Faits saillants de la situation humanitaire
Des manifestations violentes ont éclaté dues au report des élections présidentielles, entre les populations et les forces de police, les 19 et 20 septembre à Kinshasa. Le groupe des partis politiques de l’opposition ont affirmé que plus de 50 personnes ont été tuées, alors que le gouvernement dit que 17 personnes sont mortes.
27,228 of the displaced people are school age children that have been forced out of school since the start of the Mosul military offensive in October. Their future remains at stake if immediate action is not taken to promote their access to education.
9,396 (4,668 females and 4,728) children in 13 camps have been provided with support to re-start school since their displacement from Mosul in October.
• Arbitrary arrests and detentions of children continue to be documented. Advocacy by UNICEF and partners in October and November led to the release of 87 such children.
• Malaria remains a significant concern, with recorded cases in 2016 now approaching 7 million - twice as many as were recorded the year before.
• As part of UNICEF Burundi’s largest Back-to-School campaign ever, 2.6 million school going children received much-needed essential school materials in a context of increased financial hardship for families.
A National Immunization Days (NID) campaign against polio commenced on 15 November, targeting 3,351,954 children under the age of five. The campaign has been completed in Warrap, Central Equatoria, Lakes and Northern Bahr el Ghazal, with implementation ongoing in remaining states.
31 October 2016
• As of end of October 2016, there are 123,293 people displaced by the Nigerian crisis in Chad’s Lac region. Three additional sites were discovered this month.
• A Hepatitis E outbreak has been reported in the Salamat Region. A total of 128 cases, including 20 positive cases (16% positivity rate) and 2 deaths (1.6% case-fatality) were registered in Amtiman, the main city of Salamat Region.
Latest Humanitarian Developments
• As of 29 November, 12,318 families (73,908 individuals around half of them children under 18), are displaced as a result of Mosul operations.
• Since the start of operations on 17 October, UNICEF has reached 118,082 affected people (including 61,403 children) with life-saving response items through the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM).1
BAGHDAD, Iraq, 30 November, 2016 – Almost half of all the children in Mosul and their families have reportedly been cut off from access to clean water after a major water pipeline was destroyed amid the ongoing conflict.
The break in the pipeline -- one of three major water conduits serving civilians in eastern Mosul -- is located in parts of the city still held by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), making it impossible to repair quickly.
Violent protests broke out over the postponement of presidential polls between demonstrators and police forces on 19 & 20 September in Kinshasa. Opposition groups claimed that more than 50 people were killed, while the Government said 17 people died.
At least 680 civilians were killed in the 120 attacks in Beni territory since October 2014. Victims and witnesses described brutal attacks in which assailants methodically kill people with guns, axes and machetes. The actual number of victims could be much higher.
Hello, I am Glodi, a Child Reporter from Kinshasa. My article is about the Global Handwashing Day and our great advocacy for the children of the city and secondary school students to also benefit from the Healthy Villages and Schools program. It’s been two years now since we, Child Reporters of Kinshasa, have been advocating for an end to the discrimination that allows only children living in rural areas and those attending primary schools to benefit from the Healthy Villages and Schools program in the DRC.
« Choosing to wash hands is choosing health »
Bonjour, je suis Glodi, Enfant-Reporter de Kinshasa. Mon article parle de la Journée Mondiale du lavage des mains et de notre grand plaidoyer pour que les enfants des villes et les élèves du secondaires aussi puissent profiter du programme des Villages et écoles assainis. Ça fait deux ans que nous, Enfants Reporters de Kinshasa, menons un plaidoyer pour mettre fin à la discrimination qui fait qu’en RDC seuls les enfants qui vivent en milieu rural et ceux qui étudient dans les écoles primaires bénéficient du programme Ecoles et Villages Assainis.
• In the three most directly affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, 8.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 1.68 million IDPs, of whom, over 50 per cent are children.
• The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) will be launched on 2 December.
UNICEF’s funding requirement under the HRP is estimated to be over US$ 143 million while the sector requirements for Nutrition, Health, WASH, Child Protection and Education is over US$ 377.9 million.
The assessment was conducted in September 2016, involving interviews of 619 households providing representative estimates of key variables/indicators for the Juba urban population.
Following are the key highlights of the report:
• As of 24 November 2016, 103 cases of cholera have been confirmed in 31 districts with 8 cases of deaths from cholera.
• A total of 6121 of suspected cases are reported in 86 districts.
• During the week 18 to 24 November 13 new confirmed cases and 1,295 suspected cases were reported.
• Incidence rate is 3 cases per 10,000.
• Case fatality rate (CFR) for the cholera associated deaths is 1.2 %,
• WHO and partners established and supported 26 Cholera Treatment Centers in 24 districts.
Presidential elections in Haiti took place on Sunday 20 November without major incidents reported. Results from the elections are expected to be announced next week and will indicate whether a second ballot will be organized in January 2017.
Due to tightened security measures in advance to the elections there has been a reduced volume of humanitarian aid delivery. Work returned to normal on Tuesday 22 November.
11 security incidents were registered in Diffa in October, including an attack on the health centers of N’Garwa and of Gueskerou, where people displaced from Niger and Nigeria receive care. No casualties were reported, but medical supplies, essential medicines and RUTF were looted.
There are a growing number of refugees (approximately 26,000) in the Far North Region who have not been registered and who reside within communities. These refugees are unable to receive assistance, and are increasing the burden on already fragile state systems and community resources.
The Representative of UNICEF with the deputy (Member of Parliament) from Lom and Djerem Department (Eastern region) visited the isolated areas of the East to meet with the refugee communities and raise awareness on the issue of early marriage.