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‘Shameful Milestone’ in Yemen: More than 10,000 children killed or maimed since fighting began
In a briefing note on the situation in Yemen, UNICEF mentions that the Yemen conflict has hit another shameful milestone where 10,000 children have been killed or maimed since March 2015 which is equivalent of four children every day. The humanitarian crisis in Yemen represents a tragic convergence of four threats: (1) A violent and protracted conflict, (2) economic devastation, (3) shattered services for every support system, (4) & a critically under-funded UN response. The brief, moreover, shows that: 4 out of every 5 children need humanitarian assistance which counts for more than 11 million children; 400,000 children suffer from severe acute malnutrition; More than 2 million children are out-of-school. Another 4 million are at risk of dropping out; Two-thirds of teachers – more than 170,000– have not received a regular salary for more than four years; 1.7 million children are now internally displaced because of the violence; 8.5 million children do not have access to safe water, sanitation, or hygiene.
To read the whole brief, here
The State of the World’s Children 2021: Promoting, protecting, and caring for children’s mental health
UNICEF warned in its report on 5 October 2021, that Children and young people could feel the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health and well-being for many years to come. According to the latest available data, globally, at least 1 in 7 children has been directly affected by lockdowns, while more than 1.6 billion children have suffered some loss of education. The disruption to routines, education, recreation, as well as concern for family income and health, is leaving many young people feeling afraid, angry, and concerned for their future. In Lebanon, the impact of COVID-19 is only one of the multiple crises, including an economic meltdown and the Beirut port explosions.
To read the whole report, here
800 participants so far in the 4th IDPAC Congress!
The 4th International Developmental Pediatrics Association will be held virtually from 2-5 December 2021, under the theme ‘Nurturing Children in Crisis’ within a framework that acknowledges the importance of improving child development by supporting families and communities in crisis where children face many adversities. The conference is hosted by the International Developmental Pediatrics Association (IDPA) and the Arab Network for Early Childhood (ANECD).
So far, nearly 800 participants from 75 countries in the world have registered for the conference, including 16 Arab countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunisia, and UAE,