BY FRANCESCA MONETI
Être un enfant heureux. Faire partie d’une famille qui vit en harmonie dans un foyer paisible. Être un parent doté de la pleine capacité et des connaissances nécessaires pour élever ses enfants de façon à leur donner la possibilité de vivre en bonne santé et de s’épanouir sans être exposés à la violence. Être entouré par une communauté solide et paisible.
A total of 120 latrines have been constructed thus far providing sanitation facilities 22,283 displaced people in the camps.
Over 27 hand washing facilities installed and over 12,000 bars of soap distributed to ensure the camp populations have adequate facilities and tools to wash their hands.
GENEVA/KYIV/NEW YORK, 27 January 2015 – Over 1,000 children are forced to seek refuge in underground bomb shelters in Donetsk city due to ongoing violence in eastern Ukraine, UNICEF said today.
New study on child poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa
Two thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa experience multiple deprivations
New UNICEF study provides extensive new data and analysis of multidimensional child poverty
Some 280 children handed over to UNICEF today
JUBA/NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 27 January 2014 – UNICEF and partners have secured the release of approximately 3,000 children from an armed group in South Sudan - one of the largest ever demobilizations of children. The first group of 280 children were released today, at the village of Gumuruk in Jonglei State, eastern South Sudan. Further phased releases of the other children will occur over the coming month.
UNICEF Representative visited Nsanje and Chikwawa districts on 24th and 25th January 2015.
810 kg of chlorine for water treatment has been airlifted to 8 camps cut-off due to flood waters in Nsanje District to enable over 25,000 people to have access to clean drinking water
UNICEF requires US$3,871,873 million out of a total requirement of US$ 9.3 million in order to respond to the immediate needs for a three months period.
A CERF request is being prepared to cover some of the immediate needs.
ABIDJAN (Côte d’Ivoire), 26 janvier 2015 – L’UNICEF condamne vivement l’enlèvement d’au moins 21 enfants rapporté depuis décembre dernier en Côte d’Ivoire.
« L'UNICEF est profondément préoccupé par les enlèvements d’enfants et les corps mutilés retrouvés, » a déclaré Adèle Khudr, Représentante de l’UNICEF en Côte d’Ivoire. « Ces actes sont inacceptables, constituent des violations graves de droits de l’enfant, et les autorités ivoiriennes doivent tout mettre en œuvre pour retrouver rapidement les individus qui ont commis ces crimes pour qu’ils soient traduits en justice. »
Displacement figures continue to grow with 921,640 people now internally displaced in Ukraine (Source: Ministry of Social Policy), of whom 136,216 are children (Source: State Emergency Service).
UNICEF has set up a field office in Kharkiv city to strengthen its response to the situation in the conflict-affected region in the East of Ukraine.
UNICEF is starting mine risk education (MRE) programme in cooperation with Danish Demining Group (DDG). The intervention will reach 500,000 children in Donbass region.
The UNDAC Assessment Report of 21 January 2015 indicates that in the three districts most affected by the floods (Nsanje, Chikwawa and Phalombe) 173,700 people are displaced
10 children have been reunited out of the 108 unaccompanied children recorded on 21st January.
12 trucks for a total value of $305,000 have now been dispatched to 7 districts (Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe, Zomba, Blantyre, Mangochi and Machinga).
· As of 19 January 2015, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 7,923. The number of confirmed deaths is 2,788.
· Geeta Rao Gupta, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director visited Sierra Leone to discuss UNICEF’s continuing partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone to eradicate Ebola, as well as long-term plans to ensure the fulfilment of children’s rights in the country.
· According to the Ministry of Health, as of 18 January, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,468. Case incidence has declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to 8 confirmed cases in the 7 days to 18 January 2015.
· According to the WHO reports there is a decline of confirmed cases in the country: 20 cases on the third week of January compared to 76 on the first week; the number of admissions in Ebola Treatment Unit is also declining.
· In partnership with CARITAS, UNICEF has set up 20 social Mediation Councils comprised of religious leaders of all faiths to act on resistance across the country; the social mediation councils have been deployed to communities reporting resistance
On December 4, the Federal and Kurdistan Regional Governments, jointly with UN agencies, finalized the second phase of the immediate response plan (IRP II) for the Northern Region of Iraq, which outlines operational requirements until the end of March 2015.
Since the beginning of the IDP Crisis, UNICEF reached 29,714 children with recreational and psychosocial support services delivered through Child Friendly Spaces.
On 8 January, the Gaza Strip was hit by a severe winter storm, which continued for almost a week. Four children aged from 1 to 18 months died due to complications of the freezing weather and poor living conditions. 151 individuals (23 families) have sought shelter in the existing UNRWA Collective Centers, which are currently hosting IDPs.
The number of IDPs in UNRWA Collective Centers stands at 13,624.
The number of people displaced is 121,000 according to the UN Resident Coordinator’s Situation Report of 18 January 2015.
A total of 108 unaccompanied children have been recorded in Zomba and Nsanje districts as of 21 January 2015.
UNICEF on 21st January 2015 received through a chartered plane 100 metric tonnes of supplies valued at USD 594,720.
All the clusters have submitted to the Resident Coordinators Office their 90 day response plans for a funding appeal.
The purpose and scope of the Inter-Agency Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
After yesterday’s heavy fighting between the Presidential guards and the Houthis armed group, a fragile ceasefire fire was brokered between the warring parties, but latest media reports suggest that the ceasefire has collapsed and the armed group has taken over the Presidential palace. These media reports need to be verified.
• According UN Resident Coordinator’s Situation Report on the floods, the number of people displaced increased to an estimated 121000 as of 18 January 2015.
• 350 schools reported to be destroyed, denying education for 300,000 Children.
• UNICEF has commenced construction of latrines for an estimated 3,000 people in the two camps in Chikwawa district.