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Embassy of Japan gives UNICEF Ethiopia US$ 2.5 million to meet the water, sanitation, and hygiene needs of internally displaced populations

UNICEF Ethiopia’s total humanitarian appeal for children for 2019 is pegged at US$ 124.1 million and aims to reach 3.7 million people, including two million children

The Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia has contributed US$ 2.5 million to UNICEF Ethiopia to help alleviate the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) needs of some 400,000-people displaced by droughts and ethnic conflicts. UNICEF will use the funds over 12 months to provide lifesaving WASH services to internally displaced populations…

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    • Jemima, an Ebola survivor, cares for a child at a UNICEF-supported crèche in Beni, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
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UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore's remarks at Munich Security Conference: Town Hall Event: “Update on Ebola in the DRC & Beyond”

An unforgiving disease that requires 100 per cent of cases to be controlled and isolated

"Once again, we’re facing an outbreak of Ebola — the 10th in the DRC. "And once again, we face familiar challenges — and more. An unforgiving disease that requires 100 per cent of cases to be controlled and isolated. A high-density, mobile population. A lingering mistrust of aid. More children and…

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Germany and UNICEF hand over 30 vehicles to support mobile health and nutrition services for children in Afar and Somali regions

The vehicles will be used by Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams in the two regions to reach children in remote and hard-to-reach areas with essential lifesaving services

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and UNICEF have today handed over 30 vehicles to the Afar and Somali Regional Health Bureaus for the provision of mobile health and nutrition services to children. The Somali Region received 19 vehicles and the remaining 11 went to Afar. The vehicles…

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More than 3,000 children released from armed groups in South Sudan since conflict began, but thousands more continue to be used

Tuesday’s release took place in the south-west town of Yambio where the children had formerly been associated with the South Sudan National Liberation Movement, which signed a peace agreement with the government in 2016

One hundred and nineteen children were released by an armed group in South Sudan Tuesday, bringing the total number of those freed since the conflict began to more than 3,100. Forty-eight girls were among the group, with the youngest child being 10-years-old. “Every child no longer with an armed group…

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Six months on, Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo now second largest in history

This is the 10th Ebola outbreak in the DRC and the country’s worst

Since the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was declared six months ago on 1st August 2018, more than 740 people – 30 per cent of whom are children – have been infected with the disease, including over 460 who have died, and 258 that have…

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New Year’s Babies: An estimated 5,500 children will be born in Tanzania on New Year’s Day - UNICEF

As the calendar turns to 2019, UNICEF calls on nations to meet every newborn’s right to health and survival

An estimated 5,500 babies will be born in Tanzania on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today. Tanzanian babies will account for 1.4 per cent of the estimated 395,072 babies to be born on New Year’s Day. In cities around the world, revelers will welcome not only the New Year with…

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2018 Global Nutrition Report reveals malnutrition is unacceptably high and affects every country in the world, but there is also an unprecedented opportunity to end it

The Report provides new and expansive data highlighting the changing face of malnutrition in Africa

The world’s most comprehensive report on nutrition highlights the worrying prevalence and universality of malnutrition in all its forms. In its fifth edition, it provides a concrete overview of progress made and calls on all stakeholders to act now to address malnutrition. The Report provides new and expansive data highlighting…

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Conflict pushes South Sudanese into hunger – more than 6 million people face desperate food shortages

Call for lasting peace to prevent further food crises

Relentless conflict and insecurity throughout the lean the annual lean season pushed 6.1 million people - nearly 60 percent of the population – into extreme hunger in South Sudan, though the situation could improve if a sustainable peace takes hold, three United Nations agencies said today. Some 6.1 million people faced…

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UNICEF and United bank for Africa (UBA) Unite to Promote Children’s Rights

This partnership is in line with the mission of both organizations

UNICEF and United bank for Africa (UBA) today Thursday 27 September, 2018 will signe partnership for the promotion of children’s rights. This partnership is in line with the mission of both organizations. For UNICEF Cameroon, to work with partners in the private sector and have them play an active role…

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Sudan kicks off July national immunization campaign to vaccinate 4.2 M children

The National Immunization Days (NID) will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a total of 4.2 million children under five years of age

Sudan’s Federal Ministry of Health, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched a national immunization campaign to maintain the country's polio-free status. The National Immunization Days (NID)  will be conducted over two phases, with a target of reaching a…