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22 Jan 2017 description

In a context marked by fighting, displacement and a severe economic crisis, only very few children in South Sudan have access to quality education. ACAPS deployed an assessment expert and an analyst to the Education Cluster in South Sudan to support identification of the most effective activities to resume education in a safe and sustained way. The Education Cluster Assessment provides insights on the status of education in South Sudan, the impact of the crises and inform decision making on the prioritisation of resources.

19 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Insecurity in Greater Equatoria continues to aggravate the already fragile humanitarian situation, with recent military activity around Yambio causing mass population displacement. Humanitarian access in the region is severely restricted.

  • For the first time during the dry season there has been a resurgence of cholera cases. Between 1 and 12 January, 33 new cases were reported at the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, but no deaths reported. UNICEF is re-engaging with partners to respond.

17 Jan 2017 description

Background

Since December 2016, reports started being received of an influx of civilians from Juba arriving in Bentiu, landing in Rubkona and Guit counties. IDPs identified as residing previously in Mangaten area and the Protection of Civilians (POC) sites in Juba were witnessed arriving through commercial cargo flights initiated by the Government of South Sudan, the majority of them women and children. Reports indicate that similar flights have also been leaving from Juba to Jonglei and Upper Nile.

16 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights:

  • In December 2016, UNICEF has deployed 60 water trucks in Oromia Region to benefit an estimated 120,000 people with access to safe water.
    UNICEF has also dispatched US$650,000 worth of household and community-level water treatment chemicals to different regions; and supported the rehabilitation and maintenance of sustainable water supply systems, which together benefitted around 700,000 people.

13 Jan 2017 description
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2016 was a year of challenges and upheaval across the globe. The ongoing migration and refugee crisis has uprooted nearly 50 million children worldwide, leaving them vulnerable to violence and exploitation. Conflict and natural hazards continue to take a toll on children, with nearly 1 in 4 living in areas affected by crisis.

11 Jan 2017 description
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One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded has affected more than 51 million people and placed more than 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in 10 countries in the region.In 2016, more than 1 million children were targeted for treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and water shortages, protection concerns and the deterioration of basic social services remain key concerns.

10 Jan 2017 description
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Total population in need: 8 million

Total children in need (<18): 4.3 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 3.3 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 2.4 million

09 Jan 2017 description
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Total people in need: 2.4 million

Total children (<18) in need: 1.5 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 1.5 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 1 million

09 Jan 2017 description
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Total people in need: 9.2 million

Total children (<18) in need: 4.8 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 4 million

Total children to be reached in 2017: 2 million

09 Jan 2017 description
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Total affected population: 2,021,000
Total affected children: 869,000

Total people to be reached in 2017: 800,000
Total children to be reached in 2017: 600,000

434,500 children under 5 accessing an integrated package of health interventions, including for the management of diarrhoeal diseases

232,000 persons affected by crises are reached with safe water interventions

06 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

  • Uganda is host to over 589,573 South Sudan refugees and asylum seekers since 2014; out of which 64% are children.

  • 130,915 South Sudanese children aged 6 to 59 months have been vaccinated against Polio since January 2016.

  • This year, 3,341 (1,475 boys and 1,866 girls) children born to refugee parents from South Sudan have been registered through the National Mobile Vital Recording system (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.

06 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

• Humanitarian access in the Greater Equatoria region is severely restricted due to insecurity, significantly impacting the ability of humanitarian organizations to deliver life-saving assistance.

04 Jan 2017 description
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2017 Requirements: US$110,247,169

03 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

• An important interagency assessment has taken place from 27 to 31 December 2016 in Bau and Kurmuk localities of Blue Nile State to assess the humanitarian situation, including the needs related to child protection, education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.

• In December 2016, the Sudan Armed Forces renewed the command order to end recruitment and use of children in its forces, in line with the Action Plan signed in March 2016.

17 Dec 2016 description
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KAMPALA, 16 December 2016 – The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) through the Swedish Embassy in Kampala has contributed 35 million krona - about 4 million US dollars - to support maternal, newborn and child health programmes in Uganda’s West Nile region.

The support is expected to reach an estimated 135,000 pregnant women and over 300,000 children with key health interventions.

16 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights:

• Between January and September 2016, 247,480 children with severe acute malnutrition were admitted to the national Community Management of Acute Malnutrition programme. Out of these, 19,920 children (8 per cent) were admitted to in-patient care.

• In response to the new influx of South Sudanese refugees, UNICEF supported the Regional Health Bureau of Gambella to vaccinate 23,543 children 0 to 15 years old and 21,863 children 6 months to 14 years old against polio and measles respectively.

16 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights

• Humanitarian access is being restricted in Western Bahr el Ghazal, and communities are known to be using unclean water sources. The dry season will pose a threat for communities’ water security, as most of the seasonal streams and hand-dug wells being used will dry up.

15 Dec 2016 description
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17,000 children recruited since 2013. Thousands more killed, abducted and sexually assaulted

JUBA, 15 December 2016 – Three years after fighting first erupted in South Sudan, children continue to be recruited by armed forces and armed groups, with 1,300 children recruited in 2016, UNICEF said today. This brings to more than 17,000 the total number of children used in the conflict since 2013.