The third round of diphtheria vaccination campaign is ongoing; in the first five days, 62,658 children aged 6 months to 7 years were vaccinated with pentavalent vaccine while 89,005 children from 7 to 15 years were vaccinated with tetanus-diphtheria vaccine.
Coordination et veille humanitaire
Pendant la période de Décembre 2017 à Janvier 2018, le RRMP a couvert 92 % des alertes concernant les mouvements de population dû aux conflits dans l’Est et le Sud de la RDC en coordination avec d’autres acteurs humanitaires.
20 évaluations rapides de besoin ont été réalisées par les équipes RRMP entre Décembre 2017 et Janvier 2018.
5 jours est le délai moyen de déploiement des équipes RRMP dès la confirmation d’une alerte qui relève du mandat.
Years of conflict has impacted South Sudan, an estimated 4 million population has been uprooted including 1.9 million displaced since start of conflict in 2013; with up to 85 percent estimated children and women exposed to protection risks, hunger, diseases, and malnutrition. Armed conflict, economic crisis, and below average harvest contributed to deterioration of food security situation in South Sudan. An estimated 6 million (50 % of population) were severely food insecure (IPC Phases 3, 4, and 5). Localized famine was declared in Leer and Mayendit counties of Unity state in May 2017.
Emmanuel est superviseur en eau, hygiène et assainissement dans la zone de santé rurale de Kabondo Dianda, située en Province du Haut-Lomami. Avec ses trente ans de carrière, ce sexagénaire a été le témoin d’innombrables épisodes épidémiques de choléra.
« Le choléra, on le connaît ! Nous maîtrisons les signes tels que la diarrhée et les vomissements. Cette maladie a tué le fils d’un ami à moi », nous raconte avec amertume Emmanuel. « Mais que doit-on faire face à une population qui ne respecte pas toujours les normes d’hygiène ? », poursuit-il en se questionnant.
By Sophie Raynor
Walking hours per day for clean, safe water was a reality for hundreds of children in remote Timor-Leste not too long ago. But now, community-led efforts have seen water piped into the centres of some of the country’s most isolated hamlets, and its children accessing good health and secure education. Find out how UNICEF is supporting a tiny village in the country’s mountainous centre now.
As part of the Sustainable Development Goal agenda, the world has committed to ending preventable child deaths by 2030. Yet every day, nearly 700 children die from tuberculosis (TB), 80% of those before reaching their fifth birthday. Treatment exists that could prevent nearly all of these deaths, but less than 5% of the children who need it receive access.
This brochure presents key facts and figures about childhood TB as well as an agenda to end the disease in children worldwide.
Key findings from the brochure:
Situation Overview & Humanitarian Needs
Over 300 temporary education centres (TECs) in 21 provinces received financial support to cover essential maintenance costs, ensuring a safe and inclusive learning environment for more than 188,400 refugee students.
UNICEF and NGO partner ASAM expanded the scope of their partnership to reach over 165,000 refugees and migrants with essential child protection and psychosocial support (PSS) services in 2018.
Situation in Numbers
2.3 million children in need
4.8 million people
# of people who need Humanitarian Assistance
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)
1.1million children internally displaced
2.3 million people
# of internally displaced people
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)
468,218 South Sudanese
# of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan in total
GENEVA, 20 March 2018 - This is a summary of what was said by Marixie Mercado, UNICEF spokesperson in Geneva – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
By Khin Mar Win
For as long back as people can remember, the four-kilometer walk to the nearest water supply had a big effect on the life of residents of Pyin Kadoe Kone village in Myanmar’s Kayin State.
As well as forcing villagers to undertake long hours of hard work carrying water home from the Don Ta Mi river, the lack of a ready water supply meant that open defecation was common around the village, making children and women more vulnerable, especially at night. ‘‘No water = no latrines,” said the village head.
PANAMA CITY/GENEVA, 19 March 2018 - Thousands of children, adolescents and their families affected by the devastating effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, six months ago, in the Eastern Caribbean islands, Cuba and Haiti have been supported by UNICEF and its partners thanks to the US$11.5 million raised through international donations during this time.
SUVA, 19 March 2018 – Government participants from ten countries in the Pacific region will work with experts this week from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen data collection and planning to improve the lives of the most vulnerable families and children.
JUBA, South Sudan, 16 March 2018 – Thousands of children have been provided with life-saving humanitarian aid as a result of a European Union donation to UNICEF South Sudan worth more than eight million euros (approx. USD 10 million).
The funding has been used to provide services such as psychosocial support, life-saving vaccines and nutritional supplements. In the area of nutrition alone, the ECHO funding has enabled over 160,000 children to be treated for severe acute malnutrition.
Two major attacks by Non-State Armed Group (NSAG) in Toumour and Chetima Wangou in the Diffa region caused the temporary closure of 8 schools, affecting 3,550 students, including 1,985 girls.
UNDSS reported that in the month of January, 13 civilians were killed, including 1 child, and 7 kidnapped during attacks by NSAG
In January, due to kidnapping threats to humanitarian staff and to the increase of NSAG attacks in the Diffa region, humanitarian access to affected populations in some areas was restricted.
GENEVA/NEW YORK - 15 March 2018
Families continue to come out of East Ghouta, with thousands arriving in Harjeleh shelter around 5am this morning. At the moment, evacuees are being taken to four collective shelters.
In the Tanganyika Province of eastern DRC, interethnic violence has dramatic consequences for the health of mothers and children. I went to meet Jeanne, 34 years old, who gave birth under the crackling of gunfire, lying on simple banana leaves.
Dans la Province du Tanganyika, à l’est de la RDC, les violences interethniques ont des conséquences dramatiques sur la santé des mères et des enfants. Je suis allé à la rencontre de Jeanne, 34 ans, qui a accouché sous le crépitement des balles, couchée sur de simples feuilles de bananier.
Por Marta López, UNICEF Cuba
Todavía en el mes de octubre, miles de libélulas se arremolinaban en los cielos de algunos municipios de la provincia de Ciego de Ávila, en la región central de Cuba. Aseguran los lugareños que las libélulas se desorientan con el paso de ciclones y huracanes y quedan perdidas, confundidas, hasta encontrar su nuevo rumbo y seguir adelante. Así quedaron también las más de 9.485.000 personas directamente afectadas por el paso del huracán Irma en 13 de las 15 provincias de Cuba, el pasado septiembre.