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14 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of the end October 2018, 25,576 children affected by sever acute malnutrition have been admitted in therapeutic centers (91 per cent of the target) with a cure rate of nearly 90 percent.

  • In Ndele (North), UNICEF and its partner War Child released 122 children including 12 girls from an armed group.

14 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

 3,820 cases of cholera and 78 deaths (lethality: 2%) have been recorded in 4 regions of Niger as of 31st of October, but almost all outbreaks are currently inactive. A preventive vaccination campaign, with technical support from UNICEF, is planned in November to cover 158,665 people in Aguié health district, Maradi region.

14 Dec 2018 description

Le Mécanisme de Réponse Rapide (RRM) consiste en un réseau d'acteurs capables de réagir rapidement aux urgences humanitaires grâce au pré-positionnement des intrants de secours, à des processus et procédures convenus et aux capacités dédiées. Le RRM fonctionne en complémentarité avec la réponse humanitaire élargie et les structures étatiques, étant intégré dans l’architecture de coordination établie et faisant parti du Plan de Réponse Humanitaire.

14 Dec 2018 description

Le RRM est un mécanisme de réponse rapide, intégré au cadre humanitaire tel que défini dans l’objectif N°2 stratégique du HRP. Le mécanisme vise en priorité l’amélioration des conditions de vie des populations affectées par un mouvement de population suite à un choc (conflit armé) ou des catastrophes naturelles, mais aussi celles des populations affectées par des épidémies. Le mécanisme intervient pour répondre aux vulnérabilités les plus aiguës dans des zones d’accès difficile (physique,sécuritaire) et/ou dans des zones caractérisées par l’abscence d’acteurs humanitaires.

14 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

When Fati was taken by an armed group in her hometown, she thought she’d never see her family again.

BORNO, Nigeria – Fati* smiles, waving as the van pulls out of the transit centre in which she has stayed for two months. After being held for three years by a Boko Haram faction in northeast Nigeria, she is finally going home to her family.

Not so long ago, she feared she might not ever see them again.

A childhood interrupted

14 Dec 2018 description

Le Mécanisme de Réponse Rapide (RRM) consiste en un réseau d'acteurs capables de réagir rapidement aux urgences humanitaires grâce au pré-positionnement des intrants de secours, à des processus et procédures convenus et aux capacités dédiées. Le RRM fonctionne en complémentarité avec la réponse humanitaire élargie et les structures étatiques, étant intégré dans l’architecture de coordination établie et faisant parti du Plan de Réponse Humanitaire.

14 Dec 2018 description

Le RRM est un mécanisme de réponse rapide, intégré au cadre humanitaire tel que défini dans l’objectif N°2 stratégique du HRP. Le mécanisme vise en priorité l’amélioration des conditions de vie des populations affectées par un mouvement de population suite à un choc (conflit armé) ou des catastrophes naturelles, mais aussi celles des populations affectées par des épidémies. Le mécanisme intervient pour répondre aux vulnérabilités les plus aiguës dans des zones d’accès difficile (physique,sécuritaire) et/ou dans des zones caractérisées par l’abscence d’acteurs humanitaires.

14 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

D. R. Congo: slight decrease with 306 new cases reported at week 49.

Cameroon: slow decrease in the number of new cases reported from the North and Far North outbreak.

Niger: 1 new case was reported in Madarounfa health district at W47.

Nigeria: significant decline in the number of new reported cases, including in the North East outbreaks.

Faits saillants :

R.D. Congo : Léger déclin avec 306 nouveaux cas rapportés à la semaine 49.

14 Dec 2018 description

BACKGROUND

The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

14 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Je m’appelle Dammy Mulingwa et je suis Chargée de Programme dans la section humanitaire de la Coopération britannique (UKAid) en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Je m’occupe toute particulièrement des programmes relatifs à la nutrition mais aussi des interventions dans le cadre du Fonds Humanitaire RDC. Malheureusement, je ne connais la situation de la RDC qu’à travers les rapports de nos partenaires car je n’ai pas l’occasion d’aller souvent sur le terrain.

14 Dec 2018 description

Une coalition mondiale demande de meilleurs soins et une législation plus forte pour sauver des nourrissons aux limites de la survie

13 décembre 2018 Communiqué de presse NEW DELHI/GENÈVE/NEW YORK English Русский

Chaque année, près de 30 millions de nourrissons naissent trop tôt, trop petits ou tombent malades, et ont besoin de soins spécialisés pour survivre, selon un nouveau rapport publié par une coalition mondiale à laquelle appartiennent l’UNICEF et l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS).

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore

NEW YORK, 13 December 2018 – “Today millions of children across Yemen saw their dreams of peace inch closer to reality with the close of promising negotiations between the warring parties and an agreed ceasefire in the port city of Hudaydah.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF’s response to the North Kivu and Ituri Ebola outbreak can be found on a weekly basis on Ebola’s latest situation report

  • Based on various sources, 669,820 Congolese nationals were returned from Angola, with an estimated 30% being children under 18 years old. UNICEF conducted multi-sectoral assessments and provided cash, emergency shelter, and WASH assistance.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement from Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa

AMMAN, 13 December 2018 - “Another sad week for children and families in Rukban. Two sick babies under six months old died in Rukban, near Jordan’s North-Eastern border with Syria.

“Freezing temperatures and lack of supplies including of basic commodities, threaten the lives of nearly 45,000 people - among them many children, leaving them at the risk of disease and death.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF Chief wraps up five-day visit to war-torn country, says reaching all children, wherever they are, and meeting their needs remains critical

NEW YORK/AMMAN/BEIRUT/DAMASCUS, 13 December 2018 – With an estimated 4 million children born in Syria since the conflict started nearly eight years ago, half of the country’s children have grown up only knowing war, UNICEF said today. Reaching them wherever they are and meeting their immediate and future needs remains a priority.

13 Dec 2018 description

Nearly 30 million sick and premature newborns in dire need of treatment every year

Global coalition calls for better care and stronger legislation to save babies on the brink of death

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialized care to survive, according to a new report by a global coalition that includes UNICEF and WHO.

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

JUBA, South Sudan, December 13, 2018 – Fifteen thousand children remain separated from their families or missing, five years after conflict first broke out in South Sudan. More than four million people have been uprooted by the fighting, the majority of them children. Since the conflict began UNICEF and partners have reunited close to 6,000 children with their parents or caregivers.

12 Dec 2018 description

Situation Update

  • No new cases of cVDPV type 2 or type 3 have been reported from Somalia this week. The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one case with cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 co-infection.

  • No new environmental positive samples have been reported this week. The total number of cVDPV environmental isolates for 2018 to date is 31: 19 isolates of cVDPV2, 12 isolates of cVDPV3.

12 Dec 2018 description

Situation update

  • No new human cases reported from Somalia this week. The total number of cases remains 12: five cVDPV2 cases, six cVDPV3 cases, and one case with cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 co-infection.

  • One new environmental cVDPV2 isolate was reported this week from the 21 October environmental site in Mogadishu. Date of collection was 11 October 2018. This brings the total number of positive environmental isolates for both cVDPV2 and cVDPV3 in Somalia this year to 32.

12 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

« Je vais de porte à porte pour informer les familles sur la vaccination contre Ebola », explique Julien, mobilisateur social impliqué dans la lutte contre la maladie à virus Ebola à l’est de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).