stands at 13,624.
The number of people displaced is 121,000 according to the UN Resident Coordinator’s Situation Report of 18 January 2015.
A total of 108 unaccompanied children have been recorded in Zomba and Nsanje districts as of 21 January 2015.
UNICEF on 21st January 2015 received through a chartered plane 100 metric tonnes of supplies valued at USD 594,720.
All the clusters have submitted to the Resident Coordinators Office their 90 day response plans for a funding appeal.
Registration in the First shift ended early November. Information from the field suggests a sharp decrease in the number of children enrolled compared to last year.
DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 20 January 2015– Alors qu’en Guinée les écoles rouvrent leurs portes, l’UNICEF et ses partenaires sont en train d’apporter leur aide afin de réduire autant que possible les risques de transmission du virus Ebola en formant les enseignants à la mise en place de mesures de sécurité telles que la prise quotidienne de température, la fourniture de thermomètres et de kits de lavage des mains pour les écoles.
DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 20 January 2015 – As schools reopen in Guinea, UNICEF and partners are helping reduce as much as possible the risk of Ebola transmission, training teachers to implement safety measures such as daily temperature screening, and supplying thermometers and handwashing kits for schools.
• According UN Resident Coordinator’s Situation Report on the floods, the number of people displaced increased to an estimated 121000 as of 18 January 2015.
• 350 schools reported to be destroyed, denying education for 300,000 Children.
• UNICEF has commenced construction of latrines for an estimated 3,000 people in the two camps in Chikwawa district.
Germany contributes €34.2M to support children affected by the Syria crisis in Lebanon
Beirut, 19 January 2015 – The government of Germany, through KfW Development Bank, is contributing €34.2 million to UNICEF’s ongoing efforts to support vulnerable children affected by the Syria crisis in Lebanon.
The grant will assist UNICEF in providing access to quality formal and non-formal education in safe and protective environments and ensuring that girls, boys and women have adequate access to child protection services.
North Waziristan Dispclment :
- In total, 35,382 children (girls: 12,556, boys: 22,860) benefited under Education in Emergencies program.
Complex Emergency in KP FATA :
By December 2014, Cluster members provided education services to 33,345 children (17,693 girls) in camps, host communities and in areas of return.
Cluster members trained 2,063 PTC/TIJ members (995 females) and 984 teachers (477 female) to improve their capacity on various topics.
Un nouveau rapport montre pourquoi les méthodes habituelles ne mèneront pas à l’éducation primaire et secondaire pour tous
Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF
New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education