CAR

UNICEF Central African Republic Situation Report - Reporting Period 3 - 22 July 2013

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  • Following the May measles campaign conducted in Bangui, UNICEF is working to combat the spread of measles in the interior of the country. Over 120,000 children in the prefectures Ombella M’Poko and Lobaye, as well as Damara- Sibut axis, will be targeted in this second phase of vaccinations from 17-22 July.

  • On 10 July, UNICEF re-established a presence in Kaga Bandoro, the first of three mobile teams that will serve on extended field missions with the overall goal of reinstating a UNICEF and UN presence in the interior of the country.

  • Preliminary reports from Kaga Bandoro reveal pressing needs in the areas of health and nutrition exacerbated by the absence of supervision. While two public schools have re-opened in the area, the absence of teachers (one per 345 children), education materials, teaching manuals and materials was observed.

  • UNICEF distributed close to one MT of emergency health and nutritional supplies to the Kaga Bandoro area, including 15 cartons of RTUTF delivered to the Kaga Bandoro hospital to treat malnourished children.

  • UNICEF continues to distribute live-saving supplies and is providing emergency health, nutrition, protection, and water/sanitation support to the affected population in partnership with NGOs present on the ground as access permits.