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26 Mar 2017 description
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· With 17.1 million food-insecure people in Yemen - 7.3 million of them in need of emergency food assistance to survive – the country is currently on the brink of famine. 462,000 children under 5 are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition and require immediate assistance.

23 Mar 2017 description
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  • On 31 January 2017, UNICEF launched the Southern Africa El Niño/La Niña Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal. The HAC requirement for Swaziland is US$2.74 million in 2017, which is currently 32 per cent funded.

23 Mar 2017 description
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  • The currentrainy season (November to April 2017) has brought steady rainfall and relieved some effects of El Niño, but has resulted in flooding, school closures and the relocation of 1,092 people, especially in the northern regions. The Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry (MAWF) have warned of possible flooding in north-central Namibia. Regional institutions have been alerted and are putting contingency measures in place.

22 Mar 2017 description
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  • UNICEF has revised its humanitarian strategy for 2017 to focus on immediate life-saving measures needed to advert famine. UNICEF has revised its Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) requirements for Somalia from US$66.1 million to US$147.9 million to meet the increased humanitarian needs of children due to the rapidly deteriorating drought situation which is now affecting most of the country.

22 Mar 2017 description
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· More than 242,164 children have been affected by floods and landslides in Peru during the rainy season that began in January that thus far have affected 727,217 people who have lost their homes and belongings. In terms of infrastructure, 178km of roads and 13 bridges have been destroyed, with another 270km of roads and 44 bridges affected.

22 Mar 2017 description
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  • In Ouaka Prefecture, FPRC coalition has taken control of the most important UPC strongholds outside Bambari. The UNICEF-led RRM is responding to the displacement all around Bambari area. UNICEF Bambari and humanitarian actors in place set a Contingency Plan covering at least 15,000 additional IDPs.

18 Mar 2017 description
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  • Madagascar’s “forgotten crisis” continues. The January 2017 nutrition assessment of children under 59 months indicated a deterioration as compared to the last quarter of 2016, as expected given the current period of the lean season. Current estimates for 2017 are that 35,000 children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition (21,750 alone in the South).

16 Mar 2017 description
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  • Flare ups of violence in and around Avdiivka and the city of Donetsk continued to affect the centralised water supply, electricity and heating systems, with 1.8 million people, including approximately 252,000 children, on both sides of the ‘contact line’ at risk for days.

  • Due to the surge in fighting, at least 10 educational facilities were damaged and 17 closed, which is affecting the learning of approximately 5,000 children on both sides of the ‘contact line’.

15 Mar 2017 description

Since December 2013, South Sudan has been the scene of an on-going conflict between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to ex-vice president Riek Machar. In July 2016, armed fighting escalated and ethnic tensions rose drastically amid a sharply deteriorating food security situation, triggering an increasing number of refugees fleeing to neighboring countries.

14 Mar 2017 description
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  • Military operations to re-take western parts of Mosul city started on 19 February 2017. The UN estimates that around 750,000 civilians are still residing in the western section of the city. Humanitarian actors are deeply concerned about the situation of civilians, including 412,000 children.

  • Since 19 February, more than 31,500 people (14,800 children) are newlydisplaced from West Mosul. The majority of people have been directed into new IDP camps in south Ninewa.

09 Mar 2017 description
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  • By the end of January 2017, 1,123 children aged 0-59 months had been treated for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the 20 priority districts with high global acute malnutrition (GAM) levels of 5% and above.

09 Mar 2017 description
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  • For the first time since April 2010 access was granted to Belle El Sereif locality in East Jebel Marra. An inter-agency assessment estimated the number of displaced children at 8,385.

  • Following up on the newly accessible area in the locality of Kurmuk in Blue Nile State,
    UNICEF is now implementing priority programmes in integrated nutrition where MUAC screening is covering 6 highly populated communities where there are functioning outpatient treatment centers (OTPs). .

09 Mar 2017 description
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  • In January, a total of 1,158,442 children were screened for malnutrition through an active case finding campaign, supported by UNICEF. Of which, 24,194 (21,685 Moderate Acute Malnutrition and 2,507 Severe Acute Malnutrition) were referred for further management. In comparison, a total of 1,072,300 children were screened in December 2016.

08 Mar 2017 description

CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA - El Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (PMA) y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) organizan un taller con el objetivo de fortalecer las capacidades logísticas y de coordinación de los actores humanitarios en escenarios de emergencia, y en preparación para futuras emergencias.

08 Mar 2017 description
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  • Should the 2017 Gu season perform very poorly, and humanitarian assistance not reach populations affected by drought, there is a risk of famine (IPC Phase 5) unfolding in the second half of 2017. As the situation continues to deteriorate, malnutrition is expected to increase with more than 200,000 children expected to become severely malnourished.

08 Mar 2017 description
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Situation in Numbers

3,200,000 total people affected (OCHA-HNO)

1,100,000 /# of children in need of humanitarian assistance (UNICEF)

1,600,000 /# of adults in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA-HNO)

41,421 suspected cholera cases and 447 fatalities (MSPP – 1 Jan to 24 Dec 2016) of which approximately 50 children under five years old (UNICEF)

06 Mar 2017 description
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• Between 17 October 2016 and 29 January 2017 UNICEF has supported delivery of a multi-sectoral emergency response packages, including water treatment tablets and hygiene items for adults and babies, for 514,900 individuals (84,900 families) in re-taken communities in northern Ninewa.

02 Mar 2017 description
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• The crisis in Yemen gives no respite and children are the most affected. In 2017, UNICEF needs US$236.6 million to provide life-saving assistance to 6.9 million children in the most vulnerable communities.

• As famine looms in Yemen, number of children at risk of malnutrition is expected to increase. Currently over 462,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), scaling of nutrition support is urgent and must reach every corner of Yemen.

02 Mar 2017 description
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  • Fighting between Ex-Seleka factions (UPC and FPRC) in Ouham Pende, Haute Kotto and Ouaka prefectures (Bocaranga, Koui, Bria, Bakala and Ippy) have left an estimated 3,700 people displaced.

  • 60% of IDPs (17,000 people) have already left the site of MPoko and relocated in different Bangui neighbourhoods

02 Mar 2017 description
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New York, 01 March 2017 – UNICEF and Telefonica, one of the largest European telecommunication companies, will work together on UNICEF's "Magic Box" initiative – an innovative use of data to inform and plan humanitarian responses to emergency situations.