Displacement figures continue to grow with 921,640 people now internally displaced in Ukraine (Source: Ministry of Social Policy), of whom 136,216 are children (Source: State Emergency Service).
UNICEF has set up a field office in Kharkiv city to strengthen its response to the situation in the conflict-affected region in the East of Ukraine.
UNICEF is starting mine risk education (MRE) programme in cooperation with Danish Demining Group (DDG). The intervention will reach 500,000 children in Donbass region.
The UNDAC Assessment Report of 21 January 2015 indicates that in the three districts most affected by the floods (Nsanje, Chikwawa and Phalombe) 173,700 people are displaced
10 children have been reunited out of the 108 unaccompanied children recorded on 21st January.
12 trucks for a total value of $305,000 have now been dispatched to 7 districts (Chikwawa, Nsanje, Phalombe, Zomba, Blantyre, Mangochi and Machinga).
· As of 19 January 2015, the cumulative number of laboratory confirmed Ebola virus disease (EVD) cases is 7,923. The number of confirmed deaths is 2,788.
· Geeta Rao Gupta, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director visited Sierra Leone to discuss UNICEF’s continuing partnership with the Government of Sierra Leone to eradicate Ebola, as well as long-term plans to ensure the fulfilment of children’s rights in the country.
· According to the Ministry of Health, as of 18 January, the cumulative total of suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Liberia stood at 8,468. Case incidence has declined from a peak of over 300 new confirmed cases per week in August and September 2014 to 8 confirmed cases in the 7 days to 18 January 2015.
· According to the WHO reports there is a decline of confirmed cases in the country: 20 cases on the third week of January compared to 76 on the first week; the number of admissions in Ebola Treatment Unit is also declining.
· In partnership with CARITAS, UNICEF has set up 20 social Mediation Councils comprised of religious leaders of all faiths to act on resistance across the country; the social mediation councils have been deployed to communities reporting resistance
Distribution of drainage and sanitation kits to prepare for winter
December marked the completion of several water projects in Lebanon, including in Akkar (the Bsartine water treatment plant serving 2,500 individuals) and Kfartoun (a borehole pump-station and 1.4 km of pipeline benefitting 4000 individuals).
posted on JANUARY 21, 2015 by NICOLAS NTEMUANENGU
En décembre 2014 dans le Nord Ouest de l’Equateur, notre partenaire local l’ADSSE (Association pour le Développement Social et la Sauvegarde de l’Environnement) a aidé 4 700 familles à travers deux opérations financées par le gouvernement belge.
Des foires d’articles ménagers pour les réfugiés et leurs hôtes
posted on JANUARY 21, 2015 by NICOLAS NTEMUANENGU
In December 2014 in northwestern Equateur province, our local partner ADSSE (Association pour le Développement Sociale et la Sauvegarde de l’Environement), assisted 4,700 families with two operations funded by the government of Belgium.
Non-Food Item fairs for refugees and their hosts
On December 4, the Federal and Kurdistan Regional Governments, jointly with UN agencies, finalized the second phase of the immediate response plan (IRP II) for the Northern Region of Iraq, which outlines operational requirements until the end of March 2015.
Since the beginning of the IDP Crisis, UNICEF reached 29,714 children with recreational and psychosocial support services delivered through Child Friendly Spaces.
On 8 January, the Gaza Strip was hit by a severe winter storm, which continued for almost a week. Four children aged from 1 to 18 months died due to complications of the freezing weather and poor living conditions. 151 individuals (23 families) have sought shelter in the existing UNRWA Collective Centers, which are currently hosting IDPs.
The number of IDPs in UNRWA Collective Centers stands at 13,624.
The number of people displaced is 121,000 according to the UN Resident Coordinator’s Situation Report of 18 January 2015.
A total of 108 unaccompanied children have been recorded in Zomba and Nsanje districts as of 21 January 2015.
UNICEF on 21st January 2015 received through a chartered plane 100 metric tonnes of supplies valued at USD 594,720.
All the clusters have submitted to the Resident Coordinators Office their 90 day response plans for a funding appeal.
Baghdad, Iraq, 19 January, 2015 – The UNICEF Water and Sanitation (WASH) programme, with financial support from the European Union (EU) has started the implementation of a public awareness project to promote efficient water use and improved hygiene practices in Iraq. The project will engage 10 million Iraqis with messages on effective water conservation, water handling at the household level and hygiene practices.
DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 20 January 2015– Alors qu’en Guinée les écoles rouvrent leurs portes, l’UNICEF et ses partenaires sont en train d’apporter leur aide afin de réduire autant que possible les risques de transmission du virus Ebola en formant les enseignants à la mise en place de mesures de sécurité telles que la prise quotidienne de température, la fourniture de thermomètres et de kits de lavage des mains pour les écoles.
DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 20 January 2015 – As schools reopen in Guinea, UNICEF and partners are helping reduce as much as possible the risk of Ebola transmission, training teachers to implement safety measures such as daily temperature screening, and supplying thermometers and handwashing kits for schools.
• According UN Resident Coordinator’s Situation Report on the floods, the number of people displaced increased to an estimated 121000 as of 18 January 2015.
• 350 schools reported to be destroyed, denying education for 300,000 Children.
• UNICEF has commenced construction of latrines for an estimated 3,000 people in the two camps in Chikwawa district.
North Waziristan Dispclment :
- In total, 35,382 children (girls: 12,556, boys: 22,860) benefited under Education in Emergencies program.
Complex Emergency in KP FATA :
By December 2014, Cluster members provided education services to 33,345 children (17,693 girls) in camps, host communities and in areas of return.
Cluster members trained 2,063 PTC/TIJ members (995 females) and 984 teachers (477 female) to improve their capacity on various topics.
The Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) of Coyah (the first sub-prefecture at the entrance of Conakry) is now functional with 100 beds, and is serving its purpose of “shield” to prevent Ebola cases from inland to reach Conakry. As a result, the Donka (Conakry) ETC which was completely overloaded the last week of December only has 8 patients, all from Conakry, at the moment.
By Samuel Kaalu
Once a long way from water and lacking proper hygiene and sanitation practices, a small community in Nigeria has benefitted noticeably from a multiyear project aimed at changing behaviours and reaching millions with clean water.