UNICEFs projekt i Bolivia

Här är en rapport om hur Brynäs pengar gör nytta i det hårt drabbade området Pando i Bolivia där översvämningar, stormar och jordskred har tvingat ca 23 000 familjer att lämna sina hem för att söka skydd bland UNICEFs 12 skyddsinrättningar där Child Friendly Spaces spelar en viktig roll. 

Status of the emergency in Bolivia - Pando 2015

At the national level, the Viceministry of Civil Defense (VIDECI), reported 80 affected municipalities and 40 of them declared an emergency, a total of 23,000 families affected. On the other hand, nine departments of the country had some type of affectation: hail, storms, landslides but mostly foods.

The Department of Pando the most affected area, with 578 families affected, about 2,200 people (according to VIDECI data).

Most families have been evacuated to 12 shelters set up in schools, coliseum and sheds. The fallowing municipalities have declared emergency: Porvenir, Bolpebra and Cobija.

The humanitarian priorities are focused on the need for: safe water and sanitation, habitability and protection, health, education.

The educational activities in Cobija were suspended for two consecutive weeks, from February 23th to March 7th.

UNICEF Response, education and protection activities, in Pando:

  • Education Cluster in Cobija is the responsible for the sectoral response, with the participation of VIDECI, Education district directors, Education Departmental Direction of Pando, Ministry of Education, Municipality of Cobija, representative of COE, representative of the Departmental government.
  • UNICEF developed recovery psychosocial workshops for children that have been installed in shelters.
  • 1,195 boys and girls from primary and secondary education are been attended,. This students are from the education districts of El Porvenir, San Lorenzo and Cobija; furthermore the attention to the boys and girls from "the House of interculturality" shelter, where are 33 families belonging to indigenous peoples cavineño, tacana and yaminahua, machineri and esse ejja are been attended.
  • As part of the response UNICEF distributed 600 school backpacks in Cobija, together with the Ministry of Education and the Municipality of Cobija. Other 400 school backpacks will be distributed in the municipalities of Bolpebra, Porvenir and San Lorenzo.
  • At the moment, is in process the installation of a school tent in the shelter “House of interculturality”, this will be a child friendly space for boys and girls from early childhood care and also for the pedagogical support of children at school age, consequently they will have a comforting and pedagogically appropriate space to do their homework.

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