As of 22 October 2015, 3,202,638 people (533,773 families) were displaced across Iraq. 415,632 individuals are reported as returned to their place of origin (IOM).
Cases of cholera continue to be reported in Iraq, mainly in the central and southern zones. UNICEF is concerned that 1 in 5 cases are children under 10 years old.
Six months after the Nepal earthquakes, the frequency of aftershocks has decreased, and the country has slowly begun to move towards recovery and reconstruction. However, given the enormity of the impact and damages inflicted, the road towards recovery and reconstruction for Nepal is going to be a very tough and long one. The upcoming winter will add more challenges to the affected people, many of whom continue to live in makeshift shelters.
Par Eva Gilliam
Un programme de formation au journalisme radiophonique donne à des jeunes une chance de s’exprimer et de discuter des problèmes de leur vie quotidienne.
« Je sais que je ne suis pas comme les autres jeunes, dit-il. Je ne m’occupe pas de ce qui est à la mode ou de choses comme ça. Je suis assez simple – je me débrouille avec ce que j’ai. »
Mais sous la surface calme qu’affiche Wilfried, bouillonne une abondance d’idées et d’activités. Aujourd’hui Wilfred rencontre son ami Mondésir pour étudier l’orthographe.
By Eva Gilliam
A radio training programme gives young people a chance express themselves and discuss the issues affecting their everyday lives.
ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, 4 November 2015 – Wilfried Yede looks like a shy, soft-spoken teenager. The 15-year-old is growing so fast his clothes are starting to become snug around the arms and are rising a few inches above his ankles.
“I know I’m not like other kids,” he says. “I’m not into what’s in fashion or things like that. I’m pretty simple – I make do with what I have.”
By Midhat Ali Zaidi
On 26 October 2015, a powerful earthquake centred near Jurm in north-east Afghanistan killed 115 people and injured hundreds more in Afghanistan, while in neighbouring Pakistan, some 272 people died and more than 2,000 were injured, and 14,000 homes were damaged.
By: A. Sami Malik
Lasbela District, Balochistan - October 2015: “Working together, we not only share each other’s burden, but are also ensuring a brighter future for our children”, says Jan Bibi (38), with pride in her voice and an ocean of love in her eyes as she looks at her husband Muhammad Sharif. “Our children go to a private school and are doing well. We will not allow them to give up their studies and start working in the cotton fields. We make enough money to give them a comfortable life so they stay focused on their education.”
By A. Sami Malik
UNICEF and the IKEA Foundation teamed up to raise awareness on child rights, health services and hygiene practices in Pakistan’s agricultural districts, and also to empower families and communities through vocational and business training.
Background and objectives
On September 24th, attacks on villages located 40 km south-west of Diffa have caused a worsening of the security situation. 15 people have been killed - including a village chief, 4 have been injured and over 6000 fled their homes, with young people counting for over 50% of the newly displaced.
By Antonio Franco Garcia / 15 October 2015
As we start to celebrate the lasting progress in tackling poverty around the world for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 October), we are bringing attention to children, who have been so often missed from poverty debates.
Here are 7 facts that galvanize UNICEF and partners to take action to end child poverty:
By David Stewart / 15 October 2015
This year the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty stands out from previous years. It falls at the dawn of a new era in the efforts to end poverty, and more specifically to ensure a clear new focus on poverty among children.
New floods have displaced hundreds in recent weeks, with risks of continued flooding and possible cyclones through November.
UNICEF is leading for WASH, co-leading for Education, and supporting the operationalization of an equitable social protection response through cash assistance in the Government-led Post Floods and Landslides Needs Assessment.
During the reporting period the situation in the West Bank has deteriorated with clashes and fatal incidents recorded across the West Bank and Jerusalem, including five young Palestinians and four Israelis killed. In addition 106 Palestinians, including 37 children have been injured across the West Bank. Injuries and arrest have been reported in Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus and Ramallah.
Six months into the conflict in Yemen, the number of children under 5 at risk of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) has tripled, with 537,000 children now at risk in 2015, compared to 160,000 children before the conflict. Almost twice as many children under 5, a total of 1,293,500 children, are projected to suffer from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) this year, compared to 690,000 before the crisis.
Ho Chi Minh City, 25/9/2015 - Building on their success in Europe and South America, WELLA-UNICEF MAKING WAVES is proud to expand their partnership to Viet Nam, working with the local authorities and an established training centre to share hairdressing skills and support education in Ho Chi Minh City.
• UNICEF and MSF Holland organized a campaign of malaria presumptive treatment screening 29,731 children 6 months to 5 years in Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) site for fever. Fifty-four per cent of those screened, 16,112 children, were treated for malaria.
Sporadic flooding continues to displace populations, with increasing risk of displacement in October and November – the months with highest likelihood of cyclones in Myanmar.
UNICEF is supporting government leadership of the WASH and education Post Floods and Landslide Needs Assessment
In response to government request UNICEF taking the lead on developing operational guidelines for cash transfers for flood recovery
An inter-Cluster assessment mission was conducted to Sarwakai, Sararogha and Tiarza Tehsils South Waziristan Agency from 4 to 7 August 2015. The mission covered a sample of 47 villages that were recently de-notified by authorities. The Government has planned to facilitate the return of some 15,000 to 20,000 families to these areas.
• An estimated 80 to 95 per cent of private houses were damaged due conflict and more than seven years of weather damage.