Appeals & Response Plans
- Egypt: Floods - Oct 2016
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Egypt: Floods - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Egypt: Landslide - Sep 2008
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Egypt: Floods - Nov 1994
- Sudan/Egypt: Earthquakes - Aug 1993
- Egypt: Earthquake - Oct 1992
- Egypt: Floods Due To Canal Collapse - Dec 1991
Maps & Infographics
Every year, UNICEF and its partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) generate a wealth of knowledge in the region and evidence of the results from programmatic interventions. The purpose is to inform national dialogues around the design and implementation of child-friendly policies and to improve interventions, thus contributing towards full implementation of the rights of all children across the MENA region.
Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation
As the largest global programme addressing FGM, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5. The main document analyses, "How to Transform a Social Norm," is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018).
Situation in Numbers
# of children affected
# of people affected
Outside Syria Over 2.5 million
# of registered Syria refugee children
Over 5.6 million
# of registered Syrian refugees
(UNHCR, 17 July 2018)
UNICEF Appeal 2018 US$ 1.287 Billion
US$ 720.9 Million
UNICEF Regional Director commended the work of the Government of Egypt, the progress made and the commitment of a wide range of partners to achieve the rights of the most vulnerable boys and girls
UNICEF continued to respond to emerging IDP influx with multi-sectoral life-saving assistance. In East Ghouta in Syria, 60,500 IDPs had access to safe drinking water and sanitation services, including 50,000 people in Duma through water-trucking. 1,700 school-age children accessed education through the rehabilitation of 18 classrooms in Dweir IDP shelter.
The seven-year long conflict in Syria continues to have a devastating impact on every child across the country. More than 13.1 million people, including 5.3 million children, need urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance in 2018. An estimated 5.6 million people are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from displacement, exposure to hostilities, and limited access to basic goods and services.
• In Syria, UNICEF has reached 305,600 people in 140 hard-to-reach locations with life-saving interventions and critical services and participated in an ICRC/UN Inter-Agency convoy to the besieged location in East Ghouta in February delivering supplies for about 9,000 people, and carrying-out rapid multi-sectoral needs assessments.
UNICEF and GAIN urge immediate action to increase access to iodized salt amid longstanding evidence on how deficiency reduces cognitive ability
NEW YORK, 1 March 2018 – Nearly 19 million babies born globally every year – 14 per cent – are at risk of permanent yet preventable brain damage and reduced cognitive function due to a lack of iodine in the earliest years of life, according to a new joint report by UNICEF and GAIN released today. More than 1 in 4 of these children – 4.3 million – lives in South Asia.
Continuing violence, internal and external displacement, natural disasters, growing economic and gender inequality and high rates of youth unemployment and poverty in several countries have left some 72 million people, including 28 million children, in need of humanitarian assistance across the Middle East and North Africa region.1 Those in need require safe water and sanitation (47.3 million);2 education (21 million);3 health care (60 million);4 and protection services (55 million).5 Some 54 million people, including nearly 26 million children, live in the conflict-affected countries of …
Since the onset of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, more than 5.3 million people, including 2.5 million children,5 have been living as registered refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.6 More than 90 per cent of these refugees are living in host communities and facing challenging socio-economic conditions, including high poverty rates,7 high costs of living, limited livelihood opportunities and the exhaustion of savings.
As of 18 December 2017, the UNICEF 2017/18 winter response in Syria and Syrian refugee host countries reached over 630,000 children but remains 58% underfunded (out of US$72 million appeal) and 880,000 children remain in dire need for support.
DATA, MEDIA COVERAGE ANALYSIS, FOSTER CARE FOR UNACCOMPANIED AND SEPARATED CHILDREN IN ITALY
(6 December 2017) The plight of many unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) arriving in Italy through Central Mediterranean routes – currently the most dangerous access corridor to Europe – was recently discussed at an Innocenti Seminar “Forced Displacement of Children in the Italian Context.”
The seminar showcased data, policy and media research to ignite discussion, explore linkages and consider potential future work in this area.
UNICEF facing $60 million funding gap for lifesaving winter supplies and cash assistance that could leave 1.5 million children out in the cold
AMMAN, 26 October 2017 – The coming winter is the latest threat to children affected by crises in the Middle East. As UNICEF races to provide warm clothing, winter supplies and blankets before the cold sets in, the organisation is facing a $60 million gap that could leave up to 1.5 million children exposed to the cold.