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18 Jan 2017 description

In January, the polio programme is contributing to the protection of more than 4 million children against measles.

A mass vaccination campaign to protect more than 4 million children (4,766,214) against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria started on 13 January. The polio eradication infrastructure has been on hand to help with this feat of logistics from data management to training, social mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, supportive supervision and waste management.

12 Jan 2017 description

A mass vaccination campaign to protect more than 4 million children (4 766 214) against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria is planned to start this week.

The two-week campaign, which starts on 13 January, will target all children aged from 6 months to 10 years in accessible areas in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

10 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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.

09 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • The number of people receiving food assistance grew by 350 per cent in the past five months with food insecurity remaining the greatest concern among internally displaced people (IDPs).

  • 76 per cent of IDPs don’t want to return to their homes unless their security can be guaranteed.
    Assistance is required to reconstruct and repair destroyed or damaged homes, to encourage sustainable IDP returns.

09 Jan 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

Humanitarian needs increased over 2016 as people, particularly in recently accessible areas, face a growing food and nutrition crisis. Response operations for the Food Security Sector has increased substantially with plans to reach 1 million people in the three most affected states in North East Nigeria with food interventions in the month of December alone. With 77 per cent of the IDPs living among host communities, response efforts will also focus on people living in host communities - both IDPs and the community itself.

28 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

· November saw a deterioration of the security context in the Far North, as the dry season brought an increase in improvised explosive devices (IED) and attacks along the main axes, rendering many areas hard to reach. UNICEF and partners are seeking alternate means to ensure their ability to reach vulnerable children safely.

24 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK, 13 December 2016 – “The violent conflict in northeast Nigeria has left children severely malnourished and at risk of death.

“In the three worst-affected states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, farming has been disrupted and crops destroyed, food reserves depleted and often pillaged, and livestock killed or abandoned.

“In Borno, where the fighting has been most brutal, 75 per cent of the water and sanitation infrastructure and 30 per cent of all health facilities have been either destroyed, looted or damaged.

22 Dec 2016 description

Résumé

Cette étude de cas de la réponse du « système humanitaire » aux crises de déplacement entraînées par des conflits dans la région de Diffa, au Niger, a pour but de déterminer si le système est adapté aux objectifs, ou si, en d’autres termes, il y a un « écart en situation d’urgence ».
L’écart en situation d’urgence fait référence ici à l’incapacité d’atteindre un niveau de réponse pouvant être raisonnablement attendu, autrement dit, de formuler une réponse que le système humanitaire international devrait être en mesure de livrer.

22 Dec 2016 description

Insufficient humanitarian response to crisis in Diffa

Despite having saved thousands of lives, the humanitarian system’s internal dynamics and security restrictions have undermined the deployment of a timely, flexible and sufficient response for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by the conflict in Diffa.

07 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights:

  • Nearly 5.1 million people face acute food insecurity in north east Nigeria. If humanitarian assistance is not provided, an estimated 400,000 children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition over the next 12 months across the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.

  • The upcoming Humanitarian Response Plan for 2017 targets 6.9 million people living in the three most affected states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, who require immediate, life-saving assistance.

30 Nov 2016 description

20 November 2016

3.7 MILLION
IN NEED OF HEALTH ASSISTANCE 2016
1.8 MILLION
INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
2.6 MILLION
2016 TARGET BY HEALTH SECTOR
1,799,506
BORNO STATE POLIO VACCINATED CHILDREN

Highlights

25 Nov 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • There are a growing number of refugees (approximately 26,000) in the Far North Region who have not been registered and who reside within communities. These refugees are unable to receive assistance, and are increasing the burden on already fragile state systems and community resources.

  • The Representative of UNICEF with the deputy (Member of Parliament) from Lom and Djerem Department (Eastern region) visited the isolated areas of the East to meet with the refugee communities and raise awareness on the issue of early marriage.

12 Nov 2016 description

Communiqué de presse conjoint CDC/GAVI/UNICEF/OMS

10 novembre 2016 | NEW YORK/ATLANTA/GENÈVE - Malgré une baisse de 79% des décès dus à la rougeole dans le monde entre 2000 et 2015, près de 400 enfants meurent encore chaque jour de cette maladie, ont déclaré les principales organisations œuvrant dans le secteur de la santé dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui.

12 Nov 2016 description

12 November 2016

3.7 MILLION
IN NEED OF HEALTH ASSISTANCE 2016
1.8 MILLION
INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
2.6 MILLION
2016 TARGET BY HEALTH SECTOR
1,799,506 *
BORNO STATE POLIO VACCINATED CHILDREN

HIGHLIGHTS

11 Nov 2016 description

Interview with Helle Poulsen-Dobbyns, MSF programme coordinator in Maiduguri

Helle Poulsen-Dobbyns has just returned from Maiduguri – the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria – where she was programme coordinator for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). She explains how malnourished children were flooding into MSFmedical facilities in a region affected by the conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian army.

What is the situation in Maiduguri?

10 Nov 2016 description

NEW YORK/ATLANTA/GENEVA, 10 November 2016 – Despite a 79 per cent worldwide decrease in measles deaths between 2000 and 2015, nearly 400 children still die from the disease every day, leading health organizations said in a report released today.

09 Nov 2016 description

WHO and health partners helped vaccinate more than 10 000 children against measles in 2 days in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in the conflict-affected Borno State.

Since 6 June 2016, health clinics in IDP camps in Borno State have seen increasing numbers of measles cases. From early September until late October, 744 suspected cases of measles, and 2 deaths, were reported from WHO-established EWARS reporting sites. The majority of these children had never been vaccinated against measles and most of them were aged less than 5 years.

05 Nov 2016 description

5 November 2016

3.7 MILLION
IN NEED OF HEALTH ASSISTANCE 2016
1.8 MILLION
INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
2.6 MILLION
2016 TARGET BY HEALTH SECTOR
1,799,506 *
BORNO STATE POLIO VACCINATED CHILDREN

Highlights

HEALTH SECTOR

28 Oct 2016 description

28 October 2016

3.7 MILLION
IN NEED OF HEALTH ASSISTANCE 2016
1.89 MILLION
INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
2.6 MILLION
2016 TARGET BY HEALTH SECTOR
1,709,581
BORNO STATE POLIO VACCINATED CHILDREN

Highlights