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South Sudan Conflict: UNICEF Support to South Sudan Refugees in: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda (31 July 2014)

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UN Children's Fund

Since December 2013, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the death of thousands and displacement of more than 1.1 million people. As of late July 2014, at least 431,045 South Sudanese had fled the conflict and sought asylum in neighboring countries; this number is expected to increase to 715,000 refugees by the end of 2014, according to UNHCR planning for most likely scenario (as of July). To date, only 25% of the US$ 67.3 million that UNICEF requires to meet humanitarian needs of refugees in neighboring countries has been received

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South Sudan Conflict: Sub-regional Funding Priorities, 31 July 2014

As of 31 July, 2014, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan, which began in December 2013, has resulted in the death of thousands, the displacement within the country of more than 1.1 million people, and the cross-border displacement of an additional 431,045 people who have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. 3 The number of new South Sudanese refugees is expected to almost double by year end.

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Three humanitarian workers released in North Darfur

EL FASHER, 19 July 2014 – Three Sudanese humanitarian workers abducted in Kutum, North Darfur, on 18 June 2014, were freed today in the same locality after 32 days in captivity.

Mustafa Abdalla Adarge, working with UNICEF, and Mohamed Abu Elgassem and Ahmed Elsayed, working with the international NGO Goal, were immediately taken to the Mission’s hospital in Kutum, for medical checks. They appear to be unharmed and in good condition.

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Population displacement in Sudan – a Children’s crisis

GENEVA / KHARTOUM, 27 June 2014 - The current IDP and refugee crisis in Sudan is manifesting itself clearly as a children’s crisis, with up to 70 per cent or more of people on the move being children; active conflict in nine of the country’s 18 states; and more than a hundred locations with people in need of humanitarian assistance. Since the beginning of the year, the Darfur region alone has seen 267,600 new IDPs.

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South Sudan + 4 others
UNICEF South Sudan Situation Report No. 26 Reporting Period 4 – 11 June 2014

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· As of 9 June 2014, a total of 1,545 cholera cases including 37 deaths have been reported across the country. The outbreak has spread outside Juba with several suspected cases reported in other towns, namely Yei and Kajo Keji in Central Equatoria State. The case fatality rate remains above the emergency threshold at 2.4% (the emergency threshold is 1%). Four cases from Tomping and 3 cases from UN House PoCs have tested positive for cholera so far.

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South Sudan + 4 others
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #25, Reporting Period 27 May – 03 June 2014

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  • The cholera outbreak declared on 15 May by the Ministry of Health has evolved into an increased caseload. Overall, a cumulative of 1,286 cholera cases including 29 deaths have been reported in Juba since the onset of the outbreak.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #23, Reporting Period 20 – 27 May 2014

Highlights

  • The cholera outbreak declared on 15 May by the Ministry of Health has evolved rapidly with an increasing caseload. Overall, a cumulative of 266 cholera cases including 13 deaths have been reported in Juba since the onset of the outbreak. Additional suspected cases have been reported in other parts of the country, mainly in Twic East County, Jonglei and Kaka, Upper Nile.

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Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report, 5 May 2014 (Period covered: March and April 2014)

Highlights

  • The IDP / refugee crisis in Sudan clearly showed the emergence of a children’s crisis. The proportion of children in these new emergencies span from 50 to 70 per cent.

  • By end of April 2014, there were 320,383 newly displaced in Greater Darfur, mainly in South Darfur and North Darfur States. UNICEF took part in all inter-agency and inter-sectoral assessments, and continued supporting child protection, WASH, education, health and nutrition.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #19, 21 April 2014

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 Following heavy fighting in Bentiu (Unity State) on 14 and 15 April, the number of people displaced inside the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site increased to 23,000, up from 4,000 just a week ago. With the current water supply, IDPs are receiving less than two liters of water per person per day. There is now just one latrine per 317 people.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #17, 8 April 2014

UNICEF has developed a strategy to scale up nutrition interventions in the conflict affected states of Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity, as well as Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

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South Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #16, 25 - 31 March 2014

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• Continued movement of people in and out of displacement sites and ongoing registration has increased the number of people internally displaced by over 100,000. It is estimated that there are currently 803,200 people displaced within the country and a further 254,600 have fled to Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.

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South Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #15, 25 March 2014

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• The situation across South Sudan remains unpredictable and volatile. Fighting broke in Malakal, Upper Nile on 19 March. Clashes also occurred in Leer County in Unity State. Since the start of the crisis, an estimated 708,900 people have been displaced within South Sudan and another 249,000 have fled to neighboring countries.

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In Sudan, at least 26,000 primary school children risk repeating an entire school year

Khartoum, 20 March 2014 - Primary school-aged children in Sudan are in double jeopardy as conflicts continue and families get displaced: they are on the run and it is right before exam time for Grade 8, the end of the primary school cycle. According to the school year schedule, these exams are held and graded before the end of March.

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In the Sudan, a transformed school transforms children – and their community

By Sven G. Simonsen

Thirteen-year-old Malaz remembers a time when her school was dirty and lacked latrines. Now it has transformed into a welcoming environment where learning is both quality and fun.

KASSALA, Sudan, 17 March 2014 – Malaz, 13, has been a student at Jamam basic school, outside Kassala town, the capital of Eastern Sudan’s Kassala State, since she was in the first grade.

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South Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #13 - 11 March 2014

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 Recent reports from the Protection of Civilians site (PoC) in Malakal indicate increasing mortality rates in the under five children, out of which several cases were reported due to watery diarrhea, among other factors. The urgent need for the re-establishment of in-patient treatment services was identified, and a partner has been identified in order to better support the increasing needs in the area.

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World + 33 others
2014 Action humanitaire de l’UNICEF pour les enfants - Vue d’ensemble

L'UNICEF demande 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour aider 59 millions d'enfants en situation d'urgence

Le plus important appel d’urgence jamais lancé. Près de 40 pour cent à destination de la Syrie et la région

GENÈVE, 21 février 2014 – L’UNICEF a demandé aujourd'hui près de 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour apporter une aide humanitaire vitale à 85 millions de personnes, dont 59 millions d'enfants, en 2014. Ces personnes vivent dans 50 pays en conflit ou frappés par des catastrophes naturelles et autres situations d'urgence complexes.

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Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2014 Resumen

59 millones de niños viven en situaciones de emergencia en 50 países

UNICEF necesita 2.200 millones de dólares para ayudar a estos niños y sus familias. Es su mayor llamamiento de emergencia de la historia y casi un 40% responde a las necesidades de Siria y la región

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In Sudan, taking a stand against female genital cutting

By Sven G. Simonsen

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February, seeks to draw attention to a practice that represents an extreme form of discrimination against women – one that is nearly always carried out on minors. It violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.

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European Union (EU) and United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) joint statement: Strengthening Darfur Basic Health and Education

"To strengthen peace and development in Sudan the EU and UNICEF proudly commence today two projects to enhance the Darfur basic services in the two areas of health and education. The two projects amount to 3 million Euros entirely funded by the EU and will be implemented by UNICEF and partners until October 2016.

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New data on child malnutrition in Sudan a gold mine, UNICEF says

Country releases new data on child malnutrition

KHARTOUM, Sudan, 29 January 2014 – Data collected in Sudan is revealing for the first time the difference in performance of health and nutrition services in each of Sudan’s 18 states. This has been thanks to the Simple Spatial Survey Methodology (S3M) used to collect data on child malnutrition.