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19 Apr 2018 description
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AMÉRICA LATINA Y EL CARIBE TIENE LA TASA DE HOMICIDIOS MÁS ALTA DEL MUNDO

América Latina y El Caribe es la única región en la que la tasa de homicidio adolescente ha aumentado desde 2007. La tasa de homicidio adolescente es tres veces mayor a la siguiente región (África Occidental y Central)

19 Apr 2018 description
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CONTEXTO REGIONAL

6.3 millones de niños, niñas y adolescentes son migrantes o refugiados.

Colombia tiene más niños y niñas desplazados que cualquier otro país en el mundo: 2 millones de niños y niñas desplazados por el conflicto.

62% de las víctimas de tráfico humano y abuso en América Latina y el Caribe son niños y niñas.

600,000 personas migraron de Venezuela a Colombia en 2017. 48% son niños y niñas.

19 Apr 2018 description
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April 19, Cox’s Bazar – The first heavy rains of 2018 have hit Cox’s Bazar ahead of the much dreaded monsoon season, drenching refugee camps that are now home to nearly 800,000 Rohingya.

There was some rain early on Wednesday followed by a heavy downpour this morning. The rain comes during what’s known as the pre-monsoon season—when severe storms and heavy rains are common—before Bangladesh’s devastating monsoon season starts in earnest in late May or early June.

18 Apr 2018 description
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Nutrition Boost: Time to rethink our approach to financing Sustainable Development Goal 2

I’m writing this from Washington DC, the site of the annual World Bank Spring Meetings. As hundreds of ministers descend on the city to discuss the pressing finance and development issues of the day, the Springs are a great chance to reflect on the world’s efforts to fund the fight against global malnutrition.

18 Apr 2018 description
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By Ahmad Imam, Humanitarian Team at Save the Children

Earlier this week I woke up to reports of the latest atrocity to hit families in Douma – a suspected chemical attack. Horrific, yet not unfamiliar images emerged of whole families lifeless in each other’s arms, and children pale and choking in dark basements.

The attack came whilst many people were waiting to be evacuated, hoping in vain to be taken to safety. Others suffocated whilst they were sheltering underground, trying to escape the worst of the bombing – this ultimately made them more vulnerable to the attack.

18 Apr 2018 description
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Message from the CEO

Late 2017 and early 2018 saw the international development sector responding to troubling reports of misconduct – incidents which have undoubtedly affected and harmed innocent victims who have turned to organisations such as ours for help, and whose trust was subsequently shattered. We know that the children we work with in areas affected by conflict, poverty and disaster are especially vulnerable to abuse.

18 Apr 2018 description
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As thousands of Congolese refugees arrive in Uganda each week, a new assessment by Save the Children has found that 10% of newly arrived children said they were raped during their journey to Uganda.

17 Apr 2018 description
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Nuevo instrumento permitirá evaluar si los Estados cumplen las pautas mínimas para la protección integral, la prevención y atención frente a la violencia, el abuso y la explotación.

América Latina y El Caribe han registrado importantes avances en materia de Derechos del Niño. A 25 años de la aprobación de la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño, la mayoría de países la han ratificado y han hecho cambios significativos en leyes y políticas públicas con el fin de promover la protección de la niñez.

17 Apr 2018 description

RISKS

This year torrential rains, flooding, and landslides in Cox's Bazar could create a disaster within a disaster. Within 24 hours of a deluge, roads in the Rohingya camps can turn to mud, while hills are highly susceptible to landslides. This weather is guaranteed to wreak havoc, destroying makeshift shelters, flooding roads and low-lying settlements, and smashing bridges. The most likely scenario of a normal to heavy monsoon season, along with a number of cyclonic/high winds, may result in the following:

17 Apr 2018 description

During the monsoon season, all students should be told, and regularly reminded of, the key messages in this document. Teachers should reinforce these messages regularly through role play, games and poems. All TLCs should have an Evacuation Plan in place, and practice it regularly with the students, likely in the form of a School Safety Drill.

13 Apr 2018 description

Des millions de personnes touchées par la crise humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposées à une aggravation de la faim et à une augmentation des maladies et des décès en raison d’un manque crucial de financement de la réponse humanitaire, alerte une coalition réunissant 20 ONG internationales à l’occasion de la conférence des bailleurs se réunissant ce jour à Genève.

13 Apr 2018 description

Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.

11 Apr 2018 description
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The devastating drought in the Horn of Africa is threatening progress made towards stamping out some of the worst forms of abuse against women and girls, Save the Children is warning.

After an unprecedented four consecutive failed rains in Somaliland, and despite a global decline in child marriage, the aid organisation is deeply concerned by encountering repeated cases of forced child marriage as a result of the drought.

03 Apr 2018 description
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This brief documents the impact of the floods in Assam, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal from June to September 2017 on children's education and safety. It describes response efforts taken by Save the Children India to ensure access to and continuation of education for affected children through Child Friendly Spaces (CFS), Temporary Learning Centers (TLC) and Temporary Learning Materials (TLM).

03 Apr 2018 description
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FOREWORD

The Horn of Africa has been grappling with the effects of consecutive failed rains across Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia that led to 12 million people in need of humanitarian assistance at the start of 2017.

Children bore the brunt of the crisis as their families struggled to survive in a worsening situation that resulted in malnutrition, increased susceptibility to diseases, limited access to school and exposure to protection concerns as families would migrate in search of food and water.

03 Apr 2018 description

EECR Cluster Response Progress

January – February 2018 Progress Summary

In January and February 2017, EECR Cluster partners released around 1,969,106 sq. m of land through mine and ERW clearance and survey in 37 Districts (14 Governorates). Around 545,987 people directly benefited from survey and clearance activities.

29 Mar 2018 description
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REGIONAL OVERVIEW

  • According to UNHCR 5,615,147 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. Children now make up 47.7% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,678,425 refugee children in the region.

  • To date we have reached 3,127,153 people in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Turkey and Syria, including approx. 2,041,809 children.

29 Mar 2018 description
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In 1980, The Police had the best-selling single in the UK, ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ was the top-grossing film and the World Health Organization officially declared that smallpox had been eradicated, thanks to a global vaccination campaign.