Drought conditions prevail in Puntland as well as several parts of Somaliland, central and southern regions. Water shortages are reported in all drought-affected regions, increasing the risk of an acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)/cholera outbreak. With populations on the move in search of water and pasture, an estimated 35,000 children are at risk of dropping out of schools. The drought will further aggravate the malnutrition crisis with an increase in enrolment in nutrition programmes.
718,466 (80 per cent) of the total 898,082 refugees and asylum seekers registered in Uganda as of October 2016 are women and children originating mainly from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Somalia and Rwanda.
From January to November 2016, 23,680 children born to refugee parents in Uganda have had their birth registered using the Mobile Vital Recording System (MVRS). This ensures their right to identity and is a gateway to access services where identification documents are required.
An Action Plan for the protection of children from recruitment and use in armed conflict was signed between the UN and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N). This paves the way to a tangible commitment from SPLM-N to seek real solutions to protecting the children of Sudan from recruitment in armed conflict.
Of 21 children earlier released from detainment for association with armed movements, 20 have been reunified with their families and one placed in an alternative care arrangement.
N’DJAMENA, le 8 décembre 2016 – Pour la quatrième année consécutive, UNICEF et Panalpina ont unis leur force pour affréter des produits indispensables à la réponse humanitaire dans un pays où les conflits dans les pays voisins, l’afflux de réfugiés et les taux élevés de malnutrition ont conduit à une situation précaire. Tôt en matinée, l’avion cargo s’est posé sur le tarmac de l’aéroport international de N’Djamena avec un chargement de 81.2 tonnes de produits de premières nécessité pour les programmes d’accès à l’eau potable, d’hygiène et de nutrition.
Presidential elections in Haiti took place on Sunday 20 November without major incidents reported. Results from the elections are expected to be announced next week and will indicate whether a second ballot will be organized in January 2017.
Due to tightened security measures in advance to the elections there has been a reduced volume of humanitarian aid delivery. Work returned to normal on Tuesday 22 November.
By the end of October, the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) has confirmed 71 cholera cases in 11 governorates. At least 7.6 million people are at risk, nearly 40 per cent are children under 15.
UNICEF and its partners are implementing an integrated cholera response plan, including support for strengthened and improved cholera surveillance and response capacity, improvement of water and sanitation practices and infrastructure and dissemination of key hygiene messages in communities at-risk.
On 17 October the Government of Iraq announced the start of military offensive to re-take Mosul in northern Ninewa, held by ISIL since mid-2014.
As of 31 October, almost 18,000 individuals were displaced from areas surrounding the city. At least 47 percent of these were children under 18.
Conflict is placing children at high risk of violence. From January to endOctober 2016, the Iraq Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism (MRM) verified 144 violations affecting 387 children (284 boys, 80 girls and 23 sex unknown).
• An additional 13,919 people have benefitted from UNICEF WASH activities over the last reporting period, bringing the total to over 52,000 people with access to safe water in official shelters, schools and rural areas.
• UNICEF is supporting the MoE in applying its methodology for tracing children out-of-school in emergency zones (1,746 tracked so far) with the objective of including them into the national educational system.
Early data from MSPP indicate that 651,177 individuals received cholera vaccination in the targeted campaign that took place in the Departments of Grand’Anse and South. The campaign had a delayed start in Grand’Anse, and was therefore extended to 18 November.
(Bagdad, 17 novembre 2016): Cela fait un mois aujourd’hui qu’ont débuté les opérations militaires pour reprendre la ville de Mosul. La communauté humanitaire fait face à des besoins de grande ampleur avec des dizaines de milliers de familles qui ont besoin d’aide vitale d’urgence dans les zones nouvellement reprises. Les derniers développements ne font qu’exacerber la crise humanitaire en cours dans le pays où 10 millions de personnes avaient déjà besoin d’aide humanitaire.
(Baghdad, 17 November 2016): Today marks one month of intensified military operations to retake the city of Mosul. With tens of thousands of families in newly retaken areas urgently requiring life-saving assistance, the humanitarian community in Iraq faces a massive scope of need. These latest developments further exacerbate a humanitarian crisis in a country where 10 million people already were in need of aid.
For the first time in six years, UNICEF secured access to Golo, Jebel Marra (Central Darfur) to undertake an education assess-ment from 19-22 October 2016. The initial report indicates ur-gent assistance is needed for 3,739 children in five schools and 9,000 out of school children. This area has been inaccessible to humanitarian interventions since 2010.
Heavy rainfall in recent days has caused flash-flooding and landslides in the Departments of Grand’Anse, and Northwest, already affected by Hurricane Matthew and the departments of North and Northeast, necessitating an expansion of the emergency response. As a result of these events at least 10 lives have been lost and damage to crops, structures and roadways continues to mount. UNICEF and its partners are responding to immediate needs.
UNICEF continues to reach those in need from Hurricane Matthew:
• On 12-14 October, armed Ex-Seleka elements together with approximately 1,000 civilians launched a demonstration in Kaga-Bandoro, using slogans hostile to MINUSCA and the international community. They burned and destroyed two-thirds of the main IDP site, resulting in the death of 38 people and the displacement of about 15,000 children and families.
• Following violent clashes in the north-west of the country, approximately 3,000 persons have been displaced from the town of Koui.
• The cumulative number of children aged 6-59 months who were treated for SAM in the 20 priority districts with high global acute malnutrition (GAM) levels (5% and above) as at the end of October 2016, was 5,104.
• During the period January 2016 to date, 1,865 typhoid cases have been reported in the country out of which 77 have been laboratory confirmed with 6 typhoid related deaths reported. UNICEF continues to support the typhoid response through the distribution of essential health commodities and health promotion interventions.
The Diffa region continues to be affected by the ongoing crisis in northeast Nigeria. A significant resumption of attacks from Boko Haram was observed in September, including armed attacks and lootings of villages, roadside IEDs and armed ambushes against national and multinational forces. As a result of a major attack on Toumour, hosting over 5,000 displaced households, massive displacement of populations was reported towards the towns of Kitchendi (more than 500 households) and Nguigmi (more than 400 households).
A temporary solution was found to maintain the water supply to 1.2 million people in Luhansk Oblast, affected when the electricity supply to the Popasnyanskyi Vodakanal system was cut off on 26 September. It is urgent however to apply more permanent solutions to the payment of utilities crossing the contact line.
UNICEF supported the repair works in 20 settlements close to the contact line, ensuring the continued provision of safe water to 18,375 people.
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 64 Government-One UN Joint Emergency Response Plan 2016* US$48.5 million UN funds received:
$12.0 million UNICEF funds received:
US$4 million Funding gap: US$32.5 million
UNICEF and partners carried out the seventh periodic malnutrition screening of 300,000 children under 59 months in September 2016. The September screening found 1,396 children affected by severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 8,946 affected by moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) in 6 out of 8 affected districts. 20,500 children with SAM have been treated since beginning of 2015 (including 12,000 SAM children in 2016).
From 3 September to 30 October 2016, 36,673 South Sudanese refugees have crossed the border into Gambella Region in Western Ethiopia. The average daily arrival rate has decreased from 1,000 at the beginning of September to 630 by end October. A new refugee camp, Nguenyyiel, has been opened.