GENEVA/NEW YORK- 29 APRIL, 2016, We join the many voices expressing outrage at the attack on Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo. Among those killed were two doctors, including one of the only remaining pediatricians in the city, three paramedics, and numerous patients, among them children.
We are outraged at the alarming frequency of attacks on health personnel and facilities in Syria. These incidents come amid an escalation of violence in particular in the northern parts of the country.
In Sierra Leone, a new initiative offers classes and resources to pregnant teenage girls, who are otherwise prohibited from attending school. Meet Adama, who became pregnant during the Ebola crisis but refuses to give up on her education.
KAMABAI, Sierra Leone, 28 April 2016 – Stepping into the classroom at the WCA Primary School in Kamabai, Bombali District, you immediately notice two things – all of the students are female, and many of them are visibly pregnant.
The security situation continued to deteriorate throughout March with intense armed clashes in Donetsk, Horlivka and Mariupol areas in particular. This had a negative impact on the water and electricity supply to vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine; the number of causalities has also increased.
In March, 7 incidents were registered in Diffa region with 22 casualties (16 civilians), including 3 girls between ages 12-15 with explosive belts who were killed by security forces before they were able to detonate their explosives.
Activities starting from November 2015 have been considered
248 Woredas in six emergency regions are covered
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
WASH Drought Response: Taking Stock 1
WASH Updates In Numbers 1
WASH Cluster Priority Woredas 2
WASH Response to Acute Watery Diarrhoea 2
Real Time Monitoring of Water Access 3
A Snapshot of WASH Interventions in Drought-Affected Areas 3 - 4
WASH Funding Overview 5
WASH ETF: Who Are We? 6
WASH Cluster Focal Points 6
WASH DROUGHT RESPONSE: TAKING STOCK
Twenty new water projects funded by the governments of the UK and the US announced
Beirut, 28 April 2016 – The Ministry of Energy & Water and UNICEF announced today 20 new projects which will ensure improved access to water for more than 300,000 people across Lebanon. The governments of the United Kingdom (US$ 6M) and the United States of America (US$ 1.7M) fund the projects.
United Nations strengthens its support to emergency response in Mozambique, after the activation of the red alert declared by the Government.
Iraq is experiencing a double crisis of displacement. Syrian refugees, which currently total over 244,5271 individuals, have fled the armed conflict in Syria and have sought refuge primarily in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Compounding this crisis is the larger scale internal displacement of Iraqis who continue to flee areas controlled by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the subsequent military operations by government and allied forces to regain territory.
The Education Cluster planned to support the education of 204,000 children of which 93,840 girls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA during 2016.
By March 2016, the cluster managed to reach 51,952 children including 20,678 girls in camps, off-camps and in areas of return in KP and FATA.
The Education Cluster is developing a monsoon contingency plan 2016 for effective and efficient humanitarian preparedness and response.
JOINT PRESS RELEASE
KAMPALA, 27 April, 2016 – The Government of Uganda and UNICEF have today launched a child-friendly justice handbook to guide prosecutors and other actors in the criminal justice system, in handling child-related cases in a child-friendly and gender responsive manner.
By Bismarck Swangin
As the students quietly file in for morning assembly at Al-Fadheelah School in Sana’a, Yemen, there is no indication of the trauma many of them have experienced, or of the innovative way that the school is helping the children deal with it.
World Immunization Week 2016, aims to raise awareness about immunization globally and contributes to increasing immunization rates against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world. Immunization saves millions of lives and is widely recognized as one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions.
Uzbekistan ensures full immunization of all children
Number of children affected by earthquake reaches 250,000
NEW YORK/PANAMA CITY/QUITO, Ecuador, 26 April 2016 – More than 280 schools have been damaged by the earthquake that hit Ecuador on April 16, leaving up to 120,000 children temporarily without education, UNICEF said today.
“Education is a lifeline for children going through the trauma of chaos and destruction,” said Grant Leaity, UNICEF Representative in Ecuador. “It helps give them a daily routine and a sense of purpose and puts them on track for psychological recovery.”
The volatile and increasingly complex situation in Iraq, and the consequent, continuously erupting emergencies, have forced stakeholders including IDPs themselves, local authorities, and agencies that assist IDPs, to allow, construct, or establish camp settings that do not necessarily meet minimum humanitarian standards. Moreover, mainly due to funding shortages and inadequate planning, many of those camps are left incomplete.
Faits saillants à mi-Avril:
Ghana : Alerte choléra - Le ministère de la santé a publié une alerte choléra, en amont de l’entrée de la saison des pluies, et en rapportant le premier cas de choléra confirmé pour la zone métropolitaine d’Accra, le 7 avril. En 2014, la seule Région du Grand Accra a enregistré 28 975 cas de choléra dont 243 décès. En 2015, l’épidémie de choléra, même si drastiquement mieux contrôlé, avait tout de même affectée 692 cas dont 15 décès.