Par Alexandre Brecher
En recueillant trois jeunes filles déplacées à la suite de l’attaque de leur village par Boko Haram, François Sakotai ne se doutait pas que ce geste généreux serait à l’origine d’un miracle : la réunion d’une mère avec ses enfants.
DZAWANDAI, Cameroun, 25 août 2016 – Lorsqu’on lui demande son âge, François Sakotai se contente de sourire. « Je ne sais pas, répond-il, 70 ans, 80 peut-être ? Tout ce que je sais, c’est que je suis vieux. Je suis vieux et j’étais seul, jusqu’à ce qu’Élisabeth, Delphine et Waibai arrivent chez moi. »
The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.
UNICEF, in collaboration with the Playing for Change Foundation and the Ecuadorian band Cocoa Roots, provided psychosocial support to children and adolescents in Chamanga (Esmeraldas). Craig Woodson, Playing for Change facilitator, developed instruments with recycled material in a workshop with 20 children and adolescents and ten teachers, an activity in a regional initiative that seeks to promote children’s right to participate in cultural and artistic activities and to strengthen their role as agents of change.
Bogotá D.C., 25 de Agosto de 2016. UNICEF Colombia saluda especialmente a los equipos negociadores en La Habana por su arduo trabajo y perseverancia para llegar a esta etapa del proceso y se une a lo expresado el Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, “felicita a las numerosas organizaciones y a los ciudadanos y ciudadanas de Colombia que han contribuido a las conversaciones con sus propuestas y aliento”.
NEW YORK, 26 August 2016 -“ Today is another sad and dangerous day for the children in Syria, in particular those living in Aleppo.
“Every child there – everyone affected – needs an immediate pause to the fighting in Aleppo, and every second of every minute counts when it comes to protecting and saving the lives of children.
“UNICEF continues to be at the ready to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance, including medicines, vaccines and nutritional supplements.
ATHENS/GENEVA 26 August 2016 – With the sudden increase of arrivals, hundreds more refugee and migrant children are becoming stranded in Greece with critical needs such as education and protection, says UNICEF.
• Le 04 Aout 2016, le programme Education de IRC a organisé une rencontre avec les conseillers pédagogiques et les directeurs de 18 écoles ciblées pour le projet Education in Emergencies:
• Over 1,000 households were visited with hygiene and cholera prevention messages in urban Juba and UN House on 22 August.
• 15,595 children and 3,522 caregivers have been reached with lifesaving messages, including mine risk education, prevention of family separation, appropriate care for children, and cholera prevention since the start of the response.
• School attendance is high in POC3, however, physical space is likely to become a concern as additional families are relocated from Tomping.
• The province of Caylloma, in Arequipa was affected by a 5,2 magnitude earthquake on Sunday August 14th at 21:58.
• The seven most affected districts are Chivay, Achoma, Coporaque, Ichupampa, Maca, Madrigal y Yanque.
• As a result, there are 1,498 uninhabitable and 1,366 affected houses.
• Water supply collapsed in two districts. Shortage of water is also registered in the other five districts.
Across Iraq, 96,565 Syrian refugees living in 10 camps continued to benefit from routine access to water, sanitation and hygiene services, while 17,967 Syrian Refugee children in camp schools and CFS continued to benefit from access to functional latrines. 14,682 Refugees living in the community benefited from access to water, bringing the total number of off camp refugees assisted in 2016 to a total of 29,038 people.
73% of targeted children (aged 5-17) (boys/girls) are enrolled in formal education (primary or secondary)
ASUNCIÓN, 25 de agosto de 2016. El Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) inicia la implementación del proyecto “Ayuda humanitaria a familias afectadas por el fenómeno de El Niño en Asunción”, financiado por la Unión Europea.
Boko Haram violence in Lake Chad region leaves children displaced and trapped
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DAKAR, 25 August 2016 – Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa’s Lake Chad basin have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, UNICEF said in a report released today.
By Ashanti Bleich
Tekhak Panh Nhor Primary School is located on the outskirts of Phnom Penh. During break time, all the students stream out of the classrooms. Many of them get a snack, to keep them going for the rest of the day. But before eating, they go and wash their hands at the new handwashing facilities supported by UNICEF and ESC-BORDA (Environmental Sanitation Cambodia - Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association) Cambodia, with funding from the Australian Committee for UNICEF.
Yemen’s situation is negatively impacted by halt in the peace negotiation, ongoing hostilities and worsening economic situation. The escalated conflict, higher prices of fuel and basic goods, and a considerable cash shortage are deeply affecting national systems – particularly the health system. Enormous humanitarian needs in Yemen are expected to increase in the coming months.
Ciudad de México, 24 de agosto de 2016 – Yakult y UNICEF firmaron hoy un convenio para mejorar los hábitos de salud y nutrición de niños y niñas de 0 a 5 años y para difundir consejos prácticos para las familias sobre desarrollo infantil temprano, las cuales les ayuden a impulsar el aprendizaje y sano crecimiento de sus hijos.
The effects of the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp of Laayoun on 15 August combined with the return of high temperature, resulted in more of the damaged mud houses and other infrastructure to collapse. This increased the number of houses damaged and of people affected by the emergency.
Pendant les premières heures de la campagne de vaccination de masse contre la fièvre jaune à Kinshasa, les queues deviennent de plus en plus longues au centre médical Pierre Focon basé à Kimbanseke, zone sanitaire dans la banlieue Est de Kinshasa. Cette campagne de vaccination massive, la première dans son genre, vise plus de 10 millions de personnes à Kinshasa et les provinces avoisinantes de l’Angola.
Anicet, de l’incompréhension à la prévention
Ha Noi, 23 August 2016 – The government of Viet Nam has issued the National Guidelines for the Management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) among children under six years of age, making it the third country in the region to adopt such guidelines which are in line with the 2013 recommendations from the World Health Organization. The aim is to reduce child deaths by improving the quality of lifesaving nutrition services for children. Nationally, 45 percent of deaths of children under five years are related to under-nutrition.
On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia launched the revision of the joint Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). The revised HRD estimates that 9.7 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of emergency food assistance until the end of the year. This is a decrease from the 10.2 million people estimated at the beginning of the year. Similarly, the estimated number of children that require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016 decreased from 458,000 to 420,000.