Water Sanitation Hygiene

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

90,574 Syrian refugees living in camps in Iraq were reached with WASH services


Currently there are ten main WASH Sector partners working the nine Syrian refugee camps. Norwegian Refugee Council, Danish Refugee Council, Relief International, Action contre le Faim, French Red Cross International Rescue Committee, KURD, THW, Qatar Red Crescent, UNICEF, UNHCR and WHO.

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2014 Strategic Response Plan Bangladesh (Northwest Flood), September 2014

The current plan puts an emphasis on providing communities considered most vulnerable with assistance packages that will increase their greater ability to cope and rebuild.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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UNICEF and WFP: Missions reach more than 500,000 in South Sudan

25th Joint Rapid Response Mission to South Sudan’s most remote areas

JUBA, South Sudan – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UNICEF are wrapping up their 25th joint emergency mission to deliver lifesaving supplies and services in the most remote and conflict-hit regions of South Sudan.

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Cameroon + 2 others
UNICEF Cameroon Humanitarian Situation Report, August 5, 2014


UNICEF continues to be engaged in providing humanitarian assistance in four regions of Cameroon – the Far North, North, Adamawa and the East – which have been facing recurring emergencies.

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Jordan + 1 other
Jordan: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014: WASH

WASH Highlights

WASH-Education joint sub-working group:

The WASH and Education sectors have established a joint sub-working group in order to identify areas of mutual collaboration, notably activities involving WASH in schools.

WASH in Zaatari camp:

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 8, August 2014


  • Overcrowded IDP camps and inadequate access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation facilities are increasing the risk of disease outbreak including acute watery diarrhoea and polio. 5,000 measles cases have been confirmed since the start of the outbreak in February. Malnutrition rates in IDP camps in Mogadishu, Dhobley, Dollow, Kismayo, Dhusamareeb, Garowe and Galkacyo have exceeded emergency thresholds, stressing the urgency of addressing underlying causes to save children’s lives.

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Malawi Monthly SitRep # 7, July and August 2014


  • A total population of 640,009, representing 4% of the projected national population, will not be able to meet their food requirements during the 2014/15 consumption period, according to the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee’s national food security forecast for April 2014 to March 2015.

  • A total of 1,832 children were admitted in therapeutic feeding centres in July 2014 , bringing the cumulative number of admissions to 25,313 in the 24 districts that were found to be food insecure during the 2013/14 consumption period.

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Iraq Weekly Humanitarian Situation Report 16th – 22th September 2014


  • UNICEF provided psychosocial support services (PSS) for a total of 2,127 children in the Governorate of Erbil via its network of static and mobile child friendly spaces (CFS).

  • In the central and south zones, UNICEF trucked approximately 2,336,250 liters of water during the reporting period, reaching 2,623 families (15,756 individuals) across the central and southern provinces.

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Lebanon + 2 others
Lebanon: RRP6 Monthly Update - August 2014: WASH


Through its private sector partnerships and in collaboration with the Water Establishments, UNICEF has installed 19 chlorinators in the most vulnerable municipalities of Beirut-Mount Lebanon region to benefit 114,000 Lebanese and 28,000 Syrian refugees. Through such simple interventions, chlorinated drinking water is provided and the risk of water borne disease is mitigated significantly.

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Central African Republic Response (as of 24 September 2014)

UNICEF Response highlights

• Nearly 70% of the targeted affected population has received WASH supplies and hand-washing materials.

• 61% of targeted children under 5 with severe acute malnutrition have been admitted for therapeutic care, with an estimated recovery rate of 81% (SPHERE standard >75%).

• More than 80% of children under 5 targeted by UNICEF have been vaccinated against measles.

• 69% of the targeted affected population has access to basic health services and medicines in affected areas.

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First batch of 50,000 household protection kits arrives in Liberia

Kits containing protective gear will equip a network of community-based Ebola care centres nationwide

Photos and video from Ebola-affected countries can be downloaded from: http://uni.cf/1xZAb39

MONROVIA, Liberia, 25 September 2014 – With Ebola cases in Liberia spiralling upwards – now over 3,500 cases – UNICEF’s first shipment of new household protection kits landed in the Liberian capital on Wednesday.

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On a wire and a prayer – restoring water supply in CAR

Rebel groups looted and attacked major water supply plants during the outbreak of violence in Central African Republic. As taps ran dry, people were forced to turn to boreholes, which struggled with the increased demand. UNICEF had to find a solution, and fast. So we turned to local experts in the field.

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Life trickles back to burnt town in CAR

As the air in her village became acrid with smoke from 3000 burning houses, Veronique Nem gathered her 11 children, grabbed her stock of food, and ran into the bush. The sound of gunfire and the shouts of armed men faded the further she ran – ending up at her family’s small farming plot, where they grow manioc.

What she didn’t know then, was that her family would remain “hiding in the bush” for six months, in a shelter made from tree branches, eating wild vegetables and fruits, and drinking swamp water.

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UNICEF Sierra Leone Humanitarian Situation Report – Reporting Period 15-21 September 2014


  • UNICEF continues to scale-up operations to support the Government of Sierra Leone’s (GoSL) response to the Ebola crisis. With funds from the World Bank, this week UNICEF has procured and distributed 100 metric tons of essential drugs and equipment worth over $1.7 million.

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UNICEF Guinea: Humanitarian Situation Report, 19 September 2014


  • As of 16 September 2014, Guinea has recorded a total of 964 cases and 608 Ebola deaths. Ebola confirmed cases and deaths have risen to 771 and 442, respectively.

  • 178 children (0-18 years) are among the cases (140 confirmed, 30 probable and 8 suspected) and 112 children have died.

  • Over 5,000 Guinean children are directly affected by the Ebola outbreak, with 1,400 children having lost one or both parents to the virus.

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Liberia + 1 other
UNICEF- Liberia Ebola Virus Disease: SitRep #52, 17 September 2014


  • Since the UNICEF SitRep of 12 September, 610 new suspected, probable and confirmed Ebola cases, and 271 new deaths were added to the official totals for Liberia, indicating a continued steepening of the epidemic curve.

  • Montserrado County remains the current epicenter of the outbreak, with the caseload continuing to rise rapidly; 305 new cases were reported in Montserrado over the current reporting period. Bong County also reported a steep rise of an additional 50 cases, and Grand Bassa County reported an additional 55 cases.

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UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #40, 10 - 23 September 2014


  • According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification for September, while the food security situation has improved, the nutrition situation will remain dire for remainder of the year. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition (GAM) is likely to remain above emergency thresholds (GAM >15%), as defined by WHO, especially in conflict-affected states. High levels of acute malnutrition are attributed to inadequate food consumption, morbidity, dietary and feeding habits, and severely constrained health and nutrition service delivery.

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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.