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15 Sep 2016 description

Inside this Issue

1 Cluster Highlights

2-3 2016 HRP, cluster needs and response performance

4 Nutrition Survey and assessments

5 New Initiatives

6 Success story from the field

7 Upcoming Events and contacts

Cluster Highlights

  • The nutrition cluster reached 128,398 children with treatment of acute malnutrition so far.
    Of the admitted acute malnourished children, 42,229 were admitted for SAM treatment and 86,169 for MAM treatment (page 2).

15 Sep 2016 description

Inside This Issue

1 Cluster Highlights

2-3 2016 HRP, cluster needs and response performance

4 Nutrition Survey and assessments

5 New Initiatives

6 Success story from the field

7 Upcoming Events and contacts

Cluster highlights

31 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

• Preliminary findings from nutrition surveys between May and July 2016 indicate the situation in Turkana, Baringo and West Pokot counties remain critical, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates over 20 percent in parts of Turkana (over 15 percent emergency threshold).

30 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • UNICEF, together with the Federal Government of Somalia, donors and partners, launched the Situation Analysis of Children in Somalia 2016 in Mogadishu. The report consists of comprehensive data and analysis on the state of Somali children, as well as recommendations crucial to support UNICEF’s work of fulfilling the rights of all Somali children and positive trends in child survival and development.

16 Aug 2016 description

Background

A joint OCHA and UNICEF Mission to Belet Xaawo (Belet Hawa) started on 12 June 2016. The team met with Belet Hawa Cholera Preparedness Task Force, WASH and Health partners in the district, Local Authority and MoH District Medical Officer. The mission was composed of meetings and observation visits to existing health facilities.

16 Aug 2016 description

1. Introduction

A joint drought response monitoring mission was conducted from 14 – 20 May, 2016. The findings of the report are based on data and information gathered by the teams through interviews with local authorities, community representatives, key informants, community meetings, group discussions and direct observations in each location that was visited. The mission comprising UN and NGOs and led by OCHA and HADMA was divided into four teams, two from Bossaso and the other two from Garowe.

09 Aug 2016 description
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By Caroline Utz

UNICEF and partners are a step closer to building peace, Eran Nagan, of the Government of the Netherlands said at a high-level event on education and peacebuilding in New York.

01 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • From January to June 2016, UNICEF provided humanitarian assistance to drought-affected populations in Somaliland and Puntland, as well as to communities affected by floods and the Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera outbreak in central and southern regions.
31 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • As the drought persists for the ninth consecutive year and families’ vulnerability escalates in Djibouti, children continue to die of Malnutrition. Yemenis fleeing the war continue to enter the Djiboutian territory, although on a smaller scale.

  • The influx of El Niño displaced families from Ethiopia in the first quarter of 2016 heightened the humanitarian concerns. A measles outbreak occurred in Ali Sabieh and Dikhil regions with over 20 cases registered and three deaths.

29 Jul 2016 description
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Situation Analysis of Children – A call for action to realize the rights of all Somali children

MOGADISHU, Somalia, 1 August 2016 – UNICEF, together with the Federal Government of Somalia, donors and partners, today launched the Situation Analysis of Children in Somalia 2016.

18 Jul 2016 description
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Context and Investment Case

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded places the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF is responding to four primary needs:

  1. Over 1 million children are targeted for severe acute malnutrition (SAM)treatment in the region.

15 Jul 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Since the start of the year, over 9,000 cases of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera have been reported in Somalia. With 441 deaths recorded, the case fatality rate (CFR) stands at 4.8 per cent, well above the 1 per cent emergency threshold. Banadir, Bay, Lower and Middle Juba, Lower and Middle Shabelle, and Hiraan are the most affected regions, with the cholera outbreak confirmed in 15 districts to date. Children under-5 bear the biggest brunt; according to WHO, children account for 58 per cent of the cases and 64 per cent of the deaths.

12 Jul 2016 description
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Un rastro de devastación

El Niño, el grave fenómeno meteorológico de 2015 y 2016, ha llegado a su fin, pero sus devastadoras consecuencias, especialmente sobre los niños, están lejos de terminar. En África oriental y meridional, las zonas más afectadas, hay 26,5 millones de niños que necesitan ayuda, incluyendo a más de 1 millón que precisan este año tratamiento contra la desnutrición grave aguda.
Estas cifras alarmantes podrían incluso aumentar aún más como resultado de las sequías y las enfermedades generadas por este poderoso fenómeno meteorológico.

09 Jul 2016 description
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El Niño a pris fin, mais ses conséquences sur les enfants sont destinées à empirer alors que maladies et malnutrition continuent à se répandre

Rien qu’en Afrique de l’Est et en Afrique australe, 26,5 millions d’enfants ont besoin d’aide

08 Jul 2016 description
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El Niño is over but its impact on children is set to worsen as disease, malnutrition continue to spread

In Eastern and Southern Africa alone, 26.5 million children are in need of aid

NAIROBI/NEW YORK, July 8 2016 – The 2015-2016 El Niño has ended but its devastating impact on children is worsening, as hunger, malnutrition and disease continue to increase following the severe droughts and floods spawned by the event, one of the strongest on record, UNICEF said today.

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.