The State of Emergency has been extended to 15 October 2016 in Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces.
3,279 children in 14 schools received essential educational and recreational materials in Pedernales in collaboration with Plan International.
Upwards of 4,000 people (80% of inhabitants) now have access to safe water thanks to the UNICEF donation of a pumping station in Flavio Alfaro.
One month after the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp in Laayoune, refugee children and their families are gradually recovering.
With support from the international community, Lebanon expands free education for all children to include pre-school and secondary educational opportunities
15 September, 2016 – On the eve of the new school year 2016/17, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education convened Lebanon’s largest partnership in support of education under the slogan (‘Ana Hader’/I Am Ready) to reaffirm its commitment to ensure free access to education for all children in Lebanon – Lebanese and non-Lebanese.
TC Winston Highlights
The Fiji Government held a series of lessons learned workshops for the overall response that culminated in a national workshop attended by partners involved in the humanitarian response. The Education and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) clusters also held their separate lessons learned review workshops.
UNICEF completed its internal After Action Review.
A school-feeding programme is running in 38 schools in worstaffected areas, benefitting nearly 6,000 students.
16 days after the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp in Laayoune, 849 families (4245 people), are still suffering from the storm damages, including 406 families that had their houses completely destroyed.
While the new school year will start on 6 September, the damages caused to six of the eight schools and five of the seven kindergartens, are putting children at risk of not being able to go back to school on time.
Du 22 au 26 Aout 2016, le programme Education IRC a organisé des rencontres avec les membres des Comités de Gestion Décentralisée des Etablissements Scolaires (CGDES) des écoles d’intervention du projet à Diffa et à Mainé Soroa. L’évaluation des besoins dans 25 écoles cibles a été finalisée et fait ressortir les matériels disponibles et le gap à couvrir. Au total 16 comités de 493 personnes représentant 207 femmes et 286 hommes ont participé à ces rencontres.
On 25 August, the total number of districts under a state of emergency due to the earthquake increased to twelve when a state of emergency was declared in five new districts of Caylloma province.
According to the 30 August INDECI Report, 10,859 people have been affected in Caylloma province
30 August 2016, Sievierodonetsk – The UNICEF Representative in Ukraine Giovanna Barberis and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi visited eastern Ukraine this week to assess the results of cooperation on projects aimed at improving lives and well-being of children affected by the conflict.
Around 21 million children U5 were vaccinated against polio, 724,361 children were enrolled in formal education, 283,815 in non-formal/informal education across the Syria Crisis countries in 2016 through support of UNICEF and partners.
Since the beginning of the year, over one million estimated people living in besieged and hard to reach areas inside Syria were served with essential supplies including health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and non-food items.
UNICEF, in collaboration with the Playing for Change Foundation and the Ecuadorian band Cocoa Roots, provided psychosocial support to children and adolescents in Chamanga (Esmeraldas). Craig Woodson, Playing for Change facilitator, developed instruments with recycled material in a workshop with 20 children and adolescents and ten teachers, an activity in a regional initiative that seeks to promote children’s right to participate in cultural and artistic activities and to strengthen their role as agents of change.
• Le 04 Aout 2016, le programme Education de IRC a organisé une rencontre avec les conseillers pédagogiques et les directeurs de 18 écoles ciblées pour le projet Education in Emergencies:
73% of targeted children (aged 5-17) (boys/girls) are enrolled in formal education (primary or secondary)
By Maher Ghafari
Meet Maher. Maher is in Syria and for almost two years he has led UNICEF’s water, sanitation and hygiene work in Aleppo. The lives of millions of people in Aleppo and beyond depend on him and his team.
This week, we sat down with Maher and asked him what it’s like to work in Aleppo and to provide water and sanitation in a city under fire.
What is it like working in Aleppo?
On August 15th, a strong storm accompanied by heavy rains hit Laayoune Camp, one of the 5 Sahrawi refugees’ camps near the city of Tindouf in South-Western Algeria. The storm affected the refugee population, of which 70-80% are children and women. 11 people were injured by collapsing houses and taken to hospital.
UN agencies led by UNHCR conducted a rapid assessment on 16-17 August, in collaboration with the NGOs, and coordinated with the Sahrawi Red Crescent.
By: Aicha Chir Nou
World Humanitarian Day, on August 19, celebrates the spirit of sharing our common humanity.
In Daresalam refugee camp in the Lake region of Chad, Jonathan dreams of his previous life, and recalls how he was abruptly forced to leave it behind.
UNICEF delivers 430 family hygiene kits and $35,000USD to the Government of Belize for humanitarian assistance.
All shelters were closed on Friday, 12 August 2016 so there are no remaining people in shelters but many families are placed in temporary homes, rent free, for 2-3 months.
UNICEF Belize along with PAHO/WHO continues to strengthen the WASH coordination mechanisms and is in close communication with the government and other partners to identify potential areas of support.
1 Executive Summary
The WASH Cluster objective during the response to the El-Niño induced flood crisis in Ethiopia is to provide access to safe water and appropriate sanitation facilities, including dissemination of hygiene messages to flood affected communities. This objective will contribute to a measurable improvement in WASH-related morbidity and mortality among the affected population through the efficient, effective and timely implementation of emergency WASH and related early recovery programmes.