Situation in Numbers
1.4 Million children displaced by the conflict (1.2 million in Nigeria and 265,000 in Niger, Cameroon, Chad)
208,000 Children without access to education
+83,000 Children lack access to safe Water
23,000 Children separated from their families in North East Nigeria
Children at risk
Sub-regional Humanitarian Overview
Throughout North East Nigeria and across the border regions in Cameroon, Chad and Niger, children are in critical danger. Insecurity caused by the conflict between the armed group 'Islamic State's in West Africa’, commonly known as ‘Boko Haram’, military forces and civilian self-defense groups in North East Nigeria has escalated into a worsening humanitarian crisis.
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 14,464 refugees have arrived in Uganda since November 2014 and 50% of them are children under the age of 18 years. The period of September 18-24, 2015 saw a total of 74 new refugees up from the last week’s 27 with a daily new arrival of 11 individuals.
By Indrias G Kassaye / 6 October 2015
Quick thinking by head teacher Abdul Kamara saved Kroo Bay Community Primary School’s children from disaster. Moments before the deluge, 150 students and the school’s eight teachers were inside, busy with the day’s lessons.
“I was inside and I could see the rain coming down heavy,” said Abdul. “I went out to see how the water was rising. When I saw how close the water was to the school, I instructed the teachers to remove the kids. A few minutes later, I saw the water enter the school.”
Une fille nigériane, séparée de sa famille quand elle s’est enfuie à la suite d’une attaque contre son village, trouve sécurité et soutien dans un camp de réfugiés du Cameroun et espère toujours retrouver ses frères et ses sœurs.
MINAWAO, Cameroun, 28 septembre 2015 – Tina*, 11 ans, joue avec une autre fille dans le camp de réfugiés de Minawao, dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun. Elle traite cette fille comme une sœur. Pendant quelques minutes, Tina peut alors oublier qu’elle a fui les violences au Nigéria sans ses propres frères et sœurs.
Somalia becomes 196th State Party to the Convention
NEW YORK – “Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is a significant and very welcome step toward realizing the rights of the country’s 6.5 million children.
“The children of Somalia face enormous challenges. Somalia today has one of the highest under-five mortality rates in the world, alarming malnutrition rates, and very high levels of violence affecting children.
posté le OCTOBRE 2, 2015 par RUTH
Le mariage des enfants est une question complexe dans nos différentes sociétés avec des effets dévastateurs à long terme, sur la vie et l’avenir des filles. Il constitue des menaces dans plusieurs domaines dont la santé physique, psychologique, sexuelle et reproductive.
Contrairement aux autres villes de la République Démocratique du Congo qui ont célébré la Journée de l’Enfant Africain le 16 juin, la Province de l’Equateur l’a commémorée le 20 juin 2015 à Mbandaka, 4 jours après la date fixée.
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GENEVA/SANA’A, Yemen, 2 October 2015 – Six months of unremitting violence in Yemen have left at least 505 children dead, 702 injured and more than 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition, UNICEF said today.
Across the country, nearly 10 million children – 80 per cent of the country’s under-18 population – need urgent humanitarian assistance. More than 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
By Sven G. Simonsen
A community protection centre in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, is a hub of support for displaced families. Dedicated volunteers like Jana keep the spokes moving.
KHARKIV, Ukraine, 24 September 2015 – “I always bring some food,” laughs Jana, as she places apple pie in front of us. “I have many children, so it seems to me that everybody is always hungry, and I must feed them.”
Ho Chi Minh City, 25/9/2015 - Building on their success in Europe and South America, WELLA-UNICEF MAKING WAVES is proud to expand their partnership to Viet Nam, working with the local authorities and an established training centre to share hairdressing skills and support education in Ho Chi Minh City.