A new guide to help Ministries integrate disaster risk reduction in school curriculums, within an Education for Sustainable Development framework, has been published by UNESCO in partnership with UNICEF.
· The UN system and partners in the fight against Ebola are paying a special tribute to the memory of Marcel Rudasingwa, who passed away suddenly on 17 November 2014 in Conakry.
· Since last week, 127 new cases of Ebola have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 2,055 (1,729 confirmed; 210 probable and 64 suspected cases).
· In Aleppo city, shortage of water supply is affecting at least 2 million people in the east and western parts. Reduction in the level of dams compounded with control of water supply by armed opposition groups is contributing to the current water crisis.
Over the past decade, the child-friendly schools (CFS) model has emerged as UNICEF’s signature means to advocate for and promote quality education for every girl and boy, particularly in fragile contexts. The main principles of CFS models are ‘child-centredness’, ‘democratic participation’, ‘inclusiveness’ and ‘protection’. The theme of ‘democratic participation’, which states that as rights holders, children and those who facilitate their rights should have a say in the form and substance of their education, has not been explored fully in the CFS model in conflict-affected contexts.
Crises can bring education to a halt, depriving children of their fundamental right to education and further contributing to an atmosphere of chaos in already traumatised communities. Education is integral in restoring a sense of normalcy and security in the midst of crisis, helping to build resilient schools and communities and bridge the humanitarian and development divide.
Province Orientale: Raids and ambushes by suspected FRPI militia in South Irumu continue. In addition to extortion and looting house-hold goods, more than 100 rapes and 25 killings have been reported during the last 2 months. About 80,000 people are still in pendular displacement in the area. Government announcements of the surrender of a FPRI leader and his militia has led to hopes for an end to the violence and a demobilization in November. UNICEF is preparing to receive a large number of children as a part of this demobilization process.
· According to the latest Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) report, dated 17 November 2014, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of EVD in Liberia rose to 7,082. Nationally, between 10 and 20 laboratory-confirmed cases are being reported each day, which is a notable decline from the growth rate reported a week ago.
Violence continues to increase on a daily base in Eastern Ukraine. The two-month-old ceasefire is under severe threat with each side accusing the other of having violated the terms of the peace plan.
Two children were killed and four injured as a result of shelling of a school sports field in Donetsk city on 5 November 2014. UNICEF issued a statement calling all parties of the conflict to keep children out of harm’s way.
Estudio UNICEF y CEPAL presenta balance en materia de Derechos de la infancia en América Latina
En el 25 Aniversario de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño
posted on NOVEMBER 18, 2014 by MERVEILLE
A l’occasion du 25ème anniversaire de la Convention relative aux Droits de l’Enfants Merveille, une enfant reporter, nous fait partager sa rencontre avec des jeunes filles victimes de violences : c’est pour faire respecter leur intégrité physique, protégé par l’article 34 de la Convention, que l’UNICEF agit.
posted on NOVEMBER 18, 2014 by MERVEILLE
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Merveille, a young reporter, shares her meeting with young girls victims of violence: UNICEF is taking action to make sure their physical integrity, protected by the 34th article of the Convention, is respected.
The deteriorating situation in Malakal Protection of Civilian (PoC) site is of great concern with the provision of humanitarian assistance significantly disrupted. Over the past weeks, insecurity has increased, with humanitarian staff threatened and assaulted when delivering services in the PoC, greatly affecting the provision of WASH, education and child protection services in the site.
Key focus: Birth Registration
42,000 students from 85 schools in Aden (grades 1-3) received School Hygiene Kits as part of the global hand washing day celebrations.
14,297 children in Mareb and Sana’a have received new school furniture following rehabilitation of their schools through the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) programme.
NEW YORK/LEIDEN, 18 November 2014 – To mark the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, IKEA Foundation is boosting its commitment to children with six new grants to UNICEF, amounting to US $31.5 million (€24.9 million).
The new grants will focus on reaching the most marginalized and disadvantaged children living in poor communities and in strengthening UNICEF’s response in emergency and conflict situations.
Since last week, 184 new cases of Ebola have been reported, bringing the total cases in Guinea to 1,928 (1,609 confirmed; 208 probable and 61 suspected cases).
99 new cases were reported in Nzerekore region only, the epicenter of the epidemic.
In order to get closer to the epicenter of the epidemic, UNICEF is reinforcing its presence in Macenta with the opening of a sub-office within the Prefectural Health Direction premises.