Monthly Humanitarian Situation Report – UNICEF Chad, January 2013

Report
from UN Children's Fund
Published on 31 Jan 2013

Highlights

For 2012, the annual caseload of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) across the Sahel Band was estimated at 127,300 children under five years of age, based on August 2011 nutrition survey results. As of December, 146,685 cases of SAM have been admitted for treatment (115.2%). According to the last nutrition survey with SMART methods, the GAM rate is 18.9% in June 2012 across the Sahel belt;
UNICEF and the nutrition cluster estimate that 126,000 children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition in 2013 in the Sahel belt of Chad.

  • A slight decrease in admissions for severe acute malnutrition (SAM) was noted in the last trimester 2012. This seems to be a normal trend as we are approaching the end of the hunger gap season.

  • UNICEF is currently supporting 426 centres in the Sahel belt of which there are 32 inpatient facilities (IPFs) for treatment of SAM with complications and 394 OTPs for outpatient treatment.

  • A partnership between child protection, health and nutrition was established to integrate psychosocial care and support for malnourished children in nutrition centres.

  • More than 700,000 people are affected by flooding nationwide, with 70,000 people displaced.

  • A yellow fever outbreak in Eastern Chad; 04 cases have been confirmed on December 2012

  • An estimated 492,514 children aged 0 to 59 months in the regions of Hadjer Lamis, Kanem, Lac and Bahr El Gazel received vaccines against polio during the sixth round on polio eradication initiative

  • 1,500 children from 21 schools affected by floods in isolated islands of Lake Chad benefited from emergency school supplies in December