By Samuel Kaalu
Parents seeking treatment for their children’s malnutrition discover the added benefit of birth registration.
KANO, Nigeria, 21 November 2014 – The waiting hall is crowded at the Magami Basic Health Centre, in the Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano State, northern Nigeria. The clinic is filled with mothers seeking help for their children at the outpatient therapeutic programme (OTP) for severe acute malnutrition. Aisha Ahmadu, 30, mother of six, is there with her 9-month-old twins, Hassan and Hussain.
UNICEF Response highlights
• 86% of the estimated caseload of children with SAM had been admitted for therapeutic care - with a recovery rate of 82% (September 2014).
• 40,032 caregivers of SAM affected children in the Sahel have received hygiene kits and key messages.
• 33,622 children 6 months -15 years received their measles vaccination in returnee sites (91% of UNICEF Target).
• Preventative mother to child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV services were integrated into maternal and child health services in all returnee sites.
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.
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
El tema de niñez migrante no acompañada y separada de su familia en Guatemala es complejo, triste y dramático. Por esta razón, UNICEF se congratula de la presente investigación que de forma gráfica, organizada y detallada explica las distintas violencias y dramas que las niñas y niños de Guatemala sufren para lograr reunirse de nuevo con sus familiares en EEUU, para encontrar oportunidades laborales y educativas o para huir de la violencia.
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On the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The State of the World’s Children report lays out an agenda for change
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.
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.
As of 12 November 2014, according to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 4,683. The number of confirmed deaths is 1,160 with 878 survivors. The government estimates that around 22 percent are children and youth (0-17 years).
According to the latest Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW)
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) report, dated 8 November 2014, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of EVD in Liberia rose from 6,524 to 6,822 since 1 November 2014. The additional 298 cumulative cases over the seven-day period indicates an average growth rate of 42 cases per day, which is a marginal decline from the growth rate reported a week ago.
Koror, 13 November 2014 – Recognising the frequency and severity of natural disasters in the Pacific, as well as the special vulnerability of our children, Government and civil society staff from Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands and Kingdom of Tonga participated in a training in Koror on child protection in emergencies. Three specialised staff from UNICEF and one staff from UN Women facilitated the training, using materials from a global training package, and drawing on their experiences in different countries.
posted on NOVEMBER 12, 2014 by FLAVIEN MULUMBA
En amont du 25e anniversaire de la Convention des droits de l’Enfant (CDE), il est important de pouvoir montrer l’évolution de la situation des droits de l’Enfant en RDC depuis son adoption.
Cet article rassemble quelques évidences chiffrées, montrant la tendance dans les domaines de l’éducation et de la protection de l’Enfant. Ces chiffres clés sont issus des trois enquêtes principales conduites dans le pays depuis 2007, à savoir EDS 2007, MICS 2010 et EDS 2013/2014.