Of the 44,000 school age children between ages of 6 to 14 years, 68% (29,182 boys and girls) are enrolled in basic education. (74% in camp and 62% out of camps)
An estimated 81,021 are refugee children between the ages of 3 – 17 years. Of these 58,821 are school age boys and girls between ages of 6 to 17 years.
INEE Minimum Standards for Education
The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) developed the Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery (INEE MS) — the only global tool that articulates the minimum level of educational quality and access in emergencies through to recovery. The aims of the INEE Minimum Standards are to:
• enhance the quality of educational preparedness, response, and recovery;
By Naresh Newar
A young Nepalese girl about to be taken to India is rescued at the border – one of hundreds who have been saved from trafficking since the devastating 25 April earthquake.
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 24 July 2015 – Sapana*, 15, still shudders when she thinks of how she was almost tricked into going to India.
“I will never forget that day when I was about to make a horrible mistake due to my desperate situation,” she says.
Sana’a/Geneva, July 24, 2015 - The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s education system – and on the chances of millions of children to access learning.
Months of intensive bombardment and street fighting have forced more than 3,600 schools to close and driven students and their families to safer areas of the country. At least 248 schools have been directly damaged; 270 others are hosting Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and 68 are occupied by armed groups.
By Plong Chhaya and Martina Tomassini
PAILIN, Cambodia, 23 July 2015 – Sixteen-year-old Vong Touch is an Explosive Remnant of War (ERW) survivor who lives with his widow mother and three siblings in a small wooden house in the post-conflict area of Au Reang village, in Pailin province. Located along the border between Cambodia and Thailand, Pailin is the second highest landmine and ERW-contaminated area in the country. The plot of land that Touch’s family rents for their house was cleared by the Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC) in 2012.
On 25 April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck northwest of Kathmandu. On 12 May, a new earthquake measuring 7.3 magnitude struck. The epicentre was northeast of Kathmandu, an area already affected by the first quake. As a result, a total of at least 8,600 people were killed and 16,800 injured. As of 21 May, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs, a total of 494,717 houses were reported destroyed and 267,373 damaged.
4,373 children have received micronutrient supplements and 41 cases of severe acute malnutrition have been treated
Nation-wide measles and rubella vaccination campaign planning, including communications, is underway
6,113 child caregivers have been counseled on good infant and young child feeding practices
Despite a gradual improvement of the humanitarian situation, two months after the devastating earthquake on 25 April and main shock on 12 May, 2.8 million people are still in need of assistance.
The Government of Nepal hosted the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction 2015 on 25 June in which $4.4 billion in aid was pledged by Nepal’s development partners.
KYIV, 7 July 2015 – The European Commission has provided €500,000 to UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to improve water, sanitation and the hygiene situation of conflict-affected communities in eastern Ukraine. Through this joint initiative, over 36,000 children and adults will benefit from hygiene supplies and will receive access to safe drinking water on government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
By Catherine Weibel and Sajy Elmughanni
A young girl and her family remain in their home, a year after it was destroyed in conflict, as reconstruction has barely begun in Gaza, and rebuilding shattered lives will likely take far longer.
GAZA, State of Palestine, 8 July 2015 – For 12-year-old Malak, last year’s 51 days of hostilities are not something she can forget.
“My friends used to visit me at home before the war, but now no one comes here anymore. Even our relatives don’t – they are afraid our house will collapse on them,” she says.
Rockets launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, and subsequent Israeli Air Force airstrikes in response, were reported on the nights of 4, 7 and 24 June with no casualties or damages on either side.
KATHMANDU, 13 June 2015 – On 12 June, Bardiya district in mid-western region became the 24th district in the country to be declared free of open defecation culminating the 16th National Sanitation Action Week that this year focussed on improving hygiene and sanitation during the post-disaster period.
Three months after Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu with devastating force, Vila North School is a study in contrasts. Children released for break scream with delight as they scamper from tents set up as temporary classrooms, past the destroyed parts of their school. Builders work around them, replacing the roofing on classrooms and rebuilding destroyed facilities as teachers plan their lessons from a temporary office inside a repurposed shipping container. Students and teachers can see the progress around them – but much remains to be done.
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.
On 27 May, the Nepal Ministry of Finance issued a decision: “Approval of top up cash transfer for early recovery for vulnerable population affected by the Earthquake”. This marks the beginning of a crucial intervention.
§ On 26 May, a rocket was launched from Gaza, hitting an inhabited area of Ashkelon, resulting in no casualties. The Israeli Air Force (IAF) responded with 10 airstrikes on several Islamic Jihad military sites across Gaza. No casualties were reported.
§ According to the World Bank report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, unemployment in the Gaza Strip is one of the highest in the world at 43% -- nearly 60% amongst youth.
Sélection des partenaires d’exécution pour le GPE 2015-2017
PORT VILA, 04 June 2015 – Children recovering from the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam and local authorities told their stories to Daniel Toole, UNICEF Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, during Mr. Toole’s visit to Tanna Island in Vanuatu at the end of May.
Mr. Toole spent two days on Tanna speaking to survivors and assessing the impact of UNICEF’s work on the ground to support local communities recovery efforts after the Tropical Cyclone.
BANGKOK, 4 June 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today received a donation of US$1 million for the Nepal earthquake response from the people of Thailand. The donation was presented by the Royal Thai Government after they raised the funds through voluntary contributions from individuals across the country. The funds will support UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children and their families affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal last April.