Attributable to UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Director, Daniel Toole
UNICEF is concerned by reports of a decision by the Governments of Australia and Cambodia to start transferring refugees currently in an Australian-funded processing centre in Nauru to Cambodia for settlement.
After a year of conflict, internal displacement continues to increase in Ukraine, with 1,228,090 people having fled the eastern part of the country, of whom 154,635 are children (Source: Ministry of Social Policy).
IDPs and other conflict-affected people in the east of the country continue to face hardship and a lack of access to social services. The general humanitarian situation remains deeply worrying.
Situation of displaced people in North-East in numbers
• The Psychosocial Support Programme is operational in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa with 30 new centres having been established in Borno and Yobe. Training was carried out in Adamawa for 34 partners/stakeholders engaged in the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on grave violations of children’s rights.
MARIAGE DES ENFANTS
ENGAGEMENT AU PLUS HAUT SOMMET DE L’ETAT
LE TCHAD S’ENGAGE POUR ZERO CAS DE MARIAGE DES ENFANTS D’ICI 2020
By Eliane Luthi
Local organizations in one Burundian city are coming together to provide support and services for children desperately seeking to survive.
NGOZI, Burundi, 16 April 2015 – Located in the province with some of the country’s highest child malnutrition and child mortality rates, Ngozi, Burundi’s third largest city, also has a high number of children living on the street: more than 400 were recorded in 2010, and the current number is likely much higher.
The Iraq Humanitarian Profile (OCHA, 31 March) estimates that 8.29 million people across Iraq are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
As of 26 March, 2.68 million individuals are internally displaced across 3,038 distinct locations in Iraq (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix). The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has increased their planning figure to 2.7 million IDPs.
Although Mali has been declared Ebola free on January 18th, 2015, UNICEF has continued advocating on the importance of prevention efforts, especially in the neighboring districts with Guinea where new cases have been recently confirmed. Social mobilization, together with WASH interventions and reinforcement of the health systems will be of paramount importance also to counter the spreading of other epidemics in the future.
Khartoum – April 16, 2015: Ten children aged between two and 15 years have been killed in the last two weeks in Sudan’s South Kordofan state. UNICEF condemns in the strongest terms the continued loss of innocent lives in Sudan as a result of armed conflict. Children continue to bear the biggest burden of this man-made disaster. Conflict kills – but it also prevents boys and girls from going to school, from accessing quality health and nutrition services and from receiving adequate protection. Children have only one message for all parties to the conflict: “The war should stop!”
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PRINCIPAUX FAITS SAILLANTS
Depuis les premières attaques du 6 février 2015 perpétrées par Boko Haram à Diffa, les entrées tout comme les sorties dans cette région du sud-est du Niger font l’objet d’un contrôle strict.
HUMAN RESOURCES: SCALING UP OF UNICEF PRESENCE IN THE FIELD
• One UNICEF focal point in Diffa since 2013, in charge of monitoring UNICEF emergency response at sub-national level.
• HR support from Maradi Zonal Office and Niamey Office in Health, Nutrition, Protection, WASH, Education, Communication.
• Child Protection support from the Child Protection Rapid Response Team to coordinate the Child Protection sub Cluster.
More resources and fresh policies needed to get children into school
BEIRUT, Lebanon, 15 April 2015 – Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in every four children and young adolescents (more than 21 million) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.
Tunis, Tunisia, 13 April 2015 –Mr. Mostafa Al Barooni, Mayor of Zintan Municipality and Dr. Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Special Representative in Libya, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the capacity of Zintan municipal council in responding to the needs of displaced children and families and to improve protection and education services.
UNICEF continued to respond to the measles outbreak; 5,647 children (6 months to 15 years) have been vaccinated in Erigavo District in the northern Sanaag region.
The outbreak of Acute Watery Diarrhoea in Jowhar District, in Middle Shabelle region has been successfully responded to highlighting the positive joint collaboration between WASH and health partners.
Armed clashes in Guri Ceel and Galgala caused temporary population displacement; inter-agency assessments are planned for March.
Displacement of families continues as clashes take place throughout the country, with 18 of Yemen’s 22 governorates now affected.
UNICEF successfully airlifted nearly 92 tons of urgent nnutrition, health and WASH supplies in two shipments to Sana’a airport on 10 and 14 April for distribution to partners working throughout the country including in Aden. The two shipments will provide health supplies sufficient for at least 250,000 people for 3 months, and meet the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of at least 56,000 people.
North Kivu—Sukola 2: After a joint FARDC-MONUSCO operation against FDLR in five territories was announced to start in January, some preventive displacements were observed. By the end February, the FARDC had begun targeted and unilateral operations (without MONUSCO) against the FDLR in Rutshuru and Masisi territories. Preventative displacement continues.
No new confirmed cases were reported from Liberia in the past week.
Situation of displaced people in Lake region in numbers
18,889 TOTAL NUMBER OF NIGERIAN REFUGEES; 4,909 REGISTERED AND LIVING IN DAR ES SALAM SITE (UNHCR, 9 APRIL 2015)
14,500 TOTAL NUMBER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPS) (OCHA, MARCH 2015)
8,500 ESTIMATED NUMBER OF CHADIAN RETURNEES (LOCAL AUTHORITIES, MARCH 2015)
68,000 ESTIMATED AFFECTED POPULATION IN 5 MOST AFFECTED PREFECTURES (OCHA, MARCH 2015)
Tunis, Tunisia, April 12, 2015 –His Excellency Mr. Christian Much, The Ambassador of Germany for Libya attended a presentation by UNICEF Libya Country Office on the progress achieved in strengthening the child protection system in Libya.
Dr. Ghassan Khalil, UNICEF Special Representative for Libya thanked the Government of Germany for the continuous support for UNICEF’s work for the children in Libya.