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27 Aug 2015 description

COORDINATION

Coordination of the child protection (CP) response to Sudanese refugees in South Sudan has been mainly driven by the field. In Gambella, there is a child protection working group (CPWG), and two specific groups on information management and case management. At the camp level, there is a weekly working group which covers CP as well as Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). The Administration for Refugee and Returnee Affairs (ARRA) participates in the CP working group and in the camp level coordination meetings.

19 Aug 2015 description

2015 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP)

In 2015 WASH sector partners planned to sustain and expand water, sanitation and hygiene services to IDP camps, IDP gatherings and their host communities, people affected by malnutrition and to areas at high risk of disease outbreak. Integration with other sectors, such as the provision of WASH services in health facilities, nutrition centers, and child-friendly spaces, will also be improved. The Education sector will assume the lead role for WASH in schools.

HRP Priorities and Targeting:

12 Aug 2015 description
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By Peter Crowley

Today marks one year since we have had a case of the wild poliovirus anywhere in Africa, the last having been reported from Somalia with a date of onset of 11th August 2014.

What an extraordinary achievement and what a powerful symbol of the progress that has been made on the African continent over the past generation.

09 Aug 2015 description
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9 August 2015 Khartoum, Sudan: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today signed a Letter of Understanding (LoU) and a Joint Action Plan. Both documents aim at further cementing the coordination and partnership between the two agencies in response to the needs of refugees and host communities in Sudan.

06 Aug 2015 description
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Highlights

  • The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 73% unfunded. Without additional funding millions of children risk seeing their situation worsen. Worst affected are Education and Child Protection.

  • 3.2 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Years of crises resulting from conflicts, chronic underdevelopment and natural disasters have impacted the lives and opportunities of children in Sudan and continue to make this one of the world’s worst and most protracted crises for children.

14 Jul 2015 description
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Displacement Hinders Education Response in Sudan

Darfur Region

14 Jul 2015 description
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Highlights

  • The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 74% unfunded.
    Without additional funding millions of children risk seeing their situation worsen. Worst affected are Education and Child Protection.

  • Multiple crises and years of conflict in Sudan have left some 1.9 million children displaced countrywide. 119,000 refugee children in Sudan have fled conflict in South Sudan since 2013. 3.2 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance this year in what is one of the worst situations for children in the world.

17 Jun 2015 description
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Global response in 2014

UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:

• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;

09 Jun 2015 description
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – 9 June 2015. UNICEF in coordination with its implementing partners and UNHCR has been supporting the Government of Sudan in responding to the humanitarian needs of girls and boys affected by the war in South Sudan, since December 2013. Children represent over 60% of the South Sudanese refugees, as well as over 60% of the Sudanese returnees. Children in host communities, where camps have been established, have been generous by sharing their schools. However, the high demand for education is straining the existing facilities.

09 Jun 2015 description
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Highlights:

  • Sudan continues to be one of the worst crisis for children in the world today. 3.24 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance by the Humanitarian Response Plan in 2015. 1.86 million children are estimated to be displaced countrywide and almost 95,000 children are refugees fleeing conflict in South Sudan.

28 May 2015 description
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – 28th May 2015 - The Japanese Ambassador to Sudan, His Excellency Hideki ITO, completed a three-day visit from 24th to 26th May 2015 to Government of Japan supported interventions in nutrition, health, water, and sanitation and hygiene promotion in North and West Darfur.

14 May 2015 description

Highlights

Sudan reported 167 confirmed measles cases in week 18, as compared with 101 cases during the previous week (increasing trend). Since the beginning of the year, 4127 suspected measles cases reported, including 2336 confirmed cases.

11 May 2015 description
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  • The Humanitarian Response Plan was launched on 5 May targeting 3.24 million children across Sudan with humanitarian assistance.
27 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

Sudan reported 40 cases of measles during week 15 bringing the total number of measles cases during 2015 to 1730 cases.

Total number of deaths is 22 with (CFR: 1.3%)

The total number of outbreak localities increased to 31 localities in 14 states.

So far, 3175 suspected measles cases (with 1730 confirmed) have been reported from 31 localities in 14 states of Sudan.

The number of measles hospitalized cases 1287 including severe and complicated cases.

22 Apr 2015 description
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KHARTOUM, Sudan/ GENEVA / NAIROBI 22 April 2015 – Following one of the worst measles outbreaks in Sudan’s recent history, the Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF, the Measles and Rubella Initiative (M&RI) and national partners, is launching a massive campaign to immunize 7.9 million children aged six months to 15 years against this life-threatening disease.

21 Apr 2015 description
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Highlights:

  • According to the Humanitarian Requirement Document released in March, 2.9 million people in Ethiopia require emergency food assistance in 2015.

  • The food security situation has stabilized in most parts of the country in January 2015 with the completion of the Meher harvest season (November – January).

16 Apr 2015 description
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Khartoum – April 16, 2015: Ten children aged between two and 15 years have been killed in the last two weeks in Sudan’s South Kordofan state. UNICEF condemns in the strongest terms the continued loss of innocent lives in Sudan as a result of armed conflict. Children continue to bear the biggest burden of this man-made disaster. Conflict kills – but it also prevents boys and girls from going to school, from accessing quality health and nutrition services and from receiving adequate protection. Children have only one message for all parties to the conflict: “The war should stop!”

16 Apr 2015 description
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At a small UNICEF-supported project on the western fringes of Khartoum, nine-year-old John Lam Kor is sat on a bench discussing his favourite subjects.

“English” he says, when asked what he enjoys studying the most. He then opens up his school rucksack, picks out a textbook and turns to a page dealing with words for various colours.

“Red, brown, green, blue,” he says, making his way through the exercise with a pointed finger. His pronunciation is faultless.