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19 Nov 2014 description
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NEW YORK, 19 novembre 2014 – La lenteur des progrès dans l’assainissement et la pratique courante de la défécation à l’air libre par des millions de personnes du monde entier continuent de poser un danger pour les enfants et leurs communautés, a averti l’UNICEF à l’occasion de la Journée mondiale des toilettes.

19 Nov 2014 description
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NEW YORK, 19 November 2014 – Slow progress on sanitation and the entrenched practice of open defecation among millions around the world continue to put children and their communities at risk, UNICEF warned on World Toilet Day.

Some 2.5 billion people worldwide do not have adequate toilets and among them 1 billion defecate in the open – in fields, bushes, or bodies of water – putting them, and especially children, in danger of deadly faecal-oral diseases like diarrhoea.

13 Nov 2014 description
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  • Sudan remains one of the worst children’s crisis in the world today. 6.9 million people (4.1 million children) are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. 5.7 million people (2.9 Million children) are food insecure. Two million boys and girls are acutely malnourished. Sudan is home to 2.9 million IDPs (482,866 in 2014 of which 289,719 are children), and home to 159,857 refugees (98,347 in 2014 including 69,000 children).

17 Oct 2014 description
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UNICEF says: Choose Handwashing, Choose Health

UNICEF, Khartoum, October 15

Thousands of Sudanese children will join their peers, across the world in celebrating Global Hand Washing Day, an event aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of washing hands with soap.

10 Oct 2014 description
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Changing the World for Girls is a collaboration of the Beyond School Books podcast series and United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). In this series you will find discussions on the lasting impact education has on girls, communities and nations around the world.

NEW YORK, United States of America, 10 October 2014 – The theme this year for International Day of the Girl Child is ‘Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence’.

10 Sep 2014 description
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  • The total number of reported new admissions to the therapeutic feeding programme for the management of SAM stands at 54,573 children aged 0-59 months from January 2014 to date.

05 Sep 2014 description
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The Goal

This report has a simple and urgent goal: to connect decision-makers and relevant actors with strategies that prevent and respond to violence in the lives of children.

27 Aug 2014 description
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Ambassador Tomas Ulincy, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan (EU) and Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Representative in Sudan launched yesterday at Corinthia Hotel two newly EU funded projects to strengthen access to quality primary education in the states of Gedarif, Red Sea,
Kassala, Blue Nile, South Kordofan and the Darfur States.

The objectives of the two projects are to increase children’s access to and , improve the quality of primary education and to help Sudan make direct progress towards the Millennium Development Goal targets for education.

27 Aug 2014 description
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UNICEF receives new grant from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO)

Khartoum / Brussels, 26th August 2014 --- At the beginning of August, UNICEF received confirmation of a new grant from ECHO to the tune of €2 Million to continue on-going efforts to combat child malnutrition in Sudan.

17 Aug 2014 description
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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

17 Aug 2014 description
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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.

20 Jul 2014 description
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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.

27 Jun 2014 description
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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.

12 Jun 2014 description
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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.

08 Jun 2014 description
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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.

23 May 2014 description
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  • 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.

08 May 2014 description
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  • 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.

24 Apr 2014 description
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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.

08 Apr 2014 description
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  • The alarming nutritional status of children in South Sudan is of serious concern. As a consequence of the crisis, the burden of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in South Sudan has doubled and about 222,700 will be in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition. UNICEF has developed a Nutrition Emergency Response strategy to scale up nutrition interventions in the three conflict affected states of Upper Nile, Jonglei, Unity, and states that contribute significantly to the national burden of SAM (Warrap, Northern Bahr el Ghazal).