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07 Dec 2016 description
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Fifteen-day-old Faadumo lies quietly with her big, dark eyes wide open. Her tiny head and dainty fists rest on a nest of blankets, starting with a black shawl. A second one adorned with white dots is layered on top. She is then tucked in a bigger, thicker blanket in a maroon and cream color. In between these wrappings is one more layer that is smooth, reflective and uncharacteristically thin for a blanket. It is a black plastic shopping bag.

05 Dec 2016 description
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Batula is a traditional birth attendant and has been working for the past 25 years. Because of her reputation and medical skills, many families take girls to her and ask let her to carry out Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on them. FGM is a deep-rooted cultural practice in Somalia with virtually every Somali girl and woman (98 per cent) having undergone it.

22 Nov 2016 description

Closure of Dadaab Refugee Camp, 2016

WHAT IS THE FUTURE FOR RETURNEE CHILDREN?

According to UNHCR, more than 30,000 Somali returnees have been assisted since the start of the Voluntary Repatriation from Dadaab Refugee Camp, including 22,000 returnees in 2016 alone. By the end of 2016, it is expected that 50,000 will have returned home. Over 60 percent of the current population in Dadaab is aged under 18, with 42.8 percent being of school age (5-17) – 118,634 children.

19 Nov 2016 description
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Garowe, Hargeisa, 19 November 2016 - Twelve villages in Somaliland and two in Puntland have been officially recognized for demonstrating that everyone in their community uses a toilet and no longer goes into the fields, bushes, forests, water or open spaces to defecate.

15 Nov 2016 description
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MOGADISHU, Somalia, 15 November 2016 - More than 90,000 people, including at least 20,000 children who were in school, have been displaced by fighting between factions in the Galkayo region of Central Somalia, which began a month ago.

12 Nov 2016 description

Communiqué de presse conjoint CDC/GAVI/UNICEF/OMS

10 novembre 2016 | NEW YORK/ATLANTA/GENÈVE - Malgré une baisse de 79% des décès dus à la rougeole dans le monde entre 2000 et 2015, près de 400 enfants meurent encore chaque jour de cette maladie, ont déclaré les principales organisations œuvrant dans le secteur de la santé dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui.

10 Nov 2016 description

NEW YORK/ATLANTA/GENEVA, 10 November 2016 – Despite a 79 per cent worldwide decrease in measles deaths between 2000 and 2015, nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day, leading health organizations said in a report released today.

09 Nov 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Drought conditions continue to affect most of Puntland, several regions of Somaliland, as well as Gedo and Lower Juba in Jubaland. As a result, populations fled their homes in search of water and pasture. The drought will likely be exacerbated by a likely poor Deyr rainfall, and could further worsen the food security and malnutrition crises.

03 Nov 2016 description
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Between January 2015 and September 2016, more than 664,500 refugee and migrant children claimed asylum in Europe. This represents around a third of all asylum claims registered in Europe during the same period of time.

Around half of all refugee and migrant children sought international protection in Germany.
Other countries, which have recorded high numbers of asylum claims by children are Sweden, Hungary, Austria, France, Switzerland and Belgium.

24 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.

  • Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.

24 Oct 2016 description

24 October 2016, Amman | Today, on World Polio Day, polio eradication partners celebrate the successes of the programme to date and rally for the additional support needed to wipe out the disease for good. In the Middle East, polio partners WHO and UNICEF acknowledge the hard work done to keep the region polio free, but urge all countries to maintain vigilance and to guard against the virus being re-introduced.

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).