[ETHIOPIA] Parts of Ethiopia are still reeling from the effects of recent drought, flooding, conflict or a combination of the three, resulting in increased numbers of children dropping out of school, say officials. At least 385,000 school-children need “emergency education assistance this school year”, Alexandra Westerbeek, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) communication manager in Ethiopia, told IRIN. “In addition, 70,000 children among [the] refugee population also need emergency education assistance.
[PAKISTAN] United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has planned to establish 1,550 Temporary Learning Centres (TLCs) in the flood-affected areas. According to UNICEF Progress Report 2010, UNICEF took detailed assessments of school facilities and staff capacity. In total, 150,200 women and children in flood-affected districts across the country benefitted from assorted school supplies, including tents, the report said.
UNICEF has sent 2,600 tables and 2,500 chairs to flood affected districts as well as 930 temporary school in a box kits, 1,200 recreation kits and assorted stationary, including individual school kits and bags.