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No hay tiempo que perder: Datos recientes de UNICEF demuestran la necesidad de tomar medidas urgentes contra la mutilación genital femenina y el matrimonio infantil

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LONDRES/NUEVA YORK, 22 de julio de 2014 – El Gobierno del Reino Unido y UNICEF acogen hoy la primera Reunión Cumbre sobre las Niñas, con el objetivo de cosechar el apoyo que permita eliminar más rápidamente la mutilación genital femenina y el matrimonio infantil, dos prácticas que afectan a millones de niñas en todo el mundo.

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UNICEF preocupado por las excepciones al trabajo infantil

Nuevo Código de Niñez y Adolescencia de Bolivia

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 23 de julio de 2014 - UNICEF encuentra positivo, a pesar de las excepciones existentes en el nuevo Código de Niñez y Adolescencia de Bolivia, que dicha Ley se refiera, entre otros temas, a la eliminación de las determinantes de las actividades laborales, mantenga los 14 años como la edad mínima para trabajar y prohíba explícitamente las 21 peores formas de trabajo y explotación infantil.

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Chad + 2 others
Polio-free Chad: UNICEF quarterly newsletter on the polio eradication initiative in Chad, July 2014

Thanks to the continued engagement of the Chadian government, backed by committed donor support and through close collaboration with UN operating agencies UNICEF and WHO, the country has now achieved a polio-free status for two consecutive years.

The last cases of Wild Poliovirus (WPV) and circulating Vaccine-Derived Poliovirus (cVDPV) were notified in June 2012 and May 2013 respectively, marking vital milestones towards eradicating polio in the country, which as recently as 2011 had reached an all-time high of 132 new cases.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease: Weekly update of 21st July 2014

Summary

  • The cumulative number of Laboratory confirmed cases are 409 whiles confirmed death is 139 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 34.0%.

  • Twenty-eight (28) patients are currently admitted at the Kailahun Isolation Units with no report received from Kenema Isolation Unit. Cumulative discharges are 98

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Nigeria CO Humanitarian Situation Report June 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners have admitted 98,620 severely acutely malnourished children for treatment into 150 sites in conflict affected areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa from January to May 2014.

  • Master trainers (39) from 11 local government areas in Borno state including four from Chibok were trained by UNICEF in basic psychosocial skills to in efforts to scale up and reinforce access to psychosocial support services for children affected by conflict.

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Polio transmission still not yet over in Somalia

Galkayo, Somalia, 22 July 2014 – Despite an ongoing intensive vaccination campaign, four new cases of polio have been confirmed in Somalia this year bringing the total number of those affected since the outbreak began in May 2013 to 198 – most of them children. UNICEF and WHO have warned that unless all children are vaccinated, the number of those affected will continue to rise.

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Pas de temps à perdre : les dernières données de l’UNICEF appellent à une action urgente contre les mutilations génitales féminines et le mariage précoce

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LONDRES/NEW YORK, 22 juillet 2014 - Le Gouvernement britannique et l’UNICEF organisent aujourd’hui le premier Sommet international de la Fille pour mobiliser les soutiens nécessaires à l’accélération de la lutte contre les mutilations génitales féminines/l’excision (MGF/E) et le mariage précoce, deux fléaux qui affectent des millions de filles à travers le monde.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Education

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

UNICEF has supported the MOE to hold examinations for 6574 children in the camps. This is a major success for the education sector who has been advocating for the children who studied the Syrian curriculum to be certified.

Construction continued of 8 schools, 5 in the non-camp settings and 3 in the camp s . One 12 classroom school completed in Erbil was handed over to the Ministry of Education which appointed a head teacher. UNICEF continues to advocate with MOE to recruit teachers in order to open in September.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: WASH

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

Water consumption in the summer months in dramatically increasing as a result of both personal domestic use, and as a result of installation and use of air coolers. Meeting these increased needs, while considering the available resources is a tricky balance. Water conservation measures continue in camps through social mobilization activities, repairing faulty connections, reducing illegal connections and ensuring more equitable distribution.

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Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony first to feature a Commonwealth-wide fundraiser for children

Joint release from the Commonwealth Games Federation, Glasgow 2014 and UNICEF

LONDON, 22 July 2014 – International singing superstar Nicole Scherzinger and cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy are two of the star-studded names who will appear in a global fundraising first at the Glasgow 2014 Opening Ceremony on 23 July to help UNICEF save and change the lives of millions of children across the Commonwealth.

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Polio Outbreak in the Middle East: War in Syria Opens the Door to an Old Enemy

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The first phase of the biggest polio vaccination campaign ever in the Middle East has been completed, reaching 25 million children in seven countries. But repeated vaccination rounds are necessary to end the spread of polio.

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No time to lose: New UNICEF data show need for urgent action on female genital mutilation and child marriage

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LONDON/NEW YORK, 22 July 2014 – The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.

UNICEF data released today show that while prevalence has decreased slightly over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically, simply to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.

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Barclays and UNICEF Help Adolescents Brighten Their Futures

By: Fatima Shahryar

LAHORE, PAKISTAN, June 2014 – “My mother and older sister used to make and sell beaded embroideries, says Saba Asghar (18), a resident of Madina Colony, Lahore. “Sister got married and embroideries fell out of fashion. My family faced a financial crunch. I was eager to contribute to our household income. For that, I got myself enrolled in the dress-making class at the vocational training centre. It not only enabled me to earn but also gave me hope for a better future.”

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Pakistan: Education Bulletin #47

Highlights

  • In the wake of new displacement from North Waziristan Agency, The Education Cluster plans to reach 82,000 (40%) displaced children (age group 3-18 years) with education services.

  • The Education Cluster meeting held on 17th July 2014, and chaired by Education Minister, Secretary and Additional Secretary, Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, endorsed the Education Cluster Plan for the NWA displaced children.

  • Resource mobilization efforts show encouraging signs to muster support for the Education Cluster Plan.

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Three humanitarian workers released in North Darfur

EL FASHER, 19 July 2014 – Three Sudanese humanitarian workers abducted in Kutum, North Darfur, on 18 June 2014, were freed today in the same locality after 32 days in captivity.

Mustafa Abdalla Adarge, working with UNICEF, and Mohamed Abu Elgassem and Ahmed Elsayed, working with the international NGO Goal, were immediately taken to the Mission’s hospital in Kutum, for medical checks. They appear to be unharmed and in good condition.

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Lebanon + 1 other
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Water and Sanitation

Highlights

Significant progress has been made by the WASH sector with respect to water scarcity.

Mapping the high-risk locations for water scarcity in each of the 5 field areas has been completed. The maps indicate specific locations where the supply of water is not expected to meet the anticipated demand of the affected population. They are one of the tools that the WASH sector is using to target its activities to minimize the impact of water scarcity up until winter rains replenish water sources.