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26 Sep 2016 description
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  • As of 20 September, a total of 2,143 cholera cases have been reported, including 31 deaths. The total number of cholera cases reported this year has exceeded those in 2015. The case fatality rate (CFR), currently at 1.44 per cent, remains substantially lower than last year, reflecting significant improvements in case management and timely referral.

24 Sep 2016 description
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• 7,500 women and children will benefit from 15 boreholes drilled out of the planned 20 boreholes in Bidibidi settlement, Yumbe district.

• 3,465 caregivers of vulnerable children aged 0-23 months are accessing infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the refugee hosting districts.

• 20,296 and 40,192 children have been immunized against polio and measles respectively.

14 Sep 2016 description
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• As of 5 September, a total of 1,751 cholera cases have been reported, with 26 deaths. In response to outbreaks in Nimule and Mingkamen, five new oral rehydration points have been established.

• As part of the integrated response in Northern Bahr el Ghazal, 30,487 malnourished children have benefited from WASH kits (containing soap, a bucket, a collapsible jerrycan, and Aquatabs).

09 Sep 2016 description
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• Since early June, more than 200,000 people are affected by heavy rains and flooding, with at least 108,000 children. The most affected states are Kassala,
South Darfur, Al Gezira, Sennar, West Kordofan, Gedaref, South Kordofan and White Nile.

08 Sep 2016 description
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It’s 7AM outside a school in a camp for displaced families in South Sudan, and hundreds of children are arriving — all of them balancing objects on their heads. Some carry empty cans of food aid, others broken buckets and small stoves. These items are not the makings of a science project, but rather will be used as seats in classrooms that consist of little more than thatched walls, dirt floors and perhaps a blackboard.

02 Sep 2016 description
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NUEVA YORK, 1 de septiembre de 2016 – Según ha revelado hoy UNICEF, en los 10 países con mayores índices de desescolarización en educación primaria, al menos dos de cada cinco niños (un total de 18 millones) no van a la escuela.

02 Sep 2016 description
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NEW YORK, 1er septembre 2016 – Dans les 10 pays affichant les pourcentages d’enfants n’ayant pas accès à l’éducation primaire les plus élevés, près de 2 enfants sur 5, soit 18 millions, ne sont pas scolarisés, a déclaré aujourd’hui l’UNICEF.

C’est le Libéria qui enregistre le plus fort taux d’enfants non scolarisés avec près des deux tiers des enfants en âge de suivre une éducation primaire qui n’ont pas accès à l’école. Le Soudan du Sud occupe le deuxième rang : 59 % des enfants ne peuvent pas bénéficier d’une éducation primaire et 1 école sur 3 est fermée en raison du conflit.

02 Sep 2016 description
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Highlights

• As of 25 August, a total of 1,467 cholera cases have been reported, with 25 deaths. Almost all reported cases to date have benefited from UNICEF support.

• UNICEF has launched an intersectoral response mission in Northern Bahr el Ghazal to tackle critical levels of malnutrition, by addressing health, nutrition, and WASH needs of the community.

01 Sep 2016 description
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Background and Context

• While cholera cases have decreased in and around Juba, new cases have been reported in Mingkamen. The situation in Mingkamen IDP site is of concern given crowded areas and lack of sanitation facilities.

• UNICEF has scaled up preparedness and response activities and is using a twofold approach to contain the disease in the areas of active transmission and control spread, while simultaneously preventing the occurrence of outbreaks in other areas at high risk.

01 Sep 2016 description
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NEW YORK, 1 September 2016 – In the top 10 countries with the highest rates of children missing out on primary education, nearly 2 in every 5 children – 18 million - are out of school, UNICEF said today.

Liberia is home to the highest proportion of out-of-school children with nearly two-thirds of primary-aged children not accessing school. The second highest is South Sudan, where 59 per cent of children are missing out on their right to a primary education and 1 in 3 schools is closed due to conflict.

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).

25 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

• Over 1,000 households were visited with hygiene and cholera prevention messages in urban Juba and UN House on 22 August.

• 15,595 children and 3,522 caregivers have been reached with lifesaving messages, including mine risk education, prevention of family separation, appropriate care for children, and cholera prevention since the start of the response.

• School attendance is high in POC3, however, physical space is likely to become a concern as additional families are relocated from Tomping.

23 Aug 2016 description
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Overview on Education in Emergencies (EiE) in Sudan 2016

North and Central Darfur

The gap in education is still very high with some 3,400 school aged children identified as being in need of learning facilities in Sortony, North Darfur following their recent displacement from Jebel Marra. This translates to 68 temporary classrooms alongside teaching and learning related materials. The government approval for construction of these classrooms was granted after advocacy by UNICEF, sector partners and the Ministry of Education.

21 Aug 2016 description
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 More than 50% of the 240 children identified as missing, separated, or unaccompanied since the start of the Juba crisis have been successfully reunited with their families.

 407 cholera cases have been treated at UNICEF-supported Oral Rehydration Points, with 100 cases referred to the Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) for further treatment.

 Schools in UN House are operating normally; 3,016 children (46% girls) attended classes at Hope Primary School on 16 August. However, lack of space remains an issue in Tomping.

21 Aug 2016 description
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  • On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia launched the revision of the joint Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). The revised HRD estimates that 9.7 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of emergency food assistance until the end of the year. This is a decrease from the 10.2 million people estimated at the beginning of the year. Similarly, the estimated number of children that require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016 decreased from 458,000 to 420,000.

19 Aug 2016 description
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JUBA/NAIROBI/NEW YORK, 19 August 2016 – More than 650 children have been recruited into armed groups in South Sudan since the beginning of this year, UNICEF said today.

Fearful that renewed conflict could put tens of thousands of children at ever greater risk, UNICEF called for an immediate end to recruitment and the unconditional release of all children by armed actors.

16 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

• As of 9 August, 936 cholera cases have been reported, with 22 deaths. Cholera response is ongoing; 313 cases have been treated in UNICEFsupported Oral Rehydration Points throughout Juba.

• So far in 2016, 61,181 children in South Sudan have benefited from community-based psychosocial support services. However, services have been scaled back throughout the country as a result of limited funding for the Child Protection sector.

15 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

• 75,842 South Sudanese refugees have now arrived in Uganda since 1 July 2016, with 64 per cent comprising children. 84 per cent of the arrivals are women and children.