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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Nigeria Education Sector COVID19 Response Strategy in North East

The Nigeria Cluster is coordinated centrally by a team of experienced coordination specialists

Education Sector Coordination The Nigeria Cluster is coordinated centrally by a team of experienced coordination specialists. The team consists of Sector Coordinators from both sector Lead Agencies, UNICEF and Save the Children, as well as an Information Management Officer seconded from IMMAP to UNICEF. The EiEWGN team is responsible for…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: COVID-19 Response - Key Protection Concerns from the National Protection Cluster

The response to COVID-19 will not only stretch the capacity of health services, but may result in the redirection of humanitarian assistance from other critical needs

Pandemics are devastating in any context. However, the danger posed by disease outbreaks (such as COVID-19) is magnified for the 8.4 million people (including 1.7 million internally displaced persons (IDPs)) already in need of humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia. The response to COVID-19 will not only stretch the capacity of health…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Child Protection Service Provision and Caring for Children in the Context of the COVID 19 Pandemic

Evidence from previous infectious disease outbreaks suggest that existing child protection risks are exacerbated

Introduction This note aims to provide practical guidance to child protection (CP) actors and actors in other sectors to facilitate safe child protection service provision during the COVID-19 pandemic and related control measures in north-east Nigeria. The COVID 19 & Child Protection Resource Folder will regularly be updated with global…

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Coronavirus - Uganda: UNICEF scales up support in 145 countries to keep children learning, as COVID-19 forces majority of schools worldwide to close

UNICEF has allocated additional funding to accelerate work with governments and partners in more than 145 low- and middle-income countries

As nationwide school closures disrupt education for more than 80 per cent of students worldwide, UNICEF today announced it will significantly scale up support in all countries to help children continue their learning while keeping schools safe. "Schools in the majority of countries worldwide have closed. It is an unprecedented…

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Handwashing with soap, critical in the fight against coronavirus, is ‘out of reach’ for billions – UNICEF

In sub-Saharan Africa, 63 per cent of people in urban areas or 258 million people lack access to handwashing

Handwashing with soap, when done correctly, is critical in the fight against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), but millions of people have no ready access to a place to wash their hands, UNICEF said today. In total, only 3 out of 5 people worldwide have basic handwashing facilities, according to…

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Japan reiterates its support for people affected by conflict in North West, South West regions of Cameroon

H.E. Osawa met with partners working in the area, including local Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and the representatives of UN agencies based in Buea

The Ambassador of Japan, H.E. Osawa Tsutomu, wrapped up a one-day visit to Buea on 05 March, where he expressed Japan’s commitment to continue supporting people affected by conflict and displacement across the North West and South West regions, as well as its readiness to support the reconstruction and development…

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2.9 million people, including 1.6 million children, affected by one or more of humanitarian crises in Niger

UNICEF took this opportunity to appeal for solidarity to help the Government of Niger and its partners meet the urgent needs of the affected populations

Nearly 3 million people, more than half children, in Niger are in need of humanitarian assistance, amid the risks posed by insecurity, malnutrition, recurrent disease epidemics and outbreaks, cyclical floods, droughts and displacement. UNICEF calls today for increased attention to the plight of children and their families. Niger continues to…

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The Government of Japan Pledges half a million dollars to support UNICEF’s emergency response for vulnerable children in Libya

UNICEF will also utilize the contribution to strengthen the capacity and develop education in emergency preparedness of teachers and education personnel

The Government of Japan has allocated half a million dollars to support UNICEF emergency assistance for vulnerable girls and boys affected by the prolonged conflict and displacement in western Libya. The partnership extends for 12 months and aims to uphold UNICEF humanitarian response to the immediate and increasing needs of…

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Launch of the ACT to protect campaign

by the UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict

What: Ms Virginia Gamba, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (SRSG CAAC), is launching the ‘ACT to Protect’ campaign aiming to strengthen the protection of children affected by conflict in South Sudan. Who:   Ms Virginia Gamba, UN SRSG CAAC The co-chairs of the Country Task…

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Two million children in Nigeria could die in the next decade unless more is done to fight pneumonia

Pneumonia is caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi, and leaves children fighting for breath as their lungs fill with pus and fluid

Malnutrition, air pollution and lack of access to vaccines and antibiotics among the drivers of preventable deaths from pneumonia—which last year killed a child every three minutes in Nigeria Boosting efforts to fight pneumonia could avert over 2 million child deaths from pneumonia and other major diseases in Nigeria, new…