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Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report, 19th – 25th August 2014

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.

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UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #15 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 August 2014)

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  • As of 15 August, 189,327 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Over 90 per cent of the new arrivals are women and children and almost 68 percent are children. The current daily average arrival rate is 800. UNHCR estimates that 300,000 refugees will seek asylum in Ethiopia by end of 2014.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 28 August 2014

Highlights

  • After 50 days of fighting, an open-ended ceasefire brokered by the Egyptian government and agreed by the armed groups in Gaza, the Palestinian Authority, and Israel entered into force on 26 August. Both parties to the conflict are currently observing the ceasefire.

  • If the agreement holds, it will have ended the longest, deadliest and most destructive escalation in hostilities in Gaza since the beginning of the Israeli occupation in 1967.

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Liberia + 7 others
Sub-Regional Response to the Ebola Outbreak As of 25 August 2014

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

26 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN AREAS AFFECTED BY EBOLA (EVD)

4.5 MILLION CHILDREN UNDER 5 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

5.8 MILLION CHILDREN AGED 10-19 LIVING IN AFFECTED AREAS

RESPONSE HIGHLIGHTS

• In Liberia, in addition to social mobilization, health and hygiene promotion activities, UNICEF is working with government and NGO partners to develop psychosocial services for families affected by Ebola, and to establish a system of identification and care of children orphaned by Ebola.

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UNICEF Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report, 21 August 2014

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  • As of 21 August 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 607 cases and6 deaths. Ebola confirmed cases and deaths have risen to43 and64 , respectively .

  • As of August 22, 103 children (0 - 18 years) were among the cases (76 confirmed, 23 probable, 4 suspected) ; 70 have died.

  • In August, t he disease spread to s everal new area s including Nzérékoré and Yomou in the South and Siguiri, close to the border with Mali.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #37, 20 - 26 August 2014

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  • Further heavy rains in Bentiu have meant that most PoCs are now flooded, with people moved from PoC4 to PoC6 where the flooding has been less severe. It has become difficult to find dry land on which latrines can be established. While access to safe water through boreholes and water treatment plants have been maintained, the flooding has caused further latrines to collapse, meaning that there is now one latrine for every 100 people, compared to one latrine for 72 people before the flooding began.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly Update (18-24 August 2014)

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Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases is 935 (160 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 341 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 36.5% (24 August 2014).

  • Of the Ebola confirmed cases around 22% are children (0-17 years).

  • Seventy eight (78) patients are currently admitted at the Kenema and Kailahun Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 236 (survivors).

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L’UNICEF déploie sa plus grosse opération d’approvisionnement d’urgence jamais menée en un seul mois

Une quantité record de matériel d’urgence acheminée pour les enfants piégés dans un nombre record de crises

COPENHAGUE/GENÈVE/NEW YORK, 26 août 2014– Au cours de ce seul mois d’août, l’UNICEF a expédié 1 000 tonnes de fournitures d’urgence aux enfants pris dans les crises les plus urgentes du monde – ce qui constitue la plus grande opération d'urgence jamais menée par l'organisation en un seul mois. La quantité livrée représente l’équivalent de 19 avions cargos gros porteurs.

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UNICEF deploys its largest emergency supply operation ever in a single month

UNICEF deployed 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in crises - the largest emergency supply operation in the organization’s history in a single month.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 25 August 2014

Highlights

  • 26 August will mark the 50th day of the current escalation in the Gaza-Israel conflict that has seen almost 500 children killed. An average of 10 children per day have been killed since 8 July.

  • 89 Gazan families have been killed in during the conflict.

  • Since the expiration of the five-day ceasefire and the resumption of hostilities on 19 August, at least 28 Palestinian children and one Israeli child were killed. In the past 48 hours alone, an additional nine Palestinian children were killed throughout Gaza.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report, 12 – 18 August 2014

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).

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Après le Bas-Congo, Bandundu et Kinshasa, les Kasaï Oriental et Occidental bénéficient des matériels et équipements remis par l’UNICEF au Projet d’Equipement des Structures Sanitaires (PESS)

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RDC : Après le Bas-Congo, le Bandundu et Kinshasa, les provinces du Kasaï Oriental et Kasaï Occidental bénéficient à leur tour des matériels et équipements remis par l’UNICEF au Projet d’Equipement des Structures Sanitaires (PESS)

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UNICEF: Responding to dire emergency in South Sudan, the European Commission adds €5 million toward scale up for children

JUBA, South Sudan, 18 August 2014 – As the crisis in South Sudan deepens, the European Commission, through its Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection department (ECHO), has announced an additional grant to UNICEF of €5 million, bringing its total donation for 2014 to €9.5 million. UNICEF welcomed this latest contribution, which will provide lifesaving support for the hundreds of thousands of children who have been affected by the conflict in the country.

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UNICEF airlifts 68 tonnes of supplies to Liberia, ramping up Ebola response

MONROVIA, Liberia, 23 August 2014 – A cargo plane carrying 68 metric tonnes of health and hygiene supplies from UNICEF landed in Monrovia early Saturday morning, bringing urgently needed supplies to combat the worst Ebola outbreak in global history.

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UNICEF- Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #48, 22 August 2014

Summary

  • According to the MoHSW, in the past week,1 297 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola were reported in Liberia – the largest number of cases reported in one week since the epidemic began in late March.

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ECHO and UNICEF join forces for families affected by violence in Central African Republic

BANGUI/BRUSSELS, Central African Republic, 22 August 2014 – The European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) is providing EUR 1 million to help the UNICEF-coordinated Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) to reach affected populations in Central African Republic (CAR) , especially in places where due to security and access constrains there is virtually no humanitarian presence.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - July 2014: WASH

JULY HIGHLIGHTS:

All refugees living in camps are benefitting from the minimum standard of water, sanitation, and hygiene services.

Water quality is continuously being monitored to ensure proper chlorination of water supply to camp residents. During the month, water quality reports have been shown that water being distributed meets national drinking water standards.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #36, 13 – 19 August 2014

Highlights

  • There has been heavy fighting in Bentiu this week, including very close to the PoCs. The fighting is slowing the humanitarian response in the area, and has stopped supply movements, including essential supplies such as therapeutic foods to treat acute malnutrition.

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

Highlights

• 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.