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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.

15 Apr 2015 description

More resources and fresh policies needed to get children into school

BEIRUT, Lebanon, 15 April 2015 – Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in every four children and young adolescents (more than 21 million) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.

14 Apr 2015 description
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OVERVIEW

Sudan has both the largest number and the highest rate of out-of-school children in the region. Some 3 million children between the ages 5 to 13 are out of school, including 490,6735-year-oldswho should be in pre-primary (50%), 1,965,068 primary school aged children (37%)and 641,587 lower secondary school aged children (40%).

15% of primary school children are at risk of dropping out before the final grade of primary school.

14 Apr 2015 description
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Preface

In the last decade, the countries of the Middle East and North Africa have invested considerable resources and political capital to bring more children into the classroom.
Most impressively, out-of-school rates for primary school children have plummeted, often by as much as half, bringing hope and new opportunity to millions.

09 Apr 2015 description
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KHARTOUM, 9 April, 2015 - A group of four children who were abducted in Abyei have been released, UNICEF can confirm.

The children, aged between 6 and 12, were taken on 2nd March by gunmen after an attack on the village of Marial Achak in the Abyei region.

The children, two girls and two boys, were released after tribal mediation with the support of UNISFA, the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei. UNICEF and its partners are assisting with the family reunification of the children, and are providing the children with any necessary counselling and psychological support.

09 Apr 2015 description

Highlights

Sudan reported 156 cases of measles during week 14 bringing the total number of measles cases during 2015 to 1697 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, 3015 suspected measles cases (with 1697 confirmed) have been reported from 31 localities in 14 states of Sudan.

02 Apr 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Children continue to be the most affected by the multiple crises in Sudan, which remain amongst the worst children’s emergencies in the world. A total of 3.24 million children in Sudan are targeted for humanitarian assistance by the Humanitarian Response Plan.

29 Mar 2015 description
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When: Sunday 29th March 2015

Where: Federal Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Khartoum

Who: Mr. Mustafa Yousif Holi, Under Secretary of Ministry of Finance and National Economy and UNICEF Representative in Sudan, Mr. Geert Cappelaere.