21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.
Only 15 countries worldwide have three essential national policies that support families with young children – UNICEF
New report says around 85 million children under five live in 32 countries that do not offer families two years of free pre-primary education; paid breastfeeding breaks for new mothers for the first six months; and adequate paid parental leave – three critical policies to support children’s early brain development
Highlights of the Month
Between them, those shortlisted for this year’s prestigious humanitarian award have helped thousands uprooted from their homes and forced to flee.
GENEVA - From promoting education among refugees in western Uganda to welcoming LGBTI asylum-seekers fleeing persecution in Central America, the five runners-up for this year’s annual UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award illustrate the commitment and dedication of those who support people displaced by war and conflict.
People in need
People in acute need
People lack access to basic health services
People internally displaced
Women and girls of reproductive age
Malnourished pregnant women at risk of contracting cholera
Women & girls at risk of gender-based violence
Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).
To date, She Decides, the international initiative of Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, has raised €260 million ($300 million). ‘That’s great news for millions of women and girls in developing countries. Because it means they’ll retain access to family planning facilities like sex education, contraception, safe abortion and maternity care. So great strides have once again been made since the Brussels conference this spring, when countries and private organizations pledged around €180 million for the initiative,’ the Minister said.
A pesar del progreso en algunos indicadores humanitarios, persisten grandes retos en el primer semestre de 2017.
La violencia por parte de grupos como el ELN, EPL, GAPD y grupos sin información, por disputa de poder territorial, control social y de economías ilícitas, genera necesidades humanitarias y de protección.
Mogadishu, 19 July 2017 – Sweden has granted the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) USD 8.5 Million to scale-up high impact reproductive, maternal, new-born and adolescent health interventions in Somalia.
Millions of women in Somalia remain at great risk during pregnancy and childbirth. Every year, one in 22 women dies prematurely due to pregnancy or childbirth-related complications. Most of these complications and illnesses are easily preventable and treatable. Strong political will and long-term financial commitment is urgently needed to address the high maternal deaths.
Trends and key figures
Since 01 January 2017 until 30 June 2017, 102,847 refugees and migrants have arrived in the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). Arrivals by sea in this period comprised of 17 per cent children, 12 per cent women and 71 per cent men.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.
MOGADISHU, 5 June 2017 – UNICEF’s lifesaving work to support women and children caught in the Somalia drought emergency has received a boost from the Government of Sweden with a generous contribution of SEK 39 million (US$4.4 million).
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.
Ana Rita Sousa Sequeira, Research associate, Murdoch University
US President Donald Trump’s first budget request for fiscal year 2018 includes drastic cuts for diplomacy and overseas aid (-32%), and slashes US$4.6 billion from humanitarian assistance and global health spending.
Durante el primer trimestre del año, OCHA reporta que alrededor de 4.830 personas se han desplazado en eventos masivos, como resultado de la presencia y accionar del ELN, EPL y GAPD. Los desplazamientos se han presentado principalmente en la costa pacífica (en los departamentos de Chocó, Nariño, Cauca, Valle del Cauca), sin embargo también se reportan eventos en Norte de Santander. Chocó concentra el 70 por ciento del total de personas desplazadas.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 14 May - 20 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, polio, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.
Situational overview: During the reporting period, the security situation progressively deteriorated following an Easter ceasefire.
Protection concerns: Draft law 3593-d “On the Temporarily Occupied Territory of Ukraine” rejected in parliamentary committee.
Assistance provided: In April, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 5,000 people.
COMMUNIQUE- La Suède vient d’octroyer à l’UNICEF RDC 57 millions de couronne suédoise (6 millions USD) pour l’appui au programme de santé en RDC (République Démocratique du Congo), au terme d’une convention de partenariat, signé le 25 avril 2017 à Kinshasa.