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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

30 Dec 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 15 security incidents were registered in Diffa in November, including two attacks by ex-Boko Haram on health centers (N’Garwa Koura and N’Galewa, where one worker was killed), and one attack on Wor (15 km South-East of Guagam) where three people were killed. The attacks caused a movement of around 1,200 households towards 3 spontaneous sites.

  • 2016 RRM/NFI support (UNICEF/IRC) was provided to 5,999 households. 1,610 households were assisted with NFI kits in Karkarwa in November.

08 Dec 2016 description
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Faits saillants :

  • Les 27 cas rapportés ont été recensés en provenance de la prison de Kribi. Les prélèvements sont revenus négatifs. Toutefois, les autorités remontent qu’il y a eu un problème de délai d'acheminement (4 jours) et du milieu de transport (pas de cary blair). Aucun conclusion ne peut être donné sur la confirmation ou non de ces cas.

08 Dec 2016 description
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Alert in Cameroun: 27 suspected cases notified from the Prison of Kribi. Samples were tested negative although issues in sampling were registered (lack of Cary-Blair and delays in transport – 4 days). No definitive conclusion can then be drawn upon these analyses.

Congo Basin: Significant incidence notified from Kongo Central (Gombe Matadi), and from the provinces of Taganyika (Kabalo, Kalemie, Nyemba), South Kivu (Fizi, Kimbi Lilenge) and Haut Katanga (Kilwa).

08 Dec 2016 description
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Alerte au Cameroun : Les 27 cas rapportés ont été recensés en provenance de la prison de Kribi. Les prélèvements sont revenus négatifs. Toutefois, les autorités remontent qu’il y a eu un problème de délai d'acheminement (4 jours) et du milieu de transport (pas de carry blair). Aucun conclusion ne peut être donné sur la confirmation ou non de ces cas.

25 Nov 2016 description
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Highlights

  • 11 security incidents were registered in Diffa in October, including an attack on the health centers of N’Garwa and of Gueskerou, where people displaced from Niger and Nigeria receive care. No casualties were reported, but medical supplies, essential medicines and RUTF were looted.

15 Nov 2016 description
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Faits saillants:

A noter que la complétude des données n’est pas totale sur les 2 dernières semaines. Ainsi la baisse apparente est due à incomplétude des données rapportées et non à une division par 2 de la transmission sur ces dernières semaines.

10 Nov 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The Diffa region continues to be affected by the ongoing crisis in northeast Nigeria. A significant resumption of attacks from Boko Haram was observed in September, including armed attacks and lootings of villages, roadside IEDs and armed ambushes against national and multinational forces. As a result of a major attack on Toumour, hosting over 5,000 displaced households, massive displacement of populations was reported towards the towns of Kitchendi (more than 500 households) and Nguigmi (more than 400 households).

17 Oct 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The Diffa region continues to be affected by the ongoing crisis in northeast Nigeria, but in the month of August there was a decrease in attacks. An attack on villages near Nguigmi has caused new displacements towards Toumour. According to recently released official figures, the Diffa region is currently hosting an estimated 302,000 displaced people, including Nigerian refugees and returnees, and internally displaced persons.

11 Oct 2016 description
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Vaccination drive provides platform for malnutrition screening in response to mounting crisis in Borno state

DAKAR, Senegal – 11 October 2016 – A major health campaign is underway in the Lake Chad Basin area to vaccinate over 41 million children against polio to contain the recent outbreak of the disease in north-east Nigeria.

06 Oct 2016 description
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Situation for children in numbers

  • 1.4 Million Children Currently Displaced Across the Lake Chad Basin
  • 2.6 Out Of Million People Currently Displaced Across the Lake Chad Basin
  • 8 Out Of 10 Displaced Children and Their Families Are Living in Host Communities
  • 87,900 Children Who Are Refugees from Nigeria in Neighbouring Countries – Cameroon, Chad, Niger
  • 478,000 Children Under 5 With Severe Acute Malnutrition in The Lake Chad Basin

UNICEF Response highlights