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.
Yemen’s situation is negatively impacted by halt in the peace negotiation, ongoing hostilities and worsening economic situation. The escalated conflict, higher prices of fuel and basic goods, and a considerable cash shortage are deeply affecting national systems – particularly the health system. Enormous humanitarian needs in Yemen are expected to increase in the coming months.
• 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.
3.7 million people are directly affected by the monsoon flooding in northern and central Bangladesh that claimed around 100 lives; of which 64 % is children
A Humanitarian Response Plan of US$ 13.6 million to assist 130,965 affected people has been released by the Humanitarian Country Team; UNICEF requires US$ 2.3 million and current funding gap is 98%.
The UN and its partners have conducted a workshop to develop a multisectoral emergency response plan to respond to the needs of children and their families affected by the ongoing fighting between the so called Islamic State (IS) and the Government of National Accord led forces in Sirte. Approximately 120,000 people are affected by the conflict with an estimated 60 per cent (72,000 people) in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance and protection; of those, 32,000 are children.
1 Executive Summary
The WASH Cluster objective during the response to the El-Niño induced flood crisis in Ethiopia is to provide access to safe water and appropriate sanitation facilities, including dissemination of hygiene messages to flood affected communities. This objective will contribute to a measurable improvement in WASH-related morbidity and mortality among the affected population through the efficient, effective and timely implementation of emergency WASH and related early recovery programmes.
• 75,842 South Sudanese refugees have now arrived in Uganda since 1 July 2016, with 64 per cent comprising children. 84 per cent of the arrivals are women and children.
520,000 # of children affected out of 2,000,000 # of people affected
600,000 # Hectares of crop damaged
1,750,000 # people lost incomes
52 (18 most affected) # provinces affected out of Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016:
UN funds received: $12.0 million
UNICEF funds received: US$4 million
Funding gap: US$32.5 million
UNICEF is leading the initiative for a proper water use, hygiene, and vector control campaign for official shelters and spontaneous sites. This initiative is coordinated among NGOs, Ministry of Health, National Police, the local cluster and local authorities, targeting more than 10,000 beneficiaries.
Water supply continues to be a large focus of UNICEF support. With the rehabilitation of pipes and the installation of a water pumping system in Cojimíes, more than 600 families will have access to safe water in the following weeks.
• About 14.1 million people in Yemen are facing food insecurity. Life-saving assistance is urgently required to meet immediate food and nutrition needs.
• The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) continues to grow. Over 2.8 million people have fled from their homes due to ongoing conflict. Nearly 765,000 people have so far returned to their homes but are facing harsh living conditions due to loss of livelihoods and damage or destruction of former shelters.
• The 2016 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was launched on 12 July, requesting US$952 million to support 4.6 million people targeted for humanitarian assistance. The plan is 22 per cent funded, with a further US$741 million still needed to support the 2016 humanitarian response.
• Sudan became the first country in the African meningitis belt to introduce meningitis A as part of routine immunisations. This will prevent vulnerable children from contracting the disease and reduce outbreaks.
3.7 million people are directly affected by the monsoon flooding in northern and central Bangladesh that claimed 81 lives; 52 of those are children
Total of 1,520 education institutions are affected by the flood disrupting learning for children
At least 250,000 houses have been destroyed or damaged; 16,770 houses have been completely washed away
10,000 families are benefiting from UNICEF WASH support
According to the Government, approximately 10,000 people have lost their homes and require humanitarian assistance • 164 people remain in shelters, almost half are in Belize City.
Water systems are being restored, however, some rural areas in the Belize district are operating with generators due to lack of electricity.
Flooding remains a concern in many areas such as the Cayo District and Belize River Valley as rivers and dams remain at high levels.
UNICEF and partners have reached over 51,000 displaced and conflict-affected persons, including approximately 20,400 children with safe and sustainable sanitation facilities in Rakhine and Kachin camps and surrounding communities and are empowering displaced persons to manage their own water and sanitation facilities.
UNICEF’s focused advocacy on the release of child soldiers has seen 46 children released from armed groups since January 2016.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
41 # death toll
32,000 # of people affected (Mexican Office of Civil Protection)
2,800 # children can’t attend class
8 # schools affected
UNICEF’s drought response is based on WASH and Nutrition interventions aimed at complementing the Government and Humanitarian Country Team response efforts to the El Niño drought emergency.
• UNICEF and partners have reached over 13,200 people with access to safe water and provided supplies to treat 6,200 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM).
• In the first half of 2016 UNICEF DPRK provided children in urgent need of support with life-saving interventions to improve child health, nutrition and water and sanitation.
• UNICEF has also supported safer storage facilities for essential childhood vaccines, which are now functioning in 44% per cent of immunization facilities. A programme to improve community-based care for children with malnutrition is now accessible to 60% of under-5 population.
With UNICEF support, the nationwide measles campaign has reached 1,052,708 Central African children aged 6 months to 10 years with measles vaccines (83% of children targeted), 527,031 children aged 6 to 59 months with Vitamin A (98% of target) and 426,847 children aged 12 to 59 months with deworming (88% of target).
The UNICEF Education response remains underfunded with only 20% of humanitarian funding needs met. Without additional funding, access to education for nearly 30,000 children will be severely constrained.