The State of Emergency has been extended to 15 October 2016 in Manabi and Esmeraldas provinces.
3,279 children in 14 schools received essential educational and recreational materials in Pedernales in collaboration with Plan International.
Upwards of 4,000 people (80% of inhabitants) now have access to safe water thanks to the UNICEF donation of a pumping station in Flavio Alfaro.
• 7,500 women and children will benefit from 15 boreholes drilled out of the planned 20 boreholes in Bidibidi settlement, Yumbe district.
• 3,465 caregivers of vulnerable children aged 0-23 months are accessing infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the refugee hosting districts.
• 20,296 and 40,192 children have been immunized against polio and measles respectively.
• Hostilities escalated dramatically across the country after the suspension of the UN-backed peace talks in Kuwait, claiming civilian lives and leaving heavily damaged civilian infrastructure. Airstrikes resumed in the north of the country and in the capital Sana’a, and ground fighting continued in Taiz, Marib, Al Jawf and Sana’a. Humanitarian access and operations were seriously affected.
As of 17 August, there were 3,344,154 internally displaced persons (557,359 families) across 105 districts and 3,823 locations in Iraq, and 852,390 returnees (142,065 families). At least 47 per cent of these are children under 18.
In August, the RRM Consortium co-led by UNICEF and WFP distributed 28,130 RRM kits as immediate response benefiting 136,236 vulnerable people newlydisplaced by conflict.
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• On 11 August, forces loyal to the Presidential Council and Government of National Accord announced significant advances in the fight against the Islamic State in the city of Sirte. The UN and its partners estimate that 120,000 people are affected by the conflict with around 60 per cent (72,000 people) in need of humanitarian assistance and protection, including 32,000 children. Government officials in Sirte have voiced their concerns about widespread buried mines in the city, making it difficult for returnees to settle in the city.
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The Fiji Government held a series of lessons learned workshops for the overall response that culminated in a national workshop attended by partners involved in the humanitarian response. The Education and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) clusters also held their separate lessons learned review workshops.
UNICEF completed its internal After Action Review.
A school-feeding programme is running in 38 schools in worstaffected areas, benefitting nearly 6,000 students.
• Since early June, more than 200,000 people are affected by heavy rains and flooding, with at least 108,000 children. The most affected states are Kassala,
South Darfur, Al Gezira, Sennar, West Kordofan, Gedaref, South Kordofan and White Nile.
UNICEF’s drought response focuses on WASH and Nutrition aimed at complementing the Government and HCT-supported interventions.
UNICEF has screened 26,096 children for acute malnutrition through UNICEF supported health and nutrition mobile brigades in August.
UNICEF supported the treatment of 489 new cases of children with SAM in August.
UNICEF trained and supported 31 health and nutrition mobile brigades which continue community outreach through nutrition screening, assessments and referrals.
• Twenty new districts with high GAM levels (5% and above) have been prioritized for nutrition emergency response based on the ZimVAC assessment report of July 2016. In the month of July, 529 children were admitted for SAM treatment in the 20 districts, this brings the number of children aged 6-59 months treated for SAM in the 20 Districts to a cumulative total of 3,947.
During the month of August, 235 cases (119 children under 15 years) of cholera and 25 deaths (including 8 children) were reported - a 7.9% fatality rate.
On 13 August, MINUSCA forces stopped a convoy of approximately 35 heavily armed men (including ex-Seleka) 50 km south of Sibut that had departed Bangui late on 12 August, exchanging fire with authorities through several checkpoints.
UNICEF, together with the Federal Government of Somalia, donors and partners, launched the Situation Analysis of Children in Somalia 2016 in Mogadishu. The report consists of comprehensive data and analysis on the state of Somali children, as well as recommendations crucial to support UNICEF’s work of fulfilling the rights of all Somali children and positive trends in child survival and development.
The Diffa region continues to be affected by the Nigeria crises, with 6 attacks in July. Attacks included the looting of a WFP warehouse, an ambush to army patrol killing 5 soldiers and a major attack at the end of July to two villages on Lake Chad islands, with over 90 civilians estimated to have been executed and over 10 reported kidnapped.
UNICEF, in collaboration with the Playing for Change Foundation and the Ecuadorian band Cocoa Roots, provided psychosocial support to children and adolescents in Chamanga (Esmeraldas). Craig Woodson, Playing for Change facilitator, developed instruments with recycled material in a workshop with 20 children and adolescents and ten teachers, an activity in a regional initiative that seeks to promote children’s right to participate in cultural and artistic activities and to strengthen their role as agents of change.
• As of 22 July, there were 3,369,252 people displaced across 105 districts and 3,823 locations in Iraq, increased by 1 per cent since 22 June. In addition there are 796,758 returnees, with significant numbers in Salah al Din, Anbar, Diyala, and Ninewa governorates. Overall, the figure increased by 6 per cent within the same period. At least 47 per cent of these are children under 18.