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20 Feb 2018 description
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Chaque année, 2,6 millions de bébés meurent avant l’âge d’un mois. Un million d’entre eux rendent leur dernier souffle le jour même de leur naissance. Pourtant, des millions de jeunes vies pourraient être épargnées chaque année si les mères et les bébés avaient accès à des soins de santé abordables et de qualité, à une nutrition correcte et à de l’eau potable.

20 Feb 2018 description
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Todos los años, 2,6 millones de bebés mueren antes de cumplir un mes de edad. En el caso de 1 millón de estos niños, su primera y su última respiración se producen el mismo día en que nacen. Sin embargo, millones de estas vidas podrían salvarse cada año si todas las madres y todos los bebés tuvieran acceso a servicios de salud asequibles y de calidad, una buena nutrición y agua potable.

20 Feb 2018 description
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World is failing newborn babies, says UNICEF

Babies from the best places to be born up to 50 times less likely to die in the first month of life

NEW YORK, 20 February 2018 – Global deaths of newborn babies remain alarmingly high, particularly among the world’s poorest countries, UNICEF said today in a new report on newborn mortality. Babies born in Japan, Iceland and Singapore have the best chance at survival, while newborns in Pakistan, the Central African Republic and Afghanistan face the worst odds.

19 Feb 2018 description
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• In line with the New Way of Working agenda promoted by the UN Secretary General, UNICEF-led sectors have contributed to a new strategy of the 2018 Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) allocation which promotes greater efficiency for integrated interventions among partners and focuses on specific populations in need including IDPS, refugees and communities at high risk to disease outbreaks such as AWD.

09 Feb 2018 description
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  • Due to drought and large-scale displacement in the southern and southeastern lowland areas of Ethiopia, humanitarian needs remain significant.

  • Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with 892,555 registered refugees and asylum seekers, 58 percent of whom are children.

08 Feb 2018 description
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  • With the confirmation of Rift Valley Fever (RVF), in Yirol East, Lakes State, UNICEF has been providing support in the overall coordination of investigation and response activities being carried out by the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) through a multi-sectoral taskforce. UNICEF launched a media and community risk communications campaign people with information on risk factors, symptoms and preventive measures.

08 Feb 2018 description
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YAMBIO, South Sudan, 7 February 2017 – More than 300 children, 87 of them girls, were released by armed groups in South Sudan today, beginning a process that is expected to see at least 700 children freed in the coming weeks.

It was the first release of children by any armed groups in South Sudan in more than year.

07 Feb 2018 description
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- UNICEF’s Humanitarian Appeal for Children 2018 is 20 per cent funded. UNICEF and partners will not be able to respond to the urgent needs of children and women experiencing emergency situations in 2018 if additional funding is not secured.
- Over 3,300 Congolese refugee children (1,737 girls and 1,604 boys) were immunised against measles as they crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

06 Feb 2018 description
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As prepared

NEW YORK, 6 February 2018 – “I begin with a heartfelt “thank you” to the Secretary General and members of UNICEF’s Executive Board for giving me the extraordinary opportunity to lead one of the best, and most consequential, organizations in the world. There is no more important cause than children. As they hold our futures in their hands, we hold their futures in ours. Thank you for lending your commitment and ideas to this mission.

02 Feb 2018 description
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Situation and Needs of Children in South Sudan

As of end of December, UNICEF received US$169.8 million, against its US$181 million appeal (83 per cent funded). With this assistance UNICEF delivered assistance to 2.3 million people, of whom 2.1 million were children.

31 Jan 2018 description
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  • A famine was declared in early 2017 in South Sudan – the first famine declaration anywhere in the world in six years. Although localized famine had subsided by the middle of the year due to a strong, well-coordinated response by UNICEF and other humanitarian agencies, some 4.8 million people remained severely food insecure by the end of 2017. This number is likely to go up with an earlier-than-expected start to the lean season in 2018.

31 Jan 2018 description
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Avant la Conférence d’annonces de contribution du Partenariat mondial pour l’éducation à Dakar, le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’enfance annonce avoir besoin cette année d’environ un milliard de dollars pour ses programmes d’éducation

N'DJAMENA, le 31 janvier 2018 – Parmi les jeunes de 15 à 24 ans vivant dans les pays touchés par des conflits ou des catastrophes naturelles, près de trois enfants sur 10 – soit 59 millions – sont analphabètes, ce qui est trois fois supérieur au taux mondial, annonce aujourd’hui l’UNICEF.

31 Jan 2018 description
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AVANT-PROPOS
Action humanitaire pour les enfants en 2018

L’année 2017 a été impitoyable pour les enfants.

Aujourd’hui, un enfant sur quatre dans le monde vit dans un pays en conflit ou ravagé par des bouleversements majeurs. Près de 50 millions de filles et de garçons ont dû fuir de chez eux en raison de violences, de la pauvreté ou de catastrophes naturelles.

Ces chiffres soulignent une réalité alarmante : l’impact des crises humanitaires sur les enfants a atteint des niveaux effroyables.

31 Jan 2018 description
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Ahead of GPE financing conference in Dakar, United Nations children’s agency says it will need around $1 billion for education programmes this year

NEW YORK, 31 January 2018 – Nearly 3 in 10 young people aged between 15 and 24 years old – 59 million – living in countries affected by conflict or disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, UNICEF said today.

30 Jan 2018 description
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UNICEF seeks $3.6 billion in emergency assistance for 48 million children caught up in catastrophic humanitarian crises

  • 117 million people living through conflict and disaster lack access to safe water
  • 84 per cent of appeal for children in countries affected by violence and conflict.

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 30 January 2018 – UNICEF appealed today for $3.6 billion to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance to 48 million children living through conflict, natural disasters and other emergencies in 51 countries in 2018.

30 Jan 2018 description
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The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.

29 Jan 2018 description
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Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF and partners worked with the Government to fulfil the rights of children affected by an unprecedented influx of refugees, disease outbreaks, natural hazards and food insecurity.
    Nutrition, health, child protection, HIV/AIDS, education and WASH services were supported for affected children and women.

  • UNICEF reinforced systems at national and district levels to improve capacity to respond to emergencies, including scaling up high impact health and nutrition, WASH, education and child protection interventions.

25 Jan 2018 description
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  • In 2017, Ethiopia was faced with drought, floods, conflict; and the continued influx of refugees.

  • Between January and November 2017, 321,040 children received lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

  • 483,701 medical consultations were provided through 49 UNICEF supported mobile health and nutrition teams. 188,671 consultations were received by children.

  • UNICEF provided access to safe water for 2.4 million people affected by drought and displacement due to conflict.