As of 28th January, 2016, UNICEF and partners have supported over 180,585 Sudanese in Uganda since the influx began in mid-December 2013. The majority of South Sudan Refugees are hosted in Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo and Kampala with an arrival trend of 50 individuals per day in the first three days of January 2016 then shot up peaking on January 7-8 with over 700 daily arrivals.
In December 2015, UNICEF supported the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Department of Disaster Preparedness and Management and Uganda National Meteorological Authority (UNMA) to conduct a multi sectoral rapid assessment (Health, Education, WASH and child protection) in 25 high risk districts to ascertain the actual number of people at risk and their immediate needs and capacities, in order to inform response efforts.
According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 20,136 refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 and 47 per cent of them are children under the age of years. The period 14th – 24 th January 2016 saw the entry of a total of 601 new Burundian refugees compared to 390 refugees in the last week of January 8-13,and 151 in the previous week January 1st -7 th before that showing an increase in trends.
By Ashanti Bleich and Chanthea Chaing
Hunneng Kaoh Pen Primary School is located on an island in the Mekong River, in Kampong Cham province. It is accessed by a bamboo bridge, in a quiet spot surrounded by trees.
A total of 11,332 and 19,592 under-five children in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps respectively, from January to December 2015, received Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) services for severe and moderate acute malnutrition.
UNICEF provided medical supplies (Ringers Lactate, Oral Rehydration Solution and antibiotics), which were used in the treatment of 211,283 children in cholera-affected counties from January to December 2015.
The continuing cholera outbreak in 22 counties, including in the Dadaab Refugee Camp and El Nino-related flooding presented the greatest challenges in the last quarter of 2015. Starting in November 2015, Kenya experienced flooding associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon. By 28 December 2015, 10,221 cases and 174 deaths (CFR=1.7%) had been reported nationally in 22 counties. An intensified response by the Government and partners has led to outbreak control in 16 counties, with only 6 counties reporting active outbreaks by the end of the year.
Marinka/Kurakove, Ukraine, February 10th, 2016 – Acceptance International in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has successfully launched the project “Sanitation without Landmines & Explosive Remnants of War” in Eastern Ukraine. The first batch of seven toilet units (each with a separate male and female toilet) is now functional at the Marinka checkpoint in Donetsk oblast.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
DRD continues to refill ponds dewatered during cyclone Komen.
Increasing numbers of empty ponds are noted in villages, raising immediate concerns for the dry season/El Nino
Options for sludge management for Sittwe camps are under investigation.
posté le FÉVRIER 8, 2016 par CHRISTELLE TUNDA
Elle ne vient ni de l’orient, ni de l’occident, encore moins d’un endroit où coule le lait et le miel. Elle ne joue pas avec une poupée barbie ou une patinette, elle n’a jamais été à disneyland, elle ne connait pas les aventures de « Tintin », elle n’a pas entendu parler de « Simba », le roi lion et dans son école, il n’y a pas de cantine scolaire. D’où vient-elle, alors ? D’un village assaini tout simplement. Son prénom ? Mima. Toute une histoire!
Renewed fighting in the Jabel Marra area of Central Darfur has displaced an estimated 44,700 people. The displaced have sought refuge in Kebkabiya and Tawilla localities in North Darfur. Others have fled to Nertiti and Thur in Central Darfur.
On 21 January, UNICEF’s Representative participated in an inter-agency UN mission led by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen. The mission visited the Taiz enclave and witnessed the extreme difficulties faced by people living in the three districts, due to limited access to basic services, goods and supplies.
Through local partners, UNICEF has been able to reach some of the most affected communities in Taiz city, however access continues to be challenging for humanitarian actors.
Until the end of 2015, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), UN and NGO’s continued to focus on the enrollment of all children into certified formal education opportunities. As a result, by the end of 2015, a total of 158,500 non-Lebanese children and 197,000 Lebanese were registered in formal education. From the 158,500 registered non-Lebanese children, 147,285 children were attending.
• UNICEF and partners continue to respond to flooding and AWD/cholera outbreaks.
• The round five of the Polio National Immunization Day conducted in Central and Southern Somalia, as well as in Puntland. A measles campaign also took place in Somaliland during the reporting period.
Situation Overview and Humanitarian Needs
WASH partners finalized a number of community projects to improve water supply and water quality, including UNHCR who handed over 5 water reservoirs to Beirut and Mount Lebanon Water Establishment (in Baalechmay, Mansourieh, Aashkout, Ghazir and Halate). In addition 53km of drinking water supply networks were extended/rehabilitated, 962 households were also connected to the water supply network and WASH facilities inside 5,029 households were improved.
• Due to the security situation, humanitarian access to people in need remains highly difficult in the Far North Region and in some areas close to the border with Central Africa Republic. This results in difficulties for UNICEF and humanitarians partners to procure assistance to people in need.
The third round of the national vaccination campaign in response to the polio outbreak started on 25 January, targeting 4.75 million children from the age of 2 months to 10 years.
An extensive training programme is being held for health professionals, school principals and others to reinforce the vaccination campaign to increase coverage rates. UNICEF has intensified its communications strategy to increase awareness amongst parents and schools.
Guinea was declared Ebola free on 29 December. As of 27 January 2016, Guinea has reached Day 30 of the phase 3 countdown, which is a total of 90 days, ending on 27 March.
Guinea is closely working with Sierra Leone on cross border intervention to strengthen surveillance as new cases are reported in neighboring Kambia.
As of 27 January 2016, two new cases of Ebola have been confirmed in Sierra Leone. On 14 January 2016, the first confirmed case of Ebola was announced in the district of Tonkolili. The new case stems from a 22 year old female who died on 12 January 2016. While symptomatic, the index case traveled to Port Loko and Kambia, resulting in quarantined communities across the three districts. The aunt of the index case, who took care of her and was placed under quarantine, was also confirmed positive on 20 January 2016.
The 7 December 2015 earthquake affected over 5,000 persons, displaced 654 people, including 354 children, led to 2 fatalities and at least 10 injured.
The main impacted area is the upper Bartang Valley Jamoats of Basid and Savnob, which is mountainous, remote and isolated. 66% (347) of all partially damaged and 88% (147) of all destroyed homes are within these two Jamoats. UNICEF is targeting affected households (HH) in these two locations as well as those displaced to Rushon.