Comité luxembourgeois pour l’UNICEF

Mme Sandra Visscher
99, rte d’Arlon
L-1140 Luxembourg
Tél : 448715
Fax : 455314

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Unissons-nous pour les enfants.

L’UNICEF est la principale organisation pour la défense et la promotion des droits de l’enfant dans le monde. 

Sur base de la Convention relative aux droits de l’enfant, l’UNICEF œuvre dans 190 pays et territoires et promeut les droits et le bien-être de chaque enfant dans les domaines suivants :

  • Santé
  • Lutte contre le VIH/Sida
  • Eau, assainissement et hygiène
  • Nutrition
  • Education
  • Protection
  • Inclusion sociale

Au Luxembourg, l’UNICEF est active depuis 1979 et est reconnue en tant qu’Organisation non gouvernementale agréée par le Ministère des Affaires Etrangères.

 

On 17 January, UNICEF Child Protection Specialist Cecilie Modvar speaks with children who are living in a makeshift camp in CanapÈ Vert Plaza in Port-au-Prince, the capital. Ms. Modvar is seeking to identify unaccompanied or traumatized children who have lost or been separated from their families due to the earthquake. On 25 January 2010 in Haiti, humanitarian assistance for survivors of the 7.3 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on 12 January continues to improve as capacity and logistical constraints are addressed. The quakeís epicentre was only 17 kilometres from Port-au-Prince, the capital, and needs remain great. Quake aftershocks on 20 and 23 January caused further damage, especially in the town of Petit Goave. Unaccompanied children who have lost or been separated from their families are among the most vulnerable. Revised estimates by the Government report that more than 112,000 people were killed during the quake and 1.5 million have been left homeless. In Port-au-Prince, estimated numbers of people living in makeshift shelters range from 370,000ñ800,000, despite the recent exodus of as many as 235,000 from the devastated city. Major government and private infrastructure have been destroyed or heavily damaged, including hospitals, water, sanitation and electrical systems, and telecommunications, banks and transportation networks. United Nations and UNICEF buildings and residences were also hit, and UN staff and peacekeepers with the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) are missing and more than 50 are confirmed to have died. MINUSTAH, totalling 7,000 peacekeepers and 2,000 police, have relocated their logistics base close to the airport to better coordinate incoming international relief assistance. The UN Consolidated Flash Appeal for the Haiti earthquake emergency requests US $575 million for relief and recovery for the next six months. UNICEFís portion of the appeal is US $127.9 million and UNICEF is the lead coordinating agency for edu