By Jean Gough
GWOZA, Nigeria, 23 September 2016 – Ajija is as frail as you possibly can be when alive. The four-year-old should be actively playing with friends but she can barely stand. When she is checked by a health worker, she is unsurprisingly registered as severely malnourished.
“I feel helpless as I can’t do anything, during the past two years life has been hard, there is little food and many illnesses,” her mother Halima says desperately to me.
TUNIS, 23 September 2016 - “According to reports, at least nine civilians including women and children were killed and 20 others were wounded in Sokna, an oasis town in central Libya, on Tuesday.
“The attack hit a public park where children and families were enjoying themselves. This attack shows that even the simple act of playing has become dangerous for the children of Libya.
“UNICEF calls on all parties to the conflict in Libya to protect children from all forms of violence and keep them out of harm’s way.
DAMASCUS, 23 September 2016 – “Nearly two million people in Aleppo are once again with no running water, through the public network.
“Intense attacks last night have damaged the Bab al-Nayrab water pumping station which supplies water to some 250,000 people in the eastern parts of Aleppo. Violence is preventing repair teams from reaching the station. In retaliation, the Suleiman al Halabi pumping station, also located in the east, was switched off - cutting water to 1.5 million people in the western parts of the city.
• 7,500 women and children will benefit from 15 boreholes drilled out of the planned 20 boreholes in Bidibidi settlement, Yumbe district.
• 3,465 caregivers of vulnerable children aged 0-23 months are accessing infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the refugee hosting districts.
• 20,296 and 40,192 children have been immunized against polio and measles respectively.
The Back to School campaign in Anbar, Baghdad and Babylon is aiming to enroll 100,000 displaced and returning children into schools. Almost 200 prefab classrooms are procured and installed and are awaiting distribution to Falluja, HTC, AAF, Ramadi, Bzibiez and Khaldiya providing learning spaces for around 20,000 children. Additionally 10 schools are currently rehabilitated in Falluja.
• Hostilities escalated dramatically across the country after the suspension of the UN-backed peace talks in Kuwait, claiming civilian lives and leaving heavily damaged civilian infrastructure. Airstrikes resumed in the north of the country and in the capital Sana’a, and ground fighting continued in Taiz, Marib, Al Jawf and Sana’a. Humanitarian access and operations were seriously affected.
As of 17 August, there were 3,344,154 internally displaced persons (557,359 families) across 105 districts and 3,823 locations in Iraq, and 852,390 returnees (142,065 families). At least 47 per cent of these are children under 18.
In August, the RRM Consortium co-led by UNICEF and WFP distributed 28,130 RRM kits as immediate response benefiting 136,236 vulnerable people newlydisplaced by conflict.
by MEHDI MEDDEB
In Western Kasaï, which was divided into three new provinces, the program “CAO 4&5” includes the distribution of kits -family kits, birthing kits and kits for children-. This program, reaching nearly 20% of the local health authorities areas, is part of the Acceleration Framework on the Millennium Development Goals 4&5. In the health areas, the early results have been very positive and health indicators have started to improve. Report from Kabuela in Lomami Province and Miabi in Western Kasaï.
par MEHDI MEDDEB
Dans le Kasaï Oriental, aujourd’hui démembré en trois nouvelles provinces, le programme « CAO 4&5 » prévoit la distribution de kits _familiaux, d’accouchement et pour enfants. Ce programme, touchant 20% de toutes les zones de santé, s’inscrit dans le Cadre d’Accélération des Objectifs 4 et 5 du Millénaire pour le Développement. Dans les zones de santé, les premiers résultats positifs ne se sont pas fait attendre : les indicateurs progressent. Reportage à Kabuela dans le Lomami, et Miabi dans le Kasaï Oriental.
The 2015/ 2016 global El Niño event was officially declared in March 2015, peaked in December 2015 and came to an end in May 2016. It resulted in unseasonably low precipitation levels and increases in temperature by as much as 3 degrees Celsius on average. These weather abnormalities have resulted in what has been characterized as “the worst drought in 50 years” for Southeast Asia.
DUSHANBE, 21 September 2016 – Today, the Embassy of the Russian Federation and UNICEF in Tajikistan signed a partnership agreement in the presence of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan. The ceremony took place at the UN Information Resource Centre located in the Russian-Tajik Slavonic University.
In northeast Nigeria close to 1.9 million are displaced due to insurgency. The majority are IDPs, of which over 1.4 million are in Borno State. Children constitute 54 per cent of the displaced population, and nearly half are under five years of age.
In 2016, over 398,000 children are estimated to be suffering from severe acute malnutrition in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states.
Khartoum, 22 September 2016- The United Nations welcomes the release yesterday by the Government of Sudan of twenty one children allegedly associated with armed groups. These children, who have been in the custody of the government security forces, were captured during fighting between the Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement in Darfur, in 2015.
El presente informe es parte de la Iniciativa Global por los Niños Fuera de la Escuela, coordinada por el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) y el Instituto de Estadísticas (UIS) de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), en la cual se analizó la exclusión y los riesgos de abandono escolar en 25 países, con la intención de determinar cuántos y quiénes son los niños fuera de la escuela, y cuántos se encuentran en riesgo de abandonarla.
by FLAVIEN MULUMBA
For nearly a decade, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has made progress in several areas, including health, education and the protection of young women. If we look at these developments in detail, we see that not all children benefit in the same way from such advances. In order to achieve equity for all children in the DRC, it is important to conduct a thorough analysis about disparities and inequalities between these children.
par FLAVIEN MULUMBA
Depuis bientôt une décennie, la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) a fait des progrès dans plusieurs domaines dont la santé, l’éducation et la protection de la jeune fille. Au regard de ces avancées, on remarque que tous les enfants n’en profitent pas de la même manière. C’est pour cela qu’il est important de mener une analyse en profondeur de la situation l’équité des enfants en RDC.
Situation in Numbers
children affected out of
(NDMA, Sept 2016)
UNICEF Appeal 2016*
$2,146,400. The Gambia’s is a part of the 2016 Sahel Chapter.
Flood Response needs $275,000.
Allocation for 2016 was $343,174.29 in total, of which a balance of $149,000 remains.