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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #24, Issued on 10 August 2014

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• UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

• July was Nutrition month focusing on ‘Nutrition in Emergencies’. A high-level Nutrition Summit brought together more than 300 members of congress, policy makers and key nutrition players.

• On 15 July, Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) struck the Philippines with limited impact in Haiyan affected areas. UNICEF supported Government preparedness and response, including evacuation of 1,000 families.

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South Sudan Conflict: UNICEF Support to South Sudan Refugees in: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda (31 July 2014)

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UN Children's Fund

Since December 2013, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the death of thousands and displacement of more than 1.1 million people. As of late July 2014, at least 431,045 South Sudanese had fled the conflict and sought asylum in neighboring countries; this number is expected to increase to 715,000 refugees by the end of 2014, according to UNHCR planning for most likely scenario (as of July). To date, only 25% of the US$ 67.3 million that UNICEF requires to meet humanitarian needs of refugees in neighboring countries has been received

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South Sudan Conflict: Sub-regional Funding Priorities, 31 July 2014

As of 31 July, 2014, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan, which began in December 2013, has resulted in the death of thousands, the displacement within the country of more than 1.1 million people, and the cross-border displacement of an additional 431,045 people who have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. 3 The number of new South Sudanese refugees is expected to almost double by year end.

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A young girl dreams, despite adversity

Seven-year-old Amada loves learning and going to school. “If it were possible,” says her grandmother, “she would even go to school on Sundays.” Download this video

By Magalí Casartelli

After floods forced her family to abandon their home, a young girl in Paraguay holds on to the hope that education will guide her to a better life.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #47, 15 August 2014

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  • The Ebola epidemic is fast creating a humanitarian crisis in Liberia. Functioning health facilities are limited throughout the country, government services have drawn-down and prices, especially of food, are rising. Liberia is officially in a State of Emergency.

  • Lofa County is now quarantined with movement in and out for essential services only. Additional movement restrictions are being considered in various areas.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 14 August 2014

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  • The initial 72-hour-long ceasefire that began on 11 August, is holding so far. In spite of some initial rocket fire between Israel and Gaza during the final hours of the ceasefire on 13 August, the ceasefire was extended for another 5 days until midnight on 19 August.

  • Negotiations between the parties are on-going in Egypt to identify a lasting solution to the conflict.

  • Approximately 350,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain in emergency shelters or with host families throughout the Gaza Strip.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #35, 6 – 12 August 2014

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 The living situation for families displaced to Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites (pictured above) continues to deteriorate due to heavy rains and flooding. The conditions have slowed many humanitarian efforts in the sites. Progress in draining the site remains slow as the PoC is situated on low, flat land.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #15, 8 August 2014

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• The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine is worsening with further damage to electricity and water supply system, infrastructure and public buildings, including schools.

• 117schoolsarepartiallyorcompletelydestroyedin Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

• TheParliamentCommissionerforHumanRightsandthe Ministry of Education and Science in cooperation with UNICEF facilitated the Coordination Forum to ensure safe access to education for children affected by the conflict.

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Génération 2030/Afrique : La démographie enfantine en Afrique

D’ici à 2050, l’Afrique abritera deux enfants sur cinq. Une augmentation projetée et sans précédent de la population d’enfants en Afrique donne une chance unique aux décideurs de définir une stratégie d’investissement axée sur les enfants qui permettra au continent, et au monde, de tirer parti des avantages de la transition démographique que connaît l’Afrique.

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Generation 2030/Africa: Child demographics in Africa

While child survival rates have improved across Africa, the continent still accounts for about half of child mortality globally. The proportion could rise to around 70 per cent by 2050.

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Situation Analysis of Children in Mozambique released today

Maputo, 7 August 2014. In an event chaired by Mr. Virgílio Mateus, Vice Minister of Women and Social Action, UNICEF Mozambique launched the Situation Analysis of Children in Mozambique today. The report, forming a central function of UNICEF’s mandate, heralds the progress made on child survival, development and protection, outlines the remaining challenges, and points the way to possible solutions and priority actions.

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UNICEF Yemen Situation Report July 2014

Key focus: New born health

Highlights:

  • The situation in Amran remains stable with reports of hundreds of displaced families returning home

  • New SMART survey results reveal significant improvements in malnutrition rates in Lahj

Situation Overview

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UNICEF: Indigenous children left behind in their countries’ progress

NEW YORK, 8 August 2014 – Indigenous children continue to miss out on their rights and face discrimination on a daily basis, UNICEF said today to mark the 2014 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.

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Mali: Bulletin d'Informations Cluster Education - août 2014

Le contenu du bulletin d'information se présente comme suite: 1. Une synthèse de la réponse sectorielle apportée pour l’année scolaire 2013-2014; 2. Revu des besoins humanitaires prioritaires pour 2014

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Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report - 6 August 2014

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  • On 29 July, anti-Balaka elements from Bouca attacked ex- Seleka in Batangafo. About 30 people were reportedly killed, including 2 MICSA troops, and scores injured. This attack triggered the population displacement of an estimated 12, 000 to 15,000 people.

  • On 23 July, the Central African armed groups participating in the Brazzaville forum, including the representative of the ex- Seleka and anti-Balaka, signed the Agreement on Cessation of Violence and Hostilities, but clashes between armed groups continued.

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Situation Analysis of Youth in Lebanon Affected by the Syrian Crisis

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The Syrian crisis entered its fourth year in 2014. Nearly 2.2 million refugees had been registered in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey by the end of 2013 - without including non-registered Syrian and non-Syrian refugees. With the continuing violence and insecurity in Syria, the number of refugees in the region is expected to reach over 4 million by the end of 2014.

Assessments have shown that this massive influx of refugees from Syria has affected the neighbouring countries on various levels; economic, social, political and as regards security.

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Cluster Education Bulletin No. 5 : juillet 2014

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CONTRAINTES - Accès sécuritaire qui limite les mouvements, aboutissant au manque d’information et de données en dehors de Bangui.
- Nombre limité de partenaires pour les interventions en dehors de Bangui.
- Mouvements constants des populations et saison des pluies qui limitent ou retardent d’intervention effective.
- Sources de financement insuffisantes pour répondre aux besoins.
- Occupation des infrastructures scolaires par les groupes armés.