HUMAN RESOURCES: SCALING UP OF UNICEF PRESENCE IN THE FIELD
• One UNICEF focal point in Diffa since 2013, in charge of monitoring UNICEF emergency response at sub-national level.
• HR support from Maradi Zonal Office and Niamey Office in Health, Nutrition, Protection, WASH, Education, Communication.
• Child Protection support from the Child Protection Rapid Response Team to coordinate the Child Protection sub Cluster.
Displacement of families continues as clashes take place throughout the country, with 18 of Yemen’s 22 governorates now affected.
UNICEF successfully airlifted nearly 92 tons of urgent nnutrition, health and WASH supplies in two shipments to Sana’a airport on 10 and 14 April for distribution to partners working throughout the country including in Aden. The two shipments will provide health supplies sufficient for at least 250,000 people for 3 months, and meet the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of at least 56,000 people.
No new confirmed cases were reported from Liberia in the past week.
Situation of displaced people in Lake region in numbers
18,889 TOTAL NUMBER OF NIGERIAN REFUGEES; 4,909 REGISTERED AND LIVING IN DAR ES SALAM SITE (UNHCR, 9 APRIL 2015)
14,500 TOTAL NUMBER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPS) (OCHA, MARCH 2015)
8,500 ESTIMATED NUMBER OF CHADIAN RETURNEES (LOCAL AUTHORITIES, MARCH 2015)
68,000 ESTIMATED AFFECTED POPULATION IN 5 MOST AFFECTED PREFECTURES (OCHA, MARCH 2015)
For the fifth consecutive week, the number of confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases continued to decline in Sierra Leone with nine cases recorded in the week to 5 April 2015, the lowest numbers since May 2014.
The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 3,089 this week, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases climbed to 3,515. The number of new confirmed cases of Ebola more than halved to 21 cases compared with 55 cases the previous week.
The number of confirmed deaths from Ebola rose to 1,919, with a total of 2,333 confirmed, suspected and probable deaths.
The Children’s Forum was held in Bangui on 12-13 March, attended by approximately 500 children, government officials, civil society members, and international partner agencies. The Forum aimed at ensuring that the voices and concerns of children will be heard during the Bangui Forum in April and embodied a message of hope for the future of the children of CAR.
• 17,105 children (69 per cent of target) have been immunized for measles in Shefa, Sanma and Tafea Provinces, Vanuatu. The immunization campaign (measles and rubella) continues on Tanna.
• Participants in a UNICEF-supported orientation produced eight books for children and 10 posters for children and caregivers on psychosocial support.
• Approximately 10,000 affected children to be reached in Tafea Province through Ministry of Education & Training with UNICEF education supplies this week.
Communiqué de presse conjoint
BANGUI, République centrafricaine, 8 avril 2015 - Le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations-Unies (PAM), et les Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), ont accueilli une contribution de 12 millions de dollars US du Gouvernement du Japon afin de fournir une assistance humanitaire vitale à la population les plus vulnérables en République centrafricaine (R.C.A.).
The security situation continues to deteriorate in Yemen with no signs of abating. As of 5 April, WHO estimates that 614 people have been killed and 2,038 injured by violence (including 77 children killed and 44 injured between 26 March and 6 April).
Sudan reported 156 cases of measles during week 14 bringing the total number of measles cases during 2015 to 1697 cases.
Total number of deaths is 22 with (CFR: 1.3%)
The total number of outbreak localities increased to 31 localities in 14 states.
So far, 3015 suspected measles cases (with 1697 confirmed) have been reported from 31 localities in 14 states of Sudan.
• According to Meteorological Services Department, due to moisture stress and prolonged dry spells experienced in March 2015 in many parts of the country, crops were reported to be wilting and some drying pre-maturely raising fears of crop production failure and household food availability problems in the 2015/16 consumption season.
• Meanwhile, the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) indicates that some 616,000 additional people will require food aid until mid-year as a result of the flood disaster.
BANGUI - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), have welcomed a contribution of US$12 million from the Government of Japan to provide vital humanitarian relief to the most vulnerable people living in the Central African Republic (C.A.R.).
12,220 children have been immunized for measles in Shefa and Sanma Provinces. The immunisation campaign (measles and rubella) will be expanded to Tanna.
60 health, education and justice professional, artists, photographers and designers participate in orientation on psycho-social support for children with UNICEF support
23 % of the affected population reached with hygiene kits through cluster coordination led by the government with UNICEF support
According to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case is 8,547 with 3,444 deaths as of 31 March 2015
The number of confirmed Ebola cases continued to decline in Sierra Leone with 25 cases recorded in the week to 29 March 2015, the lowest numbers since June 2014.
No new confirmed cases were reported from Liberia in the week to 29 March 2015.
The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 3,068 this week, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases climbed to 3,492. The number of confirmed deaths from Ebola rose to 1,900, with a total of 2,314 confirmed, suspected and probable deaths.
On 28 March 2015, Guinea’s president unveiled a 45-day plan containing 10 specific initiatives to end Ebola.
10,865 children have been immunized for measles in Shefa and Sanma Provinces
2,572 children in Shefa Province now have access to temporary learning spaces through UNICEF support
6,400 children across four provinces to be registered through UNICEF support to the Government
2,300 people on Epi and Emae Islands in Shefa Province have access to water through UNICEF support