1. Key Findings
The Israeli government’s withholding of an estimated USD 375 million in Palestinian tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Government, has led to increased tensions in the State of Palestine. This is jeopardizing the regular provision of public services and exacerbating the tense relations between the Palestinian Government and Hamas over the provision of services in the Gaza Strip.
As the country continues to move beyond the conflicts of the past, young people in Burundi are playing a leading role in peacebuilding efforts by coming together to confront long-standing social divisions.
Sensibilisation communautaire avant la distribution des kits
En collaboration avec les partenaires d’exécution, l’UNICEF est en train de distribuer les sacs d’écolier au bénéfice de 106,000 élèves dans les 217 écoles en provinces appuyées par le GPE. Les sacs contiennent des fournitures scolaires telles que des cahiers et des crayons. La distribution répondra au grand besoin des élèves tout en allégeant les dépenses financières des parents consacrées au matériel scolaire.
· Over 2.2 million IDPs are displaced across 2,412 locations in Iraq. Ongoing conflict has triggered further displacement in the centre-north of Iraq throughout January and IDP figures are expected to rise. UN contingency planning is underway.
· Rising displacement is putting pressure on existing, overstrained facilities for IDPs and host communities, and protection monitors have voiced concern over increasing ethnic tensions in camps.
During a press conference which took place Sunday at Al Shaqab in Doha, Education Above All’s Al Fakhoora programme signed agreements with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNWRA) for reconstruction, rehabilitation and psychosocial support projects in the education sector, with a focus on damages occurred in Gaza during last summer’s hostilities.
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.
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.
· 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.
posted on FEBRUARY 2, 2015 by NDIAGA SECK
Neema Clémence is delighted. The aid that she received arrived at exactly the right moment. “I was at the hospital when I learned that I had been selected to receive assistance. I had just given birth to my fourth child, and I was already faced with the payment of medical expenses. So, I took 30 dollars to pay, and as I gave birth by Caesarean section, I used the other 30 dollars to find suitable food,” she recounted.
Pour ce 1er numéro «Guide des bonnes pratiques » année 2015, les acteurs humanitaires, dont l’UNICEF, cherchent à développer des approches alternatives pour répondre plus efficacement encore aux besoins des populations retournées à l’Est de la RDC.
Depuis près de vingt-cinq ans, l’Est de la République démocratique du Congo est plongé dans une crise humanitaire chronique, marquée par la récurrence de conflits armés qui affectent durement les communautés, forcées de trouver refuge dans des zones plus stables.
Using cash-based assistance to respond to humanitarian crisis in Eastern DRC
For the first number of the “Good Practices Guidelines” 2015, humanitarian actors, including UNICEF, are seeking to develop alternatives approaches to respond more effectively to the needs of returned population in the eastern DRC.
Neema Clémence est ravie. L’assistance qu’elle a reçue est arrivée à point nommé. « C’est à l’hôpital qu’on m’a appris que j’ai été retenue pour recevoir de l’aide. Je venais d’accoucher de mon quatrième enfant, et j’étais déjà confrontée au paiement des frais médicaux. Alors, j’ai pris les 30 dollars pour payer, et comme j’ai accouché par césarienne, j’ai utilisé les 30 autres dollars pour me trouver de la nourriture adaptée », a-t-elle relaté.
The number of new cases of Ebola in Guinea fell for a fifth week.
There were 103 new cases reported, among which 25 are confirmed, bringing the total number of cases in Guinea to 2,971 (2,569 confirmed, 332 probable and 16 suspected cases).
Mali, in the Labé region, reported its first case of Ebola. UNICEF has deployed Rapid Response Team for Social Mobilization and distribution of hygiene kits.
UNICEF is requesting US$37.5 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in Mali in 2015.
UNICEF is requesting US$5.5 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in Colombia in 2015.
UNICEF is requesting US$624 million to respond to the humanitarian crisis faced by Syrian refugees and other vulnerable children in the region for 2015.
UNICEF is requesting US$37.3 million to meet the humanitarian needs of children in the State of Palestine.
The worst outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in history continues to ravage communities in West Africa. UNICEF estimates that 9.8 million children and young people under the age of 20 live in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia; countries where disease transmission is widespread and intense. Of these, 2.9 million are under the age of 5. UNICEF estimates that up to 10,000 children have lost one or both parents or caregivers due to Ebola.