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23 Jun 2017 description
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DAKAR/ GENEVA/ABUJA, 23 June 2017 –More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrheal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, UNICEF warned today. The threat of disease outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity and increased population movements particularly in Nigeria’s northeast.

22 Jun 2017 description

Assessment Overview

REACH, in the framework of a partnership with UNICEF, conducted an assessment of the profile, drivers and journey of refugee and migrant unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) who arrived in Italy in 2016 and 2017. This factsheet presents findings on UASC originating from The Gambia, who, as of April 2017, represent 13.8% of the total UASC population in Italy.

02 Jun 2017 description
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Highlights

  • In Diffa region, 8 security incidents caused 69 casualties, including 12 civilians. On April 9th, Boko Haram attacked again the health centre of Boudoum and looted medicines, and plumpynut. On another incident, in Gueskerou, a major attack to an army post, by heavily armed Boko Haram, caused 57 casualties on the side of the assailants and a few injured soldiers from the national army.

30 May 2017 description
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Highlights

  • From 25 April to 15 May, IOM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) has reported arrival of over 2,700 new IDPs in Bama, around a thousand in Gwoza and over a thousand in Monguno, Kala Balge and Chibok.

  • The IOM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) (9-15 May) reported the arrival of an estimated 2,411 new IDPs in Banki, over 1,600 new IDPs in Gwoza and over 2,000 IDPs left Gwoza, Chibok and Banki for Maiduguri.

24 May 2017 description

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

New report shows only a small fraction of official development assistance goes toward ending violence against children For the first time, a review of official development assistance (ODA) to end violence against children has been done. The report Counting Pennies found that in 2015, total ODA spending was $174 billion and of that, less than 0.6 per cent was allocated to ending violence against children.

10 May 2017 description
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Highlights

  • IOM DTM Round XV (March 2017) estimates, a total of 1.69 million people are still internally displaced across the three northeastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of which, 84 per cent are in Borno alone.

  • In the first 3 weeks of April, the IOM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) no. 11 reports the arrival of over 6,800 new IDPs in Bama, Dikwa, Damboa,
    Kukawa, Ngala and Gowza.

08 May 2017 description
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Highlights

  • International Organization of Migration (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Round XV (March, 2017) estimates a total of 1.69 million internally displaced people (IDP) across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of which, 84 per cent are in Borno and children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population and nine per cent are infants under a year old.

03 May 2017 description
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Highlights

  • On March 3rd, the government of Niger declared state of emergency in five (5) departments of Tillabery region, and in two (2) departments of Tahoua region, bordering Mali.

  • On March 15th and 24th, UNICEF participated in rapid interagency missions to 3 departments (Tillabery, Banibangou and Ouallam) under state of emergency, which confirmed the seriousness of the security situation.

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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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.