Water Sanitation Hygiene

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Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report 7th - 13th October 2014


  • During the reporting period, an estimated 180,000 people have been internally displaced from Heet City and surrounding areas in Anbar Governorate .

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UNICEF - Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #56, 15 October 2014


  • Since the UNICEF SitRep of 11 October 2014, 320 new suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola and 4 new deaths were added to the official totals for Liberia.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period 9 - 15 October 2014


  • As of 15 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 2,977. The number of confirmed deaths is 932 with 571 survivors.*

  • Of the EVD confirmed cases, around 22% are children and youth (0-17 years). To date, 1,965 children have been identified as being affected by the Ebola crisis (972 girls and 993 boys), including 568 children who have been orphaned.**

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Sudan Children Join the World in Celebrating Global Handwashing Day

UNICEF says: Choose Handwashing, Choose Health

UNICEF, Khartoum, October 15

Thousands of Sudanese children will join their peers, across the world in celebrating Global Hand Washing Day, an event aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of washing hands with soap.

In cooperation with the Ministry of Education and under the theme “ Choose Handwashing, Choose Health” children from different states will perform drama, songs and traditional dances focusing on the importance of 'handwashing' with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases.

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L’école primaire St Augustin : un modèle pour le lavage des mains

A l’école primaire Saint Augustin Erudit, dans la Commune Annexe de Lubumbashi, le lavage des mains est devenu une pratique courante, comme dans de nombreuses écoles du Katanga. Même les plus petits en font leur habitude.

"Après les travaux manuels, après avoir été aux toilettes, en pleine récréation ou avant de manger, les élèves se lavent les mains".

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 9 October 2014


  • In Gaza, Eid al-Adha holiday started on Saturday. Eid is normally celebrated with time off from school and work to enjoy food and gift giving; this year it came in the aftermath of the conflict.

  • With UNICEF support, all 130,000 children in grades 1-9 in MoEHE schools have received school bags and stationery sets and all schools have been supplied with teaching aids and recreational kits.

  • A female died of wounds sustained in the 50 day conflict.

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Give South Sudan’s children a healthy start! Republic of South Sudan launches mass nutrition screening

JUBA, 14 October 2014 – The South Sudan National and State Ministry of Health, Sanitation and Environment, UNICEF and WFP today kicked off a new outreach and a mass-screening campaign to address the nutrition crisis, which UNICEF says is threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of children.

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UNICEF Guinea: Ebola Situation Report, 8 October 2014


  • As of 8 October 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 1199 cases and 739 deaths according to WHO.

  • 178 children (0-18 years) are among the cases (140 confirmed, 30 probable, 8 suspected). Of the total cases, 112 children have died according to the Guinean Ministry of Health and WHO.

  • Nearly 60 metric tonnes of medical supplies and equipment arrived in Conakry this week. This was the first of several shipments funded by a World Bank grant.

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For policy, suffer the little children of Mozambique

By Dr. Koenraad Vanormelingen, UNICEF Mozambique Representative

MAPUTO, 13 October 2014 - Mozambique needs to invest in its children if the resource curse is to be transformed into a mineral wealth dividend.


“I need more food, blankets, clothing, and support for schooling. I need more of everything”, says Melina*, who is in her late 70s. She fends for her three grandchildren, aged between two and 10, whose parents died in 2010.

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Bangui violence threatens – but cannot stop our work

The capital city of Central African Republic – Bangui – has been on virtual lockdown for the past five days. Intercommunal violence has again flared up, with at least 10 people killed including three children.

Respect for humanitarian space has been compromised countless times since December 2012. We knew we would continue to be challenged, as hostile gangs targeted UN vehicles and convoys. But in this chaos, some of our UNICEF colleagues and NGO partners ventured out into streets blocked by barricades to continue their work.

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UNICEF Yemen Situation Report September 2014

Key focus: Conflict in the Capital, Sana’a


  • Around 75,000 children in Sana’a had their education disrupted as their schools were in or around the conflict zones. Escalation of conflicts led to the suspension of all schools in the city.
  • 27,840 children are benefiting from the distribution of 9,280 benches and tables to the 32 Global Partnership for Education (GPE) schools in Sa’ada, Sana’a, Mareb and Aden Governorates

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Handwashing one important tool in the Ebola fight – UNICEF

Global Handwashing Day a reminder that the simple practice saves lives

NEW YORK, 15 October 2014 – As the world celebrates the seventh Global Handwashing Day, UNICEF said the fight against Ebola further underscores the practice of handwashing in disease prevention.

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UNICEF- Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #55, 08 October 2014


  • Since the UNICEF SitRep of 3 October 2014, an additional 41 probable cases and 7 new confirmed cases of Ebola as well as 83 new deaths were added to the official totals for Liberia.

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UNICEF Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Humanitarian Situation Report #26, Issued on 10 October 2014


  • 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.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period 29 September - 8 October 2014


  • As of 7 October 2014, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 2,492. The number of confirmed deaths is 703 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 28.2 percent (based on confirmed cases).*

  • Of the EVD confirmed cases, around 22% are children and youth (0-17 years), approximately 549 children. To date, 1,480 children have been identified as affected by the Ebola crisis (737 girls and 743 boys).**

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Central African Republic Humanitarian Situation Report - 3 October 2014


  • On 15 September MINUSCA officially took over from MISCA;

  • On 22 September, five Muslims were killed by anti-Balaka in the Sibut area while accompanying a truck of cattle to Bangui;

  • CAR government’s decision to prevent the entry to people from Ebola affected countries (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria) remains effective;