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10 Aug 2017 description
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  • The acute watery diarrhea (AWD) weekly case load has decreased almost by half during the month. UNICEF reached around 2 million affected people and populations at risk by providing improved purified drinking water through continuous water chlorination of the water sources, water transportation means and at household levels in 11 AWD affected states.

31 Jul 2017 description
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By Omer Musa Omer

EAST DARFUR, Sudan, 27 July 2017 – Fourteen-year-old Jonk Tonk Dack, and his brother Lowal, 9, are from Kair, Bahar Arab, South Sudan. The two boys recently fled their hometown alone, escaping both hunger and fighting. They were headed for Kario camp in East Darfur.

After walking for more than three days, they were frail and exhausted. It became clear that the children would not be able to reach the camp alone, as it was still a day and half drive away.

22 Jul 2017 description
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Statement attributable to Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, 22 July 2017 – “The worst of the violence in Mosul may be over but for too many children in Mosul and in the region, extreme suffering continues.

20 Jul 2017 description
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• UNICEF and partners supported the treatment of 7,342 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) (853 of these were children under the age of 18) in the hardest hit White Nile state.

10 Jul 2017 description

Chad is a landlocked country in Central Africa bordered by Sudan to the east, the Central African Republic (CAR) to the south, Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger to the west. The country is hit by several humanitarian crises caused by conflicts in its neighboring countries.

28 Jun 2017 description
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UNICEF urgently requires US$22 million to provide lifesaving response for over 100,000 children

KHARTOUM – 28 June 2017: Over the last few months, Sudan has faced multiple emergencies with the rapid spread of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea across 12 of its 18 states, a significant influx of South Sudanese refugees, and high rates of malnutrition, especially in the Jebel Marra area of Central Darfur.

12 Jun 2017 description

This document collates and primarily analyzes available information on key child protection issues from a compilation of reports.

24 May 2017 description
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  • Somali region is disproportionately affected by the current acute watery diarrhea (AWD) outbreak, accounting for about 91 per cent of the cases reported in Ethiopia since the beginning of the year.

  • UNICEF support has enabled 794,150 people to access safe water. This includes 149,150 people in Oromia, Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) and Tigray regions, reached during the reporting period, through construction of new water supply schemes, rehabilitation of non-functional water systems and expansion works.

23 May 2017 description
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Violence disrupting children’s access to health services, safe water and sanitation

AMMAN, 24 May 2017 – Violence and conflict in the Middle East and North Africa have put in jeopardy the health of 24 million children in Yemen, Syria, the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Libya and Sudan. Damage to health infrastructure is depriving children of essential health care. Water and sanitation services have been compromised, causing waterborne diseases to spread while preventative health care and nutritious food are insufficient to meet children’s needs.

15 May 2017 description
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RABAT, 15 May 2017 – According to a recent UNICEF analysis covering 11 countries in the Middle East and North Africa [1], poverty continues to impact at least 29 million children – one in four children in the region. These children are deprived of the minimum requirements in two or more of the most basic life necessities including basic education, decent housing, nutritious food, quality health care, safe water, sanitation and access to information.

02 May 2017 description
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  • Over 106,130 children were screened for acute malnutrition, of which 5,135 were identified as severely and 14,069 as moderately malnourished.

  • Eighty four cholera cases were reported among cattle camp populations in Awerial (Dor), Yirol East (Tharnuar), and Ayod (Buol and Tar). UNICEF continued its integrated response to cholera outbreak in affected cattle camps curtailing transmission in hot spots of Duk, Jonglei.

13 Apr 2017 description
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KHARTOUM, Sudan – 13th April 2017: The Government of Japan has responded to the urgent humanitarian call to address the growing children’s emergency in Sudan with a US$955,000 grant to UNICEF. The grant is a part of the overall support to address the basic humanitarian needs of children and their caregivers in South and West Kordofan, with a focus on health, education, nutrition and the integration of water and sanitation hygiene.

09 Apr 2017 description
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Over the last few years, Sudan made some positive progress in increasing access to improved sanitation. A comparison between the Sudan Household Health Survey, 2010, and the MICS, 2014, indicates that coverage has increased from 27 per cent to 33 per cent for improved sanitation facilities, while open defecation has marginally reduced from 31 per cent to 29 per cent. However there is wide disparity at state level, with Northern State and Khartoum showing close to 80 per cent use of improved sanitation, whilst Kordofan and Darfur States show levels generally less than 20 per cent.