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16 Feb 2017 description
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• Intense fighting along the west bank of the Nile in Upper Nile has been persistent through the first two weeks of February, resulting in the displacement of the entire population of Wau Shilluk, some 30,000 people. Currently, 16,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) are in Renk, en route to crossing the border into Sudan.

13 Feb 2017 description
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 UNICEF’s 2017 Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal for Sudan launched in January amounted to US$ 110.25 million to respond to children’s humanitarian needs across the country. According to the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Sudan, an estimated 5.8 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, including over 3 million children.

10 Jan 2017 description
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Total affected population: 4.7 million

Total affected children: 2.7 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 850,000

Total children to be reached in 2017: 530,000

03 Jan 2017 description
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• An important interagency assessment has taken place from 27 to 31 December 2016 in Bau and Kurmuk localities of Blue Nile State to assess the humanitarian situation, including the needs related to child protection, education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.

• In December 2016, the Sudan Armed Forces renewed the command order to end recruitment and use of children in its forces, in line with the Action Plan signed in March 2016.

03 Jan 2017 description
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Regional Office 2017 Requirements: US$3,500,000

31 Dec 2016 description
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Innovation in education: learning from experience

By Jo Bourne, Nicholas Burnett

Scaling up an innovation for maximum use and maximum benefit is never easy. The road to success is bumpy, and good ideas inevitably stumble into barriers – especially when the purpose of the innovation is to improve children’s learning experiences.

But innovation that can be effective, scaled up and replicated is precisely what is needed to tackle the challenges of the global learning crisis.

27 Dec 2016 description
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2017 Requirements: US$110,247,169

13 Dec 2016 description
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Khartoum, 12 December 2016 - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the European Commission have entered into a € 1 million bilateral agreement that will provide emergency education support to over 10,000 vulnerable and conflict-affected children in Sudan.

11 Dec 2016 description
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On UNICEF’s 70th anniversary, one in five children in the region needs humanitarian aid, providing a stark reminder of agency’s critical mandate to protect children

AMMAN, 11 December 2016 – Nearly one in five children across the Middle East and North Africa is in need of immediate humanitarian assistance, according to UNICEF.

08 Dec 2016 description
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  • An Action Plan for the protection of children from recruitment and use in armed conflict was signed between the UN and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). This paves the way to a tangible commitment from SPLM-N to seek real solutions to protecting the children of Sudan from recruitment in armed conflict.

  • Of 21 children earlier released from detainment for association with armed movements, 20 have been reunified with their families and one placed in an alternative care arrangement.

08 Dec 2016 description
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INTRODUCTION

Child migration occurs everywhere in the world and for different reasons. Migration might be forced through natural disasters or war. It might be the result of exploitation, in the case of victims of trafficking.

23 Nov 2016 description

Joint press release by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, UNICEF Sudan and the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Sudan

Geneva/Khartoum– Today in Geneva, the Sudan People’s Liberation MovementNorth (SPLM-N) signed an Action Plan with the United Nations to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children in conflict.

The chairman of the SPLM-N, Malik Agar, signed the Action Plan in a ceremony taking place at the United Nations’ Palais des Nations in Geneva.

15 Nov 2016 description
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  • For the first time in six years, UNICEF secured access to Golo, Jebel Marra (Central Darfur) to undertake an education assess-ment from 19-22 October 2016. The initial report indicates ur-gent assistance is needed for 3,739 children in five schools and 9,000 out of school children. This area has been inaccessible to humanitarian interventions since 2010.

24 Oct 2016 description

24 October 2016, Amman | Today, on World Polio Day, polio eradication partners celebrate the successes of the programme to date and rally for the additional support needed to wipe out the disease for good. In the Middle East, polio partners WHO and UNICEF acknowledge the hard work done to keep the region polio free, but urge all countries to maintain vigilance and to guard against the virus being re-introduced.

11 Oct 2016 description
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  • UNICEF supported the Ministry of Health in responding to cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) reported in Blue Nile and Kassala States. Assistance included support to AWD treatment centres, oral rehydration solution (ORS) corners, delivery of vital medical supplies as well as technical support and supplies for case management.

  • 21 children detained for association with armed groups have been released by the Government of Sudan.

22 Sep 2016 description

Khartoum, 22 September 2016- The United Nations welcomes the release yesterday by the Government of Sudan of twenty one children allegedly associated with armed groups. These children, who have been in the custody of the government security forces, were captured during fighting between the Government of Sudan and the Justice and Equality Movement in Darfur, in 2015.

09 Sep 2016 description
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• Since early June, more than 200,000 people are affected by heavy rains and flooding, with at least 108,000 children. The most affected states are Kassala,
South Darfur, Al Gezira, Sennar, West Kordofan, Gedaref, South Kordofan and White Nile.

02 Sep 2016 description
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NUEVA YORK, 1 de septiembre de 2016 – Según ha revelado hoy UNICEF, en los 10 países con mayores índices de desescolarización en educación primaria, al menos dos de cada cinco niños (un total de 18 millones) no van a la escuela.

02 Sep 2016 description
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NEW YORK, 1er septembre 2016 – Dans les 10 pays affichant les pourcentages d’enfants n’ayant pas accès à l’éducation primaire les plus élevés, près de 2 enfants sur 5, soit 18 millions, ne sont pas scolarisés, a déclaré aujourd’hui l’UNICEF.

C’est le Libéria qui enregistre le plus fort taux d’enfants non scolarisés avec près des deux tiers des enfants en âge de suivre une éducation primaire qui n’ont pas accès à l’école. Le Soudan du Sud occupe le deuxième rang : 59 % des enfants ne peuvent pas bénéficier d’une éducation primaire et 1 école sur 3 est fermée en raison du conflit.

01 Sep 2016 description
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NEW YORK, 1 September 2016 – In the top 10 countries with the highest rates of children missing out on primary education, nearly 2 in every 5 children – 18 million - are out of school, UNICEF said today.

Liberia is home to the highest proportion of out-of-school children with nearly two-thirds of primary-aged children not accessing school. The second highest is South Sudan, where 59 per cent of children are missing out on their right to a primary education and 1 in 3 schools is closed due to conflict.