Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Coronavirus - Africa: Education for all - pandemic threatens to increase inequalities

40% of low and lower-middle income countries have not supported disadvantaged learners during the COVID‑19 crisis

Presentation in Germany of UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report: Inclusion and Education Joint press release of the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the German Commission for UNESCO On 22 September 2020, the Federal Foreign Office, the…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

Mohamed Salah to call for connected, quality education for refugee children, at UN General Assembly

Salah’s message to world leaders at the UN General Assembly: ‘Let’s make sure all children, including refugees, can go to school and achieve their dreams

Globally renowned footballer Mohamed Salah is to take center stage alongside refugee youth at the first-ever virtual UN General Assembly (UNGA) today, calling for every child to access a quality education, including refugees. Salah, an Ambassador for Vodafone Foundation and UNHCR’s Instant Network Schools (INS) programme, has teamed up with…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Deadly malaria and cholera outbreaks grow amongst refugees as COVID pandemic strains health systems, warns International Rescue Committee (IRC)

Displaced and refugee families live together in small tents and makeshift homes and are confined together in small spaces without access to proper water, sanitation and hygiene

The International Rescue Committee is extremely concerned about the rise of infectious diseases alongside COVID-19. There is an increase in malaria and cholera cases compared to previous years due in part to COVID-related disruptions severely impeding diagnosis and treatment of the diseases, access to relief from floods as well as…

Source: African Union (AU) |

The African Union Ten Year Action Plan on Child Labour plan moves toward implementation

According to the latest International Labour Organization (ILO) global estimates, about 152 million children, 64 million girls and 88 million boys, are in child labour worldwide

The African Union (AU) is initiating discussions with stakeholders on the implementation of African Union’s Ten Year Action Plan to Eradicate Child Labour, Forced Labour, Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery (2020-2030) adopted during the AU Summit held in February 2020. This initiative resonates well with the International Labour Organization (ILO)…

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

Coronavirus - UNICEF Benin COVID-19 Situation Report No. 21: 4-18 September 2020

Situation overview Since March 2020, a total of 2,280 COVID-19 confirmed cases were identified in Benin out of 132,787 tests conducted. The situation seems to stabilize, with 38 new cases identified in the last two weeks. Download report: https://bit.ly/33D6FH6 No death related to COVID-19 were recorded in the reporting period. Fatality…

Source: UNICEF Sierra Leone |

Govt. of Sierra Leone, Govt. of China & UNICEF unveil newly established Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) in Kailahun

Established under the program “China-Africa collaboration to accelerate maternal, newborn and child health in Sierra Leone”

A newly established Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) has been unveiled at Kailahun District Hospital in Sierra Leone today.  This state-of-the-art unit, which was set up by the Government of Sierra Leone through the financial contributions of the Government of China with technical support of the United Nations Children’s Fund,…

Source: Save the Children |

Coronavirus: 150 million additional children plunged into poverty due to COVID-19, UNICEF, Save the Children say

The number of children living in multidimensional poverty has soared to approximately 1.2 billion due to the COVID-19 pandemic

New analysis reveals the number of children living in multidimensional poverty – without access to education, health, housing, nutrition, sanitation, or water – has increased by 15 per cent since the start of the pandemic. The number of children living in multidimensional poverty has soared to approximately 1.2 billion due…

Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

In times of COVID-19, malaria remains the number one killer of children in CAR

September is the rainy season, when malaria becomes more deadly than ever in the Central African Republic each year

The hospital in Batangafo – a town of 31,000 people, including 22,000 displaced from elsewhere in the Central African Republic – is bustling with activity. While a particular focus has been placed on infection prevention and control measures to identify and isolate people with suspected cases of COVID-19, another deadly disease has a…

Source: Save the Children |

Coronavirus - South Sudan: Save the Children commends Government’s decision to re-open schools in South Sudan

The decision to re-open schools puts the smile on the face of 2.2 Million children whose right to education was impacted by over six months of schools’ closure

The government of South Sudan has decided that “all the higher institutions of learning and schools should be opened,” Minister of information, Michael Makuei, told the press after a cabinet meeting on Friday 9 September 2020. Rama Hansraj, Save the Children’s Country Director in South Sudan said: “Save the Children…

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

The European Union contributes 86.8 million Ethiopian Birr (2 million Euros) to UNICEF to provide nutrition support for communities affected by desert locusts in Ethiopia

This latest funding will enable UNICEF to procure therapeutic foods and associated essential medicines to treat an additional 60,000 severely malnourished children

The European Union (EU) has provided 86.8 million Ethiopian Birr (2 million Euros) to UNICEF to support vulnerable communities affected by desert locusts in the Afar, Amhara, Oromia, Somali and Tigray regions. The funding is being made available through the EU’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations directorate-general (ECHO). The…