Apr 3, 2018

Update on UNICEF's Response to the Rohingya Crisis

UNICEF/UN0164459/Nybo
UNICEF/UN0164459/Nybo

Dear Friend,

As the Rohingya Refugee Crisis surpass its 6-month mark and the world advocates on World Water Day, the international community is faced with an impending issue - monsoon season in South Asia. As the refugee camps set up in northern Bangladesh continue to struggle with the need of water, sanitation and hygiene in addition to immunization, education, nutrition and child protection the seasonal rains will soon begin in April which have a high risk of exacerbating many of the current issues. UNICEF is calling for urgent support to mitigate potential risks, as well as respond to the current need.

Your support thus far has help in so many ways. Here are a few key highlights over the past few months that your support has helped create: 

  • World Water Day was commemorated in Camps 5, 6 and 7 with an advocacy meeting on safe water. Two hundred community leaders and youth volunteers participated in discussions to identify measures to address the water quality challenges in the camps.
  • UNICEF and partners have constructed 610 tube wells since the start of the crisis, which are currently providing safe water for 293,150 people. With sanitation interventions, 14,713 latrines have been constructed and are now benefiting 394,950 people.
  • UNICEF and partners have screened nearly 263,000 children for malnutrition.
  • Since September 2017, UNICEF and partners have conducted six large-scale immunization campaigns to protect children from a range of infections including cholera, measles, rubella, tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertussis, Hepatitis B and diphtheria.
  • Thirty-eight per cent of learning centers (270 out of 707) have now been upgraded to semi-permanent structures, which will help the continuity of education services during the upcoming monsoon season.
  • Door-to-door awareness visits have now reached 293,450 refugees, providing guidance on how to prepare their households for the upcoming monsoon season.
  • In an effort to prepare for the monsoon season, UNICEF is reinforcing and relocating facilities at risk of floods and landslides (such as latrines; health and nutrition centers; child friendly spaces; and learning centers) to prevent the disruption of services during the monsoon season.

Thank you for your continued support of UNICEF's work during the Rohingya Crisis. Each of you plays a vital role in the support to thousands of children. We would greatly appreciate any additional support you can give to help children during such a difficult time. Thank you!

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Apr 3, 2018

Emergency Update: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis

UNICEF/UN0164459/Nybo
UNICEF/UN0164459/Nybo

Dear Friend,

As the Rohingya Refugee Crisis surpass its 6-month mark and the world advocates on World Water Day, the international community is faced with an impending issue - monsoon season in South Asia. As the refugee camps set up in northern Bangladesh continue to struggle with the need of water, sanitation and hygiene in addition to immunization, education, nutrition and child protection the seasonal rains will soon begin in April which have a high risk of exacerbating many of the current issues. UNICEF is calling for urgent support to mitigate potential risks, as well as respond to the current need.

 Your support thus far has help in so many ways. Here are a few key highlights over the past few months that your support has helped create: 

  • World Water Day was commemorated in Camps 5, 6 and 7 with an advocacy meeting on safe water. Two hundred community leaders and youth volunteers participated in discussions to identify measures to address the water quality challenges in the camps.
  • UNICEF and partners have constructed 610 tube wells since the start of the crisis, which are currently providing safe water for 293,150 people. With sanitation interventions, 14,713 latrines have been constructed and are now benefiting 394,950 people.
  • UNICEF and partners have screened nearly 263,000 children for malnutrition.
  • Since September 2017, UNICEF and partners have conducted six large-scale immunization campaigns to protect children from a range of infections including cholera, measles, rubella, tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertussis, Hepatitis B and diphtheria.
  • Thirty-eight per cent of learning centers (270 out of 707) have now been upgraded to semi-permanent structures, which will help the continuity of education services during the upcoming monsoon season.
  • Door-to-door awareness visits have now reached 293,450 refugees, providing guidance on how to prepare their households for the upcoming monsoon season.
  • In an effort to prepare for the monsoon season, UNICEF is reinforcing and relocating facilities at risk of floods and landslides (such as latrines; health and nutrition centers; child friendly spaces; and learning centers) to prevent the disruption of services during the monsoon season.

Thank you for your continued support of UNICEF's work during the Rohingya Crisis. Each of you plays a vital role in the support to thousands of children. We would greatly appreciate any additional support you can give to help children during such a difficult time. Thank you!

Links:

Mar 14, 2018

Update: Hurricane Relief in the Eastern Caribbean

UNICEFLACRO/2017/Moreno
UNICEFLACRO/2017/Moreno

Dear Friend,

Children and families in Anguilla, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica and Turks and Caicos Islands, are still struggling to get their lives back to normal following the devastating hurricanes of September 2017.

Nearly all children in the affected countries have been able to resume their education. That’s the good news. But in many cases, especially in British Virgin Islands and Dominica, schools need to be rebuilt, and children are stuck trying to learning in temporary shelters.

Across the islands, 18,000 primary and secondary students have been able to return to classrooms, and 78% of children are attending pre-schools, primary and secondary schools equipped with teaching and recreational materials.

Going forward, UNICEF’s response is focused on expanding access for children under five to pre-schools/day care centers with trained Early Childhood Development practitioners. As of now, only 45 percent of this vulnerable population is currently covered.

UNICEF will continue to support the affected countries in adapting and implementing the Caribbean Safe School Programme components, including safe learning facilities, school disaster management and disaster risk reduction and resilience education. Advocacy will continue to ensure the prioritization of all the education services (ECD, primary and secondary) as part of national emergency plans.

Thank you for your continued support as UNICEF helps children in the affected areas of the Eastern Caribbean post Hurricane Irma and Maria.

Thank you!

Emma

 
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