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08 Dec 2017 description

Situation of Education in the Current Conflict and Humanitarian Context

06 Dec 2017 description

SUMMARY

The Global Protection Cluster (GPC) Protection Mainstreaming Toolkit (hereafter referred to as “Toolkit”) is designed as a companion to the GPC Protection Mainstreaming Training Package (hereafter referred to as “Training Package”). The Training Package is the starting point to understand the concept and principles of “protection mainstreaming”.

04 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

• Nutrition and food security remain critical challenges across South Sudan. About 4.8 million people or around 45 per cent of the total population are severely food insecure with 25,000 in humanitarian catastrophe. This is 1.4 million more than at the same time last year. The post-harvest gains expected during this time have provided little relief.

30 Nov 2017 description
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Global agreements on migration and refugees should include commitments to protect children, UNICEF urges world leaders

Ahead of international meeting on migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, UNICEF releases blueprint for how to protect children on the move

Download photos, broll and the full report: http://uni.cf/2BlX6ga

24 Nov 2017 description

Summary

The overall nutrition situation in the 3rd quarter of the year remained critical and the forecast suggested further deterioration.

17 Nov 2017 description
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Situation and Needs of Children in South Sudan

UNICEF works in South Sudan with over 137 partners (including both CSO and Govt) to provide nutrition, health, WASH, education and child protection services, with priority to live saving interventions for the population most affected by the humanitarian crisis.

14 Nov 2017 description
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Highlights

More than 106,005 cholera / AWD cases and 1639 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda,
Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Of the countries reporting,
Somalia accounts for 74% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 16%.

13 Nov 2017 description
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Highlights

  • The number of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) has been declining for six consecutive weeks with only 50 new cases in the past week, and one related death. The case fatality rate (CFR) has declined from average 30 deaths per week to less than two in the last three to four weeks. Currently, only three states report active case transmissions. The focus in now on updating the current plan to increase the investment on preparedness and prevention while continuing the important ongoing response.

08 Nov 2017 description
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By Ellie Kealey

“That child could have been dead by morning,” UNICEF Health Officer Christopher Otti Ajumara tells me. “If we hadn’t come here today, he could have died.”

We are in Ajuong Thok in northern South Sudan, having just visited the home of Lina, 20, a mother of three. Her nine month old son, Mapir, became ill with malaria five days ago and is exhibiting danger signs. This is the first time he has been treated. “I kept thinking, when tomorrow comes, the child will be okay,” Lina said.

08 Nov 2017 description
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Highlights

  • On 19 October, 2017, the Uganda Ministry of Health officially declared Marburg Viral Disease (MVD) outbreak as a Public Health Emergency of International concern. By 31 October, three cases and three deaths were reported in Kween and Kapchorwa districts. The current outbreak remains localized. UNICEF supports the social mobilisation, WASH and logistics components of the MVD response.

05 Nov 2017 description
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Highlights

  • The nutrition situation in South Sudan remains critical. At a time when the harvest season should be at its peak, estimates are that about six million people are severely food insecure. The zones of severe food insecurity continue to increase throughout the country with potential for marked deterioration in 2018.

05 Nov 2017 description
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Highlights

  • In response to the worsening humanitarian context, the Government and humanitarian partners have increased the funding appeal of the Humanitarian Requirements Document to $1.4 billion. The revision took into account the increased needs of those internally displaced by conflict and drought.

  • The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners are preparing for the next humanitarian needs assessment, tentatively scheduled to start third week of November. The findings will inform the humanitarian plans for 2018.

25 Oct 2017 description

By Carmel Dolan, Jeremy Shoham & Marie McGrath on 20 October 2017

25 Oct 2017 description
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Highlights

More than 104,095 cholera / AWD cases and 1562 deaths (Case Fatality Rate: 1.5%) have been reported in 12 of 21 countries of Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) since the beginning of 2017. These countries include; Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Somalia,
South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Somalia accounts for 75% of the total cases reported in 2017, followed by South Sudan at 15.9%.

18 Oct 2017 description

JUBA, 18 October 2017 – Since conflict broke out in South Sudan in 2013, Save the Children, UNICEF and partners have successfully reunited more than 5,000 children with their families.

The 5,000th child to be reunited with his family was a 17-year-old boy, who had fled Tombura in Western Equatoria and sought refuge in Wau, Western Bahr El Ghazal. The boy was reunited with his mother after being separated for almost four years.

12 Oct 2017 description
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Highlights

• UNICEF continues to deliver lifesaving integrated interventions in Jebel Marra: In September, 163 severely acutely malnourished (SAM) children in West Jebel Marra were admitted for treatment In addition, UNICEF provided medical treatment for common childhood illnesses to 478 children under five years of age from West, North and Central Jebel Marra through support to community health workers, and provision of measles vaccines to 2,378 children under two years old.

12 Oct 2017 description
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Kenya: Challenges

  • More sub-optimal coordination in responding to outbreaks
  • Limited resources such as water treatment chemicals
  • Limited laboratory capacity in some Counties for Cholera confirmation
  • Limited capacity in response as majority of the Rapid Response Teams especially at county level are not trained
  • Limited resources for health promotion and community engagement
  • Insecurity in various parts of the country including; Garissa

Somalia: Challenges