• UNICEF and partners supported the treatment of 7,342 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) (853 of these were children under the age of 18) in the hardest hit White Nile state.
• The results of the IOM DTM 8 in May showed an increase in IDPs, unregistered refugees, and returnees in the Far North region with a total of 318,929 displaced people, of which 67% are children under 18 years old.
• During the month of June, coinciding with the month of Ramadan, the security situation in the Far North deteriorated, with 18 PBIED attacks and a significant increase in military operations. As a result, there has been a decrease in humanitarian access and an increase humanitarian needs.
Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere
Caracas, 18 de julio de 2017.- Para brindar apoyo a la niñez y adolescencia venezolana en situación de calle, UNICEF apoya la formación de educadores de calle de distintas instituciones públicas y privadas. El primer taller se celebró a inicios de julio, impulsado por la Asamblea de Entidades y Programas de Protección, y contó con la participación de 34 trabajadores y funcionarios de un total de 12 entidades públicas y privadas, municipales y nacionales, que ya están trabajando con la niñez en situación de calle.
Since April 2017, Gaza has experienced power shortages, and the Gaza Power Plant (GPP) shut down completely after exhausting its fuel reserves causing an energy crisis. This has had a direct impact on the delivery of services, including health, water, sanitation, and education.
by Rajat Madhok
ALHESN, Sana’a, Yemen, 18 July 2017 – A whirl of dust and wind sweeps through Alhesn, a village perched atop Sana’a’s highest hill. A young girl and her little brother slowly climb up the steep stony path leading to the village, carrying half-filled jerry cans of water. Nearby, a shepherd herds his cattle through the walled entrance of this hamlet, which is home to 70 families.
BISHKEK, 18 July 2017 – A new programme for youth and children to build social cohesion and prevent violence was announced today in Bishkek by the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the UK’s Department for International Development and UNICEF.
New Government Report: Climate change and urbanization to increasingly impact children’s well-being in Uganda
KAMPALA, 19 July 2017 – The Government of Uganda and UNICEF will today launch a pioneering report that highlights the impact of climate change and urbanization on children. The report will be launched at 2:30pm at Uganda Bureau of Statistics Conference Hall.
WASHINGTON D.C., 18 July 2017 – This is a summary of a prepared statement by Justin Forsyth, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director – to whom quoted text may be attributed – today to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Multilateral International Development, Multilateral Institutional Economic, Energy and Environmental Policy.
The statement came as UNICEF released its annual Humanitarian Action Study, highlighting UNICEF’s global response in 2016. Last year, UNICEF responded to 344 humanitarian situations in 108 countries, more than ever before.
New cVDPV2 cases this week: 4
Total number of cVDPV2 cases: 27
Outbreak grade: 3
Onset of paralysis: 3 March 2017
Location: Mayadeen district, Deir Ez - Zor
Age: 22 months
Vaccination status: 2 OPV doses/zero IPV
Most recent cases: Mayadeen district, Deir Ez - Zor
Onset of paralysis: 6 June 2017
Age: 8 months
Vaccination status: 1 OPV/zero IPV Tell Abyad district, Raqqa
New Indonesia report highlights critical role of ending child poverty and violence to achieving sustainable development
NEW YORK/JAKARTA, 18 July 2017 –The Government of Indonesia and UNICEF today launched a new report showcasing the progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals that the country has made for children, acknowledging challenges and highlighting the crucial role of preventing violence against children in reducing poverty.
Nigeria has the largest number of children out of school in the world
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MAIDUGURI/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 18 July 2017 – During her visit to Nigeria, education activist Malala Yousafzai met today with girls displaced by the Boko Haram crisis.
"Supporting the hopes of children and young people has never been more important"
BEIRUT, Lebanon, 18 July 2017 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and three time Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo, met with Syrian and Lebanese youth in refugee settlements in Lebanon to mark World Youth Skills Day on Saturday 15 July.
“Supporting the hopes of children and young people has never been more important – Their future is our future” said Angelique Kidjo after speaking to Syrian and Lebanese children and young people in the Bekaa Valley.
DAKAR/BRUSSELS, 18 July 2017 – An innovative radio education programme has begun in the Lake Chad basin as part of a comprehensive effort to support the 1.3 million children who have been displaced by the violence of the conflict with Boko Haram. The radio education programmes offer an alternative platform for the 200,000 children in crisis affected areas who are unable to access schools in the Far North of Cameroon and in the Diffa region of Niger.
Growing reports of child rights violations amid renewed fighting: UNICEF
BANGUI/DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 18 July 2017 – Months of renewed fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) have led to an increasing number of violent acts committed against children, including murders, abductions, rape and recruitment into armed groups – UNICEF warned today.
CONTEXTE ET JUSTIFICATION
Suite à la situation dans le département du Pool, il est enregistré, depuis une année, un mouvement massif de populations vers d’autres localités du département ou vers d’autres départements (Brazzaville et Bouenza). Ces déplacés sont estimés de nos jours à 24 404 dans le Pool, 28 535 dans la Bouenza et 28 090 à Brazzaville soit plus de 81 000 déplacés.
Un enfant sur 10 présente un handicap. Les conflits armés et les catastrophes intensifient davantage les handicaps chez les enfants. Dans toute communauté affectée par une crise, les enfants et adultes handicapés font partie des plus marginalisés, et pourtant ils sont souvent exclus de l’aide humanitaire.
Les Principaux engagements en faveur des enfants dans l’action humanitaire constituent un cadre de travail destiné à fournir une aide humanitaire à tous les enfants, quelque soit leur statut ou leur situation.