Tag: youth

Internally displaced women and girls gather around water taps as they fill containers at the Dalori camp in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, Friday 3 March 2017.

The prolonged humanitarian crisis in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency has had a devastating impact on food security and nutrition in northeast Nigeria, leading to famine-like conditions in some areas, according to a World Food Programme (WFP) situation report from late February 2017. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) projects that by June 2017 some 5.1 million people in Nigeria will be food insecure at crisis and emergency levels. As of 15 March 2017, over the past 12 months, UNICEF and partners have provided safe water to nearly 666,000 people and treated nearly 170,000 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the three conflict-affected northeast Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. As part of cholera preparedness, UNICEF and other WASH Sector partners are building the capacity of government and NGOs on cholera response and developing contingency plans with other stakeholders before the rainy season starting mid-April. Prepositioning of supplies for cholera response and mapping cholera hotspots are part of the preventive measures that are being planned.

UNICEF’s social media platform to engage communities reaches two million Nigerian responders

More than half global U-Report responders are in Nigeria ABUJA, 16 October 2017 – U-Report, UNICEF’s unique social media platform to engage with communities on issues that affect them, surpassed two million registered responders in Nigeria today. U-Report uses simple Short Message Service (SMS) messages and social media to reach communities […]

Job Opportunity: U-Report Coordination Specialist

Job Opportunity: U-Report Coordination Specialist

Role: U-Report Coordination Specialist, Office of Innovation Work Type : Consultancy Duration: 7 months with possibility of extension Duty Station: Remote Level: Individual contract (equivalent to L-2) If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization […]

21st Century Skills for All

21st Century Skills for All

21st Century Skills for All – UNICEF and Pearson Launch Educational Partnership for Children. By Kate James and Mike Penrose, Exec Director, UNICEF Tuấn Nguyễn lost his vision when he was 19. At the time, he was a sophomore in a Vietnamese university and had to quit school because he couldn’t […]

Girls playing with a rope at a Child Friendly Space in Darfur. ©Nick Rice Chudeau. UNICEF Sudan

“I-nnovate for Tomorrow”: Co-creating Solutions together with the Sudanese Children

By Yumiko Shinya, Programme Officer (Innovation) For seventy years, UNICEF has helped bring life-saving humanitarian support, long-term assistance, and hope to children in difficult situations – torn apart by conflict and crisis, living in extreme poverty and being discriminated. And over the last sixty years, UNICEF Sudan has continuously supported the […]

Participants plan their group task at the Azraq Innovation Lab Open day, October 3rd 2016.

Leveraging the Potential of Youth in Azraq Camp, Jordan

Seeding the ‘Innovation Generation’ at UNICEF’s Innovation Labs Open Day By Arianna Freschi As a young girl or boy living in Azraq’s newly established Village number 5, you might perceive your future as uncertain and unpromising. Your journey to Jordan, through Syria to the Jordanian Border, was long and dangerous. […]