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Lebanon: reports of children seriously injured in so called-celebratory gunfire following elections results

Lebanon: reports of children seriously injured in so called-celebratory gunfire following elections results

UNICEF calls for this harmful tradition to end and for the protection of children all times From Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Representative in Lebanon 17 May 2022 – “Over the past 48 hours in Lebanon, at least four children were reportedly seriously injured by stray bullets from so-called celebratory gunfire following the parliamentary elections results announcement.

UNICEF – Lebanon’s crisis is threatening children’s health

“With Lebanon’s health system being stretched to breaking point by so many crises, impoverished families can no longer afford to even access basic health care for their children – as many dedicated health workers struggle to keep operations running during the crisis” – Ettie Higgins, UNICEF Representative a.i. BEIRUT, 20 April 2022 ­ – The

Beirut Digital District and the World Bank launch Skilling Up Lebanon

Beirut, April 7, 2022 – The Beirut Digital District (BDD) and the World Bank officially launched today Skilling Up Lebanon, a groundbreaking program that aims to provide around 9,500 young women and men in Lebanon over a three-year period with the digital skills needed to prepare them for the local, regional and global jobs of the

UN Fuel Support Reaches Its End, While Needs Keep Growing Statement by the office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Mrs. Najat Rochdi

Beirut 5 April 2022 — On 31 March 2022, the World Food Programme, working hand in hand with WHO, UNICEF, sector partners and OCHA, delivered the last drop of fuel as part of emergency fuel operations under the UN coordinated Emergency Response Plan (ERP). “The UN through WFP, in coordination with UNICEF, WHO, OCHA and

The UN is making every effort with international partners, to support the education sector in Lebanon and ensure continuity of education for all children Statement attributable to Mrs. Najat Rochdi, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator

April 2nd, 2022 – “For the future of Lebanon and its children, it is critical that the Lebanese Government and all stakeholders work together to rebuild the education system. With the vital support of international partners, UN agencies in Lebanon have been providing significant support to the entire Education sector. We are aware of the

WHO in partnership with UNICEF hands over a modern reconstructed Central Drug Warehouse to MOPH to serve over 1 million residents

Beirut, 10 March 2022 – Today marks the handover of the Ministry of Public Health’s Central Drug Warehouse (CDW) in Qarantina, one year and a half after it was destroyed by the Beirut port explosions. Early in 2020, WHO initiated the expansion of the CDW from 600 m3 to around 2,000 m3. However, the work

Lebanese crisis forcing youth out of learning, robbing them of their futures: UNICEF survey

“The crisis is depriving adolescents and youth of the stability that is so important at their age. It should be a time for them to focus on their learning, their dreams, their future.” Ettie Higgins, Representative a.i., UNICEF Lebanon. BEIRUT, 28 January 2022 – Lebanon’s crisis is increasingly forcing young people to drop out of

UNICEF receives US$ 1.8 million from the Government of Japan to support children and families with winter assistance

Beirut, January 2022 – The Government of Japan has contributed US$1.8 million to scale up UNICEF humanitarian assistance and life-saving interventions through Adolescent and Youth and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programmes in Lebanon. Over the next two months, when temperatures can range from 10oC to -5oC at high altitudes, UNICEF will be able to

Global Education Community Kicks off RewirEd Summit at Expo 2020 Dubai

Global Education Community Kicks off RewirEd Summit with Youth, Skills and Future of Work as top theme on its agenda Accenture, Microsoft, UNICEF and Dubai Cares New Global Learning Platform for Young People Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, CEO of Dubai Cares urges global leaders to act now, to ensure education equips children and young people

UNICEF and ILO in partnership with the European Union launch a new national disability allowance to provide cash support to people with disabilities living in Lebanon

BEIRUT, 2nd December 2021 ­– The economic depression Lebanon is facing has led to rapidly rising vulnerability and exacerbating inequalities. This is specifically the case for vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities. On this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities, UNICEF and ILO partnered with the European Union to strengthen the national social