Une fille nigériane, séparée de sa famille quand elle s’est enfuie à la suite d’une attaque contre son village, trouve sécurité et soutien dans un camp de réfugiés du Cameroun et espère toujours retrouver ses frères et ses sœurs.
MINAWAO, Cameroun, 28 septembre 2015 – Tina*, 11 ans, joue avec une autre fille dans le camp de réfugiés de Minawao, dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun. Elle traite cette fille comme une sœur. Pendant quelques minutes, Tina peut alors oublier qu’elle a fui les violences au Nigéria sans ses propres frères et sœurs.
By Dr. Cecilia Scharp / 2 October 2015
In 2012, the UN made the announcement that the Millennium Development Goal target on water had been met and over two billion more people now had access to water from ‘improved’ sources. Many people thought: “Wonderful! The images of children and women carrying heavy water buckets on their heads for miles are now going to be a thing of the past! It’s time to celebrate!”
Not so fast…
I recently spent two weeks travelling in Grand Gedeh and Sinoe Counties, in the deepest reaches of Liberia’s south-east. It was an amazingly beautiful drive from the capital Monrovia, which took me through some of West Africa’s densest forests, through small villages, and along the dusty roads that connect Liberia’s interior counties. But I had no time to look around.
Somalia becomes 196th State Party to the Convention
NEW YORK – “Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child is a significant and very welcome step toward realizing the rights of the country’s 6.5 million children.
“The children of Somalia face enormous challenges. Somalia today has one of the highest under-five mortality rates in the world, alarming malnutrition rates, and very high levels of violence affecting children.
posté le OCTOBRE 2, 2015 par RUTH
Le mariage des enfants est une question complexe dans nos différentes sociétés avec des effets dévastateurs à long terme, sur la vie et l’avenir des filles. Il constitue des menaces dans plusieurs domaines dont la santé physique, psychologique, sexuelle et reproductive.
Contrairement aux autres villes de la République Démocratique du Congo qui ont célébré la Journée de l’Enfant Africain le 16 juin, la Province de l’Equateur l’a commémorée le 20 juin 2015 à Mbandaka, 4 jours après la date fixée.
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GENEVA/SANA’A, Yemen, 2 October 2015 – Six months of unremitting violence in Yemen have left at least 505 children dead, 702 injured and more than 1.7 million at risk of malnutrition, UNICEF said today.
Across the country, nearly 10 million children – 80 per cent of the country’s under-18 population – need urgent humanitarian assistance. More than 1.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes.
By Sven G. Simonsen
A community protection centre in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine, is a hub of support for displaced families. Dedicated volunteers like Jana keep the spokes moving.
KHARKIV, Ukraine, 24 September 2015 – “I always bring some food,” laughs Jana, as she places apple pie in front of us. “I have many children, so it seems to me that everybody is always hungry, and I must feed them.”
It is a nerve-wracking set up: in a hotel conference room in Kyiv, Ukraine, a doctor sits in front of a TV camera while he is grilled with questions and accusations about polio and the vaccine to fight it. To make matters worse, he is surrounded by an audience of his peers who listen keenly to every word.
Dr Oleg Tokarchuk was one of 22 health officials from across Ukraine who attended a training on how to communicate clearly about polio and the polio vaccine.
By Indrias Kassaye
Drivers of motorbike taxis, a favourite mode of public transport in Sierra Leone, join the cause in stamping out Ebola transmission.
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 1 October 2015 – In Sierra Leone, one of the easiest and cheapest ways of getting from place to place is by hopping on the back of one of the Okada motorcycle taxis that ply the streets of towns and villages and the narrow rural tracks far from the paved roads.
NEW YORK/BRUSSELS, 1 October 2015 – More than 2 million children whose lives have been torn apart by the conflict in Syria will have better access to education in safe environments through an agreement signed today by the European Union (EU) and UNICEF.
The grants worth €62 million ($69 million) will scale up UNICEF and the EU’s joint response in providing boys and girls with access to education in protective and empowering environments in Syria, Lebanon and Turkey.
“Good health helped to revive my hope. I would like to tell other young people that living with HIV is not the end of life. The most important thing is to ensure to take your medication and treat infections as early as they emerge.”
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.
§ The Government of Tanzania has identified two new sites (Nduta and Mtendeli) to relocate an estimated 50,000 Burundian refugees (35,000 in Nduta and an initial 15,000 in Mtendeli). The relocation is due to start on October 7th, 2015.
HARGEISA, Somaliland, 1 October 2015 - Schoolchildren in Somaliland are among thousands of pupils from around the world who have been taking part in the World’s Largest Lesson learning about the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Myanmar, 30 September: The increasing risk of child sex and orphanage tourism in Myanmar requires a united response from the Tourism sector, warns UNICEF and AccorHotels.
Yangon, Myanmar, 29 September – The United Nations today welcomed Myanmar’s signature of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict. The protocol aims at strengthening the protection of children from recruitment into armed forces by, among other provisions, making 18 the minimum age for compulsory recruitment into the armed forces.
By UNICEF Connect
Violence. Loss. Displacement. 5 years into the Syrian crisis, the lives of millions of children and families have been devastated by the brutal conflict. Thousands have lost their lives and countless more have been injured. Millions have been forced to flee their homes in a country now left in ruins and over 422,000 people are currently living under siege. More than 7.6 million Syrian children are in need of help.
BELGRADE, Serbia/GENEVA, 30 September 2015 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom has completed his two-day visit to Serbia to meet refugee and migrant children moving into Europe in the hope of finding a place of safety. Most, with their families, are fleeing war and hardship in their home countries.
After visiting the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Tuesday, Mr. Bloom crossed the border to the Republic of Serbia and met with some of the most vulnerable children on the move.