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North Waziristan Displacement 2014 - Weekly Situation Update # 6, 21- 28 July 2014

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  • As of 23 July 2014, 52,986 families (59 per cent) have been verified by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) as displaced from North Waziristan Agency (NWA). 37,053 families (41 per cent) of the total 92,784 families registered have been rejected.

  • UNICEF WASH partner has repaired/installed WASH facilities in 136 schools benefitting 10,328 IDPs, provided 2,376,000 litres of water and carried out hygiene awareness sessions for 9,303 IDPs in Bannu.

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UNICEF on Gaza: Using or attacking school premises is unacceptable

Statement about attack on an UNRWA school in Gaza by Maria Calivis, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, 25 July 2014 – "Yesterday’s attack on Beit Hanoun Elementary Co-Ed A and D School – the third school hit this week – is proof that much more needs to be done to protect innocent children.

"Using or attacking school premises where children have taken refuge from the violence is unacceptable under any circumstances.

"UNICEF calls on parties to the conflict to respect the sanctity of children and schools.

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No safe place for children in Gaza

As the hostilities enter their twenty-first day, the number of children dying is growing. More than 1,000 Palestinians have been reported killed so far, of whom around 230 were children.

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Más de 6,500 niños recibirán alimentación del PMA en escuelas rurales de Pando

COBIJA –El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) comenzará la entrega de alimentos entre 145 escuelas de seis municipios pandinos para alimentar a 6,527 niños y niñas como parte de un programa de alimentación sostenible que también brindará asistencia técnica a los gobiernos locales y vinculará a los pequeños agricultores a dicho programa para vender su producción.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #14 - 25 July 2014

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  • UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine are jointly developing a school-based mine awareness education campaign to be launched from 1 September. The urgency for the campaign was underscored by 20 July mine explosion in Lysichansk town, Luhansk oblast, which severely wounded two children, of which one later died in hospital. Unexploded ordinances (UXOs) and unmapped mines continue to endanger children’s lives.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #32, Reporting Period 16 - 22 July 2014

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  • Although slightly improving, the nutrition situation in Bentiu Protection of Civilian site remains of concern. The number of new admissions to outpatient therapeutic programme (OTP) centres in Bentiu POCs decreased from 126 last week to 124 this week. Analysis shows that 60 per cent of registered deaths in the PoC have been children under 6 months old, indicating a need to reinforce infant and young child feeding practices and neonatal care.

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Children affected by crisis in Ukraine tell their stories in one-minute videos

LVIV, Ukraine, 25 July 2014 – UNICEF Ukraine today released the latest in UNICEF’s OneMinutesJr video series, featuring stories by 14 internally displaced children 6 to 17 years old from Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The children, now living with their families in Lviv, all took part in a seminar led by UNICEF on telling their stories by video, and produced one video each. (See http://bit.ly/tomJr-Lviv2014)

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UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #14 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 July 2014)

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  • As of 18 July, 173,752 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Nearly 90 per cent of the new arrivals have been relocated to refugee camps.

  • The SMART nutrition survey is completed in all the three camps. The preliminary findings show high level of malnutrition with GAM rates of 25.8%, 30.3% and 28.0% and SAM rates of 5.7%, 10.0% and 7.8% in Leitchor, Kule and Tierkidi refugee camps respectively.

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report - 01 - 30 June 2014

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Lubero, North Kivu: Following the advance of NDC-Cheka militia towards other localities of Ikobo and Bunyatenge groupings in South Lubero, populations moved towards localities along Masereka- Lukanga axis. Over 1,000 households were added to 3,000 initially recorded in other localities of South Lubero. The threat of this militia walking on Bunyatenge, a locality bordering recently affected Oninga (Walikale), worries populations and humanitarian workers.

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Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report #3, 13 – 19 July 2014

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  • UNICEF successfully advocated for humanitarian access to Khanaqin, Diyala and through its rapid response mechanism provided over 16,000 IDPs in three areas with life-saving materials. Given the dire situation of IDPs, activities have significantly scaled up in Khanaqin where over 40,000 people had taken refuge.

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Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014 (Education)

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS

National level:

Contingency Planning: The Contingency Plan for education sector was developed in a consultative way and prepositioning of educational supplies and humans resources were identified with key actions.

ESWGWork Plan – mid-year review: The mid-yearWorkplan review and monitoring was conducted in a consultative way with ESWG members and showed that all the planned activities are on track.

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Amid the crowds sheltering in a school, a displaced Iraqi girl dreams of home

By Mary Pereira Mendes

SINJAR, Iraq, 22 July 2014 – The Zarifa Usi school, where Marwa now lives, is a far cry from the Golden Dunes school, where she used to study.

For the past three weeks, 10-year-old Marwa has sheltered in Zarifa Usi school, in the town of Sinjar, with her parents, three brothers and two sisters. The only lesson she is learning in this school is to adapt to living among hundreds of other families who are crowded into the small classrooms and hallways.

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Nigeria CO Humanitarian Situation Report June 2014

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  • UNICEF and partners have admitted 98,620 severely acutely malnourished children for treatment into 150 sites in conflict affected areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa from January to May 2014.

  • Master trainers (39) from 11 local government areas in Borno state including four from Chibok were trained by UNICEF in basic psychosocial skills to in efforts to scale up and reinforce access to psychosocial support services for children affected by conflict.

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Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: Education

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

UNICEF has supported the MOE to hold examinations for 6574 children in the camps. This is a major success for the education sector who has been advocating for the children who studied the Syrian curriculum to be certified.

Construction continued of 8 schools, 5 in the non-camp settings and 3 in the camp s . One 12 classroom school completed in Erbil was handed over to the Ministry of Education which appointed a head teacher. UNICEF continues to advocate with MOE to recruit teachers in order to open in September.

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Pakistan: Education Bulletin #47

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  • In the wake of new displacement from North Waziristan Agency, The Education Cluster plans to reach 82,000 (40%) displaced children (age group 3-18 years) with education services.

  • The Education Cluster meeting held on 17th July 2014, and chaired by Education Minister, Secretary and Additional Secretary, Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa, endorsed the Education Cluster Plan for the NWA displaced children.

  • Resource mobilization efforts show encouraging signs to muster support for the Education Cluster Plan.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #31, Reporting Period 9 - 15 July 2014

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• To date, 606,230 children under five years old have been screened for malnutrition, of which 41,677 (6.9%) were suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 78,565 (13%) from moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Twice as many children will need treatment for SAM this year than last, however, UNICEF has received only 32% of the funds it requires for its nutrition response.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #13 - 11 July 2014

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  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine addressed the international community, including UNICEF in Ukraine, informing about a threat of attempts by separatists to transfer children from state residential care institutions from Ukraine to the Russian Federation.

  • Following joint efforts of the local government and civil society, 33 children from a baby home in Donetsk region have been relocated from the ATO zone to Kharkiv.