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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report (01 August - 30 September 2014) [EN/FR]

Highlights

  • Ebola: an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease was declared by the DRC Minister of Health on August 24, 2014, in a remote rural area in north-western Equateur province’s Boende health zone (HZ). As of 18 October there were 68 cases of which 2 suspected, 28 likely and 38 confirmed. There have been 49 deaths total, of which 28 likely and 21 confirmed. There are currently 2 patients in isolation in Lokolia. Since the declaration of the outbreak, UNICEF has joined efforts with the Government and partners to rapidly respond (details, p. 8).

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 9, September 2014

Highlights

  • More than 7,751 suspected measles cases have been reported in 2014 with thousands of unvaccinated Somali children at risk of disability or death. UNICEF will vaccinate 520,000 children under-5 in the outbreak areas of Lower Juba, Banadir and Puntland in October. UNICEF seeks funding for a national campaign to vaccinate 5 million children under-15.

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In Burundi, ten thousand voices and counting

In Burundi, where infrastructure challenges abound, making sure children and young people can speak up about the issues they face can be an enormous challenge.

And in Burundi, making sure children can speak up means not only fulfilling a basic right of theirs, it’s also very logical. Youth under 18 make up 51% of the population here – meaning the average Burundian is a child.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #44, 8 - 21 October 2014

Highlights

  • The Social Mobilization Campaign for mass screening of children under 5 for malnutrition in Juba County was officially launched on 14 October, with screening, referral and treatment now currently ongoing. The Social Mobilization Campaign, part of the Joint WFP-UNICEF Nutrition Scale Up, is spearheaded by the State Ministry of Health with support from UNICEF. This campaign aims to screen 590,175 children under 5 years old for malnutrition in Juba County, Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrap States.

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In Sierra Leone, getting back to school – on the airwaves

By Yolanda Romero

With schools closed throughout the country as a result of the Ebola epidemic, Sierra Leone is bringing the classroom into students’ homes through the use of educational radio broadcasts.

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Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report 16 September - 13 October 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Highlights

  • Heightened insecurity in northern Syria has resulted in fresh displacement of Syrian refugees into Turkey and Iraq, as well as internal displacement inside Syria. The insecurity has impacted on the humanitarian situation in northern Syria, limiting access. Meanwhile the Syrian civil war continues unabated, as witnessed by explosions near two elementary schools in Homs city on 1st October killing 29 children and injuring 37 more.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report 7th - 13th October 2014

Highlights

  • During the reporting period, an estimated 180,000 people have been internally displaced from Heet City and surrounding areas in Anbar Governorate .

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UNICEF - Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #56, 15 October 2014

Highlights

  • Since the UNICEF SitRep of 11 October 2014, 320 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola and 4 new deaths were added to the official totals for Liberia.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period 9 - 15 October 2014

Highlights

  • As of 15 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 2,977. The number of confirmed deaths is 932 with 571 survivors.*

  • Of the EVD confirmed cases, around 22% are children and youth (0-17 years). To date, 1,965 children have been identified as being affected by the Ebola crisis (972 girls and 993 boys), including 568 children who have been orphaned.**

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In Nigeria, texting to prevent Ebola

By Geoffrey Njoku

A text messaging communications platform developed by UNICEF has become a vital source of information in preventing the spread of Ebola in Nigeria.

ABUJA, Nigeria, 13 October, 2014 – When the recent outbreak of Ebola virus was first reported in Nigeria, Nne Orji was one of many Nigerians who took baths in saltwater, believing that it would help keep her safe from the disease. She even drank from the salt solution – a mythical cure that has cost the lives of a number of people.

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UNICEF Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Humanitarian Situation Report #26, Issued on 10 October 2014

Highlights

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

  • September was National Mass Immunization Month. UNICEF and WHO supported the Department of Health to vaccinate 13 million children under 5 years in the Philippines. UNICEF provided 3 million doses of measles-rubella vaccine, 1.2 million doses of polio vaccine and $7.8 million in cold chain equipment.

Situation overview & humanitarian needs

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period 29 September - 8 October 2014

Highlights

  • As of 7 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 2,492. The number of confirmed deaths is 703 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 28.2 percent (based on confirmed cases).*

  • Of the EVD confirmed cases, around 22% are children and youth (0-17 years), approximately 549 children. To date, 1,480 children have been identified as affected by the Ebola crisis (737 girls and 743 boys).**

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Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report - 3 October 2014

Highlights

  • On 15 September MINUSCA officially took over from MISCA;

  • On 22 September, five Muslims were killed by anti-Balaka in the Sibut area while accompanying a truck of cattle to Bangui;

  • CAR government’s decision to prevent the entry to people from Ebola affected countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria) remains effective;

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #19, 07 October 2014

Highlights

Despite ceasefire and a 9-point memorandum signed by the parties on 19 September, serious ceasefire violations are reported daily and shelling has intensified in parts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. As a result, children continue to suffer from the protracted conflict.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #41, 24 September - 07 October 2014

Highlights

522,000 people in remote and hard to reach areas, including over 108,000 children under 5, have been reached by the 26 joint UNICEF-WFP rapid response missions to date. 4 RRM missions are currently taking place as follows:

  • Kamel, Canal county , Jonglei (Nile Hope)

  • Pagil, Ayod county, Jonglei (UNICEF/COSV)

  • Gum, Nasir county, Upper Nile (UNICEF/UNKEA)

  • Ulang, Ulang county, Upper Nile (UNICEF/Goal)

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UNICEF China – Situation Report 3: Yunnan Earthquake

LATEST ASSESSMENT NUMBERS

The final death toll in the region is 617. Among the reported deaths, 526 were in Ludian County and 78 in Qiaojia County. The quake also caused one death in Zhaotong City and another 12 in Huize County. In addition to the deaths, 112 people are still missing and 3,143 were injured. Additionally, more than 80,000 houses collapsed, 129,100 houses were seriously damaged and 466,100 houses were moderately damaged.

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Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report 23rd – 29th September 2014

Highlights

• 18,642 IDPs benefited from UNICEF’s Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) within last week. UNICEF’s partners NRC, Mercy Corps, DRC, Save the Children and ACTED distributed urgently needed relief items including bottled water, buckets, high-energy biscuits and hygiene kits to IDPs with immediate needs in targeted locations including Zakho, Daquq and Kirkuk Districts in Dahuk and Kirkuk Governorates.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, August 2014

Highlights

SECURITY ATTACKS AND NIGERIAN REFUGEES - Targeted kidnappings and armed attacks by Boko Haram are on the rise, particularly since May 2014. A total of 24,182 Nigerian refugees have arrived in Northern Cameroon this year, with an estimated 13,921 Nigerian refugees in Minawao refugee camp.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period 22-28 September 2014

Highlights

  • In an attempt to curb the spread of Ebola, almost half of Sierra Leone’s 6.34 million population is under quarantine after the President’s announcement on 24 September 2014 to add the districts of Port Loko, Bombali, and Moyamba. Kailahun and Kenema are also under quarantine.

  • As of 28 September, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 2,000; (360 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 568 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 28.4 percent (based on confirmed cases).*

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, August 5, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian assistance in four regions of Cameroon – the Far North, North, Adamawa and the East – which have been facing recurring emergencies.