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24 Apr 2017 description
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25 million children out of school in conflict zones - UNICEF

N’JDAMENA, Chad/DAKAR/NEW YORK, 24 April 2017 – More than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old, or 22 per cent of children in that age group, are missing out on school in conflict zones across 22 countries, UNICEF said today.

“At no time is education more important than in times of war,” said UNICEF Chief of Education Josephine Bourne. “Without education, how will children reach their full potential and contribute to the future and stability of their families, communities and economies?”

18 Apr 2017 description

La grave crise humanitaire qui sévit dans la Région du Lac Tchad a aggravé les conditions de vie déjà précaires d’une grande majorité des populations de cette région. L’accès aux services de base et à l’eau potable en qualité et en quantité suffisante constitue un élément essentiel dans l’assistance à ces populations. Mais le contexte géologique et hydrogéologique particulier de la région du Lac Tchad est à l’origine des problèmes de salinité qui réduisent le taux d’accès à l’eau des populations locales.

13 Apr 2017 description
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By Hakim Kabour

The heavy door to the prison closed behind me and I’m locked in, sitting in a circle with children exchanging greetings. Smiles, fidgeting hands, “How are you? Can you believe this heat?” Always the same smiles — despite the fact they’re locked up. I’m struck by their good nature.

12 Apr 2017 description
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DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENÈVE, le 12 avril 2017 – Le nombre d’enfants utilisés dans des attentats-‘suicides’ dans le conflit au Lac Tchad a atteint 27 durant le 1er trimestre de 2017 comparativement à 9 pour la même période l’an dernier.

12 Apr 2017 description
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Lake Chad conflict: alarming surge in number of children used in Boko Haram bomb attacks this year – UNICEF

DAKAR/NEW YORK/GENEVA, 12 April 2017 – The number of children used in ‘suicide’ attacks in the Lake Chad conflict has surged to 27 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to nine over the same period last year, UNICEF said in a new report released today.

31 Mar 2017 description
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Highlights

  • In Diffa region, the security situation remained volatile in January and February 2017, due to the continuous attacks of Boko Haram. Humanitarian needs continue to raise in all sectors. At the end of February, according to official figures, Diffa hosted 242,541 IDPs, refugees and returning Nigeriens.

31 Mar 2017 description
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Résumé Exécutif

Le monde doit aujourd’hui répondre à un appel à la mobilisation sans précédent face à la situation de quatre pays menacés par la famine, et à la demande croissante d’aide humanitaire et de résilience. Dans ce contexte, il est de la plus haute importance d’informer la communauté de la sécurité alimentaire à l’échelle mondiale et nationale, quant au risque de crises alimentaires et à la sévérité de ces crises. Les parties prenantes ont largement investi dans l’analyse de la sécurité alimentaire et les systèmes d’alerte précoce afin de mieux prévenir et répondre aux crises alimentaires.

31 Mar 2017 description
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Executive Summary

The European Union, FAO and WFP have joined forces with FEWS NET, UNICEF and regional organisations like CILSS, IGAD and SICA to coordinate needs assessment to increase the impact of humanitarian and resilience responses through the preparation of the “Global Report on Food Crises”. This Global Report aims to enhance coordination and decision making through a neutral analysis that informs programming and implementation.

23 Mar 2017 description

Avec l’intensification de la riposte régionale d’urgence à la flambée, 116 millions d’enfants vont être vaccinés sur tout le continent

23 mars 2017 – Genève/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar : Plus de 190 000 vaccinateurs dans 13 pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest et d’Afrique centrale vont vacciner plus de 116 millions d’enfants la semaine prochaine pour faire disparaître le dernier bastion de la poliomyélite sur ce continent.

23 Mar 2017 description

116 million children to be immunized from coast to coast across the continent, as regional emergency outbreak response intensifies

23 March 2017 – Geneva/Brazzaville/New York/Dakar: More than 190 000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children over the next week, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.

20 Mar 2017 description

Situation Analysis: UNICEF Nigeria with the support of donors listed above, lead the collection and analysis of data on suicide attacks by the Boko Haram in North-East Nigeria and the neighbouring countries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. The analysis presented below covers the reporting period of January 2017. It is important to note that due to security situation in North-East Nigeria and across the borders with neighbouring countries, it was difficult to verify all the numbers of children used and killed or injured as a result of suicide attacks.

17 Mar 2017 description
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Assessment Questionnaire

Background & Context:

Damasak is the head town of Mobbar LGA, in the North-East Nigerian, state of Borno. It is located near the confluence of the Yobe River and Komadugu Gana River, adjoining the border with Niger 34km from Diffa in Niger and 3km between Damasak and the border with Niger.

15 Mar 2017 description

In the Lake Chad Region, that includes part of Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad, attacks by Boko Haram have uprooted and displaced 2.3 million people to date. Violence, combined with chronic drought, cholera and poverty have created one of the most complex and severe humanitarian crises in today’s world.

28 Feb 2017 description
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UNICEF calls for implementation of six-point agenda for action to keep refugee and migrant children safe

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 28 February 2017 – Refugee and migrant children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy, UNICEF warned in a new report.

22 Feb 2017 description
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By Francesca Mannocchi

Every day, thousands of people travel from the hinterlands of Africa and the Middle East, across the Sahara to Libya – the entry point to the Mediterranean Sea. They flee war, violence and poverty. Thousands die along the way or endure exploitation, abuse, violence and detention in the hope of reaching Europe and a better life.

Italian journalist Francesca Mannocchi and photographer Alessio Romenzi joined UNICEF to document the plight of migrant children in Libya’s detention centres. Here is their account.

02 Feb 2017 description
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Highlights:

  • Nine security incidents were registered in Diffa in December, including attacks by ex- Boko Haram and the kidnapping of nine people (including one infant). The attacks caused a movement of 583 households towards 2 spontaneous sites.

  • Children in Diffa are confronted with continuous attacks. In December one classroom was burned down, with learning materials looted; one young girl was kidnapped, which triggered the closing down of three local schools with 450 students (262 girls).

11 Jan 2017 description
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Children and women in West and Central Africa remain vulnerable to multiple threats, including insecurity, conflict, drought, flooding and epidemics. In the Central African Republic and the Lake Chad basin, widespread violence and armed conflict characterized by grave human rights violations have led to mass displacement both internally and across borders.

10 Jan 2017 description
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Highlights

  • 159,819 children under 5 with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted to therapeutic feeding programmes, with a recovery rate of 86 per cent.

  • In 2016, 4.2 million people were reached with primary health care services through UNICEF-supported Government-run health centres and clinics in both IDP camps and affected communities.

10 Jan 2017 description
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Total affected population: 1.9 million

Total affected children: 1.1 million

Total people to be reached in 2017: 880,000

Total children to be reached in 2017: 729,700