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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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  • 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


  • 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


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


 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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  • 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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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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  • 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.

22 Mar 2016 description
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  • 106,000 people reported displaced by the Jebel Marra conflict*

  • up to 90% of displaced are women and children in some locations*

  • 70,000 additional people may be displaced in parts of Central and South Darfur*

  • $10.8 million needed to respond to immediate humanitarian needs for children over the next four-six months

*Numbers from OCHA/IOM and visuals from OCHA

13 Mar 2016 description
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – 13th March 2016:- The Government of Japan today responded to the urgent humanitarian call to address the growing children’s emergency in Sudan with a US$ 4.9 million grant to UNICEF. The grant is a part of the overall support to address the basic needs of children in nutrition, health, water, and sanitation and hygiene promotion in the conflict affected states of South Darfur, East Darfur, South Kordofan and West Kordofan.

09 Mar 2016 description
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Children across Sudan are now taking their grade 8 exams starting March 5th, a key prerequisite to receiving the Basic Education Certificate.

04 Mar 2016 description

Sector Highlights

  • During the last quarter, Child Protection sub-sector partners have reached 50,688 of the most vulnerable children who need psycho-social assistance, 1,223 unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) In addition, 8,818 community members and 210 authorities through emergency lifesaving and preventive child protection interventions.

  • As of the end of January 2016, the Child Protection sub-sector had received only 32% of the total funding required for the whole year.

04 Mar 2016 description
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  • over 90,000 people displaced in North Darfur

  • up to 90% of displaced are women and children in some locations

  • up to 50,000 people may be displaced in parts of Central Darfur

  • $5.5 million needed to respond to immediate humanitarian needs for children over the next four-six months