Recovery and Reconstruction

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24 Nov 2014 description
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Highlights

· In Aleppo city, shortage of water supply is affecting at least 2 million people in the east and western parts. Reduction in the level of dams compounded with control of water supply by armed opposition groups is contributing to the current water crisis.

10 Nov 2014 description

Economic strengthening programmes such as cash transfers are increasingly part of humanitarian response. They give households more financial flexibility and can have positive results for children, including on nutrition, health, or education. Identified as a knowledge gap area at the joint annual Education Cluster-Child Protection Working Group meeting in Geneva in October 2013, both groups collaborated on a compendium of evidence and guidance on Economic Strengthening for Child Protection & Education in Emergencies.

08 Nov 2014 description
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MANILA, Philippines, 8 November 2014 – A year after Typhoon Haiyan left more than 6 million children in need of emergency assistance, UNICEF is helping build stronger more resilient communities that are better prepared for future disasters.

07 Nov 2014 description
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Highlights

  • A number of security incidents were reported during the past two weeks, including in East Jerusalem were tensions are rising. A rocket was fired from Gaza and, two attacks reported in East Jerusalem

  • Following separate security incidents, Egypt closed the Rafah crossing and Israel the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings. Israel opened the crossings after two days.

24 Oct 2014 description
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Highlights

  • The number of Palestinian child casualties from the recent Gaza war continues to rise, as children with serious injuries are still being treated in hospitals, and as further verification of earlier incidents is ongoing. Between 8 July and 26 August, at least 538 Palestinian children were reported killed during the hostilities in Gaza.

24 Oct 2014 description
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Highlights

  • More than 7,751 suspected measles cases have been reported in 2014 with thousands of unvaccinated Somali children at risk of disability or death. UNICEF will vaccinate 520,000 children under-5 in the outbreak areas of Lower Juba, Banadir and Puntland in October. UNICEF seeks funding for a national campaign to vaccinate 5 million children under-15.

10 Oct 2014 description
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Highlights

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

  • September was National Mass Immunization Month. UNICEF and WHO supported the Department of Health to vaccinate 13 million children under 5 years in the Philippines. UNICEF provided 3 million doses of measles-rubella vaccine, 1.2 million doses of polio vaccine and $7.8 million in cold chain equipment.

Situation overview & humanitarian needs

07 Oct 2014 description
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LATEST ASSESSMENT NUMBERS

The final death toll in the region is 617. Among the reported deaths, 526 were in Ludian County and 78 in Qiaojia County. The quake also caused one death in Zhaotong City and another 12 in Huize County. In addition to the deaths, 112 people are still missing and 3,143 were injured. Additionally, more than 80,000 houses collapsed, 129,100 houses were seriously damaged and 466,100 houses were moderately damaged.

30 Sep 2014 description

SUMMARY

Strategic objectives

  1. To meet immediate needs of vulnerable population in the severely flood affected areas.

  2. Coordinate joint sectoral response to support people living in hard-to-reach locations.

  3. Provide appropriate support through ensuring common and standard assistance packages.

Parameters of the response

25 Sep 2014 description
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As the air in her village became acrid with smoke from 3000 burning houses, Veronique Nem gathered her 11 children, grabbed her stock of food, and ran into the bush. The sound of gunfire and the shouts of armed men faded the further she ran – ending up at her family’s small farming plot, where they grow manioc.

What she didn’t know then, was that her family would remain “hiding in the bush” for six months, in a shelter made from tree branches, eating wild vegetables and fruits, and drinking swamp water.

23 Sep 2014 description
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Evaluation Report

UNICEF’s response to super-typhoon Haiyan was timely, appropriate and relevant to priority needs. Notably, UNICEF played a key role in restoring the water supply in Tacloban City for some 200,000 people, and its education interventions were well coordinated. This evaluation found examples of innovative good practice and it presents a number of important areas of learning for UNICEF’s emergency response model.

15 Sep 2014 description
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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

12 Sep 2014 description
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Highlights

  • Remaining flood displaced families have relocated to April Hill, a government land allocated for IDPs, or to family-origin provinces. Consequently, the last two remaining centres (at FOPA and Rove Police Club) are now closed.

  • Water trucking to FOPA and Rove Police club stopped following the closure of both centres in this reporting period but work on sanitation and hygiene promotion in affected communities continues.

10 Sep 2014 description

Cash transfers are nowadays widely used in response to the food and nutrition crises that affect the Sahel. Since the crisis of 2012, many stakeholders (including governments, United Nations agencies, international or local non-governmental organisations) have made use of them – at scale, in some cases. Aside from emergency situations, cash transfers are increasingly being considered by governments and sponsors in national poverty reduction plans, often as part of national strategies and social protection policies.

05 Sep 2014 description
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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.

29 Aug 2014 description
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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.

25 Aug 2014 description
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Highlights

  • 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).