Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Friday 11/27/2015 - 13:24 GMT
Up to 16,000 children have been forced to join the fighting in South Sudan since the start of this year, the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF) said Friday.
Despite an peace agreement in August, fighting continues to rage in the two-year civil conflict in the world's youngest nation, with children suffering an increasingly heavy toll.
Besoins humanitaires et chiffres clés
Le contexte humanitaire reste marqué par l’insécurité alimentaire, la malnutrition, les mouvements de population, les épidémies et les inondations.
UNICEF y la Fundación Éxito firmaron hoy un convenio de cooperación para trabajar juntos a favor de la erradicación de la desnutrición infantil en Colombia. El acuerdo, con el que se desplegarán acciones conjuntas durante cinco años, fue suscrito en Medellín entre Roberto De Bernardi, representante de UNICEF en Colombia, y Germán Jaramillo, director Ejecutivo de la Fundación Éxito.
Nuevos datos indican también que mayoría de los bebés no son sometidos a pruebas de detección
JOHANNESBURGO/NUEVA YORK, 27 de noviembre de 2015 – El número de muertes de adolescentes debido al SIDA se ha triplicado en los últimos 15 años, según nuevos datos publicados hoy por UNICEF.
(Abuja et Dakar - 27 Novembre 2015): « La violence extrême dans le nord-est du Nigéria est le facteur le plus visible de l'instabilité et la nécessité de l’action humanitaire autour du bassin du Lac Tchad, mais la pauvreté absolue et la dégradation environnementale constituent les causes profondes de la crise qui mine la région.
(Abuja and Dakar, 27 November 2015): “Extreme violence in the North-East of Nigeria is the most visible driver of instability and need for emergency relief across the Lake Chad Basin, but abject poverty and environmental degradation are the root cause of the crisis that plagues the region. The political, environmental and developmental causes of the crisis must be addressed with a renewed sense of urgency”, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, said today at the end of a week-long visit to affected areas in Nigeria.
Ankara, Turkey | Friday 11/27/2015 - 09:46 GMT
At least six children drowned on Friday in two separate incidents when their boats sank off Turkey while trying to make the risky crossing to Greece, state media reported.
A first boat loaded with 55 Syrian and Afghan migrants sank in strong winds and high waves in the Aegean after setting out from near the town of Ayvacik for the Greek island of Lesbos, the Anatolia news agency reported.
Turkish coastguards have so far recovered bodies of four Afghan children, it said.
Depuis 2014, le Cameroun est affecté par les effets du mouvement insurgé de l’Etat Islamique en Afrique de l’Ouest (EAIO, ex Boko Haram). L’augmentation des attaques et incursions aux Nigéria, au Cameroun et dans les pays frontaliers a créé des déplacements de populations depuis les zones de conflit et de violence.
Since 2014, Cameroon has felt the effects of the insurgency of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA, formerly Boko Haram). The increase in violent attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon and neighbouring countries has led to the displacement of populations away from areas of conflict and violence.
The reasons and the contexts which hinder girls and boys’ right to education are different and constantly evolving. In certain situations, such as conflicts, children miss out on education because their schools become easy targets for armed groups to capture and recruit the boys as child soldiers, and the girls as sex slaves and cooks. Other times, the reason why girls stay out of school is not fear of abduction but shame – shame to interact with others because they lack sanitary pads, for example.
Almost 9,000 students in six schools in Tacloban City and Tanauan, Leyte are now enjoying their new classrooms which the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS) repaired and rehabilitated after sustaining damages from typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013.
26 November 2015 -- “I was on my way home from the school when my bus came under fire,” says 11-year-old Niatou Christy Judicael, who was injured in both legs on 4 November when his bus was shot at with automatic weapons. The recent flare in violence in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic, has seen an increasing number of wounded children being admitted to Bangui PaediatricComplex, the country’s only functioning health structure still providing specialized care for children.
As part of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence campaign IOM’s Protection and Assistance Unit will be distributing brochures and conduct awareness-raising sessions, targeting 100 college students throughout the 16 day period.
To date, IOM in Djibouti has assisted over 4,500 migrants with emergency shelter, food, NFIs, medical assistance and Onward Transportation Assistance (OTA).
JOHANNESBURG/NEW YORK, 27 November 2015 – The number of adolescent deaths from AIDS has tripled over the last 15 years, according to new data released today by UNICEF.
AIDS is the number one cause of death among adolescents in Africa and the second leading cause of death among adolescents globally. Among HIV-affected populations, adolescents are the only group for which the mortality figures are not decreasing.
In sub-Saharan Africa, the region with the highest prevalence, girls are vastly more affected, accounting for 7 in 10 new infections among 15-19 year olds.
Niamey, Niger | AFP | vendredi 27/11/2015 - 05:15 GMT | 728 mots
VIDÉO PAR BOUREIMA HAMA.
par Boureima HAMA
"Faute d'eau et d'herbe, mes bœufs et moutons sont morts un à un", se rappelle Toro, un berger peul originaire de Gadabédji, dans le centre du Niger, en resserrant le nœud du turban blanc qui le protège contre la forte canicule.
KEY DRIVERS OF THE CRISIS
Recurring natural disasters such as droughts, floods, combined with volatility of markets, pushed many households and communities into chronic vulnerability.
Conflict in northern Nigeria and CAR continue to displace refugees to Cameroon and causes internal displacements.
Poor coverage of sanitation and access to clean water remain the main causes of malnutrition and water-borne diseases.
High levels of humanitarian needs persist in Somalia with about 4.9 million people in need of life-saving and livelihood support and 1.1 million in protracted internal displaced. Some 308,000 children under the age of 5, or one in eight, are estimated to be acutely malnourished. Hereof, 56,000 are severely malnourished and in urgent of need of medical treatment and therapeutic food.
• Communities struggle to recover from worst flooding in decades
• Hundreds of thousands helped by local response and recovery efforts
• 11,000 people remain in flood evacuation sites in Chin and Sagaing
• Floods response and recovery continues in Rakhine; one of the worst hit areas
• Limited humanitarian access to conflict affected civilians in Sumprabum, Kachin
• Up to 6,000 displaced by fighting in Southern Shan
• Most of the displaced have returned to Kokang
Niamey, Niger | AFP | Friday 11/27/2015 - 03:01 GMT | 655 words
by Boureima HAMA
When yet another drought wiped out his flock five years ago, Toro, a Fulani shepherd in Niger, decided to migrate to the capital Niamey, where he found work selling cell phones instead.
"Without water or grass, my oxen and sheep died, one by one," the lanky man in his 40s said, adjusting a white turban that protects him against the searing heat.
But now, living in the city "without my animals, I've lost my identity," he says.