- Hurricane Maria - Sep 2017
- Hurricane Matthew - Sep 2016
- Caribbean: Drought - 2015-2017
- Hurricane Tomas - Oct 2010
- Caribbean: Drought - Feb 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Caribbean: Earthquake - Nov 2007
- Hurricane Dean - Aug 2007
- Caribbean: Hurricane Emily - Jul 2005
- Hurricane Ivan - Sep 2004
21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.
Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF
New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development
PANAMA CITY/NEW YORK, 9 September 2017 – As the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma becomes clearer, UNICEF is mobilizing an urgent response to meet the needs of children affected while also preparing for the arrival of Hurricane José.
Irma, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, caused extensive damage to the islands of the Eastern Caribbean, with the islands of Barbuda and Anguilla worst hit. Almost 20,000 children and adolescents are estimated to have been affected on these islands.
Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 hurricane packing winds in excess of 185 miles per hour, impacted several eastern Caribbean countries on 6 September 2017. Irma’s wide band swept over Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat and St Kitts & Nevis with Barbuda and Anguilla most heavily affected. Turks & Caicos and British Virgin Islands are being impacted at time of this update.
• While Regional Rapid Assessment Teams are being organized, governments have reported:
• UNICEF is now implementing Care and Support activity for families affected by Congenital ZIKV Syndrome in Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil and Belize. To date 556 families across the region have benefited from non-clinical care and support interventions.
UNICEF is working with partners to directly provide nonclinical care and support to 68 families with babies affected by Zika Congenital Syndrome in the Dominican Republic, and over 350 in Brazil.
Ministries of Health in the region such as in Honduras and Guatemala are reporting increased numbers of cases of Congenital ZIKV Syndrome. As a result of this UNICEF is working with partners to improve surveillance and detection mechanisms both for ZIKV and its consequences.
UNICEF response to ZIKV (Zika virus) continues in 32 countries and territories across Latin America and the Caribbean. From working with communities to challenge the low risk perception of ZIKV to supporting the identification of appropriate care and support activities for children with Congenital Zika Syndrome, UNICEF is working with governments and other partners across the region to implement their response strategies.
- ZIKV continues to spread: 65 countries around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these countries are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
- 22,446 cases of Zika virus disease in pregnant women were reported through laboratory-confirmed by RT-PC.
- Over 520,383 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 21 July 2016.
- 1,745 confirmed cases of microcephaly and other fetal malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection reported in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, …
ZIKV continues to spread: 61 countries or territories around the world report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; 40 of these are in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.
5 LAC countries have reported person-toperson ZIKV transmission, probably via a sexual route.
Over 454,976 suspected/confirmed ZIKV cases in the LAC region as of 24 June 2016.
The UNICEF Office for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean commissioned this paper to report on (1) the burdens borne by children in the face of threats posed by environmental degradation, climate change and natural disasters, (2) the arrangements in place for mitigating these threats and (3) the relevance of programming on the environment on behalf of children in Small Island Development States (SIDS) in the Eastern Caribbean.
By Kun Li
NEW YORK, USA, 5 September 2007 - UNICEF's Executive Board opened its second regular session of 2007 in New York today. Meeting through 7 September, board members will examine existing programmes in a total of 17 countries in order to define focus areas and create a framework for progress over the next five years.
Executive Director Ann M.