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   NOWHERE TO GO: Iraqi Children Caught in Cycles of Violence - Three years on

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   معاناة أطفال سوريا في الحضيض بعد ستّ سنوات من النّزاع


  Hitting Rock Bottom: Children's suffering in Syria at its worst.

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   Progress for children with equity in MENA

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It has been one year since world leaders committed to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a global agenda to improve the lives of all people, particularly the poorest, by 2030. This ambitious global agenda addresses a range of social rights including education, health and social protection. Building on their global commitments, countries must take ownership and establish national frameworks for these goals, including putting appropriate data systems in place for tracking and measuring progress.

This publication is a first attempt to consolidate available statistical evidence for the period 1990 – 2015, which demon­strates progress and achievements of MENA countries in the realization of the rights of their children. But it is not merely about numbers and percentages, because behind any statistics are the lives and well-being of thousands or millions of children.

By focusing on MDG and SDG indicators relevant to children, the publication serves as a basis for assessing the achievement of the global MDG targets and for the setting of national SDG targets for the next 15 years. Rather than presenting regional averages, the report uses data at the national and sub-na­tional level. Inter-country and in certain instances intra-country comparisons, building upon available data, help identify disparities between countries as well as in-country inequalities, thus pointing to the most deprived children.

The publication identifies some data gaps in a number of areas relevant to children, partic­ularly in the context of the SDG agenda and its indicators’ framework. Therefore, it can serve to substantiate in-country dialogues and inform specific commitments to strengthen national statistical systems. 

  الجائزة الاقلينية للاعلام حول حقوق الاطفال 2016

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  Regional Media Awards 2016: Children's Rights

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  Child Online Protection in the MENA Region


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   UNICEF Djibouti Humanitarian Situation Report June 2017

 A high rate of 17.6 per cent of Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) is recorded among Yemeni refugees residing in Markazi camp. UNICEF is providing support for the treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases and ensuring that preventive and curative services are provided.

 About 30,000 (90 per cent of target) children under the age of five received one dose of Vitamin A supplementation since the beginning of the year. A total of 2,566 (46 per cent of target) children under the age of 5 suffering from SAM were treated.

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   UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report April 2017

 A resurgence of the cholera outbreak was reported during the final week of April with over 14,000 suspected cases in 18 governorates. Currently, more than 24 million people are at risk. Health, WASH and C4D partners, including UNICEF, have revised and scaled up an integrated operational plan for the next six months to control the outbreak, prevent further spread, and minimize the risk of recurrence.

 In April, 154,325 children from 6 to 59 months were screened for acute malnutrition through routine nutrition services; of these, 18,596 children were treated for SAM and 20 were referred by UNICEF mobile teams to inpatient treatment programmes due to medical complications.

   UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report May 2017

• UNICEF and partners supported the treatment of 4,394 suspected cases (1,243 of these were children under the age of 18) of Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) in White Nile State. 75 deaths related to the AWD outbreak were reported in the state.

• Critical levels of acute malnutrition with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rate of 15.7 per cent and Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) of 5 per cent were identified in Jabel Marra area, and an immediate inter-sectoral response is required.

  UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report April 2017 

• Mosul retake: since 17 October 2016, UNICEF has supported delivery of multi-sector emergency response (MSEP) reaching 1,044,444 individuals (178,668 families) in 16 re-taken communities in Ninewa.

• In April, the Rapid Response Mechanism consortium reached 400,825 people including 188,388 children with life-saving supplies.

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   UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report April 2017 

• Over 95,000 South Sudanese refugees including 61,750 children are estimated to have arrived in Sudan since the beginning of 2017, surpassing the UNHCR projection of 60,000. A threefold increase of 180,000 refugees is now anticipated for 2017.

• UNICEF supported the treatment of 898 suspected cases of acute watery diarrhea (AWD) in White Nile state, 356 of these were children under the age of 18.

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   UNICEF Sudan Education Sector Bulletin December 2016 - March 2017 

In this bulletin: 

Education Offers Hope for Darfur’s Conflict Affected Children

In the Spotlight: Life Changing Ap-proach Through Education Child Clubs Programs

From the Field: Returnees and IDPs Education Humanitarian Response

   UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report March 2017

• UNICEF has supported WASH infrastructure in 17 of the 35 emergency camps and transit sites for newly-displaced people. In March, these sites are serving an estimated 33,860 newly- displaced people (18,623 children).

• In March, RRM partners reached 623,568 vulnerable people on the move including 342,962 children across 6 governorates including Ninewa.

   UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report March 2017

  • As the conflict in Yemen enters its third year, children and their families are struggling to survive. Without access to basic services, every ten minutes a child dies of preventable causes and many more are dying from conflict related causes.
  • Two years since the escalation of the conflict, Yemen is witnessing the highest numbers of malnourished children. Nearly 2.2 million children severely and acutely malnourished are now 11 times more at risk of death as compared to their healthy peers.
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   UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report February 2017

  • With 17.1 million food-insecure people in Yemen - 7.3 million of them in need of emergency food assistance to survive – the country is currently on the brink of famine. 462,000 children under 5 are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition and require immediate assistance.
  • Intense hostilities continued in the western coast forcing more than 55,000 people to leave their homes. UNICEF and partners continue providing lifesaving assistance to displaced children and their families and supporting basic services. Some locations are unreachable due to security constraints.
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   UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report February 2017

  • Military operations to re-take western parts of Mosul city started on 19 February 2017. The UN estimates that around 750,000 civilians are still residing in the western section of the city. Humanitarian actors are deeply concerned about the situation of civilians, including 412,000 children.
  • Since 19 February, more than 31,500 people (14,800 children) are newly-displaced from West Mosul. The majority of people have been directed into new IDP camps in south Ninewa.
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   UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report February 2017

  • For the first time since April 2010 access was granted to Belle El Sereif locality in East Jebel Marra. An inter-agency assessment estimated the number of displaced children at 8,385.

   UNICEF Libya Humanitarian Situation Report January - March 2017 

  • In the first quarter of 2017, more than 10,000 children have attended community-based psycho-social support services in Child Friendly Spaces or in schools. This support allows them to return to a normal routine, by offering access to structured activities, games and informal and non-formal education.

UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report January 2017

  • Between 17 October 2016 and 29 January 2017 UNICEF has supported delivery of a multi-sectoral emergency response packages, including water treatment tablets and hygiene items for adults and babies, for 514,900 individuals (84,900 families) in re-taken communities in northern Ninewa.

   UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report January 2017

  • UNICEF’s 2017 Humanitarian Action for Children (HAC) appeal for Sudan launched in January amounted to US$ 110.25 million to respond to children’s humanitarian needs across the country. According to the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Su-dan, an estimated 5.8 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, in-cluding over 3 million children.

   UNICEF State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report October - December 2016

  • The situation in East Jerusalem remains tense. Child protection concerns continue as a result. During the fourth quarter, 220 arrests of children in East Jerusalem were documented by Wadi Hilweh Centre. UNICEF reached 195 children in conflict with the law (88.6 per cent of those identified) with legal support through the Wadi Hilweh Centre. Protection of civilians continues to be a main humanitarian concern. According to UNOCHA, from 13-26 December, Israeli forces injured 72 Palestinians, including at least eight children.
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   UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report December 2016
  • With slow progress on a negotiated political solution to the conflict in Yemen, millions of children and their families will continue to suffer from the consequences of hostilities, interruption of public services, and ever more diminished livelihoods. The risk is that thousands of children will continue to face death from preventable causes.
  •  Nearly 2.2 million Yemeni children are acutely malnourished and 462,000 suffer from severe acute malnutrition – almost a three-fold rise over 2014 levels.
   UNICEF Libya Humanitarian Situation Report December 2016

  • 1,283,794 children were vaccinated in the second round of the nation wide polio campaign. In preparation for this campaign UNICEF procured and delivered 1.8 million doses of polio vaccines to the National Centre of Disease Control in Libya.
  • 390 girls and 410 boys in hard to reach areas in the cities of Al Ghat and Barakat benefited from the implementation of recreational activities organised by the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Libya.
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      UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report December 2016 

• An important interagency assessment has taken place from 27 to 31 December 2016 in Bau and Kurmuk localities of Blue Nile State to assess the humanitarian situation, including the needs related to child protection, education, health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene.

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     UNICEF Libya Humanitarian Situation Report November 2016 

  • The Humanitarian Country Team finalized Libya Humanitarian Response Plan 2017 with a total budget of US$151.5 million to respond to the humanitarian needs of 980,000 people.

    UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report November 2016 
  • 10.3 million children out of 18.8 million people are affected by the ongoing conflict in Yemen 
  • 1.4 million children have been displaced 

   UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report October 2016 

  • On 17 October the Government of Iraq announced the start of military offensive to re-take Mosul in northern Ninewa, held by ISIL since mid-2014. As of 31 October, almost 18,000 individuals were displaced from areas surrounding the city. At least 47 percent of these were children under 18.
   UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report October 2016 

  • By the end of October, the Yemeni Ministry of Public Health and Population (MoPHP) has confirmed 71 cholera cases in 11 governorates. At least 7.6 million people are at risk, nearly 40 per cent are children under 15.

   UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report October 2016 

  • For the first time in six years, UNICEF secured access to Golo, Jebel Marra (Central Darfur) to undertake an education assess-ment from 19-22 October 2016. The initial report indicates ur-gent assistance is needed for 3,739 children in five schools and 9,000 out of school children. This area has been inaccessible to humanitarian interventions since 2010.

   UNICEF Libya Humanitarian Situation Report September 2016 

  • The United Nations estimates that 79,400 people (including 32,000 children)
are in need of immediate life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection
services as a consequence of the military activities in Sirte.

   Iraq Crisis Flash Update #1: Mosul Response

  • As of 31 October 17,748 people - around half of them children under 18 - are newly displaced as a result of military operations to retake the city of Mosul, Ninewa governorate. In addition, an estimated 5,400 people have been temporarily displaced, but have since returned to areas newly under control of government security forces.

  سبتمبر 2016  تقرير الوضع  الإنساني في اليمن

  • يستمر الوضع التغذوي في اليمن بالتدهور في ظل تفاقم الوضع الاقتصادي وتردي النُظم الحكومية،

    ما جعل ملايين الأطفال والأسر في اليمن عرضة لخطر فقدان الحصول على الخدمات الأساسية .

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   UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report September 2016 

  • 9.9 million children affected out of 21.2 million people affected 

   UNICEF Yemen Cholera Outbreak Situation Report #2 October 2016 

  • 31 confirmed cases of cholera in six governorates 

   UNICEF State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report July - September 2016 

  • The Gaza strip experienced a series of airstrikes and shelling during the month of August, the most intensive attacks since the ceasefire in August 2014. The violence in the West Bank including East Jerusalem also increased recently. There were more than 250 clashes between Palestinians and Israeli Security Forces (ISF), leaving more than 300 Palestinians and more than 15 Israelis, including a number of ISF personnel, injured. There were more than 15 stabbing incidents reported.

   UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report September 2016 

  • With the official start of the new school year scheduled for 29 September in areas not affected by insecurity, UNICEF and the Iraqi Ministry of Education launched a nationwide Back to School campaign. About 1 million school-aged children are internally displaced. 70 per cent have missed a school year.

   UNICEF Yemen Cholera Outbreak Situation Report #1 October 2016 

  • 11 cases of Cholera confirmed in Sana'a 

   UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report September 2016 

  • 2,600,000 children out of 4,400,000 people affected 

   UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report August 2016 

  • 9.9 million children affected out of 21.2 million people affected 
  • 1.4 million children internally displaced 
   UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report August 2016 

  • 4.7 million children affected out of 10 million people affected 
  • 3.3 million people internally displaced 

Sahrawi Refugees Camps-Tindouf- Algeria Humanitarian Situation Report #5

  •  One major achievement was the fact that all children were able to start the school year as planned. The UNICEF Representative in Algeria witnessed this on a visit to the camp on 6 and 7 September. The emergency consolidation of the school buildings has been completed on a timely manner by the Italian NGO CISP (International Committee for the Development of Peoples) with the support of UNICEF. This allowed the partial use of the damaged buildings. School-tents were also erected, and double morning and afternoon shifts are organized in some of the schools so that all children can be accommodated.

   UNICEF Libya Humanitarian Situation Report August 2016 

  • 32,000 children affected out of 72,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance in Sirte
   UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report August 2016

  • Since early June, more than 200,000 people are affected by heavy rains and flooding, with at least 108,000 children. The most affected states are Kassala, South Darfur, Al Gezira, Sennar, West Kordofan, Gedaref, South Kordofan and White Nile.

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Sahrawi Refugees Camps-Tindouf- Algeria Humanitarian Situation Report #4 September 2016

  •  16 days after the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp in Laayoune, 849 families (4245 people), are still suffering from the storm damages, including 406 families that had their houses completely destroyed.
  •  8,109 Children under 18 at risk of not being able to go back to school

Saharawi Refugees Camps-Tindouf- Algeria Humanitarian Situation Report #3 August 2016

  • 849 families have been directly affected by total or partial destruction of their homes 

   أغسطس 2016  تقرير الوضع  الإنساني في اليمن

تصاعدت الأعمال القتالية بشك مثير في كافة مناطق البلاد بُعيد تعليق محادثات
السلام التي رعتها الأمم المتحدة في الكويت متسببة في إزهاق أرواح المزيد من
المدنيين وإلحاق اضرار بليغة بالبنية التحتية المدنية. هذا وكانت الغارات الجوية
قد استأنفت في شمال البلاد والعاصمة صنعاء فيما تواصل القتال الميداني في تعز
ومأرب والجوف وصنعاء. وقد تضررت العمليات الإنسانية والقدرة على الوصول
كثير ا جراء ذلك.

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  يوليو 2016  تقرير الوضع  الإنساني في اليمن

تأثر الوضع في اليمن سلب ا جراء توقف مفاوضات السلام واستمرار الأعمال
العدائية وتردي الوضع الاقتصادي. كما أن النزاع المتصاعد وارتفاع أسعار
الوقود والسلع الأساسية والنقص الحاد في السيولة النقدية تؤثر بعمق على
المنظومات الوطنية – وعلى وجه الخصوص المنظومة الصحية. ويتوقع أن تزداد
الاحتياجات الإنسانية الهائلة في اليمن خلال الأشهر المقبلة

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    UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report July 2016 

• As of 22 July, there were 3,369,252 people displaced across 105 districts and
3,823 locations in Iraq, increased by 1 per cent since 22 June. In addition there
are 796,758 returnees, with significant numbers in Salah al Din, Anbar, Diyala,
and Ninewa governorates. Overall, the figure increased by 6 per cent within
the same period. At least 47 per cent of these are children under 18.

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     UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report July 2016 

• About 14.1 million people in Yemen are facing food insecurity. Life-saving assistance is urgently required to meet immediate food and nutrition needs.

• The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) continues to grow. Over 2.8 million people have fled from their homes due to ongoing conflict. Nearly 765,000 people have so far returned to their homes but are facing harsh living conditions due to loss of livelihoods and damage or destruction of former shelters.

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    UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report July 2016 

• The 2016 Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) was launched on 12 July,
requesting US$952 million to support 4.6 million people targeted for
humanitarian assistance. The plan is 22 per cent funded, with a further
US$741 million still needed to support the 2016 humanitarian response.

• Sudan became the first country in the African meningitis belt to introduce
meningitis A as part of routine immunisations. This will prevent vulnerable
children from contracting the disease and reduce outbreaks.

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   UNICEF Libya Humanitarian Situation Report July 2016 

• The humanitarian situation in Libya continues to deteriorate with over 2.44
million people in need of basic humanitarian assistance including access to
safe water, health services, protection and education. Since May 2016, the
Government of National Accord was leading the fight against the so-called
Islamic State in the city of Sirte and its surroundings and meanwhile, the
Dignity operation under the leadership of General Haftar is still ongoing in
Benghazi. On 9th June, UNICEF spearheaded an emergency response
addressing the hygiene needs, around 1,300 displaced families from Sirte.
Additionally, UNICEF child protection partners are seeking ways to establish
child friendly spaces in the areas of recent displacement from Sirte.

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   UNICEF Djibouti Humanitarian Situation Report June 2016 

• UNICEF and partners have provided life-saving nutritional food to 2,612
children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

• With a funding gap of about 90 per cent in all sectors of response,
UNICEF is unable to meet the basic services for the most vulnerable
children and women, and help building their resilience to resist future

• School attendance among Yemeni refugee children decreased to 60 per
cent, as many boys started working with their father as fishermen and
several Yemeni families chose to return to Yemen despite the
persistence of the conflict.

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    UNICEF Iraq Flash Update: Anbar Governorate July 2016

• More than 85,000 people (over 14,200 families) have been displaced in Anbar
governorate since 23 May due to escalation of conflict in Fallujah and surrounding
areas. An estimated 30,000 people were displaced between 15 and 17 June alone.

• Protection remains a paramount concern, as security screening procedures
separate boys and men from their families, and place civilians at risk of
maltreatment in inhumane conditions. UNICEF is concerned about children’s
exposure to IEDs, grave violations of their rights, and the impact of violence on
their mental health and future development.

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       UNICEF State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report: June 2016
    • During the month of June, the situation remained tense in the State of Palestine with violent clashes in the West Bank and demonstrations in Gaza. In June, there were four Palestinians killed by Israeli forces and four Israeli casualties including a 13-year-old girl killed in her house in a settlement near Hebron during an attack by a Palestinian youth.
    •  In Gaza, UNICEF with its partners Ma’an and Tamer reached 662 children with psychosocial support including group and individual counseling in the supported Family Centres. Additionally, 1,893 children received child protection services in the form of life skills, case management and child-parent interaction programmes,

     UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report: May 2016
    • As of 26 May, there were 3,306,822 people displaced in Iraq (551,137 families), at least 47 percent of whom are children under 18.
    • Military operations to retake the city of Fallujah began this month, UNICEF highlighted protection concerns in the international media for the estimated 20,000 children remaining in the city.
            UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: May 2016

    •  Sudan is now the largest recipient of South Sudanese refugees in the
    region with some 69,045 (48,332 children) having sought refuge since
    January 2016 alone, marking a 75% increase compared to the same
    period in 2015.

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           UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report: May 2016

    • Peace talks between warring parties in Yemen continue in Kuwait. The
    agreed cessation of hostilities appeared to result in a reduction in the
    number of events, but hostilities were still reported on several governorates
    affecting supply transportation and resulting in civilian casualties
    particularly in Aden and Taiz.

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            UNICEF Libya Humanitarian Situation Report: February -May 2016
      •  UNICEF signed a tri-lateral Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with the Libyan National Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) and WHO. The MoC outlines a programme for cooperation on the implementation of six strategic focus areas to assist the NCDC with on-going health reform, policy and advocacy to ensure provision of immunization and other child health services.
           Iraq Crisis, Flash Update: Anbar Governorate

        Latest Humanitarian Developments
        • Since March, at least 60,000 people have been displaced in Anbar governorate due to military operations by Iraqi forces to re-take areas under ISIL control, approximately 30,000 of these people remain displaced.
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        This study examines inequalities in access, attainment and learning outcomes in the Middle East
        and North Africa (MENA) region, focusing on the primary and lower secondary levels and addressing three main research questions:

        1. How do children flow through education systems in MENA from preschool to high school, and how many complete schooling at different levels?
        2. What are the characteristics of the children in MENA countries who continue to different levels of the school system, and how do these children compare with those who drop out at different levels and become out of school?
        3. Which children are learning less, and how do they differ from those with higher levels of

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             UNICEF State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report: May 2016
        •  During the month of April, the situation remained tense across the State of Palestine, with cases of violence resulting in the injury of 20 Israelis including 2 children, and 70 Palestinians including 24 children.

              UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: April 2016
          •  A national polio vaccination campaign reached some four million children with vital polio vaccinations and vitamin A in 89 high risk localities across fifteen states.
          •  The water provision through water trucking in Sortony, North Darfur, has been increased to an average of 254,000 litres of water per day (13 litres of water per person per day) which is an increase of 32 per cent when compared with the last week of March.
             UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report: April 2016

          • In April, a nationwide cessation of hostilities began and a new round of peace talks started with high hopes for further steps towards the long-waited peace in Yemen. UNICEF and partners welcome the agree- ment and expanded the humanitarian response in previously active conflict areas namely; Taiz, Sa’ada, Al Jawf, Marib and Al Bayda includ- ing education assessment in Taiz and Sa’ada. 

             UNICEF State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report: April 2016

          •  During the month of March, the security situation remained tense across the State of Palestine, resulting in 34 Palestinians injured (50% children). The violence resulted in 14 Israelis injured and one soldier killed.
             UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report: March 2016
          •  Sudan signed an Action Plan with the UN committing to prevent the recruitment and use of children by government security forces in Sudan. It was the last remaining Government whose forces were listed in the SG’s Report on Children and Armed Conflict and had not yet entered into such an agreement.

             UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report: March 2016
          • One year after the internationalization of the conflict in Yemen, on 26 March 2015, Yemen continues to be pushed to the brink with children paying the highest price. Almost 10 million children are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance. Despite violence, access restrictions and funding shortages, UNICEF continues to deliver integrated response across the country.
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            UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report: February 2016
          • Ten million people are estimated to be in need of humanitarian assistance in Iraq, of which approximately 4.7 million are children.
          • UNICEF and its partners, including through the clusters developed contingency plans for humanitarian response in the case of escalation of military operations in Anbar and Mosul and possible flooding caused by an eventual burst of the Mosul Dam.
            UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report 10 - 23 February 2016
          • Armed clashes and air strikes continued to be reported across the country.
          • Since the beginning of the year, UNICEF has ensured regular access to safe water for nearly 2.6 million.
          • UNICEF continues to support the establishment and functioning of outpatient treatment programmes (OTPs) across the country.
            Response to CRISIS in JABEL MARRA, DARFUR Intensified conflict displaces thousands in North, South and Central Darfur
          • Over 90,000 people have been displaced to North Darfur alone since mid-January following fighting in the Jabel Marra area of Darfur. The majority have fled to North Darfur, particularly Sor-toni (62,000) and Tawila (19,500), with others having fled to parts of South and Central Darfur where access by humanitarian agencies is very limited.
            SUDAN Humanitarian Situation Report
          • Following renewed conflict in Jabel Marra, which began in mid-January 2016, over 90,000 people have now been displaced to North Darfur State alone.
          • UNICEF and partners were amongst the first responding to the Jabel Marra crisis, facilitated by having prepositioned supplies across North Darfur covering the humanitarian needs for an initial 30,000 people.
            Education Sector Bulletin - Sudan 01 November 2015—29 February 2016
          • Jebel Marra in Central Darfur remains a humanitarian hot spot, with people continuing to be displaced to neighbouring states, primarily to North Darfur, where over 90,000 new people have been displaced.
          • In Blue Nile, 13,500 displaced school-aged children are also affected by conflict. Nearly 4,000 of them are now out-of-school.
            Sudan Child Protection Sub Sector Bulletin October 2015 to January 2016
          • As of the end of January 2016, the Child Protection sub-sector had received only 32% of the total funding required for the whole year.
          • The Child Protection sub-sector developed a child protection assessment system contextualized for Sudan.
          • In December 2015, under the leadership of The National Council of Child Welfare (NCCW) the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) for Humanitarian Action were successfully validated and are being rolled out from January 2016.
            UNICEF Yemen Humanitarian Situation Report: 27 January - 9 February 2016
          • UNICEF provided the Ministry of Health with 5.6 million doses of polio vaccines to be delivered during March.
          • To support the return of over 380,000 children to school, UNICEF and the Governorate Education Offices (GEOs) started rehabilitation of 68 affected schools in Amran, Dhamar, Ibb, Sana’a and Taiz during the reporting period.
          • Despite conflict escalation and instability, UNICEF continues to engage with the Civil Registration Authority (CRA) to promote birth registration.
            UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report- January 2016
          • Renewed fighting in the Jabel Marra area of Central Darfur has displaced an estimated 44,700 people. The displaced have sought refuge in Kebkabiya and Tawilla localities in North Darfur.
          • The expulsion of Tearfund puts over 17,000 acutely malnourished children supported through 34 nutritional centres at risk.
          • Countrywide some 3.3 million people (1.7 million children) in Sudan could be adversely affected by the effects of El Niño across 83 localities.
            UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report 1-31 December 2015
          • An estimated 8.2 million people in Iraq remain in need of humanitarian assistance.
          • In December 2015, over 3.2 million people are displaced across Iraq, more than a million additional people since the end of 2014.
          • Approximately 1.5 million IDP children remain in need of protection and assistance.
            UNICEF State of Palestine Humanitarian SitRep 1 – 31 December 2015

          • The wave of attacks and clashes continued across the State of Palestine during the month of December, resulting in 34 Palestinians and one Israeli killed, and another 2,116 Palestinian and 47 Israeli injuries.
          • In December, nine Palestinian children were reported killed aged between 15 and 17 years and more than 205 injured. 
          • During the reporting period, 77 children were arrested in the West Bank by the Israeli security Forces (ISF). 

            UNICEF Yemen Crisis Humanitarian SitRep 16 - 29 December 2015
          • During the reporting period, UNICEF was able to reach some of the most complex, insecure and affected zones in Taiz and Sa’ada.
          • In Taiz, UNICEF supported the operation of the local water system reaching over 124,000 people and an additional 4,103 households in Taiz received humanitarian cash transfers.
          UNICEF Sudan Humanitarian Situation Report December 2015

          • During December, both the Education sector and the Child Protection sub-sector achieved significant milestones with their government and non-governmental partners in customizing global tools that respectively led to the adoption of - 1. The Contextualization of the INEE standards for education for Sudan, and 2. The Child Protection Minimum Standards for Sudan.
          • The activities of the INGO Tearfund have been suspended since 14 December. UNICEF has established an immediate plan to ensure continuity of the activities, especially in the nutritional centres.


          UNICEF Yemen Crisis Humanitarian SitRep: 2 - 15 December 2015

          • UNICEF doubled efforts to provide immediate solutions to ease recent supply disruptions, including the provision of fuel and water trucking.
          • 93 mobile teams provided a package of health and nutrition services to mothers and children mainly in areas with internally displaced populations, reaching over 35,000 children and more than 43,000 pregnant women.
          • To alleviate potential consequences of the ongoing violence, including stress and long-term mental health issues, UNICEF provided Psychosocial (PSS) to or more than 20,000 children.

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             UNICEF Iraq Humanitarian Situation Report: 1-30 November 2015
          • As of 30 November 2015, 3,190,710 people (531,785 families) were displaced across Iraq and 453,318 individuals were reported as returned to their place of origin (IOM).
          • UNICEF supported 115 most vulnerable IDP families who fled from hot spot areas in Salah Al-Din Governorate with sets of bottled water, hygiene kits, and other items.
          • In November, 440 IDP teachers were trained in Psychosocial Support (PSS) and classroom management in 7 governorates.
            UNICEF Yemen Crisis Humanitarian SitRep 18 Nov- 1 Dec 2015
          • 2,100 more children are able to learn as 70 additional temporary class-room tents have been provided for IDPs and other affected out of school children in Ibb and Sana’a.
          • UNICEF continues its first cash transfer activity in Sana’a reaching children from a total of 4,800 households with a one-time transfer of YR 21,500 (roughly $100) for each family.
          • 18,364 children from six conflict affected governorates received psycho-social support services (PSS) during this reporting period, bringing the total reached to 327,764.
            UNICEF Saharawi Refugee Camps - Tindouf, Algeria, Humanitarian SitRep No. 6, 3 December 2015
          • Primary emergency health care is being provided in 17 UNICEF’s tents for temporary health centers;
          • The visibility of UNICEF’s emergency response was maximized thanks to a visit of UNICEF Algeria’s GWA to the refugee camps followed by a largely attended press conference;
          • UNICEF’s plan of action for light rehabilitation of damaged infrastructures has been validated by relevant authorities.
             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.
              More information, including country and regional chapters, is available at

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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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