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24 Dec 2018 description
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  • The Chikungunya outbreak in Kassala state was successfully contained (with 19,897 cases in total) after sustained and combined efforts from the WHO, UNICEF and the Sudan Ministry of Health. Unfortunately, a resurgence in neighboring Red Sea State has been recorded with response plans actioned utilizing lessons learned from the Kassala experience. To date, case increases are limited to Port Sudan and no fatalities have been recorded.

29 Nov 2018 description
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Eastern and Southern Africa is home to more than 60 per cent of children and adolescents living with HIV. This is the region where most progress in the HIV response has been made. Coverage of maternal antiretroviral treatment for pregnant and breastfeeding women living with HIV reached 93 per cent in this region in 2017. Sustaining these gains and continuing to reach children, adolescents and women at risk and living with HIV is critical. In 2017, an estimated 120,000 adolescents aged 10–19 years and 94,000 children aged 0–9 years were newly infected with HIV.

21 Nov 2018 description
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  • 24,501 children (12,744 boys, 11,757 girls) including 10,608 South Sudanese Refugees (SSRs) in East Darfur, North Darfur, White Nile and West Kordofan benefited from psychological support services provided by UNICEF and partners.

08 Nov 2018 description

SENS was conducted for South Sudanese refugee camps in White Nile State, Sudan to assess the general health and nutrition status of the refugee population, and formulate workable recommendations for appropriate nutritional and public health interventions. Results indicate critical (>15%) global acute malnutrition (GAM) across all camps, with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) above emergency levels (>2%). The findings also point to the wider effects of chronic under-funding for the response, especially for WASH, health and livelihoods assistance.

08 Nov 2018 description

SENS was conducted for South Sudanese refugees in settlements in South Kordofan State, Sudan to assess the general health and nutrition status of the refugee population, and formulate workable recommendations for appropriate nutritional and public health interventions. Results indicate critical (>15%) global acute malnutrition (GAM), with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) above emergency levels (>2%). The findings also point to the wider effects of chronic under-funding for the response, especially for WASH, health and livelihoods assistance.

25 Oct 2018 description
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- Over 11,000 people have been affected by a Chikungunya virus outbreak in Kassala and nearby districts in September. The Government of Sudan, WHO, UNICEF and humanitarian partners rapidly scaled up the humanitarian response to contain the outbreak.

25 Sep 2018 description
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Total people in need: 5.5 million
Total children (<18) in need: 2.6 million
Total people to be reached in 2018: 2.48 million
Total children to be reached in 2018: 1.13 million

24 Sep 2018 description
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- Educational supplies and recreational kits for 1,250 children were provided to children and adolescents in South Sudanese Refugee settlement in Khartoum to respond to the educational needs.
- 13,700 children (5,480 boys, and 8,220 girls) from the flood-affected areas in Al-Nuhood locality in West Kordofan state received Psychological support services (PSS).

24 Sep 2018 description
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Every year, UNICEF and its partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) generate a wealth of knowledge in the region and evidence of the results from programmatic interventions. The purpose is to inform national dialogues around the design and implementation of child-friendly policies and to improve interventions, thus contributing towards full implementation of the rights of all children across the MENA region.

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).

27 Aug 2018 description
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• Heavy rainfall in July has resulted in major flooding in West Kordofan and Kassala states, impacting over 7,000 household. The Government of Sudan, civil society, UNICEF and humanitarian partners have quickly scaled up the response to the emerging needs providing critical services including WASH, health, nutrition, and education.

• UNICEF and partners provided emergency Child Protection, Education, Health & Nutrition and WASH support to over 1,000 newly displaced people in Golo and Nertiti (Central and West Jebel Marra, Darfur).

30 Jul 2018 description
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First phase completed with nearly 5 million doses of vaccines provided

KHARTOUM, 30 July 2018 - With the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO), the Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health has completed the Sub National Immunization Days from 16 to 18 July 2018.

“This campaign is critical in protecting Sudan’s children from polio: a paralyzing disease. It is a milestone in keeping Sudan polio free” said Abdullah Fadil, UNICEF’s Representative in Sudan.

25 Jul 2018 description
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  • The Sudanese Government security forces have been removed from the UN Secretary-General’s annual report which lists parties to conflict that commit grave violations against children, following the implementation of the Action Plan to Protect Children from Violations in Armed Conflict.

19 Jul 2018 description
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• 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 Jul 2018 description

Khartoum, Sudan, 17 July 2018 - Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a national immunization campaign to maintain the country's polio-free status.

The National Immunization Days (NID) will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a total of 4.2 million children under five years of age.

07 Jul 2018 description
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• 18,967 new severely acute malnourished (SAM) cases were admitted in UNICEF- supported health facilities in April, bringing the total to 72,647 cases since January 2018.

• As of May 2018, only 45% of the $54.2 million required for 2018 has been funded. UNICEF needs an additional $30,029,413to meet the needs of vulnerable children and women for multisectorial and integrated lifesaving response.

• 72,653 additional children have benefited from a distribution of learning materials by UNICEF’s implementing partners.

07 Jul 2018 description
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Most MENA countries have high immunization coverage rates. But immunization coverage has dropped considerably in some (including Iraq, the Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen), due to the conflicts, instability and the prevailing geopolitical situation in the region. Approximately 1.3 million surviving infants in MENA missed their third dose of DTP vaccine in 2016. In many of the region’s countries, problems of equity persist, particularly concerning displaced populations, nomads, ethnic groups and marginalized urban populations.