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  • UNICEF providing more than 300,000 Venezuelan children with education supplies to help keep them in school
    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Over the coming 12 months, UNICEF, in tandem with national partners plans to reach a total of 1.2 million children in public and subsidized schools across the country with educational supplies.Over one ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-09-19
  • World at risk of pandemics, warns global monitoring board
    Source: World Bank, World Health Organization Country: WorldThe world is not prepare. There is a very real threat of a rapidly moving, highly lethal pandemic of a respiratory pathogen killing 50 to 80 million people, says panel on its first ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-09-19
  • Ukraine: Vibrant summer camp rekindles childhood joy, bridges relationships
    Article | Space is precious in the dormitories on Komkova Street in Kherson. The identical buildings facing each other have for some decades been home to families of those working at shipbuilding yards. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2019-09-19
  • Every 11 seconds, a pregnant woman or newborn dies somewhere around the world
    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: WorldAccording to estimates released by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, adequate healthcare and nutrition can make the difference between life and death.FACT SHEET An estimated 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns die ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-09-19
  • Después de los sismos de 2017, falta información sobre estado de la niñez en México, señala UNICEF
    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: MexicoCarecer de datos adecuados para determinar el estado de la infancia, en términos de bienestar, salud, educación y nutrición luego de un desastre natural, impide que se generen las condiciones para garantizar sus derechos.Esto impide ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-09-19
  • FAO report says 41 countries need food assistance
    Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Congo, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Guinea, Haiti, ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-09-19
  • Ghana’s health system isn’t quite ready for climate change realities
    The study highlights the urgent need for reforms to combat the looming health impact of climate change. The findings call for vital measures to be put in place in terms of health systems adaptation planning and resilience building. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-09-18
  • Investments to address climate change are good business
    A new study finds that acting to reduce climate change is expected to cost much less than the damage inflicted by climate change on people, infrastructure and ecosystems. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-09-18
  • “200 million people in need, US$20billion to respond” – new report estimates escalating humanitarian cost of climate change
    A new IFRC report warns that the amount of people needing humanitarian assistance could double to over 200 million annually because of climate-related disasters. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-09-18
  • India: Making children resilient to droughts
    A recent study has found that factors such as good governance, nutritionally diverse crops, overall crop production and irrigation can make children resilient to droughts. ... Read more
    Source: Prevention WebPublished on 2019-09-18