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Nov 22, 2019

Update: Migration Outflow from Venezuela

Aranza plays in a UNICEF Child Friendly Space
Aranza plays in a UNICEF Child Friendly Space

Dear Friend,

Thank you for your support of UNICEF’s work for child migrants around the world.  Countries in Latin America and the Caribbean are hosting at least 3.5 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees out of the three million Venezuelans migrating worldwide. UNICEF estimates that over 1.1 million children in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago need assistance. Those in need include Venezuelan migrants and refugees, host communities and non-Venezuelans returnees. The high and unpredictable migration flows are stretching the capacities of host countries and increasing demands on already limited services and structures at the host community level.

With your generosity, those affected have access to registration, protection, inclusive education, health and nutrition services, and adequate temporary or permanent housing.  In Colombia, UNICEF and partners advocated to support the national government within the initiative to prevent statelessness. By the end of the year, it is expected that the nationality of approximately 28,000 children will be recognized.

In Peru, UNICEF finalized the installation of 31 ecologic points in all Binational Border Service Centers (CEBAFs). In Ecuador, more than 2,000 people received legal assistance and more than 6,100 people benefited from the temporary spaces provided by UNICEF. During August, more than 3,200 children and adolescents in Brazil received education and psychosocial support through the 21 integrated spaces located in Boa Vista and Pacaraima. This humanitarian intervention has been reinforced with the creation of two new integrated spaces in Manaus. In Panama, with the support of UNICEF, the office of the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Families installed a Migrant Child Protection Working Group that aims to improve State coordination and response for the protection of migrant children.

Due to your support, UNICEF will continue implementing life-saving and urgent activities while advocating for and supporting host governments to ensure the provision of key interventions that support children both in the short and long term. Donations like yours will also help UNICEF play a key role in facilitating and aligning approaches across the region. We appreciate your continued support of children and their families who have been forced from their homes around the world. We will continue to provide updates regarding the impact your support is making.

 

Sincerely,

Whitney Simon 

Nov 21, 2019

Update: Supporting Rohingya Children in Cox Bazar

Dear Friend,

Thanks to your generous support, UNICEF continues its efforts to provide Rohingya children and their families with the life-saving interventions they need. UNICEF helped to avert major disease outbreaks by focusing on prevention, social mobilization, service coverage and quality improvements in health, nutrition and water services. The education sector reached over 90 percent of Rohingya children aged 4 to 14 living in camps with education. Additionally, integrated vocational and life skills programs are reaching 12,500 adolescent boys and girls in camps and host communities. As part of the sector-wide approach to water safety, piped water networks were constructed to improve the quality and sustainability of drinking water. Additional water networks planned and will reach 80 percent of the population, with your support.

In the first half of 2019, UNICEF and its partners have:

  • Admitted 8,598 Rohingya children to 35 outpatient therapeutic programs for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition;
  • Fully immunized 56,494 infants in camps and host communities, protecting them against measles, diphtheria and other diseases;
  • Reached 250,000 Rohingya refugees with safe water. Fourteen piped water networks have been completed, meaning 84,500 or one-third of the refugees in the UNICEF’s area of responsibility are accessing water chlorinated during distribution;
  • Provided psychosocial support for 58,427 children to contribute to the mental, social and emotional well-being;
  • Ensured access to learning for 192,063 (49 per cent girls) Rohingya children aged 4 to 14 years in 2,167 learning centers

As the humanitarian needs in Cox’s Bazar develop, and the lives of children are affected, UNICEF and its partners will continue scaling up activities in Bangladesh thanks to donations like yours. We greatly appreciate your commitment to ensuring a bright future for Rohingya children and their families.

Sincerely,

Whitney Simon

Sep 10, 2019

Update: UNICEF in Emergencies

Students Post Informational Posters about Ebola
Students Post Informational Posters about Ebola

Dear Friend,

Thanks to your continued support of UNICEF’s emergency response efforts, UNICEF has been able to work quickly and effectively throughout the highly complex outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Ebola virus has a fearsome reputation as a fast and ruthless killer in Democratic Republic of Congo. But there is another story to tell – many survive following supportive treatment that is available. These survivors are then immune to the disease. Many others avoid infection by vaccination, which can be administered to health workers and family members, thus protecting them from infection from their loved ones. Due to your support, UNICEF is able to work with our partners to raise awareness on the treatment and vaccination which can change everything for Ebola affected communities. Since the outbreak began in August 2018, UNICEF has achieved the following results:

  • Reached more than 10 million people with lifesaving health messages
  • Reached 157,133 children in 888 schools with prevention messages
  • Assisted 830 families directly affected by Ebola
  • Provided specialist care for 686 Ebola orphans
  • Provided safe water to more than 1.3 million people in public, health facilities & schools

In order to prevent infections and save children’s lives, UNICEF will continue to scale our programs throughout the DRC and neighboring countries. These programs will aim to reach communities with health messaging that could keep them safe; boost water, sanitation and critical supplies in schools and health facilities; and provide counseling and special care to Ebola-affected children and their families.

Thank you for your support of our work and for investing in our emergency programs.

 

Sincerely,

Whitney Simon

irus has a fearsome reputation as a fast and ruthless killer in Democratic Republic of Congo. But there is another story to tell many survive following supportive treatment that is available. These survivors are then immune to the disease. Many others avoid infection by vaccination, which can be administered to health workers and family members, thus protecting them from infection from their loved ones. Due to your support, UNICEF is able to work withour partners to raise awareness on the treatment and vaccination which can change everything for Ebola affected communities. Since the outbreak began in August 2018, UNICEF has achieved the following results:Reached more than 10 million people with lifesaving health messagesReached 157,133 children in 888 schools with prevention messagesAssisted 830 families directly affected by EbolaProvided specialist care for 686 Ebola orphansProvided safe water to more than 1.3 million people in public, health facilities & schoolsIn order to prevent infections and save children’s lives, UNICEF will continue to scale our programs throughout the DRC and neighboring countries. These programs will aim to reach communities with health messaging that could keep them safe; boost water, sanitation and critical supplies in schools and health facilities; and provide counseling and special care to Ebola-affected children and their families.Thank you for your support of our work and for investing in our emergency programs.Sincerely,Whitney Simon

 
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