UNICEF Nigeria Monthly Situation Report 25 July, 2012
A total of 19,897 new cases of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) have been treated in June in the 378 Community Management of Acute Malnutrition sites.
As a result of a number of security incidences and operations in Plateau state, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) reported that about 12,672 persons (2,351 men, 3,184 women and 7,137 children) are displaced and residing in eight different locations/camps in primary schools, town halls and public premises.
Flooding on the night of 22 July, displaced more than 10,000 people in Jos. Initial updates from Jos indicate that 39 people were found dead, search and rescue operation including relief continue under the coordination of local authorities with support from UNICEF.
UNICEF responded to emergency needs of IDPs residing in various IDP camps in Plateau with provision of emergency supplies (WASH, Child Protection and Education).
While much has been achieved, UNICEF and the humanitarian community need to scale up interventions to meet the needs. The funding shortfall for sectors beyond nutrition management places constraints on scaling up UNICEF’s integrated response.