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Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report, 19th – 25th August 2014

Highlights

  • After temporary disruption of most ongoing water trucking activities in the North of Iraq, due to armed conflict, UNICEF is supporting the Dahuk Water Directorate with the daily provision of 67 water trucks across Dahuk Governorate, serving 80,500 IDPs in schools, settlements, unfinished buildings, and within the host communities.

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Ethiopia + 1 other
UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #15 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 August 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 15 August, 189,327 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Over 90 per cent of the new arrivals are women and children and almost 68 percent are children. The current daily average arrival rate is 800. UNHCR estimates that 300,000 refugees will seek asylum in Ethiopia by end of 2014.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 28 August 2014

Highlights

  • After 50 days of fighting, an open-ended ceasefire brokered by the Egyptian government and agreed by the armed groups in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority, and Israel entered into force on 26 August. Both parties to the conflict are currently observing the ceasefire.

  • If the agreement holds, it will have ended the longest, deadliest and most destructive escalation in hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967.

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UNICEF distributes half a million mosquito nets amid heavy rains and violence in CAR

BANGUI, Central African Republic, 27 August 2014 – Amid heavy rains and violence UNICEF and partners have distributed more than half a million mosquito bed nets reaching every home in Bangui to protect families from malaria - the leading killer of children under 5 in Central African Republic.

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World + 5 others
EU donates € 11.5 million to UNICEF to treat malnourished children in the Sahel

BRUSSELS/DAKAR, 27 August 2014 - The European Union has allocated € 11.5 million to UNICEF to treat over 1 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in five countries of the Sahel.

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Liberia + 7 others
Sub-Regional Response to the Ebola Outbreak As of 25 August 2014

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

26 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS AFFECTED BY EBOLA (EVD)

4.5 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER 5 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

5.8 MILLION CHILDREN AGED 10-19 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• In Liberia, in addition to social mobilization, health and hygiene promotion activities, UNICEF is working with government and NGO partners to develop psychosocial services for families affected by Ebola, and to establish a system of identification and care of children orphaned by Ebola.

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European Union calls for the implementation of Doha and Asmara Agreements [EN/AR]

Ambassador Tomas Ulincy, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan (EU) and Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Representative in Sudan launched yesterday at Corinthia Hotel two newly EU funded projects to strengthen access to quality primary education in the states of Gedarif, Red Sea,
Kassala, Blue Nile, South Kordofan and the Darfur States.

The objectives of the two projects are to increase children’s access to and , improve the quality of primary education and to help Sudan make direct progress towards the Millennium Development Goal targets for education.

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Stepping up the fight against child malnutrition in Sudan

UNICEF receives new grant from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO)

Khartoum / Brussels, 26th August 2014 --- At the beginning of August, UNICEF received confirmation of a new grant from ECHO to the tune of €2 Million to continue on-going efforts to combat child malnutrition in Sudan.

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UNICEF Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report, 21 August 2014

Highlights

  • As of 21 August 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 607 cases and6 deaths. Ebola confirmed cases and deaths have risen to43 and64 , respectively .

  • As of August 22, 103 children (0 - 18 years) were among the cases (76 confirmed, 23 probable, 4 suspected) ; 70 have died.

  • In August, t he disease spread to s everal new area s including Nzérékoré and Yomou in the South and Siguiri, close to the border with Mali.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #37, 20 - 26 August 2014

Highlights

  • Further heavy rains in Bentiu have meant that most PoCs are now flooded, with people moved from PoC4 to PoC6 where the flooding has been less severe. It has become difficult to find dry land on which latrines can be established. While access to safe water through boreholes and water treatment plants have been maintained, the flooding has caused further latrines to collapse, meaning that there is now one latrine for every 100 people, compared to one latrine for 72 people before the flooding began.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly Update (18-24 August 2014)

Highlights

Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases is 935 (160 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 341 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 36.5% (24 August 2014).

  • Of the Ebola confirmed cases around 22% are children (0-17 years).

  • Seventy eight (78) patients are currently admitted at the Kenema and Kailahun Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 236 (survivors).

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Nigeria + 6 others
Cholera outbreak in the West and Central Africa: Regional Update, 2014 (Week 31)

Cholera alert Ghana

The cholera outbreak in Accra, Ghana has led to more than 1,000 cases in three weeks. As of 31st of July 2014, at least 1 119 cases of cholera and 17 deaths were recorded in the Great Accra. Nine (9) districts out of sixteen (16) recorded cases. Accra metro and Dadekotpon are the most affected district and account for 87% of cases.

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UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month

UNICEF deployed 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in crises - the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month.

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Turkey + 1 other
Turkey: RRP6 Monthly Update - July 2014: Education

JULY HIGHLIGHTS:

Ensuring meaningful access to education for refugees requires both the creation of the physical spaces needed for education as well as providing the support and skills needed in order for children and youth to benefit fully from the lessons that they attend. Ahead of the 2014/2015 school year, UNICEF – in partnership with AFAD - continues to support the construction of prefabricated schools and equipping non-camp schools with tents, furniture and air conditioning units.

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Turkey: RRP6 Monthly Update - July 2014: Health

JULY HIGHLIGHTS:

The results of the polio campaigned carried out in Istanbul in June 2014 were released by the Ministry of Health. The campaign was held in six districts of Istanbul (Sancaktepe, Ümraniye, Fatih, Esenyurt, Sultangazi, Küçükçekmece) with 255,000 Turkish children and 15,800 Syrian children under the age of five vaccinated.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 25 August 2014

Highlights

  • 26 August will mark the 50th day of the current escalation in the Gaza-Israel conflict that has seen almost 500 children killed. An average of 10 children per day have been killed since 8 July.

  • 89 Gazan families have been killed in during the conflict.

  • Since the expiration of the five-day ceasefire and the resumption of hostilities on 19 August, at least 28 Palestinian children and one Israeli child were killed. In the past 48 hours alone, an additional nine Palestinian children were killed throughout Gaza.