Children

Maps and updates related to this term.

Toggle text

Yemen: 3W Humanitarian Presence - Child Protection Cluster (as of 31 March 2014)

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

Ethiopia + 2 others
Accelerating Nutrition Improvements (ANI): Mapping of stakeholders and nutrition actions in three scaling-up countries in sub-Saharan Africa

Report of a meeting
27–28 February 2014, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

1 Introduction

The Accelerating Nutrition Improvements in sub-Saharan Africa (ANI) project was launched in March 2013, supported by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). The project aims to:

• support 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa1 to strengthen nutrition surveillance systems;

Toggle text

UNICEF’s unconditional cash grants to benefit Pantawid Pamilya families in E. Visayas

MANILA, 30 July 2014—The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), will extend financial assistance to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Eastern Samar who were worst affected by super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

Toggle text

Breastfeeding pushed in evacuation centers during disasters

By: Miriam P. Aquino

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 31 (PIA) – Nutrition experts have advised nursing mothers to continue breasfeeding babies in evacuation areas instead of turning to infant formula milk which is not allowed in temporary shelters.

Ma. Eileen C. Blanco, Nutrition Council regional nutrition program coordinator, said mothers should continue breasfeeding despite harsh conditions in evacuation centers.

Toggle text

Accord aims to block migrants boarding 'La Bestia' train

07/31/2014 05:08 GMT

GUATEMALA CITY, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - Authorities in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States have agreed to try to stop migrants from boarding a freight train known as "La Bestia" in a dangerous attempt to reach the United States, Guatemala said Wednesday.

Each year, tens of thousands of migrants use the train -- leaping on the moving rail cars -- to pass through Mexico. Dozens have been killed or maimed falling under the wheels of the train or else been victims of attacks by criminal gangs operating along the route.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

Toggle text

Australia + 2 others
Immigration detention inquiry: Government tried to cover up asylum seekers' mental health problems, inquiry told

By Rebecca Barrett and Karen Barlow

The national inquiry into children in immigration detention has heard evidence alleging a Government cover-up about the scale of mental health issues among child asylum seekers.

Psychiatrist Dr Peter Young was the director of mental health services at detention centre service provider, International Health and Mental Services (IHMS), for three years until earlier this month.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation:

© ABC

Toggle text

World + 3 others
Improving nutrition through agriculture

Nearly 25 per cent of children under 5 are chronically malnourished. In South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, home to three quarters of these children, the figure is 40 per cent.

Toggle text

Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 30 July 2014, 15:00 hrs)

Highlights

  • An UNRWA school in Jabalia sheltering internally displaced persons (IDPs) was struck by Israeli shells, killing at least 15 people, including four children.

  • A four-hour humanitarian ceasefire was declared by the Israeli military but rejected by Hamas on the grounds that it did not extend to the entire Gaza Strip.

  • Incidents of multiple family member fatalities continue: at least 68 families have lost three or more family members in the same incident, totaling 360 fatalities.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

Toggle text

Iraq + 1 other
IOCC Assists Syrian Families Seeking Refuge In Northern Iraq

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — Syrian refugee families wait patiently for their turn to receive emergency relief items from a distribution center in northern Iraq's Kurdistan region. More than 220,000 Syrian refugees have fled here from the violence of civil war – often arriving with nothing but the clothes they wear. Many have sought refuge at Kawergosk Refugee Camp in Erbil, which has already surpassed its capacity to shelter 10,000 people since it opened less than a year ago.

Toggle text

Urgent Appeal for More CWS School Kits

Following the two latest shipments of CWS School Kits to our partner IOCC for children in Syria and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Church World Service has just over 5,000 CWS School Kits in stock, against pending requests for 15,000 from Romania and 3,000 from Moldova – and more requests are expected soon.

CWS School Kits give children buffeted by war, natural disaster and poverty some of the basic tools for learning, so it is vitally important that we replenish our supplies as quickly as possible.

Toggle text

Pakistan acid attacks on women cast pall of fear

07/31/2014 02:35 GMT

by Maaz KHAN

QUETTA, July 31, 2014 (AFP) - A recent spate of acid attacks in a region of Pakistan previously untouched by the crime has sparked an impassioned debate about rising Islamisation that is forcing an increasing number of women to stay at home.

The horrific crime, which disfigures and often blinds its overwhelmingly female victims, has long been used to settle personal or family scores with hundreds of cases reported every year.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.

Toggle text

Free maternal healthcare drastically reduces deaths

In Summary

  • The Cabinet Secretary announced a nationwide drive for HIV testing to reduce transmission by encouraging every Kenyan to know their status.
  • According to National Aids Control Council, there were 13,000 new infections among children in 2012 and 39 per cent for expectant mothers.

By NATION CORRESPONDENT

Child and maternal deaths have dropped significantly since free maternity was introduced last year.

Toggle text

North Waziristan Displacement 2014 - Weekly Situation Update # 6, 21- 28 July 2014

Highlights

  • As of 23 July 2014, 52,986 families (59 per cent) have been verified by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) as displaced from North Waziristan Agency (NWA). 37,053 families (41 per cent) of the total 92,784 families registered have been rejected.

  • UNICEF WASH partner has repaired/installed WASH facilities in 136 schools benefitting 10,328 IDPs, provided 2,376,000 litres of water and carried out hygiene awareness sessions for 9,303 IDPs in Bannu.

Toggle text

UNICEF on Gaza, Israel: “Outrage has become commonplace”

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

NEW YORK, 30 July 2014 - “Another school in Gaza has come under fire, killing more children in a conflict where such an outrage has become commonplace.

“For 23 days, too many children in Gaza have lived with fear and desperation. Water taps have run dry and raw sewage is running in the streets, while health workers try to save lives with little electricity and insufficient medicines. At least 245 children have been killed since the conflict began.

Toggle text

The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line

As evidence of the increase in greenhouse gasses mounts, children continue to be ignored in high level climate negotiations.

Toggle text

Syria army shelling near Damascus kills 12: NGO

07/30/2014

DOUMA, July 30, 2014 (AFP) - Twelve people were killed, among them a child, in Syrian army shelling late Wednesday on Douma, a rebel-held town near Damascus, a monitoring group said.

"At least 12 people were killed, among them a child and a woman... in fierce shelling by regime troops on several areas of Douma," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

"Several dozens more, including children, were wounded," said the Britain-based group, which relies on a broad network of activists, doctors and lawyers for its reports.

Agence France-Presse:

©AFP: The information provided in this product is for personal use only. None of it may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the express permission of Agence France-Presse.