At least 149 refugee children* who fled from Yemen were registered by UNHCR and ONARS, the refugee government agency. The total number of registered refugees who fled from Yemen to Djibouti stands at 431. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition among under-5 is as high as 20.1 per cent.
By A. Sami Malik
A measles vaccination campaign in Pakistan relies on the dedication of local health workers, coordination of government authorities and the support of international partners in order to provide life-saving immunizations to millions of children.
SHEIKHUPURA, Punjab province, Pakistan, 17 April 2015 – As the vaccinator fills the syringe from a vial of measles vaccine, Nishat, 30, watches carefully while she holds her 2-year-old son. She knows the needle will hurt, but she also knows the benefit that comes with the pain.
Attributable to UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Director, Daniel Toole
UNICEF is concerned by reports of a decision by the Governments of Australia and Cambodia to start transferring refugees currently in an Australian-funded processing centre in Nauru to Cambodia for settlement.
After a year of conflict, internal displacement continues to increase in Ukraine, with 1,228,090 people having fled the eastern part of the country, of whom 154,635 are children (Source: Ministry of Social Policy).
IDPs and other conflict-affected people in the east of the country continue to face hardship and a lack of access to social services. The general humanitarian situation remains deeply worrying.
Situation of displaced people in North-East in numbers
• The Psychosocial Support Programme is operational in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa with 30 new centres having been established in Borno and Yobe. Training was carried out in Adamawa for 34 partners/stakeholders engaged in the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on grave violations of children’s rights.
In 2015, UNICEF continued to support 30,659 refugees, including 16,939 children, to access education, WASH, health, nutrition and protection services in and around two refugee camps in the Sahel region (Goudebou and Mentao).
Routine vaccination has continued throughout for children in the Malian refugee camps.
Bogotá – Abril 15 de 2015 – UNICEF, el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la infancia, ha recibido de parte de la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas, un mandato para actuar varios pilares de la Acción Humanitaria contra las Minas entre ellas la Educación en el Riesgo de Minas.
La estrategia de Educación en el Riesgo (ERM) busca reducir el riesgo de muerte y lesiones causadas por las Minas Antipersonal, las Municiones sin Explotar y los Artefactos Explosivos Improvisados, sensibilizando a la población y promoviendo comportamientos seguros.
MARIAGE DES ENFANTS
ENGAGEMENT AU PLUS HAUT SOMMET DE L’ETAT
LE TCHAD S’ENGAGE POUR ZERO CAS DE MARIAGE DES ENFANTS D’ICI 2020
By Eliane Luthi
Local organizations in one Burundian city are coming together to provide support and services for children desperately seeking to survive.
NGOZI, Burundi, 16 April 2015 – Located in the province with some of the country’s highest child malnutrition and child mortality rates, Ngozi, Burundi’s third largest city, also has a high number of children living on the street: more than 400 were recorded in 2010, and the current number is likely much higher.
By A. Sami Malik
Travelling far and wide, a veteran vaccinator dedicates himself to protecting the health of children in Pakistan, where the recent introduction of pneumococcal vaccine has helped save more lives.
WASHINGTON D.C., 16 April 2015 - The Power of Nutrition, a new independent fund launched today, will help millions of children reach their full potential. Backed by leading organisations from private philanthropy and international development, the partnership aims to unlock one billion dollars to tackle child undernutrition in some of the world’s poorest countries.
The Iraq Humanitarian Profile (OCHA, 31 March) estimates that 8.29 million people across Iraq are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
As of 26 March, 2.68 million individuals are internally displaced across 3,038 distinct locations in Iraq (IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix). The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has increased their planning figure to 2.7 million IDPs.
Although Mali has been declared Ebola free on January 18th, 2015, UNICEF has continued advocating on the importance of prevention efforts, especially in the neighboring districts with Guinea where new cases have been recently confirmed. Social mobilization, together with WASH interventions and reinforcement of the health systems will be of paramount importance also to counter the spreading of other epidemics in the future.
Khartoum – April 16, 2015: Ten children aged between two and 15 years have been killed in the last two weeks in Sudan’s South Kordofan state. UNICEF condemns in the strongest terms the continued loss of innocent lives in Sudan as a result of armed conflict. Children continue to bear the biggest burden of this man-made disaster. Conflict kills – but it also prevents boys and girls from going to school, from accessing quality health and nutrition services and from receiving adequate protection. Children have only one message for all parties to the conflict: “The war should stop!”
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PRINCIPAUX FAITS SAILLANTS
Education cluster members reached to 53,338 children including 21,129 girls and 32,209 boys in camps off camps and areas of return.
Education cluster KP/FATA agreed to established working group on psychosocial social support. This group will standardize training package for psychosocial social support which can be further adopted by cluster members
Educating cluster members trained 1,109 teachers including 549 female in camp off camp and areas of return.