Source: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) |

School exclusion in Madagascar during COVID-19

UNESCO Institute for Statistics has launched five country studies, including one in Madagascar - a country where legislation emphasizes compulsory school attendance from age 6

On March 4th, UNESCO Madagascar presented the results of the study "Analysis of Out-of-School Children Data and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Madagascar," conducted within the framework of the Global Out-of-School Children Initiative (OOSCI), for the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). With 258 million children, adolescents and youth…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Nigeria: Vaccinations needed to curb measles epidemic in Borno state

The vaccination plan is still under discussion at state and federal levels with the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization

Hundreds of children are falling ill with measles in Zabarmari, a small town in Nigeria's conflict-affected Borno state, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned today. A vaccination campaign is needed to curb the epidemic in Zabarmari and the state capital Maiduguri. "We are engaged in discussions with…

Source: African Union (AU) |

African Union (AU) and International Labour Organization (ILO) launch International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour paving the way for greater collaboration among stakeholders in Africa

With already one in five African children working in 2016, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent is expected to push more children into child labour

The African Union (AU), in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), launched the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour in Africa with a three-hour virtual event on Wednesday, 31 March 2021. The launch provided a platform for African and multi-stakeholders to discuss the progress and remaining gaps…

Source: Save the Children |

Save the Children and partners return 58 abducted children and women to their families

The children and women were abducted from across the country, including Akobo, Walgak, Pierri, Lankien, Pibor and Maiwut

58 children and women previously abducted from their families during inter-communal violence were returned to their families, as part of a Save the Children-led partnership with UNMISS and other agencies. The children and women were abducted from across the country, including Akobo, Walgak, Pierri, Lankien, Pibor and Maiwut.  The children…

Source: Save the Children |

Horror in Cabo Delgado: Unaccompanied children arrive in Pemba after violence

Over 670,000 people are now displaced inside Mozambique due to the conflict in Cabo Delgado – almost seven times the number reported a year ago

Unaccompanied children have started to arrive in the coastal town of Pemba in northern Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, following last week’s brutal attacks by insurgents on Palma and surrounding areas, Save the Children said today. In the past few days, an estimated 3,100 people have fled Palma to the sea…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on situation of children following attack on Palma, Mozambique

UNICEF calls on all parties to keep children out of harm’s way, and to protect aid workers

“We still do not know the full impact that the deadly militant attack in Palma, northern Mozambique, has had on children, but we fear that it will be brutal. “Palma was already hosting well over 35,000 people forcibly displaced from other areas of the province due to previous attacks. Half…

Source: Save the Children |

Severe Water Shortages in Somalia Leave 70% of Families Without Safe Drinking Water

Without immediate humanitarian assistance, the crisis is likely to peak in June with the number of children and adults in urgent need of support soaring to 5.9 million

Water sources in Somalia are drying up at a rapid rate as a looming drought intensifies, leaving 70 percent of families across the country without access to safe drinking water. Thousands of children are now reliant on emergency water trucking and unprotected wells or are forced to leave their homes…

Source: World Food Programme (WFP) |

WFP, the Government of Liberia and Canada provide support to school children and their families

WFP provides school feeding as a critical intervention for improving the enrolment and learning status of children

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing take-home rations to pre-primary and primary school children and their household members, totalling 20,000 beneficiaries. The rations comprising of rice, fortified vegetable oil, and pulses are intended to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the students and their families.…

Source: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) |

Statement by UNICEF Regional Director Marie-Pierre Poirier on attack in western Niger

UNICEF condemns the horrific killings of civilians perpetrated by unidentified armed groups in the Tillabery region, killing at least 58 people – including children

“UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the horrific killings of civilians perpetrated by unidentified armed groups in the villages of Darey-dey and Sinégogar, Tillabery region, in western Niger, reportedly killing at least 58 people – including six children aged 11 to 17. We are deeply saddened and outraged that…

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DHL and SOS Children's Villages Mozambique renew GoTeach partnership agreement - online!

The program is already available in more than 60 countries worldwide

DHL (www.DPDHL.com) and SOS Children's Villages Mozambique jointly sign a new partnership agreement for the GoTeach program, a corporate responsibility program of the Deutsche Post DHL Group ("DPDHL Group" or the "Group") aimed at increasing the employability of young people. The program is already available in more than 60 countries…