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02 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights

  • A National Immunization Days (NID) campaign against polio commenced on 15 November, targeting 3,351,954 children under the age of five. The campaign has been completed in Warrap, Central Equatoria, Lakes and Northern Bahr el Ghazal, with implementation ongoing in remaining states.

29 Nov 2016 description
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  • Violent protests broke out over the postponement of presidential polls between demonstrators and police forces on 19 & 20 September in Kinshasa. Opposition groups claimed that more than 50 people were killed, while the Government said 17 people died.

  • At least 680 civilians were killed in the 120 attacks in Beni territory since October 2014. Victims and witnesses described brutal attacks in which assailants methodically kill people with guns, axes and machetes. The actual number of victims could be much higher.

28 Nov 2016 description

The assessment was conducted in September 2016, involving interviews of 619 households providing representative estimates of key variables/indicators for the Juba urban population.

Following are the key highlights of the report:

19 Nov 2016 description
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• On 26 October 2016, 145 children associated with the South Sudan Democratic Army-Cobra Faction and Sudan People’s Liberation Army – in Opposition (SPLA-IO) were released in the former Greater Pibor Administrative Area, as a result of extensive advocacy and dialogue undertaken by UNICEF, UNMISS and the National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission.

15 Nov 2016 description
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  • For the first time in six years, UNICEF secured access to Golo, Jebel Marra (Central Darfur) to undertake an education assess-ment from 19-22 October 2016. The initial report indicates ur-gent assistance is needed for 3,739 children in five schools and 9,000 out of school children. This area has been inaccessible to humanitarian interventions since 2010.

10 Nov 2016 description

NEW YORK/ATLANTA/GENEVA, 10 November 2016 – Despite a 79 per cent worldwide decrease in measles deaths between 2000 and 2015, nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day, leading health organizations said in a report released today.

09 Nov 2016 description
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  • From 3 September to 30 October 2016, 36,673 South Sudanese refugees have crossed the border into Gambella Region in Western Ethiopia. The average daily arrival rate has decreased from 1,000 at the beginning of September to 630 by end October. A new refugee camp, Nguenyyiel, has been opened.

04 Nov 2016 description
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Highlights

• Since the escalation of South Sudanese refugees fleeing into Uganda in July 2016, a total of 8,165 children (4,122 boys and 4,043 girls) have been registered for integrated early childhood development learning (IECD) in Bidibidi, Pagirinya, Kiryandongo, and Rhino Camp settlements in Yumbe, Adjumani, Kiryandongo and Arua refugee districts respectively.

• 3,059 separated and unaccompanied children (1,766 boys and 1,293 girls) were registered for reunification and foster care between July and 31 October 2016.

27 Oct 2016 description
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PIBOR, South Sudan, 26 October 2016 – A total of 145 children were today released by armed groups in South Sudan, UNICEF has announced. This is the largest number of children freed since 2015, when 1,775 children were released in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area.

“Our hope is that today’s release will be followed by many others so that the 16,000 children who are still in armed forces and armed groups will be able to return to their families,” said Mahimbo Mdoe, UNICEF’s Representative in South Sudan.

25 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Global Handwashing Day was celebrated on 15 October. UNICEF is supporting the celebration across the country during the month. In Northern Bahr el Ghazal (NBeG), 500 members of 10 school hygiene clubs underwent refresher training in hygiene promotion.

24 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Uganda is host to over 665,040 refugees and asylum seekers originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.

  • Over 153,000 children have received deworming and Vitamin A supplementation in the refugee districts of Arua, Adjumani, Kiryandongo, Yumbe, Koboko, Isingiro and Kyegeggwa since July 2016.

  • Since July, over 40,600 children have been screened for malnutrition in 5 refugee districts with 559 children found to be severe acutely malnourished.

16 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights:

• From 3 September to 2 October 2016, more than 32,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed the border into Gambella Region in western Ethiopia. The refugees are coming at a daily arrival rate of about 1,000. This is a huge increase compared to a total of 2,000 between January and August 2016.

• In August, in response to the drought, 11,279 children in Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray regions benefited from a range of child protection activities aimed at protecting children from child abuse, neglect and gender based violence.

15 Oct 2016 description
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Situation in Numbers

17,712 # of cases of cholera in DRC (DRC Ministry of Health, August 2016) 1,722,082 # of Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) (UNHCR, August 2016) 402,905 # of refugees in DRC (UNHCR, August 2016)

Highlights

11 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights

  • As of 3 October, a total of 2,450 cholera cases have been reported, with 37 deaths confirmed. Outbreaks have been confirmed in two new areas, however areas of active transmission are restricted to Juba, Mingkaman and Fangak.

11 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights

  • UNICEF supported the Ministry of Health in responding to cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) reported in Blue Nile and Kassala States. Assistance included support to AWD treatment centres, oral rehydration solution (ORS) corners, delivery of vital medical supplies as well as technical support and supplies for case management.

  • 21 children detained for association with armed groups have been released by the Government of Sudan.

04 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 31,138 children aged 6 to 59 months have been vaccinated against measles cumulatively since July 2016.

  • 32,027 children aged 6 to 59 months have received Vitamin A supplementation since July 2016.

  • 35 caregivers participated in an induction meeting held by UNICEF partner Lodonga Core Primary Teachers’ College to practice how to use early childhood development (ECD) learning materials while caring for children that have been registered for ECD learning in refugee districts in West Nile.

26 Sep 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 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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Highlights

• 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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Highlights

• 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).