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12 Jun 2017 description

This document collates and primarily analyzes available information on key child protection issues from a compilation of reports.

24 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Somali region is disproportionately affected by the current acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak, accounting for about 91 per cent of the cases reported in Ethiopia since the beginning of the year.

  • UNICEF support has enabled 794,150 people to access safe water. This includes 149,150 people in Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and Tigray regions, reached during the reporting period, through construction of new water supply schemes, rehabilitation of non-functional water systems and expansion works.

23 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Violence disrupting children’s access to health services, safe water and sanitation

AMMAN, 24 May 2017 – Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have put in jeopardy the health of 24 million children in Yemen, Syria, the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. Damage to health infrastructure is depriving children of essential health care. Water and sanitation services have been compromised, causing waterborne diseases to spread while preventative health care and nutritious food are insufficient to meet children’s needs.

15 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

RABAT, 15 May 2017 – According to a recent UNICEF analysis covering 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa [1], poverty continues to impact at least 29 million children – one in four children in the region. These children are deprived of the minimum requirements in two or more of the most basic life necessities including basic education, decent housing, nutritious food, quality health care, safe water, sanitation and access to information.

02 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Over 106,130 children were screened for acute malnutrition, of which 5,135 were identified as severely and 14,069 as moderately malnourished.

  • Eighty four cholera cases were reported among cattle camp populations in Awerial (Dor), Yirol East (Tharnuar), and Ayod (Buol and Tar). UNICEF continued its integrated response to cholera outbreak in affected cattle camps curtailing transmission in hot spots of Duk, Jonglei.

13 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – 13th April 2017: The Government of Japan has responded to the urgent humanitarian call to address the growing children’s emergency in Sudan with a US$955,000 grant to UNICEF. The grant is a part of the overall support to address the basic humanitarian needs of children and their caregivers in South and West Kordofan, with a focus on health, education, nutrition and the integration of water and sanitation hygiene.

09 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Over the last few years, Sudan made some positive progress in increasing access to improved sanitation. A comparison between the Sudan Household Health Survey, 2010, and the MICS, 2014, indicates that coverage has increased from 27 per cent to 33 per cent for improved sanitation facilities, while open defecation has marginally reduced from 31 per cent to 29 per cent. However there is wide disparity at state level, with Northern State and Khartoum showing close to 80 per cent use of improved sanitation, whilst Kordofan and Darfur States show levels generally less than 20 per cent.

06 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 53,880 refugees have arrived in Sudan from South Sudan since the beginning of 2017, with up to 85% being women and children. The main destinations are the states of White Nile, South and West Kordofan, and South Darfur.

  • UNICEF supported the treatment of 876 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) in Red Sea state, 264 of these were children under five.

04 Apr 2017 description
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KHARTOUM, 04 April 2017 - The Government of Sudan and the United Nations this week agreed to extend for six months the Action Plan for the Protection of Children from Violations in Armed Conflict.

02 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

· UNICEF continues to deploy rapid response missions to famine-affected areas of Unity state, as access restrictions are preventing the delivery of regular services.

· The water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation in Nasir and Maiwut counties, Upper Nile is critical following ongoing insecurity that has displaced 37,000 households to Jikmir, Makak, Wangding and Nyatot. UNICEF is supporting access to safe water and sanitation for the displaced population.

31 Mar 2017 description
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Résumé Exécutif

Le monde doit aujourd’hui répondre à un appel à la mobilisation sans précédent face à la situation de quatre pays menacés par la famine, et à la demande croissante d’aide humanitaire et de résilience. Dans ce contexte, il est de la plus haute importance d’informer la communauté de la sécurité alimentaire à l’échelle mondiale et nationale, quant au risque de crises alimentaires et à la sévérité de ces crises. Les parties prenantes ont largement investi dans l’analyse de la sécurité alimentaire et les systèmes d’alerte précoce afin de mieux prévenir et répondre aux crises alimentaires.

31 Mar 2017 description
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The European Union, FAO and WFP have joined forces with FEWS NET, UNICEF and regional organisations like CILSS, IGAD and SICA to coordinate needs assessment to increase the impact of humanitarian and resilience responses through the preparation of the “Global Report on Food Crises”. This Global Report aims to enhance coordination and decision making through a neutral analysis that informs programming and implementation.

22 Mar 2017 description
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Despite good progress, much more needs to be done to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 6.1: “By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.”

Khartoum 22nd March 2017: Across the globe, March 22 every year is set aside to celebrate progress in water towards achieving global targets and to garner more political support. This year's theme: Why waste water? Is in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater.

18 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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• Food security levels in the country remain critical, with famine declared in southern Unity state at the end of February. Access restrictions to affected areas is limiting the ability of the humanitarian community to respond. UNICEF and WFP dispatched five rapid response teams to southern Unity in late February/early March to provide immediate, lifesaving assistance to affected populations.

09 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • For the first time since April 2010 access was granted to Belle El Sereif locality in East Jebel Marra. An inter-agency assessment estimated the number of displaced children at 8,385.

  • Following up on the newly accessible area in the locality of Kurmuk in Blue Nile State,
    UNICEF is now implementing priority programmes in integrated nutrition where MUAC screening is covering 6 highly populated communities where there are functioning outpatient treatment centers (OTPs). .

08 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region1 have witnessed remarkable progress in development during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era. Starting from comparatively advanced levels, many countries made further progress in implementation of their children’s rights agenda since the beginning of the 21st century. However, progress has been uneven – among countries as well as within countries.