• In Syria, between 17 May and 28 May 2015, more than 305,600 children wrote the grade 9 national exam, across 2,310 schools or centers countrywide.
• In Jordan, through UNICEF partners the Makani-My Space integrated approach, offering alternative education, psychosocial support services and life skills training has been implemented in 145 locations nationwide targeting vulnerable children and youth.
5,381 children have been issued with a new birth certificate
70 service providers from churches in Port Vila participated in two Child Protection in Emergency trainings
141 children and youths participated in psychological support sessions on Pentecost
An additional 1,426 children aged between 6 and 59 months have received micronutrient powder in Malempa, Shefa and Tafea Provinces, bringing the total to 1,767
Two WASH ‘lessons learned’ workshops completed
In the week to 21 June 2015, there were eight confirmed Ebola cases, down from 14 cases the previous week. Cases came from the districts of Port Loko (4), Western Area (2) and Kambia (2).
The first week of the National Ebola Response Centre’s ‘Operation Northern Push’ in the hotspot districts of Port Loko and Kambia (north-west Sierra Leone) saw a major increase in social mobilization activities, screening checkpoints and services to more than a thousand people in quarantined homes and communities.
There were 12 new confirmed cases of Ebola this week, up from 10 last week. There were five cases each in Forécariah and Dubréka, and one each in Boké and Conakry.
The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 3,257, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases increased to 3,718. The number of confirmed deaths from Ebola rose to 2,030 with a total of 2,473 confirmed, suspected and probable deaths.
An early-June flare up in violence further aggravated the dire humanitarian conditions of children and communities in affected areas.
As result of the recent hostilities and continued shelling, more than 500,000 people – including an estimated 75,000 children – across the contact line in conflict-affected areas have been experiencing a critical water crisis.
Situation in numbers
53,936 Nigerian refugees, Chadians IDPs and returnees (OCHA, June 2015)
1,496 children under 5 with severe acute malnutrition admitted in nutritional centers in Lake Region (UNICEF, April 2015)
In the week to 14 June 2015, there were 14 confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases, down from 15 cases the previous week. Cases came from the districts of Port Loko (8) and Kambia (6).
As of 16 June 2015, there have been a total of 8,651 people who have contracted EVD in Sierra Leone, of whom 3,556 have lost their lives. 19,030 children have been directly affected by the Ebola crisis, nearly half of whom have lost one or both parents.
There were 10 newly confirmed cases of Ebola this week, down from 16 last week. There were three cases in Forécariah, four in Dubréka, two in Boké and one Conakry.
The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 3,249 this week, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases increased to 3,678. The number of confirmed deaths from Ebola rose to 2,025 with a total of 2,444 confirmed, suspected and probable deaths.
• Renewed fighting over the past two months has cut off 750,000 people in Greater Upper Nile from humanitarian assistance and forced approximately 150,000 people to flee their homes, many to extremely remote areas. UNICEF, with FAO, IOM, WFP, IRC and partners, and with the critical support of the Logistics cluster and OCHA, has undertaken an emergency airlift operation to deliver 4,500 survival kits, containing lifesaving supplies, to IDPs in hard-to-reach areas of Unity State.
WASH Cluster has provided 68,650 people, (UNICEF contribution 46,324 people), with sufficient water of appropriate quality for drinking, cooking and maintaining personal hygiene
WASH Cluster has reached 69,474 people with sanitation and hygiene supplies (UNICEF contribution 38,585 people), and 76,024 people with hygiene and promotion (UNICEF contribution of over 70,000 people) - exceeding the target of 70,000
In the week to 7 June 2015, there were 15 confirmed Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases, up from 12 cases the previous week and the second week-on-week rise. Cases came from Port Loko district (10) and Kambia (5).
As of 8 June 2015, there have been a total of 8,636 people who have contracted EVD in Sierra Leone, of whom 3,549 have lost their lives. 19,030 children have been directly affected by the Ebola crisis, nearly half of whom have lost one or both parents.
The humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to worsen, particularly in the most conflict affected governorates. The health system has further deteriorated nation-wide, with an estimated 15.2 million people in need of basic health care due to the ongoing conflict and lack of fuel.
Since April, an outbreak of dengue fever is feared to have affected over 4,000 people, while measles outbreaks are being investigated.
On the night of 4th-02-2015. Unidentified armed group of Men people attacked Tore-Wandi Boma of Bangolo Payam in Mundri County in Western Equatoria State.
According to the IDPs in Bangolo, the attackers shot to death a total of 5 persons. 4 of the dead were civilians and consisting of 1 male child, 1 male youth and 2 adult men, while 1of the attackers wearing Military uniform and in possession of basic essential consumable goods (sugar, soap, etc was among the dead, probably hit by a stray bullet from his fellow attackers.
Highlights (4- 16 June)
**The total number of Burundian refugees has now reached 33,871*
Health-related activities are expanding including UNICEF supported vaccination drives against measles and polio at reception centres where there are in excess of 5,000 people, more than half of them children
Provision of water supply in the Mahama refugee camp still remains a challenge due to limited capacity of the existing community water supply system
Global response in 2014
UNICEF and partners responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries in 2014. This includes large-scale Level 3 responses for the crises in the Central African Republic, Iraq, the Philippines, South Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Some of the major highlights from 2014 include:
• UNICEF Country Offices responded to 294 humanitarian situations of varying scales in 98 countries. This includes the response to six Level 3 emergencies;
There were 16 newly confirmed cases of Ebola this week, up from 13 last week. Eight cases were in Forécariah, three were in Kindia, two each in Dubréka and Conakry, and there was one in Boké. The two cases in the capital, both in Matoto, were the first since the week beginning 20 April 2015.
More than 10,000 people have been newly displaced as a result of a Boko Haram attack on Niger from Lake Chad at the end of April and the resulting Niger military operations in the area. The Governor of Diffa called on the population to leave the targeted area. The newly displaced remain a highly mobile population, with thousands in hard to reach islands.
Situation of displaced people in North-East in numbers
1,160,781 Total number of internally displaced people living in host communities (Source: IOM, April 2015)
140,982 Total number of internally displaced people living in camps (Source: IOM, April 2015)
42 Number of IDP camps in Yobe, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba of which 32 are in the North-East (Source: IOM, April 2015)
· There has been no improvement in the humanitarian situation in Yemen. Much of the population continues to struggle with power and water supply outages, lack of gas and fuel, and limited telecommunication services. The nation’s health system has come to a near halt in the most affected parts of the country. In Taiz Governorate, for instance, all public health centres are closed.
On 9 June, UNICEF, OCHA, WFP and UNHAS, teamed up with the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) and District Child Welfare (DCWB) to rescue 61 children stranded in a remote monastery in Gorkha District. The children were airlifted by helicopter to Durali, where UNICEF and the DCWB worked to register children and place them in a transit center.
UNICEF in partnership with Environment and Public Health Organization reached 2,106 people by installing a 30,000L bladder tank installed in Kamalamai municipality in Sindhuli District.