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02 Dec 2016 description
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Se precisan medidas urgentes para mejorar la prevención del VIH y el tratamiento entre los jóvenes

NUEVA YORK/JOHANNESBURGO, 1 de diciembre de 2016 - Un nuevo informe publicado hoy por UNICEF indica que, según las proyecciones, las nuevas infecciones por el VIH entre los adolescentes podrían aumentar anualmente desde 250.000 en 2015 a casi 400.000 en 2030, si se estancan los progresos para llegar a este grupo de edad.

02 Dec 2016 description
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Goma, Nord Kivu – L’ambiance est quelque peu inhabituelle, ce matin du 18 octobre 2016, au centre de santé de Murara, situé au nord-ouest de la ville de Goma, chef-lieu de la province du Nord Kivu. Des hommes mariés sont venus, nombreux, accompagner leurs épouses à la consultation prénatale (CPN). Pour certains, comme John Kalume (28 ans), c’est la toute première expérience.

02 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights

  • A National Immunization Days (NID) campaign against polio commenced on 15 November, targeting 3,351,954 children under the age of five. The campaign has been completed in Warrap, Central Equatoria, Lakes and Northern Bahr el Ghazal, with implementation ongoing in remaining states.

01 Dec 2016 description
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Kyiv, 1 December 2016: A total of 12 pyrotechnical vehicles were officially handed over to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (SES) today at the Fire and Rescue Station #25 in Kyiv. The vehicles were procured by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with the financial support of the Government of Japan.

The vehicles are designated for humanitarian demining teams and will be used to transport the teams to and within areas contaminated by landmines, unexploded ordnance (UXO) and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in conflict-affected areas of Eastern Ukraine.

01 Dec 2016 description
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31 October 2016

Highlights

• As of end of October 2016, there are 123,293 people displaced by the Nigerian crisis in Chad’s Lac region. Three additional sites were discovered this month.

• A Hepatitis E outbreak has been reported in the Salamat Region. A total of 128 cases, including 20 positive cases (16% positivity rate) and 2 deaths (1.6% case-fatality) were registered in Amtiman, the main city of Salamat Region.

01 Dec 2016 description
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Latest Humanitarian Developments

• As of 29 November, 12,318 families (73,908 individuals around half of them children under 18), are displaced as a result of Mosul operations.

• Since the start of operations on 17 October, UNICEF has reached 118,082 affected people (including 61,403 children) with life-saving response items through the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM).1

01 Dec 2016 description
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Beirut, 1 December 2016 – Under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and supported by UNICEF, the Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) and the Faculty of Pedagogy at the Lebanese University organised an academic symposium to initiate discussion on Lebanese schools inclusiveness while promoting inclusive education for children with special needs.

01 Dec 2016 description
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Il faut agir de manière urgente pour améliorer la prévention et le traitement de l’infection chez les jeunes

NEW YORK/JOHANNESBURG, 1er décembre 2016 – Le nombre des nouvelles infections par le VIH chez les adolescents devrait passer de 250 000 en 2015 à environ 400 000 par an d’ici à 2030 si les progrès pour atteindre ce groupe d’âge faiblissent, d’après un nouveau rapport publié aujourd’hui par l’UNICEF.

01 Dec 2016 description
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Foreword

For almost three decades, the fight against HIV/AIDS was at the top of the world’s health agenda – an urgent priority that commanded commitment and compelled action.

That sense of urgency helped drive a global movement to end AIDS – from grassroots to governments to global organizations and partnerships. Targeted investment in innovation to reach and treat those at greatest risk have produced significant results, averting millions of new infections and giving new hope to families living with HIV around the world.

30 Nov 2016 description
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BAGHDAD, Iraq, 30 November, 2016 – Almost half of all the children in Mosul and their families have reportedly been cut off from access to clean water after a major water pipeline was destroyed amid the ongoing conflict.

The break in the pipeline -- one of three major water conduits serving civilians in eastern Mosul -- is located in parts of the city still held by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), making it impossible to repair quickly.

30 Nov 2016 description

New US$ four million Japanese grant to procure Inactivated Polio Vaccine

Islamabad - 29 November 2016: The Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) signed today an agreement of Japanese Yen 404 million (US$ 4 million) grant for “the Project for the Control and Eradication of Poliomyelitis”.

29 Nov 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Violent protests broke out over the postponement of presidential polls between demonstrators and police forces on 19 & 20 September in Kinshasa. Opposition groups claimed that more than 50 people were killed, while the Government said 17 people died.

  • At least 680 civilians were killed in the 120 attacks in Beni territory since October 2014. Victims and witnesses described brutal attacks in which assailants methodically kill people with guns, axes and machetes. The actual number of victims could be much higher.

29 Nov 2016 description

Abuja – Over a hundred thousand families in conflict-hit northeast Nigeria have been reached so-far with food and nutrition support in a US$20 million (£16.1m) multi-year joint project funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

29 Nov 2016 description

SOS Children’s Villages is joining 77 other organisation in urging the European Commission and EU member states to step up protections of migrant and refugee children.

In a joint statement to be released at the European Forum on the Rights of the Child, which begins Tuesday in Brussels, SOS Children’s Villages and its partners are calling for seven action points to protect children in migration: