Rwanda continued to receive a steady influx of refugees from Burundi. The total number has now reached 71,485.
The shelter strategy is being revised to accommodate the large number of refugees in hangars, tents and semi-permanent facilities.
Alternative modes of providing water to the growing number of refugees are being put in place, while working on permanent/sustainable solutions.
Negotiations are ongoing to ensure refugee children’s participation in national education examinations.
· The total number of confirmed cases of Ebola rose this week from 3,303 to 3,324, with 21 new confirmed cases, including twelve from Conakry, seven in Forécariah, and two in the prefecture of Coyah (WHO Ebola Situation Reports, 20 July 2015).
· Among the 12 cases reported in Conakry, 11 were from the commune of Ratoma and 1 from the commune of Matoto while for prefecture of Forécariah, 6 were from the sub-prefecture of Benty and 1 from the sub-prefecture of Allasoya.
· In the week to 19 July 2015, there were four confirmed Ebola cases, down from 14 cases the previous week. The two cases reported in Western Area Urban district came from Patton Street and Lumley areas of Freetown (the only two areas reporting cases out of 48 wards in the district). Two cases reported from Port Loko district came from two (Mamusa and Marampa) out of 11 chiefdoms.
• Provision of WASH services has contributed to recent reduction in cases of water-borne diseases.
• Recent improved collaboration with the WASH related Government institutions to better reflect existing strategies, priorities and legal framework.
• Secondments for information coordinators and hydraulic engineers in the four regional water establishments have been initiated to fill much needed capacity gaps in the Government.
The extent of unmet or unplanned for need, i.e. as measured by caseload appears to be very great. However significant further caseload revision is expected which will reduce the unmet need
Hygiene kit distribution is progressing. However water and sanitation assistance is limited and much more concentrated in a few locations leaving many gaps.
· There are currently six confirmed cases in this most recent Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Margibi and Montserrado counties. Two of these are deceased, two have been discharged from an Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU), while the remaining two will be discharged as soon as they test negative. There is still no definitive information on the original source of transmission.
· As of 21 July 2015, there are 22 contacts being followed up in Margibi and 17 contacts in Montserrado.
58 Children detained on charges of “involvement in armed groups” following fighting in Kayanza province (UNICEF, 28 July)
14 Children sentenced to 2 years’ imprisonment on charges of “involvement in armed groups” (UNICEF, 28 July)
Over 177,000 Seeking asylum in neighbouring countries (UNHCR, 28 July)
1 New cholera case in Burundi since last reporting period, bringing the total to 181 confirmed cases (Ministry of Health, 28 July)
ALL 6 Municipalities (16 VDCs) have a Focal Point Agency and WASH programs ongoing with 20 WASH Cluster partners presen
36284 people have benefitted from approx. 6,597 Hygiene Kits¹ Estimated Caseload: 69,562³ (29% reached)²
22,484 people have received water treatment products (includes PoU treatment and bulk chlorination)¹ and 8,226 people have been assisted with repaired water systems.¹ Estimated Caseload: Water Emergency: 99,8463 (18% reached)² Water Sustainable: 12,4433 (41% reached)²
41 of 26 VDCs have a Focal Point Agency and WASH programs ongoing with 22 WASH Cluster partners present
48188 beneficiaries received approx. 8761 Hygiene Kits Estimated Caseload: 39575 (34% reached)
134489 people received access to water treatment products and 15,455 people have been assisted with repaired water systems Emergency Water / Sustain Water Estimated Caseload: 414728 (46%) caseload 59358 (4%)
According to WHO, as of 26 July 2015, a total of 1,375 cholera cases including 42 deaths have been reported in Juba County and in Bor, Jonglei State for an overall case fatality rate (CFR) of 3.0 per cent. This includes:
94,072 Syrian refugees in 10 camps benefit from access to water, sanitation and hygiene services, with 74,955 benefiting from more durable, resilient water supply services.
MID YEAR HIGHLIGHTS :
· In Syria, access to humanitarian assistance for children in hard-to-reach areas continues to remain a significant challenge. The UN estimates that up to 2 million children are still not being reached due to deteriorating security, shifting frontlines, capacity limitations and administrative hurdles.
While the overall nutrition situation is showing improvement in coastal, North West and South East Counties with an expected decrease in the acutely malnourished children requiring treatment, the nutrition situation is expected to worsen in Isiolo, Garissa, Mandera and Wajir counties as a result of poor rains. The total caseload for acutely malnourished children requiring treatment in the ASAL and urban areas is expected to decrease from 304,083 as of February 2015 driven by improvements observed across ASAL counties.
On 4 June the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Iraq (JulyDecember 2015) was launched, with a total budget of US$498 million, targeting 5.6 million vulnerable Iraqis with essential, life-saving support. Within the HRP, UNICEF is seeking US$48 million of which
During June, 68,322 individuals were newly displaced or newly identified as displaced, bringing the total population of IDPs in Iraq to 3.1 million individuals as of 18 June.
Baghdad, Iraq, 23 July 2015 – The UNICEF-WFP led Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) Consortium marked the one-year anniversary of the RRM by scaling up the emergency response in the midst of continuing conflict.
High temperatures and melting snow have resulted in mudslides in GBAO and Rasht Regions of Tajikistan, and further communities are being affected as the situation evolves;
16 July 2015 mudflow affected several villages, some 25 km east of Khorog, GBAO, with more than 55 households and local infrastructure suffering significant damage;
On 20 July 2015, approximately 60 households and local infrastructure have been significantly damaged in Garm, Rasht;
Three months on from first Nepal quake, children still at risk
UNICEF provides $15 million in cash transfers to most vulnerable families
KATHMANDU, Nepal, 25 July 2015 – Three months after Nepal’s April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid.
During the reporting period, the planned humanitarian pause did not materialise. UNICEF continued to deliver despite this but was unable to implement plans to rapidly scale up life-saving operations that are contingent on increased humanitarian access. As the fighting continues, the number of casualties grows and many families are prevented from accessing urgently needed basic services.
Arrivé au terme de sa mission au Tchad, Bruno Maes, Représentant de l’UNICEF dresse un bilan de la mise en œuvre du programme de coopération Tchad-UNICEF depuis 2012.
N’DJAMENA (Tchad), le 24 Juillet 2015 – Arrivé au terme de sa mission au Tchad, Bruno Maes, Représentant de l’UNICEF depuis janvier 2012, a dressé un bilan de la mise en œuvre du programme de coopération Tchad-UNICEF et projeté ainsi les perspectives au cours d’une rencontre ce jour avec Son Excellence Monsieur le Premier Ministre, M. Kalzeubet Pahimi Deubet.