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THE WORLD’S BIGGEST INFECTIOUS KILLER
Writing in 1901, William Osler, one of the founders of modern medicine, described pneumonia as “the captain of the men of death”. He was writing about the USA, where the disease was a major killer of children – and a source of fear for their parents. Pneumonia remains a “captain of the men of death”. No infectious disease claims the lives of more children. Today, almost all of the victims are in low- and middle-income countries. The vast majority are poor.
Around the world, there are too many refugee children who haven’t just lost their homes, they’re also losing their futures every single day.
More than half of all the refugee children in the world – 3.5 million children – aren’t in school.
1 - Trainings on child protection principles, caring for child survivors of SGBV, child safeguarding, child protection in emergencies and child protection case management were delivered to both Child Protection stakeholders and other sectors encouraging the mainstreaming of the protection of children.
2 - Joint advocacy on child protection issues, including age assessments procedures and practices, was conducted.
Between January and April 2017, frequent movements of the refugee and migrant population continued to be a challenge for children's access to formal and non-formal education. The population in temporary accommodation sites dropped from 51% to 34%, and the population residing in hotels and apartments increased from 36% to 57%. Accordingly, attendance fructuated, and there was a lack of coordination to ensure the continuity of education activities for those who moved to new sites and apartment schemes.
EN DEUDA CON LA NIÑEZ
Al menos 700 millones de niños y niñas en el mundo —y probablemente cientos de millones más— han dejado de disfrutar de su niñez demasiado temprano. Esto se debe a una variedad de causas, como enfermedades, conflictos, la violencia extrema, el matrimonio infantil, el embarazo precoz, la malnutrición, la exclusión de la educación y el trabajo infantil.
DES ENFANCES VOLÉES
Au moins 700 millions d’enfants à travers le monde (et sans doute des centaines de millions d’autres) sortent de l’enfance trop tôt. Les principales raisons incluent les problèmes de santé, les conflits, la violence extrême, le mariage des enfants, les grossesses précoces, la malnutrition, la privation d’éducation et le travail des enfants.
For at least 700 million children worldwide – and perhaps hundreds of millions more – childhood has ended too soon. The major reasons included poor health, confl ict, extreme violence, child marriage, early pregnancy, malnutrition, exclusion from education and child labor.
Type of crises: Undocumented Returnees from Pakistan
Assessment Team: IOM, CARE, WFP, DRC, WSTA, DORR, DACAAR, Save the children, and Islamic Relief.
Crises date: Oct 2016 to Jan 2017
Date of Notification: 6 Feb 2017
Date of Assessment: 6 to 12 Feb 2017
Most vulnerable undocumented Population:
1. Assessment Findings
Average 30 cases a day of unlawful and clandestine push-backs into Serbia
“The police beat us, took our clothes and boots and then pushed us back.”
Aalem, Afghanistan, 12.
The EU-Turkey deal has spelled a deadlier land route for refugees crossing the Balkans, with children experiencing harsh weather conditions, dog bites and violent treatment by both police and smugglers as they cross mountains and forests in sub-zero temperatures.
By Ana Locsin, Country Director of Save the Children in Afghanistan
As communities across the globe enjoy the festive season and ready to bring in 2017, a brutal winter is taking hold in Afghanistan where a new humanitarian crisis is quickly spiralling out of control.
There, on a once vacant plot of land in country’s east, seven canvas tents stand amid a mish mash of furniture, water containers and pots and pans. Gas cookers burn bright as dusk falls and chilly night air descends from the mountain tops.
Nearly half of returnee children out of school while mass return mounts pressure on health services, food and water supplies
New data from Save the Children reveals an alarming education crisis in Afghanistan, as 3,000 Afghans are repatriated daily from Pakistan, following a tightening in regulations by Pakistani authorities.
Cluster plans to extend education services to 204,000 children in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA in 2016.
At the end of June 2016, the Education cluster reached 98,244 children (of which 46,500 girls) in camps, offcamps, and in areas of return.
Cluster members trained 1,584 teachers of which 596 female teachers.
Psychosocial sessions were conducted for 9,796 children in IDP hosting areas and areas of return: 4,443 girls and 5,353 boys.
One-hundred percent of child refugees and migrants stranded in sites across Greece are out of school. For the majority of girls and boys, their education has been disrupted for far longer than their journey to Europe, and the time they have spent waiting in Greece. On average, children have been out of school for 1.5 years.
At least 3.5 million refugee children around the world are currently out of school, leaving them increasingly vulnerable to discrimination and potential abuse, as well as exploitation by traffickers or the pressure of entering into early marriage.
The Education Cluster planned to support the education of 204,000 children of which 93,840 girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA during 2016.
By March 2016, the cluster managed to reach 51,952 children including 20,678 girls in camps, off-camps and in areas of return in KP and FATA.
The Education Cluster is developing a monsoon contingency plan 2016 for effective and efficient humanitarian preparedness and response.
Education cluster provided Education in Emergency services to 104,551 children ( 41,330 female ) in 2015 .
Some 1,210 teachers including 493 female teachers trained on various topics including psychosocial support, classroom management and mobilization of parents for enrolment of IDs in schools.
4,977 members of Parents Teachers Council were trained on roles and responsibilities including 2,058 female members.