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13 Feb 2016 description
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  • According to Government of Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) reports, a total of 20,136 refugees have been received in Uganda since November 2014 and 47 per cent of them are children under the age of years. The period 14th – 24 th January 2016 saw the entry of a total of 601 new Burundian refugees compared to 390 refugees in the last week of January 8-13,and 151 in the previous week January 1st -7 th before that showing an increase in trends.

12 Feb 2016 description
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Statement attributable to Director of Communication Paloma Escudero for World Radio Day, 13 February 2016

NEW YORK, 12 February 2016 – “There is no question of the value of radio when disasters occur. 

“The radio has been what we have turned to for generations when the world is falling apart –whether from war, from earthquake, from tsunami, or from disease outbreak. 

12 Feb 2016 description
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BANGUI, Central African Republic, 12 February, 2016  – As Central African voters prepare to cast their ballot on Sunday to elect their next President and members of Parliament, UNICEF is asking the candidates to place the interests of children at the heart of the political agenda by making strong commitments and investing in survival, education and child protection.

12 Feb 2016 description
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Colombia: La Representante Especial de la ONU para los niños y los conflictos armados celebra la decisión de las FARC-EP de poner fin al reclutamiento de niños, niñas y adolescentes

Nueva York – La Representante Especial del Secretario General para los niños y los conflictos armados, Leila Zerrougui, celebra la confirmación realizada el día de ayer por las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia-Ejército del Pueblo (FARC-EP) de poner fin al reclutamiento y utilización de los menores de 18 años en sus filas.

12 Feb 2016 description
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By Ashanti Bleich and Chanthea Chaing

Hunneng Kaoh Pen Primary School is located on an island in the Mekong River, in Kampong Cham province. It is accessed by a bamboo bridge, in a quiet spot surrounded by trees.

12 Feb 2016 description
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  • A total of 11,332 and 19,592 under-five children in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps respectively, from January to December 2015, received Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) services for severe and moderate acute malnutrition.

  • UNICEF provided medical supplies (Ringers Lactate, Oral Rehydration Solution and antibiotics), which were used in the treatment of 211,283 children in cholera-affected counties from January to December 2015.

12 Feb 2016 description
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The continuing cholera outbreak in 22 counties, including in the Dadaab Refugee Camp and El Nino-related flooding presented the greatest challenges in the last quarter of 2015. Starting in November 2015, Kenya experienced flooding associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon. By 28 December 2015, 10,221 cases and 174 deaths (CFR=1.7%) had been reported nationally in 22 counties. An intensified response by the Government and partners has led to outbreak control in 16 counties, with only 6 counties reporting active outbreaks by the end of the year.

12 Feb 2016 description
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Marinka/Kurakove, Ukraine, February 10th, 2016 – Acceptance International in partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has successfully launched the project “Sanitation without Landmines & Explosive Remnants of War” in Eastern Ukraine. The first batch of seven toilet units (each with a separate male and female toilet) is now functional at the Marinka checkpoint in Donetsk oblast.

11 Feb 2016 description
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Highlights

- Government agents and military staff have visited 20.7 million properties looking for breeding grounds. 772.9 thousand (nearly 4% of the total) properties were identified containing breeding sites. The objective is to reduce this rate to ≤ 1%.

- Brazilian government is working closely with national and international research institutes in order to:
1) Investigate the relation between ZIKV and Guillain-Barré syndrome;
2) Investigate the relation between ZIKV and microcephaly;
3) Develop a vaccine against ZIKV.

11 Feb 2016 description
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NEW YORK, 10 February 2016 - 160 humanitarian agencies are appealing for immediate ceasefire and unimpeded, sustained access to bring lifesaving relief to those affected by worsening violence in Syria.

Already more than 2.2 million people have expressed their support for the appeal or viewed a video calling for an end to the conflict.

11 Feb 2016 description

COTONOU, Benin, 10 February 2016 – Alarmed by an outbreak of deadly Lassa Fever, UNICEF and World Health Organization officials in Benin are scaling up an emergency response to help prevent further spread of the disease.

11 Feb 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

  • DRD continues to refill ponds dewatered during cyclone Komen.

  • Increasing numbers of empty ponds are noted in villages, raising immediate concerns for the dry season/El Nino

  • Options for sludge management for Sittwe camps are under investigation.

11 Feb 2016 description

NOUAKCHOTT – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR), le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) et le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) exhortent les bailleurs de fonds à mobiliser les ressources nécessaires pour maintenir l’assistance vitale apportée aux 50 000 réfugiés maliens dans le camp de Mberra, au sud-est de la Mauritanie. Les trois agences préviennent que les financements actuels permettront à peine de couvrir les besoins jusque fin avril.

11 Feb 2016 description

NOUAKCHOTT – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) urge donors to provide immediate support to ensure that 50,000 Malian refugees in Mauritania’s Mberra camp continue to receive life-saving assistance. The three agencies warn that current funding will only cover needs until April.

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posté le FÉVRIER 8, 2016 par CHRISTELLE TUNDA

Elle ne vient ni de l’orient, ni de l’occident, encore moins d’un endroit où coule le lait et le miel. Elle ne joue pas avec une poupée barbie ou une patinette, elle n’a jamais été à disneyland, elle ne connait pas les aventures de « Tintin », elle n’a pas entendu parler de « Simba », le roi lion et dans son école, il n’y a pas de cantine scolaire. D’où vient-elle, alors ? D’un village assaini tout simplement. Son prénom ? Mima. Toute une histoire!

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posté le FÉVRIER 5, 2016 par MAMADOU CISSÉ

Mamu Mushiya est une mère de famille de 38 ans qui vit à Miabi, territoire situé à 35 km de la ville de Mbuji-Mayi, dans la province du Kasai Oriental en République Démocratique du Congo. Mère de 9 enfants, Mushiya est mariée à un creuseur de diamant. La vie n’a pas été facile pour elle et sa famille après la faillite de la MIBA dont les activités constituaient l’ossature de la vie économique et sociale du Kasaï-Oriental.

11 Feb 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

 Renewed fighting in the Jabel Marra area of Central Darfur has displaced an estimated 44,700 people. The displaced have sought refuge in Kebkabiya and Tawilla localities in North Darfur. Others have fled to Nertiti and Thur in Central Darfur.