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28 Feb 2015 description
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Highlights

  • Forced recruitment and other grave child violations continue. Last week, 89 children were forcibly recruited from Wau Shiluk, however, it is believed that the number may be much higher. Some witnesses have noted that at least some of these children are receiving military training. Reports of forced recruitment in other parts of the country were also received this week and UNICEF and partners are now working to verify the number of children who may have been forcibly recruited and to advocate for their release.

25 Feb 2015 description
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· As of 24 February 2015, 39 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, with two deaths. Out of the 39 cases, 5 cases were reported in Mwanza, a district which was not affected by floods, while the rest have been reported in Nsanje.

· UNICEF is a member of the national taskforce on Cholera that has been set up to plan and respond to the outbreak.

24 Feb 2015 description
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By Issa Davies

A young mother and daughter, survivors of Ebola, demonstrate that surviving – and defeating – the deadly virus is in many ways a community effort.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, 23 February 2015 – Yeabu Kalokoh, 18, is beaming with smiles as she holds her baby girl, Grace, and gently caresses her. The young mother and her nearly 2-year-old daughter share the terrible ordeal and the good fortune of escaping the deadly grip of the Ebola virus.

21 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases is 8,237, with 3,059 deaths. During the past week there were 68 new confirmed cases of EVD.

21 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the Ministry of Health, as of 16 February 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 9,037, with 3,935 related deaths. Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to only three new confirmed EVD cases in the past week.

  • 5,688 children (3,707 by the government and the rest by partner organisations) have been identified as affected by EVD.

20 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 2,727 in week seven, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases rose to 3,108.

19 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

 At the start of 2015, the multiple crises in Sudan remain amongst the worst affecting children in the world today. 3.24 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance programmes under the Strategic Response Plan (SRP).

 UNICEF distributed 16,250 blankets in response to one of the coldest periods in Darfur in the past decade which coincided with increased displacements of people following intensified conflicts in Um Baru, North Darfur and Eastern Jabel Marra.

19 Feb 2015 description
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Highlights

  • As of 17 February 2015, 20 cases of cholera have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, with one death, all of them in the district of Nsanje. The first confirmed case of cholera was on 13th February 2015.

16 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose to 2,674 in week six, up by 65 cases from the previous week, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report. The total number of confirmed, suspected and probable cases rose to 3,044, an increase of 39. UNICEF continues its social mobilization efforts to reduce resistance to Ebola related humanitarian interventions.

16 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• According to the Ministry of Health, as of 7 February 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,818. Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to only two new confirmed EVD case between 1 and 7 February 2015.

16 Feb 2015 description
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  • As of 11 February 2015, according to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 8,169. The number of confirmed deaths is 2,998. Total survived and discharged cases is 2,285.

  • The UN Secretary-General has appointed Bintou Keita as the new Ebola Crisis Manager (head of UNMEER) in Sierra Leone, replacing Amadu Kamara, who has completed his term in office.

13 Feb 2015 description
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Highlights

  • The release of children associated with the Cobra Faction is continuing, with a further 298 children released during this reporting period (all boys). UNICEF and partners are supporting the released children with immediate interim care – shelter, education, clothing and basic health care as well as counselling and psychosocial support.

12 Feb 2015 description
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Situation in numbers

11 February 2015

  • 230,000 people displaced 15 districts affected
  • 104 Deaths
  • 645 people injured 172 people missing

Joint Department of Disaster Management Affairs and United Nations Office of the Resident Coordinator situation Report, 6 .02.15

181 Schools occupied by displaced people (Reports from District Education Managers 26 .01.15)

UNICEF’s Response with partners

09 Feb 2015 description
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Highlights

  • As of 4 February 2015, according to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 8,098. The number of confirmed deaths is 2,936. Total survived and discharged cases is 2,204.

09 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total number of confirmed cases in week five rose by 39 to 2,975, according to WHO’s Epidemiological Situation Report.

  • UNICEF and partners distributed 10,053 household WASH kits bringing the total number of kits distributed to 93,692 and the total number of beneficiaries to 616,635.

05 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • A report presented by the UNDAC team at the Humanitarian country team meeting on 4th February 2014 indicates that 1.15m people have been affected by the floods of which 336,000 people have been displaced and are either in camps (106,225) or being hosted within the communities (229,828).

  • A total of 38,721 people have so far been reached with sanitation services and 27,674 have been provided with safe drinking water in the hard hit affected areas. Work on provision of these services in continuing to reach more people.

04 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • According to the Ministry of Health (MoH), as of 31 January 2015, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,678. Case incidence declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to only 5 new confirmed Ebola cases in the week ending 1 February - compared to 4 last week.

03 Feb 2015 description
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Highlights

· UNICEF continued to response to the measles outbreak with 9,965 cases reported in 2014, mostly from Banadir, Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle. With funding from CERF and CHF, UNICEF is delivering emergency vaccination campaigns for children under-5 in newly accessible areas to contain the outbreak.

· The Federal Parliament passed a motion approving the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), marking a major milestone following years of advocacy by UNICEF and other UN and international partners.

03 Feb 2015 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 29 January 2015, according to the Government of Sierra Leone, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 8,015. The number of confirmed deaths is 2,859. Total Survived and Discharged Cases is 2,181.

  • WHO officials said the Ebola crisis had reached a “turning point” given the fall in cases in the three main affected countries. However they continue to warn against any complacency.