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12 Dec 2018 description

Foreword

West and Central Africa’s (WCA) population is predominantly young. More than 64% are under the age of 24. Young people are a tremendous resource for the region – but their potential will only be realized when the right investments in their education, health, skills and empowerment are made.

29 Nov 2018 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

West and Central Africa is the region with the world’s second-highest HIV burden. While progress in the HIV response has been slow, political will is positioned to tackle the challenges. Less than half of pregnant and breastfeeding women were covered by prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) services in 2017. An estimated 69,000 adolescents aged 10–19 years were newly infected with HIV in 2017, a number only 1 per cent lower than in 2010. About the same number (67,000) of estimated new HIV infections occurred among children aged 0–9 years in 2017.

25 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• 147,532 SAM children admitted in UNICEF supported health facilities to date;

• 13,016 children including 6,913 girls have benefited from psychosocial activities since the beginning of 2018;

• 2,574 pregnant women counselled and tested for HIV in the targeted regions (0.9% prevalence);

17 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • 22,512 severely malnourished children were admitted to UNICEF supported health facilities in July, bringing the total to 124,063 for 2018.

  • 10,947 displaced children accessed Child Friendly Spaces and received psychosocial support in regions affected by population movement from CAR in the south and Boko Haram attacks in the west of Chad.

01 Aug 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The Nutrition Cluster expects that over 2,000,000 people are in need of nutrition assistance in 2018.

• 205,634 children were vaccinated against measles following the declaration of an outbreak in May 2018. As of end of June 1,913 cases and 43 deaths had been reported in 95 districts (21 regions) out of the 117 districts in the country.

• By the end of June more than 22,000 people had fled violence in Paoua, north of Central African Republic (CAR). A total of 103,396 refugees are now living in 3 regions in the south of Chad

25 Jul 2018 description

FOREWORD

In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.