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On 19 January 2017 in Jordan, (foreground) Bashar, 11, grins while using a laptop computer at a UNICEF supported Makani centre in the Zaíatari camp for Syrian refugees, in Mafraq Governorate, near the Syrian border. ìI love watching cartoons, and want to learn to make animations one day,î says Bashar, who regularly visits the centre. More than 80,000 people currently shelter in the Zaíatari 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 ñ 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 adapted and deployed for the case management of most vulnerable children in non-humanitarian contexts, more broadly. It is a highly configurable web application and mobile app that can run on a laptop, a privately-hosted server, or in a managed cloud

August 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 August. Click away. Hurricane Irma: U-Report works to protect children A truly global effort. Within 24 hours of receiving the warning about Hurricane Irma, […]

April 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

April 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 April. Click away. “I imagine Ghana” incubator programme – meet their 7 changemakers and where they are now In 2015, UNICEF Ghana partnered with […]

January 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

January 2017 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. Happy 2017. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during January. Click away. Celebrating 70 Years of Innovation at UNICEF through Design 4 designers, multiple skype calls, caffeine overloads, and different time […]

December 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

December 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. We’ve ended the year strong. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during December. Click away. UNICEF Innovation Fund The Fund’s 5 Start-ups Share – “Why Open Source?” We asked UNICEF Innovation […]

November 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

November 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

Hi there UNICEFStories Readers. It’s been an exciting month. In case you missed our latest blogs, here’s a recap of some of the top stories published on UNICEF Innovation’s blog during November. Click away. UNICEF Innovation Fund On 15 November, 2016 – UNICEF announced its first portfolio of venture capital […]

October 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

October 2016 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 October. Click away. Breaking Gender Stereotypes – a Young Girl Reminds Women and Girls of Their Rights Meet a young a 16-year-old girl from […]

September 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

September 2016 Recap: Must-Read Stories

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