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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #31, Reporting Period 9 - 15 July 2014

Highlights

• To date, 606,230 children under five years old have been screened for malnutrition, of which 41,677 (6.9%) were suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 78,565 (13%) from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Twice as many children will need treatment for SAM this year than last, however, UNICEF has received only 32% of the funds it requires for its nutrition response.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #30, Reporting Period 3 - 8 July 2014

Highlights

  • South Sudan is facing a hunger catastrophe, with the number of children dying of malnutrition-related causes increasing drastically. An estimated 235,000 children under 5 will require treatment for severe acute malnutrition this year, twice as many as last year. To respond to this dire situation, UNICEF and WFP are stepping up rapid response missions to remote areas, as well as increasing partnerships, supplies and technical assistance. UNICEF urgently needs $29.8 million to scale up its nutrition response.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNICEF Ethiopia Humanitarian Situation Report #3 (Reporting Period May - June 2014)

Highlights:

  • With UNICEF support, the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness and Bureaus in eight regions (Oromia, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambella, Afar, Somali, SNNPR, and Tigray) revised their 2014 multi-sectoral Emergency Preparedness and Response Plans during May and June 2014.

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UNICEF and WFP Stepping Up Assistance To Desperate People In Remote Areas Of South Sudan

JUBA – UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically and a hunger catastrophe is looming.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #29, Reporting Period 26 June - 2 July 2014

Highlights

  • Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) areas continue to record an increasing number of malnourished children. A mass screening showed 4.9 per cent of children under five years suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 15.9 per cent from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Children identified with SAM and MAM were referred to feeding programmes.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #28, Reporting Period 18 – 25 June 2014

Highlights

  • The poor health and nutritional status of new arrivals in the Bentiu PoC has contributed to increased deaths among children under-five, from 18 to 24, mostly due to preventable diseases such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, malnutrition, and malaria. UNICEF and partners are scaling up the integrated WASH, health and nutrition response inside the PoC to address this, and looking at expanding the response in affected locations throughout Unity State.

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In South Sudan, educating children in crisis

By Mercy Kolok

Education is more than just a fundamental right; it helps pave the way to a successful and productive future. More children are now taking part in early childhood education, which is critical for their developing brains. Globally, enrolment in early childhood education increased from 33 per cent in 1999 to 50 per cent in 2011.

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Joint Press Release OSRSG-CAAC/UNICEF/UNMISS: Government of South Sudan Recommits to Action Plan to End Recruitment and Use of Children

Originally signed in 2009, the Action Plan resulted in the release of more than 1,000 children, and commands orders banning child recruitment and use.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update #13 (Reporting Period 21 May – 15 June 2014)

Highlights

  • As of 5 June, 141,900 South Sudanese have sought asylum in Gambella,
    Ethiopia through Pagak, Akobo, Burubei, Matar, Raad, Pugnido and Wanke entry points. According to UNHCR, the majority of the new arrivals through Pagak are from Matiang, Maban and Maiwut while the majority of the refugees through Burbei are from Nasir.

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South Sudan + 4 others
UNICEF South Sudan Situation Report No. 26 Reporting Period 4 – 11 June 2014

Highlights

· As of 9 June 2014, a total of 1,545 cholera cases including 37 deaths have been reported across the country. The outbreak has spread outside Juba with several suspected cases reported in other towns, namely Yei and Kajo Keji in Central Equatoria State. The case fatality rate remains above the emergency threshold at 2.4% (the emergency threshold is 1%). Four cases from Tomping and 3 cases from UN House PoCs have tested positive for cholera so far.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report, 6 June 2014

Uganda has a long history of receiving and hosting asylum seekers from South Sudan. Cholera was identified and contained in Arua and neighboring Moyo districts

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South Sudan + 4 others
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #25, Reporting Period 27 May – 03 June 2014

Highlights

  • The cholera outbreak declared on 15 May by the Ministry of Health has evolved into an increased caseload. Overall, a cumulative of 1,286 cholera cases including 29 deaths have been reported in Juba since the onset of the outbreak.

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Ensuring safe pregnancy and birth for internally displaced mothers

5 June 2014, South Sudan – He is only four hours old when we meet – born on a thin, foam single mattress that lies on a dirt floor, inside a small plastic sheet shelter in the early morning darkness of the massive Mingkaman internally displaced persons site in South Sudan.

The plastic shelter is too low to stand-up in, and apart from the mattress, there is precious little else inside. The mud floor is damp and it is clear that rain floods inside during the heavy thunderstorms prevalent at this time of year. It is very hot and humid inside, the air is thick and heavy to breathe.

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World + 8 others
Supply Annual Report 2013

Highlights:

· UNICEF procured $2.8 billion worth of supplies and services for children in over 130 countries.

· The use of procurement strategies and innovative financing mechanisms helped to achieve $185 million in savings.

· Two-thirds of countries where UNICEF procurement exceeded $10 million were those where UNICEF has development programmes. India remains the largest supplier country to UNICEF.