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08 Feb 2019 description

Highlights

The fact sheet presents data and some brief details regarding the immunisation coverage in Pakistan, health programs, health systems and the Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI).

05 Feb 2019 description

Arrivals to Europe between January and June 2018

Between January and June 2018, 10,404 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Spain of whom 4,684 (45%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC). Arrival of children overall in the first half of 2018 dropped by 37% compared to the same period in 2017 (16,524).

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01 Feb 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children in local schools receive trainings on emergency preparedness and safety skills

Fatima Shahryar

Swat, Pakistan - 15 January 2019 - “My mother calls me Guloona, which means flowers in Pashto”, says thirteen-year-old Laleena Baseer, a student at the Government Girls Middle School (GGMS) located in the village of Araq in Swat District. “She tells me that I am a source of pride for her and my dad, and that they have high hopes for my future. I want to turn their hopes into a reality and make my parents and teachers proud.”

31 Jan 2019 description
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Pakistan Since 2010, more than 455,000 internally displaced families have returned to their areas of origin, and as of October 2018, more than 97 percent of displaced persons have returned. Out of the nearly 14,000 families that returned in 2018, nearly 3,200 were female-headed households, which face specific risks, and nearly 16,000 remain displaced in nine districts. The majority of returnees lack access to basic services. Forty-seven per cent of the population is using contaminated water and 64 per cent of the population lacks access to health care.

01 Jan 2019 description
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Una cuarta parte de todos los bebés que nazcan el 1 de enero de 2019 lo harán en el sudeste asiático. UNICEF recuerda que un millón de niños no pasan su primer día de vida y la mayoría mueren por causas que se podrían evitar con poco dinero.

Unos 395.072 bebés nacerán en todo el mundo el día de Año Nuevo, según las estimaciones de UNICEF. De todos ellos, una cuarta parte nacerán en el sudeste asiático.

01 Jan 2019 description
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As the calendar turns to 2019, UNICEF calls on nations to meet every newborn’s right to health and survival

24 Dec 2018 description

1. Preamble

This lessons-learned paper is an initiative of the Global WASH Cluster Technical Learning Project, led by ACF1 -UK. The Project has identified water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) response to floods as a priority for technical learning in the sector. Flood emergencies are predicted to increase significantly because of climate change. A number of agencies have experience in responding to rural floods and this provides an opportunity to capture and harness good practices and lessons learned to inform future WASH responses.

29 Nov 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

South Asia has made substantial progress in reducing HIV risks and vulnerability among children, adolescents, pregnant women and mothers. In 2017, the estimated number of children under 5 years old newly diagnosed with HIV was 43 per cent lower than the comparable estimate in 2010 — a decline greater than the 35 per cent recorded globally. The estimated share of those aged 0–14 living with HIV who had been initiated on lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART) was 73 per cent in 2017, an increase of nearly 50 percentage points from 2010.

Analysis

20 Nov 2018 description

New US$ 4.6 million Japanese grant to procure Oral Polio Vaccine

Islamabad, 19 November 2018: The Government of Japan has announced to provide 510 million Japanese Yen in grant aid to support the supply of the essential polio vaccine for the campaigns during the 2018/19 low transmission season of the poliovirus.

The notes of the grant were signed and exchanged today between the Government of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

19 Nov 2018 description
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Islamabad - 16 November 2018: Each day over 600 newborns die in Pakistan due to complications related to Birth Asphyxia, Prematurity and Sepsis says the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Every year,15 million babies in the world are born prematurely and nearly 1 million die due to related complications. This makes preterm birth one of the leading cause of child deaths under age 5.