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08 Feb 2016 description

Rise in hunger at harvest time; harsh and prolonged 2016 lean season approaching

8 February 2016, Juba - South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people — nearly 25 percent of the country's population — remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least 40,000 people are on the brink of catastrophe, three UN agencies warned today.

30 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Mass screening for malnutrition using social mobilizers continued in Warrap State. A total of 60,707 children have been screened so far, of which 3,278 (5.4 per cent) were identified with severe acute malnutrition and 11,348 (24 per cent) with moderate acute malnutrition. Children identified with malnutrition have been referred for treatment. Expansion of services is ongoing, with 12 newly opened outpatient therapeutic programme sites in the state.

28 Jan 2016 description

Summary

This case study documents how the nutrition information systems in South Sudan, once weak and unreliable, have been transformed into a well-developed system supported by government, donors and Nutrition Cluster (NC) partners. It highlights how increased technical capacity in nutrition and information management within the Cluster Lead Agency (UNICEF) has allowed for the NC to focus on coordination. Integrating nutrition information management capacity into Ministry of Health (MoH) systems remains a work in progress.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 9.6 million
Total affected children (under 18): 5.1 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 3.2 million
Total children to be reached in 2016: 2.2 million

Humanitarian Action for Children 2016 programme targets

Nutrition
- 166,222 children aged 6 to 59 months with SAM admitted for treatment
- More than 75 per cent of children aged 6 to 59 months with SAM admitted for treatment recovered

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 1.1 million
Total affected children (under 18): 473,000
Total people to be reached in 2016: 620,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 470,000

2016 programme targets

Nutrition

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 10.2 million
Total affected children (under 18): 5.7 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 8 million
Total children to be reached in 2016:6.8 million

2016 programme targets

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Total affected population: 900,000
Total affected children (under 18): 500,000
Total people to be reached in 2016: 350,000
Total children to be reached in 2016: 269,000

2016 programme targets

Nutrition
• 12,000 children under 5 years with SAM admitted to treatment programmes
• 100,000 children aged 6 to 59 months received vitamin A supplementation

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$5,591,000

26 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

 **Total affected population**: 5.4 million
Total affected children (under 18): 3.2 million
Total people to be reached in 2016: 4.4 million 
Total children to be reached in 2016: 2.6 million  

 

2016 programme targets

Nutrition
- 250,000 children aged 6 to 59 months affected by SAM admitted to treatment  - 300,000 caregivers received IYCF counselling 

15 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Ethiopia is facing its worst drought in decades, with over 10.2 million people requiring food aid in 2016. An estimated 435,000 children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM), and more than 1.7 million children, pregnant and lactating women with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) will require supplementary feeding.

  • As of October 2015, UNICEF has supported the treatment of 291,214 under-five children suffering severe acute malnutrition (SAM) with a cure rate of 88 per cent.

12 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

One in four children in conflict zones are out of school

NEW YORK, 12 January 2016 – In 22 countries affected by conflict, nearly 24 million children living in crisis zones are out of school, UNICEF said today.

The analysis highlights that nearly one in four of the 109.2 million children of primary and lower secondary school age - typically between six and 15 years – living in conflict areas are missing out on their education.