Protection and Human Rights

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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya Country Office Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report March 2014 (Including UNICEF’s response to South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma)

Highlights

  • As of 7 April 2014, Kakuma refugee Camp hosts 33,399 South Sudanese refugees. 65% of those are children under 18 years. UNICEF through partners on the ground continues to provide technical and material support. Funding remains the key bottleneck across all sectors;

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Syria Crisis Monthly humanitarian situation report - 18 March – 17 April 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Highlights

• During the reporting period, UNICEF participated in four inter-agency convoys in Syria, reaching 2,800 families in Douma, in Rural Damascus; 3,500 families in Sarmada and 4,000 families in Saraqib in Idleb; as well as 3,000 families in Termalleh and 1,000 in Al Ghanto, in Homs.

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Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria

One year after issuing an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people caught in the chaos and violence of Syria’s civil war, leaders of UN agencies renew their call for action.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Children of Kachin need protection and have a right to peace, says UNICEF

Landmines silent but deadly threat

YANGON, Myanmar, 22 April 2014 - Recent fighting between the Myanmar National Army and the Kachin Independence Army in the vicinity of Man Win Gyi and Momauk areas (Southern Kachin State) has forced thousands of people, including an estimated 1,000 children, to leave their temporary homes. For many of them, it is the second or third time that they have been forced to take to the road in the past year. Although reports state that the fighting has slowed in the past few days, the situation remains tense.

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« Nous essayons de faire disparaître la violence » : le défi de l’enseignement en plein conflit

Nguinissara Rita est institutrice de primaire sur un site pour personnes déplacées à Bangui. Environ 2,3 millions d’enfants sont affectés par la crise actuelle en République centrafricaine.

Par Suzanne Beukes

En République centrafricaine, où un système d’éducation déjà précaire a été encore fragilisé par un conflit prolongé, une enseignante montre son engagement envers ses élèves – et son pays.

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Chad + 2 others
UNICEF Chad Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report, March 2014

Highlights

· More than 91,000 people have taken refuge in Chad following the escalating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) (OCHA, March 28- 2014).

· Urgent needs of returnees from CAR remain: shelter, food, health, protection and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

· The nutrition situation in some returnees’ sites is alarming. Prevalence of acute malnutrition exceeds the emergency threshold of 15% in the sites of Doba and Doyaba.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #7 - 17 April 2014

Highlights

• The political crisis deepens with violent clashes, deaths and injuries reported in Eastern Ukraine. The situation is extremely tense in the eastern part of the Donetsk oblast, especially in Slavyansk city.

• UNICEF completes a rapid assessment on the impact of the situation on children in Eastern Ukraine.

• UNICEF deploys three field monitors to the cities of Kharkiv, Lviv and Kherson.

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Children killed in brutal South Sudan fighting

JUBA, South Sudan, 18 April 2014 – A number of children have been killed in this week’s fighting in South Sudan - some in an attack on displaced civilians while others have been caught in the crossfire or died as a result of being recruited by armed groups and forces, UNICEF said today.

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"We try to make the violence disappear": The challenge of teaching amid conflict

By Suzanne Beukes

In the Central African Republic, where an already weak education system has been further set back by prolonged conflict, one teacher shows her commitment to her pupils – and her country.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #18, 14 April 2014

Highlights

 Over 3.7 million people in the country, including almost 740,000 children under five, are at high risk of food insecurity. Malnutrition rates are also on the rise, with partners estimating that the lives of as many as 50,000 children could be at risk unless nutrition programmes are urgently funded and scaled up.

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UNICEF statement on school attack in Damascus, Syria

Statement

DAMASCUS, Syria, 16 April 2014 - The latest reported mortar attack on a school inside the old city of Damascus on Tuesday during school hours is a stark and horrific reminder of the violence that children across Syria are enduring on a daily basis. The attack is reported to have resulted in the death of one child and the injury of many others.

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UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted school girls in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria

Statement attributable to Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa

DAKAR, Senegal/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 16 April 2014 - UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in Chibok Borno State on Monday night, and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

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Chad + 4 others
Central African Republic Regional Response Plan January - December 2014

This regional inter-agency appeal aims at mobilizing the emergency response for the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 to the Republics of Cameroon and Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).
Immediate priorities to support the preservation of lives include the provision of food, individual and family protection, health and nutrition, water and sanitation and shelter.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Consolidated Cluster Briefs, 11 April 2014

OVERVIEW

The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster tracks and monitors displacement flows in all displacement sites in order to define caseloads, identify vulnerable groups, monitor and coordinate service provision in camps and advocate durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs).

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, March 31, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies such as increased food insecurity after the dry season, widespread epidemics like Cholera and Meningitis, and floods), and the continued influx of refugees from CAR and Nigeria.

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Solomon Islands Humanitarian Situation Report #4, 10-14 April 2014

Salient Points

  • Torrential rain and river overflow in Honiara, Guadalcanal,
    Malaita and Isabel Provinces caused massive flooding, damages and displacement between 3 and 5 April 2014.

  • Two earthquakes (7.2 and 7.7 in magnitude) have shaken Solomon Islands in the last few days, triggering tsunami warnings and evacuations, but fortunately no tsunami.
    Rapid assessments have not revealed any visible damage, but relief efforts were delayed while people twice evacuated high risk areas.

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Des familles déplacées par les violences restent optimistes quant au retour de la paix en République centrafricaine

Alors que la situation se détériore en République centrafricaine, l’avenir des enfants est menacé.

Par Patrick Flynn

BANGUI, République centrafricaine, le 3 avril 2014 – « Ils ont tué ma fille, son mari – et mon petit frère. Sauvagement. Les corps étaient méconnaissables, » affirme Nurumuhamat.

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Nos enfants ont droit à un nom et à une nationalité !

L’enregistrement des naissances est crucial pour la vie des enfants. C’est non seulement un droit mais un outil de protection indispensable.

Baudouin KASONGO YANGALU est Directeur-Chef de service de la Population au Ministère de l’Intérieur, Sécurité, Décentralisation et Affaires coutumières depuis 2009. Il assume les fonctions au service de l’état civil et du recensement depuis près de 30 ans.

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Turkey + 1 other
Bilal smiles again thanks to music

By Ayberk Yurtsever

ADANA, Turkey, April 2014 – Youth worker Sevgi Biçer first noticed the boy at the opening of Adana Sarıçam Camp’s Child Friendly Space. “He was serious and aggressive, like an adult,” she said. “The other children were painting fabric, while he just walked around, watching.”