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06 Jul 2016 description
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The Situation

  • Ethiopia has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. The main rainy season (kiremt rains) that is vital for producing over 80 per cent of Ethiopia’s agricultural yield – in an industry that employs 85 per cent of the country’s workforce – failed in 2015, and a powerful El Niño weather event continues to wreak havoc on children’s lives and their families’ livelihoods.

06 Jul 2016 description
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In the midst of rising global and regional emergencies, the lights have dimmed on Darfur’s crisis. This year marks 13 years of conflict in the Darfurs. As the world and Africa in particular commemorates the Day of the African Child on the theme ‘Crisis an Conflict in Africa; protecting the rights of all children’, the objective is to bring back attention to the children of Darfur. Some 1.9 million children are displaced countrywide, of which 1.6 million are in the Darfur region. There is already a generation of childhood lost and another at risk.

By Alastair Beach

06 Jul 2016 description
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In the midst of rising global and regional emergencies, the lights have dimmed on Darfur’s crisis. This year marks 13 years of conflict in the Darfurs. As the world and Africa in particular commemorates the Day of the African Child on the theme ‘Crisis an Conflict in Africa; protecting the rights of all children’, the objective is to bring back attention to the children of Darfur. Some 1.9 million children are displaced countrywide, of which 1.6 million are in the Darfur region. There is already a generation of childhood lost and another at risk.

by Alastair Beach

06 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights:

  • Sudan continues to be the largest recipient of South Sudanese refugees in the region with 231,581 South Sudanese refugees (out of which, 162,107 are children) registered as of the end of June. Since the start of 2016, 72,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in White Nile, East & South Darfur, as well as South and West Kordofan states. UNICEF Sudan and South Sudan exchange information regularly on new arrivals from both sides of the border.

29 Jun 2016 description

More than a third of the population in urgent need of food, agriculture and nutrition assistance amid risk of catastrophe in some parts of the country

Joint FAO-UNICEF-WFP News Release

29 June 2016, Juba - Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan - well over one-third of the population - will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, and the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies warned today.

22 Jun 2016 description
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Situation in numbers

1.69 million People internally displaced since 15 December 2013
(OCHA, Humanitarian Snapshot 5 May 2016)

907,447* Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years

Outside South Sudan
725,876 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013
(UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 15 June 2016)

17 Jun 2016 description
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“Neither safe nor sound”: Sexual exploitation, trafficking and abuse engulfing the lives of children in the camps of Calais and Dunkirk

LONDON/PARIS, 16 June 2016 – Children experience sexual exploitation, violence and forced labour on a daily basis in the camps of Northern France, according to the findings of Neither Safe Nor Sound.pdf), a new UNICEF France and UNICEF UK study.

10 Jun 2016 description

Progress of Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) - 2016

In 2016 the Protection Sector Strategic Response Plan, Child Protection sub sector (CP) is focused on interventions aimed at saving the lives of the most vulnerable children and pre- venting and addressing child recruitment, family separation, sexual and physical violence, and psychosocial support need- ed in critical priority localities of Sudan.

10 Jun 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Sudan is now the largest recipient of South Sudanese refugees in the region with some 69,045 (48,332 children) having sought refuge since January 2016 alone, marking a 75% increase compared to the same period in 2015.

  • Since the onset of the escalation in violence in the Jebel Marra area in January 2016, UNICEF has been working with the Ministry of Health and succeeded in sustaining crucial operations at the nutrition centres throughout the period of conflict.

31 May 2016 description
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The Situation

• Ethiopia has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. The main rainy season (kiremt rains) that is vital for producing over 80 per cent of Ethiopia’s agricultural yield – in an industry that employs 85 per cent of the country’s workforce – failed in 2015, and a powerful El Niño weather event continues to wreak havoc on children’s lives and their families’ livelihoods.

29 May 2016 description

Overview:

  • In February 2016, HAC commissioner in Ed Deain informed the humanitarian community of the arrival of South Sudanese (SS) in Khor Omer IDP camp in Ed Deain. The arrivals of SS were reported in March 2016 by HAC and SRCS in the different localities of East Darfur State. Due to inaccessibility to these areas, the humanitarian assessment was delayed until 10-11 May 2016.

19 May 2016 description

1. BACKGROUND

In the second week of January 2016, tension and dispute between the Arab and local tribes led to displacement of unknown number of people from Muli and other ten surrounding cluster villages in Geneina locality. While some people reportedly remained in the villages, a number of others fled to neighboring villages, Geneina town and Chad.

The exact number of people displaced remained unknown, although the HAC estimated that nearly 5,000 were displaced to Geneina town at the beginning of the crisis.

11 May 2016 description

IN THIS ISSUE

 Humanitarian Situation

 WASH Sector Capacity Building Project

 Quarter One Sector Achievements

 Sanitation and Water for All Conference

 HRP 2016 Sector Strategy and Priority

 Timeline of Sector Events 2016

Humanitarian Situation and Response

The first quarter of 2016 has been characterised by several emergencies.

11 May 2016 description

Sector Highlights

 In 2015 sector partners have reached 922,718 people through emergency life saving and preventive nutrition interventions. This represents 61.5% of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) 2015 Nutrition response target despite only receiving 43% of requested funding.

11 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • A national polio vaccination campaign reached some four million children with vital polio vaccinations and vitamin A in 89 high risk localities across fifteen states.

  • The water provision through water trucking in Sortony, North Darfur, has been increased to an average of 254,000 litres of water per day (13 litres of water per person per day) which is an increase of 32 per cent when compared with the last week of March.

25 Apr 2016 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed deep concern at funding shortfalls which could affect the assistance that is being provided to South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

12 Apr 2016 description
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KHARTOUM, 12 APRIL 2016

The Government of Sudan in collaboration with UNICEF, and other partners launched a nationwide polio campaign with vitamin A supplementation, cascading over three days, targeting 4 million children under the age of five, in 123 localities in fifteen high risk states across the country including the Darfurs.

11 Apr 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN committing to prevent the recruitment and use of children by government security forces in Sudan. It was the last remaining Government whose forces were listed in the SG’s Report on Children and Armed Conflict and had not yet entered into such an agreement.

  • All 234 unaccompanied and separated children identified amongst the newly displaced from Jebel Marra in Tawilla, North Darfur, have been successfully reunified with their immediate families.

23 Mar 2016 description
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By Heidi Lehto

As the situation in Jebel Marra deteriorates, families are fleeing in search of a refuge, in this part of Darfur. Among the some 20,000–30,000 people crowding into the tiny, forsaken village of Sortoni is a boy who carries a token of his home around his neck. Hear El-Fateh’s story.

JEBEL MARRA, Sudan, 22 March 2016 – From between the branches of a tree at the entrance to the tiny town of Sortoni pokes the face of a young boy. He wants to know my name. More importantly, he wants me to know his name.