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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.

30 Oct 2018 description

GENEVA/ NEW YORK, 30 October 2018 - This month, partners of the Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) mark one year since the launch of Ending Cholera: A Global Roadmap to 2030, which targets a 90% reduction in cholera deaths by 2030 and the elimination of cholera in at least 20 countries out of the 47 currently affected.

25 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- 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.

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context Analysis

Somalia

  • 4.6 million people in need and 954,000 children under-5 that are or could be acutely malnourished in the next year.
  • The current number of IDPs in Somalia has increased to 2.6 million from 2.1 million in May.

Ethiopia

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

  • Total Refugees: 2.5M
  • Total IDPs in Burundi: 159,152
  • Total Burundi Returnees: 47,000
  • 1.5M Children (59%)
  • 95,491 IDP Children (60%)
16 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

-The Uganda Ministry of Health and partners have intensified preparedness and response interventions following a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease in Tchomia health zone, near Lake Albert where the Democratic Republic of the Congo borders with Uganda.

  • Over 2,200 reports and questions on Ebola were received via SMS from U-Reporters. Most U-Reporters confirmed that they had heard about Ebola through radio, television, community awareness campaigns and posters.

12 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • At mid-year, Ethiopia was faced with an unprecedented caseload of 2.6 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) affected by conflict and drought, mainly along the Oromia regional border with Somali and the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR) with children constituting more than half of the displaced population. In line with these changes, UNICEF has revised its Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) for 2018 and raised the resource envelope to US$ 123.8 million.

04 Oct 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Humanitarian situation

  • Aburoc (Upper Nile State): Following the WASH and Protection joint mission (10-17 Sept) to Aburoc, both Clusters have addressed the following message to the HCT: There is a need to engage the Upper Nile State level to proactively find a way forward for the water problematic in Aburoc, which will lead to imminent high risk of outbreaks and great protection issues, for the approximately 10,000 people in the settlement.

04 Oct 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund, WASH Cluster

Following the work of the Core Pipeline task force, a new Core Pipeline Request form (CPR) and related SOP have been launched this month. CPRs are being treated more efficiently and effectively, resulting in a reduction of resources needed in terms of management of these, at cluster coordination level.
The new CPR form is available online, in the WASH Cluster website.
This Dashboard illustrates the current stock available per state, where Central Equatoria holds the most important stocks in the country. This is due to its importance as a central hub.

28 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

How children have become frontline targets in armed conflicts.

From widespread killing, maiming, abduction and sexual violence to recruitment into armed groups and strikes on schools and hospitals, as well as essential water facilities – children living in conflict zones around the world continue to come under attack at a shocking scale.

Today, one in four children live in a country affected by conflict or disaster, and 2017 saw a large increase in the number of documented violations against children in these areas.

28 Sep 2018 description

Call for lasting peace to prevent further food crises.

28 September 2018, Juba - Relentless conflict and insecurity throughout the annual lean season pushed 6.1 million people - nearly 60 percent of the population – into extreme hunger in South Sudan, though the situation could improve if a sustainable peace takes hold, three United Nations agencies said today.

27 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 27 September 2018 - As prepared for delivery

"Good morning, everyone — and welcome to UNICEF House.

"A special welcome to my co-chair this morning, EU Commissioner Stylianides. Millions of children from every continent have benefitted from UNICEF’s long-standing partnership with ECHO. And we appreciate the EU’s leadership of the Call to Action, which UNICEF fully supports.

"And thank you all for your commitment to ending the tragedy of gender-based violence in emergencies.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The Eastern and Southern Africa region continues to face multiple and more frequent humanitarian crises, including conflict and insecurity, economic shocks, climate change, natural hazards and disease outbreaks.1 More than 17 million people (45 per cent children) remain food insecure throughout the region.