In the face of the global El Nino and other crises, leaders at the national, regional and international levels have an unprecedented opportunity and responsibility to address the underlying causes of food insecurity and guarantee that the most vulnerable children and communities get a head start through an immediate, effective, global response to prevent loss of life and livelihoods.
54th & 55th Meetings (AM & PM)
For the first time since 2009, delegates today requested a recorded vote on a draft resolution on the rights of the child, as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) sent a package of 13 texts to the General Assembly on a range of issues, from preventing violence and women migrant workers to involving youth in paving a way to a sustainable future.
A. Aim of this guidance
The note outlines benefits, risks, options, and resources for supporting appropriate infant and young child feeding (IYCF) in children under 2 years of age in refugee and migrant transit situations in Europe.
The unprecedented influx of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) European Region poses a public health challenge that needs to be addressed in a timely and effective manner. An effective response to this challenge will require strengthening of national and regional health systems to ensure that all refugees and migrants have easy access to the needed health services. In dealing with such a challenge, the principles of equity, solidarity, human rights and dignity must be adhered to.
The following principles will guide the response for refugees and other people on the move:
Access, Equity and Integration
UNHCR seeks to ensure that all refugees and other people on the move; women, men, girls and boys , have access to essential health services at equal levels to that of nationals.
Support mechanisms and safety nets for refugees, asylumseekers and migrants with specific needs are in place so that they can access services equitably.
L’engagement de l’UNICEF en faveur de l’équité - donner une chance équitable à chaque enfant, partout, et notamment aux plus défavorisés – repose sur la conviction qu’il s’agit d’un principe juste et sur la preuve que cela fonctionne en pratique. Ce rapport démontre qu’il est nécessaire de combler les inégalités persistantes en matière d’équité, parce que le cycle des inégalités n’est ni inévitable ni insurmontable et parce que le coût de l’inaction est trop élevé.
Le programme pour l’équité
Plus d’un demi-milliard d’enfants vivent dans des zones où la fréquence des inondations est extrêmement élevée : 160 millions vivent dans des zones sujettes à de graves sécheresses
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - WHO launches toolkit to help countries respond to sexual violence
On 25 November, the World Health Organization (WHO) joins partners in calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls to ensure their health, well-being and human rights.
Recapping discussions from the first day, Dr Santino Severoni noted that delegates recognized that the current massive refugee, asylum seeker and other migrant influx in Europe is an urgent public health concern for all Member States in the Region. He underlined the principles of solidarity and humanity that many participants had referred to with regard to the pan-European collaborative response to the current crisis.
Más de 500 millones de niños viven en zonas donde la probabilidad de que ocurran de inundaciones es sumamente alta, 160 millones viven en zonas donde las sequías son extremadamente graves
Washington, United States | AFP | Tuesday 11/24/2015 - 16:37 GMT
US researchers have carried out genetic tweaks to malaria-carrying mosquitos so their offspring feature genes that block the parasite which causes the disease, opening the way to eradicating it.
Previous studies in recent years had already shown it was possible to modify mosquitos genetically so they neutralize the parasite called Plasmodium falciparum, which causes malaria.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
Nairobi, Kenya 19th November 2015: As part of concerted efforts to improve the health of the Continent’s citizens and reduce maternal and child deaths, the Government of Kenya and the African Union Commission (AUC), in collaboration with UN agencies and key partners, gathered yesterday 19th November 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya to celebrate the AU’s Campaign on Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Africa (CARMMA).
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 15-21 November 2015 and includes updates on Zika virus, MERS and Ebola virus disease.
N’Djamena, 23 November 2015 – Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno has called on African countries to demonstrate more active solidarity to provide appropriate responses to the many health challenges facing the Region.
61st & 62nd Meetings (AM & PM)
The world was just one major provocation in Jerusalem away from a descent into an unprecedented religious war, the General Assembly was told today as it took up the question of Palestine and heard the introduction of four draft resolutions on that matter.
Children will bear the brunt of climate change: UNICEF
More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence, 160 million live in high drought severity areas
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 24 November 2015 – More than half a billion children live in areas with extremely high flood occurrence and 160 million in high drought severity zones, leaving them highly exposed to the impacts of climate change, UNICEF said in a report released ahead of the 21st United Nations climate change conference, known as COP21.
Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) experience a range of natural hazards, including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, landslides, volcanoes, forest fires, and droughts. El Niño and La Niña, extreme phases of natural climate cycles, periodically exacerbate the impacts of hydrometeorological events in the LAC region. Environmental degradation and poor land-use management also increase populations’ vulnerability to natural hazards.