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South Sudan Conflict: 5,000 children reunited with family by Save the Children, UNICEF and partners

A total of 16,055 unaccompanied and separated children have been registered by the organisations involved in the family tracing and reunification programmes in South Sudan

Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, Save the Children, UNICEF and partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families. The 5,000th child to be reunited with his family was a 17-year-old boy, who had fled Tombura in Western Equatoria and sought refuge in Wau,…

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UNICEF warns of nutrition crisis affecting 165,000 children in Mali

A report published today shows that an estimated 165,000 children are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition across the country in 2018

A nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in Mali, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned today. A report published today shows that an estimated 165,000 children are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition across the…

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German Government contributes 23 million Euro towards strengthening health systems in northeastern Somalia

The services are being delivered through 43 health centres (21 in Mudug and 22 in Nugal) run by implementing partners under the Puntland Health Ministry

More than 2 million people in Puntland, northeastern Somalia, are due to benefit from improved health services with generous support from the development cooperation of the German government through KfW Development Bank. The joint project began in January 2017 and runs to the end of 2019. It focuses on the…

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Ethiopia to Host the fourth Acting the Call Conference of Ministers and Policy Makers on maternal and child survival

What: The Ministry of Health will officially announce that Ethiopia will be hosting Acting on the Call conference of Ministers and high level policy makers on maternal and child survival  When: Friday 18 August 2017, from 2:00 P.M - 3:30 P.M  Where: Ministry of Heath, Addis Ababa Ethiopia Who:  …

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27 Million Tanzanians now have access to improved water services

According to the report, in Tanzania, 1 in 2 people, or 27 Million Tanzanians have access to basic water services - that are within a 30-minute round trip collection time including queuing

Access to basic and safely managed water services in Tanzania has improved, according to a new report released on Thursday this week by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF. According to the report, in Tanzania, 1 in 2 people, or 27 Million Tanzanians have access to basic water services…

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Expanding opportunities for Somalia’s youth as the Somali National University gets back its main campus

The campus had been used by different militaries, and secured by the Burundi contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) as a battalion headquarters for more than ten years

UNICEF has welcomed the handover of the Somali National University’s main campus to the Federal Government as an important step forward in expanding opportunities for youth in Somalia.  The campus had been used by different militaries, and secured by the Burundi contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)…

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UNICEF Global Press Release with information on Ethiopia: Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones

UNICEF has received only 12 per cent of the funds it needs this year to send children affected by emergencies to school

Funding shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children caught up in conflicts or disasters, UNICEF said today ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Of the $932 million needed this year for its education programmes in emergency countries, UNICEF has so far received recorded voluntary contributions of less than…

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Over 7 million children are on the move in West and Central Africa each year

Vast majority of child migrants uprooted by violence, poverty and climate change remain in Africa

Children account for over half of the 12 million West and Central African people on the move each year, with some 75 per cent of them remaining in sub-Saharan Africa, and less than one in five heading to Europe – UNICEF announced today as part of a new report. In…

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Ethiopia Attains Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has thus become 42nd country in the world to have validated the elimination of Maternal and Neonatal tetanus

“Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination in Ethiopia is hereby validated!” That was the conclusion of the joint mission from UNICEF and WHO today at its debriefing sessions with: the Ethiopian Ministry of Health; the WHO Representative to Ethiopia; and the UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia…

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Children continue to bear the brunt of multiple emergencies in Sudan

UNICEF urgently requires US$22 million to provide lifesaving response for over 100,000 children

Over the last few months, Sudan has faced multiple emergencies with the rapid spread of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea across 12 of its 18 states, a significant influx of South Sudanese refugees, and high rates of malnutrition, especially in the Jebel Marra Area of Central Darfur.   Over…