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Niger: the nowhere land where children on the move are someone else’s problem as Europe and North Africa tighten their borders

Niger: the nowhere land where children on the move are someone else’s problem as Europe and North Africa tighten their borders

By Sarah Crowe
24 Jul 2018
Nothing could be further than from the gates of paradise than this scorching, unearthly wasteland stretching out as far as the eye can see and beyond. Since November last year, more than 8,000 West Africans, including 2,000 children, have been returned to Niger from Algeria ...
5 Questions with Kerry Albright, Chief of Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management at Innocenti

5 Questions with Kerry Albright, Chief of Research Facilitation and Knowledge Management at Innocenti

By Kerry Albright
05 Jul 2018
Kerry Albright asnwers 5 questions about her work at UNICEF, her experience at the Evidence for Children roundtable event in New York, and her thoughts on the future of research at UNICEF.
New Technologies: Rich Source of Data or Ethical Minefield for Researchers?

New Technologies: Rich Source of Data or Ethical Minefield for Researchers?

By Gabrielle Berman, Angie Lee
22 Jun 2018
Social media and geospatial technology offer access to huge amounts of data, but vast ethical implications are often ignored. In this blog post the author highlights  advantages and risks of using these technologies to gather data about children. She also provide useful guid ...
Administrative Data: Missed opportunity for learning and research in humanitarian emergencies?

Administrative Data: Missed opportunity for learning and research in humanitarian emergencies?

By Elisabetta Aurino, Tilman Brück, Silvio Daidone , Luisa Natali, Benjamin Schwab
21 Jun 2018
Researchers discuss the strengths and weaknesses of using administrative data collected during emergencies for research on children. Administrative data can do much more than help deliver services or provide inputs for monitoring. Researchers can use administrative data also for ...
No Lost Generation: Cash transfers for displaced Syrian children in Lebanon

No Lost Generation: Cash transfers for displaced Syrian children in Lebanon

By Jacobus De Hoop
05 Jun 2018
Imagine you work for UNICEF in Lebanon. Your team has the challenging task of ensuring that half a million displaced Syrian children who fled the war in their home country attend primary school. These children live scattered throughout the country, as Lebanon has a “no-camp ...
30.6 million new internal displacements in 2017, children are among the most vulnerable

30.6 million new internal displacements in 2017, children are among the most vulnerable

By Vicente Anzellini, Bina D'Costa
17 May 2018
This week, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) launched its 2018 Global Report on Internal Displacement (GRID 2018), which presents data and analysis on the patterns and trends of internal displacement worldwide. The main findings of this report show that despite t ...
A ‘toxic cocktail’: How life on the margins can exacerbate children’s vulnerability to violence

A ‘toxic cocktail’: How life on the margins can exacerbate children’s vulnerability to violence

By Alina Potts, Lanie Stockman
06 Apr 2018
For too many children, the places where they should feel safe—at home, at school, in their communities—are the first and most frequent sites of violence. The latest data presented in UNICEF's A Familiar Face shows, for example, that nearly 300 million children between ...
Progress in measuring global school enrollment gaps for children with disabilities

Progress in measuring global school enrollment gaps for children with disabilities

By Suguru Mizunoya
21 Mar 2018
It is estimated that a total of 264 million primary and secondary school-age children are out of school globally, and it is a commonly accepted notion that children with disabilities especially in developing countries and conflict zones tend not to attend school.

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