The situation in East Jerusalem remains tense. Child protection concerns continue as a result. During the fourth quarter, 220 arrests of children in East Jerusalem were documented by Wadi Hilweh Centre. UNICEF reached 195 children in conflict with the law (88.6 per cent of those identified) with legal support through the Wadi Hilweh Centre. Protection of civilians continues to be a main humanitarian concern.
According to UNOCHA, from 13-26 December, Israeli forces injured 72 Palestinians, including at least eight children.
UNICEF Pacific Representative, Mr. Sheldon Yett, presented his credentials to the Prime Minister of Vanuatu, Hon. Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas
To date 73 per cent of children under five have been registered, while 86 per cent of children under 18 years have their birth recorded in the national birth registration system
Pidie Jaya, Aceh: The crack starts near the door and cuts to the back wall through dusty tiles, a distance of some six or seven metres.
Considering the wreckage just a stone’s throw away – where homes lie in ruins, schools in piles of debris – the crack, which teachers at MIN Pangwa Islamic elementary school describe as the worst of the earthquake damage, might seem almost trivial.
But to Rajwa, 10, a fifth grade student, it is a kind of trigger -- a frightening reminder of an event that killed two of his classmates and forced his family from their home for weeks.
Par UNICEF Haiti
By UNICEF Haiti
When Hurricane Matthew passed over Haiti in early October 2016, it flattened entire neighbourhoods and destroyed the livelihoods of large portions of the population. UNICEF is working with the Government to address the lasting impacts on children, including protracted food insecurity, persistent risk of disease, and disruptions to the infrastructures of water and sanitation, education and health.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, le 4 janvier 2017 – Près de trois mois après le passage de l'ouragan de catégorie 4 , l’UNICEF et ses partenaires continuent d’apporter une aide aux personnes affectées.
2017 Requirements: US$1,041,550,413
UNICEF teams were among the first to arrive in affected areas after hurricane Matthew.
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, 4 January 2017 – Almost three months after hurricane Matthew, UNICEF and its partners continue to deliver humanitarian aid to those most affected by the category 4 storm.
2017 Requirements: US$354,638,896
2017 Requirements: US$24,546,000
EAST JERUSALEM, 23 December 2016 - Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, has completed a four-day visit to the State of Palestine, where he witnessed firsthand the challenges which children face; results achieved for and with them through UNICEF-supported programmes and partnerships; and the hopes and dreams children have.
“The State of Palestine has achieved great strides in some fields, such as immunization or education. However some challenges remain, making UNICEF’s mandate more important than ever,” Cappelaere said.
**NOVEMBER HIGHLIGHTS: **
Textbooks were provide for all Syrian Refugee schools in all location with partners support
Provision of winter uniform cloths to the students, started in Qaladze and Ranyia.
Rehabilitation of the main road for Qamishlo School/ Domiz camp was completed in Novermber
Further aftershocks in Atacames last week (5.3): the government has extended the state of exception to mid-January 2017.
Local authorities are increasing their presence and involvement in the emergency response as the reconstruction phase evolves.
IOM reported a decrease in the number of IDPs living in informal shelters: with 42 informal shelters closed during the reporting period.
The crisis in Syria is well into its sixth year, and Lebanon continues to host over one million Syrian refugees. As of August 31, 2016, US$ 980 million had been injected into the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2016 (LCRP) designed by the Government of Lebanon and partners, slowing a further slide into poverty for most refugees.
During the month of November, there was a sharp increase in fighting in eastern Ukraine, registering over 2,000 incidents daily.
More than 4,500 children were unable to go to school for several days due to an attack which damaged a main pipeline that supplies drinking water and centralised heating for more than 80,000 people on both sides of the ‘contact line’ in Donetsk oblast.
UNICEF repaired and rehabilitated over 17 km of pipelines to ensure uninterrupted access to safe drinking water in Donetsk oblast.
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.