This hugely important story from IRIN looks at how children are faring in the drought-propelled humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa. Too often, children get overlooked in these under-publicized emergencies. Cheers for humanitarian organizations, such as Unicef and Save the Children, and media outlets such as IRIN ( the Integrated Regional Information Networks from the U.N. Office [...]
Posted: July 18th, 2011 under Africa, Disaster aid, NGOs, Natural disaster, United Nations, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: African Union, Dadaab refugee camp, Drought, Ethiopia, Kenya, malnutrition, refugees, Save the Children, Somalia, UNICEF
This from a UNICEF press release:
UNICEF mobilizing for Qinghai earthquake disaster
Majority of primary schools collapsed, urgent need for tents, winter clothing
BEIJING, 15 April 2010 –UNICEF will send urgently needed relief supplies for children affected by yesterday’s massive earthquake. The response will be coordinated with other UN agencies. The quake heavily damaged parts of remote [...]
Posted: April 15th, 2010 under Asia, Disaster aid, United Nations, human rights, international children's issues.
Tags: child health, China, earthquake, emergency aid, humanitarian relief, school, UNICEF
Just got this press release in my email today anf thought it was worth posting in its entirety. Even as the media spotlight on Haiti fails, let’s not forget the threats facing its children, who are multilayered vulnerable - on top of the vulnerability they had before the earthquake because of their poverty, they now [...]
Posted: April 13th, 2010 under Caribbean, Disaster aid, Natural disaster, United Nations, human rights, international children's issues.
Tags: child exploitation, child trafficking, children's rights, Haiti earthquake, UNICEF, vulnerable children
See report here
Posted: January 15th, 2009 under Africa, Foreign policy, development aid, human rights, humanitarian, international children's issues.
Tags: children's rights, global women's health, infant mortality, maternal health, maternal mortality, post-conflict conditions, UNICEF