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Myanmar/Kachin: WASH Cluster Snapshot, July 2014

Highlights of the month

  • First WASH learning workshop organized in Kachin following the resumption of the conflict in 2011

  • Mid term review of the WASH cluster strategy,

  • Capitalization of lessons learned and best practices through the production of 7 WASH technical briefs,

  • Training of WASH actors in Bhamo on Hygiene promotion essentials and WASH emergency,

  • Cross line mission in Mai Ja Yang area accompanied with full Hygiene kits distribution and WASH situation monitoring ,

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UNICEF Liberia Ebola Virus Disease Situation Report #42, 30 July 2014

This report provides an update on UNICEF’s response to the Ebola emergency in Liberia. All statistics, other than those related to UNICEF support, are from the SitReps issued by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through the Ebola National Task Force.

Highlights:

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North Waziristan Displacement 2014 - Weekly Situation Update # 6, 21- 28 July 2014

Highlights

  • As of 23 July 2014, 52,986 families (59 per cent) have been verified by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) as displaced from North Waziristan Agency (NWA). 37,053 families (41 per cent) of the total 92,784 families registered have been rejected.

  • UNICEF WASH partner has repaired/installed WASH facilities in 136 schools benefitting 10,328 IDPs, provided 2,376,000 litres of water and carried out hygiene awareness sessions for 9,303 IDPs in Bannu.

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UNICEF on Gaza, Israel: “Outrage has become commonplace”

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

NEW YORK, 30 July 2014 - “Another school in Gaza has come under fire, killing more children in a conflict where such an outrage has become commonplace.

“For 23 days, too many children in Gaza have lived with fear and desperation. Water taps have run dry and raw sewage is running in the streets, while health workers try to save lives with little electricity and insufficient medicines. At least 245 children have been killed since the conflict began.

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The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line

As evidence of the increase in greenhouse gasses mounts, children continue to be ignored in high level climate negotiations.

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Situation Report | WASH Cluster - State of Palestine | WASH | 29 07 2014

Key issues

The number of IDPs hosted in UNRWA shelters has reached the number of 200,337 IDPs in 85 shelters as of 29th of July, others are located in public schools, hospitals, churches, mosques and open areas. All of these people require water and sanitation services. Personal experience of WASH Cluster members regarding their own social fabric of families and friends indicate that the number of persons staying with host families may be much bigger than assumed.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #33, Reporting Period 23 - 29 July 2014

Highlights

  • The Executive Directors of UNICEF and WFP visited South Sudan from 24-26 June, warning that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action. “The world should not wait for a famine to be announced while children here are dying each and every day,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. Nearly one million children under five years old in South Sudan will require treatment for acute malnutrition in 2014.

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Situation report | Wash Cluster - State of Palestine | Wash | 25 07 2014

Key issues

An estimated number of 190’000 Internally Displaced Persons have taken refuge in formal and informal IDP shelters. They have lost their houses, have left areas where heavy fighting takes place and/or where services such as electricity and water are no longer available. The number of IDPs hosted in UNRWA shelters reached the number of 165,548 in 89 shelters on 26th of July, others are located in public schools, hospitals, churches, mosques and open areas.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly update of 27th July 2014

Summary

  • The cumulative number of Laboratory confirmed cases are 458 whiles confirmed death is 153 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 33.4% (26/07/14).

  • Eighty two (82) patients are currently admitted at the Kailahun and Kenema Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 116.

  • Total number of contacts listed is 1435: Kailahun (728), Kenema (449), Port Loko (52), Kambia (10), Bo (79), Bombali (24), Bonthe (21) and Western Area (72). 547 have completed 21 days and are dropped off from follow up.

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UNICEF on Gaza: Using or attacking school premises is unacceptable

Statement about attack on an UNRWA school in Gaza by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, 25 July 2014 – "Yesterday’s attack on Beit Hanoun Elementary Co-Ed A and D School – the third school hit this week – is proof that much more needs to be done to protect innocent children.

"Using or attacking school premises where children have taken refuge from the violence is unacceptable under any circumstances.

"UNICEF calls on parties to the conflict to respect the sanctity of children and schools.

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No safe place for children in Gaza

As the hostilities enter their twenty-first day, the number of children dying is growing. More than 1,000 Palestinians have been reported killed so far, of whom around 230 were children.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #14 - 25 July 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine are jointly developing a school-based mine awareness education campaign to be launched from 1 September. The urgency for the campaign was underscored by 20 July mine explosion in Lysichansk town, Luhansk oblast, which severely wounded two children, of which one later died in hospital. Unexploded ordinances (UXOs) and unmapped mines continue to endanger children’s lives.

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Uganda - Karamoja: WFP & UNICEF Food Security and Nutrition Assessment, June 2014

Reduced access to food as a result of lack of sufficient livelihood and income generating options and high food prices are the main causes of household food insecurity.

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UNICEF Liberia Ebola Virus Disease Situation Report #41, 25 July 2014

Sumary:

· Between 21 and 23 July, 36 additional suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases and four (4) additional deaths of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases had been reported in Liberia. The additional cases include four (4) health workers.

· As of 23:00 on 23 July, the cumulative number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases reported during Ebola Outbreak #2 in Liberia stood at 258; and the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola deaths stood at 130.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #32, Reporting Period 16 - 22 July 2014

Highlights:

  • Although slightly improving, the nutrition situation in Bentiu Protection of Civilian site remains of concern. The number of new admissions to outpatient therapeutic programme (OTP) centres in Bentiu POCs decreased from 126 last week to 124 this week. Analysis shows that 60 per cent of registered deaths in the PoC have been children under 6 months old, indicating a need to reinforce infant and young child feeding practices and neonatal care.

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South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak Situation Report #9, 23 July 2014

Situation Overview:

  • As of 22 July 2014, WHO has confirmed a total of 4,765 cholera cases including 109 deaths affecting five states: Central Equatoria, Eastern Equatoria, Western Equatoria, Jonglei and Upper Nile. The case fatality rate for the confirmed cases is 2.3 per cent, above the 1 per cent target.

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Children affected by crisis in Ukraine tell their stories in one-minute videos

LVIV, Ukraine, 25 July 2014 – UNICEF Ukraine today released the latest in UNICEF’s OneMinutesJr video series, featuring stories by 14 internally displaced children 6 to 17 years old from Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The children, now living with their families in Lviv, all took part in a seminar led by UNICEF on telling their stories by video, and produced one video each. (See http://bit.ly/tomJr-Lviv2014)