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Myanmar/Kachin: WASH Cluster Snapshot, July 2014

Highlights of the month

  • First WASH learning workshop organized in Kachin following the resumption of the conflict in 2011

  • Mid term review of the WASH cluster strategy,

  • Capitalization of lessons learned and best practices through the production of 7 WASH technical briefs,

  • Training of WASH actors in Bhamo on Hygiene promotion essentials and WASH emergency,

  • Cross line mission in Mai Ja Yang area accompanied with full Hygiene kits distribution and WASH situation monitoring ,

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North Waziristan Displacement 2014 - Weekly Situation Update # 6, 21- 28 July 2014

Highlights

  • As of 23 July 2014, 52,986 families (59 per cent) have been verified by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) as displaced from North Waziristan Agency (NWA). 37,053 families (41 per cent) of the total 92,784 families registered have been rejected.

  • UNICEF WASH partner has repaired/installed WASH facilities in 136 schools benefitting 10,328 IDPs, provided 2,376,000 litres of water and carried out hygiene awareness sessions for 9,303 IDPs in Bannu.

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Situation Report | WASH Cluster - State of Palestine | WASH | 29 07 2014

Key issues

The number of IDPs hosted in UNRWA shelters has reached the number of 200,337 IDPs in 85 shelters as of 29th of July, others are located in public schools, hospitals, churches, mosques and open areas. All of these people require water and sanitation services. Personal experience of WASH Cluster members regarding their own social fabric of families and friends indicate that the number of persons staying with host families may be much bigger than assumed.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #33, Reporting Period 23 - 29 July 2014

Highlights

  • The Executive Directors of UNICEF and WFP visited South Sudan from 24-26 June, warning that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action. “The world should not wait for a famine to be announced while children here are dying each and every day,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. Nearly one million children under five years old in South Sudan will require treatment for acute malnutrition in 2014.

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Situation report | Wash Cluster - State of Palestine | Wash | 25 07 2014

Key issues

An estimated number of 190’000 Internally Displaced Persons have taken refuge in formal and informal IDP shelters. They have lost their houses, have left areas where heavy fighting takes place and/or where services such as electricity and water are no longer available. The number of IDPs hosted in UNRWA shelters reached the number of 165,548 in 89 shelters on 26th of July, others are located in public schools, hospitals, churches, mosques and open areas.

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No safe place for children in Gaza

As the hostilities enter their twenty-first day, the number of children dying is growing. More than 1,000 Palestinians have been reported killed so far, of whom around 230 were children.

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Ukraine Humanitarian Situation Report #14 - 25 July 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF and the Ministry of Education and Sciences of Ukraine are jointly developing a school-based mine awareness education campaign to be launched from 1 September. The urgency for the campaign was underscored by 20 July mine explosion in Lysichansk town, Luhansk oblast, which severely wounded two children, of which one later died in hospital. Unexploded ordinances (UXOs) and unmapped mines continue to endanger children’s lives.

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Uganda - Karamoja: WFP & UNICEF Food Security and Nutrition Assessment, June 2014

Reduced access to food as a result of lack of sufficient livelihood and income generating options and high food prices are the main causes of household food insecurity.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #32, Reporting Period 16 - 22 July 2014

Highlights:

  • Although slightly improving, the nutrition situation in Bentiu Protection of Civilian site remains of concern. The number of new admissions to outpatient therapeutic programme (OTP) centres in Bentiu POCs decreased from 126 last week to 124 this week. Analysis shows that 60 per cent of registered deaths in the PoC have been children under 6 months old, indicating a need to reinforce infant and young child feeding practices and neonatal care.

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UNICEF Ethiopia South Sudanese Refugees’ Update SitRep #14 – (Reporting Period 1 – 15 July 2014)

Highlights:

  • As of 18 July, 173,752 South Sudanese asylum seekers have arrived in Gambella Region of Ethiopia. Nearly 90 per cent of the new arrivals have been relocated to refugee camps.

  • The SMART nutrition survey is completed in all the three camps. The preliminary findings show high level of malnutrition with GAM rates of 25.8%, 30.3% and 28.0% and SAM rates of 5.7%, 10.0% and 7.8% in Leitchor, Kule and Tierkidi refugee camps respectively.

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UNICEF Plane Delivers First Ever Humanitarian Supplies from Europe to Sulimaniyeh

Erbil, 24 July 2014 – UNICEF, in coordination with federal and regional authorities, today operated the first ever airlift of humanitarian aid from Europe to Sulimaniyeh, Iraq.

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Visita de evaluación a familias de comunidades indígenas del río Dubasa, asentadas en la comunidad de Santa Catalina de Catrú por desplazamiento masivo

  1. Antecedentes de la vulnerabilidad.

Según información preliminar, desde el 11 de mayo al menos 2.631 indígenas Embera de 27 comunidades del río Dubaza, en zona rural del municipio de Alto Baudó (Chocó), se desplazaron debido a combates entre miembros del ELN y el grupo armado pos desmovilización Autodefensas Gaitanistas. La población se encuentra albergada en la escuela y el colegio de la comunidad de Catrú Central. Adicionalmente, un número aún indeterminado de personas se habrían desplazado a Puerto Melúk -cabecera municipal de Medio Baudó.

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report - 01 - 30 June 2014

Highlights

Lubero, North Kivu: Following the advance of NDC-Cheka militia towards other localities of Ikobo and Bunyatenge groupings in South Lubero, populations moved towards localities along Masereka- Lukanga axis. Over 1,000 households were added to 3,000 initially recorded in other localities of South Lubero. The threat of this militia walking on Bunyatenge, a locality bordering recently affected Oninga (Walikale), worries populations and humanitarian workers.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report #3, 13 – 19 July 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF successfully advocated for humanitarian access to Khanaqin, Diyala and through its rapid response mechanism provided over 16,000 IDPs in three areas with life-saving materials. Given the dire situation of IDPs, activities have significantly scaled up in Khanaqin where over 40,000 people had taken refuge.

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Lebanon + 1 other
WASH Sector Data Update (Jan - Jun 2014)

This data sheet presents information reported to Activity Info by the WASH Sector Working Group on activities conducted until the end of June 2014 . This sheet is a summary of partner and agency activities in Lebanon.

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Amid the crowds sheltering in a school, a displaced Iraqi girl dreams of home

By Mary Pereira Mendes

SINJAR, Iraq, 22 July 2014 – The Zarifa Usi school, where Marwa now lives, is a far cry from the Golden Dunes school, where she used to study.

For the past three weeks, 10-year-old Marwa has sheltered in Zarifa Usi school, in the town of Sinjar, with her parents, three brothers and two sisters. The only lesson she is learning in this school is to adapt to living among hundreds of other families who are crowded into the small classrooms and hallways.

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UNICEF-Sierra Leone Ebola Virus Disease: Weekly update of 21st July 2014

Summary

  • The cumulative number of Laboratory confirmed cases are 409 whiles confirmed death is 139 with a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) based on confirmed cases of 34.0%.

  • Twenty-eight (28) patients are currently admitted at the Kailahun Isolation Units with no report received from Kenema Isolation Unit. Cumulative discharges are 98

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Nigeria CO Humanitarian Situation Report June 2014

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners have admitted 98,620 severely acutely malnourished children for treatment into 150 sites in conflict affected areas of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa from January to May 2014.

  • Master trainers (39) from 11 local government areas in Borno state including four from Chibok were trained by UNICEF in basic psychosocial skills to in efforts to scale up and reinforce access to psychosocial support services for children affected by conflict.

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Iraq + 1 other
Iraq: RRP6 Monthly Update - June 2014: WASH

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS:

Water consumption in the summer months in dramatically increasing as a result of both personal domestic use, and as a result of installation and use of air coolers. Meeting these increased needs, while considering the available resources is a tricky balance. Water conservation measures continue in camps through social mobilization activities, repairing faulty connections, reducing illegal connections and ensuring more equitable distribution.