Recent donation of 59 million US$ to Yemen
AMMAN, 16 July 2018 – UNICEF welcomes the latest contribution of US$59 million from The State of Kuwait to support the most vulnerable children throughout Yemen affected by chronic underdevelopment and a brutal conflict.
As over 19 million children miss out on vaccinations, UNICEF and WHO call for concerted efforts to reach all children.
New York, 16 July 2018: A record 123 million children were immunized globally in 2017, according to data released today by the World Health Organization and UNICEF.
The data shows that:
Nigeria: at W25, 828 cases were reported from 12 States. A National Emergency Operations Centre has been activated, and Rapid Response Teams deployed in Kano, Bauchi, Plateau, Zamfara, and Adamawa States.
Cameroon: between May 18th-July 9th, 38 cases (5 confirmed) and 4 deaths were reported from the North (see p. 2)
D. R. Congo: more than 500 cases reported at W25 and 26, despite an overall low completeness. The Grand Kasaï region gathers almost half of the total reported cases with a high lethality (see p. 2).
• On 2 July, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and President of the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim visited Cox’s Bazar. The World Bank announced it would provide Bangladesh with US$480 million for the Rohingya response, including health, education, water, sanitation and social protection.
Nous avons le plaisir de vous partager le Rapport Annuel 2017 de l’UNICEF en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC).
In Tillabery region, inter-community attacks at the border with Mali caused 45 casualties, and led to 13,900 displaced people (almost 3,000 in May) in 4 municipalities, according to protection cluster.
In May, three civilians were killed and two were abducted during attacks by non-state armed groups in the Diffa region. Two health centres were also looted.
Kebbi, 27 June 2018 – State Ministry of Health, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Nigerian Society for Neonatal Medicine (NISONM), UNICEF and partners concluded a three-day training on essential newborn care in Kebbi State on 27 June. The course sought to improve the capacity of the community health extension workers and ensure newborn babies receive critical quality care at birth by a skilled pair of hands in a safe environment.
A new VDPV2 isolated from a contact (EPID SOM/GDO/DLO/18/002-C1) from Dolo district in Gedo region of South zone. It has 38 nucleotide differences from Sabin2. The VP1 sequence shows it has no close genetic link to previously sequenced cVDPV2s; it is classified as VDPV2 and represents a VDPV2 event that has not previously been identified.
The contact sample is collected from an IDP camp called KABASA
Le Niger est un pays enclavé, situé au coeur de la région du Sahel, avec une population estimée à 21,5 millions d’habitants. Plus de la moitié de la population sont des enfants. Plus de huit personnes sur dix vivent en milieu rural et environ 48% des enfants vivent sous le seuil de la pauvreté. Le taux de croissance démographique est de 3,9% par an.
21,5m POPULATION ESTIMÉE
58% SONT DES ENFANTS
84% VIVENT EN MILIEU RURAL
46% VIVENT DANS LA PAUVRETÉ
3,9% CROISSANCE ANNUELLE DE LA POPULATION
Le taux de mortalité infantile a considérablement diminué au cours de la dernière décennie, passant de 328 à 95 pour 1 000 naissances vivantes entre 1990 et 2016 grâce aux interventions intégrées de santé, de nutrition et d’eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène engagées par le gouvernement et ses partenaires.
ABUJA, 9 July 2018 – UNICEF welcomes today the release of 184 children from Nigerian Armed Forces, in Maiduguri, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. The release comes after the children, aged 7-18, were cleared of ties with Boko Haram insurgents.
Au cœur de la Province du Kasaï-Oriental, le territoire de Miabi a connu les pires atrocités lors des affrontements entre les miliciens de Kamuina Nsapu et les forces de sécurité. Située à 35 km de la ville de Mbuji-Mayi, la zone de Miabi comprend 14 aires de santé, dont Boya I, qui avait été désertée par ses habitants lors des affrontements. Des populations entières ont trouvé refuge loin de tous les services sociaux de base et les enfants étaient exposés à de multiples maladies.
• 18,967 new severely acute malnourished (SAM) cases were admitted in UNICEF- supported health facilities in April, bringing the total to 72,647 cases since January 2018.
• As of May 2018, only 45% of the $54.2 million required for 2018 has been funded. UNICEF needs an additional $30,029,413to meet the needs of vulnerable children and women for multisectorial and integrated lifesaving response.
• 72,653 additional children have benefited from a distribution of learning materials by UNICEF’s implementing partners.
Most MENA countries have high immunization coverage rates. But immunization coverage has dropped considerably in some (including Iraq, the Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen), due to the conflicts, instability and the prevailing geopolitical situation in the region. Approximately 1.3 million surviving infants in MENA missed their third dose of DTP vaccine in 2016. In many of the region’s countries, problems of equity persist, particularly concerning displaced populations, nomads, ethnic groups and marginalized urban populations.
by NELLY ADIDJA
En République Démocratique du Congo, 846 femmes sur 100.000 décèdent en donnant naissance. Pour lutter contre cette réalité, différentes séances de sensibilisation sont organisées afin d’encourager les femmes à consulter lors de leur grossesse. Aucune femme ne devrait mourir en donnant la vie
Au cours de consultations prénatales, une femme est suivie de la conception jusqu’à l’accouchement. Grâce aux conseils reçus lors de ces consultations, les femmes peuvent mieux se préparer à l’accouchement.
In May 2018 reporting was at 100 percent. All the 618 Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) centres, 104 Nutrition Rehabilitation Units (NRU) and 611 Supplementary Feeding Program (SFP) centres in Community-based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) reported as follows:
3,738 children aged 6 to 59 months with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) received lifesaving treatment in OTP centres and NRUs.
5,049 children aged 6 to 59 months with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) treated in the SFP centres.
“Peace is the only way forward”
Statement by Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, at Geneva press briefing following 4-day visit to Yemen
As prepared for delivery
GENEVA/NEW YORK/AMMAN/SANAA, 3 July 2018 – “The relentless conflict in Yemen has pushed a country already on the brink deep into the abyss. Social services are barely functional. The economy is in ruins. Prices have soared. Hospitals have been damaged. Schools have turned into shelters or have been taken over by armed groups.