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.
Faites le point sur la situation humanitaire en RDC. Retrouvez l’essentiel de la situation politique, humanitaire et sécuritaire ainsi que les derniers chiffres clefs et actions menées par l’UNICEF et ses partenaires.
PRINCIPAUX FAITS SAILLANTS
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.
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.
Port Vila, 10 April 2015 – The UN agency for children, UNICEF, this week trained more than 50 professionals from diverse backgrounds to help address the psychosocial needs of children following stressful and traumatising experiences, less than a month after Category 5 tropical Cyclone Pam devastated the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu.
1. PURPOSE OF THIS NOTE
To outline the comprehensive approach of Makani in order to reach a shared understanding of Makani - My Space comprehensive approach (“I am safe, I learn, I connect”), and to ensure that vulnerable girls, boys, young people,1 and women have safe access to quality services.
2. WHAT IS MAKANI “MY SPACE”?
12,220 children have been immunized for measles in Shefa and Sanma Provinces. The immunisation campaign (measles and rubella) will be expanded to Tanna.
60 health, education and justice professional, artists, photographers and designers participate in orientation on psycho-social support for children with UNICEF support
23 % of the affected population reached with hygiene kits through cluster coordination led by the government with UNICEF support
Je suis parti en septembre dans le territoire de Masisi (Nord Kivu) pour rencontrer des bénéficiaires du programme “Alternative Responses to Communities in Crisis” de l’UNICEF.
Même si je connaissais leur situation sur le papier, au travers des rapports de situation diffusés par les organisations humanitaires, je n’ai vraiment réalisé la gravité de leur situation qu’en écoutant leurs mots.
In September, I went into the Masisi territory (North Kivu) to meet the beneficiaries of UNICEF’s “Alternative Responses to Communities in Crisis” programme.
Although I knew about their situation from status reports published by humanitarian organisations, I only really understood how serious it was when I heard them speak. Most of them were displaced persons who had had to flee the fighting between armed militias; on their return, they found no trace of their former lives. The simplicity of their words shook me.
Since January 2015, a total of 21,033 children (10,369 girls and 10,664 boys) and 4,299 caregivers (1,860 females and 2,439 males) benefited from psychosocial support services delivered by UNICEF in partnership with the Palestinian Centre for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (PCDCR) and the Gaza Community Mental Health program (GCMHP)
During the reporting period, 3,000 adolescents in Gaza participated in an election process to choose 32 peer leaders (16 males and 16 females) who will receive leadership training.
NEW YORK/GENEVA, 31 March 2015 – UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR today announced the launch of a new Amplify challenge – a call for ideas and innovations that could improve the delivery and quality of education for children and adults displaced by violent conflict.
59,281 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt
Cholera Outbreaks in Tete, Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula and Niassa provinces
7,073 cases reported since 25 December and 22 March and 53 deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.7%.
Cholera outbreaks are stabilizing in Nampula, Niassa and Tete and spreading to Sofala province with three districts already reporting cases (Beira city, Caia and Nahmatanda).
Tete city and Quelimane continue to register large numbers of new cases.
Lebanon has shown extraordinary generosity in hosting a record number of refugee children, women and men from Syria into Lebanon. Over a million refugees registered with UNHCR live in over 1,170 communities across the country. This dramatic surge in population has strained public services and infrastructure that were already fragile before the Syrian crisis. The profound economic, social, and environmental impact of the crisis in Syria on Lebanon is evident in both rural and urban communities.
In 2013, RI started providing informal education in Karak and is currently providing both remedial and informal education to students in Za’atari Camp. RI is also providing the same activities in Azraq camp.
RI recognized the importance of providing certified alternative educational opportunities in non-formal education programs e.g adult education and illiteracy elimination program, that target males and females above 15 years old .
As Syria crisis enters fifth year, more support urged for young adolescents
New York/Amman, 12 March 2015. Some 14 million children across the region are now suffering from the escalating conflict sweeping Syria and much of Iraq, said UNICEF today.
On 20 January the Federal Government of Somalia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a clear reflection of its commitment towards protecting and promoting the rights of its children and a major milestone following years of advocacy by UNICEF and other UN and international partners.
UNICEF continued to respond to the measles outbreak through support to delivery of routine immunization services.