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19 Jan 2018 description
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SITUATION IN NUMBERS

4.35 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) country-wide (OCHA Nov. 2017)

537,087 refugees in DRC (UNHCR Oct. 2017)

52,903 cases of cholera cases since January 2017 (Ministry of Health)

1.9 million Children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (OCHA, nov.2017)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$ 165 million
51% of required funds available

Highlights

19 Jan 2018 description
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SITUATION IN NUMBERS

171,332
# of arrivals in Europe through Italy, Greece and Spain in 2017
(UNHCR, 10 January 2018)

1 in 4
Of all arrivals in 2017 are children
(UNHCR, 10 January 2018)

158,215
# of child asylum-seekers in Europe between January and November 2017
(Eurostat, 10 January 2018)

19 Jan 2018 description
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Highlights

  • Nearly 656,000 refugees have arrived since 25 August 2017, among them 380,190 are children.

  • As of 11 January 2018, over 4,000 cases of suspected diphtheria were reported, with 32 deaths registered. Over 54 per cent of these deaths occurred among children under five years.

19 Jan 2018 description
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Le premier tournoi de football exclusivement féminin est organisé à N’Djamena du 20 janvier au 3 février par l’UNICEF, en partenariat avec le Réseau des Maisons de Quartier et Jeunes et l’Union des Entraineurs et Educateurs de Football du Tchad.

N’DJAMENA, 19 janvier 2018 – Le Réseau des Maisons de Quartiers et Jeunes, l’Union des Entraineurs et Educateurs de Football du Tchad (UEFT) et l’UNICEF lancent demain samedi 20 janvier, le premier tournoi de football féminin organisé au Tchad depuis deux ans.

19 Jan 2018 description

The European Commission has provided €500,000 to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to support Dominica’s education sector in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last September.

The powerful Category 5 storm severely impacted infrastructure across the country, including the education sector, resulting in over one-third of primary and secondary schools being listed as severely damaged. Access to schooling was disrupted for students across the board.

19 Jan 2018 description
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At the upcoming Kuwait conference, UNICEF calls for immediate and massive additional investment in education; a key for lasting peace and progress in Iraq

Statement by UNICEF Regional Director, Geert Cappelaere, following his visit to Iraq

BAGHDAD/AMMAN, 19 January 2018 – “Iraq today hosts one of UNICEF’s largest operations in the world, responding with humanitarian and development assistance to the needs of the most vulnerable girls and boys across the country.

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KATHMANDU, 19 January 2018 – “UNICEF joins the Government of Pakistan in its condemnation of the killing of two polio vaccinators in Balochistan earlier this week."

“The mother and daughter who were killed were at the forefront of this extremely important fight to combat polio in Pakistan. Such attacks on health workers can hamper the important work to eradicate the disease and ensure that Pakistani children are no longer at risk of lifelong disability.”

19 Jan 2018 description
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The fourth phase of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP4) was launched in 2015, introducing several innovations designed to strengthen the programme and its multiple impacts. The ‘cash plus’ Improved Nutrition through Integrated Basic Social Services with Social Cash Transfer (IN-SCT) pilot is implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) under the umbrella of PSNP4 in SNNP and Oromia regions.

19 Jan 2018 description
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JUBA/NAIROBI/NEW YORK, 19 January 2018 – “I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw first-hand how four years of a man-made conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death.

“The impact of the relentless violence has been devastating. I met a mother who had to walk for days to get treatment for her malnourished baby. I spoke with a young boy who was forced to join an armed group at the age of 10. I also met two siblings who were separated from their parents when fighting broke out in their town, Bentiu, in 2014.

18 Jan 2018 description
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Highlights

UNICEF through strategic partnerships with the Government and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) achieved most sector targets due to the efficient use of limited resources to achieve more results for children, women and the general population during implementation of the humanitarian response:

  • In 2017, UNICEF and partners reached 71,350 people with safe water in Lubombo and Shiselweni regions, representing over 100 per cent of UNICEF’s 2017 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Response Plan target.

18 Jan 2018 description
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Highlights

  • Almost four months since hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean islands, the return of some critical services remains slow in some countries. In Dominica, only around 10 per cent of people, mainly in the cities of Roseau and Portsmouth, have access to electricity, while in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) only one fifth of the population has restored power.

18 Jan 2018 description
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À LA UNE

INVESTIR POUR LES ENFANTS : UN IMPÉRATIF MORAL ET UNE NÉCESSITÉ ÉCONOMIQUE • GEERT CAPPELAERE

18 Jan 2018 description
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I run into Françoise at the end of the camp. She is coming from the other side of the hill with all her personal belongings on her head. “She’s a new refugee,” explains one of the camp officials who accompanied me during the visit to the camp Katanika 2. The camp is located a few kilometers from Kalemie, the capital of Tanganyika province in the south-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More than 6,000 families, including more than 10,000 children have taken refuge here, fleeing inter-ethnic violence in their villages.

18 Jan 2018 description
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Je rencontre Françoise au bout du camp. Elle vient de l’autre côté de la colline, avec tous ses effets personnels sur sa tête. « C’est un nouveau réfugié », explique l’un des responsables du camp qui m’a accompagné pendant la visite du camp de Katanika 2. Le camp est situé à quelques kilomètres de Kalemie, la capitale de la Province du Tanganyika dans le sud-est de la République Démocratique du Congo. Plus de 6.000 ménages, dont plus de 10.000 enfants, ont trouvé refuge ici, fuyant la violence inter-ethnique dans leurs villages.

18 Jan 2018 description

Fifteen UN and international organisations working in humanitarian relief and sustainable development are behind a Sustainable Impact Hub in Davos during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

The joint Hub is a dedicated partnership venue located at Promenade 72, Davos Platz. WEF participants and the press are invited to drop in to learn about and advance partnerships with the organizations and partners working together under the theme Leave no one behind: Partnering for impact. It will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 22 to 26 January.

18 Jan 2018 description

Key highlights

  • No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 74.

  • The most recent case (by date of onset of paralysis) is 21 September 2017 from Boukamal district, Deir Ez - Zor governorate.

  • The first round of the second phase of the outbreak response started in Deir Ez-Zor city and in Hasakah and Homs governorates on 14 January. The round will commence in other parts of Deir Ez-Zor and in Raqqa in the coming days.

Immunization response

17 Jan 2018 description
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Cooperación internacional ha sido clave para la prevención y reducción de la desnutrición aguda, restitución de la identidad y protección de derechos de la niñez y adolescencia damnificada, así como para el acceso a agua segura.

17 Jan 2018 description
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Highlights

  • Direct attacks by Boko Haram resulted in violence against local communities (village chiefs, civilians, including young boys and girls reported to have been attacked or abducted).

17 Jan 2018 description
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Highlights

  • With support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF provided safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene messages to 23,563 drought-affected people in five districts. Since the start of the DFID-funded programme in July 2016 and up to December 2017, a total of 131,267 people (51 per cent female) gained access to WASH services in 45 communities, 34 primary schools and 4 health centres in 5 districts (Berea, Mafeteng,
    Thaba Tseka, Quthing and Botha Bothe).