- Since the military intervention in Mali in January 2013, Burkina Faso has recorded some 5,000 new refugees, bringing the current caseload to 47,676 individuals of which almost 26,500 are children. UNICEF is pursuing interventions child protection and education, covering more than 7,330 children between the ages of 3-17.
- The total estimated annual caseload of children under 5 suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition is 120,000 children in 2013. The number of new admissions in January 2013 was 3,106 with a reported completion rate of 49%.
- According to the annual national nutrition survey (NNS), using SMART methodology, conducted in September-October 2012 with support from UNICEF, WFP, World Bank and NGOs, Global Acute Malnutrition increased from 10.2% in 2011 to 10.9% in 2012. Severe Acute Malnutrition decreased from 2.4% in 2011 to 1.8% in 2012 (NNS 2011 and 2012). Key Infant and Young Child Feeding indicators were included for the first time in the National Nutrition Survey.
- From January to February 2013, 88 cases of measles and 0 deaths were reported in Dori, Gorom Gorom and Djibo districts in the Malian refugee camps. In response to this outbreak of measles in the refugee camps, in February 2013, more than 13,875 people above 6 months old were immunized against measles as more than one third of the cases were above 15 years old. During this campaign 2,989 children under 5 also received OPV vaccine.
- In February, no case of cholera was reported and the epidemic is considered over since November 2012.
- LOU between UNICEF and UNHCR to signed in the next few days.