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Liberia + 2 others
Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola: UNICEF

Orphaned children often face stigma and rejection

DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 30 September 2014 – At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, according to preliminary UNICEF estimates, and many are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection.

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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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A Goma, nous avons célébré la Paix à l’école

Le 21 Septembre de chaque année, le monde entier célèbre la journée internationale de la paix. Cette année, la célébration de cette grande journée s’est réalisée vivement en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), et plus précisément au Nord Kivu dans la ville de Goma et ses environs. En tant qu’Enfant Reporter, j’ai participé activement à la célébration.

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

Highlights

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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Overcoming loss in the rubble of Gaza

By Catherine Weibel

For a young girl who lost her father and sister in the recent conflict in Gaza, returning to school is one step in a long process of recovery.

GAZA, State of Palestine, 29 September 2014 - Ten-year-old Shaima lives in Shuja’iyeh in eastern Gaza City, a crowded neighbourhood now mostly reduced to a vast expanse of rubble. The threat of explosive remnants of war looms around every corner.

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

AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS

For country level:
School has officially started on 24 August 2104.

Back to school campaign:
The Back to School campaign was launched on 5 August, and volunteers will travel throughout the country until end September. The campaign has the message ‘’Education is My Future’’ and volunteers will raise awareness of enrolment through a door-to-door campaign, information materials, the support of religious and street leaders, and peer-to-peer educators.

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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 Situation Report # 01 – Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) September 24, 2014

A. Highlights

 An Ebola preparation and response plan of USD 27 million has been elaborated and adopted by the Government of Burkina Faso

 Five suspected cases were investigated, with blood samples sent to France for tests. All suspected cases were confirmed free of Ebola virus infection

 A UNICEF preparation and response plan with focus on communication and supply has been developed within the framework of the Government’s communication plan

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New supplies bring hope to Syrian schools

As children return for the new school year in the Syrian Arab Republic, UNICEF is providing school bags and supplies to help support more than a million students.

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UNICEF Nigeria Ebola Humanitarian Situation Report 24 September 2014

Highlights

  • Since the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak was declared in Nigeria by the Federal Ministry of Health on 24th July 2014 there have been 19 confirmed cases in Lagos and State

  • 12 of these confirmed cases were discharged recovered with seven deaths giving a case fatality rate of 40%

  • There has been no more confirmed cases in Nigeria in the last 18 days and the 24 remaining contacts being following up will have completed the 21 days by the 24 September 2014.

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UNICEF Somalia Monthly SitRep 8, August 2014

Highlights

  • 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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Turkey + 1 other
Syria Crisis Influx Situation Report - 26 Sept 2014

Highlights

  • According to District Governor, the number of Syrians seeking refuge in Turkey since Friday 19th September 2014 has been amended to 153,000. As of 26th of September 2014, the only border crossing that was open was at Yumartalik however the gate east of Musitpinar remained manned by border guards, with personnel referring new arrivals to the Yumartalik.

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Malawi Monthly SitRep # 7, July and August 2014

Highlights

  • 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

Highlights

  • 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

HIGHLIGHTS:

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

HIGHLIGHTS:

Even though schools were closed for the summer, learning continued through a variety of non-formal educational programs during the months of June, July and August. These programs enrolled a total of 15,090 children. Programs specifically targeted out-of-school children or those at risk of dropping out/falling behind with the aim of preparing them for the upcoming school year, beginning October 2014.

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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.