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29 September 2010 - UNICEF correspondent Nina Martinek reports on Executive Director Anthony Lake's visit to the Accra displacement camp in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where UNICEF supports child-friendly spaces, health clinics, temporary learning spaces and other services for earthquake-affected children and families. For more information, please visit www.unicef.org
22 September 2010: Ambassador Eric Goosby, US Global AIDS Coordinator, speaks about a comprehensive, high-impact approach to reducing child and maternal mortality rates and mother-to-child transmission of HIV. For more information, please visit www.unicef.org
www.unicef.org SWAT VALLEY, Pakistan, 28 September 2010 - The scenic Swat valley in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is facing a complex emergency situation. Since May 2009 military operations and conflict have ravaged the area and in July 2010 floods came, affecting some 3.8 million people in the province and devastating thousands. The impact on the health and nutritional status of families has been severe, especially for children and women. "Children and women were badly affected by the conflict and we had not yet completed the early recovery work when the worst floods hit us," said Javed Afridi, Project Coordinator for the Abaseen Foundation, a non-governmental UNICEF partner in Pakistan. With partners like Abaseen, UNICEF is conducting social mobilization activities for 'Mother and Child Days' and other health and vaccination campaigns in the Swat valley. UNICEF and its partners are working rapidly to reach the most vulnerable in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and other flood-affected provinces. In Kot Naway Kaley village, for example, teams of vaccinators from the area's Basic Health Unit are going door-to-door, identifying and registering children for measles vaccines and administering on-the-spot polio vaccinations.
www.unicef.org THATTA, Pakistan, 27 September 2010 -- Thatta, a town in southern Pakistan's Sindh province, is one of the areas hardest-hit by the country's recent floods. It is also home to the famous Makli Hills, a renowned burial place for some 125000 Sufi saints. One of the largest Muslim necropolises in the world -- with a diameter of approximately 8 km -- the site has become home to communities fleeing the floodwaters that have devastated entire towns in lower Sindh province. Approximately 450000 people affected by the floods sought refuge in Makli Hills, and most of them are camping in open spaces. With the government and its humanitarian partners still in the process of organizing the large-scale response to the massive flood crisis, the displaced are in dire circumstances. Food and safe drinking water are in scarce supply. Government mobile medical clinics, supported by UNICEF, made the rounds at camps and alerted the camp infirmary about pregnant women who were scheduled for delivery imminently. Once the women are in labour, they are transferred to the camp with the main facility for maternal and neo-natal health care and medically supervised delivery. More complicated cases are referred to the district hospital. In other parts of Sindh where relief efforts have been under way since the first days of the floods in mid-August, UNICEF is one of several agencies delivering much-needed emergency relief -- including immunization, sanitation, mobile health teams and ...
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UNICEF and partners bring textbooks to students across ZimbabweReliefWeb (press release)By Tapuwa L. Mutseyekwa HARARE, Zimbabwe, 14 September 2010 – As Zimbabwe's schools open for the final term of the year, UNICEF and its partners, ...
UNICEF (press release)Gender equity beyond primary educationUNICEF (press release)The 2010 edition of UNICEF's 'Progress for Children' shows that despite advancement towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), many of the poorest and ...and more »
UN News CentreMost Paraguayan children suffer parental or family abuse, UN reportsUN News CentreThe UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) study, released yesterday, found that corporal punishment and verbal humiliation are considered culturally acceptable forms ...and more »
UNICEF (press release)Tackling malnutritionUNICEF (press release)To improve the national nutrition status, the Government of Nepal, with support from UNICEF, is piloting integrated community promotion of IYCF and Multiple ...and more »
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ReutersDisease risk eases in parts of flooded PakistanMontreal GazetteThe risk of outbreaks of disease has eased in parts of flood-hit Pakistan as water recedes from many areas, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said ...Waterborne diseasesDaily TimesPAKISTAN: SANITATION CRUCIAL TO SURVIVAL FOR FLOOD VICTIMSReliefWeb (press release)all 67 news articles »
www.unicef.org PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 14 September 2010 - They came so their voices would be heard. Fifty young participants at UNICEF's 'Children and Youth Participation Movement for a Transformative Agenda for Children,' an event held recently in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, were able to voice opinions as never before. They addressed issues including social, environmental and economic concerns, as well as the role of young people in Haiti's future. The Participation Movement will take the shape of a series of debates, forums and conferences to allow Haitian young people a chance to express their hopes -- and demands -- in the weeks ahead of its November presidential election. "Our leaders need to know about the conditions Haitian children are living in now, so in their political programme they can bring them assistance," said one young participant, Luxon Julien.
VIENTIANE, Lao People's Democratic Republic, 14 September 2010 -- UNICEF and partners have joined forces with the Ministry of Health in Lao PDR to address worrying levels of malnutrition among children living in remote areas of the country. An assessment conducted in May and June by the National Institute of Public Health, in collaboration with the Department of Statistics and UNICEF, reported a poor-to-critical state of acute malnutrition among children living in nine provinces affected by floods in 2008 and by Typhoon Ketsana last year. "We found extremely high levels of malnutrition among children" said Dr. Dalaphone Sithideth, the survey team's physician. In Attapeu, one of three southern provinces covered by the survey, 18.9 per cent of children aged 6 to 59 months were found to suffer from acute malnutrition. This figure is almost 4 per cent above the international definition for an emergency situation. In response to the assessment, the government and its international partners have devised a 12-month strategy of urgent interventions targeting around 200000 children. This strategy includes the dispatch of therapeutic feeding kits to severely affected areas and training of health staff and volunteer community workers, who will carry out a screening and assessment of the most severely malnourished children. For its part, UNICEF will accelerate the distribution of micronutrient powder for children aged 6 to 23 months and promote zinc supplements for children with ...
Bangladesh envoy chairs UNICEF regular sessionFinancial Express BangladeshDr Abdul Momen, who is Bangladesh Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN, presided over the Second Regular UNICEF session this week at the UN ...and more »
www.unicef.org OSH, KYRGYZSTAN, 13 September 2010 -- Nazbiyke, 17, is already attending Lomonosov School, although the school year has not yet officially begun. Like many students, Nazbiyke is eagerly looking forward to the start of school and to seeing her classmates again. But she knows that some of them will not be there. Many children fled Osh with their families after the uprising in June. The school's head teacher, Shakirova Alia Fanilievna, is working hard to include peace and tolerance education in response to the recent strife. The first month of school will be dedicated to Peace and Reconciliation, and UNICEF has cooperated with The Ministry of Education to finalize the peace-building lessons which will be integrated in the regular curriculum. Posters with the words 'Peace, Friendship, Tolerance and Harmony,' designed for classroom walls, emphasize the point. The lack of teachers is not the only challenge facing children in Osh. Another concern is safety for teachers and students, especially for those living far from school. To ensure safety, the government is providing guards and school buses for transportation. UNICEF plans to provide 24 school buses for Osh and Jalal Abad provinces.
UNICEF reports on temporary learning centres providing education and recreation opportunities, and a sense of normalcy, for flood-affected children in Pakistan. For more information, please visit www.unicef.org
Carl-Wilhelm Stenhammar, Chair of the Rotary Foundation Trustees, discusses Rotary International's partnership with UNICEF for global polio eradication. For more information, visit: www.unicef.org
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UNICEF correspondent Anja Baron reports on the visit by UNICEF and World Food Programme chiefs Anthony Lake and Josette Sheeran to flood-stricken Punjab province, Pakistan.
UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on the campaign to end female genital cutting in Ethiopia within a generation. For more information, visit: unicef.org
7 August 2009 - UNICEF reports on child-friendly schools in Ghana that are breaking the cycle of child labour. For more information, visit: unicef.org
UNICEF correspondent Chris Niles reports on the campaign to end female genital cutting in Ethiopia within a generation. For more information, visit: unicef.org
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Put it Right (www.unicef.org.uk ) is a five year initiative by UNICEF UK to inspire action to protect the rights of children everywhere. This film is a glimpse into the lives of children around the world who are missing out on these basic rights - the right to an education, to a childhood, to be healthy, to be treated fairly and to be heard. This is wrong. Please take action today and help put it right. Which of these will you do now? Now that you have watched the video, which are you moved to do? Click here to share on Facebook bit.ly Click here to tweet the video on Twitter: bit.ly Click here to learn more about the campaign: www.unicef.org.uk Click here to donate money to help the campaign: www.unicef.org.uk Click here to take action and help the campaign for children's rights: www.unicef.org.uk Radiohead kindly donated their track 'Videotape' to the film.
www.unicef.org NEW YORK, USA, 9 July 2010 -- In a special video message marking the six-month anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Yuna Kim thanks donors who have supported a cause she herself holds dear: UNICEF's relief efforts for Haitian children and families. Ms. Kim is deeply committed to improving the lives of children. After the earthquake struck in Haiti, she made a generous donation to UNICEF's emergency operations for children there. In her video message, Ms. Kim addresses fellow donors directly. "When the earthquake in Haiti shook the nation to the core, like you, I decided to help. And together, we did help by providing children with food, protection, clean water, medicine and school books," she says. "What has already been achieved in Haiti brings hope. But rebuilding homes, schools and lives will take time, and it needs our continued support. Let us not forget the people of Haiti -- or the millions of children around the world who need our help the most."
UNICEF and other international leaders in maternal health and child survival met 7-9 June in Washington, DC, to accelerate a global campaign aimed at reducing deaths of pregnant women and young children. Here is one in a series of related stories. KHARIAR, India, 11 June 2010 -- In India's Orissa state, where Ms. Patel lives, up to eight mothers die every day giving birth. More than two-thirds of all maternal deaths in India occur in just a handful of impoverished states, including Orissa, and the inability to get medical care in time is one of the major factors contributing to this tragedy. UNICEF and its partners are committed to avoiding these preventable maternal deaths. Some innovative schemes -- including a conditional cash transfer programme for women who deliver in health facilities -- are starting to improve the situation. But many experts believe that investment in midwifery is the key to revolutionizing India's maternal health landscape. "What India needs now is a professional cadre of midwives," said UNICEF Maternal and Women's Health Specialist Kimberly Allen. When combined with referrals for complicated cases, she noted, midwives help more women deliver safely and with dignity. "Pregnancy is not a disease," said Ms. Allen. "No woman should ever have to die giving birth."
www.unicef.org Swaziland, 26 May 2010 -- Three years ago, a massive survey supported by UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed an alarming level of sexual and physical abuse among girls in Swaziland. As many as one in three girls surveyed reported a history of abuse. In response, UNICEF has been working with the Government of Swaziland -- along with thousands of local volunteers -- to build a more protective culture for children across the country. The wide-reaching survey, which targeted girls ages 13-24 and asked questions specific to abuse and mental health, was the first of its kind in the world. Its results were staggering. As a child, approximately one in three young women had experienced some form of sexual violence; nearly one in four had experienced physical violence; and approximately 3 in 10 had experienced emotional abuse. Swaziland's culture of abuse is linked inextricably with poverty, food shortage, unemployment and HIV and AIDS. While it cannot be easily extinguished, building a protective system for children is an essential first step toward ensuring the basic rights of children across the country.
www.unicef.org PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 28 April 2010 Miratson Guerrier and Ricardo Rocourt have been best friends for as long as they can remember. But when the 12 January earthquake here destroyed each of their homes, they also became neighbours. Along with thousands of others, Miratson, 13, and Ricardo, 12, found themselves living in the same temporary settlement the Sainte Therese camp in the Pétionville suburb of Port-au-Prince. The pair of friends has high hopes for the future despite their challenging surroundings. Ricardo talks about becoming president one day, and Miratson would like to be a doctor. But in the camp, day-to-day concerns continue to outweigh talk of future plans. "All I want is a house where I can go to sleep, food to eat, water to drink, a place to go to school and a yard to play in, said Miratson. This is what would make me happy again."
www.unicef.org World Malaria Day, 25 April, focuses this year on the challenge of achieving universal coverage with essential malaria-control interventions. Here is a story of progress and challenges in one malaria-endemic country, Mozambique. Between 2000 and 2009, UNICEF supported the distribution of almost 3 million insecticide-treated mosquito nets to pregnant women, children under five, orphaned and vulnerable children and people living with HIV across Mozambique. Together, the agency and its partners have distributed a total of more than 7 million nets countrywide. In one years time, the results in Tete Province have been staggering. According to Provincial Health Director Dr. Luisa Cumba, malaria cases and deaths have dropped by 68 per cent and 89 per cent, respectively. Prevention of malaria is feasible, especially if people realize how serious it is and how, by sleeping under a mosquito net, they can prevent the illness, said Barbara Kerstiens, Counsellor for the European Union Mozambique Delegation. This can prevent the cost to the family in the death of a child or the death of a pregnant woman.
www.unicef.org RAJASTHAN, India 22 April 2010 Bablu, 14, lives with her family in a small village in rural Rajasthan. She was 13 when her community decided she should be married. I did not want to get married, she said. I thought my life would be completely ruined. Child marriage is illegal in India, but in poor regions, such as the north-western state of Rajasthan, there is enormous social and economic pressure to defy the law. More than half of girls here are married by age 18 often setting up a lifetime of health and social problems for these young women and their children. UNICEF and the European Commission work with government at all levels in India to help families who decide not to marry off their young daughters. Local health care workers like Durga are at the heart of the programme. At the community meetings held by the UNICEF-European Commission partnership, villagers are encouraged to discuss issues such as domestic violence and girls education, and to find ways they can all agree on ending harmful social practices. The programme encourages communities to realize that everyone benefits when girls stay in school and delay marriage.
MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan, 20 April 2010 In this video, UNICEF's Sarah Crowe reports on UNICEF's efforts to help protect Afghan girls from violence and early marriage. Says UNICEF Child Protection Officer Farid Dastgeer, We also need to provide opportunities for girls when they graduate, so that they can earn as much as a boy earns in the community. But Mr. Dastgeer cautions: Peace is the key to any success in any area, and especially in child protection, so if there is war, there is limitation of access to the rural areas [and] there is little chance we get to know the real problems of children from those areas. We need peace so that the community comes forward with their problems, and then UNICEF, along with partners, addresses those problems. Achieving peace wont be a walk in the park, but there are places where children have filled schools and classrooms, where families can walk around freely, where childhood is not interrupted. There is real momentum towards progress for girls and boys in parts of Afghanistan.
www.unicef.org PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haïti, 9 avril 2010 - Tandis qu'Haïti, après le tremblement de terre du 12 janvier, fait de lents progrès, l'UNICEF s'apprête à publier un rapport d'ensemble faisant le point sur les opérations humanitaires menées en faveur des enfants haïtiens. Le rapport, qui doit être publié la semaine prochaine, offre une vue générale des progrès accomplis jusqu'à présent ainsi qu'un regard critique sur les défis à venir tout en se préoccupant de l'avenir, dans l'espoir de transformer Haïti, les enfants étant placés au centre du programme. « L'UNICEF affirme depuis le début que le tremblement de terre et ses conséquences sont en grande partie une situation d'urgence impliquant des enfants, » explique le Responsable par intérim de la communication de l'UNICEF en Haïti, Edward Carwardine. « Et tandis que nous allons de l'avant, il est également important que ceci devienne l'occasion d'un redressement pour les enfants, que nous les mettions au premier plan de notre programme , que nous nous assurions que leur voix soit entendue, que leurs besoins soient clairement identifiés et clairement exprimés et que leurs droits soient maintenus tandis que nous progressons. » Le rapport à venir, ajoute Edward Carwardine, « tente de résumer ce qui a été accompli mais identifie aussi les secteurs où subsistent des besoins, là où il continue d'y avoir des lacunes - et il ya toujours beaucoup de choses qui doivent être faites pour les enfants. »
www.unicef.org KISUMU, Kenya, 12 April 2010 At age 22, Judith Siji already has three children of her own and a stepson. When her husband died from AIDS-related causes several years ago, she had to shoulder the burden of supporting the entire family. In households like Ms. Sijis across Kenya, a new UNICEF-supported social protection programme is helping to support families with few resources. These households some of the most vulnerable in their communities receive about $40 per month through a cash transfer programme designed to meet their basic needs. The effect of this social protection mechanism on the most vulnerable families was apparent to unicefs Elhadj As Sy during his first field visit to Kenya since becoming Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa. Here we see a woman who is completely transformed from a helpless young widow with a disability to a head of a household with dignity, said Mr. As Sy, following his visit with Ms. Siji and her children.
www.unicef.org PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 9 April 2010 As Haiti slowly moves forward after the 12 January earthquake, UNICEF is set to release a comprehensive report taking stock of humanitarian efforts on behalf of the children of Haiti. The report, to be released next week, provides an overview of the progress made so far, as well as a critical look at the challenges ahead all with an eye to the future, in the hope of transforming Haiti, with children at the centre of the plan. "UNICEF has said from the beginning that the earthquake was very much a children's emergency," said UNICEF Haiti Acting Chief of Communication Edward Carwardine. "And it's also important that this now becomes a children's recovery, that we put children at the forefront of the agenda as we move forwards, that we make sure their voices are heard, that their needs are identified and clearly spelled out, and that their rights are upheld as we move forwards. The upcoming report, Mr. Carwardine added, tries to sum up what's been achieved, but also identifies where the needs still are, where there are still gaps and there are many things that still need to be done for children."
Nairobi, Kenya, World Water Day 2010 Three quarters of the planet is covered by water, yet only about one per cent is available for human agricultural, manufacturing, community and personal use. Unsafe drinking water, along with poor sanitation and hygiene, are the main contributors to an estimated 4 billion cases of diarrhoeal disease annually, causing more than 2.2 million deaths worldwide. Of these, some 1.5 million occur in children under five. To prevent these unnecessary deaths, people are changing the way they think about water in their homes. Today, simple, cost-effective ways to prevent disease known collectively as household water treatment and safe storage techniques (HWTS) are one key way to improve the lives of children and their families.
www.unicef.org KATHMANDU, Nepal, 16 March 2010 High level policymakers and international aid agencies met in Kathmandu this month to establish goals ensuring that Nepalese children get enough to eat. According to the Nepal Nutrition Report Card which the Ministry of Health and Population launched during the meeting approximately 1.7 million children, nearly half of all five years old children in the country, are stunted or suffer from undernutrition. The meeting was organised by the Ministry with support from UNICEF. Participants discussed the central role of nutrition in development, as well as the urgent need to scale up efforts to address child and maternal undernutrition key elements of achieving the Millennium Development Goals (mdgs) by 2015.
GARIN GUIZO, Niger , 10 March 2010 As dawn breaks in this rural village in southern Niger, the daily routine begins the same way it has for generations. Eleven-year-old Zhara lights the fire, warms a pot of water and sweeps the family yard. Until recently, such tasks would have been just the start of a long day of chores for a girl like Zhara. But today, she along with all of the villages children is going to school, an example of the exciting trend of increasing access to education in this West African nation. Were really happy to go school. We want to do well and succeed, says Zhara. I want to become a nurse and my friend a teacher. Child-friendly schools and girl-friendly schools, like the one Zhara is attending are the cornerstones of an initiative by UNICEF to transform not only education, but age-old practices here as well.
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www.unicef.org PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 17 February 2010 The first day of school in a UNICEF tent classroom was a happy day for Yolanda Senatus, 9 and a far cry from the tragic day she had experienced just a month earlier. I like to draw, sing and play with my friends. I am so happy today, said Yolanda, who lost both her home and her school in the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on 12 January. Yolanda is from Mount Jacquot, a hard-to-reach area in the vicinity of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. The community is on top of a mountain that is accessible only by steep roads; at times, its even difficult for helicopters to land there. Nevertheless, a UNICEF supply team has delivered tents for the temporary school and a clinic in Mount Jacquot, as well as school kits, medicine and basic medical equipment. The UNICEF team arrived at the location early one morning last week and helped community members set up the tents. Classes for 300 children began that day.
www.unicef.org PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 29 January 2010 UNICEF has carried out assessments at more than 60 orphanages throughout the devastated capital, Port-au-Prince. Mobile teams are identifying and registering children who have been orphaned or separated from their families by the quake. While there are thousands of potential surrogate parents willing to adopt them, newly orphaned children like Rodrigue need physical and emotional support where they are. unicef's experience shows that such support is best provided as part of a programme that seeks to reunite children with their families. "We are exhausting all the efforts we have to find their parents or their extended family," says UNICEF Regional Child Protection Specialist Caroline Bakker.
www.unicef.org NEW YORK, USA, 28 January 2010 More than two weeks after a powerful earthquake struck Haiti, unicef's emergency relief effort is reaching hundreds of thousands of survivors. As of last night, 13 planes had brought health, nutrition, and water-and-sanitation supplies to Haiti and the neighbouring Dominican Republic. Aid was slow at first because the destruction took an enormous toll on Haiti's already poorly served communities, resulting in a double disaster for the country. "When the earthquake hit the most populated area of the country, it not only destroyed hundreds of thousands of lives but also anything that was left in terms of infrastructure," said UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes Louis-Georges Arsenault. "The UN was very badly hit as well, so our capacity on the ground was absolutely minimal."
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www.unicef.org NEW YORK, USA, 24 January 2010 Aid is reaching children in parts of Haiti devastated by the 12 January earthquake, but huge humanitarian challenges remain. Many of the disasters worst effects including its impact on child health and safety are aggravated by the countrys longstanding impoverishment and instability. The earthquake that killed so many is, in fact, a double disaster: The serious development constraints that Haiti already faced have now worsened significantly. Even before the quake, the health system was relatively weak and the immunization coverage was not optimal, said UNICEF Chief of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Renee Van de Weerdt. The rates of malnutrition were also relatively high, she added. We know that we have to deal with a very vulnerable population.
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