Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.
On 20 November 2015, the Government of Liberia confirmed three new cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia from a family of six members from a suburb in the capital Monrovia. There are no new cases.
A fourteen year old boy was confirmed as having Ebola on 19 November 2015 and was taken to an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia. He died on 23 November 2015. Two other family members were also confirmed as having Ebola the subsequent day and continue to receive treatment at the ETU.
Population movements continue to take place in the Lake Chad region as insecurity continues to deteriorate. The humanitarian community estimates at 82,782 the number of refugees, IDPs, returnees and thirdcountry nationals currently displaced in the Lake region. Of these, 52,300 are IDPs from the latest wave of massive displacement which began in July 2015.
According to IOM’s DTM Round VI report (October, 2015), there are an estimated 1. 87 million IDPs as a result of the insurgency located in the three North East states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa (including close to 1.1 million children). This presents a 5% decrease in the total number of displaced people due to the insurgency when compared to the numbers of displaced people reported in August 2015.
According to the 2015 nutrition survey (SMART methods) and the Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA), the nutrition and food security situations have deteriorated compared to previous years. There is an urgent need to scale up the humanitarian response to these ongoing crises in 2016.
Because of the security situation Humanitarian access to people in need remains highly difficult in the Far North Region and in some areas close to the border with Central Africa Republic.
· On 20 November 2015, the Government of Liberia confirmed three* new cases of EVD in Liberia. All three are from the same family, from a suburb of the capital Monrovia.
· A ten year old boy was confirmed as having EVD on 19 November 2015. Two other family members were also confirmed as having EVD the subsequent day. All three are receiving treatment at an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Monrovia.
• Registration of Syrian refugees in Egypt by UNHCR continues. By 31 October 2015, the population of Syrian refugees in Egypt registered with UNHCR amounted to 127,681 individuals. By mid-2015, 108,312 individuals had been verified, representing 84.56% of the active registered population.
El Tortuguero, Nicaragua, 6 de noviembre de 2015 - Del 20 de octubre al 3 de noviembre de 2015, niñas, niños y adolescentes menores de 12 años fueron inscritos por brigadas móviles de registro civil en el municipio de El Tortuguero, en la Región Autónoma de la Costa Caribe Sur (RACCS) de Nicaragua. Esta actividad se realizó en el marco del Programa de Inscripción de nacimientos impulsado por el Registro Central del Estado Civil de las Personas y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF), en coordinación con otras instituciones.
• The new inactivated Polio vaccine (IPV) which was introduced in Yemen on 1 November entered its second round, targeting a total number of 5,039,936 children. IPV will be used alongside the oral vaccine (OPV).
• UNICEF launched its first ever humanitarian cash transfers in Sana’a on 14 November 2015. A total of 4,051 vulnerable households were reached with cash transfers of YR 21,500 (roughly $100) for each family during the first three days.
As of 22 October 2015, 3,202,638 people (533,773 families) were displaced across Iraq. 415,632 individuals are reported as returned to their place of origin (IOM).
Cases of cholera continue to be reported in Iraq, mainly in the central and southern zones. UNICEF is concerned that 1 in 5 cases are children under 10 years old.
Los embajadores de UNICEF Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Sir Roger Moore, Shakira, Ricky Martin, Priyanka Chopra, Novak Djokovic, Mia Farrow, Ishmael Beah, Susan Sarandon y Angelique Kidjo unen fuerzas para luchar contra el injusto mundo en que viven hoy en día los niños
NUEVA YORK, 20 de noviembre de 2015 – El mundo sigue siendo un lugar profundamente injusto para los niños más pobres y más desfavorecidos, a pesar de los grandes avances logrados desde la adopción de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño en 1989, según un informe de UNICEF publicado hoy.
By Badre Bahaji
For one 15-year-old, the hope of an education and career was all but lost when her family married her off at age 12. Now the Government of Chad, with the support of UNICEF and other partners, has launched a campaign to end child marriage.
N’DJAMENA, Chad, 20 November 2015 – Like many girls her age, Amina Abdelrahman, 15, has big plans for her future. “My dream is to become a doctor, in order to help sick people,” she says with sparkling eyes.
The humanitarian community now estimates that 13.5 million people in Syria need protection and humanitarian assistance, including 6 million children. 8.7 million people are unable to meet their basic food needs, and 70 per cent of the population lacks access to safe drinking water. Health facilities, schools, and other essential services across the country are operating at reduced capacity or closed. 6.5 million people are internally displaced in Syria due to the conflict
AMMAN, 20 November 2015 - “Twenty-six years ago today, the world made a solemn promise to the children of the world, to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential.
“But for children caught up in the different conflicts now gripping the Middle East and North Africa, that pledge – formalized in the Convention on the Rights of the Child -- is being broken, day in and day out.
Kyiv, 20 November, 2015 – Today, EU Delegation in Ukraine in cooperation with UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and National Assembly of People of Disabilities presented the project #ThisAbility which aimed at addressing issues of social inclusion in Ukraine.
Universal Children's Day: Give children on the move a fair chance
Inequity, violence and rights abuses are driving forces behind the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe
GENEVA / BELGRADE, 20 November 2015 – Nearly 14 million children and adolescents in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan face war, conflict and injustices every day, fuelling the current refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.