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Increasing Number of Children Pushed Out of Education in Ethiopia Due to Severe Drought, Conflict and Forced Displacement

Joint mission to Ethiopia by Education Cannot Wait and Norway International Development Minister brings attention to one of the world’s largest education crises that has left 3.6 million children out of school

Ethiopia is facing one of the worst humanitarian crises it has seen in decades. On a joint high-level visit to Ethiopia, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the Norwegian Minister of International Development took stock of education needs in areas affected by the compounding, crippling impacts on children due to conflict,…

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Nigeria, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)'s girls’ education programme sends an additional 1.5 million girls to school in northern Nigeria

GEP3 worked to improve the quality of education for all children and helped girls gain better access to education and economic opportunities, breaking the cycle of poverty and disadvantage

In response to the low levels of participation of girls in schooling, the Federal Ministry of Education, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the UK, and UNICEF implemented the Girls’ Education Programme Phase 3 (GEP3) across six northern Nigerian states of Katsina, Kano, Niger, Sokoto, Zamfara and Bauchi…

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calls for investment in world’s first child-focused climate risk financing solution

Focusing on eight cyclone-prone countries across multiple regions, the $30 million risk transfer financing platform seeks to support 15 million children, youth and women over an initial three-year pilot

UNICEF is launching a new climate financing initiative to enhance countries’ climate resilience and disaster preparedness for children and youth and bolster protection for children from the impacts of future climate-related disasters. The Today and Tomorrow initiative is an integrated climate change finance solution that, for the first time, combines funding for immediate…

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The Government of Ethiopia and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) inaugurate One-Stop Centre which provides comprehensive services to survivors of gender-based violence

A wide community awareness campaign is also underway so that victims of gender-based violence will not be afraid to seek the services provided at the centre due to stigma

Today, the Government of Ethiopia and UNICEF, inaugurated a one-stop centre (OSC) that provides comprehensive medical, legal, and psychosocial services to victims of gender-based violence (GBV) in a safe environment.  The ceremony was attended by H.E Dr. Ergogie Tesfaye, Minister for the Ministry of Women and Social Affairs of the…

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Over 27 million children at risk as devastating floods set records across the world

Number of children affected by flooding in Chad, Gambia, Pakistan and north-east Bangladesh highest in over 30 years

As COP27 gets underway in Egypt, UNICEF warns this year has brought overwhelming flooding to at least 27.7 million children in 27 countries worldwide. A large majority of the 27.7 million children* affected by flooding in 2022 are among the most vulnerable and are at high risk of a multitude…

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United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF): Fighting in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is having a devastating impact on children

Violence has intensified over the last week after a period of relative calm, presenting aid agencies with a major humanitarian and logistical challenge

UNICEF has expressed its utmost concern about the serious damage to children caused by recent fighting in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Violence has intensified over the last week after a period of relative calm, presenting aid agencies with a major humanitarian and logistical challenge. Thousands…

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More than 1.5 million children at risk as devastating floods hit Nigeria

The floods are adding another layer of complexity to an already precarious humanitarian situation in the country

More than 2.5 million people in Nigeria are in need of humanitarian assistance – 60 per cent of which are children – and are at increased risk of waterborne diseases, drowning and malnutrition due to the most severe flooding in the past decade, UNICEF warned today. The floods, which have…

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Children suffering dire drought across parts of Africa are ‘one disease away from catastrophe’ – warns United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Number of drought-hit people in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia without reliable access to safe water has risen from 9.5 million to 16.2 million in the space of five months, meanwhile children in the Sahel also facing extremely high levels of water vulnerability

Children in the Horn of Africa and the Sahel could die in devastating numbers unless urgent support is provided, as severe malnutrition and the risk of water-borne disease collide – UNICEF warns during World Water Week. “History shows that when high levels of severe acute malnutrition in children combine with…

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Democratic Republic of the Congo – UNICEF urges parents and children in Equateur Province to take safety precautions after second confirmed fatality from most recent Ebola virus outbreak

Urgent efforts are now underway to trace all those who may have had contact with the two Ebola cases

UNICEF has urged parents and children living in the western province of Equateur to maintain the utmost vigilance amid the 14th and latest outbreak of Ebola virus which first emerged on the outskirts of the provincial capital Mbandaka. “UNICEF, through its office in Mbandaka, is on the ground to support health…

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Global polio eradication initiative calls for renewed commitments to achieve promise of a polio-free world

US$4.8 billion budget needed to implement new strategy and eradicate the infectious disease Germany announces it will co-host polio pledging moment in 2022

Today, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced that it is seeking new commitments to fund its 2022-2026 Strategy at a virtual event to launch its investment case. The strategy, if fully funded, will see the vaccination of 370 million children annually for the next five years and the continuation of global…