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01 Nov 2016 description
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By Marcos Gonzalez, Heitor Lourenço and Manuel Francisco

After living through the worst outbreak of yellow fever in decades, Angola is celebrating the absence of any confirmed cases since late June. But the battle is far from over. As the rainy season brings the mosquito that transmits the virus, UNICEF and partners continue to support vaccination and prevention initiatives.

14 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights

  • An estimated 1.42 million people (756,000 children) are affected by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila.

  • In 2016, the estimated caseload of children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in the 7 most affected provinces is 95,877, with 44,511 cases registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.

  • Over 10,000 children under five with SAM have been treated through therapeutic treatment programmes assisted by UNICEF in 2016.

10 Oct 2016 description

Key Messages

  • The El Niño induced drought resulted in 15 percent drop in regional cereal production from 29 million tonnes in 2015 to 26 million tonnes in 2016 which is about 11 percent decrease compared to the five-year average1 . Southern parts of Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar as well as most of Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Botswana and Namibia have been significantly affected by this drought.
    Approximately 40.8 million people (22.5% of rural population) will be food insecure in Southern Africa up to March 2017.

08 Sep 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The number of suspected and confirmed cases of Yellow Fever continues to decline with only sporadic cases being reported. A new phase of the vaccination campaign started on 15 August and continues in 22 districts in 13 provinces. As of 22 August, 1,930,252 people above 6 months of age have been vaccinated in the 22 districts.

  • A total of 891 laboratory confirmed cases have been reported out of 3,984 suspected cases and 3,460 laboratory samples tested. Laboratory confirmed cases have been reported in 16 out of 18 provinces.

24 Aug 2016 description
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Pendant les premières heures de la campagne de vaccination de masse contre la fièvre jaune à Kinshasa, les queues deviennent de plus en plus longues au centre médical Pierre Focon basé à Kimbanseke, zone sanitaire dans la banlieue Est de Kinshasa. Cette campagne de vaccination massive, la première dans son genre, vise plus de 10 millions de personnes à Kinshasa et les provinces avoisinantes de l’Angola.

Anicet, de l’incompréhension à la prévention

23 Aug 2016 description
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Southern Africa

The impact of the drought in Southern Africa on WASH is already observed in places where the drought has been more acute and where WASH coverage was already low.

Only 61 per cent of the region’s population has access to safe drinking water and 39 per cent have access to adequate sanitation facilities.

Approximately 6.4 million people (including 3.2 million children) in the seven priority countries have reduced access to safe water as a direct result of the El Niño drought.

23 Aug 2016 description
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Nutrition Situation of Children in Southern Africa

UNICEF El Niño Nutrition results in 2016 in seven priority countries • Almost 15 million people are food and nutrition insecure (including approximately 7.8 million children) in the 7 priority countries.

• Approximately 36% of children in the 7 priority countries in Southern Africa are stunted and therefore not able to fully achieve their full developmental, intellectual and physical potential.

23 Aug 2016 description
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Health Situation of Children in Southern Africa

UNICEF El Niño Health response in 2016 in seven priority countries The impacts of El Niño and La Niña are expected to more than double the regular caseloads of childhood illnesses (malaria, cholera, pneumonia, measles and diarrhoea) in the most affected countries.

• Diarrhoea cases among children are expected to increase up to 4 times that of the regular yearly cases.

• Projections of pneumonia cases among children show a 1.5 times increase in cases.

18 Aug 2016 description
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LUANDA, 18 August 2016 – The low coverage of water and sanitation in the primary schools of Angola is due primarily to lack of investment. This finding was made in a study, which diagnosed the conditions of this sector in 600 primary schools in 6 provinces under the ‘Child Friendly Schools’ project.

11 Aug 2016 description
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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Southern Africa

• The impact of the drought in Southern Africa on WASH is already observed in places where the drought has been more acute and where WASH coverage was already low.

• Only 61 per cent of the region’s population has access to safe drinking water and 39 per cent have access to adequate sanitation facilities.

• Approximately 6.4 million people (including 3.2 million children) in the seven priority countries have reduced access to safe water as a direct result of the El Niño drought.

11 Aug 2016 description
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Nutrition Situation of Children in Southern Africa

• Almost 15 million people are food and nutrition insecure (including approximately 7.8 million children) in the 7 priority countries.

• Approximately 36% of children in the 7 priority countries in Southern Africa are stunted and therefore not able to fully achieve their full developmental, intellectual and physical potential.

• Over 513,000 children are currently suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the 7 priority countries.

11 Aug 2016 description
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Health Situation of Children in Southern Africa

The impacts of El Niño and La Niña are expected to more than double the regular caseloads of childhood illnesses (malaria, cholera, pneumonia, measles and diarrhoea) in the most affected countries.

• Diarrhoea cases among children are expected to increase up to 4 times that of the regular yearly cases.

• Projections of pneumonia cases among children show a 1.5 times increase in cases.

06 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • An estimated 1.42 million people are affected (including 756,000 children) by the drought, including 800,000 people food insecure in the provinces of Cunene, Namibe and Huila. There are an estimated 95,877 Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) caseloads in the 7 most affected provinces, with 44,511 cases of SAM registered in the Provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe.

19 Jul 2016 description

· El Nino is having a devastating impact on children in the Southern Africa region forcing them into early marriage, child labour and out of school, reveals a World Vision report released today

· The EU and its Member States urgently need to fund child protection programmes in the region

18 Jul 2016 description
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Context and Investment Case

One of the strongest El Niño events ever recorded places the lives of 26.5 million children at risk of malnutrition, water shortages and disease in ten countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. UNICEF is responding to four primary needs:

  1. Over 1 million children are targeted for severe acute malnutrition (SAM)treatment in the region.

12 Jul 2016 description
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Un rastro de devastación

El Niño, el grave fenómeno meteorológico de 2015 y 2016, ha llegado a su fin, pero sus devastadoras consecuencias, especialmente sobre los niños, están lejos de terminar. En África oriental y meridional, las zonas más afectadas, hay 26,5 millones de niños que necesitan ayuda, incluyendo a más de 1 millón que precisan este año tratamiento contra la desnutrición grave aguda.
Estas cifras alarmantes podrían incluso aumentar aún más como resultado de las sequías y las enfermedades generadas por este poderoso fenómeno meteorológico.