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UNIDO PROGRAMS

SOUTH SUDAN & KENYA

HEALTH 

Health is a critical determinant of survival for populations affected by disasters. The public health impact on a disaster-affected population can be due to a lack of health care services, inadequate protection, and poor sanitation and food shortages.

Pregnant and lactating women (PLW), children (OVCs) and the elderly are frequently most at risk for poor health and some of the world’s highest maternal and infant mortality rates are in conflict-affected populations. The response to UNIDO’s humanitarian goal is to prevent excess morbidity, mortality and acute malnutrition.

During the initial response, the basic package for health and nutrition services (MISP, e-IYCF, CMAM, PHC) is prioritized as part of essential health care services delivered. UNIDO works along the emergency response range of preparedness – acute response – transition/development by linking emergency activities to long-term programs that address the health care system and gender and social norms affecting health outcomes.

This in turn allows UNIDO to transfer skills to the government staff thus allowing smooth transition at the end of each program.

EDUCATION

 

Education

An investment in education is an investment in a peaceful future. Education and a caring home are crucial to ensuring that children can make a positive. Recent UNESCO research estimates that 69 million new teachers will be needed to meet the ambitious sustainable development agenda.

Schools in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia continue to suffer from a shortage of teachers. According to a report published to coincide with World Teachers’ Day 14.6 million new teachers are required.

However, recruiting new teachers is only part of the battle; achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of ensuring inclusive and quality education will require a wider set of innovations and reforms that go beyond simply hiring more teaching staff.

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE(GBV)

According to the report released in 2010 by UNICEF, children in South Sudan continue to be at risk of many violations, stemming from the impact of the armed conflict that ravaged the country for more than 20 years. The civil war has destroyed the social fabric of communities and many children have been left without the protection of caring adults.

This exposes them to high levels of violence, including violence against women and girls, exploitation, abuse (sexual and physical) and deprivation. In this regard, UNIDO is funded by UNICEF among other donors to provide psychosocial support to distressed children, create comprehensive awareness campaigns, and hold meetings with key governing officials on the rights of children, protection and responding to child protection issues - neglect, abuse, and recruitment.

UNIDO has enhanced promotion of justice for children through the provision of accessible, effective and quality protection services to children who are in contact with the law, provided support to community-based programmes for the protection of children affected by armed conflict, advocated and supported for the implementation of the Child Act and helped in capacity development of key actors within the social welfare, legal systems and the judiciary, lawmakers and law enforcement agents at national and state level, community based child protection workers, children, young people, families and communities.

FOOD SECURITY &
LIVELIHOOD

UNIDO defines food security as a situation when ‘all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life’.

This definition brings together food consumption, nutritional status and health, as well as the vulnerability often brought about by emergencies and extreme poverty.

During crisis situations, UNIDO not only ensures that survivors’ immediate food requirements are met, but also considers the longer-term causes of food insecurity to help communities better produce and purchase their own food.

CHILD PROTECTION

According to the report released in 2010 by UNICEF, children in South Sudan continue to be at risk of many violations, stemming from the impact of the armed conflict that ravaged the country for more than 20 years.

The civil war has destroyed the social fabric of communities and many children have been left without the protection of caring adults. This exposes them to high levels of violence, including violence against women and girls, exploitation, abuse (sexual and physical) and deprivation.

In this regard, UNIDO is funded by UNICEF among other donors to provide psychosocial support to distressed children, create comprehensive awareness campaigns, and hold meetings with key governing officials on the rights of children, protection and responding to child protection issues - neglect, abuse, and recruitment.

UNIDO has enhanced promotion of justice for children through the provision of accessible, effective and quality protection services to children who are in contact with the law, provided support to community-based programmes for the protection of children affected by armed conflict, advocated and supported for the implementation of the Child Act and helped in capacity development of key actors within the social welfare, legal systems and the judiciary, lawmakers and law enforcement agents at national and state level, community based child protection workers, children, young people, families and communities.

NUTRITION 

Health is a critical determinant of survival for populations affected by disasters. The public health impact on a disaster-affected population can be due to a lack of health care services, inadequate protection, and poor sanitation and food shortages.

Pregnant and lactating women (PLW), children (OVCs) and the elderly are frequently most at risk for poor health and some of the world’s highest maternal and infant mortality rates are in conflict-affected populations.

The response to UNIDO’s humanitarian goal is to prevent excess morbidity, mortality and acute malnutrition. During the initial response, the basic package for health and nutrition services (MISP, e-IYCF, CMAM, PHC) is prioritized as part of essential health care services delivered. UNIDO works along the emergency response range of preparedness – acute response – transition/development by linking emergency activities to long-term programs that address the health care system and gender and social norms affecting health outcomes.

This in turn allows UNIDO to transfer skills to the government staff thus allowing smooth transition at the end of each program.

PEACE BUILDING & CONFLICT MITIGATION

UNIDO coordinates and maintains a number of initiatives and partnerships to help foster peace 

WASH

Water Sanitation and Hygiene
Kenya is a water-scarce country with less than 1,000m3 per capita of renewable freshwater supplies.

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