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South Sudan + 1 other
UNICEF South Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report #19, 14 April 2014

Highlights

 Following heavy fighting in Bentiu (Unity State) on 14 and 15 April, the number of people displaced inside the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site increased to 23,000, up from 4,000 just a week ago. With the current water supply, IDPs are receiving less than two liters of water per person per day. There is now just one latrine per 317 people.

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Myanmar + 1 other
Burma – Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2 (FY) 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

 U.N. and non-governmental organization (NGO) staff evacuated from Sittwe after attacks on relief agency offices and warehouses

 New fighting displaces between 3,000 and 5,000 people in southern Kachin

 USAID/OFDA provides more than $1.5 million to support humanitarian activities in Kachin and Rakhine

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Karachi Electric and UNICEF unite against childhood preventable diseases in Pakistan

Karachi, 22 April, 2014 – Good Health and nutrition status and access to clean water and sanitation as well as education are part of fundamental rights of children. These rights makes sense not just in principle but also in practice as poor social indicators have an often significant negative impact on growth and social development. Often disparities in access to basic social services due to wealth, ethnicity, gender or location such as rural and urban location further amplify disparities in access.

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Vacunas sin nevera: una prioridad para inmunizar a 22 millones de niños cada año

Un nuevo estudio de Médicos Sin Fronteras demuestra que una vacuna contra el tétanos sigue siendo efectiva tras un mes fuera de la estricta cadena de frío.

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Iraq + 1 other
Syrian Refugee Response / Iraq: Monthly Information Kit - April 2014, No. 4

Prologue

The objective of issuing this Information Kit (iKit) on monthly basis is to offer an updated and instant overview about the current humanitarian operations of Refugee Response for the Syrian crises started since 2011.

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Kenya + 1 other
Kenya Country Office Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report March 2014 (Including UNICEF’s response to South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma)

Highlights

  • As of 7 April 2014, Kakuma refugee Camp hosts 33,399 South Sudanese refugees. 65% of those are children under 18 years. UNICEF through partners on the ground continues to provide technical and material support. Funding remains the key bottleneck across all sectors;

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New Research Finds Gap in Diarrhea Care of African Children

Report
Voice of America

Kim Lewis

New research recently published online by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene finds that young children suffering from diarrheal diseases are less likely to receive life-saving oral rehydration therapy (ORT) when seeking treatment in private clinics.

This first-ever, large-scale study of child diarrhea treatment practices in sub-Saharan Africa found that closing the gap between public and private clinics with regard to access to ORT could each year save the lives of 20,000 children under 5 years of age.

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Syria Crisis Monthly humanitarian situation report - 18 March – 17 April 2014: Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt

Highlights

• During the reporting period, UNICEF participated in four inter-agency convoys in Syria, reaching 2,800 families in Douma, in Rural Damascus; 3,500 families in Sarmada and 4,000 families in Saraqib in Idleb; as well as 3,000 families in Termalleh and 1,000 in Al Ghanto, in Homs.

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Lebanon + 5 others
Inter-agency regional response for Syrian refugees, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey 11 - 18 April 2014

Regional highlights:

· UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-LAS Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi have urged Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in June 2014, and pledged to continue seeking and building on any opportunity to resolve the three-year civil war.

· Local authorities in south Lebanon and the Bekaa reported the arrival of some 500 individuals from Mazraat Beit Jin and Aasal Al-Ward during the reporting period.

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Chad participates to the African Vaccination Week to improve routine immunization

By Nadim Boughanmi

N’djamena, 23rd April 2014 - The fourth edition of the African Vaccination Week is currently underway in several participating African countries including Chad.

With a main objective to increase all stakeholders’ awareness on the importance of routine vaccination for the survival of the child, the African Vaccination Week initiative aims to increase immunization indicators, through improved advocacy, communication tools and integrated health services and activities.

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World + 43 others
Global Emergency Overview Snapshot 16–23 April

The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.

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Etude des marchés des céréales en relation avec la sécurité alimentaire, les programmes de transferts monétaires et les achats locaux, Mars 2014

L’étude des marchés liée avec les la sécurité alimentaire, les achats locaux et les programmes de transfert monétaire/coupons a pour objectif de permettre au PAM-Tchad d’affiner sa stratégie d’extension du programme pilote de transferts monétaires/coupons et d’achats locaux. L’étude est basée sur la collecte de données primaires auprès des producteurs, des commerçants et des transporteurs et sur la revue de données secondaires. Les données secondaires proviennent de sources variées, notamment du Gouvernement, de FEWS NET et du PAM.

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A slippery slope called Katanga - April 2014

Not a week goes by without an attack on villages by the Mayi-Mayi. From 1 January to 31 March, more than 35 attacks were reported in the territories known as the 'Triangle of Death'.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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

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South Sudan + 4 others
Factsheet - South Sudan Crisis

Report
CARE

In just over 100 days since violence erupted in South Sudan, over 1 million people have fled their homes. 4.9 million people are in desperate need of emergency assistance (food, access to clean water and sanitation). Many refugees are crossing into Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sudan. 3.7 million people are at high risk of a severe food crisis. On top of this, the rainy season begins mid-April, entailing high risks of flooding.

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Mental health link with malnutrition in CAR

Report
IRIN

Many case histories related by parents show that horrific experiences, fear and anguish arising from months of living with violence have reduced their capacity to care for their children.

IRIN:

A selection of IRIN reports are posted on ReliefWeb. Find more IRIN news and analysis at http://www.irinnews.org

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South Sudan + 4 others
South Sudan Emergency Situation UNHCR Regional Update 11, 14 – 17 April 2014

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SOUTH SUDAN: The Opposition fighters are mobilizing for a campaign to capture the oil fields in Paloch that are still pumping – the last major source of revenue for the Government. A battle for Paloch would thrust South Sudan into still more chaos.

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Pakistan + 1 other
Pakistan: Humanitarian Snapshot (as of 22 April 2014)

COMPLEX EMERGENCY IN KP AND FATA

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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