Recovery and Reconstruction

Maps and updates related to this term.

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


• 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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UNICEF Scales Up Humanitarian Response in Northern Iraq

Erbil, 19 August, 2014 – In response to the continuing humanitarian crisis in Iraq, UNICEF and the Governorate of Dahuk have signed a USD $5 million dollar agreement supporting one-time direct cash assistance to vulnerable, displaced families in the Governorate.

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No safe place for children in Gaza

As the hostilities enter their twenty-first day, the number of children dying is growing. More than 1,000 Palestinians have been reported killed so far, of whom around 230 were children.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #14 - 25 July 2014


  • UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine are jointly developing a school-based mine awareness education campaign to be launched from 1 September. The urgency for the campaign was underscored by 20 July mine explosion in Lysichansk town, Luhansk oblast, which severely wounded two children, of which one later died in hospital. Unexploded ordinances (UXOs) and unmapped mines continue to endanger children’s lives.

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Barclays and UNICEF Help Adolescents Brighten Their Futures

By: Fatima Shahryar

LAHORE, PAKISTAN, June 2014 – “My mother and older sister used to make and sell beaded embroideries, says Saba Asghar (18), a resident of Madina Colony, Lahore. “Sister got married and embroideries fell out of fashion. My family faced a financial crunch. I was eager to contribute to our household income. For that, I got myself enrolled in the dress-making class at the vocational training centre. It not only enabled me to earn but also gave me hope for a better future.”

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Liberia’s national volunteers empower youth as agents of change

PAYNESVILLE, Liberia, 17 July 2014 – For Emory Juty Jacobs, the decision to become a National Volunteer was easy.

“I had a university degree, and I needed work experience. When I heard about the National Volunteers programme, I knew that was what I wanted to do: get that experience, while also giving back to Liberia,” said the 31-year old computer science graduate, who hails from River Gee County in south-eastern Liberia.

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UNICEF Solomon Islands Humanitarian Response and Recovery Update #3 - Reporting period: 11 June - 10 July 2014


  • UNICEF Deputy Executive Director New York, Yoka Brandt and Regional Director for East Asia and Pacific Regional Office Daniel Toole visited Solomon Islands from 22 to 24 June; during part of their visit they went to an affected community and to an evacuation/transitional centre, and talked with residents there.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #23, Issued on 10 July 2014


  • UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Eight months after the Typhoon, more is being done to restore lives back to normal and to build resilience against future disasters.

  • In June, the first three villages were verified free of open defecation. These communities have collectively changed their sanitation practices, using toilets and managing solid waste appropriately to prevent the spread of disease.

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Partenariat Mondial pour l’Education en République centrafricaine (No. 1 juillet 2014)


Le Partenariat Mondial pour l’Education (PME), lancé en 2002, constitue le seul mécanisme de financement multilatéral consacré à l’éducation de base. La RCA a rejoint le PME en février 2008 suite à l’endossement de la stratégie sectorielle nationale de l’éducation 2008-2020 par les partenaires de l’éducation. Ce programme a été suspendu le 25 mars 2013 à la suite du coup d'État et la RCA fait actuellement l’objet d’un financement accéléré du PME.

Paquet d’interventions du PME 2014

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Lebanon + 2 others
Lebanon: RRP6 Mid Term Review

Populations Targeted

1,500,000 Syrian refugees
1,500,000 Affected Lebanese
55,000 Palestine refugees from Syria
50,000 Lebanese returnees

Consequences of Underfunding

With a 50% reduction in funding, many refugees and vulnerable Lebanese will be forced to resort to harmful behaviour to survive, such as child labour, survival sex, early marriage, skipping meals and begging.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq IDP Crisis, 29 June - 5 July 2014


• Displacement remains highly dynamic, with hourly changes on the location of displaced children and their families. Over the past week, the number of IDPs in Khanaqeen increased to 5,780 families, about 8,000 famlilies fled from Telafar to Sinjar and approximately 233 IDP families (1,560 individuals) are currently staying in Gwer, under dire humanitarian conditions.

• Camp settlements are planned or being established by the KRG in order to find medium-term solutions for the onging internal displacement.

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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Consolidated Cluster Briefs 19 June 2014

Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster


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 and advocate durable solutions for IDPs.

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Jordan + 1 other
Informal Tented Settlements in Jordan: Key Findings from the Household Census, June 2014


  • Priced out of host communities and unable to reside in official camps, increasing numbers of displaced Syrians seeking refuge in Jordan have formed informal tented settlements (ITS) in rural and peri-urban settings.

  • 87 informal settlements hosting a total of 7,028 individuals identified across five governorates.

  • Time-series comparisons indicate a 113% increase in the number of settlement residents in comparison to December 2013.

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In Burkina Faso, getting children out of the gold mines

By Guy Hubbard

Thousands of children in Burkina Faso labour in gold mines, seeking to support themselves and their families. A UNICEF-supported project is helping them to get out by teaching them new skills.

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UNICEF Solomon Islands Humanitarian Response and Recovery Update #2 - Reporting period: 7 May - 10 June 2014

UNICEF continues to support the Government with WASH cluster coordination through sanitation rehabilitation, health services and an emergency feeding program in schools.

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UNICEF Mali Situation Report, 26 May 2014


 Fighting broke out in Kidal on 17 May, resulting in at least 28 dead, 3,450 displaced and Kidal coming under control of armed groups. While a cease-fire was declared days later, the situation remains tense. UNICEF has provided WASH kits for 50 families in Kidal and delivered five 72 m2 tents and three water bladders, which are prepositioned in Gao.

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Bringing back water, sanitation and hygiene in Typhoon Yolanda-damaged schools

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Philippines – "How can I help my country when I can't even attend school because its facilities are broken down?" reasons Celina, a tenth-grader at the Ramon Arnaldo High School here, when asked why she thinks it is important to mobilize help for schools.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 5, May 2014


  • A measles outbreak was declared in May with 3,286 suspected cases reported since January. UNICEF and partners have conducted small-scale emergency response campaigns and are preparing further vaccination activities around the country. Less than one third of Somali children have been vaccinated against measles, with only 15 per cent of children in inaccessible areas receiving vaccinations.

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Rapport final : Atelier sur l’analyse systémique de la résilience appliquée à l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo, Goma, 29 et 30 avril 2014

Résumé et points clés

Les 29 et 30 avril 2014, des experts en risques, en systèmes de moyens d’existence et des décideurs se réunirent pour explorer ce que signifie renforcer la résilience à l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo. Hébergé par l’UNICEF et soutenu techniquement par l’OCDE, l’atelier organisé selon la méthodologie d’analyse systémique de la résilience est le premier du genre en zone de conflit.