Within the Lake Chad Basin crisis, Cameroon is the second country most affected by displacement after Nigeria. In the last month an increase of 20,000 IDPs in the Far North has been reported bringing the number to 190,591 people.
Since the beginning of 2016, 1,361 refugee children under 5 and 9,952 Cameroonian children <5 with SAM have been admitted to therapeutic care.
• In Syria UNICEF reached around 139,700 people in 31 hard to reach locations in April with life-saving interventions and critical services, as well as supplies for at least 94,000 beneficiaries in three of the 19 besieged areas.
In the second week of January 2016, tension and dispute between the Arab and local tribes led to displacement of unknown number of people from Muli and other ten surrounding cluster villages in Geneina locality. While some people reportedly remained in the villages, a number of others fled to neighboring villages, Geneina town and Chad.
The exact number of people displaced remained unknown, although the HAC estimated that nearly 5,000 were displaced to Geneina town at the beginning of the crisis.
TC Winston Highlights
UNICEF is supporting early recovery activities and supplies in WASH, education, maternal and child health, child protection and communicating with communities
UNICEF is supporting MoEHA, MoMHA and i-Taukei Affairs with field monitoring of supplies and activities delivered to communities in response to TC Winston
U-Report is being launched as an inter-ministerial initiative that will connect Government to the voices of Fijians throughout the country
This report highlights the key UNICEF C4D interventions during the response phase of the 2015 earthquakes. It explains how UNICEF worked at the national and local level with key stakeholders to meet the information and communication needs of affected families and communities.
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.
§ An estimated 1.42 million people are affected (including 756,000 children) by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila. There are an estimated 95,877 Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) caseloads in the 7 most affected provinces, with 44,511 cases of SAM registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.
The Education Cluster planned to support the education of 204,000 children of which 93,840 girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA during 2016.
By March 2016, the cluster managed to reach 51,952 children including 20,678 girls in camps, off-camps and in areas of return in KP and FATA.
The Education Cluster is developing a monsoon contingency plan 2016 for effective and efficient humanitarian preparedness and response.
By Bismarck Swangin
As the students quietly file in for morning assembly at Al-Fadheelah School in Sana’a, Yemen, there is no indication of the trauma many of them have experienced, or of the innovative way that the school is helping the children deal with it.
By Indrias G. Kassaye
It’s been more than a decade since the students at the Harry C Primary school in Masorie, Sierra Leone, were able to drink from the well on school grounds. Now a UNICEF-supported rehabilitation project is bringing clean water back to schoolchildren and villagers in the community.
The pace of population displacement has slowed in Syria since the Cessation of Hostilities, since the beginning of February approximately 106,000 people were newly displaced around Aleppo, Idleb and Hassakeh Governorates. Ongoing displacement towards Jordan is reported in Dara’a Governorate as a consequence of the fighting in South Syria with at least 8,500 people have been displaced.
Kathmandu, Nepal, 24 April 2016 : One year after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal, children continue to face major difficulties. Alongside concerns over living conditions and access to a safe and supportive education, children report enduring feelings of fear and trauma that could compromise their wellbeing in the long term.
KATHMANDU, 24 April 2016 – A year after devastating earthquakes in Nepal, 1.6 million school children are starting the new academic year in affected areas. Yet many of them continue to study in temporary classrooms. While recovery and reconstruction efforts are moving ahead, much remains to be done to ensure a rapid return to normalcy and predictability for these children.
33,438 children (aged 5-17) (boys/girls) are enrolled in formal education (primary or secondary)
Du 31 mars au 1er avril 2016, IRC a réalisé une évaluation multisectorielle (MSA) dans le village d’Adjeri dans le département de Nguigmi. L’évaluation fait ressortir un besoin crucial en NFI, en eau, et en hygiène et assainissement. Le rapport final a été transmis à OCHA pour partage aux différents clusters.
Chantal Kidiata est présidente de l’association « Ma famille » à Kenge, une ville située à environ 300 km à l’est de Kinshasa. Suite aux suggestions de l’ONG Caritas, partenaire de l’UNICEF dans le développement d’un projet de micro-crédit à Kinshasa et dans la province du Bandundu, elle a décidé de développer un système d’épargne et de crédit au sein de son association.
The ongoing conflict in Yemen has had a profound effect on the lives of children. In schools, students are learning how to use drama, sport and peer support skills to cope with the war and violence that surround them.
SANA’A, Yemen, 14 April 2016 – “Boom! Boom!” a girl yells, before she and four others dive to the ground in unison. A few minutes later, one of them starts screaming. The others rise to their feet and begin to calm her down. “You are ok, you are not hurt,” one of the girls says, comforting her classmate.