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31 Aug 2016 description
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• Preliminary findings from nutrition surveys between May and July 2016 indicate the situation in Turkana, Baringo and West Pokot counties remain critical, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates over 20 percent in parts of Turkana (over 15 percent emergency threshold).

25 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

• Over 1,000 households were visited with hygiene and cholera prevention messages in urban Juba and UN House on 22 August.

• 15,595 children and 3,522 caregivers have been reached with lifesaving messages, including mine risk education, prevention of family separation, appropriate care for children, and cholera prevention since the start of the response.

• School attendance is high in POC3, however, physical space is likely to become a concern as additional families are relocated from Tomping.

23 Aug 2016 description
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Overview on Education in Emergencies (EiE) in Sudan 2016

North and Central Darfur

The gap in education is still very high with some 3,400 school aged children identified as being in need of learning facilities in Sortony, North Darfur following their recent displacement from Jebel Marra. This translates to 68 temporary classrooms alongside teaching and learning related materials. The government approval for construction of these classrooms was granted after advocacy by UNICEF, sector partners and the Ministry of Education.

21 Aug 2016 description
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 More than 50% of the 240 children identified as missing, separated, or unaccompanied since the start of the Juba crisis have been successfully reunited with their families.

 407 cholera cases have been treated at UNICEF-supported Oral Rehydration Points, with 100 cases referred to the Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) for further treatment.

 Schools in UN House are operating normally; 3,016 children (46% girls) attended classes at Hope Primary School on 16 August. However, lack of space remains an issue in Tomping.

21 Aug 2016 description
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  • On 12 August, the Government of Ethiopia launched the revision of the joint Government and partners’ Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD). The revised HRD estimates that 9.7 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of emergency food assistance until the end of the year. This is a decrease from the 10.2 million people estimated at the beginning of the year. Similarly, the estimated number of children that require treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in 2016 decreased from 458,000 to 420,000.

19 Aug 2016 description
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JUBA/NAIROBI/NEW YORK, 19 August 2016 – More than 650 children have been recruited into armed groups in South Sudan since the beginning of this year, UNICEF said today.

Fearful that renewed conflict could put tens of thousands of children at ever greater risk, UNICEF called for an immediate end to recruitment and the unconditional release of all children by armed actors.

16 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

• As of 9 August, 936 cholera cases have been reported, with 22 deaths. Cholera response is ongoing; 313 cases have been treated in UNICEFsupported Oral Rehydration Points throughout Juba.

• So far in 2016, 61,181 children in South Sudan have benefited from community-based psychosocial support services. However, services have been scaled back throughout the country as a result of limited funding for the Child Protection sector.

15 Aug 2016 description
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• 75,842 South Sudanese refugees have now arrived in Uganda since 1 July 2016, with 64 per cent comprising children. 84 per cent of the arrivals are women and children.

13 Aug 2016 description
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• The cumulative number of cholera cases has now passed the thousand mark, with 1,036 cases. Approximately 100,000 people have now been reached by public announcements of key cholera messages.

• So far 1,345 individuals have benefited from house-to-house visits including psychological first aid, information about gender-based violence response services, and referrals for survivors.

Humanitarian Overview

10 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

• The 2016 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was launched on 12 July, requesting US$952 million to support 4.6 million people targeted for humanitarian assistance. The plan is 22 per cent funded, with a further US$741 million still needed to support the 2016 humanitarian response.

• Sudan became the first country in the African meningitis belt to introduce meningitis A as part of routine immunisations. This will prevent vulnerable children from contracting the disease and reduce outbreaks.

10 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • Cholera response continues. 901 households, covering 5,564 people reached with cholera prevention messages in Nyankuron, Munuki, Mahad, Lologo, Kor William, Kator, Gurei and Gumbo.

  • In UN House POC 1 and 3, 1,164 latrines in have been cleaned and disinfected to help prevent the spread of cholera.

  • 4,345 girls and boys have now participated in psychosocial support activities in the POCs and urban Juba.

Humanitarian Response

10 Aug 2016 description
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INTRODUCTION

Every child has the right to a fair chance in life. Leaving no child behind is both a moral imperative and a strategic priority for the development of inclusive, sustainable and stable societies everywhere. In 2015, UNICEF worked with partners around the world to make that fair chance a reality.

09 Aug 2016 description
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By Caroline Utz

UNICEF and partners are a step closer to building peace, Eran Nagan, of the Government of the Netherlands said at a high-level event on education and peacebuilding in New York.

06 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

• Administration of cholera vaccination continued in several locations vulnerable to the outbreak with UNICEF supporting intensive community awareness creation. 807 cases and 21 deaths have been reported by 5 of August.

• Although UNICEF and partners are providing education services in Tomping and UN House, attendance is low. Many parents are unwilling to send their children to school out of fear of family separation in the event of further violence.

06 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 73 per cent of all new South Sudanese refugees are children.

  • Children and women of child bearing age have been immunized against Polio (14,374 children 0-5years), Measles (18,029 children 6 months -14 years) and Tetanus (902 women).

  • 6,220 children under five years of age have now been screened for malnutrition; 6.5% are malnourished while 2.5% are severely malnourished; all malnourished children have been referred for appropriate treatment.

05 Aug 2016 description
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By Tim Irwin

Millions of people in South Sudan are struggling to feed themselves as a years-long conflict takes its toll on food production and the economy. Children continue to be the most seriously affected, with a sharp increase in the number being treated for malnutrition.

JUBA, South Sudan, 4 August 2016 – Before the fighting that shook South Sudan’s capital of Juba last month, staff at the Al Sabah children’s hospital were admitting about 30 children a day for the treatment of malnutrition. Today that number often surpasses 80.

04 Aug 2016 description
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Situation

  • In the midst of ongoing conflict and violence, economic decline, and increased food insecurity and malnutrition, South Sudan is once again facing a cholera outbreak.

  • As of 2 August, a total of 719 cases have been reported, with 21 deaths. The majority of cases have been reported in Juba capital. The Case Fatality (CFR) is at 2.9%, above the emergency threshold of < 1%.

04 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

• 2 million people are being reached daily with messages on cholera prevention through radio broadcasts since 15 July.

• Relocation of internally displaced people (IDPs) to UN House is underway, but risks further delaying the provision of education activities due to lack of space.

• UNICEF continues to work with partners on gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response.

Humanitarian Overview

02 Aug 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)

717,302 Estimated new South Sudanese refugees since December 2013 (UNHCR, Regional Refugee Information Portal, dated 22 July 2016)

US$ 154.5 million* 2016 UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) Appeal

Highlights

02 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The unstable and unpredictable security situation has significantly reduced the capacity of the humanitarian response in North-Kivu due to the multiple incidents of abduction of humanitarian workers. As a consequence, humanitarian access remains a major challenge.