A National Immunization Days (NID) campaign against polio commenced on 15 November, targeting 3,351,954 children under the age of five. The campaign has been completed in Warrap, Central Equatoria, Lakes and Northern Bahr el Ghazal, with implementation ongoing in remaining states.
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• As of end of October 2016, there are 123,293 people displaced by the Nigerian crisis in Chad’s Lac region. Three additional sites were discovered this month.
• A Hepatitis E outbreak has been reported in the Salamat Region. A total of 128 cases, including 20 positive cases (16% positivity rate) and 2 deaths (1.6% case-fatality) were registered in Amtiman, the main city of Salamat Region.
Latest Humanitarian Developments
• As of 29 November, 12,318 families (73,908 individuals around half of them children under 18), are displaced as a result of Mosul operations.
• Since the start of operations on 17 October, UNICEF has reached 118,082 affected people (including 61,403 children) with life-saving response items through the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM).1
Beirut, 1 December 2016 – Under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and supported by UNICEF, the Centre for Educational Research and Development (CERD) and the Faculty of Pedagogy at the Lebanese University organised an academic symposium to initiate discussion on Lebanese schools inclusiveness while promoting inclusive education for children with special needs.
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Violent protests broke out over the postponement of presidential polls between demonstrators and police forces on 19 & 20 September in Kinshasa. Opposition groups claimed that more than 50 people were killed, while the Government said 17 people died.
At least 680 civilians were killed in the 120 attacks in Beni territory since October 2014. Victims and witnesses described brutal attacks in which assailants methodically kill people with guns, axes and machetes. The actual number of victims could be much higher.
Opening of the 'Reception Classes'
The Philippines is a growing socio-economic presence in South-East Asia. It has an annual growth rate of more than 7 per cent, and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The well-being and successful growth and development of children in the Philippines are vital to the achievement of national development goals and targets. The centrality of children to the national agenda is clearly reflected in Philippine Government strategies and development policies.
25,400 school age children have been forced out of school since the start of the Mosul milliatary offensive in October. .
2221 (1044 girls) children have been newly supported to access temporary leanring spaces in Qaymawa (Former Zellikan) camp.
14 (8 females & and 6 Males) Education Facilitators were recruited and trained on EiE and deliver of non-formal education in Qaymawa camp.
Hello, I am Glodi, a Child Reporter from Kinshasa. My article is about the Global Handwashing Day and our great advocacy for the children of the city and secondary school students to also benefit from the Healthy Villages and Schools program. It’s been two years now since we, Child Reporters of Kinshasa, have been advocating for an end to the discrimination that allows only children living in rural areas and those attending primary schools to benefit from the Healthy Villages and Schools program in the DRC.
« Choosing to wash hands is choosing health »
Bonjour, je suis Glodi, Enfant-Reporter de Kinshasa. Mon article parle de la Journée Mondiale du lavage des mains et de notre grand plaidoyer pour que les enfants des villes et les élèves du secondaires aussi puissent profiter du programme des Villages et écoles assainis. Ça fait deux ans que nous, Enfants Reporters de Kinshasa, menons un plaidoyer pour mettre fin à la discrimination qui fait qu’en RDC seuls les enfants qui vivent en milieu rural et ceux qui étudient dans les écoles primaires bénéficient du programme Ecoles et Villages Assainis.
• In the three most directly affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, 8.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 1.68 million IDPs, of whom, over 50 per cent are children.
• The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) will be launched on 2 December.
UNICEF’s funding requirement under the HRP is estimated to be over US$ 143 million while the sector requirements for Nutrition, Health, WASH, Child Protection and Education is over US$ 377.9 million.
UNICEF calls for lifting sieges and allowing humanitarian access
NEW YORK/AMMAN/DAMASCUS, 27 November 2016 – As violence continues to escalate across Syria, the number of children living under siege has doubled in less than one year. Nearly 500,000 children now live in 16 besieged areas across the country, almost completely cut off from sustained humanitarian aid and basic services.
Presidential elections in Haiti took place on Sunday 20 November without major incidents reported. Results from the elections are expected to be announced next week and will indicate whether a second ballot will be organized in January 2017.
Due to tightened security measures in advance to the elections there has been a reduced volume of humanitarian aid delivery. Work returned to normal on Tuesday 22 November.
11 security incidents were registered in Diffa in October, including an attack on the health centers of N’Garwa and of Gueskerou, where people displaced from Niger and Nigeria receive care. No casualties were reported, but medical supplies, essential medicines and RUTF were looted.
There are a growing number of refugees (approximately 26,000) in the Far North Region who have not been registered and who reside within communities. These refugees are unable to receive assistance, and are increasing the burden on already fragile state systems and community resources.
The Representative of UNICEF with the deputy (Member of Parliament) from Lom and Djerem Department (Eastern region) visited the isolated areas of the East to meet with the refugee communities and raise awareness on the issue of early marriage.
By the end of October, the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) has confirmed 71 cholera cases in 11 governorates. At least 7.6 million people are at risk, nearly 40 per cent are children under 15.
UNICEF and its partners are implementing an integrated cholera response plan, including support for strengthened and improved cholera surveillance and response capacity, improvement of water and sanitation practices and infrastructure and dissemination of key hygiene messages in communities at-risk.
On 17 October the Government of Iraq announced the start of military offensive to re-take Mosul in northern Ninewa, held by ISIL since mid-2014.
As of 31 October, almost 18,000 individuals were displaced from areas surrounding the city. At least 47 percent of these were children under 18.
Conflict is placing children at high risk of violence. From January to endOctober 2016, the Iraq Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) verified 144 violations affecting 387 children (284 boys, 80 girls and 23 sex unknown).