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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report, 19th – 25th August 2014

Highlights

  • After temporary disruption of most ongoing water trucking activities in the North of Iraq, due to armed conflict, UNICEF is supporting the Dahuk Water Directorate with the daily provision of 67 water trucks across Dahuk Governorate, serving 80,500 IDPs in schools, settlements, unfinished buildings, and within the host communities.

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Liberia + 7 others
Sub-Regional Response to the Ebola Outbreak As of 25 August 2014

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

26 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS AFFECTED BY EBOLA (EVD)

4.5 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER 5 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

5.8 MILLION CHILDREN AGED 10-19 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• In Liberia, in addition to social mobilization, health and hygiene promotion activities, UNICEF is working with government and NGO partners to develop psychosocial services for families affected by Ebola, and to establish a system of identification and care of children orphaned by Ebola.

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UNICEF Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report, 21 August 2014

Highlights

  • As of 21 August 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 607 cases and6 deaths. Ebola confirmed cases and deaths have risen to43 and64 , respectively .

  • As of August 22, 103 children (0 - 18 years) were among the cases (76 confirmed, 23 probable, 4 suspected) ; 70 have died.

  • In August, t he disease spread to s everal new area s including Nzérékoré and Yomou in the South and Siguiri, close to the border with Mali.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #37, 20 - 26 August 2014

Highlights

  • Further heavy rains in Bentiu have meant that most PoCs are now flooded, with people moved from PoC4 to PoC6 where the flooding has been less severe. It has become difficult to find dry land on which latrines can be established. While access to safe water through boreholes and water treatment plants have been maintained, the flooding has caused further latrines to collapse, meaning that there is now one latrine for every 100 people, compared to one latrine for 72 people before the flooding began.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly Update (18-24 August 2014)

Highlights

Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases is 935 (160 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 341 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 36.5% (24 August 2014).

  • Of the Ebola confirmed cases around 22% are children (0-17 years).

  • Seventy eight (78) patients are currently admitted at the Kenema and Kailahun Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 236 (survivors).

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 25 August 2014

Highlights

  • 26 August will mark the 50th day of the current escalation in the Gaza-Israel conflict that has seen almost 500 children killed. An average of 10 children per day have been killed since 8 July.

  • 89 Gazan families have been killed in during the conflict.

  • Since the expiration of the five-day ceasefire and the resumption of hostilities on 19 August, at least 28 Palestinian children and one Israeli child were killed. In the past 48 hours alone, an additional nine Palestinian children were killed throughout Gaza.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report, 12 – 18 August 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF, in partnership with WHO and the MoH, conducted the national polio campaign from August 10th till August 17th in 12 governorates of Iraq. Areas that have recently experienced violence, including the city of Mosul and Anbar Governorate, have implemented the campaign successfully and reached a minimum of 3,482,092 children under 5 years of age (final numbers to be confirmed).

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UNICEF and Jawwal reach more than half a million people in Gaza with life-saving and child protection messages

Jerusalem, 21 August 2014 – In partnership with Jawwal telecommunications company, UNICEF has reached 550,000 people in Gaza with life-saving and child protection SMS text messages, with the hope of increasing the number of daily messages to 100,000. These messages aim at reducing child injury and death, decreasing psychosocial distress and increasing protection of children from abuse.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #36, 13 – 19 August 2014

Highlights

  • There has been heavy fighting in Bentiu this week, including very close to the PoCs. The fighting is slowing the humanitarian response in the area, and has stopped supply movements, including essential supplies such as therapeutic foods to treat acute malnutrition.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #24, Issued on 10 August 2014

Highlights

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

• July was Nutrition month focusing on ‘Nutrition in Emergencies’. A high-level Nutrition Summit brought together more than 300 members of congress, policy makers and key nutrition players.

• On 15 July, Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) struck the Philippines with limited impact in Haiyan affected areas. UNICEF supported Government preparedness and response, including evacuation of 1,000 families.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic: Update - 17 August 2014

Highlights

Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases is 775 (105 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 297 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 38.3% (17 August 2014).

  • Of the Ebola confirmed cases 22% are children (0-17 years).

  • One Hundred and twenty one (121) patients are currently admitted at the Kenema and Kailahun Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 215 (survivors).

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In Nigeria, a message for maternal and child health

By Blessing Ejiofor

In Nigeria, UNICEF and partners are promoting maternal, newborn and child health services through mobile phone messages sent to mothers in their local language.

EPE, Nigeria, 15 August 2014 – As her number is called out, Nike Kolawole stands up and straps her 2-year-old son to her back and walks over to the nurse.

The nurse registers her for antenatal care and gives her folate tablets, as well as vitamin A and deworming tablets for her son, Samuel, who is also tested for malaria.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #35, 6 – 12 August 2014

Highlights

 The living situation for families displaced to Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites (pictured above) continues to deteriorate due to heavy rains and flooding. The conditions have slowed many humanitarian efforts in the sites. Progress in draining the site remains slow as the PoC is situated on low, flat land.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #15, 8 August 2014

Highlights

• The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine is worsening with further damage to electricity and water supply system, infrastructure and public buildings, including schools.

• 117schoolsarepartiallyorcompletelydestroyedin Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

• TheParliamentCommissionerforHumanRightsandthe Ministry of Education and Science in cooperation with UNICEF facilitated the Coordination Forum to ensure safe access to education for children affected by the conflict.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly update (3-10 August 2014)

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Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases is 652 (112 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 240 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 36.8% (9 August 2014).

  • Ninety seven (97) patients are currently admitted at the Kenema and Kailahun Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 175 (survivors).

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly update of 3rd August 2014

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Summary

  • The cumulative number of Laboratory confirmed cases are 540, while confirmed death is 198 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 36.7%.

  • Seventy four (74) patients are currently admitted at the Kenema & Kailahun Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 143.

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

Highlights

  • 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-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly update of 27th July 2014

Summary

  • The cumulative number of Laboratory confirmed cases are 458 whiles confirmed death is 153 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 33.4% (26/07/14).

  • Eighty two (82) patients are currently admitted at the Kailahun and Kenema Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 116.

  • Total number of contacts listed is 1435: Kailahun (728), Kenema (449), Port Loko (52), Kambia (10), Bo (79), Bombali (24), Bonthe (21) and Western Area (72). 547 have completed 21 days and are dropped off from follow up.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #14 - 25 July 2014

Highlights

  • 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.