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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 15 September 2014

Highlights

  • Half a million children in Gaza returned to school on 14 September facilitated by a massive Back to School campaign led by the Education cluster, co-led by Save the Children and UNICEF. The first week of school is devoted to structured psychosocial support and recreational activities that ease the transition back to learning.

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Liberia + 10 others
UNICEF appeals for $200 million for Ebola response in West Africa

About 8.5 million children and youth live in areas affected by Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.

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UNICEF- Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #51, 10 September 2014

Highlights

  • Since the last UNICEF SitRep of 5 September, 544 new suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases and 218 new deaths were added to the official totals for Liberia, indicating a steepening of the epidemic curve.

  • Based on the data, the epicenter of the outbreak has shifted from Foya, Lofa County, where the rate of reported cases appears to be lessening, to Monrovia, Montserrado County, where the rate of reported cases is rapidly rising.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #25, Issued on 12 September 2014

Highlights

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

  • UNICEF and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched an extended unconditional cash transfer (UCT) programme targeting 5,801 households in the most affected municipalities in Eastern Samar. Each household will receive around US$ 100 per month on top of the regular cash grants provided by the DSWD to poor households.

Typhoon Haiyan

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 11 September 2014

Highlights

  • The 2014 Gaza Crisis Appeal requesting $551 million in support of the vulnerable population of the Gaza Strip affected by the conflict was launched on 9 September in a joint press conference by the Deputy Prime Minster of the State of Palestine and the Humanitarian Coordinator. It focuses on displaced persons, the injured, the elderly, children, and women, as well as farmers and fishermen who have lost their livelihoods.

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L’analyse roulante de la situation des enfants et femmes en RDC est lancée

by FLAVIEN MULUMBA

Aujourd’hui a été lancée l’analyse roulante de la situation des enfants et des femmes en RDC 2014-2016 (ou SitAn, en bref). Eclairage.

Le lancement

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World + 8 others
Improving Children’s Lives, Transforming the Future – 25 years of child rights in South Asia

New York, 11 September 2014 – According to a new UNICEF report released today there has been progress in the health and well-being of children in South Asia over the last 25 years, but glaring inequalities remain.

"More than 2 million children in South Asia die from preventable causes before their fifth birthday ever year and more than 35 percent of the region's children have chronic malnutrition,” said Karin Hulshof, Regional Director for UNICEF in South Asia.

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UNICEF Yemen Situation Report August 2014

Highlights:

  • 18,156 adults in Al Jawf were reached with awareness raising sessions on health, nutrition and WASH.

  • 1,000 more out of school children are being reintegrated into schools in Lahj and Al Dhale through non-formal education (NFE)

Situation Overview

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Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report, 08 September 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF locally procured 14,000 sets of clothes (each set containing underwear, t-shirt, pants, sandals/shoes) for newborns and children up to 17 years who fled from their homes with little more than the clothes they were wearing. Distribution of the clothes by DMC, with the support of UNICEF started September 3, to IDP children living in Bajid Kandala 1 and 2 and is ongoing.

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South Sudan + 4 others
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #39, 3 - 9 September 2014

Highlights

  • The total number of reported new admissions to the therapeutic feeding programme for the management of SAM stands at 54,573 children aged 0-59 months from January 2014 to date.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly Update (1-7 September 2014)

This report provides an update on the UNICEF response to the Ebola emergency in Sierra Leone. All statistics, other than those related to UNICEF support, are from the daily Sit-Rep issued by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS).

Highlights

Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases is 1,276 (157 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 426 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 33.4% (6th September 2014).

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UNICEF Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report, 29 August 2014

Highlights

  • As of 3 September 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 823 cases and 522 deaths. Ebola confirmed cases and deaths have risen to 621 and 368, respectively.

  • 147 children (0-18 years) were among the cases (111 confirmed, 27 probable, 9 suspected); 92 have died.

  • A rumor management system has been put in place.

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Treating the hidden wounds of Gaza's children

By Simon Ingram

*In the aftermath of violence and destruction, hundreds of thousands of children in Gaza urgently require psychological counselling and care. *

GAZA, State of Palestine, 8 September 2014 – The story of 4-year-old Shima is surely as horrifying as that of any child who lived through the recent conflict in Gaza. Listening to the details recounted by her father, Ibrahim, one can only wonder that she survived the 50 days of intense fighting.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 8 September 2014

Highlights

  • After 50 days of fighting, an open-ended ceasefire brokered by the Egyptian government and agreed by the parties to the conflict on 26 August is holding. The ceasefire marks the end of the longest, deadliest and most destructive escalation in hostilities in Gaza since 1967.

  • Up to 110,000 people remain displaced in collective shelters and with host families. These IDPs include some of the 108,000 people now homeless in Gaza because their homes were destroyed during the conflict.

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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): A Survey on Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice among Households in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region

Erbil, 7 September, 2014 – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) High Council of Women’s Affairs (HCWA) together with UNICEF, Heartland Alliance International, and Wadi, and in collaboration with UN Women and UNFPA, released this week results of a first-ever ‘knowledge, attitudes and practices’ (KAP) survey on the root causes of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I) and convened a conference to share vital information and recommendations to fully eliminate the practice from the region.

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UN agencies, humanitarian partners reaching millions of Iraqis affected by crisis [EN/AR/KU]

Despite ongoing violence and the displacement of up to 1.8 million people since January, UN agencies and humanitarian partners are responding to the crisis with lifesaving programs.

International Organization for Migration:

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

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UNICEF- Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #50, 5 September 2014

Summary

· According to the MoHSW, in the past week, 321 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola and 222 new deaths were reported in Liberia.

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Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report - 4 September 2014

Highlights

  • On 22 August, a new government of National Unity was formed by the new Prime Minister.

  • From 20 to 21 August, killings and reprisals between Muslim and Christian armed groups led to at least 10 deaths in Boda.

  • On 20 August, a clash between Muslims from the 3rd Arrondissement and the international forces (EUFOR and SANGARIS) resulted in 5 deaths and 33 injured.

  • In Bambari, from 25 to 27 August, fighting between two ex-Seleka factions led to at least 11 deaths and 26 injured.

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Nuevos datos muestran una grave prevalencia de la violencia contra los niños, según UNICEF

NUEVA YORK, 4 de septiembre de 2014 – La mayor compilación de datos realizada jamás sobre la violencia contra los niños muestra el alcance impactante del abuso físico, sexual y emocional que sufren, y revela las actitudes que perpetúan y justifican la violencia, manteniéndola “oculta a plena luz” en todos los países y comunidades del mundo.

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UNICEF Somalia Humanitarian Situation Report - July 2014

Highlights

  • 14,090 children were vaccinated through UNICEF-supported sub National Immunisation Days (sNID) in July, a 60 per cent more than the previous month due to increased access to children and successful communication for development (C4D) interventions. Over 4,500 children have been diagnosed with measles since February particularly in Puntland, Banadir and Lower Juba where extremely low measles coverage rates exist.