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Zimbabwe Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey 2014

The Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) was carried out in 2014 by the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) as part of the global MICS programme. Technical support was provided by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report, 19th – 25th August 2014

Highlights

  • After temporary disruption of most ongoing water trucking activities in the North of Iraq, due to armed conflict, UNICEF is supporting the Dahuk Water Directorate with the daily provision of 67 water trucks across Dahuk Governorate, serving 80,500 IDPs in schools, settlements, unfinished buildings, and within the host communities.

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UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #15 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 August 2014)

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  • As of 15 August, 189,327 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Over 90 per cent of the new arrivals are women and children and almost 68 percent are children. The current daily average arrival rate is 800. UNHCR estimates that 300,000 refugees will seek asylum in Ethiopia by end of 2014.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 28 August 2014

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  • After 50 days of fighting, an open-ended ceasefire brokered by the Egyptian government and agreed by the armed groups in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority, and Israel entered into force on 26 August. Both parties to the conflict are currently observing the ceasefire.

  • If the agreement holds, it will have ended the longest, deadliest and most destructive escalation in hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #37, 20 - 26 August 2014

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  • Further heavy rains in Bentiu have meant that most PoCs are now flooded, with people moved from PoC4 to PoC6 where the flooding has been less severe. It has become difficult to find dry land on which latrines can be established. While access to safe water through boreholes and water treatment plants have been maintained, the flooding has caused further latrines to collapse, meaning that there is now one latrine for every 100 people, compared to one latrine for 72 people before the flooding began.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly Update (18-24 August 2014)

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Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases is 935 (160 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 341 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 36.5% (24 August 2014).

  • Of the Ebola confirmed cases around 22% are children (0-17 years).

  • Seventy eight (78) patients are currently admitted at the Kenema and Kailahun Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 236 (survivors).

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 25 August 2014

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  • 26 August will mark the 50th day of the current escalation in the Gaza-Israel conflict that has seen almost 500 children killed. An average of 10 children per day have been killed since 8 July.

  • 89 Gazan families have been killed in during the conflict.

  • Since the expiration of the five-day ceasefire and the resumption of hostilities on 19 August, at least 28 Palestinian children and one Israeli child were killed. In the past 48 hours alone, an additional nine Palestinian children were killed throughout Gaza.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report, 12 – 18 August 2014

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  • UNICEF, in partnership with WHO and the MoH, conducted the national polio campaign from August 10th till August 17th in 12 governorates of Iraq. Areas that have recently experienced violence, including the city of Mosul and Anbar Governorate, have implemented the campaign successfully and reached a minimum of 3,482,092 children under 5 years of age (final numbers to be confirmed).

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UNICEF Statement on latest deaths of children in Israel and Gaza

NEW YORK, 23 August 2014 - "The death of a four year old Israeli child in a rocket attack yesterday and the reported deaths of two Palestinian children in Gaza in an airstrike this morning, add to those of 478 other Palestinian children killed in attacks in Gaza over the last month. The deaths of children on all sides constitute further tragic evidence of the terrible impact the conflict is having on children and their families on all sides.”

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UNICEF and Jawwal reach more than half a million people in Gaza with life-saving and child protection messages

Jerusalem, 21 August 2014 – In partnership with Jawwal telecommunications company, UNICEF has reached 550,000 people in Gaza with life-saving and child protection SMS text messages, with the hope of increasing the number of daily messages to 100,000. These messages aim at reducing child injury and death, decreasing psychosocial distress and increasing protection of children from abuse.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #36, 13 – 19 August 2014

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  • There has been heavy fighting in Bentiu this week, including very close to the PoCs. The fighting is slowing the humanitarian response in the area, and has stopped supply movements, including essential supplies such as therapeutic foods to treat acute malnutrition.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #24, Issued on 10 August 2014

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• UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

• July was Nutrition month focusing on ‘Nutrition in Emergencies’. A high-level Nutrition Summit brought together more than 300 members of congress, policy makers and key nutrition players.

• On 15 July, Typhoon Rammasun (Glenda) struck the Philippines with limited impact in Haiyan affected areas. UNICEF supported Government preparedness and response, including evacuation of 1,000 families.

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Horrifying accounts of child rights violations emerge from survivors of violence in north-western Iraq

Dohuk, northern Iraq, 20 August 2014 – Testimonies gathered from civilians who fled the recent offensive by armed groups in the Sinjar district of north-western Iraq have revealed appalling accounts of killing, abduction and sexual violence perpetrated against women and children, according to UNICEF.

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More than 100 children released from armed groups in Central African Republic over past week

One hundred and three children age 8 to 17 were released over the past week from armed groups in Bangui following negotiations with armed group leaders.

The 103 children, 13 of whom are girls, were associated with the anti-Balaka armed groups operating mainly in Bangui and in the western part of CAR, who took up arms in retaliation for attacks from ex-Seleka forces in the last year and a half of violence.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic: Update - 17 August 2014

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Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases is 775 (105 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 297 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 38.3% (17 August 2014).

  • Of the Ebola confirmed cases 22% are children (0-17 years).

  • One Hundred and twenty one (121) patients are currently admitted at the Kenema and Kailahun Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 215 (survivors).

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Conflict: UNICEF Support to South Sudan Refugees in: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda (31 July 2014)

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UN Children's Fund

Since December 2013, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the death of thousands and displacement of more than 1.1 million people. As of late July 2014, at least 431,045 South Sudanese had fled the conflict and sought asylum in neighboring countries; this number is expected to increase to 715,000 refugees by the end of 2014, according to UNHCR planning for most likely scenario (as of July). To date, only 25% of the US$ 67.3 million that UNICEF requires to meet humanitarian needs of refugees in neighboring countries has been received

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South Sudan Conflict: Sub-regional Funding Priorities, 31 July 2014

As of 31 July, 2014, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan, which began in December 2013, has resulted in the death of thousands, the displacement within the country of more than 1.1 million people, and the cross-border displacement of an additional 431,045 people who have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. 3 The number of new South Sudanese refugees is expected to almost double by year end.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 14 August 2014

Highlights

  • The initial 72-hour-long ceasefire that began on 11 August, is holding so far. In spite of some initial rocket fire between Israel and Gaza during the final hours of the ceasefire on 13 August, the ceasefire was extended for another 5 days until midnight on 19 August.

  • Negotiations between the parties are on-going in Egypt to identify a lasting solution to the conflict.

  • Approximately 350,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain in emergency shelters or with host families throughout the Gaza Strip.

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Chad + 2 others
Mère et Enfant : Bulletin d'information de l'UNICEF Chad - août 2014

Saison des pluies: sur tous les fronts

Tard dans la nuit, aux environs de 23 heures, Moussa Mahamat arrive avec son fils de 2 ans, Mahamat, au centre de santé d’Atrone, dans la ville de N’Djamena, Capitale du Tchad. Il est directement accueilli aux soins d’urgences. « Mon enfant a eu des convulsions. Tantôt il tremblait, tantôt il avait la fièvre. Il a certainement le paludisme, » nous raconte Moussa, tout paniqué.

Roseline Tallot, infirmière principale qui a assuré la garde cette nuit-là le prend et procède directement au test tout en lui injectant du sérum.