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Cholera crisis far from over Over 494,000 suspected cases and 1,966 deaths in less than four months The cholera outbreak in Yemen has claimed some 1,966 lives in less than four months and more than 5,000 people are falling ill every day with symptoms of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera. All governorates have been affected, except Socotra. Children and the elderly are the hardest hit: more than 41 per cent of the suspected cases since 27 April and a quarter of the deaths are children, while people over 60 represent 30 per cent of fatalities.

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Over 4,000 male and female dignity kits containing information on cholera prevention were distributed to women and girls in Sana'a Governorate including in areas with high numbers of suspected cholera cases.

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The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to inflict suffering upon the country’s population. Cholera and food insecurity are on the rise while humanitarian funding levels remains low. Only 44 per cent of the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan is funded. Nonetheless, some 128 national and international humanitarian partners are actively coordinating to assist people with the most acute needs in priority districts across Yemen’s 22 governorates. Together they have assisted over 5.9 million people with some form of humanitarian assistance since January 2017.

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The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: The main document analyses progress in quantitative terms, provides an account of how our budget was allocated and offers profiles of each of the 17 programme countries.

This companion booklet uses a qualitative and narrative approach to examine more specifically the challenges, complexities and achievements on the ground. It explores the innovative approaches the Joint Programme teams, partners and activists employ to deconstruct the social norms that allow FGM/C to continue in many communities. 

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The 2016 Annual Report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting provides two perspectives: This main document, "By the Numbers," analyses progress in quantitative terms, using the Results Framework as a basis. It provides an account of how the budget was allocated and offers profiles of each of the 17 programme countries (excepting Yemen). The profiles present facts on the national context, summarize key achievements, and share operational and financial information.

A companion booklet, "17 Ways to End FGM/C," uses a qualitative and narrative approach to examine more specifically the challenges, complexities and achievements on the ground.

 

 

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An estimated 20.7 million people – over two thirds of the population – are in need of some kind of assistance or protection. Some 8,167 Yemenis have been killed, more than 46,000 have been injured, over 2 million people are internally displaced and 900,000 recent returnees. 

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The cholera epidemic continues to sweep across Yemen with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 people, increasing at an average of 5,000 every day, with one person dying every hour. 

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Highlights of UNFPA response to the crisis in Syria: 

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (FROM ALL CHANNELS)

359,433 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians; 9,218 deliveries supported, including 3,504 C-section deliveries; 66,307 family planning services; 19,307 gender-based violence response services provided to Syrians; 16,072 women accessed women safe spaces

IN NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES AFFECTED BY THE CRISIS

22,538 reproductive health services delivered to Syrian refugees; 6,942 Syrians received family planning services and consultations; 3,983 clients received gender-based violence services; 21,813 Syrian refugees accessed women safe spaces and participated in activities in camps and host communities; 9,526 Syrian refugees reached with gender-based violence related messages

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Severe drought conditions continue to ravage the South West region of Somalia and the threat of a possible famine persist. The northern and central regions of Somalia have experienced improved pasture and water resources following the rains, according to the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWSNET) Seasonal Monitor for Somalia for June.

 

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Egypt’s population witnessed a dramatic increase during the last decade and was estimated at 92.3 million people by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) compared to 72 million people in 2006. In absolute terms, the population of Egypt has increased by over 20 million in 10 years. This steady increase threatens to hinder all development efforts with major implications on quality of life and on basic services including education, health, housing and water supply. 

 
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