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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #44, 8 - 21 October 2014

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  • The Social Mobilization Campaign for mass screening of children under 5 for malnutrition in Juba County was officially launched on 14 October, with screening, referral and treatment now currently ongoing. The Social Mobilization Campaign, part of the Joint WFP-UNICEF Nutrition Scale Up, is spearheaded by the State Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF. This campaign aims to screen 590,175 children under 5 years old for malnutrition in Juba County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.

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In Sierra Leone, getting back to school – on the airwaves

By Yolanda Romero

With schools closed throughout the country as a result of the Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leone is bringing the classroom into students’ homes through the use of educational radio broadcasts.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #20, 17 October 2014

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State Emergency Service (SES) reports the total number of internally displaced persons at 417,246 as of 17 October. At least one third of them are children.

Ministry of Education (MoES) estimates that around 60% of schools in conflict affected areas opened on 1 October. UNICEF monitors report that at least 57 schools out of 169 in Donetsk city are not operational due to continued shelling.

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Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report 16 September - 13 October 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

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  • Heightened insecurity in northern Syria has resulted in fresh displacement of Syrian refugees into Turkey and Iraq, as well as internal displacement inside Syria. The insecurity has impacted on the humanitarian situation in northern Syria, limiting access. Meanwhile the Syrian civil war continues unabated, as witnessed by explosions near two elementary schools in Homs city on 1st October killing 29 children and injuring 37 more.

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Investir les fonds publics en faveur de tous les enfants de la RDC

Le gouvernement de la RDC et l’UNICEF poursuivent une journée de sensibilisation sur le financement public dans les secteurs sociaux

En vue de susciter le dialogue et l’engagement de différents acteurs sur les financements publics des secteurs sociaux, la Vice-primature en charge du budget de la République démocratique du Congo et le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF), organisent depuis septembre 2014 une série de trois sessions d’information sur la mobilisation et affectation des ressources pour les services de base.

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Canadian Leadership Helping Protect Children’s Futures in Iraq

Minister Paradis announces Canada's leading role in launching the No Lost Generation initiative in Iraq

October 17, 2014 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada

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Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report 7th - 13th October 2014

Highlights

  • During the reporting period, an estimated 180,000 people have been internally displaced from Heet City and surrounding areas in Anbar Governorate .

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Deuxième enquête démographique et de santé (EDS-RDC II 2013-2014)

Après la première enquête réalisée en 2007, la République Démocratique du Congo vient de terminer sa Deuxième Enquête Démographique et de Santé, confirmant ainsi son insertion définitive dans le programme international d’Enquêtes Démographiques et de Santé (Demographic and Health Surveys–Measure DHS). Cette deuxième enquête répond globalement aux mêmes objectifs que la première, à savoir produire des indicateurs fiables et à jour pour l’élaboration, le suivi et l’évaluation de la mise en œuvre des programmes et politiques sectoriels du pays.

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UNICEF - Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #56, 15 October 2014

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  • Since the UNICEF SitRep of 11 October 2014, 320 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola and 4 new deaths were added to the official totals for Liberia.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period 9 - 15 October 2014

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  • As of 15 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 2,977. The number of confirmed deaths is 932 with 571 survivors.*

  • Of the EVD confirmed cases, around 22% are children and youth (0-17 years). To date, 1,965 children have been identified as being affected by the Ebola crisis (972 girls and 993 boys), including 568 children who have been orphaned.**

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L’école primaire St Augustin : un modèle pour le lavage des mains

A l’école primaire Saint Augustin Erudit, dans la Commune Annexe de Lubumbashi, le lavage des mains est devenu une pratique courante, comme dans de nombreuses écoles du Katanga. Même les plus petits en font leur habitude.

"Après les travaux manuels, après avoir été aux toilettes, en pleine récréation ou avant de manger, les élèves se lavent les mains".

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 9 October 2014

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  • In Gaza, Eid al-Adha holiday started on Saturday. Eid is normally celebrated with time off from school and work to enjoy food and gift giving; this year it came in the aftermath of the conflict.

  • With UNICEF support, all 130,000 children in grades 1-9 in MoEHE schools have received school bags and stationery sets and all schools have been supplied with teaching aids and recreational kits.

  • A female died of wounds sustained in the 50 day conflict.

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UNICEF Guinea: Ebola Situation Report, 8 October 2014

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  • As of 8 October 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 1199 cases and 739 deaths according to WHO.

  • 178 children (0-18 years) are among the cases (140 confirmed, 30 probable, 8 suspected). Of the total cases, 112 children have died according to the Guinean Ministry of Health and WHO.

  • Nearly 60 metric tonnes of medical supplies and equipment arrived in Conakry this week. This was the first of several shipments funded by a World Bank grant.

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For policy, suffer the little children of Mozambique

By Dr. Koenraad Vanormelingen, UNICEF Mozambique Representative

MAPUTO, 13 October 2014 - Mozambique needs to invest in its children if the resource curse is to be transformed into a mineral wealth dividend.

CHILDREN’S RIGHTS

“I need more food, blankets, clothing, and support for schooling. I need more of everything”, says Melina*, who is in her late 70s. She fends for her three grandchildren, aged between two and 10, whose parents died in 2010.

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UNICEF Yemen Situation Report September 2014

Key focus: Conflict in the Capital, Sana’a

Highlights:

  • Around 75,000 children in Sana’a had their education disrupted as their schools were in or around the conflict zones. Escalation of conflicts led to the suspension of all schools in the city.
  • 27,840 children are benefiting from the distribution of 9,280 benches and tables to the 32 Global Partnership for Education (GPE) schools in Sa’ada, Sana’a, Mareb and Aden Governorates

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Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience physical violence

Alarming levels of acceptance of violence against girls

NEW YORK, 10 October 2014 – Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF is issuing a new compilation of data revealing the magnitude of violence against adolescent girls and the alarming attitudes that perpetuate such abuse.

The compilation incorporates a selection of global data released throughout the year, detailing the very real impact violence has on adolescent girls, their futures, and that of their communities and countries. Key statistics include:

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UNICEF- Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #55, 08 October 2014

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  • Since the UNICEF SitRep of 3 October 2014, an additional 41 probable cases and 7 new confirmed cases of Ebola as well as 83 new deaths were added to the official totals for Liberia.

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UNICEF Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Humanitarian Situation Report #26, Issued on 10 October 2014

Highlights

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

  • September was National Mass Immunization Month. UNICEF and WHO supported the Department of Health to vaccinate 13 million children under 5 years in the Philippines. UNICEF provided 3 million doses of measles-rubella vaccine, 1.2 million doses of polio vaccine and $7.8 million in cold chain equipment.

Situation overview & humanitarian needs

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Podcast #98 – Day of the Girl 2014 – Empowering adolescent girls: ending the cycle of violence

Changing the World for Girls is a collaboration of the Beyond School Books podcast series and United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). In this series you will find discussions on the lasting impact education has on girls, communities and nations around the world.

NEW YORK, United States of America, 10 October 2014 – The theme this year for International Day of the Girl Child is ‘Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence’.