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07 Sep 2018 description

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation

As the largest global programme addressing FGM, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change plays a critical role in achieving Target 5.3 which calls for the elimination of all harmful practices by 2030, under the Sustainable Development Goal 5. The main document analyses, "How to Transform a Social Norm," is a three-part reflection on Phase II (2014-2018).

14 Aug 2018 description
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16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services

8.2 million children in need of humanitarian services

667,948 children under-five in need of SAM treatment

14.8 million people are in need of water

At least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school

CONTEXT ANALYSIS

The current number of IDPs in Somalia has increased to 2.6 million from 2.1 million in May

3,590 cumulative Cholera/AWD cases resulting in 26 deaths (CFR 0.4) have been reported in 2018

27 Jul 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

• In response to the cyclone Sagar in May, UNICEF distributed Immediate Response WASH and dignity kits benefitting 700 affected households (including IDPs and surrounding host community) in Damerjog, an IDP site located just outside Djibouti;

• Over the reporting period, 842 people in drought affected areas gained access to adequate sanitation;

19 Jul 2018 description
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Highlights

• 62,927 children were immunized against measles by the Ministry of Health (MoH), with support from UNICEF.

• UNICEF supported the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE) to reach 18,914 acutely malnourished children under 5, treating 4,518 for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and 14,396 for moderate acute malnutrition (MAM).

• Training on Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) and Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) counselling was provided to more than 235 health workers and 620 community volunteers.

19 Jul 2018 description
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Highlights

• In March 2018, approximately 2.55 million people were food insecure1 , down from 3.4 million as from August 2017. The record-high March to May rains resulted in significant improvement of food security and nutrition status in the second quarter of 2018. Massive flooding across 40 out of 47 counties, affected 800,000 people and displaced 291,171 (approximately 47% children) and 186 killed by mid-May 2018

• A total of 114,543 acutely malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 31 May 2018 with UNICEF support.

17 Jun 2018 description
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Statement by Afshan Khan, Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia

GENEVA, 17 June 2018 - “We at UNICEF are relieved that all 123 children, including 60 unaccompanied children, have landed safely on the coast of Spain and are in good care after a distressing 8 days at sea.

08 Jun 2018 description
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UN Global Compacts for Migration and Refugees must strengthen cross-border solutions to keep children safe – UNICEF

NIAMEY/DAKAR/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 8 June 2018 – An increasing number of migrant children are being expelled to Niger as countries across Europe and North Africa seek to curtail irregular migration, UNICEF said today warning that there are insufficient cross-border mechanisms to protect these children from the many risks they face: trafficking, violence, abuse, exploitation and detention.

09 May 2018 description
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16.3 million people in need of humanitarian services

8.2 million children in need of humanitarian services

667,948 children under-five in need of SAM treatment

14.8 million people are in need of water

At least 6.2 million children are at risk of dropping out of school

CONTEXT ANALYSIS

SOMALIA

  • Over 582,000 people have been affected by the flash and river floodingin Bakool, Banadir, Bay, Hiraan, Lower Juba, Middle Juba and Middle Shabelle regions, including 200,000 people displaced.

10 Apr 2018 description
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Highlights

▪ The Government of Ethiopia and UNOCHA launched the Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP) for Ethiopia appealing for US$1.66 billion to provide support for 7.9 million people in need.

▪ In January 2018, 26,004 children were treated for severe acute malnutrition, with 94.9 per cent cured.

04 Apr 2018 description
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By Abdel-Rahman Ghandour

Sarah and Makene were wearing the same clothes. The same red gloves. The same little socks.

They are bright, friendly seven-year old, girls. Makene is from Cote d’Ivoire and Sarah from Guinea.

“We are new friends,” they said in unison.

Yet what brought them together, here in the detention center of Tarik al-Matar in Tripoli, is a tragedy.

Their families, like so many others desperate for a better life in Europe, attempted to cross the rough winter Mediterranean Sea in overcrowded, fragile boats.

09 Mar 2018 description
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Highlights

  • To scale up its response to conflict induced displacement, UNICEF Ethiopia has finalized a comprehensive, multi-sectoral-strategy to meet the immediate lifesaving needs of 500,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Oromia and Somali regions.

  • UNICEF provided access to safe water to 176,000 conflict-affected IDPs in densely populated IDP sites in East and West Hararghe and Bale zones in Oromia region.

09 Feb 2018 description
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Highlights

  • Due to drought and large-scale displacement in the southern and southeastern lowland areas of Ethiopia, humanitarian needs remain significant.

  • Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, with 892,555 registered refugees and asylum seekers, 58 percent of whom are children.

09 Feb 2018 description

Over 25,300 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Spain between January and September 2017, of whom more than 14,800 (58%) were unaccompanied and separated children (UASC). Arrivals in the third quarter of 2017 increased by 33% compared to Q2 2017 (14,800 vs. 11,100).

More than 13,800 unaccompanied and separated children 92% of all children who arrived to Italy through the Central Mediterranean Route were UASC.

07 Feb 2018 description
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Highlights

• 3,811 of children under the age of 5 suffering from SAM were treated, the equivalent of 67% of the planned target.

• 1,546 additional people have access to adequate sanitation, the equivalent of 45% of its annual target.

• 4,000 cases of suspected Acute Watery Diarrhea treated with Oral Rehydration Salts

Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs

30 Jan 2018 description
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Eritrea is vulnerable to recurrent drought due to its geographic location.

25 Jan 2018 description
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Highlights

  • In 2017, Ethiopia was faced with drought, floods, conflict; and the continued influx of refugees.

  • Between January and November 2017, 321,040 children received lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

  • 483,701 medical consultations were provided through 49 UNICEF supported mobile health and nutrition teams. 188,671 consultations were received by children.

  • UNICEF provided access to safe water for 2.4 million people affected by drought and displacement due to conflict.

22 Jan 2018 description
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Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF Eritrea supported the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE) to reach 364,616 children aged 6 to 59 months with Vitamin A supplementation, while 41,701 children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and 15,981 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were treated.

  • The Country Office (CO) supported the provision of supplementary food to 48,470 persons, including 3,908 pregnant women and 3,139 lactating mothers.

  • A total of 116,214 children were vaccinated for measles.

11 Dec 2017 description
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Highlights

  • The government-led multi-agency humanitarian needs assessment started on 18 November 2017 and will continue until 13 December 2017. The findings will inform the Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2018. Preliminary estimates are that 5 to 7 million people will require food support and 7.4 million people will require access to safe water.

06 Dec 2017 description
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DATA, MEDIA COVERAGE ANALYSIS, FOSTER CARE FOR UNACCOMPANIED AND SEPARATED CHILDREN IN ITALY

(6 December 2017) The plight of many unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) arriving in Italy through Central Mediterranean routes – currently the most dangerous access corridor to Europe – was recently discussed at an Innocenti Seminar “Forced Displacement of Children in the Italian Context.”

The seminar showcased data, policy and media research to ignite discussion, explore linkages and consider potential future work in this area.

09 Oct 2017 description

6 of the 21 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa have over 20% of their population using an unimproved water source and they include; Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique and Madagascar. Of these countries, Somalia has recorded the highest number of cholera cases and deaths. Countries which have 11 to 20% of their population using unimproved water sources include; South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Eritrea, Angola, Zimbabwe and Lesotho. 5 of these countries (South Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, Angola and Zimbabwe) have reported outbreaks in 2017.