By Alexandre Brecher
When Francois Sakotai offered shelter to three young displaced girls, he didn’t know his generosity would spark a miracle: the reunification of a mother and her children.
DZAWANDAI, Cameroon, 25 August 2016 – When asked about his age, Francois Sakotai smiles. “I don’t know, he said, maybe 70, 80? The only thing I can say, is that I am old. I am old and I was lonely, until Elisabeth, Delphine and Waibai came to my home.”
UNICEF celebrates its 25th anniversary in Venezuela working in partnership with public agencies, civil society and the academia, implementing its 2015-2019 programme
En su 25 aniversario en Venezuela, UNICEF trabaja en alianza con organismos públicos, la sociedad organizada y la academia implementando el programa 2015-2019
La Corporación de Municipalidades de la República de El Salvador (COMURES) se complace en presentar el informe de resultados de la Consultoría: “Diagnóstico sobre situación de los municipios de El Salvador para responder a la Niñez y Adolescencia y otros sectores vulnerables, incluyendo alternativas de financiamiento para implementación de la Ley de Protección Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia (LEPINA)”, coordinado por esta Gremial con auspicio del Fondo de la Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF).
Par Alexandre Brecher
En recueillant trois jeunes filles déplacées à la suite de l’attaque de leur village par Boko Haram, François Sakotai ne se doutait pas que ce geste généreux serait à l’origine d’un miracle : la réunion d’une mère avec ses enfants.
DZAWANDAI, Cameroun, 25 août 2016 – Lorsqu’on lui demande son âge, François Sakotai se contente de sourire. « Je ne sais pas, répond-il, 70 ans, 80 peut-être ? Tout ce que je sais, c’est que je suis vieux. Je suis vieux et j’étais seul, jusqu’à ce qu’Élisabeth, Delphine et Waibai arrivent chez moi. »
The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.
UNICEF, in collaboration with the Playing for Change Foundation and the Ecuadorian band Cocoa Roots, provided psychosocial support to children and adolescents in Chamanga (Esmeraldas). Craig Woodson, Playing for Change facilitator, developed instruments with recycled material in a workshop with 20 children and adolescents and ten teachers, an activity in a regional initiative that seeks to promote children’s right to participate in cultural and artistic activities and to strengthen their role as agents of change.
NEW YORK, 26 August 2016 -“ Today is another sad and dangerous day for the children in Syria, in particular those living in Aleppo.
“Every child there – everyone affected – needs an immediate pause to the fighting in Aleppo, and every second of every minute counts when it comes to protecting and saving the lives of children.
“UNICEF continues to be at the ready to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance, including medicines, vaccines and nutritional supplements.
ATHENS/GENEVA 26 August 2016 – With the sudden increase of arrivals, hundreds more refugee and migrant children are becoming stranded in Greece with critical needs such as education and protection, says UNICEF.
• Le 04 Aout 2016, le programme Education de IRC a organisé une rencontre avec les conseillers pédagogiques et les directeurs de 18 écoles ciblées pour le projet Education in Emergencies:
• Over 1,000 households were visited with hygiene and cholera prevention messages in urban Juba and UN House on 22 August.
• 15,595 children and 3,522 caregivers have been reached with lifesaving messages, including mine risk education, prevention of family separation, appropriate care for children, and cholera prevention since the start of the response.
• School attendance is high in POC3, however, physical space is likely to become a concern as additional families are relocated from Tomping.
• The province of Caylloma, in Arequipa was affected by a 5,2 magnitude earthquake on Sunday August 14th at 21:58.
• The seven most affected districts are Chivay, Achoma, Coporaque, Ichupampa, Maca, Madrigal y Yanque.
• As a result, there are 1,498 uninhabitable and 1,366 affected houses.
• Water supply collapsed in two districts. Shortage of water is also registered in the other five districts.
ASUNCIÓN, 25 de agosto de 2016. El Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) inicia la implementación del proyecto “Ayuda humanitaria a familias afectadas por el fenómeno de El Niño en Asunción”, financiado por la Unión Europea.
Boko Haram violence in Lake Chad region leaves children displaced and trapped
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DAKAR, 25 August 2016 – Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today.
Yemen’s situation is negatively impacted by halt in the peace negotiation, ongoing hostilities and worsening economic situation. The escalated conflict, higher prices of fuel and basic goods, and a considerable cash shortage are deeply affecting national systems – particularly the health system. Enormous humanitarian needs in Yemen are expected to increase in the coming months.
On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia launched the revision of the joint Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). The revised HRD estimates that 9.7 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of emergency food assistance until the end of the year. This is a decrease from the 10.2 million people estimated at the beginning of the year. Similarly, the estimated number of children that require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016 decreased from 458,000 to 420,000.
NUEVA YORK, 22 de agosto de 2016 – Todos los meses, miles de niños y niñas de Centroamérica corren el riesgo de que los secuestren, los violen o los asesinen, o de ser víctimas de la trata, mientras intentan llegar a los Estados Unidos para buscar refugio contra unas pandillas brutales y una pobreza agobiante, y nada indica que esta tendencia vaya a disminuir, dijo UNICEF en un informe publicado hoy.
Risking it all to escape gang violence and poverty
UNICEF reports on the harrowing journey of refugee and migrant children from Central America
NEW YORK, 23 August 2016 – Every month, thousands of children from Central America risk being kidnapped, trafficked, raped, or killed as they make their way to the United States to seek refuge from brutal gangs and stifling poverty, and there is no sign this trend is letting up, UNICEF said in a report released today.
By Basma Ourfali and Yasmine Saker
Renewed fighting in Aleppo has put children at risk, with schools coming under attack in recent weeks. The 1070 intermediary school for girls was built by UNICEF in 2013 and provided a respite for displaced children in the neighbourhood. But after heavy bombardments on 31 July, students fled and never returned.