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UNICEF Somalia Newsletter 1

UNICEF Somalia Newsletter Issue No. 1
February 2016

In 2015 Somalia became the 196th country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child; and the efforts to contain the spread of polio paid off when the 2013-2014 outbreak was officially declared over. Despite the progress, the country continues to be one of the harshest places for a child to grow up. At the moment, close to 5 million people - 40% of the entire population - are in need of life-saving and livelihoods support, and 1.1 million remain internally displaced. Some 56,000 children are severely malnourished and only four in ten are in school.

This newsletter presents you with some of the biggest challenges facing Somali children and what UNICEF is doing to address the continuing crisis.

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Feature stories and testimonies from Integrated Capacity Development for Somali Education Administrations Programme 2011 - 2013
2013 - With funding from the European Union through UNICEF, Somali Education Administrators speak of the gains of the increased capacity realized by seconding Technical Advisors to help strengthen the Educations Systems in Somaliand and Puntland.



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