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27 May 2017 description
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FCT and Kano State mark the day by launching campaigns to end violence against children

ABUJA, 27 May 2017 – Marking Nigerian Children’s Day today, which this year is on the theme of child protection and the Sustainable Development Goals, UNICEF is calling for urgent action to adopt the Child Rights Act across all of Nigeria’s states and to heed the President’s call to end violence against children.

26 May 2017 description

KEY MESSAGES REGIONAL CHOLERA STRATEGY

The “shield and sword” concept, a common language for a proactive, cross-border and multi-disciplinary strategy to prevent the spread of cholera

An evidence-based and multi-sectorial approach targeting high-risk populations, locales, periods and practices

Intervention at a national, cross-border and regional level both before and during outbreaks as well as over the long-term

Building bridges between emergency response and development programs

26 May 2017 description
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Sword and shield strategy against cholera

This strategy is using a risk-informed and evidence-based approach, through continued operational research and multidisciplinary studies that expand knowledge and efficiency in cholera preparedness, emergency response and long-term intervention. Epidemiologists, WASH specialists, health professionals, anthropologists and community mobilization specialists have been working together to achieve one common overarching goal: the elimination of cholera.

26 May 2017 description
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Highlights

  • UNICEF, through implementing partners, has provided humanitarian assistance in WASH, protection, nutrition, health and education to more than 58,000 children and families in the most affected district of Piura.

  • In order to provide safe water, UNICEF has delivered 24,000 water purification tablets, 466 chlorine residual test kits and 14,000 DPD colorimetric reagent (to control residual chlorine at different water points) to Piura Regional Directorate of Health.

26 May 2017 description
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posté le 26 MAI 2017 par DJAOUNSEDE MADJIANGAR

Paluku Mweyibwa, 46 ans, est parmi les tout premiers bénéficiaires de l’opération de transferts monétaires organisée par le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF) et le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) pour répondre aux besoins essentiels de 92.000 personnes vulnérables affectées par les conflits armés dans les territoires de Lubero et de Rutshuru dans l’est de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC).

26 May 2017 description
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posted on 26 MAY 2017 by DJAOUNSEDE MADJIANGAR

Paluku Mweyibwa, 46, is among the first beneficiaries of the cash transfer programme implemented by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Food Programme (WFP) to respond to the basic needs of 92,000 conflict affected vulnerable people in Lubero and Rutshuru territories in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

26 May 2017 description

On 25th of May ‘Voda Donbasa’ has informed WASH Cluster about accident on a 2nd Donetsk Water Way (2DWW), where main pipe d=1400 mm was broken, and a large leak was observed. Voda Donbasa has highlighted previously that key stretches to the 2DWW need urgent repairs. A 3.6 meters section will be patched by way of repair. Estimate time for this work is 1-2 days.

26 May 2017 description

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 18 May 2017 – About 200 officials and experts from the Government of Viet Nam, UNICEF and other international partners gathered in Ha Noi today to celebrate the National Day of Disaster Prevention and Control and to discuss future cooperation to reduce children’s vulnerabilities to climate change effects.

25 May 2017 description
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As G7 leaders gather in Taormina, Sicily, UNICEF urges them to adopt six-point action agenda to keep refugee and migrant children safe

TAORMINA, Italy, 25 May 2017 – At least 200 children have died along the dangerous Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy so far this year – a rate of more than one child per day – according to the latest estimates from UNICEF. The updated child death figures come as leaders of G7 countries gather in Sicily, a major locus for the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.

25 May 2017 description
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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
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  • 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
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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
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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.