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TitleUnicef 2010 humanitarian action report : partnering for children in emergencies
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCarty, D, Knudsen, C, Hofmeister, M, Thormann, M, Morgan, A, Ulin, K, Mohammed, A, Anthony, D
Pagination175 p.; boxes; photographs; fig.; tab.
Date Published2010-02-01
PublisherUNICEF International Child Development Centre
Place PublishedGeneva, Switzerland
ISSN Number9789280644999
Keywordschildren, country profiles, developing countries, emergency operations, human rights, partnerships

Each year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) responds to more than 200 emergencies around the world, working with governments, civil society, communities, private companies and nongovernmental organizations to meet urgent needs, protect children’s and women’s rights, and take decisive action to improve resilience, strengthen capacities and reduce risks. In nearly all of these emergencies, the organization’s response is based on existing programmes, partnerships and resources. Our mission, in both humanitarian and developmental contexts, is to promote and protect children’s rights, help meet their basic needs and expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action Report 2010 examines crises that require exceptional support – where urgent action is imperative to save lives, protect children against the worst forms of violence and abuse, and ensure access to water and sanitation,
health care, nutrition and education. The 28 countries featured in the report include those engaged in the 2010 Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) as well as countries in other protracted crises where high levels of chronic vulnerability, life-threatening undernutrition and limited access to basic services are compounded by localized emergencies, population movements or other obstacles to long-term recovery. Regional and global support – including the critical need for early warning and preparedness in advance of new crises – are highlighted in dedicated chapters.[AUTHORS ABSTRACT]

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