The EVD outbreak in Liberia was declared over on 9 May 2015, after 42 complete days elapsed since the burial of the last confirmed case.
To date, 3,323 children are registered as having lost one or both parents/primary caregivers due to Ebola (884 having lost both parents and 2,439 lost one parent).
· There were nine newly confirmed cases of Ebola this week, compared to 27 cases the previous week. Five cases were in Forécariah, three were in Dubréka and one was in Boké. For the first time since July 2014, Conakry has not reported any cases for five consecutive weeks.
WASH Cluster partners’ results include 67,328 people, (including UNICEF contribution 54,864 people), with sufficient water of appropriate quality and quantity for drinking, cooking, and maintaining personal hygiene
The same 67, 328 people received sanitation and hygiene supplies (UNICEF contribution 37, 482 people)
The past weeks of civil unrest, mainly in the capital, and ensuing response by the security forces have raised serious concerns regarding child rights violations. Continued presence of children in political demonstrations has led to another death of a child (making the confirmed total of child deaths 5), as well as injuries by gunfire and teargas.
On the Burundi side of the border there are 52 confirmed cholera cases in the province of Makamba and 10 suspected cases in the province of Rutana with in total 5 deaths.
· UNICEF and partners support over 148,350 South Sudanese refugees of which 88 per cent are women and children.
· The UNICEF/UNHCR/WFP report on the food security and nutrition situation showed a global acute malnutrition (GAM) rate of 20.3 per cent and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate of 4.6 per cent among the South Sudan refugees.
· A total of 18,309 children (10,682 boys and 7,627 boys) children have been registered at 34 Child friendly spaces.
· Nearly 101,500 IDPs and community members have been reached since 26 March with an integrated package of life saving and child protection messages.
· During the reporting period, 2,200 severely malnourished children were admitted to fixed and mobile outpatient therapeutic programmes (OTPs) in Amran, Hodeidah, Hajjah, Al Bayda, Ibb, Taiz, Al Jawf and Aden.
· Roughly 1,352,000 people in Sana’a, Dhamar and Amran have access to water through water schemes and wells.
· As of 26 May, 14,240 families (approximately 86,000 individuals) fled Ramadi during the second wave of displacement starting 14 May, in response to the repeated advance of ISIL. Of these, roughly 74 per cent are displaced within Anbar Governorate.
· In total, over 180,000 people have fled Ramadi District since 8 April, when ISIL attacks and military operations escalated, and are displaced across 15 governorates.
· UNICEF Syria participated this month in inter-agency cross-line convoys which provided humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations delivering health, nutrition, WASH and education supplies to an estimated 125,575 beneficiaries.
· In Lebanon, UNICEF supported the enrolment of 67,490 Syrian refugee children and 11,600 vulnerable Lebanese children in formal public schools.
122 Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) are now set up by the Education and Protection clusters for displaced communities, benefiting 12,200 affected children in Sindhupalchowk, Dhading, Kavre, Gorkha, Sindhuli, Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts.
posted on MAY 26, 2015 by NICOLAS NTEMUANENGU
The events that disturbed the CAR in recent years have pushed many people to flee the country and seek refuge in the DRC, especially in Equateur, a province on the CAR-DRC border.
Foreign and uprooted, refugee children are often confronted with problems related to nutrition and health, as well as education and protection. It must be emphasized that most of these children, far away from their homes and villages, find themselves deprived of schooling.
posted on MAY 26, 2015 by NICOLAS NTEMUANENGU
Les événements qui agitent la RCA depuis quelques années ont poussés beaucoup de personnes à fuir le pays pour se réfugier en RDC, dans une province voisine de la RCA : l’Equateur.
Etrangers et déracinés, les enfants y sont souvent confrontés à des problématiques liées d’une part à la nutrition et à la santé mais aussi d’autre part à l’éducation et à la protection. Il ne faut pas oublier que la plupart de ces enfants, puisque loin de leurs maisons et de leurs villages, se retrouvent privés d’école.
In the week to 17 May 2015, there were six confirmed Ebola cases, a considerable increase comparing to the previous week. Five out of the six new cases came from known contacts. Only one case come from an unknown source (Western Urban).
There were 42 cases of Ebola this week, 27 of which were suspected and 15 were confirmed. This is the highest number of cases for five weeks. Of the confirmed cases, 11 were in Forécariah, 11 were in Dubréka and five were in Boké.
United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown has marked the countdown to the new school year in Beirut by urging the international community to take action so that refugee children can return to school. He also reissued his call for a humanitarian fund for education in emergencies.
UNICEF provides training to 6,500 Syrian volunteer teachers.
One month after two major earthquakes devastated Nepal, one in six children in the country are still in urgent need of humanitarian assistance - with increasing risk of chronic physical and emotional conditions. Food, water and shelter are still the top priorities for aid in the affected districts. In the past month, UNICEF has worked with partners to distribute tents, tarpaulins, hygiene kits, therapeutic foods, medical kits, information/education/communication materials, plastic buckets, school-in-a-box and early childhood development kits.
Since 14 May 2015, increasing violence in central Ramadi caused a new wave of displacement from the Anbar Governorate. Ramadi City has been reported as under control of armed opposition group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) since 17 May 2015.
The IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) reported over 133,000 newly displaced individuals (as of 8 May, 2015) spread across 15 governorates of Iraq.
The Governorates worst-affected by the Ramadi displacements are Anbar, Babylon, Baghdad and Sulaymaniyah.
Refugees from Burundi have been arriving at the Northwest borders of Tanzania since the beginning of May as they flee violence and political turmoil in Burundi. As of 19 May, UNHCR reported an estimated 63,653 Burundi refugees have reached Tanzania and its borders seeking shelter and safety. Of concern is the 35,000 refugees living in rough conditions in the lakeside village of Kagunga awaiting to be transported to the established camp.
Situation of displaced people in Lake region in numbers
43,000 ESTIMATED NUMBER OF NIGERIAN REFUGEES AND CHADIAN IDPS AND RETURNEES (UNHCR APRIL 2015)
6,000 ESTIMATED NEW REFUGEES FROM NIGER AND NIGERIA AND CHADIAN IDPS AND RETURNEES IN DABOUA AND LIWA DISTRICTS (UNICEF RAPID ASSESSMENT PRELIMINARY REPORT, MAY 18 )