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UNICEF collaborates with Bihar Government for training DPROs
The state Action Plan was developed by the Labour Resources Department (LRD) with the active support of UNICEF Bihar. The LRD and UNICEF Bihar facilitated a series of consultations from 2007 through 2008 involving participation from a range of stakeholder

UNICEF collaborates with Bihar Government for training DPROs
The state Action Plan was developed by the Labour Resources Department (LRD) with the active support of UNICEF Bihar. The LRD and UNICEF Bihar facilitated a series of consultations from 2007 through 2008 involving participation from a range of stakeholder

Cabinet approves action plan on child labour in Bihar
The state Action Plan was developed by the Labour Resources Department (LRD) with the active support of UNICEF Bihar. The LRD and UNICEF Bihar facilitated a series of consultations from 2007 through 2008 involving participation from a range of stakeholder

Bihar first to notify district child protection units
PATNA, Bihar July 7, 2009 - Bihar became the first state in India to have notified setting up of District Child Protection Units, following the appointment of Assistant Director (Social Security) as the nodal person in all the 38 districts of Bihar.

UNICEF inks MoA with IRCS
Sign a Memorandum of Agreement on Collaboration in Capacity Building in Disaster Management in the presence of UNICEF & Indian Red Cross Society functionaries.

Government of Bihar signs MoU with IRCS
IRCS will take responsibility for the development, management, and functioning of all facilities and services regarding operationalization of blood banks

Empowering vulnerable communities through flood mitigation efforts
NEW DELHI, 15 April 2009: UNICEF has completed the 11-month long Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction (CBDRR) project in Bihar, India. About US$ 700,000 million (520,000 Euro) was provided by ECHO to support this project.

RYTHM Foundation supports Bihar flood rehabilitation projects
The RYTHM (Raise Yourself to Help Mankind) Foundation donated $30,000 towards UNICEF’s Water and Sanitation programme in the flood-affected districts of Bihar.

“May Allah bless us … and may polio be eradicated from the world…”
“May Allah bless us and our children with good health…...and may polio and other dreadful diseases be eradicated from the world. We will pray at Makkah Mukarramah for this”, said Hazrat Syed Shah Shamim Munawi, Sazada-Nashin-Khan-Ka-Munamiya of Patna city

Bihar, 24 September 2008 : Reuniting survivors of Bihar floods
Over a month after the mighty Kosi river breached a barrage on the Indo-Nepal border and inundated vast areas in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, the search for loved ones is narrowing and survivors are getting help to cope with their new reality.

Monsoonal Floods in India: A Situation Update
The major humanitarian crisis in Bihar continues with poor environmental conditions in flood affected areas now posing a serious risk of disease outbreaks.

Woman gives birth on rooftop as Kosi overwhelms Madehpura
Sarita Devi arrived at a relief camp in Purnia District from her small village in Madehpura on 3 September, two weeks after the flood waters washed away her home. She is trying to feed her 8-day old child but the 22-year-old herself is weak.

UNICEF India chief reaffirms commitment towards Bihar's children
"We were in Bihar yesterday, we are there today and will be there tomorrow" Ms. Karin Hulshof added, emphasizing UNICEF's continued and long term support to the children and women of Bihar.

Initial relief reaches Bihar flood victims with help from individual donors
You have seen it on television and read about it in newspapers. The floods in Bihar have caused havoc as never been seen in the state for the past 50 years - it is an unprecedented emergency.

Monsoonal Floods in India: A Situation Update
A sudden breach in the eastern embankment of the Kosi River in north Bihar on 18 August has resulted in the inundation of hundreds of villages in the districts of Supaul, Araria, Madehpura and Purnea.

Converging on the Mother
State specific acceleration strategies are being evolved through a series of social mobilization activities and consultations on Infant and Young Child Feeding.

Bihar launches new diarrhoea medicine to curb child deaths
Bihar has become one of India’s pioneering states to launch the use of Zinc along with Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) for the management of diarrhoea, which is the leading cause of death among infants.

ECHO and UNICEF support recovery and empowerment of the most vulnerable communities hit by the Bihar floods of 2007
The European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) and UNICEF have joined hands to support the recovery and empowerment of some of the most vulnerable communities hit by the devastating floods in the eastern state of Bihar in 2007.

Mecca-bound Pilgrims call for end of Polio
Javed Mian, 65, is a small-time businessman in the Sabzi Bagh locality of Patna, the capital city of the eastern Indian state of Bihar.

Young MPs give fervent call to unite against malnutrition
Young parliamentarians, cutting across party lines, and eminent personalities gave an impassioned call for standing-up and uniting against the scourge of malnutrition after a day-long visit to the eastern Indian state of Bihar.

Reaching the un-reached in Bihar
Polio Virus Type 1, which is the most deadly strain of the polio virus, is said to be holed up in the Kosi and Kamala riverine areas.

Bihar: Polio eradication in the time of floods
PATNA: After they simmer in the 40-plus heat for two months, when the north Indian plains do get the monsoon showers, it is a time for celebration. The rainy season, however, brings with it an increased risk of poliovirus transmission.

Bihar innovates to immunize children at Shrawani Mela
Every monsoon as the rivers swell with floodwaters, millions of devotees congregate on the banks of the Ganges at Sultanganj, Bihar to celebrate Shrawan, the season of rain.

Turning the spotlight on children's issues in Bihar
Little Abhilasha Kumari refused to be overwhelmed by the situation., A class IV student in Patna, she was sharing the podium with eminent personalities like the Speaker of the Bihar Legislative Assembly and the Deputy Chief Minister of the state.

Pledge to eradicate polio
On Sunday April 15, all partners of polio eradication in Bihar took a pledge. In the final push for eradication, they vowed to do their best to ensure a polio free state for the children.

Programming Inclusion: Taking Vitamin A to the Excluded Children of Bihar
The catch-up round was organised by State Health Society with support from UNICEF to take Vitamin A to more than 10 million children of Bihar between 9 months and three years old.

No more ‘teacherless’ schools in Bihar
In Bihar, 60,000 odd schools need teachers. Under a joint programme, UNICEF and the Bihar government have recruited and are training 80,000 teachers across the state. Fifty percent of these are women teachers.

Pilgrims’ Progress: Children get vaccinated in Bihar en route to Shravani Mela
Shravani Mela in Bihar becomes an opportunity for UNICEF to undertake a month-long polio immunisation campaign along the paths leading to Deoghar, and at the holy city itself.

Routine Immunisation – a promise of good health to children of Bihar
Bihar reported a routine immunization of 11 per cent in 1998-99. A massive statewide campaign has been launched by the Health and Family Welfare Department in partnership with UNICEF to ensure that deaths preventable by vaccine are actually prevented.

Indian film idol Jackie Shroff in Bihar to launch HIV/AIDS awareness programme
Jackie was in Patna, at UNICEF’s invitation, to launch a campaign on HIV/AIDS awareness. The campaign is being jointly run by UNICEF and the Bihar AIDS Control Society

View from the Field – on the recent ban on non-iodised salt
East Champaran (Bihar): A large number of districts of Bihar – East and West Champaran included – are known to be Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD)-endemic districts. Low awareness levels about IDD have also added to the increased threat of IDD.

 

 

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