The Gaza strip experienced a series of airstrikes and shelling during the month of August, the most intensive attacks since the ceasefire in August 2014. The violence in the West Bank including East Jerusalem also increased recently. There were more than 250 clashes between Palestinians and Israeli Security Forces (ISF), leaving more than 300 Palestinians and more than 15 Israelis, including a number of ISF personnel, injured. There were more than 15 stabbing incidents reported.
Faits saillants de la situation humanitaire
Au moins 36 civils ont été tués dans la province du Nord-Kivu, territoire de Beni, au cours du week-end du 13-14 août, portant le nombre total de civils tués à Beni à plus de 500 depuis octobre 2014. L’attaque, qui aurait été menée par les Forces démocratiques alliées (ADF), s’est produite trois jours après la visite du Président Joseph Kabila dans la région. Le 19 août, des centaines de manifestants sont descendus dans les rues de la ville de Beni en signe de protestation contre cette situation.
JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI - Following findings from a recent food security assessment across southern Madagascar, UN agencies are scaling up closely coordinated efforts to prevent an already dire situation from becoming a catastrophe.
ERBIL, 20 October, 2016 – UNICEF this week managed to reach Al Houd, a town just south of Mosul that was retaken by Iraqi security forces just two days prior, and deliver clean water to some of the thousands of families that have been caught up in this conflict.
High levels of malnutrition, malaria and spread of communicable diseases in newly accessible areas in North East Nigeria are the main health risks. With detection of fourth case of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Monguno in Borno State on 4 October, further spread of polio virus is a significant public health concern.
UNICEF in collaboration with partners has achieved 42 per cent, 79 per cent and 51 per cent of access to water, sanitation and hygiene promotion targets, respectively.
In Jordan, as of 30 July, a total of 119 cases of Hepatitis A have been reported in Azraq since April (3 cases in April, 12 cases in May, 39 cases in June and 65 cases in July.
An increase in the number of residents was registered in Arbat Camp in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq, with a current estimated population of 6,968 people.
Regular WASH activities continued, including daily household level water supply at an increased average of 70 litres/person/day. Two water testing bacteriological and chemical exercises were conducted showing good results.
• On August 14, 2016, a magnitude 5,3 earthquake struck 11 districts of the Chivay province in the Arequipa Region with the following intensity per district:
DEPTH: 8 Km
MAGNITUDE: 5.3 ML
VI : Maca, Yanque, Achoma, Ichupampa;
V-VI: Coporaque, Chivay, Madrigal, Pinchollo, Cabanaconde;
IV : Huambo;
III : Yura
En 2015, plus de 100 enfants ont été affectées par le choléra à Lubirhya, petite ville du Nord-Kivu. UNICEF, avec ses partenaires, a mis en place un projet innovant pour garantir un meilleur accès à l’eau et ainsi assurer la santé des enfants.
Lubirhaya : une ville à deux facettes
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BAGHDAD, 17 October 2016 – More than half a million children and their families in Mosul will be at extreme risk in the coming weeks, UNICEF warned today as a military operation to retake the northern Iraqi city gets under way.
“Mosul’s children have already suffered immensely over the past two years. Many could be forcibly displaced, trapped between fighting lines, or caught in the cross fire,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Representative in Iraq.
Más de 80,000 niños han sido atendidos por UNICEF hasta el momento.
NUEVA YORK/PANAMÁ/QUITO, 16 de octubre de 2016 - Seis meses después del terremoto que golpeó a Ecuador, satisfacer las necesidades de los niños que aún viven en refugios informales y zonas rurales sigue siendo un reto importante, afirmó hoy UNICEF.
The Diffa region continues to be affected by the ongoing crisis in northeast Nigeria, but in the month of August there was a decrease in attacks. An attack on villages near Nguigmi has caused new displacements towards Toumour. According to recently released official figures, the Diffa region is currently hosting an estimated 302,000 displaced people, including Nigerian refugees and returnees, and internally displaced persons.
In September, UNICEF and the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) prepared for the 2016-2017 school year, which began on 19 September – with a focus on student registration and scaled-up teacher training.
In western Turkey, an average of 113 refugees and migrants made the sea journey from Turkey to Greece, every day.
As 2016 enters its last quarter, the priority will be on fulfilling UNICEF’s commitments this year while planning the humanitarian response for 2017.
With the official start of the new school year scheduled for 29 September in areas not affected by insecurity, UNICEF and the Iraqi Ministry of Education launched a nationwide Back to School campaign. About 1 million school-aged children are internally displaced. 70 per cent have missed a school year.
In September, the RRM Consortium co-led by UNICEF and WFP distributed 22,082 RRM kits reached 101,728 vulnerable people newly-displaced by conflict including an estimated 47 per cent children.
The Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) is designed to monitor humanitarian action, conduct multisector assessments and intervene in NFI and WASH when there is no capacity on site. Currently RRM is made possible through the generous support of the CERF, Denmark, Ireland, Canada, European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), Global Thematic, OFDA and SIDA. All RRM products are available on the Humanitarian Response portal.
Le Mécanisme de Réponse Rapide (RRM) est un outil mis à la disposition de la communauté humanitaire pour garantir une veille humanitaire, réaliser des évaluations multisectorielles et intervenir en NFI et WASH lorsque les capacités nécessaires ne sont pas disponibles sur place. Actuellement le RRM est rendu possible grâce au soutien du: CERF, Danemark, Irlande, Canada, European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), Global Thematic, OFDA et SIDA. Tous les rapports, cartes et bulletins RRM sont disponibles sur la page RRM du portail Humanitarian Response.
Cholera still continues to be the biggest immediate threat post Hurricane Matthew, putting the lives of thousands of children in danger in Haiti. Ensuring access to clean water, hygiene and sanitation is therefore a priority for UNICEF. Getting children back to school, ensuring child protection and basic levels of nutrition are further focus areas for UNICEF.
• From 3 September to 2 October 2016, more than 32,000 South Sudanese refugees have crossed the border into Gambella Region in western Ethiopia. The refugees are coming at a daily arrival rate of about 1,000. This is a huge increase compared to a total of 2,000 between January and August 2016.
• In August, in response to the drought, 11,279 children in Afar, Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, Somali and Tigray regions benefited from a range of child protection activities aimed at protecting children from child abuse, neglect and gender based violence.
In the month of August, 526 children were admitted for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) treatment in the 20 priority districts with high global acute malnutrition (GAM) levels (5% and above), bringing the cumulative number of children aged 6-59 months who were treated for SAM in the 20 districts in 2016 to 4,447.