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02 Jul 2015 description

URGENT ACTION NEEDED TO TACKLE CHILD LABOUR CAUSED BY SYRIAN CRISIS: SAVE THE CHILDREN AND UNICEF

AMMAN, 2 July 2015 - The conflict and humanitarian crisis in Syria are pushing an ever increasing number of children into exploitation in the labour market, and much more needs to be done to reverse the trend, according to a new report released by Save the Children and UNICEF.

01 Jul 2015 description

Map from the JMP 2015 report showing which countries have met or not met the water and sanitation MDG targets

01 Jul 2015 description

Se ha publicado el informe final de los ODM sobre agua y saneamiento

NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA, 30 de junio de 2015. Los escasos avances en materia de saneamiento amenazan con perjudicar la supervivencia infantil y los beneficios que aportan a la salud las ganancias derivadas del suministro de agua potable, según advierten la OMS y UNICEF en un informe que realiza un seguimiento del suministro de agua potable y saneamiento en contraste con los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio.

01 Jul 2015 description

Le rapport final sur les progrès dans la réalisation des OMD portant sur l’eau et l’assainissement a été publié

NEW YORK/GENÈVE, 30 juin 2015 –L’absence de progrès en matière d’assainissement menace de compromettre les gains qu’un meilleur accès à l’eau potable a permis d’obtenir pour la survie et la santé de l’enfant, avertissent l’OMS et l’UNICEF dans un rapport analysant l’accès à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement comparé aux Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD).

30 Jun 2015 description
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progress report on water and sanitation released*

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 June 2015 – Lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn WHO and UNICEF in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation against the Millennium Development Goals.

30 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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Sana’a, 30 June 2015 – The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s health system, and exposing millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases, says UNICEF. “Children are not being vaccinated – either because health centres do not have electricity or the fuel they need to keep vaccines cold and distribute them, or because parents are too frightened by the fighting to take their children to receive vaccinations,” said Dr Peter Salama, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

30 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In Syria, between 17 May and 28 May 2015, more than 305,600 children wrote the grade 9 national exam, across 2,310 schools or centers countrywide.

• In Jordan, through UNICEF partners the Makani-My Space integrated approach, offering alternative education, psychosocial support services and life skills training has been implemented in 145 locations nationwide targeting vulnerable children and youth.

30 Jun 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Selon les résultats d’une cartographie, réalisé du 16 au 24 août 2014, plus de 140 000 enfants etaient indirectement affectés par la Maladie à Virus Ebola. Cette étude a aussi révélé que ces enfants etaient exposés ou touchés par des situations de traumatisme psychosocial, de séparation familiale, de stigmatisation et de rejet, d’exploitation, de négligence, de déscolarisation et de pauvreté exacerbée.

29 Jun 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 5,381 children have been issued with a new birth certificate

  • 70 service providers from churches in Port Vila participated in two Child Protection in Emergency trainings

  • 141 children and youths participated in psychological support sessions on Pentecost

  • An additional 1,426 children aged between 6 and 59 months have received micronutrient powder in Malempa, Shefa and Tafea Provinces, bringing the total to 1,767

  • Two WASH ‘lessons learned’ workshops completed