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“No sul de Moçambique, cerca de 900 hectares de produtos agrícolas diversos foram dados como perdidos devido à subida do rio Limpopo. São já 2,1 milhões de pessoas que enfrentam risco de fome em Moçambique, um aumento de 700.000 em relação a novembro face à diminuição das reservas, alerta a ONU.”
Mariam Hammad, despite every adversity of war and hardship, is trying to be a student in Aleppo in the dark heart of Syria’s civil war. “My city has turned to ruins,” she says. Despite being in constant danger, forced out of her home twice by shelling and living without regular supplies of electricity or water, this 22-year-old has refused to give up being a student.
Little is known about the patterns and mechanisms by which humanitarian emergencies may exacerbate violence against children. In this article, we propose using the ecological framework to examine the impact of humanitarian emergencies on interpersonal violence against children. We consider the literature that supports this framework and suggest future directions for research to fill identified gaps in the framework. The relationship between humanitarian emergencies and violence against children depends on risk factors at multiple levels, including a breakdown of child protection systems, displacement, threats to livelihoods, changing gender roles, changing household composition, overcrowded living conditions, early marriage, exposure to conflict or other emergency events, and alcohol abuse. The empirical evidence supporting the proposed emergency/violence framework is limited by cross-sectional study designs and a propensity to predominantly examine individual-level determinants of violence, especially exposure to conflict or emergency events. Thus, there is a pressing need to contextualize the relationship between conflict or emergency events and violence against children within the wider ecological and household dynamics that occur during humanitarian emergencies. Ultimately, this will require longitudinal observations of children, families and communities from before the emergency through recovery and improvements to ongoing global surveillance systems. More complete data will enable the humanitarian community to design effective, appropriate and well-targeted interventions.
UNICEF está a apoiar centenas de milhares de crianças afetadas pela seca provocada pelo fenómeno El Niño no sul de Angola.
Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Qatar based Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has signed a three year agreement with United World Schools (UWS), a UK registered charity, to provide quality primary education to over 33,000 out of school children across remote and marginalised communities in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal.
The earthquake had a debilitating impact on education with over 24,000 damaged classrooms, leaving hundreds of thousands of children out of school. While there were some immediate responses from humanitarian agencies, the government response to rebuilding safe classrooms has been slow and inadequate. In addition to the imminent need to rebuild durable earthquake-proof schools, there is also a physical task of seismic retrofitting in all schools across the country. What if the earthquake last year had occurred during school hours? It is crucial that the education system is reconstructed with strong component of disaster risk reduction and preparedness for future disasters. - See more at: http://www.myrepublica.com/opinion/story/44228/nrns-in-rebuilding.html#sthash.M8RT6YO6.dpuf
The United States is among the world’s leading countries, companies and philanthropists asked to join forces to create a ‘major breakthrough’ and provide education for millions of children displaced by conflicts and natural disasters.
In mid-April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador, killing at least 500 people and injuring another 4,000. The immediate priority is relief and rescue – searching for survivors (100 people are still missing), reuniting loved ones, and providing care, water, shelter, and food. But once this is accomplished, the work will have to continue.In particular, some 150,000 young people, according to UNICEF estimates, will have to be provided with psycho social support, and a sense of normalcy, protection, and hope. And the best way to do that is through the rapid provision of education.
MASHIKI, Kumamoto Prefecture—When elementary school children look at their sports ground here, they see parked vehicles in which families spend restless nights.
Inside Hiroyasunishi Elementary School, rooms that were once filled with pupils and teachers are now occupied by earthquake evacuees.The children have shed tears and been haunted by nightmares. But they are trying to remain positive by providing much-needed help around the evacuation center.
Many of the primary and middle schools that have been forced to close in the aftermath of the Kumamoto Earthquake were unable to resume classes before the long Golden Week holiday period started. Academic support and mental care must be enhanced for those children who continue to live this life of inconvenience.
“O Fundo das Nações Unidas para a Infância, Unicef, afirmou que mais de 280 escolas foram danificadas pelo terremoto que atingiu o Equador em 16 de abril, deixando 120 mil crianças temporariamente sem aulas.”
“O sector da educação também está entre os mais afectados, com 85 estabelecimentos inundados (dos quais 69 escolas e 16 colégios) e 23 creches.”
“A situação deve afetar 1,7 milhões de pessoas nas regiões sul e centro do país. O tema foi o ponto central da agenda de uma reunião da entidade com vários parceiros de cooperação que incluem o Banco Mundial. No total, são necessários US$ 103 milhões para prestar auxílio às vítimas da seca.”
“Só no município dos Gambos, na província da Huíla, a administração municipal estima que morreram mais de 54.000 cabeças de gado em 2013, devido à falta de chuva, que deixou a população sem sustento também no campo.”
Chuva provoca perdas humanas e danos materiais nas províncias da Huíla e do Kuanza Sul.