Reporting Period: 1-24 October 2011
• The total number of Ivorian refugees in Liberia stands at 159,489.
• A total of 10,704 children (5,870 boys and 4,870 girls) are currently benefiting from the child friendly services supported by UNICEF at all refugee-affected counties.
• 2,102 children under five years were screened for acute malnutrition during the two previous weeks. 14.6 per cent of all the children screened had moderate to severe acute malnutrition.
• Over 35,000 Ivorian children are accessing Primary Education, Early Childhood Development (ECD) and vocational skills training services supported by UNICEF and partners in all counties affected by the Cote d’Ivoire refugee crisis.
• Poor road conditions and election campaigns have slowed down humanitarian activities in all refugee-affected counties.
• Malaria continues to be the leading causes of morbidity among the general population and children under five in the emergency-affected areas.
• Over 35,000 Ivorian children are accessing primary education and Early Childhood Development services supported by UNICEF and partners in Nimba, Grand Gedeh and Maryland counties.
• UNICEF continues to have unmet funding needs of $18 million.
• The National elections were peacefully conducted and were commended by national and international observers. After ballots count, none of the contestant candidates passed the 50 per cent threshold needed for outright victory. A run-off has been set for 8 November.
• The overall security situation in Liberia remains calm.