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UNICEF Niger response for displaced children and women from North-East Nigeria (as of 18 May 2015)

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UNICEF response

• UNICEF is supporting the installation of Sayam Forage refugee camp, hosting over 1,200 refugees, by providing squatting plates, water bladders, NFIs and recreational and ECD kits to UNHCR to ensure access to water and sanitation and support safe spaces for children as part of child protection.

• In May 2015, the government relocated 42,887 people living in Chad Islands. Among them, 15,482 have been transported to the Nigeria border by the government in coordination with the Nigerian authorities, while 27,405 have been relocated in 3 temporary sites where the government and its partners are providing assistance (including NFIs provided by UNICEF). The national refugee commission is planning to register the displaced people hosted in the 3 temporary sites before sensitizing them to move to the refugee and IDPs camps. In parallel, UNICEF continues to support displaced people and host communities outside the camps and temporary sites.

• With UNICEF, COOPI has installed psychosocial support units in the transit sites Gagamari, Chetimari, Kablewa, and the Sayam Forage refugee camp, and temporary sites Nguigmi and Kimégama. As of 15th of May, COOPI reached 4,860 children among a targeted 9,750 children. UNICEF is also working on the implementation of a Child Protection Monitoring system in Diffa in collaboration with partners.

• UNICEF organized a measles vaccination campaign which started on April 27 and ran until the May 3 to target 193,000 children 9 months to 14 years old in the two health districts (Maine Soroa and N’Guigmi) not covered by the previous measles vaccination campaign (in December/January 2015). As of early May 2015, 254,664 children have been vaccinated against measles in Diffa region through the 2 campaigns.

• UNICEF implementing partners in Diffa, IEDA Relief and Save the Children, began their programme of cholera prevention and response in October 2014 (563 cholera cases have been registered in Diffa from October 2014 to February 2015). Since mid-February, thanks to joint efforts, no cholera cases have been registered.

• To ensure access to quality primary education for displaced communities, UNICEF in collaboration with COOPI identified 10 schools that are integrating displaced children. UNICEF is strengthening their capacities by building 14 additional classrooms, training teachers, and providing additional educational supplies for teachers and children. UNICEF is planning to support an additional school in Sayam Forage where 5 additional classrooms will be built.

• CERF funding (1,995,000 USD) has been received and planned activities are being implemented. Preliminary results are not yet available.