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16 Jan 2018 description
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COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, 16 January 2018 – The health and safety of more than 520,000 Rohingya children living in overcrowded camps and informal settlements in Bangladesh is likely to be put at even greater risk ahead of upcoming cyclone and monsoon seasons, UNICEF warned today.

14 Jan 2018 description

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 14 January 2018 — As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, WHO, UNICEF and health sector partners are working with the Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas.

09 Jan 2018 description
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This is a summary of what was said by Marixie Mercado, UNICEF spokesperson in Geneva – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

08 Jan 2018 description
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Highlights

  • 656,000 refugees have arrived since 25 August 2017, 380,480 are children. Even though the arrival rate has decreased, the influx continues.

  • 3,014 suspected cases of diphtheria with 28 deaths, including 24 deaths children, have been reported as of 31 December 2017. 58 per cent of deaths were amongst children younger than five years of age. The daily number of new suspected cases shows a decreasing trend.

03 Jan 2018 description
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Regional Office 2018 Requirements: US$6,312,000

31 Dec 2017 description

Key Figures

1.2 Million in need of immediate WASH support

  • Overall target* for the WASH Sector: 1,166,000 individuals

  • Number of people reached** with WASH assistance to date: 766,076 individuals

  • Total approx. gap for the WASH Sector: 399,924 individuals

NEEDS

29 Dec 2017 description
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Pris pour cible chez eux, à l’école et sur les terrains de jeux, les enfants ne disposent plus d’aucun lieu sûr

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NEW YORK, le 28 décembre 2017 – Dans les zones de conflit du monde entier, les attaques contre les enfants ont pris des proportions alarmantes tout au long de l’année, avertit l’UNICEF aujourd’hui, les parties aux conflits bafouant de façon flagrante les dispositions du droit international visant à protéger les plus vulnérables.

28 Dec 2017 description
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NEW YORK, 28 December 2017 – Children in conflict zones around the world have come under attack at a shocking scale throughout the year, UNICEF warned today, with parties to conflicts blatantly disregarding international laws designed to protect the most vulnerable.

“Children are being targeted and exposed to attacks and brutal violence in their homes, schools and playgrounds,” said Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes. “As these attacks continue year after year, we cannot become numb. Such brutality cannot be the new normal.”

27 Dec 2017 description
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Highlights

  • The humanitarian situation for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remains dire, with some 655,000 refugees newly arrived since 25 August 2017. At least 58% of them are children. Even if the pace of arrivals has slowed down, thousands of refugees continue to arrive every week, adding pressure on already heavily stretched resources on the ground.

23 Dec 2017 description
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Yangon, 22 December 2017 - UNICEF Myanmar expresses deep sadness and concern over the tragic death of a 12 year-old boy caused by an explosive device in Muse Township, Northern Shan State, on 19th December. The deadly event also injured four other children aged 8, 9, 10 and 11 years who remain in Lashio Township hospital.

“At this tragic moment, our thoughts go to the families. We must do everything to reduce exposure to landmines and explosive remnants of war, and provide the necessary long-term support services to survivors” urged June Kunugi, UNICEF Representative to Myanmar

18 Dec 2017 description
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Highlights

• The humanitarian situation for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remains dire, with some 655,000 refugees newly arrived since 25 August 2017. At least 58% of them are children. Even if the pace of arrivals has slowed down, thousands of refugees continue to arrive every week, adding pressure on already heavily stretched resources on the ground.

12 Dec 2017 description

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12 December 2017, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – The Government of Bangladesh, with the support of UNICEF, the World Health Organization and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, today launched a vaccination campaign against diphtheria and other preventable diseases for all Rohingya children aged 6 weeks to 6 years living in 12 camps and temporary settlements near the Myanmar border.

12 Dec 2017 description
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Highlights

  • The humanitarian situation for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remains dire, with some 646,000 refugees newly arrived since 25 August 2017. At least 58% of them are children. Even if the pace of arrivals has slowed down, thousands of refugees continue to arrive every week, adding pressure on already heavily stretched resources on the ground.