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   UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report , October 2015
  • As of 22 October 2015, 3,202,638 people (533,773 families) were displaced across Iraq. 415,632 individuals are reported as returned to their place of origin (IOM).
  • Cases of cholera continue to be reported in Iraq, mainly in the central and southern zones. UNICEF is concerned that 1 in 5 cases are children under 10 years old.
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  Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report,  3 – 17 Nov 2015
  • The new inactivated Polio vaccine (IPV) which was introduced in Yemen on 1 November entered its second round, targeting a total number of 5,039,936 children.
  • UNICEF launched its first ever humanitarian cash transfers in Sana’a on 14 November 2015.
  • Within a few days, two rare cyclones made landfall in Yemen (Chapala which first hit Mukalla on 3 November, and Cyclone Megh which hit between 8—10 November).
  UNICEF Yemen Crisis Humanitarian Sitrep,21 Oct - 3 Nov 2015
  • After two months of delay, the school year officially began on 1 November. However, UNICEF field offices report that student registration and attendance is still low in most governorates (between 20-50 per cent).
  • The new inactivated Polio vaccine (IPV) was introduced in Yemen on 1 November at a launching ceremony with GAVI, WHO, UNICEF and the Government. IPV will be used alongside the oral vaccine (OPV).

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  UNICEF State of Palestine Situation Report 10 November 2015
  • During the month of October the wave of violence across the State of Palestine and Israel has resulted in 77 people killed (69 Palestinians and 8 Israelis). In addition 7,582 people have been injured, of which 7,392 Palestinian and 136 Israelis.
  • In October, 15 Palestinian children were reported killed (12 boys and three girls girls) aged between 3 and 17 years. Thirteen children were killed in the West Bank (Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin, Jerusalem and Ramallah) and two in Gaza.
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  UNICEF Yemen Crisis Humanitarian Situation Report - 2-20 October 2015
  • UNICEF and partners succeeded in delivering 48,000 litres of water on a daily basis to 200,000 people trapped in the fighting in Taiz.
  • 1,093,000 people were reached with water through UNICEF’s continued provision of support to local water corporations in Sana’a, and Sa’ada Governorates.
  • 15,741 children from conflict affected populations, host communities and IDPs in 27 districts in 7 governorates received psychosocial support.

A UNICEF-UNHCR regional initiative in consultation with child protection partners
Amman, 20-21 May 2015

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UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report September 2015
  • As of 9 September there were over 3.1 million internally displaced people (over 530,400 families) across 3,430 locations in Iraq
  • On 15 September, the Government of Iraq declared a cholera outbreak initially affecting the central zone near Abu Ghraib and Baghdad.
  • WASH and Health Cluster partners initiated the Joint Cholera Preparedness and Response Plan for affected Governorates, while continuing preparedness planning for at-risk Governorates in the north.
  UNICEF State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report 13 October 2015
  • In Jerusalem the situation remains tense with clashes in East Jerusalem’s Old City and Beit Hanina. Three out of nine deaths occurred in the city, including an injured 2 year old Israeli toddler.
  • On 6 September, a 32-year-old Palestinian woman died of wounds sustained on 31 July during an arson attack by suspected Israeli settlers in Nablus.
  • In September there were 14 houses demolished in the West Bank affecting 102 people including 52 children.
  Education Sector Bulletin-Sudan |Issue 04| September 2015
  • Of the 2.5 million school-aged children in need of lifesaving and life- sustaining education, the Education Sector aims to reach 400,000 boys and girls in 2015 with Education in Emergency (EiE) support, with funding requirement of USD $ 59.5 million.
  UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report September 2015
  • UNICEF urgently still needs $1 million for the second S3M child survival survey in 2016.
  • The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 62% unfunded. The worst affected sectors are Education and Child Protection.
  • The Minimum Operating Standards (MOS) for the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Sudan were this month adopted and released by the Humanitarian Country team (HCT).
  UNICEF Yemen Crisis Humanitarian SitRep 23 September - 01 October 2015

  • Six months into the conflict in Yemen, the number of children under 5 at risk of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) has tripled, with 537,000 children now at risk in 2015, compared to 160,000 children before the conflict
  • Through 43 mobile teams, 6,057 children were screened for acute malnutrition in the governorates of Hodeidah, Taiz, Aden and Sada’a during the reporting period.

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   UNICEF Yemen Crisis Humanitarian Situation Report 16-22 September

  • UNICEF, in collaboration with WHO and GAVI, is carrying out an integrated health and nutrition campaign through which over 80,000 children were screened for malnutrition in Hodeidah, Hajjah, Taiz, Ibb, Amran, Sana’a, Al Bayda and Marib over the last week.
  • A survey completed recently in Hajjah lowlands and mountains showed a Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) prevalence of 20.9 per cent and 9.9 per cent with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) levels of 3.8 per cent and 0.8 per cent in lowlands and mountains respectively.

  UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report August 2015

  • As of 27 August 2015 there were over 3.1 million internally displaced people (over 530,400 families) across 3,430 locations in Iraq
  • Ongoing ISIL action and military operations continue to create displacement.
  • Where security conditions allow, the trend of displaced Iraqis returning to places of origin continues to rise

  UNICEF Yemen Crisis Humanitarian Situation Report/ 2-7 September 2015
  • The Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) and Measles Rubella (MR) campaign has been completed in most parts of the country.
  • During the reporting period, 4,604 children were screened for malnutrition. Additionally, 968 severely malnourished children were admitted to feeding programmes.
  • In the last week, UNICEF has distributed 2,196 hygiene kits in Hadramout, Aden and Ibb Governorates for 15,372 people, and 697 water kits for 4,879 people in Ibb and Aden.
  UNICEF State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report - 31 August 2015
  • Violent clashes and attacks continued in the West Bank this month.
  • The new school year started on 24 August for both UNRWA and Government schools despite initial fears that a financial crisis would delay the start for UNRWA students.
  • 182 Palestinians in the West Bank were displaced in the month of August due to demolitions of Palestinian owned structures by the Israeli Authorities, executed for lack of Israeli-issued building permits.
   UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Sitrep August 2015
  • On 29 August, the Ministry of Education launched the National Certification Exams targeting 600,000 children in grades 9 and 12.
  • During the past week, fighting in Taiz city and surrounding areas intensified. Water, sanitation and health services in the city have collapsed, depriving over 300,000 people of access to basic services.
  • The number of closed Outpatient Therapeutic Care Centres (OTPs) has increased to 192 from last week’s report of 142.
      UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Sitrep August 2015
    • The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 72% unfunded.
    • The measles epidemic in Sudan remains a critical humanitarian concern for UNICEF with new cases continuing to be reported.
    • UNICEF supported counselling for improved Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) to over 28,000 mothers (165,536 total to date in 2015).
        UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Sitrep July 2015
      • The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 73% unfunded.
      • 3.2 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance in Sudan. Years of crises resulting from conflicts, chronic underdevelopment and natural disasters have impacted the lives and opportunities of children in Sudan and continue to make this one of the world’s worst and most protracted crises for children.
        Education Under Fire - September 2015

      How conflict is driving children out of school across the Middle East

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        UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report, 8 - 21 July 2015

      • On 12 July, an airstrike reportedly hit the Sa’awan area in Sana’a affecting a minority Muhamasheen community. Although yet to be verified, some 100 homes were reportedly damaged, resulting in 36 deaths, 50 injuries, and the displacement of 450 families. Sixteen children reportedly died from this attack and 11 were injured.
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        UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report, June 2015
      • The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 74% unfunded. Without additional funding millions of children risk seeing their situation worsen. Worst affected are Education and Child Protection.
      • Multiple crises and years of conflict in Sudan have left some 1.9 million children displaced countrywide. 119,000 refugee children in Sudan have fled conflict in South Sudan since 2013. 3.2 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance this year in what is one of the worst situations for children in the world.
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        UNICEF Yemen Crisis Situation Report, 24 June to 7 July 2015

      • During the reporting period, over 2,981 displaced families received hygiene kits in the most affected areas, including in Sa’ada Governorate (510 families), in Amran Governorate (1,291 families) and in Hajjah Governorate (1,180 families).
      • Over the past two weeks, UNICEF-supported psychosocial activities reached 10,900 boys and 8,418 girls through 17 child friendly spaces in the governorates of Al-Dhale, Abyan, and Amran.

        UNICEF Iraq Anbar Crisis Situation Report, 11-17 June 2015
      • An estimated 276,330 IDPs have fled across 16 of the 18 governorates in Iraq, including within Anbar Governorate itself since military operations and ISIL attacks escalated on 8 April 2015. Of those, 25,697 families (approximately 154,000 individuals) fled Ramadi between 15 May and 8 June.
      • UNICEF provided support to the Ministry of Health to transfer essential vaccines to Habaniya Tourist City and Khaldiyah in Anbar Governorate, covering vaccination needs for three months.
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        UNICEF Iraq: Anbar Crisis SitRep - Ramadi Response - 20-27 May 2015
      • As of 26 May, 14,240 families (approximately 86,000 individuals) fled Ramadi during the second wave of displacement starting 14 May, in response to the repeated advance of ISIL. Of these, roughly 74 per cent are displaced within Anbar Governorate.
      • In total, over 180,000 people have fled Ramadi District since 8 April, when ISIL attacks and military operations escalated, and are displaced across 15 governorates.
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        UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report 20-26 May 2015

      • Nearly 101,500 IDPs and community members have been reached since 26 March with an integrated package of life saving and child protection messages.
      • Roughly 1,352,000 people in Sana’a, Dhamar and Amran have access to water through water schemes and wells.
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        UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report 13-19 May 2015

      • The five day humanitarian pause from 12-17 May enabled UNICEF and partners to reach 1.2 million people with safe drinking water and provide 1,750 pregnant women with antenatal care.
      • UNICEF prepositioned and distributed health supplies for 400,000 people, nutrition supplies for 7,500 children and WASH supplies for nearly 85,000 people.

        UNICEF Iraq Monthly IDP Crisis Sitrep 1–30 April 2015
      • Since the end of March, 151,008 individuals were newly displaced or newly identified, bringing the total population of IDPs as of 30 April, to 2.83 million individuals across 3,387 distinct locations in Iraq.
      • In response to the recent displacements from Anbar, until end of April, the Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) Consortium distributed 19,689 RRM Kits, across eight Governorates, benefitting approximately 127,980 individuals. An additional 19,962 IDPs and returnees were reached through RRM in Salah al-Din Governorate.
        UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian SitRep - April 2015

      • The Humanitarian Response Plan was launched on 5 May targeting 3.24 million children across Sudan with humanitarian assistance.
      • Children in Sudan continue to bear the consequences of one of the world’s worst crises for children. 1.86 million children are estimated to be displaced countrywide, 1.5 million of which are in Darfur.

         State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report #6/2015
      • 2.3 million # of affected population
      • 1 million # of affected children under 18
      • 450,000 # of people targeted in 2015
      • 250,000 # of children targeted in 2015
         UNICEF Yemen Crisis SitRep - 1 - 6 May 2015

      • On 5 May, UNICEF supported the delivery of the first 20,000 litres of diesel to the water corporation in Hodeidah to enable the town’s water supply and sewerage system to continue operating. This intervention will benefit 550,000 people with clean water and proper sewerage.
      • UNICEF is supporting the distribution of 35 tonnes of plumpy nut therapeutic food directly to health offices for outpatient therapeutic programmes and mobile teams to treat SAM children.

        Yemen Situation Report: 23 – 30 April 2015
      • UNICEF is providing nearly 420,000 litres of fuel to ensure that municipal water systems supplying over 2 million people in the worst affected regions of the country continue to run.

      • Since 26 March, UNICEF has provided nutrition and health services to 1,300 children at the therapeutic feeding centre and paediatric wards in Al Jomhory hospital in Sa’ada City.

        Yemen: Situation Report, 26 April 2015
      • Humanitarian operations in Yemen will come to a halt within two weeks, and hospitals in Sana’a and Aden will close down, unless additional fuel is imported. Fuel shortages have also affected water supply in many places.
      • Markets in the 19 conflict-affected governorates are incapable of providing all necessary food supplies, according to WFP. Where available, retail prices of wheat grain and wheat flour rose by 42 percent and 44 percent, respectively, in April compared with February.
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        Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report: 14-19 April, 2015
      • UNICEF supported the reintegration of 1,358 IDP children into schools in 5 districts in Taiz.
      • 2,200 affected people are receiving daily water supplies in Lahj Governorate through water trucking by UNICEF partners.
         Djibouti Humanitarian Situation Report: 17 April, 2015
      • At least 149 refugee children* who fled from Yemen were registered by UNHCR and ONARS, the refugee government agency. The total number of registered refugees who fled from Yemen to Djibouti stands at 431. The prevalence of global acute malnutrition among under-5 is as high as 20.1 per cent.
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         Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report: 9-13 April 2015
      • Displacement of families continues as clashes take place throughout the country, with 18 of Yemen’s 22 governorates now affected.
      • UNICEF has supported the transportation of vaccines for children under the age of 1 to districts in Hodeidah (111,108) and Sa’ada (46,139).
         WFP Yemen Situation Report - 10 April 2015

      • Despite operational and security difficulties, WFP and its partners distributed food assistance last week to nearly 30,000 in Mazraq camps for internally displaced people and Kharaz camp for refugees.
      • All UN international staff has been temporarily evacuated from Yemen. As of April, WFP Yemen operates with international staff in Amman and national staff in Yemen ensuring the continuity of all its activities in the country.

         Sudan Education Sector Bulletin
      • Year in Review 2014
      • Footnotes from the field
      • out of School Children in West Darfur
         SUDAN Humanitarian Situation Report February 2015
      • 7,785 children have been treated for severe acute malnutrition through 818 treatment centres.
      • The UNICEF Sudan humanitarian appeal for 2015 is 92% unfunded.
        UNICEF Yemen SitRep February 2015
      • 71,265 children were given birth certificates in February as mobile teams visited seven governorates for the first time.
      • 1,623 children under 5 have been treated so far in a mass malnutrition campaign in Haradh IDP camps and surrounding areas. Over a third were found to have some level of acute malnutrition.
        WFP Yemen Situation Report 16 - 28 February 2015
      • WFP Yemen needs to urgently mobilize resources for the safety nets. Unless new contributions are ensured, serious pipeline breaks will start to affect this activity in July.
      • In January, WFP reached 759,440 beneficiaries including conflict-affected populations, malnourished children and nursing mothers, refugees and stranded migrants.
        State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report – 26 February 2015

      • The Israeli government’s withholding of an estimated USD 375 million in Palestinian tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Government, has led to increased tensions in the State of Palestine.
      • The number of IDPs in UNRWA Collective Centers stands at 9,490.

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        SUDAN Humanitarian Situation Report - January 2015
      • At the start of 2015, the multiple crises in Sudan remain amongst the worst affecting children in the world today. 3.24 million children are targeted for humanitarian assistance programmes under the Strategic Response Plan (SRP).
      • UNICEF distributed 16,250 blankets in response to one of the coldest periods in Darfur in the past decade which coincided with increased displacements of people following intensified conflicts in Um Baru, North Darfur and Eastern Jabel Marra.
         State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report – 29 January 2015
      • 539 children killed
      • 2,257 total deaths
      • 54,000 children homeless
      • 2,956 children injured
      • 1,500 children orphaned
      • 89 entire families killed
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        Yemen Situation Report for 29 January 2015

      • Over the past few days, thousands of Yemenis have taken to the streets protesting against or in favour of the Houthi group that has taken over the capital Sana’a. Some protestors were reportedly kidnapped and subsequently released and others, including journalists, were reportedly injured during the protests.
         Yemen Situation Report for January 2015

      • After yesterday’s heavy fighting between the Presidential guards and the Houthis armed group, a fragile ceasefire fire was brokered between the warring parties, but latest media reports suggest that the ceasefire has collapsed and the armed group has taken over the Presidential palace. These media reports need to be verified.
        SUDAN Humanitarian Situation Report - December 2014
      • 4.2 million children in Sudan require urgent humanitarian assistance today. This makes Sudan one of the worst humanitarian crisis for children in the world.
      • A polio immunisation campaign was successfully conducted targeting 2.8 million under five children in twelve high risk states following new cases of the disease recorded in South Sudan.
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        State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report – 2 January 2015
      • Tensions are on the rise in the State of Palestine.
      • The number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in UNRWA Collective Centers stands at 17,913.
      • In 2014, 14 boys aged between 11 and 17 years old were killed in the West Bank.
      • 72,082 children have been reached through structured group and individual counselling activities.
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         State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report-20 November 2014
      • Tensions keep rising in the State of Palestine. Serious security incidents were reported in East Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza in the past two weeks. The attacks included an attack by two Palestinians on a synagogue in West Jerusalem killing 4 Jewish worshippers and a police officer. An IDF personnel was stabbed to death in Tel Aviv and an Israeli settler north of Hebron. A Palestinian bus driver was found hanged inside his bus in West Jerusalem and a 10 year old boy was shot by IDF after crossing the border from Gaza to Israel. IDF transported the boy to hospital.
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        Yemen Situation Report for November 2014
      •  In November, WFP is targeting 3,872,600 beneficiaries: 44,600 under Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200305 and 3,828,000 under PRRO 200636.

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         Yemen Situation Report for October 2014
      • 42,000 students from 85 schools in Aden (grades 1-3) received School Hygiene Kits as part of the global hand washing day celebrations.
      • 14,297 children in Mareb and Sana’a have received new school furniture following rehabilitation of their schools through the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) programme.
        State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report-23 October 2014
      • A joint Health Sector assessment, published this week, highlights the dire situation in Gaza.
      • A harsh winter is feared in Gaza. UNICEF and partners are procuring supplies to respond to the urgent needs of the population.
      • The ceasefire continues to hold but a number of security incidents were reported this week, including in Jerusalem.
        State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report October 2014
      • A female died of wounds sustained in the 50 day conflict.
      • A number of security incidents were reported this week but the ceasefire continues to hold.
      • The Fatah-Hamas reconciliation government convened its first-ever cabinet session on 9 October in the Gaza Strip.
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        Yemen Situation Report for September 2014
      • Around 75,000 children in Sana’a had their education disrupted as their schools were in or around the conflict zones. Escalation of conflicts led to the suspension of all schools in the city.
      • 27,840 children are benefiting from the distribution of 9,280 benches and tables to the 32 Global Partnership for Education (GPE) schools in Sa’ada, Sana’a, Mareb and Aden Governorates

      • Fifty days of the most intense fighting in the history of Gaza have wreaked havoc in the lives of children and families.
      • Apart from an initial wave of support during the conflict primarily for shelter and food, resources have been lacking for other critical needs of children. 

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         Children in Islam (2005)

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          State of Palestine Situation Report- 25 August, 2014
      • 26 August will mark the 50th day of the current escalation in the Gaza-Israel conflict that has seen almost 500 children killed.
      • In the past 48 hours alone, an additional nine Palestinian children were killed throughout Gaza.
      • An estimated 1,000 of the 3,000 children who have been injured will suffer from a permanent disability.
         Sudan Nutrition Sector Bulletin August 2014
      • The 2014 revised and endorsed Strategic Response Plan (SRP) for Sudan indicates malnutrition as being an area of top priority.
      • The endorsed locality level data from the Sudan simple spatial sampling (S3M) survey (2014), which were included in the SRP, indicate that Sudan has a huge burden of acute malnutrition – 52 of the 184 localities have a severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate that is classified as critical.
         State of Palestine Situation Report- 18 August, 2014
      • The five-day temporary ceasefire that entered into effect at midnight 13 August has held with no major incidents reported.
      • The situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) is fluid and has risen, with 265,888 now seeking refuge in 88 UNRWA-managed emergency shelters.
      • Alternative housing will be needed for the approximately 100,750 people whose homes have been destroyed or rendered uninhabitable.
         Yemen Situation Report for July 2014
      • The situation in Amran remains stable with reports of hundreds of displaced families returning home
      •  New SMART survey results reveal significant improvements in malnutrition rates in Lahj

        A Study on Early Marriage in Jordan - 2014

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        Yemen Situation Report for June 2014
      • 3,500 children are now learning in 10 newly constructed schools as part of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) programme in Sa’ada.
      • Vulnerable and IDP communities are at heightened risk of consuming unsafe water as continued fuel shortages impact on the operation of rural water supply systems
        Yemen Situation Report for May 2014
      • On 14 May 2014, an Action Plan was signed between the Government of Yemen and the UN to end child recruit-ment and use asso-ciated with govern-ment forces.
      • Despite fuel short-ages throughout the country, UNICEF worked with Harad Local Council and Oil Company to ensure sufficient fuel is available to oper-ate the safe water supply system in Al Mazraq camp.
        Yemen Situation Report for April 2014
      • A polio campaign this month reached the highest ever numbers of children in the hard to access governorates of Sa’ada and Al Jawf.
      • 63,875 conflict affected children are benefiting from improved physical environment of their schools under the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Accelerated Grant Programme.
      • 16 rural villages with a population of 4,681 have been declared open defecation free (ODF) in 5 districts of Taiz Governorate.
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         Yemen Situation Report for March 2014

      • 9,500 people are benefitting from the newly renovated water network in Haidan—Sa’ada, an area heavily affected by the conflict.
      • An inter-agency mission managed to access Al-Dhale on March 26 after several months of advocacy with national authorities.
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        UN Iraq Weekly situation report on Anbar Humanitarian Crisis # 16.

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        Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan:

      • Situation of children in Yemen
      • Yemen Key facts sheet
      • Yemen key indicators
      • Key facts on malnutrition
      • Nutrition geographic priorities
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         UNICEF Yemen Situation Report-February 2014:

      • The 2014 Humanitarian Response Plan was launched in February with a total appeal of $592million. UNICEF’s appeal stands at $65million, targeting 3 million children and adults.
      • 1,677 children in conflict-affected areas of Sana’a have been screened for malnutrition

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         UNICEF Yemen Situation Report-January 2014:

      • 11,559 children are set to benefit from improved learning environments over the next few months as improvement plans are reviewed and implemented in 21 schools in Sa’ada and Al Jawf.
      • 135 children including 73 unaccompanied migrant children were helped to return voluntarily to Ethiopia this month by IOM with UNICEF and DRC.
      • The Key Focus this month is the conflict in the north and south
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      UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report-March 2014

      • By the end of February, the influx from South Sudan had accumulated to just over 40,000 and those people are mostly hosted in White Nile State.
      • The security situation deteriorated in South Darfur and North Darfur, with renewed clashes between armed groups and militias, and leading to new displacements of 30,000 to 40,000 people.
      • The Interagency Regional Appeal for the South Sudan refugee crisis has been finalized. 
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        UNICEF Humanitarian Action for Children 2014

      UNICEF’s global appeal, which highlights the challenges faced by children in humanitarian situations, the support required to help them survive and thrive, and the results that are possible in even the most difficult of circumstances.

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        UNICEF SUDAN: Humanitarian Situation Report, January 2014
      • Out of 11 Emergency Nutrition Assessments undertaken during January, 9 showed results above emergency levels.
      • As a result to an agreement with a radio station in Kadugli, a new promising initiative is using local radio stations to broadcast key nutrition messages was introduced in South Kordofan State.
      • During the month of January, UNICEF has developed a Preparedness and Response plan to the influx of people coming from South Sudan.
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        - Approximately 700 South Sudanese nationals that had been stranded in Khartoum’s open areas since 2011 have left Sudan to South Sudan Northern – Bahr el Gazal State.

      - In West Kordofan, inter-communal fighting between Hamar and Ma’alyia ethnic groups left 38 dead and an estimated 6,000 displaced.

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        Polio Regional Communication package

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        Birth registration is one of the most critical ways to ensure that children are not forgotten, denied their rights and hidden from the progress of nations. It is the first step in securing a child’s rights – a passport to protection. Still, nearly 230 million children under five have never been registered. Officially, these children do not exist.

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      UNICEF Yemen Situation Report: November 2013

      - Rehabilitation work has begun on all 142 schools in the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) funded programme, which aims to improve education for 65,000 boys and girls in 5 governorates in Yemen.
      - The Al Waleed Bin Talal supported schools project to encourage girls education was launched in Aden (in the south) and Hodeidah (central/west Yemen) this month, attended by deputy governors, education office, mother/father councils and district education officers.
      - Recent and ongoing clashes in the north of the country mean that access to the area is risky and difficult.
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        UNICEF Sudan's SitRep for November 2013
      Two MOH staff were killed in an attack / car high-jacking during measles campaign, near
      el Geneina
      -A total of 44 suspected yellow fever cases have been reported in South Kordofan and
      West Kordofan (case fatality rate: 31.8 per cent).
      -Advocacy efforts to vaccinate 165,000 children in rebel controlled areas in South
      Kordofan and Blue Nile continue.
      -Inter-communal violence in Central Darfur resulted in casualties and displacements.
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        A new report released today by UNICEF shows great progress has been made to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV, with more than 850,000 new childhood infections averted between 2005 and 2012 in low- and middle-income countries.

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      Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action - 2010

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        UNICEF Sudan's SitRep for October 2013
      President Bashir visited Juba on 23 October. An agreement was reached with President Kiir of South Sudan to abolish the requirement of an entry visa for diplomatic passport holders.
      Over 5,000 Dinka Ngok have returned to Abyei since early September as debate over a proposed referendum continues.
      Planning goes ahead for the polio vaccination campaign in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
      By end of October 2013, the UNICEF Humanitarian Work Plan 2013 requirements are 44.6% funded and the funding gap is USD 29,702,532.

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      UNICEF Sudan's SitRep for September 2013
      The Government of Sudan issued a decree on 22 September 2013 partially lifting fuel and wheat subsidies. Protests, seemingly spontaneous and mainly consisting of young people, broke out throughout the country.
      Emergency relief operations continued to assist the flood affected population throughout the Country.
      Fighting in South Kordofan and Blue Nile continued to result in deaths and displacements of people into South Sudan.
      The situation in Abyei Administrative Area remained fragile, with the deadline of October Referendum approaching.
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        Female circumcision FGM/C is practiced in about 29 African countries and some Asian countries. It is widespread in the region known as the African Sahel, referring to countries located around the equator. Within the Islamic World, FGM/C is practiced only in Egypt, Somalia, Sudan, Djibouti, and some parts of Yemen and Oman. Studies and research conducted in Egypt confirmed that this practice is found across the country, with the highest prevalence found in Upper Egypt. This new report, the result of cooperation between UNICEF and AL Azhar University in Egypt, addresses questions, queries and misconceptions about FGM/C
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        UNICEF's flagship report The State of the World's Children is out. The focus this year is on Children with Disabilities. The report examines the barriers – from inaccessible buildings to dismissive attitudes, from invisibility in official statistics to vicious discrimination – that deprive children with disabilities of their rights and keep them from participating fully in society. The report also lays out some of the key elements of inclusive societies that respect and protect the rights of all children, regardless of disability, and progress in helping all children to flourish and make their contribution to the world. 
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        UNICEF Annual Report 2012 outlines UNICEF’s work to achieve equitable results for children through programmes in more than 150 countries, areas and territories. In 2012, UNICEF strengthened programme monitoring, harnessed innovation and broadened partnerships to deliver better, more cost-effective results. Strategic business improvements helped UNICEF increase transparency and accountability in its operations. UNICEF played a leadership role in consultations on the post-2015 development agenda, advocating for the inclusion of children, equity, sustainability and the acceleration of progress on the current Millennium Development Goals.
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        UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children 2013 highlights the challenges children face in humanitarian situations around the world. It appeals for urgent support that will make a difference in children’s lives.
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        Children of Syria newsletter 6 June 2013
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      Fact Sheet on situation of children with disabilities

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      Syria Crisis Humanitarian SitRep 4 April 2013                                                                                                             

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         Syria Crisis Humanitarian SitRep 21 March 2013

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        Syria crisis fact sheet-En - March 2013

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        Syria crisis newsletter 28 Feb. 2013

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      Syria crisis fact sheet, March 2013        

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      Syria crisis Eduction fact sheet, March 2013

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      Syria crisis WASH fact sheet, Feb. 2013

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      Syria crisis newsletter 28 Feb. 2013 - En

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