Por Marta López Fesser
Siendo un país propenso a los desastres naturales, Cuba ha comenzado a incorporar lecciones y ejercicios sobre la reducción del riesgo de desastres en su currículo escolar. Los niños y niñas están liderando el camino para una sociedad basada en la preparación y la resiliencia.
By Marta López Fesser
As a country prone to natural hazards, Cuba has begun to incorporate lessons and exercises on disaster risk reduction into its school curriculum. Learn how children are leading the way for a society rooted in preparedness and resilience.
The Philippines is a growing socio-economic presence in South-East Asia. It has an annual growth rate of more than 7 per cent, and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The well-being and successful growth and development of children in the Philippines are vital to the achievement of national development goals and targets. The centrality of children to the national agenda is clearly reflected in Philippine Government strategies and development policies.
• The humanitarian situation in Syria has deteriorated in October with the intensification of violence in Aleppo, Idleb, Rural Damascus, Homs and Deir ez Zor. Children continue to pay the heaviest price of the ongoing conflict, as civilian infrastructure, such as schools, hospitals and water supply stations continue to be hit and delivery of humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable populations is daily challenged by volatile conditions on the ground.
• An additional 13,919 people have benefitted from UNICEF WASH activities over the last reporting period, bringing the total to over 52,000 people with access to safe water in official shelters, schools and rural areas.
• UNICEF is supporting the MoE in applying its methodology for tracing children out-of-school in emergency zones (1,746 tracked so far) with the objective of including them into the national educational system.
By Peter Hawkins
UNICEF Representative in Iraq Peter Hawkins recently visited schools in Anbar province. As tens of thousands of families return to Anbar, UNICEF is rehabilitating 100 schools and in August launched a ‘Back to School’ campaign to reach about 70,000 girls, boys and families to encourage enrollment.
I visited Anbar earlier this year shortly after military operations had concluded. Ramadi city was a flat concrete pancake; the way of life had been destroyed. There was nobody there, not a single person, cat or dog, nothing living.
Par Pedro Yvo Alcantara
Plus d’un mois après le passage de l’ouragan Matthew en Haïti, les régions les plus touchées du pays ne sont pas encore entièrement remises. Dans la ville des Cayes, Ashleina et son amie Pauleta sont impatientes de retourner enfin en classe, même si leur école a été partiellement endommagée.
1.1 Food security situation
Overall food security classification shows that half of the population in Karamoja (50%) is food insecure, of which 12% were found to be severely food insecure. While these findings suggest a marginal increase in food insecurity at regional (Karamoja) level since June 2015, there were marked district level variations:
Significant deterioration in Kaabong, Kotido, Napak & Abim districts;
Marked improvement in Moroto & Nakapiripirit districts;
73% of targeted children (aged 5-17) (boys/girls) are enrolled in formal education (primary or secondary)
By Pedro Ivo Alcantara
More than a month after Hurricane Matthew passed over Haiti, the hardest-hit areas are still recovering. In the town of Les Cayes, Ashleina and her friend Pauleta are excited to finally get back to class, even though their school has been partially damaged.
LES CAYES, Haiti, 16 November 2016 – “I am very happy to see my friends again and to be back to my school,” says Ashleina Jacques. She is a young girl, 10 years old, with bright eyes, and she cannot contain her joy. She has been waiting for what feels like such a long time.
Les responsables de l'aide réunis à Bruxelles pour confirmer le programme d'aide doivent mettre l'accent sur les enfants
Bangui/Dakar, le 15 novembre 2016 – Alors qu'une fragile reprise se poursuit en République centrafricaine, plus de 850 000 personnes, dont la moitié sont des enfants, sont encore loin de chez elles, qu'elles soient déplacées internes ou réfugiées dans les pays voisins, a expliqué aujourd'hui l'UNICEF.
Focus on children crucial as aid officials meet in Brussels to secure aid package
Bangui/Dakar, 15 November 2016 – As the fragile recovery continues, more than 850,000 people in Central African Republic – half of them children – are still on the move, either internally displaced or refugees in neighbouring countries, UNICEF said today.
L’UNICEF accélère la prestation de services d’eau, d’assainissement, de santé, d’éducation et de protection
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti, le 4 novembre 2016 – Un mois après que l’ouragan Matthew a frappé Haïti de plein fouet, près de 600 000 enfants ont toujours besoin d’aide humanitaire et sont tenaillés par la maladie, la faim et la malnutrition, déclare aujourd’hui l’UNICEF.
By Harriet Mason
The recent launch of The State of Food Insecurity in Sierra Leone report shows just how dire the situation of food insecurity is in the country. More than half of the population – over 3.5 million people – do not have access to a sufficient amount of safe and nutritious food. In the district of Port Loko, women are coming together in Mothers’ Support Groups to help end malnutrition by sharing experiences and advice.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 4 November 2016 – One month after Hurricane Matthew pummeled Haiti, nearly 600,000 children remain in need of humanitarian assistance, stalked by disease, hunger and malnutrition, UNICEF said today.
“One month after the hurricane, life for more than half a million children in Haiti is still far from back to normal,” said Marc Vincent, UNICEF Representative in Haiti. “Too many children are still homeless, hungry, out of school and in danger. We are scaling up our response and are determined to help as many of them as possible as fast as we can.”
Since TC Pam, a total of 219,597 people have been registered in the mobile birth registration campaign led by the Civil Registry Office. This includes 67,090 children and 152,507 adults
UN Pacific Strategy Vanuatu National Consultation report is with the government for endorsement 50 stakeholders were trained on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Emergencies training to prepare for future crises and clarify roles
A, FIJI. 1 November 2016 – The Honourable Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Dr. Mahendra Reddy, today attended a launch at Nabau District School in Ra, to mark the start of the distribution of 100 photocopiers and 73 generators to 118 schools affected by Cyclone Winston.
The photocopiers and generators have arrived in Fiji and will be delivered to the target schools in the coming weeks.
These crucial supplies were procured by UNICEF with funds from the Australian Government and will be distributed by the Ministry of Education.
• After a short-lived cessation of hostilities in Syria in September, Aleppo has witnessed an unprecedented level of violence, particularly in the East of the city, where scores of civilians were killed and infrastructure, including water and health facilities, were repeatedly attacked. East Aleppo has not received UN humanitarian aid since early July.
Highlights, 6 months after
Six months after the 7.8 earthquake, the situation of children has improved although humanitarian assistance is still needed, especially for children living in informal shelters and rural areas.
UNICEF has reached out to over 80,000 children with multi-sectorial emergency response, and is also supporting the government in the recovery and reconstruction phase.
A renewed ceasefire agreement signed on 1 September has led to a decrease in the number of civilian casualties during the month. The 2 deaths and 17 injured was the lowest total recorded by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the last four months.