Water Sanitation Hygiene

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Real-Time Evaluation of UNICEF’s Humanitarian Response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

UNICEF’s response to super-typhoon Haiyan was timely, appropriate and relevant to priority needs. Notably, UNICEF played a key role in restoring the water supply in Tacloban City for some 200,000 people, and its education interventions were well coordinated. This evaluation found examples of innovative good practice and it presents a number of important areas of learning for UNICEF’s emergency response model.

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Syria Crisis Monthly Humanitarian Situation report 16 August - 15 September 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt


  • As the conflict in Syria continues unabated, there are now over 3 million refugees from Syria across Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt. Over 50 per cent of the Syrian refugees are children.

  • The crisis in Iraq is compounding the humanitarian situation in neighboring countries. There are now 5,000 Iraqi refugees in a camp in Al-Hassakeh region in Syria, and 16,000 Iraqi refugees in the south-eastern Turkish province of Sirnak who require humanitarian assistance.

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In Nigeria, social mobilizers fight Ebola – and misinformation

By Patrick Moser

Educating the public about Ebola transmission and prevention is a critical part of efforts to contain the outbreak. In Nigeria, the information campaign is taking on an added importance as schools reopen. UNICEF is supporting a major social mobilization effort through deployment of outreach teams door-to-door and to public gathering places.

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 15 September 2014


  • Half a million children in Gaza returned to school on 14 September facilitated by a massive Back to School campaign led by the Education cluster, co-led by Save the Children and UNICEF. The first week of school is devoted to structured psychosocial support and recreational activities that ease the transition back to learning.

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Liberia + 10 others
UNICEF appeals for $200 million for Ebola response in West Africa

About 8.5 million children and youth live in areas affected by Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia

GENEVA/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 16 September 2014 – UNICEF said today it needs over $200 million to respond to the Ebola outbreak that has claimed over 2,400 lives and ravaged communities across West Africa. This is part of a broader, six-month appeal for $987.8 million that governments and humanitarian agencies require to fight the disease.

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Guinea + 2 others
L’UNICEF lance un appel de 200 millions de dollars pour lutter contre le virus Ebola en Afrique de l’Ouest

Près de 8,5 millions d’enfants et de jeunes vivent dans les régions affectées par le virus en Guinée, Sierra Leone et Libéria

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Combattre les mythes et les idées fausses pour vaincre Ebola


Mama Nelly, 42 ans, croyait fermement qu’Ebola n’existait pas, et qu’elle ne pouvait pas se protéger, protéger ses trois enfants et son mari contre ‘la nouvelle maladie’ qui a déjà tué plusieurs personnes. Mais quand elle a été informée des règles d’hygiène à suivre telles que se laver les mains au savon ou à la cendre avant de manger et à la sortie des toilettes, et de ne pas manger de la viande de brousse, elle était soulagée.

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Combatting Myths and Misconceptions to Defeat Ebola

posted on SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 by MODESTINE AMBOKO

Mama Nelly, 42, strongly believed that Ebola didn’t exist, and that she could protect herself, protect her three children and her husband against ‘the new disease’ which has already killed so many people. But when she was told about the hygiene rules to follow, such as washing your hands with soap or ash before eating and after using the toilet, and not eating bush meat, she was relieved.

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UNICEF- Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #51, 10 September 2014


  • Since the last UNICEF SitRep of 5 September, 544 new suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases and 218 new deaths were added to the official totals for Liberia, indicating a steepening of the epidemic curve.

  • Based on the data, the epicenter of the outbreak has shifted from Foya, Lofa County, where the rate of reported cases appears to be lessening, to Monrovia, Montserrado County, where the rate of reported cases is rapidly rising.

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UNICEF Philippines Humanitarian Situation Report #25, Issued on 12 September 2014


  • UNICEF and partners continue to provide life-saving and recovery assistance for children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

  • UNICEF and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched an extended unconditional cash transfer (UCT) programme targeting 5,801 households in the most affected municipalities in Eastern Samar. Each household will receive around US$ 100 per month on top of the regular cash grants provided by the DSWD to poor households.

Typhoon Haiyan