National immunization coverage rates have dropped from 84.6 to 68 per cent as a result of the ongoing nurses strike; women delivering in institutions has fallen by 33 per cent with consequent deaths.
NAIROBI, 19 October 2017 – UNICEF and the Kenya Red Cross Society have come together to undertake a joint action to design and implement a package of interventions that will alleviate the suffering of vulnerable communities that are not able to access essential healthcare as a result of the ongoing nurses’ strike.
The humanitarian situation in Somalia continues to be precarious despite a slight reduction of the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance – from 6.7 million to 6.2 million. The recent FAO-managed FSNAU assessments show that the threat of localized famine is as relevant today as it was in the first months of the crisis. Malnutrition, one of the leading indicators of the crisis, has reached emergency levels in a number of locations in southern and central Somalia, primarily among displaced populations.
Situation in Numbers
39,000 affected children in need of assistance in Hurricane Irma and Maria-affected countries
19,800 affected children in Dominica
2,900 people in shelters in Dominica
1070 children from Dominica and Barbuda estimated to be integrated in schools in Antigua
Violence in Myanmar driving Up to 12,000 Rohingya refugee children into Bangladesh every week – UNICEF
Cholera and malnutrition among main dangers as refugee camps swell
UNICEF urges donors to support humanitarian appeals ahead of international pledging conference
• Simultaneous attacks in the two villages of Far North region displaced some 2,000 people in Mayo Tsanaga department. While the precarious security situation has not allowed an inter-agency assessment to take place, a rapid assessment by an NGO identified the priority needs as Shelter and WASH.
UNICEF welcomes commitments to meet the needs of Nigeria's 2.5 million malnourished children and urges further action
ABUJA, 10 October 2017 – UNICEF applauds action this week by the Wife of the President, Her Excellency Aisha Buhari as well as by parliamentarians to address the urgent need to tackle child malnutrition in Nigeria.
- Total affected population: 1.7 million
- Total affected children (<18 years): 680,000
- Number of people to be reached in 2017: 400,000
- Number of children to be reached in 2017: 160,000
Au rythme actuel, entre 2017 et 2030, 30 millions de nouveau-nés mourront dans les 28 premiers jours de leur vie.
NEW YORK/GENÈVE/WASHINGTON DC, le 19 octobre 2017 – Chaque jour en 2016, 15 000 enfants sont morts avant d’avoir atteint leur cinquième anniversaire, dont 46 % au cours des 28 premiers jours de leur vie, soit 7 000 nouveau-nés, selon un nouveau rapport des Nations Unies.
7,000 newborns die every day, despite steady decrease in under-five mortality, new report says
At current trends, 30 million newborns will die within first 28 days of life between 2017 and 2030
NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON DC, 19 October 2017 – Every day in 2016, 15,000 children died before their fifth birthday, 46 per cent of them – or 7,000 babies – died in the first 28 days of life, according to a new UN report.
18 October 2017 KYIV. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) with financial support of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine has provided the National Children's Hospital Ohmatdyt with the latest medical equipment GeneXpert (Manufacturer: Cepheid Inc., USA) for the rapid diagnostics of tuberculosis, HIV and viral hepatitis. The funds ($ 30,000) for the equipment were donated by Chamber Member Companies during charity events organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.
Points principaux de la situation au Kasaï
MANILA, 17 October 2017 – UNICEF Philippines and the global movement Nutrition International (NI) begin a nationwide three-year initiative to reduce risks of maternal deaths for pregnant women and protect newborn babies from life-threatening diseases.
Working with the Department of Health, the ‘Right Start Initiative’ will provide iron folic acid supplement to pregnant and post-partum mothers, promote optimum infant and young child feeding practices, and provide micronutrient powder for 91,000 pregnant women and 142,000 children 6-23 months old.
Funcionarios ediles y dirigentes participan de asesoramiento técnico en Motupe, Lambayeque y Chiclayo
Lambayeque - Lima, 17 octubre del 2017.- Los alcaldes y funcionarios de las municipalidades de la región Lambayeque, así como los integrantes de las Juntas Administradoras de Servicios de Saneamiento (JASS), y los servidores de los establecimientos de salud participarán este 12, 13, 19 y 20 de octubre de los talleres de sensibilización en la gestión del abastecimiento de agua para el consumo humano.
Between January and September 2017, close to 140,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores. Although two-thirds of them came through the Central Mediterranean Route, the Eastern Mediterranean Route has recorded a recent spike in sea crossings to Greece (including 4,239 children in three months) coupled with new arrivals through the Western Mediterranean Route and the Black Sea.
- Evolution des données de routine
- Echos des partenaires
- Histoire d’intérêt humain
Personnes dans le besoin: 1 500 000
Nombre de cas de malnutrition aigue sévère (MAS) ciblés: 200 294
Nombre de cas de malnutrition aigue Modérée (MAM) ciblés: 201 257
Femmes enceintes et allaitantes (FEFA) MAM ciblées : 36 550
The humanitarian situation for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remains dire, with some 537,000 newly arrived refugees since 25 August 2017 – of which 58 per cent are children and 60 per cent are women.
With the new influx since 25 August, the current total number of Rohingyas who have fled from Myanmar into Bangladesh, coupled with the affected population in communities, has reached a staggering 1.2 million, including 720,000 children.
More than 20 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen after more than two years of brutal conflict. The country’s infrastructure has been destroyed and its health services crippled. Nearly seven million people do not know where their next meal will come from and 380,000 children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition. UNICEF is supporting mobile medical teams to reach children in remote areas, like four-year-old Yahya, with lifesaving help.
By Thomas Charteris, Relief International
This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
GENEVA/NEW YORK, 17 October 2017 - Without immediate additional funding, UNICEF will not be able to continue providing lifesaving aid and protection to Rohingya children who have fled horrific violence in Myanmar for refuge in Bangladesh. Almost 60 per cent of the 582,000 refugees who have fled Myanmar since August 25 are children – and thousands more are crossing each week.