• UNICEF scaled up its response in Diffa region and monitoring by strengthening its presence in the field and supporting partners in the provision of basic social services to affected populations in spontaneous sites along the Route National 1 and in Bosso department.
• Nearly 9,000 children returned to school thanks to the partnership between UNICEF, the Ministry of Education and COOPI, which allowed the setting up of temporary learning spaces in spontaneous sites and the strengthening of existing school to host displaced students.
• UNICEF initiated a partnership with OCHA and IRC for the implementation of a Rapid Response Mechanism integrated in the existing humanitarian coordination. 4 multi-sectoral assessments were carried out, non-food items distributed to 1875 affected households (13,004 people, out of which 8,827 children <18) and emergency wash interventions guaranteed for 5,340 people.
• UNICEF and the UN System supported the government of Niger for the validation in January of the first multi-sectoral national policy on nutritional security. A national implementation plan for the new policy is currently being finalized.
• Elections took place in Niger on February 21st without any major incidents. Results are not yet available.
1 March 2016
14,338 Children affected by SAM in Diffa region out of
400,794 Children affected by SAM nationwide
91,360 Est. refugee children from Nigeria affected out of
166,110 Refugees and returnees from Nigeria, and IDPs (Etat Civile - Nov. 2015, registration currently ongoing)
55,079 Est. internally displaced children out of
100,145 Internally displaced people (Temporary Data, registration ongoing)
UNICEF Appeal 2016
US$ 39.5 million total
US $ 13.9 million