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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 2, February 2014

Highlights

  • Considerable social mobilisation efforts including engagement with religious leaders, community awareness activities, radio, TV and mobile phone messages for the polio vaccination campaign have enabled 345,007 children under-5 to be vaccinated this year with no new cases since December. However a funding gap of $13 million exists for 2014‘s polio response.

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Somalia + 5 others
Recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict must end

Joint Press Release

UN Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict and UNICEF unveil ‘Children, not Soldiers’ campaign

NEW YORK, 6 March 2014 – Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Ms. Leila Zerrougui and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake today unveiled a new effort to end the recruitment and use of children in government forces in conflict by 2016.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep #12, December 2013

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Events to commemorate the World AIDS Day were convened all over Somalia and included sports activities, performances by local traditional dancers and singers and official receptions focusing on awareness-raising.

  • General decrease in the total new admissions for nutrition services since January to date across all regions due to closure of nutrition programmes across the country as humanitarian funding levels have reduced significantly.

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World + 33 others
2014 Action humanitaire de l’UNICEF pour les enfants - Vue d’ensemble

L'UNICEF demande 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour aider 59 millions d'enfants en situation d'urgence

Le plus important appel d’urgence jamais lancé. Près de 40 pour cent à destination de la Syrie et la région

GENÈVE, 21 février 2014 – L’UNICEF a demandé aujourd'hui près de 2,2 milliards de dollars É.-U. pour apporter une aide humanitaire vitale à 85 millions de personnes, dont 59 millions d'enfants, en 2014. Ces personnes vivent dans 50 pays en conflit ou frappés par des catastrophes naturelles et autres situations d'urgence complexes.

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World + 33 others
Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2014 Resumen

59 millones de niños viven en situaciones de emergencia en 50 países

UNICEF necesita 2.200 millones de dólares para ayudar a estos niños y sus familias. Es su mayor llamamiento de emergencia de la historia y casi un 40% responde a las necesidades de Siria y la región

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EU and UNICEF boost their partnership to improve child and maternal health and to save more children - Joint press release

Urgent aid to the Central African Republic also discussed at UNICEF Executive Board meeting

NEW YORK, 4 February 2014 – The European Union announced today that it has allocated €320 million ($431 million) through UNICEF to improve the health and nutrition of children and women in 15 developing countries and to help speed progress in meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

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Communiqué de presse commun - L’UE et l’UNICEF renforcent leur partenariat pour améliorer la santé des enfants et des mères et pour sauver plus d’enfants

La question d’une aide humanitaire d’urgence pour la République centrafricaine a également été discutée lors de la réunion du Conseil d’administration de l’UNICEF

NEW YORK, 4 février 2014 – L’Union européenne a annoncé aujourd’hui l’octroi de 320 millions d’euros (431 millions de dollars É.-U.) par l’intermédiaire de l’UNICEF pour améliorer la santé et l’alimentation des enfants et des femmes dans quinze pays en développement et pour permettre d’accélérer les progrès vers la réalisation des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le développement (OMD).

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In Somaliland, volunteer vaccinators help contain the threat of polio

Watch how volunteer vaccinators are helping fight polio in Somaliland

By Susannah Price

In northern Somalia, volunteer vaccinators are trying to contain the country’s recent outbreak of polio – and so far, they’re succeeding.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep #9, September 2013

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Somalia’s New Deal Compact was finalized and presented in Brussels, gaining the support from the international Community, pledging US$ 2.7 billion.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep #11, November 2013

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • On 10 November, a tripartite agreement on the return of Somali refugees was signed in Nairobi by the Government of Kenya, the Somali Federal Government of Somalia and UNHCR.

  • The caseload of Polio cases has gone up from 180 in October to 183 at the end of November: Banadir (69), Lower Shabelle (34), Bay (21), Lower Juba (22), Middle Shabelle (18), Middle Juba (5), Hiran (7), Gedo (3), Galgadud (2), and Bakool (2). The total caseload as per end of November was 183. No cases were reported in Puntland in November.

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Somalia + 2 others
Polio outbreak in Horn of Africa: Tapering off six months on, but no place for complacency

Six months after a polio outbreak hit the region affecting some 200 children and adults, the outbreak is tapering off but the risk of the virus continuing to spread remains high.

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Kenya + 2 others
Wild Poliovirus Outbreak in Kenya Situation Report - 21 November 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kenya has completed 4 months with no new case of polio reported in the current outbreak. Total number of confirmed cases of WPV type-1 to date remains at 14. Date of onset of paralysis of the last polio case is 14 July 2013.

  • Somalia a total case count of 183. Date of onset of the last case is 9 October 2013.

  • Ethiopia reported no new case during the past week. The country’s total case count remains at 6, with the date of onset of last case of 19 September.

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Somalia + 2 others
Joint Statement FAO, WFP and UNICEF on Resilience Collaboration

Nairobi – FAO, WFP and UNICEF share the goal of strengthening resilience of the most vulnerable in Eastern and Central Africa. The three agencies confirmed their commitment to play a key role for mobilizing change through resilience building in the region. The agencies made the pledge during a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Programme provides a full courseload for pastoralist girls in Somalia

Once destined to drop out of school to herd animals, girls in Somalia's rural and pastoral settings are now receiving a basic education.

By Michael Onyiego

Somali children who once would have bypassed schooling to herd their families’ animals are now busy studying, thanks to a programme focused on rural and pastoralist communities.

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Kenya + 2 others
Wild Poliovirus Outbreak in Kenya Situation Report – 14 November 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kenya has completed 4 months with no new case of polio reported in the current outbreak. Total number of confirmed cases of WPV type-1 to date remains at 14. Date of onset of paralysis of the last polio case is 14 July 2013.

  • Somalia reported 3 new cases during the past week raising the country’s total case count to 183.
    Date of onset of the last case is 9 October 2013.

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Kenya + 3 others
Wild Poliovirus Outbreak in Kenya Situation Report – 7 November 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Total number of confirmed cases of WPV type-1 in the current outbreak is 14. Date of onset of paralysis of the last polio case is 14 July 2013.

  • Somalia: reported no new case during the past week; the case count remains at 180 (date of onset of last polio case is 30 October).

  • Ethiopia: reported no new case during the past week; the case count remains at 6 (date of onset of last case is 19 September).

  • South Sudan: the 3 suspected WPV cases were discarded as a result of laboratory contamination

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep #8, August 2013

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The battle against Polio continues in all three regions of Somalia: 152 cases were confirmed by the end of August.

  • Food security improves with the number of people considered in food security crisis dropping to 870,000; however, 2.3 million Somalis remain at the margin of food insecurity.

  • Since January 2013, sanitation related interventions have benefitted approximately 196,754 people through the construction and/or rehabilitation of 4,760 sanitation facilities.

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On Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF focuses on creating awareness about the link between hand washing and Polio prevention in Somalia

Somalia reported its first case in May after five years of being Polio-free. The efficacy of the vaccine is affected by diarrhea caused by poor sanitation and hygiene practices.