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06 Feb 2016 description
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NEW YORK, le 5 février 2016 – Au moins 200 millions de filles et de femmes en vie aujourd'hui ont subi des mutilations génitales dans 30 pays, d'après un nouveau rapport statistique publié à l'approche de la Journée internationale de la tolérance zéro à l'égard des mutilations génitales féminines (MGF) des Nations Unies.

27 Jan 2016 description
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Total affected population: 1.1 million
Total affected children (under 18): 473,000
Total people to be reached in 2016: 620,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 470,000

2016 programme targets

Nutrition

27 Jan 2016 description
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Total affected population: 10.2 million
Total affected children (under 18): 5.7 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 8 million
Total children to be reached in 2016:6.8 million

2016 programme targets

27 Jan 2016 description
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Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$5,591,000

26 Jan 2016 description
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Somalia Total affected population: 4.9 million
Total affected children (under 18): 2 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 3.6 million
Total children to be reached in 2016: 1.5 million 2016 programme targets

Nutrition
•110,000 children under 5 years suffering from SAM admitted to therapeutic treatment programmes

Health
•2.3 million people in high-risk areas accessed basic health services
•445,000 children under 1 year immunized against measles

22 Jan 2016 description

This case study is one of six case studies produced through a year-long collaboration in 2015 between ENN and the Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) to capture and disseminate knowledge aboutthe Nutrition Cluster experiences of responding to Level 2 and Level 3 emergencies. They each provide very rich insights into the achievements of the cluster approach and the challenges of working in complex environments. The findings and recommendations documented in this case study are those of the authors.

14 Jan 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Flooding affects 132,000 people and displaces 60,000 - UNICEF and partners scale up response interventions. 2,055,618 children under-10 in Central and Northeast Somalia are vaccinated against measles during National Immunization Day campaigns. Additional campaigns planned for December. Somalia launches the inactivated polio vaccine.

  • Against an appeal of US$ 111,705,413 to meet the humanitarian needs of women and children in Somalia in 2015, as at 15 December UNICEF is 45 per cent funded.

29 Dec 2015 description
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By Athanas Makundi

MOGADISHU – December 2015 - Khadijo Amburre Nurre never imagined the day would come when she would have to sleep in a tiny tent with her five children. Silently, she sits cooking outside her patched up makeshift tent in the crowded backstreets of the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Her family were among thousands forced to flee their homes when heavy rains hit south central Somalia destroying homes and property and causing flash flooding and rivers to overflow their banks.

25 Dec 2015 description
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By Kun Li

With so much the world focused on war, terrorism and the plight of a seemingly endless stream of refugees, it is no surprise that the plight of Somali children has been largely forgotten. The last time the country was heavily featured in news headlines was nearly five years ago, when failed rains and failed politics led to famine. By the time the famine was declared over months later, hundreds of thousands had perished and millions more had been uprooted.

16 Dec 2015 description
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LILONGWE, Malawi 15 December 2015 – As Malawi struggles to cope with drought and the first maize deficit in a decade, UNICEF is carrying out a mass screening for malnutrition in children under five across 25 districts – 90 per cent of the country. The response comes as reports from communities and villages indicate an increasing food shortage and hunger problem in the country.

12 Dec 2015 description

Cluster Highlights......1
2015 HRP, cluster needs and response performance........5
Nutrition Survey and assessments.............6
New Initiatives.........8
Success story from the field...........9
Upcoming Events.....10

Cluster Highlights

04 Dec 2015 description
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Executive Summary The Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy (PBEA) programme aims to strengthen social cohesion and resilience in conflict-affected contexts, which includes countries at risk of experiencing or recovering from conflict. In Somalia, the first phase of the PBEA programme, or Fast Track, ran from September 2012 until June 2013, and included the results from the conflict analysis, which enabled the Country Office to increase access to education in the Central South Zone (CSZ) that was previously inaccessible.

01 Dec 2015 description

Children Account for 20% of Maritime Arrivals to Europe in 2015: IOM and UNICEF

Germany - A new data brief produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre and UNICEF shows that children make up at least one in five of the 870,000 refugees and migrants who have crossed the Mediterranean Sea so far this year.

18 Nov 2015 description
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LONDON, 18 November 2015 - Starwood Hotels & Resorts and UNICEF today celebrate a 20-year partnership that has helped improve the lives of over 4.5 million children.

Since 1995, Starwood guests and employees have raised nearly $35 million through Check Out for Children™, which enables Starwood guests to add $1, £1 or €1 to their bill to support UNICEF’s work for children.

16 Nov 2015 description
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NUEVA YORK/GINEBRA, 10 de noviembre de 2015 – Alrededor de 11 millones de niños corren el riesgo de sufrir los efectos del hambre, las enfermedades y la falta de agua en África oriental y meridional como consecuencia de un aumento de la fuerza del fenómeno de El Niño, que también está causando sequías e inundaciones en varias zonas de Asia, el Pacífico y América Latina, advirtió UNICEF el martes.

16 Nov 2015 description

Joint Press Release: The Federal Government of Somalia/Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance/ United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and World Health Organization (WHO)

MOGADISHU 16 November 2015 – The Somali authorities have launched a new polio vaccine aimed at ensuring that Somalia remains free of polio – fifteen months after the last confirmed case was detected.

09 Nov 2015 description
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Highlights

  • Humanitarian partners, including UNICEF, are scaling up preparedness activities and early response actions to mitigate the impact of the El Niňo phenomenon, expected to cause heavy rains and flooding along the Juba and Shabelle rivers and to further exacerbate drought conditions in coastal areas of Somaliland.

  • UNICEF and partners continue to provide assistance in response to the continued influx of people fleeing the conflict in Yemen and seeking safety in Somalia.