59,281 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt
When: Sunday 29th March 2015
Where: Federal Ministry of Finance and National Economy, Khartoum
Who: Mr. Mustafa Yousif Holi, Under Secretary of Ministry of Finance and National Economy and UNICEF Representative in Sudan, Mr. Geert Cappelaere.
NEW YORK, 28 March 2015 – “Although the deteriorating situation in Yemen is curtailing operations, UNICEF continues to work to provide vital assistance for children in the country through a small number of international staff and more than 100 national staff, working with local as well as international partners.
“UNICEF and partners are providing water, sanitation and hygiene supplies as well as supporting mobile health clinics for more than 600 families who have arrived in Harad from the north.
Three hospitals in Tafea Province, Sanma Province and Efate Island now have capacity to treat severely malnourished children.
The distribution of hygiene kits, jerry cans and other water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) items is ongoing, currently covering 50-60 per cent of the affected population.
Schools are scheduled to reopen. UNICEF is dispatching temporary learning spaces, education supplies, including Early Childhood Education and Recreation kits.
posted on MARCH 23, 2015 by DIEUDONNE MUHINDO
Dieudonne tells us how access to drinking water for rural populations in Province Orientale, in the north east of the DRC, has become sustainable thanks to women.
As of 08th March 2015, 6,482 cases and 134 deaths (CFR=2.1%) of cholera have been registered in the West and Central Africa region in 6 countries.
*The figures are not taking into account cholera cases and deaths notified in Ghana.
Au 08 mars 2015, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre a enregistré environ 6,482 cas et 134 décès (Let=2.1%) de choléra dans 6 pays.
*Ces chiffres ne prennent pas en compte les cas et décès rapportés au Ghana.
Nellie is dwarfed by the pile of tree branches she is dutifully carrying as part of community clean-up efforts on Ifira Island, one of more than 22 islands in the Vanuatu archipelago badly damaged by Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam.
A total of 100 new suspected cases of measles were reported in Guinea in the week 9 to 15 March 2015, bringing the total number of suspected cases since 1 January 2015 to 491. 39 cases are confirmed.
• Suspected measles cases have been reported in 20 health districts. The number of suspected cases has surpassed the threshold at which an outbreak is declared in 15 health districts.
• There were no deaths resulting from measles reported this week. Since the start of the outbreak there have been three deaths.
• Following the release of 654 children formerly associated with the Cobra Faction in Lekuangole, part of the Greater Pibor Administrative Area, the total number of released children is now 1,314. Released boys, and now three girls, continue to receive interim care, psychosocial support and family tracing services. Community-based monitoring systems are in place to provide family tracing and post-reunification support for around 200 children who have now returned home; as well as to identify, and help prevent, possible future re-recruitment.
BY MADELEINE LOGAN
Standing in front of the President of the Central African Republic, 16-year-old Abass listed the awful suffering the children of CAR had endured during two years of violence: “the killing of members of our families, the destruction of schools and hospitals in our villages, rape and other violence, separation from our parents, and the recruitment as soldiers.”
He then presented a Declaration from the Children of CAR, imploring the President to reverse the toll of violence and re-build a future of peace and justice.
In my home country, Pakistan, the lack of access to safe drinking water is a constant problem in rural areas. However, when I came to Ukraine, I was really surprised to discover that in this country, too, some people have to cope with no drinking water for months at a time.
Cholera Outbreaks in Tete, Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula and Niassa provinces
7,073 cases reported since 25 December and 22 March and 53 deaths with a case fatality rate of 0.7%.
Cholera outbreaks are stabilizing in Nampula, Niassa and Tete and spreading to Sofala province with three districts already reporting cases (Beira city, Caia and Nahmatanda).
Tete city and Quelimane continue to register large numbers of new cases.
Situation of displaced people in North-East in numbers
TOTAL NUMBER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE LIVING IN CAMPS (SOURCE: IOM, FEBRUARY 2015)
TOTAL NUMBER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE LIVING IN HOST COMMUNITIES (SOURCE: IOM, FEBRUARY 2015)
NUMBER OF IDP CAMPS IN NORTH-EAST (SOURCE: IOM, FEBRUARY 2015)
“Children – especially those in the hardest-to-reach islands - are in serious danger right now,” says Karen Allen, UNICEF Pacific Representative. “Access to safe water remains absolutely critical – with almost all islands in Vanuatu suffering from acute water shortages – while there is a significant risk of disease because of flooding, poor sanitation and limited medical care.”
Doctor Faustin Kitetele brings up the issue of taking care of adolescents affected by AIDS through the story of John and the remarkable work of the Kalembe-Lembe Hospital, a pioneer in caring for young people with HIV.
It should be noted that in the DRC, one of the weak links in the battle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic is taking care of sick children and young people. There is a huge gap in treatment between adults and children affected by HIV; in 2013, only 12% of children younger than 15 who needed treatment received it (source: PNLS, 2013).
Lebanon has shown extraordinary generosity in hosting a record number of refugee children, women and men from Syria into Lebanon. Over a million refugees registered with UNHCR live in over 1,170 communities across the country. This dramatic surge in population has strained public services and infrastructure that were already fragile before the Syrian crisis. The profound economic, social, and environmental impact of the crisis in Syria on Lebanon is evident in both rural and urban communities.