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01 Aug 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Over the hot summer months UNICEF is continuing to provide a water, sanitation and hygiene response in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. In Syria UNICEF, with sector partners, is supporting water access in areas where control of water is increasingly being used in the war in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo and Dara governorates. UNICEF is providing water trucking, rehabilitation of wells and fuel to power systems.

01 Aug 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As at 29 July 2015, Kakuma had received 46,315 asylum seekers from South Sudan. The transit centre has been temporary closed due to insecurity at the border.

01 Aug 2015 description

La vereda Guacamayas, perteneciente al municipio de San José de Guaviare, se encuentra ubicada a 27 kilómetros desde el centro de la capital del departamento del Guaviare Esta vereda cuenta con una población campesina aproximada de 200 personas. Cuenta con una la Institución educativa Guacamayas, que con cerca de 80 estudiantes, del grado primero a once, sirve de núcleo educativo para veredas vecinas y como internado para alumnos con poca facilidad de desplazarse diariamente a estudiar.

31 Jul 2015 description
report REACH Initiative

Syria: Household-level study assesses critical humanitarian needs in Aleppo

The conflict in Syria which broke out in 2011 spread to the Aleppo Governorate almost a year later in early 2012. As a result of ongoing fighting, Aleppo- the largest city in Syria- has become fractured between a regime-held “western” section and an opposition-controlled “eastern” section. In March 2015, REACH conducted a household-level humanitarian needs assessment within eastern Aleppo, with a focus on food security and livelihoods.

31 Jul 2015 description

Highlights

ƒDuring the weekly Refugee Coordination Meeting,in consultation with all UN and NGO partners, UNHCR and MIDIMAR made the decision to erect hangars and install temporary pit latrines in Mahama camp in order to accelerate relocation of over 15,000 refugees from the reception centres. In the meantime, UNHCR's partners continue to construct semi-permanent structures in the camp as a longer term solution.

31 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

2014 IN REVIEW

The small victories which motivate us

Message from Koenraad Vanormelingen, Representative UNICEF Mozambique

31 Jul 2015 description

Description: In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration – especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.

31 Jul 2015 description

Por combates entre Fuerza Pública y ELN / EPL en el corregimiento de Orú, zona rural de El Tarra (Norte de Santander), aproximadamente 289 personas (73 familias) se desplazaron desde el 25 de julio a otras veredas cercanas. Según información preliminar, parte de la población habría retornado de forma temporal, pero por la reanudación de acciones bélicas, se habrían desplazado nuevamente. La continuidad de hostilidades ha dificultado el acceso a la zona y la recopilación de información sobre la situación de la población.

30 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund
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  • UNICEF is deeply concerned about the intensification of violence in Yemen. Another attempt at a humanitarian pause failed, leaving humanitarian partners unable to scale up implementation in hard to reach areas and further preventing many families from accessing urgently needed basic services.

30 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

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• Kasai Occidental: In May and June 2015, the humanitarian community noticed a new influx of expelled Congolese living illegally in Angola. The total number of deportees is 21,804. Around 12,000 people returned to DRC through the territory of Tshikapa and 9,839 through the territory of Luiza. A response plan has been prepared by the humanitarian team but is underfunded.

• North Kivu: Clashes between armed groups resulted in the displacement of more than 15,000 households in total.

30 Jul 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF successfully conducted the Social Mobilization activities for the Oral Cholera Vaccination campaign which included a rapid screening of children

  • To decongest mass shelters, authorities designated additional space in Nyaragusu camp as a residence area. This area, named Zone 8, will accommodate up to 9000 people.

  • UN agencies adopted 150,000 as a new planning figure of refugees expected to reach Tanzania in the Emergency Response Plan.

30 Jul 2015 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Humanitarian assistance continues across Somalia and as at mid-year about 658,000 Somalis or over 23 per cent of the 2.8 million target benefi ciaries had been assisted and protected through various interventions. Countrywide acute malnutrition levels were lowered from 14.9 to 12 per cent. During the same period, no polio cases were reported as a result of concerted vaccination campaigns against polio since 2014. This means the outbreak phase is likely to be declared over, although the risk of importation exists.

30 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WHO has secured funding for emergency response missions and the establishment of 10 temporary emergency clinics in areas at risk of cholera.

• The number of new South Sudanese refugees in Sudan has exceeded the response planning figure of 196,000.

• An estimated 3,350 people in Mellit town, North Darfur, are in need of assistance.

• Some 780 families have been affected by heavy rains and floods in Kalma camp, South Darfur.

30 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • More police for Lasu: UNHCR, with the assistance of the Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA), has managed to secure an extra 15 police for Lasu refugee settlement in Central Equatoria State, bringing the total to 27 (no women). They were due to arrive on 28 July.

  • Solarized boreholes: 14 boreholes in the 4 refugee camps in Upper Nile State, i.e. 38 per cent of all motorized boreholes in the camps, are now solarized.