02 October 2023

Children and families take refuge in Armenia

Since the end of September, more than 100,000 ethnic Armenians, including 30,000 children have sought refuge in Armenia, leaving behind their homes, schools and everything familiar to them. Children bear the heaviest toll of humanitarian crises. Access to services including psychosocial support, education, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene…, In the midst of the crisis, UNICEF stands with Armenia's children, UNICEF is gearing up to offer psychological first aid, psychosocial support, child protection case management, clothing vouchers, and mobilizing pediatric units to meet the urgent needs of children and families., Tips and guidance for children and adolescents, parents and caregivers, and professionals, UNICEF has developed guidance and resources to support children, adolescents and young people, parents and caregivers, and professionals working with children to manage stress, address emotional challenges, and ensure the well-being, safety, and development of children during and after conflict and other emergencies.  >> For Children >…, Latest updates and stories, UNICEF continues to deliver emergency supplies & services to meet the urgent needs of #refugee children & families. The needs are pressing. Your assistance can bring critical relief to those in distress. Please donate - Every donation counts! pic.twitter.com/4maBBF54ut — UNICEF Armenia (@unicefarmenia) February 25, 2024   Anna is one of…, Humanitarian Situation Reports, Situation reports are the main reporting tool to monitor UNICEF’s humanitarian response. They provide an update on the situation and needs of ethnic Armenian refugee children fled to Armenia, as well as information on UNICEF’s response and funding requirements. UNICEF Focal point in Syunik, Heghine Ghukasyan is playing with refugee children in the…, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 1 , An ethnic Armenian refugee girl is playing in the children's corner established in Goris by UNICEF. UNICEF Armenia/2023/Martirosyan, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 2, A mother and the child waiting at the Humanitarian Centre in Kornidzor. UNICEF Armenia/Zelya, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 3, Oksana and Ashot, now living in Tegh community, received education supplies from UNICEF in October 2023. UNICEF Armenia/20232/Martirosyan, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 4, Gor, 11, assembling his clarinet that he brought with him to Armenia as his family was fleeing UNICEF Armenia/2023/Martirosyan, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 5, Melanya lost her first husband to the military escalation in 2020 and her second husband to the explosion at a fuel storage this September before fleeing to Armenia with her children. UNICEF Armenia/2023/Biayna Mahari, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 6, UNICEF delivered humanitarian supplies for refugee children and their families in Abovyan town. UNICEF Armenia/2023/Sahakyan, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 7, – Members of the Human Rights Defender’s Public Council on Children's and Youth Rights advocated for refugee children and families at the cabinet session. Government of Armenia, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 8, Daniel, who had to flee to Armenia at the end of December. has made an incredible progress with the help of UNICEF-supported rehabilitation therapists. UNICEF Armenia/2023/Beryozkin, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 9, Social worker Zarine visits the Sahakyan family, who found refuge in Abovyan town, Armenia, following an escalation of hostilities in their home communities. Thanks to Zarine's assistance, 9-year-old Noy has resumed attending school in Armenia, slowly overcoming the anxiety and the fear of being away of mom. UNICEF Armenia/2023/Galstyan, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 10, Refugee children setlled in temporary shelter in Goris. UNICEF Armenia/2023/Biayna Mahari, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 11, Refugee mother and child are shopping warm clothes with clothing vouchers. UNICEF Armenia/2023/Ghazaryan, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 12, Meet Anna, 26, who fled to Armenia last September. Accompanied by her elder son, she's shopping for essentials to welcome her second baby, using a pharmacy card provided by UNICEF. UNICEF Armenia/2024/Ghazaryan, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 13, Adolescents at a therapy session UNICEF Armenia/2024/Mahari, Armenia Humanitarian Situation Report No. 14
30 September 2020

Psychological aspects of going back to school during coronavirus | LIVE BROADCAST

The school year is starting, but the environment and processes will no longer be the same for the children, parents and teachers. The news about wearing a mask at school, staying in classes during the breaks, and going to school on a six-day basis raised many questions. Discussion on social media have particularly shown that one of the main…, My opinion or my child. What is more important?, - We can disagree with everything that is happening today, consider that the planned changes are illogical or cannot prevent the spread of the infection, but if we are talking about the best interests of the child, then we must first think about what message we give to the children through our judgments and statements. It is very important that…, Teacher - a trusted friend, - It is a difficult period especially for teachers, but we must not forget that children need their optimism and positive attitude. The child should see that the teacher understands and accepts what is happening, and is ready to help the students. To succeed in teaming with students, teachers must show that they understand the children's feelings…, Special approaches to working with junior, middle and high school students, Junior school․ "Game and dance" and a little cunning, A little humorous, playful interpretation of the current situation will help teachers a lot in working with primary school students. For example, a teacher may post emoticons expressing different emotions on his / her masks. If the teacher is just getting to know his / her students (for example, in the first grade), it would be good, for example,…, Secondary school: We are big already., In middle school, play techniques can also be effective, but there is a much more effective way to work with children in this age group. Several children may be instructed to explain to their classmates at the beginning of the lesson or during the breaks, what the virus is, how to wear a mask, how to disinfect their hands, or why it is important…, High school: Theory and practice, In high school, you can talk about the spread and prevention of the epidemic by using different school subjects. For example, while studying natural sciences, the way the infections develop and spread can be understood, specifics of the infection, the development of vaccines, and various other topics can be discussed. During the history classes,…, My mask is nice, yours is not, In the middle and upper grades, the atmosphere in the classroom is extremely important. These days, we often hear fears that wearing a mask and spending too much time in the classroom can cause problems in children's relationships. In the classes where preconditions for that exist, of course, such problems are more probable: mocking a classmate…, "Put on your own mask before helping to put a mask on the child", This phrase has been heard by everyone who has traveled by plane at least once. This is about the oxygen masks, but the meaning is pretty much the same. The coming months will be especially difficult for teachers: leading the class, following the preventative guidelines, motivating the children, smoothing out the bumps, etc. It is very important…, You can read this article in Armenian and watch the recording here . , This article is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development ( USAID ). The contents are the responsibility of authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government