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24 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura visited South Sudan from 6 to 9 May to encourage the Government to uphold its commitments to addressing sexual violence outlined in the Joint Communique signed in October 2014 and the Unilateral Communique signed in December 2014 by the then SPLA-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar. UNICEF is supporting the Government in developing an implementation plan while continuing to work with civil society actors in prevention and response to sexual violence.

19 May 2016 description

From January through April 2016, more than 117,700 children were reached with child protection interventions conducted by 21 partners across 27 Counties. 90% of the children were reached through activities supported by the lead agency, UNICEF.

11 May 2016 description
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Highlights

• The polio National Immunization Days (NIDs) of April 2016 have so far reached 2,601,535 children nationwide (87 per cent of the target), with delays in implementation in six counties in the conflict affected states, namely, Pibor, Pochalla, Khorflus, Ulang, Mundri East and Mundri West. In addition, to implement the global switch from tOPV to bOPV, UNICEF supported transportation and distribution of 434,000 doses of bOPV to the seven stable states and 16 accessible counties out of 33 in the conflictaffected states.

11 May 2016 description

IN THIS ISSUE

 Humanitarian Situation

 WASH Sector Capacity Building Project

 Quarter One Sector Achievements

 Sanitation and Water for All Conference

 HRP 2016 Sector Strategy and Priority

 Timeline of Sector Events 2016

Humanitarian Situation and Response

The first quarter of 2016 has been characterised by several emergencies.

11 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • A national polio vaccination campaign reached some four million children with vital polio vaccinations and vitamin A in 89 high risk localities across fifteen states.

  • The water provision through water trucking in Sortony, North Darfur, has been increased to an average of 254,000 litres of water per day (13 litres of water per person per day) which is an increase of 32 per cent when compared with the last week of March.

04 May 2016 description

Since onset of the South Sudan crisis in December 2013, there have been 12,548 recorded cases of unaccompanied, separated and missing children across 39 counties. Out of these, 3,883 children (42%) of the 9,230 unaccompanied and separated children have been reunified with their families (as at 28 April 2016).

26 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

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
report UN Children's Fund

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.