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31 Dec 2013 description

The INEE Minimum Standards for Education is a global tool and should therefore be contextualized, or customized, to be the most relevant to a country’s local reality as each country context is unique. In Ethiopia, the commitment to the contextualization of the INEE Minimum Standards for Education is made in the course of implementation of the MOE/United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Annual Work Plan 2004 and 2005.

24 Nov 2013 description

NAIROBI, Kenya, 22 November 2013 - It has been six months since a polio outbreak hit the Horn of Africa, affecting some 200 children and adults in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. Today, the progression of the outbreak has significantly eased off, thanks to the rapid response by the region’s governments and their partners. The risk of the virus continuing to spread, however, remains high.

22 Nov 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kenya has completed 4 months with no new case of polio reported in the current outbreak. Total number of confirmed cases of WPV type-1 to date remains at 14. Date of onset of paralysis of the last polio case is 14 July 2013.

  • Somalia a total case count of 183. Date of onset of the last case is 9 October 2013.

  • Ethiopia reported no new case during the past week. The country’s total case count remains at 6, with the date of onset of last case of 19 September.

20 Nov 2013 description

Nairobi – FAO, WFP and UNICEF share the goal of strengthening resilience of the most vulnerable in Eastern and Central Africa. The three agencies confirmed their commitment to play a key role for mobilizing change through resilience building in the region. The agencies made the pledge during a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.

15 Nov 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kenya has completed 4 months with no new case of polio reported in the current outbreak. Total number of confirmed cases of WPV type-1 to date remains at 14. Date of onset of paralysis of the last polio case is 14 July 2013.

  • Somalia reported 3 new cases during the past week raising the country’s total case count to 183.
    Date of onset of the last case is 9 October 2013.

08 Nov 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total number of confirmed cases of WPV type-1 in the current outbreak is 14. Date of onset of paralysis of the last polio case is 14 July 2013.

  • Somalia: reported no new case during the past week; the case count remains at 180 (date of onset of last polio case is 30 October).

  • Ethiopia: reported no new case during the past week; the case count remains at 6 (date of onset of last case is 19 September).

  • South Sudan: the 3 suspected WPV cases were discarded as a result of laboratory contamination

02 Nov 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

By Elshadai Negash and Wossen Mulatu

MACHAKEL DISTRICT, Ethiopia, 1 November 2013 – At 10 a.m. in the small village of Amari Yewabesh in Ethiopia’s Amhara region, Wubalem Asmamaw quietly greets her neighbours before putting down her clay pot in front of a water tap. The 17-year old student opens the spigot and fills the pot. She then walks back to her family’s home.

15 Oct 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 15 October 2013 – As the world observes the 6th annual Global Handwashing Day, new figures from UNICEF say 1,400 children under five still die every day from diarrhoeal diseases caused by a lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene.

14 Oct 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

 24 out of the 27 schools that were closed due to armed fighting in two districts of Amran Governorate in the north have now been re-opened and cleared of internally displaced (IDP) families, impacting 6,406 children (4,184 boys, 2,222 girls).

 An estimated 1,060,000 children under 5 are suffering from acute malnutrition in Yemen according to needs analysis conducted in preparation for 2014, while 7 priority areas have been identified for child protection work.

12 Aug 2013 description
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April 2013: UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on a programme which is tackling malnutrition in rural Ethiopia.

Not long ago, it was common for children under the age of 5 to receive treatment for severe malnutrition in this Ethiopian community. Today, a community-based nutrition programme is keeping children strong and healthy, and families resilient.

By Indrias Getachew

22 Jul 2013 description
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WASHINGTON, D.C., 22 July 2013 – A majority of people in most countries where female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated oppose the harmful practice, according to a new UNICEF report issued today. Despite that opposition, more than 125 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to FGM/C and 30 million girls are still at risk of being cut in the next decade.

The report, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change, is the most comprehensive compilation of data and analysis on this issue to date.

08 Jul 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • 210 unaccompanied migrant children, including 8 girls, were returned to Ethiopia; amongst them were 50 boys who had been cared for in the Child Protection Centre supported by UNICEF with Intersos and MoSAL in Haradh District in the northern governorate of Hajjah. UNICEF Yemen coordinated closely with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UNICEF Ethiopia on the return of the children, who are now in Addis Ababa receiving psychosocial support and other services supported by UNICEF.

24 Jun 2013 description
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The 'Schools for Africa' initiative launches its third phase at UNICEF headquarters in New York.

By Malli Kamimura

17 Jun 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Twenty-one million children in school thanks to efforts

NEW YORK, 17 June 2013 – UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Peter Krämer Foundation today kicked off a new fundraising drive to raise US$80 million to help Africa’s girls, orphans, children living in extreme poverty and other vulnerable children go to school and get a quality education.

29 May 2013 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Introduction

This report presents the results and findings of the evaluation of the first phase of the Joint Programme for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Ethiopia (JP GEWE) conducted over a period of 4 months between February and May 2013.

15 Apr 2013 description
report UN Children's Fund

Progress shows that stunting in children can be defeated – UNICEF

DUBLIN, 15 April 2013 – A new UNICEF report issued today offers evidence that real progress is being made in the fight against stunted growth – the hidden face of poverty for 165 million children under the age of five. The report shows that accelerated progress is both possible and necessary.

02 Apr 2013 description
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By Hiroyuki Saito

Twenty years after she spearheaded a fundraising campaign to build a trauma care centre for children associated with armed forces, beloved celebrity and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Tetsuko Kuroyanagi meets the ‘first child’ of the Totto-chan Centre, South Sudan.

JUBA, South Sudan, 1 April 2013 – It is a shelter of hope and survival she helped build 17 years ago. Since then, it has saved the lives of thousands of children in South Sudan and neighbouring countries.

25 Jan 2013 description
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Prefacio del Director Ejecutivo

Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2013

A primera vista, Fatima aparentaba tener unos 4 o 5 meses. Pero, en realidad, acababa de cumplir su primer año de vida. Estaba entre los 126.000 niños con desnutrición aguda grave tratados en uno de los 425 centros nutricionales establecidos por el Ministerio de Salud de Chad en 2012 como parte de la expansión de la atención en todo el Sahel. Se llegó a cientos de miles de niños con la atención necesaria para salvar sus vidas. Tristemente, no se pudo llegar a otros muchos.

25 Jan 2013 description
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** Il faut 1,4 milliard de dollars É.-U. maintenant pour les enfants qui vivent dans des situations de crise humanitaire, affirme l’UNICEF**