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26 Apr 2016 description
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By Robin Nandy

In conflict-affected regions, children miss out on life-saving vaccines

Anyone with access to a TV, or even a smartphone has unlimited access to images of the destruction that armed conflict causes around the globe. We can see details of the ways war and violence threaten and disrupt children’s lives.

25 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights:

· More than one million people – 20 percent of them children under the age of 5 – have now received life-saving assistance from UNICEF, WFP and their partners in South Sudan through 82 joint emergency missions to communities hardest-hit by conflict. As the long rainy season begins, UNICEF and WFP will continue to reach remote communities. The agencies are also working to establish or reopen, wherever possible, permanent humanitarian services to communities who are without access to food, healthcare, nutrition, education and clean water.

25 Apr 2016 description

JUBA - More than one million people – 20 percent of them children under the age of 5 – have now received life-saving assistance from UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and their partners in South Sudan through 82 joint emergency missions to communities hardest-hit by conflict.

25 Apr 2016 description

KHARTOUM – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today expressed deep concern at funding shortfalls which could affect the assistance that is being provided to South Sudanese refugees in Sudan.

22 Apr 2016 description
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World Immunization Week –24-30th April

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 22 April 2016 – Almost two-thirds of children who have not been immunized with basic vaccines live in countries that are either partially or entirely affected by conflict, UNICEF said ahead of World Immunization Week.

Of countries in conflict, South Sudan has the highest percentage of unimmunized children, with 61 per cent not receiving the most basic childhood vaccines, followed by Somalia (58 per cent) and Syria (57 per cent).

19 Apr 2016 description
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By Claire McKeever

Since the 2013 onset of the violent conflict South Sudan, UNICEF and partners have registered more than 12,000 children for family reunification. Below, hear one family’s story of being reunited after two years apart.

18 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 22,376 refugee children in Nakivale and Oruchinga settlements were reached through the UNICEF, District Local Government and Ministry of Health supported vaccination campaigns.

  • 1,645 ECD going children have benefited from the construction of 12 ECD classroom blocks, with support from UNICEF in Nakivale, the Burundi hosting refugee settlement.

13 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Newly elected Central African President Faustin Archange Touadera was officially sworn into office on March 30, and named his former campaign director as his Prime Minister. The second round of legislative elections was conducted peacefully on March 31 with only a few minor incidents reported across the country.

  • The Population Movement Commission (CMP) set the total number of IDPs at 421,283 at the end of February 2016 as compared to 435,165 the previous month, or a decrease of 13,882 people (3%).

12 Apr 2016 description
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Highlights

  • In the last two weeks, 54,945 curative consultations were conducted bringing the total number of health consultations with UNICEF’s support to 366,028 in 2016. These consultations have been carried out in both static health facilities and through RRM missions, and include health facilities supported in Malakal PoC (pictured above).

11 Apr 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN committing to prevent the recruitment and use of children by government security forces in Sudan. It was the last remaining Government whose forces were listed in the SG’s Report on Children and Armed Conflict and had not yet entered into such an agreement.

  • All 234 unaccompanied and separated children identified amongst the newly displaced from Jebel Marra in Tawilla, North Darfur, have been successfully reunified with their immediate families.

08 Apr 2016 description

The 36,648 (Joint Head count by Humanitarian, Community leaders and RRC) individuals from Jonglie state, Jalle Payam Bor County and Pakeer/Maar Twic East County left their home by following attacks from Murle.