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AI algorithms can compare night-time and day-time satellite images to measure levels of poverty. Credit: Joshua Stevens/NASA Goddard SFC

AI summit aims to help world’s poorest

The original story was published on Nature.com on 06 June 2017. Written by Declan Butler. View the full and original story here.  Nature.com opens the discussion about Artificial Intelligence and how the AI revolution has yet to offer much help to the 3 billion people globally who live in poverty. First up, […]

May 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

May 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during May. Click away. When Help Is Delivered From the Sky More aid and service organizations are harnessing the opportunities that remote-controlled aircrafts can bring. […]

Jane Goodall Institute staff launch a drone to map forests in the Republic of the Congo’s Tchimpounga Nature Reserve. ©Jeffrey Kerby

When Help Is Delivered From the Sky

The original story was published in the June 2017 issue of the National Geographic. Written by Nina Strochlic. View the original story here.  No longer just a military tool, drones are responding to natural disasters, aiding conservation, and delivering life-saving aid. Recently, more aid and service organizations are harnessing the opportunities […]

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

Using Innovative sensor technology to evaluate ‘Handwashing with Ananse’ Games

By Sylvester Baffoe, M&E Officer, UNICEF Ghana Pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases are one of the major causes of death for children under five in Ghana. In 2015 alone, over 10,000 children under five in Ghana died from pneumonia and diarrhoeal diseases. Handwashing with soap and water (HWWS) is a proven intervention […]

UNICEF Global Innovation Summit – Amman, Jordan

UNICEF Global Innovation Summit – Amman, Jordan

By: Gbolayemi Lufadeju, Communication Officer, Media Relations Record breaking profits and mergers and acquisitions in the tech industry confirm that year on year the influence and power of tech companies is growing. There is no doubt that, collectively, their products and services reach billions of people around the world, so […]

Janani Express – A look into the referral transport system in India

Janani Express – A look into the referral transport system in India

This is a documentation about the referral transport ambulance system set up by the government of Madhya Pradesh and UNICEF in India. From 2013 to 2016, this system has allowed the successful transport of over 4 million women and children to health institutions in the state of Madhya Pradesh alone. […]

On 19 January 2017 in Jordan, two adolescent girls use cellphones outside a solar kiosk in the Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees, in Mafraq Governorate, near the Syrian border. The kiosk – supported by worldwide solar energy provider SOLARKIOSK AG; systems and services provider SES Techcom Services (an affiliate of global satellite operator SES); and UNICEF – provides internet connectivity and is equipped with tablets and computers. It also serves as a charging station for cellphones and other electronics equipment, and as an e-learning centre for children and youths in the camp. More than 80,000 people currently shelter in the Za’atari camp. Over half of them are children.

Primero is an open source technology platform enabling governments, aid agencies and social service workers to provide life-saving services and conduct case management for most vulnerable children was launched by key players in the humanitarian sector including UNFPA, UNHCR, the International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, and UNICEF in February 2017. Primero was created as a case management tool that enables social workers in the field to manage children displaced by conflict and provide them with a means to access basic services including family reunification in their host communities. 

Children represent a disproportionate and growing proportion of those who have sought refuge outside their countries of birth. 28 million children have been driven from their homes by violence and conflict within and across borders, including 10 million child refugees; 1 million asylum-seekers whose refugee status has not yet been determined; and an estimated 17 million children displaced within their own countries – they are in dire need of humanitarian assistance and access to critical services. 

In response to humanitarian crisis Primero is preparing for scale in humanitarian settings in host communities Lebanon, Jordan and the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. Primero is also being

Digital futures in Za’atari

By UNICEF’s The State of the World’s Children report team On a recent afternoon in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, some Syrian girls took a break from the hot sun outside to play games and relax. For the girls, it was a moment of normality in lives torn apart by […]