On 21 May, cyclone Roanu made landfall in the Southern coastal areas of Bangladesh affecting 700,000 people.
Immediate needs for the affected population are food, water, shelter and livelihood. Government is distributing food and will provide small cash grants shortly.
The Government of Bangladesh has officially asked for support from the international community and clusters have been activated.
• The United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura visited South Sudan from 6 to 9 May to encourage the Government to uphold its commitments to addressing sexual violence outlined in the Joint Communique signed in October 2014 and the Unilateral Communique signed in December 2014 by the then SPLA-IO leader Dr. Riek Machar. UNICEF is supporting the Government in developing an implementation plan while continuing to work with civil society actors in prevention and response to sexual violence.
As of 28 April there were 3.3 million displaced individuals in Iraq, at least 47 percent of whom are children under 18 years old.
The influx of IDPs into Mahkmour district continued. With new arrivals the estimated number of total IDPs is 6,000 people. The number of IDP families also increased in Anbar Governorate, particularly in Al Wafaa and Kilo 18 transit sites in Ramadi District due to continued military operations in Heet and Kubaisa.
UNICEF is contributing to an ongoing Vulnerability Assessment that will provide data on the magnitude and locations of malnutrition cases countrywide, and will identify water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) needs among the affected population.
The number of ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine showed a marked increase in April, in comparison to previous months. On 16 April for example, as many as 4,000 violations were recorded throughout eastern Ukraine. On 27 April, a mortar attack on the Olenivka checkpoint (Donetsk region or oblast) killed five civilians and injured another eight.
• UNICEF requires US$15,5 million for the response targeting 250,000 children and adolescents in the hardest hit municipalities. The current funding gap is US$ 11 million.
• UNICEF and partners (FEPP, DYA and Plan International) have set up the first four temporary education and protection spaces for 6,000 children and adolescents (three in Pedernales and one in Jama) on Monday 9th May.
On 11 April, newly elected Central African President Faustin Archange Touadera signed a decree forming the new government under the leadership of Prime Minister Simplice Mathieu Sarandji.
There have been peaceful localized protests in response, and grievances have been expressed by Ex-Seleka factions.
• The polio National Immunization Days (NIDs) of April 2016 have so far reached 2,601,535 children nationwide (87 per cent of the target), with delays in implementation in six counties in the conflict affected states, namely, Pibor, Pochalla, Khorflus, Ulang, Mundri East and Mundri West. In addition, to implement the global switch from tOPV to bOPV, UNICEF supported transportation and distribution of 434,000 doses of bOPV to the seven stable states and 16 accessible counties out of 33 in the conflictaffected states.
A national polio vaccination campaign reached some four million children with vital polio vaccinations and vitamin A in 89 high risk localities across fifteen states.
The water provision through water trucking in Sortony, North Darfur, has been increased to an average of 254,000 litres of water per day (13 litres of water per person per day) which is an increase of 32 per cent when compared with the last week of March.
• In April, a nationwide cessation of hostilities began and a new round of peace talks started with high hopes for further steps towards the long-waited peace in Yemen. UNICEF and partners welcome the agreement and expanded the humanitarian response in previously active conflict areas namely; Taiz, Sa’ada, Al Jawf, Marib and Al Bayda including education assessment in Taiz and Sa’ada.
This report highlights the key UNICEF C4D interventions during the response phase of the 2015 earthquakes. It explains how UNICEF worked at the national and local level with key stakeholders to meet the information and communication needs of affected families and communities.
• The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit the northwestern part of Ecuador in the evening of 16 April 2016 is currently considered the biggest disaster to hit the Latin American region since the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 (OCHA).
• UNICEF and humanitarian partners require US$23 million for their response as part of the $72.7 million appeal launched by the UN and partners targeting 350,000 affected people.
§ An estimated 1.42 million people are affected (including 756,000 children) by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila. There are an estimated 95,877 Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) caseloads in the 7 most affected provinces, with 44,511 cases of SAM registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.
Nationally, 7,058 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted to therapeutic treatment programmes since December 2015. Almost 17% (1,162) of these admissions took place in emergency response districts where active nutrition screening is taking place. In these same districts the number of children admitted for SAM treatment has more than doubled from 364 during the period January 2015 to March 2015 to 834 during the period January 2016 to March 2016 (these figures exclude referrals and transfers).
The security situation continued to deteriorate throughout March with intense armed clashes in Donetsk, Horlivka and Mariupol areas in particular. This had a negative impact on the water and electricity supply to vulnerable people in eastern Ukraine; the number of causalities has also increased.
In March, 7 incidents were registered in Diffa region with 22 casualties (16 civilians), including 3 girls between ages 12-15 with explosive belts who were killed by security forces before they were able to detonate their explosives.
· More than one million people – 20 percent of them children under the age of 5 – have now received life-saving assistance from UNICEF, WFP and their partners in South Sudan through 82 joint emergency missions to communities hardest-hit by conflict. As the long rainy season begins, UNICEF and WFP will continue to reach remote communities. The agencies are also working to establish or reopen, wherever possible, permanent humanitarian services to communities who are without access to food, healthcare, nutrition, education and clean water.
JUBA - More than one million people – 20 percent of them children under the age of 5 – have now received life-saving assistance from UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and their partners in South Sudan through 82 joint emergency missions to communities hardest-hit by conflict.
An earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit in the Northwest part of Ecuador in the evening of April 16th, 2016.
Six most affected provinces have been declared in emergency and remain under red alert: Manabí, Esmeraldas,
Guayas, Santa Elena, Santo Domingo and Los Ríos, with Manabí being the hardest hit.
The worst hit Canton of Pedernales has been declared "disaster zone".