One month after two major earthquakes devastated Nepal, one in six children in the country are still in urgent need of humanitarian assistance - with increasing risk of chronic physical and emotional conditions. Food, water and shelter are still the top priorities for aid in the affected districts. In the past month, UNICEF has worked with partners to distribute tents, tarpaulins, hygiene kits, therapeutic foods, medical kits, information/education/communication materials, plastic buckets, school-in-a-box and early childhood development kits.
Résumé de la crise :
Le samedi 19 avril 2015 aux environs de 18h00, un vent violent suivi d’une forte pluie ont causé des dégâts importants dans 3 quartiers (Mayenga, Tumba et N’Sele) de l’agglomération de Kwilu Ngongo avec un bilan de 166 maisons complètement écroulées et 63 maisons avec toitures emportées, laissant 1074 personnes sans-abris (Cfr bulletin d’Information de la Croix-Rouge datant du 21 avril).
An estimated 79,965 are refugee children between the ages of 3 – 17 years. Of these 58,327 are school age boys and girls between ages of 6 to 17 years.
57,736 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt
• On Monday March 30th 2015, UNHCR Regional Representative Ms. Elizabeth Tan met the Newly Appointed Minister of Education Dr. Mohib Al Rafei. Ms. Tan raised a number of issues with the minister including past and future cooperation between UNHCR and the MoE in schools with high density of Syrian refugee children.
Le projet sur le financement accéléré du GPE s’approchant vers la fin, l’une des principales activités toujours en cours sur le terrain est celle de la réhabilitation légère et la construction de hangars modernes. En particulier, la construction des hangars modernes produit visiblement une amélioration dans l’environnement d’apprentissage pour les élèves. En effet, il n’est pas question de construire un simple hangar, mais plutôt d’établir une fondation solide pour créer une structure qui peut se transformer en école en dur plus tard.
Yangon, 5 May 2015 – For the first time in Myanmar, the Chin State Administration revealed today its Local Social Plan to benefit children and women, supplementing the State’s Comprehensive 5-year Development Plan 2016-21.
The plan, supported by UNICEF, in collaboration with Myanmar Institute for Integrated Development (MIID) and with financial support from the Government of Denmark, aims at producing new results for children and their families within the decentralisation reforms led by the Government of Myanmar.
FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE, May 4, 2015 – The Government of Sierra Leone in collaboration with the World Bank and UNICEF had established a Social Protection Policy in 2011 which has culminated into a Social Safety Net programme to support extremely poor households and vulnerable communities throughout the country.
Leçons apprises du programme accéléré et lancement du nouveau programme pour les prochaines trois années
Doha, 02 May 2015 - During a series of meetings which took place in Doha this week, Education Above All’s Al Fakhoora programme, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have agreed on the implementation of joint education, reconstruction and psychosocial support projects in Gaza, with a focus on damages occurred in Gaza during last summer’s hostilities.
Kyiv, Ukraine (30 April 2015) - The Government of Japan, the Government of Ukraine, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and International Organization for Migration (IOM) expanded existing assistance programmes by launching new projects to support internally displaced people (IDPs) and boost social and economic recovery in conflict-affected areas in Eastern Ukraine.
An estimated 79,965 are refugee children between the ages of 3 – 17 years. Of these 58,327 are between ages of 6 to 17 years.
Currently, 29,637 students are attending formal education (grades 1 – 12), 14,991 in camp settings and 14,646 in non-camp settings. 3,555 students are benefitting from non-formal education activities including alternative education, catch-up classes and recreational activities, Another 1,658 children between ages of 3 - 5 are attending Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) activities.
6,735 affected girls and boys, (42 per cent of target) in Shefa and Tafea Province now have access to temporary learning spaces through UNICEF support.
14,368 early childhood- and primary-aged children including children with disabilities (64 per cent of UNICEF target) have received learning materials and school supplies through support to the Ministry of Education and Training.
23,962 children (96 per cent of target) have been immunized against measles in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces.
Tanna, Vanuatu, 27 April 2015 – Young people from across Vanuatu are leading peer-to-peer orientation and outreach activities in their communities, supporting recovery efforts following Category 5 tropical Cyclone Pam, which devastated the island nation just over a month ago.
“After any disaster it is critical to ensure that the immediate and basic needs of affected people are met” said Dr Karen Allen, UNICEF Pacific Representative. “It is also important to pay close attention to the psychosocial needs of people, following traumatic events such as Cyclone Pam.”
The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 3,136 this week, according to WHO Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases climbed to 3,565.
The number of confirmed deaths from Ebola rose to 1,943, with a total of 2,358 confirmed, suspected and probable deaths.
Mary Taruvinga struggled to make ends meet when her husband died in 2010. Without warning, she was faced with the daunting responsibility of providing for four children, without any external support.
She was not alone.
In her village, others such as Mbuya Matajwa Mwanza, had struggled for a decade, after assuming the responsibility of her two grandchildren following the death of their parents due to HIV/AIDS. Mbuya Mwanza had to take care of Mike, age 16 and Chipo 11.
By Richard Nyamanhindi
“I cannot walk properly,” says 84 year old Mbuya Matajwa Mwanza a beneficiary of the Harmonised Social Cash Transfer programme at Marahwa Business Centre in Mashonaland West in Zimbabwe.
“It is completely bent on its side at a very awkward angle. A few years ago, I fell and broke my leg. I could not pay for the doctor. Since then my foot has been paralyzed.”
By Harriet Mason
A cash transfer programme in Sierra Leone is helping Ebola survivors start over and build new lives. For Emma and baby J, it is also helping them be a family.
KAMBIA, Sierra Leone, 23 April 2015 – Amid the sound of children playing in the rooms of the Social Welfare Ministry in Sierra Leone’s Kambia district, it isn’t easy for parents and caregivers to hear their names being called out.
1,535 affected girls and boys in Shefa Province now have access to temporary learning spaces
3,468 early childhood- and primary-aged children including children with disabilities received learning materials and school supplies
20,312 children (81% of target) immunised against measles & rubella, received Vitamin A and de-worming in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces.
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.