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25 Sep 2017 description
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• With the completion of the rapid damage and loss assessment, UNICEF is now focusing efforts on operationalization of the recovery strategy. As part of the recovery, the installation of household hold rain water harvesting systems (RWHS) continued. It is expected to benefit 2,700 households with a complete safe water package. A total of 313 RWHS have been installed (22 in Kamayama, 42 at Jah Kingdom, 24 in Pentagon, 45 in Gbamgbayila, 80 in Kaningo and 100 in Regent).

25 Sep 2017 description
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Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group has consolidated efforts to report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a quarterly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children.
Members of the working group include: B’Tselem, DCI-Palestine, OCHA, OHCHR, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Terre Des Homme – Suisse, Save the Children, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNRWA, UNMAS, War Child Holland, WHO and World Vision.

This edition covers July, August and September 2016.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group consolidated efforts to report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a quarterly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children.

Members of the working group include: DCI-Palestine, B’Tselem, Médecins du Monde – Suisse, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Save the Children, War Child Holland, World Vision, OCHA, OHCHR, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNRWA, UNMAS and WHO.

This edition covers January, February and March 2016.

25 Sep 2017 description
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• On 20 September, the Inter-Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) reported that 429,000 people are estimated to have entered Bangladesh since 25 August, 2017. The total number of affected people, including the new influx, is now over 1 million. The speed and magnitude of this influx has overwhelmed the capacity of the Government of Bangladesh and humanitarian agencies to respond to immediate needs. As a result, UNICEF activated the Level 3 response for new influx in Bangladesh until 31 March 2018.

25 Sep 2017 description
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Since 2007, a UNICEF-led working group has consolidated efforts to report on the impact of armed conflict on children in Israel and the State of Palestine. The bulletin is published on a quarterly basis highlighting trends and patterns in grave violations against children.

Members of the working group include: DCI-Palestine, B’Tselem, Médecins du Monde – Suisse, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Save the Children, War Child Holland, World Vision, OCHA, OHCHR, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNRWA, UNMAS and WHO.

This edition covers April, May and June 2016.

25 Sep 2017 description
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  • Floods affected more than 53,000 people in Gambella and Oromia regions during the months of August and September. The Emergency Shelter/Non-Food Items (NFI) cluster reports a gap in NFIs to respond to the emergency. More than 300,000 people are at risk of flooding in the next few weeks as heavy rains are expected to continue.

25 Sep 2017 description
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In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the hardest-hit Caribbean islands are beginning to recover from the devastation. Meet the children who are rebuilding their lives after witnessing the destruction of their homes and schools.

By Manuel Moreno and Marta López

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua and COJÍMAR, Cuba, 22 September 2017 – From 6–10 September, Hurricane Irma tore through the islands of the Caribbean, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The category 5 storm was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean.

25 Sep 2017 description
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In eastern Ukraine, people who were unable to flee the conflict now face grave threats from shelling, landmines and unexploded ordnance. Karyna’s family still lives close to the contact line, and every day on her walk to school she is confronted with the risk of injury or death.

by Yulia Silina

DONETSK, Ukraine, 20 September 2017 – Every morning, 14-year-old Karyna Shvets walks 2 km past piles of rubbish, abandoned buildings and unexploded landmines marked with bright orange ribbons.

24 Sep 2017 description
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  • As of 22 September, total number of deaths is 302 in Mexico City (142), Morelos (97), Puebla (43), State of Mexico (13) and Guerrero (6). (Source: Animal Politico)

  • 2,247 schools affected in: Mexico City (240), Puebla (934), Tlaxcala (260), State of Mexico (600), Morelos (48), Guerrero (93) and Hidalgo (72). 5,092 schools affected by 7 and 19 September earthquakes. (Source: SEP).

  • Classes are suspended in Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos until 25 September

24 Sep 2017 description
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DHAKA, Bangladesh, 24 September 2017 - A consignment of UNICEF emergency supplies for hundreds of thousands of refugee Rohingya children and their families has arrived in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.

The cargo plane arrived from Copenhagen with 100 tons of supplies comprising water purifying tablets, family hygiene kits, sanitary materials, plastic tarpaulins, recreational kits for children and other items.

24 Sep 2017 description
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More than 5,000 schools damaged or destroyed by September quakes

MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK, 23 September 2017 – Nearly 5,100 schools have been damaged or destroyed in Mexico following two powerful earthquakes that struck less than two weeks apart, threatening access to education for thousands of children – UNICEF said today.

Some seven million children live in areas affected by the earthquakes on September 8 and September 19.

24 Sep 2017 description
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Misiones de Evaluación Rápida tras terremoto del 19 de septiembre anuncian resultados y plan de respuesta:

•5 millones de niños viven en las zonas afectadas por el reciente terremoto
•Plan de respuesta de UNICEF para Ciudad de México, Morelos y Puebla requiere 3.4 millones de dólares
•Donativos a través de www.donaunicef.org.mx o por teléfono: 01 800 841 88 88

23 Sep 2017 description
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  • The current projected number of children who are or who could be acutely malnourished, has increased by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.2 million, including over 232,000 cases of potential life-threatening severe acute malnutrition (SAM).

23 Sep 2017 description
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posté le 22 SEPTEMBRE 2017 par YVES WILLEMOT

URGENCES – La crise dans le Kasaï a un effet dévastateur sur les enfants. Les affrontements qui ont opposé depuis plusieurs mois les milices et les forces de sécurité ont entrainé le déplacement de milliers de familles.

200 tonnes d’aide humanitaire

23 Sep 2017 description
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posted on 22 SEPTEMBER 2017 by YVES WILLEMOT

EMERGENCIES – The crisis in the Kasaï is having a devastating effect on children. The clashes which have persisted over several months between the militias and security forces have led to the displacement of thousands of families.

200 tonnes of humanitarian aid

22 Sep 2017 description
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• On August 1, 2017, the UNICEF Executive Director activated the Level 3 Corporate Emergency Response for the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for a period of 6 months.

• In 2017 there have been 23,959 suspected cases of cholera and 528 deaths (fatality rate: 2.2%) recorded. The year 2017 is expected to be one of the worst year of the last ten years in term of cholera cases as the limit of 1,800 cases/week was already passed during the reporting period.

22 Sep 2017 description
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  • In April, 2017 President Joseph Kabila announced the constitution of a new Government led by Prime Minister Bruno Tshibala as Prime Minister, and an expanded cabinet, charged with the responsibility of organizing credible elections, addressing the country's economic situation and improving the socioeconomic conditions of the population.