In January Fifteen districts have conducted the Active Case Finding activities. 1,158,442 Children under five reached through active case finding campaign while 24,192 children (2,507 SAM and 21,685 MAM) were referred to facilities for further investigations and admissions in CMAM program.
In Borno, IDPs are increasingly moving out of Maiduguri to the newly accessible LGAs, mainly to safe towns and villages. It is paramount to scale up response in the areas of return.
Populations in isolated and inaccessible areas of Northeast Nigeria may be facing extreme food security situation (IPC Phase 5).
So far in 2017, more than 8,596 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) were treated in Borno and Yobe States.
Réunion transfrontalière de Douala Octobre 2016 / Douala Cross-border meeting October 2016
Recommandations pour le contrôle et la prévention du choléra dans le bassin du lac Tchad
Recommandations for cholera control and prevention in the Lake Chad basin A l’intention des Ministères de la Santé Publique du Cameroun, Niger et Tchad / To the intention of the Federal Ministry of Health / Nigeria Center for Disease Control in Nigeria
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.
L’UNICEF demande la mise en place d’un plan d’action en six points pour préserver la sécurité des enfants migrants et réfugiés.
NEW YORK/GENÈVE, le 28 février 2017 – Les enfants et les femmes migrants et réfugiés sont régulièrement victimes de violence sexuelle, d’exploitation, de mauvais traitements et de détentions tout au long de la route migratoire de la Méditerranée centrale entre l’Afrique du Nord et l’Italie, avertit l’UNICEF dans un nouveau rapport.
1- Highlights (source: WHO)
A total of 388 cases and 1 death (CFR 0.0%) have been reported between Epi week 1 and Epi week 8. Of these, 239 (61.5%) are from Nampula province (Meconta and Monapo districts)
Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of Vibrio cholera O1 in 37 samples collected from Nampula and Maputo Province
As shown in the epi curve, there is steady increase in number of cases reported in Maputo city and Nampula Province
2- Most affected “bairros” / Districts
“The hardest day was when I first arrived in the camp. When I first started teaching here, we had just two tents for all the children and no supplies.”
Life for teachers like Babaganesha in the Lake Chad Basin hasn’t been easy for the last few years. The conflict has had a huge impact on the already fragile education systems of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Thousands of schools have been closed, damaged, looted, set on fire or used to shelter displaced persons, mostly in North-East Nigeria and Cameroon.
Around 44,000 children are registered
319 refugees have been provided with legal counselling and assistance since the beginning of 2016
27 February 2017 – Amman, Jordan: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Generation For Peace have today announced an expansion of their Social Cohesion in Host Communities Programme. The programme, funded by UNICEF and with additional support from Jordan Olympic Committee, Samsung, and Manaseer Group, works in partnership with the Ministry of Youth (MoY) and the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (JOHUD) in youth centres and community centres in urban centres and towns (host communities) with large numbers of Syrian refugees.
The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) remains one of the challenging development and humanitarian issues in Afghanistan. Limited access to WASH means a significant burden of poor health, nutrition, education and protection for children and women. The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) envisaged a need for reaching 1.02 million people with WASH response in 2016. The Cluster partners have successfully reached more than 898,909 people during the January to end of December 2016.
About 2.7 million people in Kenya are now in need of relief assistance, up from 1.3 million in August 20161 . The President of Kenya declared a national disaster on 10 February 2017 and has called for international support.
The results of SMART surveys conducted in January and February 2017 to monitor the emergency nutrition situation show very high levels of global acute malnutrition (GAM) (above 30 per cent) in three northern counties (Turkana North, North Hor of Marsabit, and Mandera)
By Rebecca Beauregard
GASHAMO, SOMALI, 15 February 2017 – Mutas does not look at his mother. He is not looking anywhere, rather he lays still, his unfocused pupils covered occasionally by heavy eyelids. While we talk, his mother, Bedra Dek, keeps her eyes entirely on him. Her one-year-old son is suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and despite the food and water shortage and her two other children, she explains that all her thoughts are focused on him improving.
Yangon, Myanmar, 23 February 2017- The first National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) was launched today in Nay Pyi Taw by Myanmar’s State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The Plan includes a common policy framework which sets the strategic directions for the next five years; a clear road map for guiding all investments in the sector, both domestic and international; and a vehicle for coordinated implementation efforts.
• UNICEF has worked with government and non-government partners to ensure pregnant women in high-risk areas receive quality information on how to prevent ZIKV, including avoiding sexual transmission. Using mass communication, 166 million people across Latin America and the Caribbean have been reached with key preventive messages.
The conflict in Yemen has taken a devastating toll, particularly on the most vulnerable members of society: children.
Even before the outbreak of conflict in March 2015, Yemen faced challenges from widespread poverty, food insecurity and lack of health services. But now, with more than 2.2 million people displaced, food and fuel imports cut short and livelihoods destroyed, more than 70 percent of Yemenis are in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance.