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29 Mar 2017 description

MOROTO, 30 March 2017 – The Irish Government has provided €7.2 million – about Ush 27.5 billion - to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to support the Ministry of Education and Sports to improve quality education for the most vulnerable children and adolescent girls across the Karamoja region.

29 Mar 2017 description
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Unsafe water as deadly to severely malnourished children as lack of food

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NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 29 March 2017 – Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene practices and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to severely malnourished children in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

29 Mar 2017 description
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Italian parliament passes law following lobbying efforts and release of UNICEF’s “Child Alert: A Deadly Journey for Children”

29 Mar 2017 description
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By Simon Nazer

“We can see it with our own eyes, I’m afraid,” said Maria, 13. “The sea is eating the ground.” Maria lives on a remote atoll known as the Carteret Islands in Papua New Guinea and for over twenty years the islanders have been fighting a battle against the rising sea levels.

The islanders have been building seawalls and planting mangroves to hold back the rising tides but, they say, it is a losing battle against the inevitable. Most believe one day everyone will have to leave.

28 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

The floods in Peru continue to put the lives of thousands of children in danger. UNICEF Peru is responding to the crisis and is actively supporting the Government to protect those affected.

  • With heavy rains continuing in Peru the extent of the emergency is still unfolding, affecting directly at least 285,000 children.

  • Urban areas are reported to be more severely impacted by the disaster, with the northern town of Piura suffering severe flooding.

28 Mar 2017 description
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Joint rapid response teams reach more than 30,000 children under-five

JUBA, South Sudan, 28 March 2017 – More than one month since famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, UNICEF - together with the World Food Programme and other partners - has delivered life-saving assistance to 145,000 thousand people, including 33,000 children under the age of five.

Thirteen mobile emergency teams, known as the Integrated Rapid Response Mechanism (IRRM), have been deployed to areas of Unity State where more than 100,000 people are living in two famine-affected counties.

28 Mar 2017 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office Director, Ms. Karin Hulshof, met with children, communities, health workers, teachers, and government counterparts during her mission to Vanuatu from 21 – 25 January. She gained insight into highlights and challenges of providing supplies and services to children in a Pacific Island Country.

28 Mar 2017 description
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Hundreds of thousands of people in Peru have been affected by torrential rains, severe flooding and mudslides. People have lost their homes and belongings, and thousands of children have been left vulnerable.

By Manuel Moreno

CARAPONGO, Peru, 25 March 2017 - Nine-year-old Aldony Cabrera proudly admits to being a Star Wars fan. Carrying his plastic light sabre, he walks through the widespread destruction in Carapongo - a community near Lima, the capital of Peru - caused by some of the worst flooding in decades.

28 Mar 2017 description
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NEW YORK/DAKAR/NAIROBI/AMMAN, 28 March 2017 – More than a month after famine was declared in South Sudan, time is running out for more than a million children as drought and armed conflict devastate lives in northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UNICEF said today.

27 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Emergency Primary Health Care (PHC) services reached 917,329 people in the three most affected states in Northeast Nigeria; and UNICEF and its partners supported the measles vaccination of 421,890 children during the reporting period.

27 Mar 2017 description
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  • February has shown significant reduction in NRU deaths i.e.9.4%; After January 2017 high deaths rates (12.9%) reported in NRUs, UNICEF in collaboration Ministry of health have put several emergency measures in place, including the daily/weekly death watch/surveillance ongoing currently.