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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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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

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.