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25 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

An estimated 1.3 million people - including 439,000 children – are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance in Libya. To respond to these urgent needs, UNICEF continues to deliver humanitarian assistance in Libya in partnership with line ministries, municipalities and non-governmental organizations, and to implement emergency interventions in the Education, Child Protection, WASH and Health sectors. UNICEF is also scaling up its interventions to reach out to the most vulnerable children, which includes children on the move.

Highlights

25 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
  • En Ibagué y en Chaparral con el apoyo de la Fundación IMIX, se desarrolla programa de comunicación, movilización y participación social para prevención de enfermedades transmitidas por vectores (ETV), entre ellas Dengue, Chikungunya y Zika.

  • La campaña de sensibilización en Ibagué contará con la participación de la Embajadora de Buena Voluntad de UNICEF Colombia, Natalia Jerez, quien hace una especial invitación a las familias, niñas y niños para que se unan y aprendan jugando.

25 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

by GWENN DUBOURTHOUMIEU

Since violence erupted in the Greater Kasaï in June 2016, hundreds of thousands of families have lost their homes and incomes. A health and nutrition crisis in Kasaï threatens children who were already vulnerable before the conflict began. With the support of UNICEF, Dr. Moïse is fighting to help children survive.

First the violence, and now hunger

25 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

par GWENN DUBOURTHOUMIEU

Depuis l’éruption de la violence au Grand Kasaï en juin 2016, des centaines de milliers de familles ont perdu leur maison et leur revenu. Une crise nutritionnelle et sanitaire menace les enfants, déjà vulnérables avant le début de la crise. Avec le soutien de l’UNICEF, Dr. Moïse se bat pour aider les enfants à survivre.

D’abord la violence, et maintenant la faim

25 May 2017 description

FREETOWN, 25 May 2017 – The National Malaria Control Programme of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation have pre-positioned around 4.3 million treated mosquito bed nets ahead of the planned nationwide mass distribution campaign on 1-10 June, 2017.

24 May 2017 description

The vision of the Ukraine Education Cluster is to ensure that all children and young people affected by conflict have equitable access to relevant, quality education in a safe and protective environment.

24 May 2017 description

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Tajudeen Oyewale

Going to the epicenter of an Ebola outbreak is not easy – you need to mentally prepare. In fact, when I informed my colleagues in Kinshasa that I was going to the epicenter of the outbreak, I could see the apprehension on their faces. Fortunately, we have a clear office protocol in place, and we make sure that staff who go to an active zone have an individual protective kit, no matter how far or close they are to the outbreak area.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Somali region is disproportionately affected by the current acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak, accounting for about 91 per cent of the cases reported in Ethiopia since the beginning of the year.

  • UNICEF support has enabled 794,150 people to access safe water. This includes 149,150 people in Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and Tigray regions, reached during the reporting period, through construction of new water supply schemes, rehabilitation of non-functional water systems and expansion works.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

COMMUNIQUE – La crise du Grand Kasaï en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) a gravement empiété sur les programmes de santé au cours des derniers mois, mettant à risque de malnutrition sévère aiguë dans le Grand Kasaï, presque 400 000 enfants, a déclaré l’UNICEF.

Des infrastructures non opérationnelles au Kasaï central

24 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

PRESS RELEASE – The crisis in Greater Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has severely disrupted life-saving interventions for children in recent months, putting an estimated 400,000 children at risks of severe acute malnutrition in the Greater Kasai, said UNICEF.

Non-operational infrastructure in Kasai Central

24 May 2017 description

Key Achievements for Jan-Mar 2017 – Luhanska Oblast:

• 32,705 children were reached by 8 education cluster partners in at least 552 education facilities of Donetska oblast (both in GCA and NGCA);

• More than 15,000 children were reached in Luhanska NGCA;

• None of education staff were reached with capacity building and no education kits were distributed in Luhanska Oblast.