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

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• 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.

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UNICEF Scales Up Humanitarian Response in Northern Iraq

Erbil, 19 August, 2014 – In response to the continuing humanitarian crisis in Iraq, UNICEF and the Governorate of Dahuk have signed a USD $5 million dollar agreement supporting one-time direct cash assistance to vulnerable, displaced families in the Governorate.

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In Burkina Faso, simple and sustainable solutions for rural communities’ water needs

By Adel Sarkozi

Continuing the effort to foster an environment where children can survive, develop and thrive is just one of the 25 achievements we are celebrating as we approach the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in November 2014.

In Burkina Faso, a recent pilot project is giving rural communities access to safe, clean water, and also providing employment.

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Aid agencies work to improve conditions for Iraqi refugees arriving in neighbouring Syria

UNICEF mobilizes life-saving support, but says risks of disease outbreak remain

Al Malkiya, Syria-Iraq border, 18 August 2014 – Several thousand children are among an estimated 12,000 Iraqi refugees now sheltering at a camp in neighbouring Syria after crossing the remote border between the two countries.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic: Update - 17 August 2014

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Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases is 775 (105 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 297 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 38.3% (17 August 2014).

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

  • One Hundred and twenty one (121) patients are currently admitted at the Kenema and Kailahun Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 215 (survivors).

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National Nutrition Survey Afghanistan - 2013

Executive Summary

The Afghanistan National Nutrition Survey (NNS) 2013 provides a recent benchmark of the national and provincial nutritional status of women, children, adolescent and elderly in Afghanistan and comparison with previous findings from 2004. The objectives of survey were to review the current nutritional situation, establish the trends and look for associated factors that influence the nutritional status of the population in Afghanistan.

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South Sudan Conflict: UNICEF Support to South Sudan Refugees in: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda (31 July 2014)

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Since December 2013, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan has resulted in the death of thousands and displacement of more than 1.1 million people. As of late July 2014, at least 431,045 South Sudanese had fled the conflict and sought asylum in neighboring countries; this number is expected to increase to 715,000 refugees by the end of 2014, according to UNHCR planning for most likely scenario (as of July). To date, only 25% of the US$ 67.3 million that UNICEF requires to meet humanitarian needs of refugees in neighboring countries has been received

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South Sudan Conflict: Sub-regional Funding Priorities, 31 July 2014

As of 31 July, 2014, the escalation of armed conflict in South Sudan, which began in December 2013, has resulted in the death of thousands, the displacement within the country of more than 1.1 million people, and the cross-border displacement of an additional 431,045 people who have fled to the neighbouring countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, and Uganda. 3 The number of new South Sudanese refugees is expected to almost double by year end.

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UNICEF scaling up support and protection to children in Gaza amid fragile cease-fire

GAZA, 16 August 2014 – A pause in fighting has helped UNICEF bring life-saving assistance to children in Gaza, but a sustained peace is needed to reach hundreds of thousands more children who desperately need support to rebuild their lives.

“This conflict, coming on top of previous conflicts and deepening poverty, has had a devastating impact on children, who make up half the population of Gaza. Together with partners we are providing critical care and support, but the needs of children are immense and acute,” said UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 14 August 2014

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  • The initial 72-hour-long ceasefire that began on 11 August, is holding so far. In spite of some initial rocket fire between Israel and Gaza during the final hours of the ceasefire on 13 August, the ceasefire was extended for another 5 days until midnight on 19 August.

  • Negotiations between the parties are on-going in Egypt to identify a lasting solution to the conflict.

  • Approximately 350,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain in emergency shelters or with host families throughout the Gaza Strip.

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Mère et Enfant : Bulletin d'information de l'UNICEF Chad - août 2014

Saison des pluies: sur tous les fronts

Tard dans la nuit, aux environs de 23 heures, Moussa Mahamat arrive avec son fils de 2 ans, Mahamat, au centre de santé d’Atrone, dans la ville de N’Djamena, Capitale du Tchad. Il est directement accueilli aux soins d’urgences. « Mon enfant a eu des convulsions. Tantôt il tremblait, tantôt il avait la fièvre. Il a certainement le paludisme, » nous raconte Moussa, tout paniqué.

Roseline Tallot, infirmière principale qui a assuré la garde cette nuit-là le prend et procède directement au test tout en lui injectant du sérum.

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South Sudan: Cholera Outbreak Situation Report #11, 6-12 August 2014

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 As of 9 August, WHO has reported a total of 5,667 cholera cases including 123 deaths for a case fatality rate of 2.2 per cent.

 The total number of reported cases from WHO does not include 65 suspected cases, including one death, in Isohe, Ikotos County in Eastern Equatoria.

 Since the start of the crisis, UNICEF has deployed health, WASH and behaviour change communication staff to Torit, Wau Shiluk, Bentiu, Lopa, Magwi and Nimule to provide technical support.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #35, 6 – 12 August 2014

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 The living situation for families displaced to Bentiu Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites (pictured above) continues to deteriorate due to heavy rains and flooding. The conditions have slowed many humanitarian efforts in the sites. Progress in draining the site remains slow as the PoC is situated on low, flat land.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #15, 8 August 2014

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• The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ukraine is worsening with further damage to electricity and water supply system, infrastructure and public buildings, including schools.

• 117schoolsarepartiallyorcompletelydestroyedin Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.

• TheParliamentCommissionerforHumanRightsandthe Ministry of Education and Science in cooperation with UNICEF facilitated the Coordination Forum to ensure safe access to education for children affected by the conflict.

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UNICEF Steps up its Humanitarian Response in Northern Iraq

Erbil, 12 August, 2014 – As the humanitarian crisis continues to unfold in Iraq, UNICEF and other humanitarian actors are stepping up efforts to meet the urgent needs of up to 30,000 members of the ethnic Yazidi minority who are being extracted from Sinjar Mountain, in addition to helping meet the needs of a further 12,000 displaced Christians who are now sheltering in the Kurdish capital, Erbil.

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UNICEF Yemen Situation Report July 2014

Key focus: New born health

Highlights:

  • The situation in Amran remains stable with reports of hundreds of displaced families returning home

  • New SMART survey results reveal significant improvements in malnutrition rates in Lahj

Situation Overview

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease Weekly update (3-10 August 2014)

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Situation Overview

  • The cumulative number of laboratory confirmed cases is 652 (112 new cases since last week). The number of confirmed deaths is 240 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 36.8% (9 August 2014).

  • Ninety seven (97) patients are currently admitted at the Kenema and Kailahun Isolation Units with cumulative discharges of 175 (survivors).

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UNICEF Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report, 7 August 2014

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· As of 7 August 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 500 cases and 369 deaths.

· The disease has spread to several new areas including NZerekore and Yomou in the South and Siguiri, close to the border with Mali.

· UNICEF and our partners have sensitized over 3.2 million people in the affected areas in Guinea and is continuing the campaign.

· As of 28 July 2014, 82 children (0-18 years) were among the infected cases; 61 have died.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 07 August 2014

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  • The 72-hour cease-fire that entered into force on 5 August at 08:00 has held. However, no agreement has been reached to extend the ceasefire beyond 08:00 on 8 August.

  • The cumulative death toll of Palestinians is 1,866 including 429 children. The number of child deaths has surpassed the combined total of the previous two military operations, Cast Lead and Pillar of Defense. As rescue teams continue to retrieve bodies from the rubble, numbers of deaths are expected to rise.