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Solomon Islands Humanitarian Situation Report #5, 15-21 April 2014

Salient Points

  • Two weeks after torrential rain and river overflow in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Malaita and Isabel Provinces caused massive flooding, damages and displacement on 3 and 5 April 2014, flood waters are receding leaving behind acres of mud and debris

  • Destruction or serious damage has been widespread to families, residential and business communities, farmers and related livelihoods, and infrastructure, including water sources, and schools

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Guinea + 6 others
Ebola: Sub-regional Snapshot - Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Mali, Guinea-Bissau (19 April 2014)

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Guinea and Liberia are the two countries where the Ebola virus has been detected. As of today, 125 people have died as a consequence of the virus (112 in Guinea and 13 in Liberia). In Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire there have been some suspected cases that are under investigation. Adults are more at risks of Ebola, especially those who have be in close contact with infected individuals, such as health workers.

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Yemen takes a major first step in reaching marginalized communities

SANA”A, April 15 - UNICEF in collaboration with the Social Welfare Fund (SWF) of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour (MoSAL), today launched the mapping of muhamasheen communities (locally known as Akhdam) in Taiz Governorate. This survey, which is expected to reach some 10,000 households, is the first of its kind in Yemen, specifically targeting the most marginalized population.

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Liberia + 1 other
UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #16, 16 April 2014

Key Points

 One additional suspected case of Ebola was reported in Saclapea, Nimba County, raising the total number of suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases to 27, including 13 Ebola-related deaths, for a case fatality rate of 48%.

 The total number of confirmed Ebola cases stands at six.

 Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak. However, suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6), Bong (5), Nimba (4), Montserrado (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #18, 14 April 2014

Highlights

 Over 3.7 million people in the country, including almost 740,000 children under five, are at high risk of food insecurity. Malnutrition rates are also on the rise, with partners estimating that the lives of as many as 50,000 children could be at risk unless nutrition programmes are urgently funded and scaled up.

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Chad + 4 others
Central African Republic Regional Response Plan January - December 2014

This regional inter-agency appeal aims at mobilizing the emergency response for the influx of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) since December 2013 to the Republics of Cameroon and Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo (RoC).
Immediate priorities to support the preservation of lives include the provision of food, individual and family protection, health and nutrition, water and sanitation and shelter.

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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Consolidated Cluster Briefs, 11 April 2014

OVERVIEW

The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster tracks and monitors displacement flows in all displacement sites in order to define caseloads, identify vulnerable groups, monitor and coordinate service provision in camps and advocate durable solutions for internally displaced people (IDPs).

International Organization for Migration:

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UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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Nuevos compromisos sobre agua y saneamiento para transformar las vidas de los niños

WASHINGTON, DC, 11 de abril de 2014 – El Secretario General de las Naciones Unidas, Ban Ki-moon, el Director Ejecutivo de UNICEF, Anthony Lake, y el Presidente del Banco Mundial, Jim Yong Kim, se unieron hoy a más de 50 países para establecer metas concretas a fin de llegar a los 2.500 millones de personas en todo el planeta que carecen todavía de un saneamiento adecuado y a los casi 750 millones que no tienen agua potable.

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De nouveaux engagements en faveur de l’eau et de l’assainissement pour transformer la vie des enfants

WASHINGTON, États-Unis, 11 avril 2014 –Le Secrétaire général de l’ONU, Ban Ki-moon, le Directeur général de l’UNICEF, Anthony Lake, et le Président de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, se sont aujourd’hui joints à plus de cinquante pays pour fixer des objectifs concrets permettant de desservir les 2,4 milliards de personnes qui se trouvent toujours privées d’un assainissement décent et les près de 750 millions d’autres qui se trouvent sans eau potable.

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Solomon Islands Flooding – UNICEF Responds to Urgent Water and Sanitation Needs

UNICEF is continuing to coordinate its emergency response with partners and the Solomon Islands Government in order to reach the estimated 52,000 people affected by extreme flooding. With water systems still extensively damaged and almost 10,000 people in evacuation centres, UNICEF’s main concern is ensuring people have clean water and adequate sanitation to prevent the potential spread of disease.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, March 31, 2014

Highlights

UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian response in four regions of Cameroon – Far North, North, Adamoua and East – which have been facing recurring emergencies such as increased food insecurity after the dry season, widespread epidemics like Cholera and Meningitis, and floods), and the continued influx of refugees from CAR and Nigeria.

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Solomon Islands Humanitarian Situation Report #4, 10-14 April 2014

Salient Points

  • Torrential rain and river overflow in Honiara, Guadalcanal,
    Malaita and Isabel Provinces caused massive flooding, damages and displacement between 3 and 5 April 2014.

  • Two earthquakes (7.2 and 7.7 in magnitude) have shaken Solomon Islands in the last few days, triggering tsunami warnings and evacuations, but fortunately no tsunami.
    Rapid assessments have not revealed any visible damage, but relief efforts were delayed while people twice evacuated high risk areas.

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Carnets de route en RD Congo – Episode 9: Goûter l’eau pour convaincre

…Nous remontons à bord de notre Jeep, il n’y a pas de temps à perdre, car nous avons une bonne centaine de kilomètres de pistes aller-retour devant nous et il faudra repasser la rivière et rentrer à Bandundu avant la nuit.

Après 1h de trajet nous croisons enfin un autre véhicule, qui file comme nous à vive allure, si vite que nous ne nous rendons pas tout de suite compte que ce sont en fait une équipe de collègues de l’UNICEF qui rentrent d’une campagne de vaccination dans les villages reculés de la province.

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UNICEF-Liberia Ebola Outbreak: SitRep #14, 10 April 2014

Key Points

• The total number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola is 25, with 12 related deaths.

• The total number of confirmed Ebola cases stands at five.

• Foya, Lofa County, remains the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak. However suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases have been reported in Lofa (10), Margibi (6), Bong (4), Nimba (3), Montserrado (1) and Grand Cape Mount (1) Counties.

• Staff from MSF and the US Department of Defense-run Lassa fever laboratory in Kenema, Sierra Leone, have arrived in Liberia.

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DR Congo UNICEF Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report - 1 - 31 March 2014

Highlights

  • North Kivu : 251 Congolese refugees returning from Kyangwandi camp in Uganda died in a boat accident on 22 March on Lake Edward. According to authorities in Goma there were 89 children among the dead. The refugees were returning to Beni Territory where fighting between FARDC and ADF-Nalu had forced them to flee in 2013.

  • South Kivu: Around 1,000 households from Ndese and Byangama in Shabunda Territory displaced in the bush following clashes between two fac-tions of Raia Mutomboki armed group.

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Uganda + 1 other
Uganda Humanitarian Situation Report, 7 April 2014

Uganda has registered more than 96,000 South Sudanese refugees, just shy of the contingency planning figure of 100,000. Only 18% of the required funding has been received.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 2, February 2014

Highlights

  • Considerable social mobilisation efforts including engagement with religious leaders, community awareness activities, radio, TV and mobile phone messages for the polio vaccination campaign have enabled 345,007 children under-5 to be vaccinated this year with no new cases since December. However a funding gap of $13 million exists for 2014‘s polio response.

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UNICEF Yemen Situation Report - Reporting period: March 2014

Highlights:

  • 9,500 people are benefitting from the newly renovated water network in Haidan—Sa’ada, an area heavily affected by the conflict.

  • An inter-agency mission managed to access Al-Dhale on March 26 after several months of advocacy with na-tional authorities.

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Bridging the gaps: Leaders to map future of investments in water, sanitation and hygiene

WASHINGTON, D.C., 10 April 2014 – Government ministers from 50 countries are expected this week to pledge concrete commitments to bring safe water, sanitation and hygiene to those who need it most.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open the third biennial Sanitation and Water For All (SWA) High-Level Meeting here on Friday, along with World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and SWA Chair John Kufuor, ahead of the 2014 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group.