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Nutrition Cluster Weekly Update, Region VIII, Philippines (April 16, 2014)

Last week* Nutrition Cluster Partners

  • Screened 12,199 children,

  • Admitted 35 children to OTP,

  • Admitted 77 children to tSFP,

  • Distributed MNPs to 12,749 children,

  • Counseled 5,377 PLWs on IYCF

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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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UNICEF statement on school attack in Damascus, Syria

Statement

DAMASCUS, Syria, 16 April 2014 - The latest reported mortar attack on a school inside the old city of Damascus on Tuesday during school hours is a stark and horrific reminder of the violence that children across Syria are enduring on a daily basis. The attack is reported to have resulted in the death of one child and the injury of many others.

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Chad + 3 others
Millions of children to be vaccinated against polio in Chad

By Nadim Boughanmi

N’Djamena, 16th April 2014 – This year’s second national immunization campaign against polio was launched Friday in the capital city of N’Djamena by Chadian health authorities, alongside representatives of lead UN operating agencies UNICEF and WHO. International funding partners such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation were also present at the launch.

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UNICEF calls for immediate release of abducted school girls in Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria

Statement attributable to Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Regional Director for West and Central Africa

DAKAR, Senegal/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 16 April 2014 - UNICEF condemns in the strongest possible terms the reported abduction of some 100 school girls between 12 and 17 years old from their school hostel in Chibok Borno State on Monday night, and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

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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.

International Organization for Migration:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

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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:

Copyright © IOM. All rights reserved.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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La participation des communautés, clé d’un meilleur accès à l’éducation

By BLANQUI NTAMBWE KABONGO

Problèmes d’accès à l’éducation en RDC

L’étude des enfants en dehors de l’école a révélé que les distances importantes séparant les écoles des communautés et la mauvaise qualité des infrastructures scolaires sont des facteurs d’exclusion scolaire. On chiffre à environ 7,5 millions les enfants de 5 à 17 ans qui n’ont pas accès à l’éducation en RDC.

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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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Des familles déplacées par les violences restent optimistes quant au retour de la paix en République centrafricaine

Alors que la situation se détériore en République centrafricaine, l’avenir des enfants est menacé.

Par Patrick Flynn

BANGUI, République centrafricaine, le 3 avril 2014 – « Ils ont tué ma fille, son mari – et mon petit frère. Sauvagement. Les corps étaient méconnaissables, » affirme Nurumuhamat.

Trouver un refuge

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La nutrition, un droit de l’enfant, la responsabilité de tous

By KEULLIANA

Sofia* a 10 ans et demi. Depuis quelques temps, elle ne va plus à l’école. A la place elle vend des petits pains devant la porte de sa maison. « Ma sœur, je dois au moins vendre 5 pains si je veux manger » m’a-t-elle répondu lorsque je lui ai demandé pourquoi elle n’était pas à l’école.

Sofia n’a pas de chance car 3 de ses droits les plus importants ne sont pas respectés : Education, Travail des enfants et Nutrition.

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Nos enfants ont droit à un nom et à une nationalité !

L’enregistrement des naissances est crucial pour la vie des enfants. C’est non seulement un droit mais un outil de protection indispensable.

Baudouin KASONGO YANGALU est Directeur-Chef de service de la Population au Ministère de l’Intérieur, Sécurité, Décentralisation et Affaires coutumières depuis 2009. Il assume les fonctions au service de l’état civil et du recensement depuis près de 30 ans.

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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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Child malnutrition in South Sudan could double, warns UNICEF

Ongoing conflict has pushed undernourished children to the edge - unless treatment is scaled up immediately, up to 50,000 children under the age of five are likely to die.