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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #18, 14 April 2014

Highlights

 Over 3.7 million people in the country, including almost 740,000 children under five, are at high risk of food insecurity. Malnutrition rates are also on the rise, with partners estimating that the lives of as many as 50,000 children could be at risk unless nutrition programmes are urgently funded and scaled up.

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UNICEF statement on school attack in Damascus, Syria

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DAMASCUS, Syria, 16 April 2014 - The latest reported mortar attack on a school inside the old city of Damascus on Tuesday during school hours is a stark and horrific reminder of the violence that children across Syria are enduring on a daily basis. The attack is reported to have resulted in the death of one child and the injury of many others.

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UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted school girls in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria

Statement attributable to Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa

DAKAR, Senegal/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 16 April 2014 - UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in Chibok Borno State on Monday night, and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

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Chad + 4 others
Central African Republic Regional Response Plan January - December 2014

This regional inter-agency appeal aims at mobilizing the emergency response for the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 to the Republics of Cameroon and Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).
Immediate priorities to support the preservation of lives include the provision of food, individual and family protection, health and nutrition, water and sanitation and shelter.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Consolidated Cluster Briefs, 11 April 2014

OVERVIEW

The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster tracks and monitors displacement flows in all displacement sites in order to define caseloads, identify vulnerable groups, monitor and coordinate service provision in camps and advocate durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs).

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, March 31, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies such as increased food insecurity after the dry season, widespread epidemics like Cholera and Meningitis, and floods), and the continued influx of refugees from CAR and Nigeria.

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Solomon Islands Humanitarian Situation Report #4, 10-14 April 2014

Salient Points

  • Torrential rain and river overflow in Honiara, Guadalcanal,
    Malaita and Isabel Provinces caused massive flooding, damages and displacement between 3 and 5 April 2014.

  • Two earthquakes (7.2 and 7.7 in magnitude) have shaken Solomon Islands in the last few days, triggering tsunami warnings and evacuations, but fortunately no tsunami.
    Rapid assessments have not revealed any visible damage, but relief efforts were delayed while people twice evacuated high risk areas.

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Des familles déplacées par les violences restent optimistes quant au retour de la paix en République centrafricaine

Alors que la situation se détériore en République centrafricaine, l’avenir des enfants est menacé.

Par Patrick Flynn

BANGUI, République centrafricaine, le 3 avril 2014 – « Ils ont tué ma fille, son mari – et mon petit frère. Sauvagement. Les corps étaient méconnaissables, » affirme Nurumuhamat.

Trouver un refuge

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Nos enfants ont droit à un nom et à une nationalité !

L’enregistrement des naissances est crucial pour la vie des enfants. C’est non seulement un droit mais un outil de protection indispensable.

Baudouin KASONGO YANGALU est Directeur-Chef de service de la Population au Ministère de l’Intérieur, Sécurité, Décentralisation et Affaires coutumières depuis 2009. Il assume les fonctions au service de l’état civil et du recensement depuis près de 30 ans.

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Turkey + 1 other
Bilal smiles again thanks to music

By Ayberk Yurtsever

ADANA, Turkey, April 2014 – Youth worker Sevgi Biçer first noticed the boy at the opening of Adana Sarıçam Camp’s Child Friendly Space. “He was serious and aggressive, like an adult,” she said. “The other children were painting fabric, while he just walked around, watching.”

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“They killed my dear brother”: Civilians caught in the conflict in the Central African Republic

By Daniel Timme

As the violence continues in the Central African Republic, civilian populations suffer the most – especially women and children.

KAGA BANDORO, Central African Republic, 9 April 2014 – When night falls and the shooting starts, Adeline jumps up, grabs her 13-month-old son, Dimanche Jesus, and runs as quickly as she can to hide in the bush. She has spent too many nights like this. Her movements are slow, and her tired eyes show her exhaustion.

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CAF y UNICEF unen esfuerzos por garantizar acceso al juego y el deporte a niños y adolescentes de América Latina y el Caribe

Trabajarán para fortalecer las políticas públicas que garanticen a los niños este derecho en sus municipios, tal y como recoge la Convención sobre los Derechos del Niño

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 7 de abril de 2014 – El Banco de desarrollo de América Latina (CAF) y el Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF) firmaron un acuerdo para impulsar de manera conjunta su labor por garantizar el acceso al deporte a las niñas, niños y adolescentes de la región.

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report - 1 - 31 March 2014

Highlights

  • North Kivu : 251 Congolese refugees returning from Kyangwandi camp in Uganda died in a boat accident on 22 March on Lake Edward. According to authorities in Goma there were 89 children among the dead. The refugees were returning to Beni Territory where fighting between FARDC and ADF-Nalu had forced them to flee in 2013.

  • South Kivu: Around 1,000 households from Ndese and Byangama in Shabunda Territory displaced in the bush following clashes between two fac-tions of Raia Mutomboki armed group.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report, 7 April 2014

Uganda has registered more than 96,000 South Sudanese refugees, just shy of the contingency planning figure of 100,000. Only 18% of the required funding has been received.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 2, February 2014

Highlights

  • Considerable social mobilisation efforts including engagement with religious leaders, community awareness activities, radio, TV and mobile phone messages for the polio vaccination campaign have enabled 345,007 children under-5 to be vaccinated this year with no new cases since December. However a funding gap of $13 million exists for 2014‘s polio response.

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UNICEF Yemen Situation Report - Reporting period: March 2014

Highlights:

  • 9,500 people are benefitting from the newly renovated water network in Haidan—Sa’ada, an area heavily affected by the conflict.

  • An inter-agency mission managed to access Al-Dhale on March 26 after several months of advocacy with na-tional authorities.

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Solomon Islands Humanitarian Situation Report #3, 7 - 9 April 2014

Salient Points

  • Torrential rain and river overflow in the capital city of Honiara, Guadalcanal, Malaita and Isabel Provinces caused massive flooding, damages and displacement between 3-5 April 2014

  • Entire residential and business communities destroyed in Honiara search and recovery still ongoing for missing persons

  • 9,022 people are living in 24 evacuation centres in Honiara. Some relief is reaching them but the water and sanitation situation is deteriorating and morbidity is increasing

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South Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #17, 8 April 2014

UNICEF has developed a strategy to scale up nutrition interventions in the conflict affected states of Upper Nile, Jonglei and Unity, as well as Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

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Chad + 2 others
Japanese Government supports UNICEF’s humanitarian efforts in Chad

The Government of Japan granted UNICEF US$ 6.2m to support humanitarian efforts in Chad

N’Djamena (CHAD), 7th April 2014 – The Government of Japan granted UNICEF a significant new funding to support humanitarian efforts in Chad. The funding comes at the time the Chadian Government and partners, among which UNICEF, are responding to urgent humanitarian needs of over 90,000 Chadian returnees and CAR refugees who fled violence in CAR to take refuge in southern and eastern Chad.