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24 Jun 2016 description

JUBA – June 11, 2016: Four thousand children who were separated from their parents due to conflict in South Sudan have now been reunited with their families, UNICEF and Save the Children announced today.

22 Jun 2016 description
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Situation in numbers

1.69 million People internally displaced since 15 December 2013
(OCHA, Humanitarian Snapshot 5 May 2016)

907,447* Estimated internally displaced children under 18 years

Outside South Sudan
725,876 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries since 15 December 2013
(UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 15 June 2016)

21 Jun 2016 description

Executive Summary

UN and development partners, in collaboration with representatives of various national ministries, prepared this context analysis to better understand resilience to shocks that impact food insecurity and malnutrition in South Sudan. The analysis intends to support efforts by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Cooperatives and Rural Development (MAFCRD) to develop a framework for evidence-based resilience programming in South Sudan.

15 Jun 2016 description
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Agile, resilient and sustainable supply chains for children

Improving accessibility, bridging financial gaps, generating savings and strengthening supply chains with governments

or 70 years, securing the health and wellbeing of children around the world has been at the heart of everything UNICEF says and does.

13 Jun 2016 description
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· UNICEF has improved its quality assurance mechanism of the Community Management of Acute Malnutrition Programme by recruiting 10 more field monitors, deployed in SNNPR, Amhara and Oromia regions. The field monitors will monitor the progress and performance of the humanitarian response with respect to quality of service provided by the CMAM and the infant and young child feeding (IYCF) programmes and in response to the drought situation.

10 Jun 2016 description
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Highlights

• UNICEF and partners admitted 75,592 children for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) treatment from January to April 2016. This is a 41 per cent increase compared to the same period last year, and a 150 per cent increase over 2014. The majority of the cases were recorded in Northern Bahr-el-Ghazal (NBeG) state (30%), Jonglei state (16.5%) and Unity state (14%).

10 Jun 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Sudan is now the largest recipient of South Sudanese refugees in the region with some 69,045 (48,332 children) having sought refuge since January 2016 alone, marking a 75% increase compared to the same period in 2015.

  • Since the onset of the escalation in violence in the Jebel Marra area in January 2016, UNICEF has been working with the Ministry of Health and succeeded in sustaining crucial operations at the nutrition centres throughout the period of conflict.

08 Jun 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Go Back to School (GBS) campaigns have started in the eight sub counties of Arua and seven sub counties of Adjumani in preparation for second term which starts early June 2016.

  • UNICEF supported the installation of six solar suitcases in six health facilities in transit as well as refugee settlements in Isingiro district to provide sufficient lighting in the operation theatre, delivery rooms and maternity wards.

08 Jun 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Although the food security situation in Kenya has improved in 2016, from 1.1 million to 639,400 people food insecure following two consecutive above-average rainy seasons, disease outbreaks, insecurity, flash flooding and a refugee crisis continue to present humanitarian needs and challenges.

  • By 23 May 2016, a total of 15,421 cholera cases with 243 deaths (CFR=1.6%) had been reported nationally. A total of 162 cases of measles and two cases of Yellow Fever have also been reported.

31 May 2016 description
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The Situation

• Ethiopia has been experiencing one of the worst droughts in decades. The main rainy season (kiremt rains) that is vital for producing over 80 per cent of Ethiopia’s agricultural yield – in an industry that employs 85 per cent of the country’s workforce – failed in 2015, and a powerful El Niño weather event continues to wreak havoc on children’s lives and their families’ livelihoods.

29 May 2016 description

Overview:

  • In February 2016, HAC commissioner in Ed Deain informed the humanitarian community of the arrival of South Sudanese (SS) in Khor Omer IDP camp in Ed Deain. The arrivals of SS were reported in March 2016 by HAC and SRCS in the different localities of East Darfur State. Due to inaccessibility to these areas, the humanitarian assessment was delayed until 10-11 May 2016.

24 May 2016 description
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Highlights

• The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura visited South Sudan from 6 to 9 May to encourage the Government to uphold its commitments to addressing sexual violence outlined in the Joint Communique signed in October 2014 and the Unilateral Communique signed in December 2014 by the then SPLA-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar. UNICEF is supporting the Government in developing an implementation plan while continuing to work with civil society actors in prevention and response to sexual violence.

19 May 2016 description

From January through April 2016, more than 117,700 children were reached with child protection interventions conducted by 21 partners across 27 Counties. 90% of the children were reached through activities supported by the lead agency, UNICEF.

11 May 2016 description
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Highlights

• The polio National Immunization Days (NIDs) of April 2016 have so far reached 2,601,535 children nationwide (87 per cent of the target), with delays in implementation in six counties in the conflict affected states, namely, Pibor, Pochalla, Khorflus, Ulang, Mundri East and Mundri West. In addition, to implement the global switch from tOPV to bOPV, UNICEF supported transportation and distribution of 434,000 doses of bOPV to the seven stable states and 16 accessible counties out of 33 in the conflictaffected states.

11 May 2016 description

IN THIS ISSUE

 Humanitarian Situation

 WASH Sector Capacity Building Project

 Quarter One Sector Achievements

 Sanitation and Water for All Conference

 HRP 2016 Sector Strategy and Priority

 Timeline of Sector Events 2016

Humanitarian Situation and Response

The first quarter of 2016 has been characterised by several emergencies.

11 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • A national polio vaccination campaign reached some four million children with vital polio vaccinations and vitamin A in 89 high risk localities across fifteen states.

  • The water provision through water trucking in Sortony, North Darfur, has been increased to an average of 254,000 litres of water per day (13 litres of water per person per day) which is an increase of 32 per cent when compared with the last week of March.