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02 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • On June 28th a suicide attack in the Kablewa IDP camp in the Diffa region killed 6 people and injured 11. The estimated 16,000 IDPs present in the camp fled and spread around several existing spontaneous sites. UNICEF participates in the coordination of the first evaluations and responses.

18 Jul 2017 description

DAKAR/BRUSSELS, 18 July 2017 – An innovative radio education programme has begun in the Lake Chad basin as part of a comprehensive effort to support the 1.3 million children who have been displaced by the violence of the conflict with Boko Haram. The radio education programmes offer an alternative platform for the 200,000 children in crisis affected areas who are unable to access schools in the Far North of Cameroon and in the Diffa region of Niger.

03 Jul 2017 description
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Highlights

  • In May (3rd and 23rd), Boko Haram attacked 2 schools in Boudoum and Garin Dogo and looted school feeding supplies.

  • The Regional Directorate for Civil Registry released the new figures on forced displacements. In 97 sites (out of 142), there are 127,299 internally displaced people, 106,146 refugees and 14,546 returnees (Nigerien living in Nigeria and displaced to Niger due to insecurity).

29 Jun 2017 description
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Highlights

  • IOM displacement tracking matrix (DTM) Round XVI (May 2017) estimates a total of 1.74 million people are still internally displaced across the three north eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

  • An ongoing trend of returns from Cameroon is observed in Banki and Pulka with a total of over 12,000 Nigerian refugees returning since April. The influx of returnees is severely stressing limited existing services especially WASH, health and education services.

26 Jun 2017 description
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INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

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.