SVAT Aartselaar organiseerde dit jaar al voor de 37e keer het “Ladies’ & Gentlemen’s” tornooi waarvan de opbrengst integraal naar UNICEF-projecten gaat. Het dubbelspel tennistornooi in Aartselaar ging dit jaar door van 8 tot 15 augustus. Onze vrijwillige ambassadeur Tom Waes nam de cheque ter waarde van 20.000 euro in ontvangst en bedankte de 100 […]Lees meer
Telkens opnieuw waren onze vrijwilligers enthousiast en gemotiveerd om jullie kennis over UNICEF en specifiek over kinderrechten uit te dagen via een kinderrechtenspel. Met meer dan 2000 festivalgangers hebben jullie deelgenomen aan onze wedstrijd om het werk van UNICEF in België en wereldwijd kenbaar te maken. Jullie waren massaal present om ons een bezoekje te […]Lees meer
Macedonië, 26 augustus 2015. © UNICEF/NYHQ2015-2056/Georgiev On 26 August, children and women rest beneath a tent housing a UNICEF-supported child-friendly space, in the town of Gevgelija, on the border with Greece. The child-friendly space was established by UNICEF, together with a mobile teams of volunteers from the UNICEF-supported NGO La Strada. The volunteers help reunite children who have become separated from their families, lead recreational activities for children and distribute food and bottled water. In late August 2015 in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, more than 52,000 people have been registered at the border by police in the town of Gevgelija, after entering from Greece, since June 2015. Since July 2015, the rate of refugees and migrants transiting through the country has increased to approximately 2,000 to 3000 people per day. Women and children now account for nearly one third of arrivals. An estimated 12 per cent of the women are pregnant. Many are escaping conflict and insecurity in their home countries of Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and the Syrian Arab Republic. There are children of all ages traveling with their families. Some are unaccompanied minors aged 16–18 years who are traveling in groups with friends. They are arriving in the country from Greece, transiting to Serbia and further to Hungary, from where they generally aim to reach other countries in the European Union.
Ondanks het beschermingssysteem dat wetten, beleidsstrategieën en praktijken voor hen creëert, glippen vluchtelingenkinderen vaak door de mazen van het net. Ze krijgen af te rekenen met een beperkte toegang tot justitie, onderwijs en gezondheidszorg. Ze kunnen het slachtoffer worden van opsluiting, deportatie, collectieve uitwijzingen of grenscontrolepraktijken die hun leven in gevaar brengen. Het 10-puntenplan van […]Lees meer
Ihor, 6, smiles in the ‘Katusha’ kindergarten in the city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk Region – one of the areas worst affected by the fighting. The school was shelled twice within eight months in 2014 during the hostilities. Igor witnessed one of the bombardments. Windows were blown out and walls and roofs were damaged as a result of the shelling, causing the kindergarten to close temporarily. The school has since been partially repaired. UNICEF, with support from the Government of Japan, has procured school furniture, sports equipment, bed clothes and other items and has provided essential hygiene and education supplies for the kindergarten, with support from the European Union and other donors. UNICEF, with partners, is also supporting psychosocial activities and training for the students and their parents and teachers to address their traumatic experience. An estimated 25 of its 227 students attending the kindergarten are internally displaced. On 20 June 2015 in Ukraine, an estimated 5 million people, including 1.7 million children, continue to be affected by the country’s continuing conflict, which has destroyed or disrupted essential infrastructure and basic services, leaving affected populations vulnerable and in need of urgent support. More than 1.3 million people, including 168,000 children, have been internally displaced as a result of the hostilities, and 3.2 million people require humanitarian assistance. Heavy shelling and continued insecurity have also placed conflict-affected people and humanitarian actors at risk, hampering the provision of humanitarian aid and disrupting access to essential medicines and health facilities, and to education. Civilian safety remains a serious concern. Children have been most affected by the conflict. UNICEF is supporting health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), education, and child protection interventions, including psychosocial support, group counselling, sport and recreational activities, and
Met deze fotoreportage nemen we je mee naar de eerste schooldag in alle hoeken van de wereld. Wij zijn ervan overtuigd dat elk kind het recht heeft om aan zijn toekomst te bouwen. En dat recht begint op de schoolbanken. Palestina, Gaza, 2015: dit kleine meisje blinkt van trots met haar nieuwe boekentas. Nigeria, 25 […]Lees meer