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16 Jun 2009 description
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NEW YORK, 16 juin 2009 - Plusieurs pays africains ont réalisé d'impressionnants progrès dans le domaine de la survie de l'enfant ces dernières années mais il reste encore beaucoup de choses à faire, a déclaré l'UNICEF aujourd'hui à l'occasion de la Journée internationale de l'enfant africain. Le thème de cette année est : « Une Afrique digne des enfants : appel à une action accélérée en faveur de la survie de l'enfant.

16 Jun 2009 description
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Monrovia, Liberia, 16 June 2009 - Several African countries have made impressive gains in child survival in recent years but much more needs to be done, UNICEF said today in marking the international Day of the African Child.

12 Sep 2008 description
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NEW YORK/GENÈVE, 12 septembre 2008 - L'UNICEF a publié aujourd'hui de nouvelles statistiques qui montrent que le taux de mortalité des enfants de moins de cinq ans a continué de baisser en 2007.

Ces nouvelles estimations indiquent une baisse de 27 pour cent du taux de mortalité des moins de cinq ans, qui passe de 93 décès pour 1 000 naissances vivantes en 1990 à 68 décès pour 1 000 naissances vivantes en 2007.

12 Sep 2008 description
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NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 September 2008 - UNICEF today released new figures that show the rate of deaths of children under five continued to decline in 2007.

The new estimates show a 27 per cent decline in the under-five mortality rate, from 93 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990, to 68 deaths per 1,000 live births in 2007.

05 Sep 2008 description
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NAIROBI, 5 September 2008 - Children, already casualties of the complex drought, food price and conflict crisis unfolding in the Horn of Africa, are suffering severe effects of the lack of food, water and medical care.

Three million children in the arid, marginalized region are at risk of death, disease or the long-term consequences of malnutrition. They comprise a large proportion of the more than 14 million people critically affected and the numbers are on an alarming upward trajectory.

Some experts are predicting that millions more children and families could be engulfed across …

06 Dec 2002 description
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UNICEF flies in aid, and says the signs of crisis are already evident

20 Jun 2002 description
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URGENT NEEDS IN NUTRITION/HEALTH, EDUCATION AND LANDMINES AWARENESS

  • Large number of IDPs not returning home because of landmine/UXOs threats
  • Refugees returning to areas lacking health and education facilities
  • Protection support critical for children among IDPs and returning refugees
  • Only 23% of Appeal funded


1. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Current humanitarian situation

30 May 2002 description
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Addis Ababa -- National staff and agency heads from the Eritrean and Ethiopian United Nations Country Teams met together for the first time this week in Ethiopia to discuss humanitarian and development assistance activities to support peace building and reconciliation efforts.

30 May 2002 description
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URGENT NEEDS IN HEALTH, EDUCATION FOR IDPS AND RETURNING REFUGEES, LANDMINES AWARENESS AND CHILD PROTECTION

  • Large number of IDPs not able to return home due to landmines and UXOs
  • Refugees returning to areas which lack health and education facilities
  • Protection support critical for children among IDPs and returning refugees
  • Only 23% of Appeal funded


1. EMERGENCY OVERVIEW AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Current humanitarian situation

16 Jun 2000 description
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Executive Director Carol Bellamy, today welcomed news of a cease-fire in the Ethiopian-Eritrean conflict, saying that it cleared the way for a renewed emphasis on humanitarian relief in the drought-starved region.

19 May 2000 description
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Friday, 19 May 2000: UNICEF warned today of a looming humanitarian crisis in Eritrea, where the government estimates that as many as 1 million people have been displaced within the last week due to the conflict with neighboring Ethiopia.