By Heitor Lourenco
4 May 2016
Registering a child in Angola is sometimes a real challenge. The lack of information, the weaknesses of the services and the bureaucracy of the system are among the main constraints. These problems caught the attention of a group of 40 students of Law at the Mandume Ya Ndemufayo Public University who decided to create what they called ‘Citizens Information Posts’ in Lubango, capital of Huila, one of the eighteen provinces of Angola.
BRUSSELS, 4 May 2016 - As the European Union prepares for critical talks on the rules governing applications from people seeking protection in Europe, UNICEF has called for the interests and rights of children to be given greater priority.
In the coming days, 28 EU member states and the European Parliament will begin examining a draft proposal drawn up by the European Commission to reform the so-called Dublin Regulation.
New report reveals nearly a quarter of the world’s school-aged children live in crisis-hit countries
NEW YORK/ KYIV, 4 May 2016 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom travelled to conflict-hit eastern Ukraine to raise awareness of the global education crisis facing children in humanitarian emergencies.
Since onset of the South Sudan crisis in December 2013, there have been 12,548 recorded cases of unaccompanied, separated and missing children across 39 counties. Out of these, 3,883 children (42%) of the 9,230 unaccompanied and separated children have been reunified with their families (as at 28 April 2016).
In the last week of April, three children were killed, including one 3-year-old girl, bringing the total number of children killed in crisis-related incidents to 29.
In collaboration with partners, eight girls formerly living on the street and subjected to repeated sexual violence are now receiving psychosocial and medical support as well as temporary care. The family tracing process is on-going.
The total number of Burundian refugees in Rwanda has increased to 76,603. About 48,450 refugees are living in Mahama camp.
Cases of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) among children 6-59 months living in the camp continue to decline, with currently 51 children enrolled in treatment programmes.
There were no new typhoid cases reported in April, due to an effective health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) response.