In 2015, UNICEF continued to support 30,659 refugees, including 16,939 children, to access education, WASH, health, nutrition and protection services in and around two refugee camps in the Sahel region (Goudebou and Mentao).
Routine vaccination has continued throughout for children in the Malian refugee camps.
As of March 2015, 5,621 refugee children have access to basic education (Early Childhood Development, primary school and non-formal basic education) both in Goudebou and Mentao refugee camps and in host communities, thanks to UNICEF support. Nevertheless, to reach the target of 10,900 children, over 5,200 more children are in need of education and more funding is required to extend the education activities for all children beyond the end of October 2015.
UNICEF continues to support the Child Friendly Spaces for a total of 1,558 child refugees, of whom 48% are girls, in the first quarter of 2015.
UNICEF and Mwangaza Action have developed a campaign for birth registration. The sensitisation has reached 38,898 people in the Sahel region. 106 children has received support for civil registration in partnership with Danish Refugee Council and UNHCR.
For the Sahel nutrition response, 15,234 new cases children with severe acute malnutrition from January and February 2015 were admitted for treatment in the programme.
UNICEF continues to support the integration of Ebola prevention messages in the regular sensitization activities on Community Led Total Sanitation that are carried out across the country. 1,536 hand washing kits and soap boxes have been distributed in primary schools in Boucle de Mouhoun and in Sahel, and chlor tablets has been delivered to health centres in Dapaga in the East region, bordering Togo and Niger.
Following the uprising in across the country in October 2014, a new transitional government was formed at end November 2014 and presidential and legislative elections are planned for 11 October 2015.
January – March 2015
149,000 CHILDREN AFFECTED BY SEVERE ACUTE MALNUTRITON (SAM) (SRP 2015)
33,125 MALIAN REFUGEES IN CAMPS (UNHCR April 2015)
16,939 MALIAN REFUGEE CHILDREN
**UNICEF Burkina Faso Appeal 2015*** US$ 23 million
Funding as of March 31, 2015 US$ 4,8 million