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Karachi Electric and UNICEF unite against childhood preventable diseases in Pakistan

Karachi, 22 April, 2014 – Good Health and nutrition status and access to clean water and sanitation as well as education are part of fundamental rights of children. These rights makes sense not just in principle but also in practice as poor social indicators have an often significant negative impact on growth and social development. Often disparities in access to basic social services due to wealth, ethnicity, gender or location such as rural and urban location further amplify disparities in access.

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Kenya Country Office Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report March 2014 (Including UNICEF’s response to South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma)


  • As of 7 April 2014, Kakuma refugee Camp hosts 33,399 South Sudanese refugees. 65% of those are children under 18 years. UNICEF through partners on the ground continues to provide technical and material support. Funding remains the key bottleneck across all sectors;

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Syria Crisis Monthly humanitarian situation report - 18 March – 17 April 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt


• During the reporting period, UNICEF participated in four inter-agency convoys in Syria, reaching 2,800 families in Douma, in Rural Damascus; 3,500 families in Sarmada and 4,000 families in Saraqib in Idleb; as well as 3,000 families in Termalleh and 1,000 in Al Ghanto, in Homs.

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Chad participates to the African Vaccination Week to improve routine immunization

By Nadim Boughanmi

N’djamena, 23rd April 2014 - The fourth edition of the African Vaccination Week is currently underway in several participating African countries including Chad.

With a main objective to increase all stakeholders’ awareness on the importance of routine vaccination for the survival of the child, the African Vaccination Week initiative aims to increase immunization indicators, through improved advocacy, communication tools and integrated health services and activities.

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Joint statement by heads of UN humanitarian agencies on Syria

One year after issuing an urgent appeal on behalf of millions of people caught in the chaos and violence of Syria’s civil war, leaders of UN agencies renew their call for action.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Routine immunization aims to save children's lives in Central African Republic

By Madeleine Logan

As the crisis in the Central African Republic continues to threaten the most vulnerable, UNICEF is working to protect children from deadly and preventable diseases through improved routine immunization programmes.

BANGUI, Central African Republic, 21 April 2014 - Since a group of armed men burnt down Claudia’s house, she and her baby Melanie have been living in a leaky tent in one of Bangui’s largest displacement camps. Claudia can’t protect her daughter from homelessness, and she can’t protect her from rain and cold.

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Children return to school in the North

More than 80 per cent of pupils have returned to school, but the insufficient numbers of teachers remains a major challenge. Many schools also need to be repaired or reconstructed.

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L’immunisation des enfants dans le Triangle de la Mort

Pour la Semaine Africaine de la Vaccination, le Dr. Lebo partage son expérience de la vaccination au Katanga.

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Children of Kachin need protection and have a right to peace, says UNICEF

Landmines silent but deadly threat

YANGON, Myanmar, 22 April 2014 - Recent fighting between the Myanmar National Army and the Kachin Independence Army in the vicinity of Man Win Gyi and Momauk areas (Southern Kachin State) has forced thousands of people, including an estimated 1,000 children, to leave their temporary homes. For many of them, it is the second or third time that they have been forced to take to the road in the past year. Although reports state that the fighting has slowed in the past few days, the situation remains tense.

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L’UNICEF et le Fonds mondial coordonnent leurs actions pour aller au-devant des mères, des nouveau-nés et des enfants

GENÈVE/NEW YORK– L’UNICEF et le Fonds mondial ont consolidé aujourd’hui un partenariat qui les unissait de longue date par la signature d’un nouvel accord visant à mieux coordonner les efforts visant à alléger le poids du VIH, de la tuberculose et du paludisme et à améliorer la santé des mères, des nouveau-nés et des enfants

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UNICEF y el Fondo Mundial coordinan esfuerzos para atender a las madres, los recién nacidos y los niños

GINEBRA/NUEVA YORK – UNICEF y el Fondo Mundial reforzaron hoy su asociación de larga data mediante un nuevo acuerdo para coordinar mejor las iniciativas destinadas a reducir la carga de VIH, tuberculosis y malaria y mejorar la salud de las madres, los recién nacidos y los niños.

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Nutrition Cluster partners support community-based management of acute malnutrition training for the Province of Aklan (22 April 2014)

A three-day Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) training conducted by the Provincial Health Office, Aklan in partnership with the Nutrition Cluster partners such as UNICEF, Save the Children and the World Food Program on April 21-23, 2014 at Sampaguita Garden Resort, New Washington, Aklan.

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UNICEF: Desperate water shortages facing children in Bentiu, South Sudan

Last week’s fighting doubles population sheltering at UN base

JUBA, South Sudan, 22 April 2014 – Tens of thousands of people who fled targeted ethnic violence in Bentiu last week are receiving just one litre of safe drinking water per day in the desperately overcrowded UN base, UNICEF said today.

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UNICEF and Global Fund Coordinate Efforts to Reach Mothers, Newborns and Children

22 April 2014

GENEVA/NEW YORK – UNICEF and the Global Fund today reinforced their long-standing partnership through a new agreement to better coordinate efforts aimed at reducing the burden of HIV, tuberculosis and malaria and improving the health of mothers, newborns, and children.

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« Nous essayons de faire disparaître la violence » : le défi de l’enseignement en plein conflit

Nguinissara Rita est institutrice de primaire sur un site pour personnes déplacées à Bangui. Environ 2,3 millions d’enfants sont affectés par la crise actuelle en République centrafricaine.

Par Suzanne Beukes

En République centrafricaine, où un système d’éducation déjà précaire a été encore fragilisé par un conflit prolongé, une enseignante montre son engagement envers ses élèves – et son pays.

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La RDC et ses partenaires de la santé célèbrent la Semaine Africaine de la Vaccination, édition 2014

La vaccination est une responsabilité partagée

Kinshasa, le 22 avril 2014. La République Démocratique du Congo célèbre du 21 au 27 avril 2014 la 4ème édition de la Semaine Africaine de la Vaccination, autour du thème: « La vaccination est une responsabilité partagée ». Cette campagne de sensibilisation sur un paquet d’interventions intégrées pour le bien-être de l’enfant cible plus de 3,5 million enfants âgés de 0 à 11 mois, 3,5 millions de femmes enceintes et la population générale.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #18, 21 April 2014

Key Points

  • The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases stands at 27; Ebola-related deaths stands at 13; and confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.

  • The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW) is in the midst of “cleaning” existing Ebola case data, including exclusion of cases that tested negative for the virus. The Ebola statistics are likely to change accordingly in the coming days.

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UNICEF Statement on released national staff in Karachi

KARACHI, 22 April 2014 - UNICEF is pleased to confirm that two of its national staff who were abducted on Thursday evening in Karachi are now safe and well.

The two staff went missing on the evening of Thursday 17 April. When no contact with the staff members was possible, local police were alerted.

The police led the investigation, in close contact with UNICEF and the staff members’ families.

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UNICEF Chad Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report, March 2014


· More than 91,000 people have taken refuge in Chad following the escalating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) (OCHA, March 28- 2014).

· Urgent needs of returnees from CAR remain: shelter, food, health, protection and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

· The nutrition situation in some returnees’ sites is alarming. Prevalence of acute malnutrition exceeds the emergency threshold of 15% in the sites of Doba and Doyaba.