UNICEF – Chance For Rosi http://chance-for-rosi.org/ Tue, 24 May 2022 18:04:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://chance-for-rosi.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/chance-for-rosi-icon-150x150.png UNICEF – Chance For Rosi http://chance-for-rosi.org/ 32 32 UNICEF ends its skills training program for displaced women and girls in northeast Nigeria http://chance-for-rosi.org/unicef-ends-its-skills-training-program-for-displaced-women-and-girls-in-northeast-nigeria/ Tue, 24 May 2022 18:04:30 +0000 http://chance-for-rosi.org/unicef-ends-its-skills-training-program-for-displaced-women-and-girls-in-northeast-nigeria/

The United Nations Children‘s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday, May 23, said young women and girls make up the highest percentage of beneficiaries of its Response, Recovery and Resilience (RRR) project, which provided educational opportunities and economic empowerment skills to people. with vulnerability.

The European Union (EU)-funded program, which started in 2019, would end at the end of May 2022. UNICEF is also introducing a new program that would consolidate the achievements of the RRR project.

Paola Ripamonti, UNICEF’s Borno state education officer, told a press conference that the project, which ends this month, “has provided 102,859 children (51% girls) access to inclusive, equitable and quality education in a safe and protective learning environment”. environment.”

“A total of 29,985 out-of-school youth and adolescents (55% women) received vocational skills, including poultry farming, shoemaking, soap and bag production, sewing, painting and production. of interlock tiles. »

Ripamonti said the majority of young people trained are back in their communities and earning an income to support their families’ basic needs.

“Some of them have even gone back to school and are supporting their education with income from their businesses,” she said.

The final program has been designed to ensure that vulnerable children in Borno State have the same opportunity to benefit from a quality education and are the best version of themselves.

During the press conference, UNICEF announced the launch of a new program to integrate with the RRR.

The “EduTrac mobile phone data collection system and integration of psychosocial support into formal education in Borno State” was idealized to “improve education planning, expand access to education for conflict-affected children and strengthen learning outcomes while improving their mental health”. health.”

She said the new program would consolidate the achievements of the RRR project.

She hinted that “among other project achievements, 30 schools have been built or rehabilitated, equipped with furniture and have gender-segregated WASH facilities.”

“Fifty-eight temporary learning spaces were built or rehabilitated, and 28 vocational training centers were established in six LGAs.”

She added that RRR interventions have supported over 300,000 children and young people (52% women).

Among them are 20,104 out-of-school children (53% of whom are girls) who are now accessing informal learning courses and 16,630 children (52% girls) who have made the transition to the formal education system, and more than 29,000 young people (55% of whom are girls). ) who have acquired employable skills through vocational training.

In addition, 750 school management committee members (44% women) improved their school management skills; 1,630 teachers and Community Volunteer Teachers (49% of them women) strengthened their skills on various themes such as psychosocial support, gender-sensitive pedagogy and effective classroom management.

The education sector in northeast Nigeria is one of the most affected by protracted armed conflict. UNICEF and European Union support have led several interventions on the Response, Recovery and Resilience Project in Borno State, which has led to a partnership with the state government to provide a response integrated in education.

This has generated demand for inclusive and equitable quality education from communities; strengthened capacity of education personnel to collect and analyze school data for better education planning and empowerment of school principals and community leaders as active participants in the education response.

UNICEF explained that the EduTrac tool is a mobile phone-based data collection system that allows teachers, school leaders and school management system focal points to send data directly to school administrators. education for rapid interventions.

Husseini Adamu, one of the internally displaced beneficiaries of the RRR project, told HumAngle that he had never been to school in his entire life until he enrolled in the RRR project, which trained in poultry farming.

“Now I make money from the sale of chicken from my poultry to fund my studies at the adult education center,” he said.

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Photos of Refugees: Then and Now http://chance-for-rosi.org/photos-of-refugees-then-and-now/ Mon, 23 May 2022 04:42:21 +0000 http://chance-for-rosi.org/photos-of-refugees-then-and-now/

“The war (in Ukraine) has caused a
fastest large-scale displacements
children since World War II.

Catherine Russell, UNICEF Executive Director

In 1946, inside Germany, a displaced little girl is wrapped in blankets and seated on a mound of other refugee belongings. © UNICEF Archives.

In 2022, young Valeria arrives in Romania with limited possessions in search of shelter from the conflict that began in her home country, Ukraine, less than a week before.  © UNICEF/UN0599229/moldova

In 2022, young Valeria arrives in Romania with limited possessions in search of shelter from the conflict that began in her home country, Ukraine, less than a week before. © UNICEF/UN0599229/moldova

During this journey, keeping warm in harsh winter conditions is essential to the survival of children.

In 1946, refugee children wore clothes donated by citizens of host countries to keep warm and protected in harsh conditions. In 2022, thanks to the generosity of our donors, UNICEF is helping children in the same way by delivering warm clothes, blankets and other emergency supplies to Ukraine.

In response to ongoing and urgent needs, our teams on the ground are delivering lifesaving supplies to children and families. Make a tax-deductible donation and help deliver vital supplies to children in Ukraine.

Receipt of essential supplies

The conflict is having devastating consequences for children’s access to basic services in Ukraine, just as it did 75 years ago.

Many children live underground or flee to rural areas to find safety and shelter from bombardment, not knowing when they will be able to return home.

Across Ukraine, large numbers of local volunteers are coming together in solidarity, responding to the conflict by converting public buildings into assistance centres, creating safe spaces for children and new mothers at train stations and distributing essential supplies.

1946 refugee children in Poland, fed by volunteers.

In Poland, 1946, a nun serves bowls of soup to a group of children who receive their only meal of the day in this UNRRA-provided kitchen in the Slask Dabrowski neighborhood. UNRRA (later UNICEF) boxes are at his feet. © UNICEF/UNI43101/Kubicki .

In Poland 2022, volunteers provide supplies to children and families.

In Poland, 2022, volunteers supply children and families arriving at the border crossing after fleeing violence in Ukraine. © UNICEF/UN0607344/English

UNICEF continues to work with local partners to provide water, sanitation and school supplies for children of all ages.

We know that keeping children safe, healthy and experiencing moments of normality in such extreme circumstances is essential for them to recover from trauma.

Children learning in Yugoslavia, 1946,

In Yugoslavia, 1946, three boys affected by World War II receive help and support to continue their learning at a school in northwestern Croatia. © UNICEF/UNI43103/Unknown

In Ukraine, 2022, children draw and make postcards in the Kharkiv metro.

In Ukraine, 2022, children draw and make postcards in the Kharkiv metro. UNICEF has equipped the Kharkiv metro station with learning materials for art, games and reading. It’s one of the few entertainments they currently have during the continuous bombardment of their war-torn city. © UNICEF/UN0615949/Yakimenko

Finding Relief at Blue Dot Centers

In times of conflict and displacement, women and children are at increased risk of gender-based violence, abuse, psychological distress and family separation.

Many displaced children supported by UNICEF are often shocked, confused and exhausted when they finally reach refuge.


In Poland, 1946, a refugee family seeks safety.

In Poland, 1946, a refugee family returning from Rudki, south of the Ukrainian city of Lvov, rests on a pile of their belongings on their journey west to the farmhouse that awaits them in the southeastern region. western Lower Silesia. © UNICEF Archives

In 2022, a family escapes violence in Ukraine.

In Ukraine, 2022, Mikhail holds his daughter, sitting next to his other children in a tent in a reception area on the border with Moldova after escaping violence in their village. © UNICEF/UN0607407/Modola

To support the hundreds of thousands of families and children fleeing Ukraine today, UNICEF has a unique and effective solution.

Working with local authorities in host countries, UNICEF and partners have set up safe places at border posts for children and families.

Blue Point centers provide respite, allowing families to reunite or rest in a safe space before traveling to their next destination.

Refugee children play in Egypt, 1946

In Egypt, 1946, refugee children, including two boys in a reclaimed wooden cart, play in the UNRRA (later UNICEF) refugee camp at Tolumbat. Ante holding the teddy bear, comes from Yugoslavia. © UNICEF/UNI43123/Mihanoff

A child in a Romanian Blue Dot centre, 2022

In Romania in 2022, 11-year-old Ukrainian Anastasia poses for a photo with her new toy as she is at the UNICEF-supported Blue Dot centre, where she and her family are receiving emergency aid after escaped the escalation of violence. © UNICEF/UN0627036/Nicodim

At Blue Dots, services include safe spaces where mothers, babies and children can learn, play and receive medical and psychosocial first aid.

Families also receive legal services, protection of unaccompanied children, reunification services, access to housing and transportation assistance for travel.

UNICEF helps children and families in crisis

1946 supplies delivered to those in need.

In Czechoslovakia, 1946, workers unload a cargo of 60,000 hatching eggs from a Veterans’ Airline plane in the capital, Prague. The eggs were donated to UNRRA (later UNICEF) as food aid. © UNICEF/UNI41888/Unknown

2022, supplies are delivered to those in need in Ukraine.

In Lviv, Ukraine, 2022, boxes of medical, educational and recreational supplies are delivered to a children’s hospital. This is the first shipment of supplies from UNICEF to Ukrainian hospitals, with more to follow in the coming days, with the aim of reaching 22 hospitals in five regions. © UNICEF/UN0606248/Filippov

Japan provides $1.5 million for drug procurement in Sri Lanka through UNICEF http://chance-for-rosi.org/japan-provides-1-5-million-for-drug-procurement-in-sri-lanka-through-unicef/ Sat, 21 May 2022 02:57:00 +0000 http://chance-for-rosi.org/japan-provides-1-5-million-for-drug-procurement-in-sri-lanka-through-unicef/

Struggling with severe drug shortages, the Japanese government has offered to help Sri Lanka by providing $1.5 million for essential drugs through UNICEF to meet the urgent needs of the people.

The $1.5 million contribution will help UNICEF provide medicine to more than 1.2 million people, including 53,000 pregnant women and nearly 122,000 children in immediate need, Colombo Page reported.

Japan’s Deputy Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Katsuki Kotaro, said: “It is a great honor for us that Japan is extending $1.5 million in emergency aid to the people of Sri Lanka to procure the 25 types of drugs most needed in the next two months. through UNICEF. We believe this will help improve access to essential life-saving medical services, especially for pregnant women and children, who are most likely to be affected by the economic crisis.

The economic crisis in Sri Lanka has largely affected essential services, in particular the health sector. The Ministry of Health has identified a list of essential medicines that will be out of stock in the next two months, especially for children and pregnant women, according to Colombo Page.

“It’s a race against time given the urgent need for these life-saving medicines for the most vulnerable, especially children and pregnant women. The prompt contribution of the Japanese government is commendable. UNICEF will use its vast expertise to rapidly procure and deliver the medicines to where they are most needed,” said Christian Skoog, UNICEF Representative in Sri Lanka.

The Government of Japan’s contributions are crucial to meeting the growing needs of children, including nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education and protective services, not only in the immediate but also long-term, as Colombo Page reported.

Currently, Sri Lanka is facing its worst economic crisis since independence with food and fuel shortages, soaring prices and power cuts affecting large numbers of citizens.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Social protection helps reduce child labor http://chance-for-rosi.org/social-protection-helps-reduce-child-labor/ Wed, 18 May 2022 10:38:25 +0000 http://chance-for-rosi.org/social-protection-helps-reduce-child-labor/
GENEVA (ILO News) – Social protection reduces the poverty and vulnerability of families, thereby reducing the main drivers of child labour, according to a new report by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Fund for childhood (UNICEF).

The role of social protection in eliminating child labour: review of the evidence and policy implicationspresents evidence from a number of studies conducted since 2010 that show how social protection – by helping families cope with economic or health shocks – reduces child labor and facilitates schooling.

However, too little progress has been made in ensuring that all children enjoy social protection, the study says. Worldwide, 73.6%, or some 1.5 billion children aged 0 to 14, do not receive any family or family cash benefits. This large protection gap needs to be closed and closed quickly, the report says.

“There are many reasons to invest in universal social protection, but eliminating child labor must be one of the most compelling, given its pernicious impact on the rights and well-being of children,” said Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO.

Governments have a range of policies they can deploy to promote social protection. Unless policymakers act decisively, the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing conflicts, rising poverty and climate change will only increase the prevalence of child labor, the study finds.

More than 160 million children worldwide – 1 in 10 children between the ages of 5 and 17 – are still engaged in child labor, and progress has stalled since 2016. These trends were present even before the global crisis. COVID-19. It is estimated that without mitigation strategies, the number of children in child labor could increase by 8.9 million by the end of 2022, due to increased poverty and vulnerability.

There are many reasons to invest in universal social protection, but eliminating child labor has to be one of the most compelling.”

Guy Ryder, ILO Director General

In order to strengthen social protection systems for the prevention and elimination of child labour, the report makes a number of recommendations:

  • Closing the gap in social protection coverage for children. This means prioritizing child benefits and extending social protection to the two billion workers in the informal economy, supporting their transition from the informal to the formal economy.
  • Building integrated social protection systems. Reducing child labor will be easier if countries have a social protection system that provides adequate benefits throughout the life cyclefrom family, maternity and unemployment benefits to old-age pensions and health protection.
  • Ensure that the design of social protection programs is inclusive and sensitive to child labor. This will help maximize the reduction of child labor and requires:
    • Introduce child and family benefits that reach all households with children, especially those in situations of greatest vulnerability.
    • Make it easier for carers to access their social protection benefits by simplifying registration procedures and offering different benefit payment mechanisms
    • Complement social protection programs with increased investment in quality universal basic education and other vital social services for children.
  • Build on the strong political commitment that already exists to end child labor and establish universal social protection to build consensus for action. The sustainable development agenda and the strong consensus reached by the International Labor Conference in 2021, as well as the outcomes of the Durban conference on child labour, can help coordinate international initiatives.
  • Promote investment in social protection systems as a driver of development. Almost all countries have the potential to mobilize domestic resources to invest incrementally in strengthening their social protection systems for children,
Nottingham bids to be recognized as a UNICEF ‘Child Friendly City’ in the UK http://chance-for-rosi.org/nottingham-bids-to-be-recognized-as-a-unicef-child-friendly-city-in-the-uk/ Mon, 16 May 2022 10:45:14 +0000 http://chance-for-rosi.org/nottingham-bids-to-be-recognized-as-a-unicef-child-friendly-city-in-the-uk/

Nottingham has taken the first step on a journey in conjunction with children’s charity UNICEF UK towards international recognition as a child-friendly city.

The ambitious three-to-five-year partnership, made possible with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund’s Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) program, will see councilors, council staff and local organizations ensure that children and young people help shape and guide decisions. that affect them.

As stated in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, local children will have their views heard and taken seriously. They will have a say in Council decisions – from major policies to the care they receive – as well as the opportunity to help design services and spaces.

This will be achieved through an advisory group where children and young people will represent their peers and meet regularly with Councilor Cheryl Barnard, portfolio holder for children, young people and schools.

In practice, being recognized as a UNICEF Child Friendly City in the UK means that children’s rights become part of public policies, programs and decisions.

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These can be municipal plans or the activities of other city stakeholders such as civil society organizations, the private sector, academia and the media.

To enable this discussion to take place, children and young people are asked which areas, or ‘badges’, they think should be prioritized. The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) has three mandatory badges – Communication, Cooperation and Leadership, and Culture. Three others will be chosen from:

  • Safe and secure
  • Flourishing
  • Education and learning
  • Participant
  • Innovation
  • Child-friendly services
  • Equal and included
  • In good health
  • Family and Belonging
  • Place

Conversations have already begun and will continue over the coming months. This is done through surveys and consultation events in schools, colleges, youth clubs, as well as working with parents and guardians to collect the voices of under-fives.

Councilor Barnard said: “We are so lucky to have fantastic children and young people in Nottingham and we want to hear their thoughts on how they want their city to be shaped, now and in the future.

“For a number of years now, we have had tremendous engagement through groups like the Youth Cabinet and the Council for Children in Care, as well as through our quarterly sessions of the Primary Parliament. This project aims to broaden the reach so that we can hear from even more young people.

“It’s really important that they feel part of the process as the Council and its partners make the decisions that will impact them over the next few years.

The Council will need to show evidence of sustainable progress across all six badges to be recognized as a UNICEF Child Friendly City in the UK.

This will be closely monitored by an independent panel of experts in human rights, child welfare and public services, as well as an advisory board of local children and young people.

If recognized as a UNICEF Child-Friendly City in the UK, Nottingham will join cities and communities in nearly 50 countries participating in this global programme.

Naomi Danquah, Director of the Child-Friendly Cities and Communities Program at UNICEF UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nottingham City Council to the programme.

“This partnership represents a bold commitment by the authority and partners to put children’s rights at the heart of everything they do – from the first conversations about spaces and services in Nottingham, to the day-to-day running of these services. .

“We are delighted to see this partnership making a real and lasting difference in the lives of children in Nottingham.”

Karla Capstick, SSBC Program Director, said: “We are delighted to partner with Nottingham City Council and UNICEF UK to support Nottingham’s journey to becoming a child-friendly city.

“This is an exciting initiative that will make a real difference for children and young people and is a key part of the SSBC legacy that will embed co-production and participation through rights-based practices across the city.”

Anyone interested in more information about the project can visit the website here or contact Nottingham Child Friendly City Manager Eky Ghansah at ekua.ghansah@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Lloyd Austin speaks with Russia’s Sergei Shoigu http://chance-for-rosi.org/lloyd-austin-speaks-with-russias-sergei-shoigu/ Fri, 13 May 2022 20:48:45 +0000 http://chance-for-rosi.org/lloyd-austin-speaks-with-russias-sergei-shoigu/